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White Water Discussion / Re: White Water Development
« on: October 19, 2018, 08:47:30 PM »
So no word about anything for White Water today... If they were to get something, it would be a second announcement in either early Nov. or Spring before opening. Not sure if I see them doing that.

Something's gotta give eventually, right? The new $440+ million water park down the strip is going to start construction next year.

^You can make your points without bashing those who follow religion. We need to keep it friendly here, even if we disagree.

Welcome John! Great videos, thanks for sharing. Love the production quality and there's a lot of really nice scenes of general SDC ambiance that most reviewers skim over.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 19, 2018, 12:42:31 PM »
Heh I was right on about the Pumpkin Festival and it's presumed location. It will be a good fit for GE.

lol, yeah and I was right about them doing a "year of shows", though it wasn't much of a leap from the teasers and previous year's of emphasis.  ;D

I would guess that the Woodland Hike thing at GE is going to be a small trail around the perimeter from the gate at the insect rides to the gate by the elephants. If you look on google maps you can see where it could go, though the topography is a little steep at certain points. This will probably be something like a trick or treat trail or maybe just a bunch of pumpkins in the woods.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 19, 2018, 10:46:03 AM »
The Lost River thing is certainly a big rumor at the moment, as are some other things. We'll see what happens with that later in 2019. I presume there will be walls up in August if that pans out.

As for crafters, they probably have to get more nuanced with them due to declining quantity and quality of actual crafters. People don't necessarily want to park it at SDC for a month or more anymore. Focusing on bigger names on a weekly basis may be a good strategy. Gives them more spotlight.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 19, 2018, 09:49:40 AM »
AWESOME. This is everything I wanted from a year dedicated to shows. If I were in charge, this is literally exactly how I would have laid it out.

The new pumpkin festival sounds like it has been well thought out and isn't just DW's Luminights plopped into SDC. I love the emphasis on daytime crafts and the new Lumberjack show with the pumpkins being a nightly thing.

The new summer broadway style show has me super excited as well. Like I was saying earlier, I want to see more of these really well produced shows at SDC. I'm excited to see how another big non-Christmas show will do.

As a Bluegrass fan, Bluegrass Nights has me excited. I hope Ricky is coming back for this. I know the Country nights will be popular as well.

AND they're keeping Wonderful Life? Cherry on top.

Honestly, I might end up at SDC 10+ times next year... not a small feat for me since I live ~4 hours away and have to get a hotel or camp.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 17, 2018, 09:25:55 PM »
What if it's a bunch of shows: New Festival of Wonder headliner, big summer series, maybe Ricky Skaggs coming back for Bluegrass and BBQ, and then the Wonderful Life replacement. Didn't they have a rock concert this summer that was pretty well attended? Plus you have the big Christian bands for the young Christians weekend. Could be a "year of shows" just like the year of food and the year of crafts.

I'll hold out a little hope for something to be announced ride-related, but I was never really expecting much for 2019. If they add a ride, chances are it will be for young kids. I think the big rehabs will cost enough and be extensive enough that it will take till 2020 for the first one to open, even if they start working on it in 2019.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 17, 2018, 02:23:22 PM »
lol, I just realized how long it's been since I even thought about White Water. This SHOULD be a year for them to get a new attraction. It's been forever, and it's presumably an "off" year for SDC.

As for the rumors of a water ride at SDC being replaced... we'll see. I'd be surprised if they announce that this week since you don't want people to skip a year to come back when the new ride is ready. That's why they always keep mum about new coasters even when they are half-built a year in advance. Plus, I am still thinking they might go a different direction and rehabilitate something else, like FM or FiTH.

We're probably just going to get show/festival announcements, but there's some possibilities here.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC announcement on friday
« on: October 16, 2018, 08:12:03 AM »
Wasn't being testy, it's just part of standard forum procedures to direct people into consolidated threads. I'm sorry if I came off that way.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC announcement on friday
« on: October 15, 2018, 03:04:20 PM »
Thanks for the heads up, but let's try to keep the discussion consolidated to the 2019 thread so we aren't carrying two discussions at once.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 15, 2018, 03:02:55 PM »
I hope to check out HITP soon. The only time I've seen full crowds at the shows I was referring to was when people just wanted to get some air conditioning... but I digress. My point was that SDC is special in that they have such great shows and they need to keep pushing it instead of letting it drop off when Wonderful Life leaves. If the competition is picking up, that's all the more reason.

Anyway, sounds like they are doing an actual announcement thing this year? Perhaps just getting in line with modern social media trends since everyone is hyping every announcement these days. KD hyped the announcement of a coaster REMOVAL.

I'm guessing the pumpkin festival is about to be announced.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 10, 2018, 10:08:24 PM »
Oh I've seen them, hence my comment. Come on, we all know the shows I'm talking about. Every chain park has at least one show with a few random performers lip-syncing or karaoke-ing to some top 40 soundtrack. I've never understood why these shows are so prevalent when they rarely have much of an audience, but it seems like some parks just want to check off the box for "live performances". Sometimes even certain SDC performances fall into the vein, but at least here we always get actual singing and usually a backing band.

There are some good, or at least entertaining, shows here and there of course. Not saying they are ALL bad.

My point remains that SDC is special in their emphasis and execution of stage shows, and it would be a shame to drop the ball by not replacing Wonderful Life with another good show.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Outlaw Run restraint changes
« on: October 10, 2018, 09:36:20 PM »
I think sometimes when they switch out the seat belts they end up with slightly shorter belts. Or perhaps the belts stretch out with use? Seems like we keep having this conversation though...

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 09, 2018, 01:21:53 PM »
^lol, what about 1800's England for the dicken's show?  ::) Or the north pole Santa meet and greet? It's Christmas...

I assume they'll bring in another great Christmas production. They would be stupid not to keep a successful thing going. How many people see these shows each season? Most of them are completely filled up on the weekends. They are expensive to produce for sure, but the ROI has to be reasonable considering the kind of draw they bring to the park. WOF/SF aren't ever going to compete with SDC on these kinds of shows. All they have are the cheap karaoke shows.

Construction/Rumors / Re: Food for thought
« on: October 09, 2018, 01:15:01 PM »
No... they don't just throw these things together. There's quite a bit of engineering done. Time Traveler had a ton of earthwork done for it that apparently included filling in a sinkhole/cave opening. Rumored to be one of the reasons some of the thematic stuff in the concept pitches didn't make it to the final product.

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