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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 16, 2018, 11:35:58 PM »
I have no emotional connection with AP....I'd love them to repurpose that area and create a new water ride.

I’d love for that whole area to be rethemed as a real lumber camp

...with Jim Owen's Float Trip.

Maybe more like the Log Flume at KBF

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 16, 2018, 07:30:18 PM »
I have no emotional connection with AP....I'd love them to repurpose that area and create a new water ride.

I’d love for that whole area to be rethemed as a real lumber camp

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 16, 2018, 05:05:03 PM »
Instead of tearing out old classic rides, do they not have enough land that they could add new coasters or rides beyond the current footprint of the park?

Has nothing to do with lack of land and more to do with the lack of adequate upkeep back in the day finally catching up with them. 

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Construction/Rumors / Re: Fire in the Hole changes coming?
« on: November 13, 2018, 08:10:49 PM »
Shoot it’s probably changed at least 5 times today.  The PTB are at the “toy store” this week (known as IAAPA)

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Construction/Rumors / Re: Fire in the Hole changes coming?
« on: November 12, 2018, 10:14:41 PM »
Best Case scenario would be they copy what was done at Dollywoods version. (Blazing Fury) It was apparently retracked a while back. Only concern is if they retheme it to be more PC friendly as it has already been done with a couple scenes. (gun shooting/hanging scenes)

We’ve long passed best case scenario.  The building is the real issue, not the ride itself. I’d be surprised if they DON’T bulldoze it and build new.  There are a lot of new tricks they could incorporate and I’m not sold that the PTB would see the value in renovations vs new.  The ROI is better with new hence why so much of the old park keeps being leveled for newer versions. 

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC Christmas Ornament Check List
« on: November 11, 2018, 09:22:05 PM »
I've updated the ornament check list with a photo of this year's ornament
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2017/12/season-pass-ornaments-sdc.html

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: November 11, 2018, 12:46:38 PM »
AN OLD TIME CHRISTMAS 2018
SHOWS part 1
SHOWS part 2
DECORATIONS
LIGHTS








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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: November 11, 2018, 12:44:38 PM »
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2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade
28 - (SB) Islands of Adventure - part 1
28 - (SB) Islands of Adventure - part 2
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle
30 - (SB) Daytona International Motor Speedway
30 - (SB) Motorsports Hall of Fame
30 - (SB) Daytona Beach
30 - (SB) Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements
30 - (SB) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
30 - (SB) Fun Spot Orlando
30 - (SB) Coca-Cola Orlando Eye
31 - (SB) Gatorland
31 - (SB) Boggy Creek Airboat
31 - (SB) Fun Spot Kissimmee
31 - (SB) Old Town USA

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder
20 - Kansas City Zoo
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN!
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip
2 - The Lumberjack
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise
2 - Wild Woody
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel
2 - Track 3
2 - Track 4
2 - Track 5
2 - Kids Kountry
13 - Kenny's Funland
15 - America's Fun Park Grand Opening
15 - America's Fun Park
20 - Silver Dollar City - Star-Spangled Summer Festival

JULY
2 - Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline
2 - Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon
4 - Southern Fun Carnival
5 - Dutchman's Deck Adventure Course at MOA
5 - Nickelodeon Universe at MOA
5 - Mall of America
6 - Valleyfair!
6 - Soak City Valleyfair
13 - Six Flag St. Louis - Mardi Gras
19 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - TYPHOON TWISTER NOW OPEN!
20 - Adventureland - Bernie's Barnyard NOW OPEN
21- Worlds of Fun - Harlem Globetrotter Experience
22 - Hurricane Harbor Chicago
23 - Six Flags Great America
24 - Michigan's Adventure
24 - Wildwater Adventure
25 - Cedar Point
25 - Cedar Point - Steel Vengeance
26 - Cedar Point Shores
27 - Kings Island

SEPTEMBER
15 - Worlds of Fun - HAUNT (decor)
15 - Worlds of Fun - HAUNT (shows)
15 - Worlds of Fun - HAUNT (mazes)
16 - Worlds of Fun - The Great Pumpkin Fest
29 - Six Flags St. Louis - FRIGHT FEST (decor)
29 - Six Flags St. Louis - FRIGHT FEST (shows)
29 - Six Flags St. Louis - FRIGHT FEST (mazes)

OCTOBER
21 - Silver Dollar City - Craft and Cowboy Festival

NOVEMBER
4 - Silver Dollar City - An Old Time Christmas (shows - pt1)
4 - Silver Dollar City - An Old Time Christmas (shows - pt2)
4 - Silver Dollar City - An Old Time Christmas (decor)
4 - Silver Dollar City - An Old Time Christmas (lights)
24 - Worlds of Fun - Winterfest (shows)
24 - Worlds of Fun - Winterfest (decor)
24 - Worlds of Fun - Winterfest (lights)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Holiday in the Park (shows)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Holiday in the Park (decor)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Holiday in the Park (lights)

AN OLD TIME CHRISTMAS (lights)
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/11/an-old-time-christmas-lights-sdc.html



AN OLD TIME CHRISTMAS (decorations)
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/11/an-old-time-christmas-decor-sdc.html



AN OLD TIME CHRISTMAS (shows - pt1)
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/11/an-old-time-christmas-lights-sdc.html



AN OLD TIME CHRISTMAS (shows - pt2)
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/11/an-old-time-christmas-shows-part-2-sdc.html


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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 11, 2018, 12:37:58 PM »
I'm sure this has been said by someone before, but maybe #504 is a sign they are gonna expand the train in the next couple years? Expand it in a way that they can run 3 trains at once, with one back up engine. I hope they keep the train robbery show, if they do change it up!

Also on the topic of the train ride, couldn't they rebuild the Davenport with a larger boiler to fix the traction and lack of steam problems they had with it back when it was running? If they need another train, I'd love to see them run a US built loco, and they do have the Davenport.

Another "new" engine will be coming online next season.  They won't run another Davenport on the line.  These bigger boys don't have any problem making the loop -- and no I don't ever see them expanding the current loop.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: November 10, 2018, 03:59:14 PM »
I went to the 5K last night, and it was so cold I didn't enjoy it.  Finished and got out of there asap! Brrrrr!

Did you get a cool medal?

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: November 09, 2018, 09:35:49 PM »
I am so glad I went last weekend instead of going to Coaster Christmas this weekend.  Dang it’s cold outside

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 07, 2018, 05:19:40 PM »
For those of us who visit some but not nearly enough to visually know the areas being discussed, can a map be posted marking the areas going away and/or being moved?   Thx

Red X’s are things going away.  Yellow star is rumored location of new entrance to new river ride.  Purple lines are rumored new path of the walkway. 

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 06, 2018, 05:11:54 PM »

Going off this post (and your post over at Toilet Paper Residue)...
The redirection of the road near TT is setting up long term plans.  Things are not done being changed in that area.  You mentioned your curiosity on why such drastic changes for “little gain” - the issue here is you are only judging by what you can see.  The park is slowly building (and rebuilding) their infrastructure.  The older structures featured utilities that were in need of expensive upgrades.  While sentimental attachment to the old is understandable, it’s not cost effective in the long run.  These new structures are better equipped to handle the needs of today and I predict that all future ride additions will come with a new “land” and not just the ride as the entire park is upgraded systematically.  This really started with the RiverBlast area and has continued ever since.

Oh I get it. I've speculated before about them having very long term plans to basically rebuild the park just from an engineering and logistics standpoint. I'm just saying we shouldn't get ahead of ourselves with expectations just yet. Replacing Lost River is already an ambitious project. The other things in the area are probably also in a longer term plan, but I'm going to wait and see what gets closed off next year before I get too dismayed about things being torn down. Sometimes things get scaled back, and sometimes we overestimate the extent of things based on rumors anyway.

The difference this time is we have concrete confirmation from shops that they are not coming back or they are being moved for next season.  Ribhouse, Dockside Theater, White River, and Rube Dugans are all being torn down and that area will be rebuilt for 2019.  Toy Store, Magic Shop and Food Court sounds like they’ll survive for now but will probably be gone late 2019 and redone for 2020. 

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 05, 2018, 09:19:46 PM »
Well, we'll see what happens, I'm just saying that's the inclination I would get from that news. I wouldn't put too much stock in any rumors just yet. All we know is that they are moving everybody around. I feel like that's such a big asset to write off unless they are planning on adding another theater in the process somehow. It also seems like they could just re-purpose the building instead of doing a full tear down an new build.

Who knows though, just like with the area around TT I was surprised at how much they rebuilt for apparently so little gain. It's hard to say what the driving forces are sometimes. Maybe the buildings aren't to code or have other problems.

Seeing what happens over the winter will be fun. Lot of questions to answer here. Almost more of a mystery than Time Traveler.

Going off this post (and your post over at Toilet Paper Residue)...
The redirection of the road near TT is setting up long term plans.  Things are not done being changed in that area.  You mentioned your curiosity on why such drastic changes for “little gain” - the issue here is you are only judging by what you can see.  The park is slowly building (and rebuilding) their infrastructure.  The older structures featured utilities that were in need of expensive upgrades.  While sentimental attachment to the old is understandable, it’s not cost effective in the long run.  These new structures are better equipped to handle the needs of today and I predict that all future ride additions will come with a new “land” and not just the ride as the entire park is upgraded systematically.  This really started with the RiverBlast area and has continued ever since. 

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 05, 2018, 09:09:39 PM »
They’ll care about as much as they do now about the old stuff that is gone from the TT area.  Let’s be honest Riverfront as is is a horrible use of space.  Ribhouse’s dining area is not ADA compliant and let’s not even pretend that Dockside is even close to being a great performance venue. 

Rumors are we could be down 3 theaters in the near future.  I hope they have plans to build new ones - but then again look at how often the big ones sit unused during the season. 

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