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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: September 15, 2019, 08:42:23 PM »
Exactly.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: September 14, 2019, 10:37:27 PM »
We don't need pomp and circumstance in LS. A decent sized fountain that circulates water and is possibly illuminated at night would be the only inexpensive touch needed to dress up what is nothing, but a small pond now. If they wanted to continue the block retaining wall in front of FL around the entire perimeter, that would be awesome as well, but not holding my breath.


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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Old crafts
« on: September 11, 2019, 03:50:28 PM »
As much as I enjoy the charm and intrigue of the various demonstrations, I would also enjoy seeing new opportunities for more hands-on, interactive offerings. Things like Carries Candles that allow guests to take a closer look at how things are, or used to be me made, combined with the chance to make and take home. There are few things more gratifying than being able to become your own artisan, or have a hand in creating something special and uniquely your own. 

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: September 09, 2019, 11:04:43 PM »
 ;D

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: September 09, 2019, 08:34:08 PM »
Regardless the budget and scheduling issues that may be a factor, the reality is it's going to look very ghetto if they leave Lake Silver as is next to a brand new $25 million addition. It's a shame that something as simple as a very small body of water cannot be treated as an aesthetic asset to the park. Especially considering how little the park would need to invest to treat it as such. 

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: September 08, 2019, 11:57:26 PM »
Thanks for sharing the pics. Any idea if the project budget includes plans to spruce up the perimeter of Lake Silver prior to the opening of MRF? It definitely looks neglected (to be expected given the significance of the adjacent construction). It would be great to see them add a nice sized fountain in the center once everything is completed and the lake is filled once again.

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Very cool. It's such a shame this attraction never saw its day at SDC. It would have been an awesome addition to the park. With all the talk about scrapping or rehabbing FITH and FM at some point, is it fair to assume this concept is dead for good? Knowing how popular indoor attractions are these days, I'm really curious if the ice house idea could be resuscitated at some point. Hind sight is always 20/20, but seeing the schematic and renderings now really makes me feel like SDC and HFEC really missed an opportunity with this one.

Hope and pray they do something similar in the not too distant future. Perhaps a reimagined FITH has the potential of bringing this level of theming, detail and excitement to the park.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 13, 2019, 02:51:21 PM »
I find it interesting that there is any fuss around the "drop". First of all the height of the lift does not equal the height of said drop. Not to mention, we're talking about a mere 45 degree plunge. Have no doubts it will be a fun attraction, but the ride facts and hype surrounding the actual numbers is mere PR fodder for the sake of engaging their key demographics. Despite what the park would lead you to believe is a new record-shattering thrill ride, I think it's fair to say this is going to be a very family friendly attraction. Not trying to insinuate that it will be underwhelming in any way, I just think the finale element creating any the negative comments will prove much more tame than advertised. 

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 13, 2019, 12:15:36 PM »
Totally agree. I'm not a rapids ride fanatic, but definitely enjoy them on a hot day and really appreciate SDC and HFEC staying true to their commitment to detail, storytelling and ensuring that new attractions feel like they belong in the park. Also would have loved to seen more use of indoor elements, but applaud the length, and the addition of the curved section pre-drop versus just offloading you right into drop. Dropping through the building is a great touch as well.   

My only question is whether or not the Rivertown area is going to be a no outlet finger, or will also tie into another area? For the purposes of improving park flow and relieving overall congestion, I sincerely hope Rivertown connects to Wilson's Farm and/or Fireman's Landing via path.

Other than that, assuming there are no engineering glitches with the lift system, I think this is going to be another home run for the park.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 09, 2019, 12:57:56 PM »
Hoped and assumed so, but wasn't entirely sure. What is the confidence level that the ride will be touted as some sort or record breaker, be it longest rapids ride, steepest and/or largest drop on a rapids ride, etc.? Do we have any credible intel to suggest this will in fact be something very similar to Infinity Falls, or is there reason to believe it may introduce another "first" for an attraction of it's kind? I know it's tough given there hasn't been too much change since the latest visits, and it is a water attraction versus a coaster, but I anticipated more dialogue and speculation this close to the announcement.

I think we’ll just be quiet and not ruin the surprise this time if you don’t mind. 

You’re going to love it and the whole backstory

I'm all for the element of surprise. Just expected there would be much more conversation leading up to the reveal. Excited to welcome another new attraction to the City.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 08, 2019, 09:49:12 PM »
Hoped and assumed so, but wasn't entirely sure. What is the confidence level that the ride will be touted as some sort or record breaker, be it longest rapids ride, steepest and/or largest drop on a rapids ride, etc.? Do we have any credible intel to suggest this will in fact be something very similar to Infinity Falls, or is there reason to believe it may introduce another "first" for an attraction of it's kind? I know it's tough given there hasn't been too much change since the latest visits, and it is a water attraction versus a coaster, but I anticipated more dialogue and speculation this close to the announcement.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 08, 2019, 02:05:26 PM »
So are we anticipating a full reveal next Tuesday, or simply another strategic marketing tease of the 2020 attraction?

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: March 21, 2019, 04:47:16 PM »
So was LRO fed entirely through the water from Lake Silver? Goes without saying that constructing a holding pond for the water versus utilizing a "natural" source already on site would be much more costly, but using a natural lake also doesn't feel very sanitary. Is water circulated and filtered through pumps that run the attraction in this case?

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Season Passes?
« on: March 19, 2019, 09:41:27 PM »
Silly question, but are SDC season passes good for admission to Dollywood and vice versa? I'm doubtful, but wasn't sure given they're both HFEC properties and viewed by many as "sister parks" in a way. But perhaps that's only in spirit based on their similarities with respect to general theming.   

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: March 19, 2019, 09:36:00 PM »
^If you click back a couple pages in this thread I made the note with one of the photos that they appear to have saved the old rafts and were apparently using them for testing. This trough above seems to support the theory that they are indeed being reused. I don't think the newer (larger) boats would fit in those.

Right, but even the old rafts seem like they would be too large for this trough. Will be interesting to see how the project progresses. On a separate, but related note. If it is assumed that a newer version of Lake Silver will in fact flank the new attraction, I'm curious what the motivation is in keeping it at all. The aesthetic value in doing so is obvious, but that real estate seems way too valuable to throw a smaller "lake" back into the space. Given how easily the old lake was drained to allow for construction of the 2020 project, does anyone have reason to believe the newer lake might only be temporary until another attraction is shoehorned into the footprint?   

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