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Other Parks / Carowinds "Copperhead Strike" 2019 Mack Double Launch Coaster
« on: September 02, 2018, 06:38:48 PM »
Carowinds recently announced Copperhead Strike the other day. A Mack Rides double launch coaster. Time Traveler will have some competition next year as one of the new major Mack launch coasters to come to the U.S.

Have to say, I like the layout and the themed enclosure elements on the ride. The theming style of the ride could have fit well at SDC and Dollywood. That launched airtime hill looks fun too. lol

Fire In The Hole ride-thru video circa 2011

From this clip alone it sadly shows how this ride (like Flooded Mine) in recent times has been reduced to a shadow of its former self. Scenes removed or not functioning most of the time. Particularly the gunfire and the train at the end. (while the Train segment is still there, my last couple visits it either had no audio or no light functioning)

Other Parks / Kolmarden's "Wildfire" Coaster Signage & Logo
« on: August 13, 2018, 04:49:53 AM »
Seeing this video here:

Go to 1:15. Many of you might find this amusing. (I did)
Looks like a lot of Silver Dollar City being ripped off here, right?
1.) The buzzsaw blade in the log references the former water coaster "Buzzsaw Falls" signage
2.) "Wildfire" naturally is the name of SDC's B&M coaster
3.) The logo itself pretty much copies SDC's park logo silhouette as a whole

On a more serious note, is that even legal? Or is it "different" enough to not be a trademark infringement? I'd be curious to know what the Hershends would think of this "hybrid-imitation". Either way, there sure is a lot of influence here to not be a coincidence I think.

Other than that the coaster itself looks like a great looking layout with the lesser used RMC topper track design.

Other Parks / Ohio State Fair Ride Accident
« on: July 26, 2017, 08:14:49 PM »
Several people injured and/or killed at the Ohio State fair after the Fireball Spinning Swing attraction drops its seats while in operation. Terrible incident for the fair and to the families of those who were directly affected by this.

Raw footage! Viewer discretion advised!

Check out this review and ride thru video on Mystic Timbers at Kings Island. That last bit as you enter the station is really impressive with the theming and effects. Its basically a full coaster experience married with a dark ride experience at the end. Imagine what SDC could do with something like this. If we are fortunate, maybe the 2018 coaster will incorporate this type of feature to whatever theme they have chosen for the ride.

Skip to 3:15 for the ride thru POV or to 5:02 for the well themed end sequence to see "what's in the shed".

General Silver Dollar City Talk / SDC Pinterest Page
« on: April 15, 2017, 11:00:39 PM »
Found this SDC Pinterest Page, has a lot of old photos and ride concept art that I haven't seen in ages.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Random SDC Video
« on: November 24, 2016, 07:51:22 PM »
So the google photos app on my Android mysteriously managed to access my photos from a prior trip to SDC and made this. lol

Cool little video and I am ok with it but I ever knowingly authorized the app to make this even though it came installed with the phone. Kinda freaky.

Construction/Rumors / RMC Mine Train Coaster?
« on: September 30, 2016, 11:49:37 AM »
With theme park staples such as the log flume and the miniature railroad, another staple attraction is the classic Mine Train Coaster. These coasters were one of the things that put the firm known as Arrow Dynamics on the map. (now known as S&S Sansei) Many parks still have them (Disney, SFOT, SDC, etc.) and it makes me wonder with RMC revolutionizing the industry with their refurbs of classic wooden coasters along with their all new custom designs, it seems logical that Mine Trains could be their next big thing.

With all the talk and speculation about how TNT could be extended, redone, or even removed (which the latter I think would be a HUGE mistake for the park) what if instead of it being removed, it became the first of its kind RMC Mine Train coaster? Honestly I would love to see Mine Train coasters put back into the spotlight with the use of their modern technology and theming style. Perhaps using a miniaturized version of their Iron Horse track system.


Anyone on here played RCT (Rollercoaster Tycoon) or still do? I dusted off my old copy of RCT2 after finding some of my old game data with my saved games and coaster designs. I actually still got a few of SDC's big coasters and an unfinished park terrain layout that I recreated (prior to Outlaw Run). I then played with the "sandbox mode" AKA roller coaster designer a bit and immortalized OzCat in light of its demolition last year. I still got the skills after all these years not playing. lol of course the coasters are not 100 percent accurate due to game limitations but the specs are pretty spot on with some aspects. The tricky part was getting the elevations right as nearly all of them are built off of a hillside.

Just for fun, I also saw how OzCat would look if it was plopped next to a hill side similar to SDC's terrain. Turned out not too shabby with some edits. lol
I will post the other coasters that are recreated from SDC later. Its mostly the track layouts and station orientations though as the theming and secondary structures associated with them have not been built in the game. I MIGHT see about uploading the files if anyone stills plays the game (considering it is incredibly old now) and wants them to use in their parks.

Construction/Rumors / New Steam Engines Arriving at SDC
« on: May 22, 2016, 04:08:22 PM »
Silver Dollar City has received some new steam engines. Makes me wonder if they are gonna build a new railway or expand the existing one somehow.


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