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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: July 17, 2017, 09:07:57 PM »
The teaser made it into the latest SDC pathfinder. See Attachment.

Sorry for bumping such an old post but to test this at SDC I got someone in with the season pass ticket discount and the next day free offer was valid. Should work just as it does here since our benefits are valid over there too.

Dollywood Discussion / Re: Lighting Rod's Continued Issues
« on: July 17, 2017, 03:10:10 AM »
And its down again. I think this is the best comment I have seen on TPR in regards to that coaster and its incessant issues. lol

Quote from: Djwadeknox
Dollywood needs to invest in a moose out front to let people know that Lightning Rod is not open today.

Construction/Rumors / Re: Thunderation Closed???
« on: July 15, 2017, 02:06:55 AM »
Nope, rode it three times last weekend. If you stop to think about it, it would be incredibly dumb on SDC's part to do away with TNT considering it is the largest and most intense Arrow Mine Train coaster in the world still in operation and it was also one of the last ones to be built. (1993) This is a staple attraction of the park that is perfect for its demographic. They also celebrated it having 1 million riders recently and the park also did some reconditioning to its signage and to the trains themselves last season.

Don't believe everything you see on the internet, as others already mentioned.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: July 15, 2017, 02:01:40 AM »
I missed what looks like "massive" excavation? concrete? footers? on the NE corner of project... there was some major work going on there.. 
that would indicate lots of weight. or maybe allowing for lots of "g-forces"? Or??????

Would be cool if this is the early makings of a themed passthrough or tunnel element. Thinking the train could drop straight out of the station, bank left, into an immelmann loop then into this element.

Well considering that IS where they first mounted track for this coaster you both could be correct, there is currently a large swooping track segment and what appears to be an airtime hill being built in that exact spot.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: July 14, 2017, 01:39:28 AM »
^ Very interesting. Soooo, Gravity Redefined. That doesn't point to anything related to a mountain in my book. I wouldn't say gravity insinuates anything related directly to time travel either. However, the gratuitous addition of the gears throughout the design certainly does tie into that notion. The type treatment almost bears the markings of a steampunkish theme. Makes me think of Baron for some reason. Too bad this isn't going to be a dive coaster. This "Gravity Redefined" teaser sure has me spooked. Hoping that isn't some early nod to the dreaded spinning component we've hashed and rehashed for months.

And I thought we were due for an official public announcement on 8/16. This seems to indicate this is an internal announcement.

Very interesting indeed, if this were still the long rumored B&M Dive Coaster, this teaser poster to me screams Baron 1898 if it didn't have the SDC logo on there. However what is kinda confusing is while the gears and steampunkish art style seem to hint strongly towards the Time Traveler theme, the "Gravity Redefined" kinda throws me off. Without getting overly scientific here, gravity and time travel (real or faux) don't exactly fit together logically. It could simply be a nod toward the spinning concept but could it also be a hint they went in a completely different direction with the theme due to budgeting issues or was the Time Travel concept testing poorly with the GP upon further review?

EDIT: While on the subject of the Dive Coaster, in the back of my mind I have been long suspecting since observing the gigantic first drop that appears to be taking shape out of the station that this could be Mack's first real attempt at a Dive Coaster. Lost Gravity IS the only existing Mack coaster using their new Big Dipper cars but it does not have the holding brake or the vertical drop associated with a Dive Machine. And if the launching rumors are still valid, this could qualify as the first Dive Coaster with launch segments, and then again it could still incorporate the spinning at some point and/or it could be an E-Motion coaster too with tilting cars. Hmm... opens up a bunch of what-ifs here for sure.

More pics and info on the Lost Gravity Big Dipper Coaster:

Looks like the specialized track I saw in the lot earlier this month:

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: July 13, 2017, 09:20:48 PM »
Cool update. :) Any idea where all the new track went? It disappeared from the back lot next to 76 while I was up there over the weekend but as far as I could tell no new track was hung. Have they arranged a more secretive site for staging the track?

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2017 Trip Reports
« on: July 08, 2017, 11:46:43 PM »
They seem to be doing ok actually. Ran into them sitting on the rockwork across from the TNT archway this afternoon.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2017 Trip Reports
« on: July 08, 2017, 07:29:58 PM »
Ran into Pete and Jo Dee Hershend today! Had a nice little chat with them.
Most of the coasters had short lines or walk-ons which was surprising for a Saturday afternoon. Strangely enough Outlaw Run had shorter lines than Wildfire today. Powderkeg had the longest line at about a 30 minute wait. Not much new on MM18. But the track and supports have vanished from the back lot. They must have it stacked on the site somewhere and we should be seeing it hung next week.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Fireworks!
« on: July 05, 2017, 11:01:27 PM »
Huh maybe they already did relocate them. I remembered one year I saw them staging the setup in Echo Hollow.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Fireworks!
« on: July 05, 2017, 08:33:57 PM »
Although they don't do fireworks for the fourth of July, they do however do fireworks during the moonlight festival. My opinion they put on a really good display. Best place to sit in the Echo Hollow theater.

Regarding that I kinda wonder if there will be any changes now that the new coaster is being built down in behind there.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: July 05, 2017, 04:31:47 PM »
On a side note, is it just me or did SDC block visitor posts and reviews on their FB page? I noticed that section on the right side appears empty and you cannot click on the "see posts". Did something happen or could this be related to the 2018 addition fearing people would post spoilers?

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: July 04, 2017, 11:18:24 PM »
Whoa! Look at that mine field of footers! And the concrete structures and retaining walls are quite interesting too. Looks like they might be doing something interesting for that first drop after all! Still hoping for some enclosed or pass thru elements to be constructed, or even a dive coaster-esque tunnel.

Loving everyones photos being posted BTW

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: June 30, 2017, 06:53:51 PM »
Thanks all. And as for the speculation as to why the track installation got suspended? While part of it could have been from the earthquake earlier this month I think part of it too is they are waiting on crucial pieces to arrive from Germany. That does take a bit.

Another thing too, I did strike up conversations about the coaster with employees and everyone pretty much said the same thing that they haven't been told any details (or at least anything they can share) but they were emphasizing the fact that all they keep hearing is that its gonna be very BIG when its all said and done.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: June 29, 2017, 11:22:21 PM »
Okay here are the pictures from my DSLR. (shot with a telephoto lens for many of these) Interestingly enough, I initially thought the track was a black/dark grey color but these pieces actually appear to be a deep forest green, I quite like it.

Construction update video uploaded:

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