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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Waterfall
« on: January 02, 2020, 09:32:37 AM »
Yes, I vividly remember walking behind the falls. We have several photos in our family albums from behind the falls, along with a video or 2 of us behind them. It was closed off sometime in the mid 90's I believe. I always assumed they closed it off due to the fake rock structure that would/could crumble on guests due to safety concerns. I also remember it being a wood-chip path all the way around.

For several Christmas seasons they had a large house-like structure in the center of the pond area. It was synchronized to lights and a narrator over speakers played "Twas the Night Before Christmas." This structure was later moved to part of the train ride as one of the scenes you passed, the lights staying stagnate of course, with no narration. 

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: September 11, 2019, 11:24:18 AM »
Like where is Rudolph going to go since temporary Ribhouse is in Carousel Barn

See being behind schedule has other ramifications besides just next year stuff

Why couldn't they put Santa where he normal is in the queue line of River Blast, then put Rudolph and Clarice in the formal White River Mercantile?

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 15, 2019, 08:38:33 AM »
I do get a bit of a chuckle over them calling it a new "land".  One ride and one restaurant, without even really having a walkway isn't a new area for me. Unless they are changing the name of the whole Riverfront area.

The Riverfront is now Rivertown.  This includes the already mentioned additions, a newly reimagined (and not announced yet) shopping experience in the former White River Mercantile.  A revamped dining area across the Playhouse with additional smaller counter service options.  New walkways, New lighting, New thematic elements.  But most importantly, this new land has an entrance arch stating that it is Rivertown.

I figured they were indicating a name change for the entire area. Curious if Riverfront Playhouse has a name change too. (?)

So what are the boundaries of Rivertown? Does this incorporate what use to be known as "Tom Sawyers Landing" where Tom and Huck's River Blast now stands? Curious if Rivertown entrance arch will be when you go under the RR tracks or farther down by Dockside Theatre. With the Riverfront (now Rivertown) area always being a 'thru' area, does this mean there will be another arch placed by the Toy Store?

Also, originally, one plan was to demolish Dockside Theatre and replace it with the new Rivertown Smokehouse, along with re-working the pathways. Obviously these plans have i assume that Theatre will stay 'as-is' for the foreseeable future.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 13, 2019, 03:49:18 PM »
I agree that the comments are of a similar reaction to when they announced TT. I, personally, can handle any and all I am fine with it. That being said, I have several in my family that do not like drops...however...I DO think they will be able to handle this since in reality it will be more like a slide.

What the general public is seeing is concept art...I they really think they will just plunge straight down a waterfall???

Several things I have taken note of in the concept renderings is:
The inconsistencies in "Marvel" vs "Marble" Cave in the theming sign(s).
The front elevation of the new Rib House (now Rivertown Smokehouse).
The style of the tower that the slide goes down.
The rapids part of the ride looks like at some point it goes into a waterfall (which will probably shut off when the raft comes close), then small cave, then partially enclosed tunnel.
I guess "RiverFront" is now going to be called "Rivertown." Curious if RiverFront Playhouse will get a name change too.

Overall, I am very pleased with what is being currently presented to us! I hope the theming will play out and  wont be "lost"  :P to budget cuts.

Thank you sanddunerider for all the hard work you put into this, and for continuing to do all the hard work between each hotel transition. We will certainly give Ozark Valley Inn a try!

Branson Talk / Re: Classic Motor Inn - 2019 - K.D.
« on: April 15, 2019, 09:24:10 AM »
What I am wondering is why everyone is still going to the place?! Is it strictly the "deal" they are (or sometimes are) offering? It's certainly not the why keep going back? KD isn't even there any why give business to a place that obviously sucks and who's owners don't care??

My family gave Homestay Inn/Eagles Lodge a lot of business over the years for two reasons. 1. It was a great deal, and 2. Paige was a wonderful host who CARED about her facility AND her guest.

Anyway...just my 2 cents on Classic Motor Inn.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: April 04, 2019, 01:33:54 PM »
Well the SDC Facebook page just did a post about the "blacktop" as they called it. More proof they are watching/reading this forum.
Waaay to funny on the timing.  ;D

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: March 20, 2019, 03:21:22 PM »
Now that she’s made her debut I can talk about her and show pictures
Engine 14 is now officially in service on the Frisco Silver Dollar Line.  And she’s beautiful

VERY NICE! Thanks for sharing.
Looks like 2 different sets of pics though (?), showing her pulling older car in 1 and newer version in the others.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:06:34 AM »
So The Wilderness has been renamed for this season.

That's generic.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 24, 2019, 08:31:19 AM »
Looks like they are bringing back the angels to the tree, just in a different incarnation (remember the original tree with the cutouts for the angels?). I'm assuming that is the same star on top. I really hope they keep Carol of the Bells by David Foster; they have played that song since the original tree was debuted. I wouldn't mind some added songs for the new tree, that I'm sure is a given, but they should at least keep that rendition of Carol of the Bells because it is so many peoples favorite and it has become synonymous with Christmas at SDC.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC’s 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 22, 2019, 02:21:13 PM »
Just keep it mainly a dark ride with some coaster sections, not just another indoor roller coaster in the dark.

I agree Cowboy.
FITH is NOT an indoor roller is a DARK RIDE with coaster elements. I truly hope that when it gets rebuilt it will not be an indoor roller coaster.


Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC’s 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 17, 2019, 09:32:23 AM »
Agree, Blazing Fury isn't watered down at all...because...wait for it...... has no water.

Sorry, couldn't help myself on that one.  :P

Random Talk / Re: Snowpocalypse 2019
« on: January 11, 2019, 03:03:12 PM »
Little Rock, Arkansas....currently 0" and holding.  :P

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: December 19, 2018, 03:37:38 PM »
We will be in Branson 20-23 (Thurs-Sun). We only plan to go to SDC on Friday the 21st.

We visited the park back in November for 3-solid we got our fix, but taking our 9-year wedding anniversary trip before Christmas because we love it so much. Should be great weather the entire time we're there!

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: December 11, 2018, 12:00:38 PM »
Swoosh had mentioned that the Entrance would be where the Rib House currently sits and not by Fireman's Landing.

I, too, am also very anxious so see if they keep the name "Lost River of the Ozarks."

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