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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Outlaw Run restraint changes
« on: October 10, 2018, 03:12:47 AM »
I know if this was TPR or another enthusiast forum I'd get a lot of flack for this but it's the main reason why I am not super fond of RMC. Their coaster trains and restraints are the most restrictive, painful, and uncomfortable ones I've rode in for a coaster. I wished they could be redesigned like how B&M recently did with their old OTSR systems.

EDIT: Granted I know they have been revised before, particularly the shin bars but I still feel the trains/restraints need further revision. Just my opinion tho.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: Food for thought
« on: October 09, 2018, 06:32:29 PM »
Well I don't know about caves but I can sure say that parts of the TNT track sure have shifted or sunk a little since they started on TT.

Hence why I am thinking any future coaster expansions need to be out by the WB/Employee parking lot and out past WF/PK along the railway. A non inverting GCI Woodie or a Mystery Mine/Fire Chaser type coaster would be great for the former area and an out and back hyper would be a great fit using the terrain on the latter.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: Future SDC Development Speculation (Long-term)
« on: October 08, 2018, 09:56:28 PM »
Revisiting my post above and to combine some thoughts I posted from the 2020 thread:

IF SDC were to invest in a Mack or B&M Hyper/Giga terrain coaster on their next big project, this coaster is a good example on how they could thoughtfully lay it out using the trees and terrain they have past WF/PK along the railway and/or towards the parking lot.

After finally getting out east to experience Fury 325 a couple months ago at Carowinds I would love to see SDC get one at some point.

https://rcdb.com/531.htm





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Construction/Rumors / Re: Great Pumpkin LumiNights at SDC?
« on: September 29, 2018, 09:14:29 PM »
As mentioned by Shave in the OP, Dollywood has compartmentalized the two festivals throughout the park, and as discussed before in this thread I think it will be most logical for them to maintain and preserve the old SDC crafts festival by the square/midtown area down towards the lumbercamp while the back portions of the park (namely FL, GE, and the Lake Silver area up to Outlaw Run) will host the new event.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: Great Pumpkin LumiNights at SDC?
« on: September 29, 2018, 12:28:39 AM »
With all the rumors of the fall festival about to undergo a big change at SDC after this season, this statement on another forum seems to further support the potential of SDC following suit with Dollywood's LumiNights festival.

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The Harvest Festival and pretty much all of October was probably the busiest time for Dollywood last season. I would say more popular than Christmas and more popular than most summer weekend's.

During the day, while school is in session, it's mostly older folks look for fall colors and listening to gospel music but when school lets out it gets very crowded, or did last year. It also depends on the weather but October is usually fairly mild, again, making it a very popular time.

I visited several weekends and weekdays (evenings) last year in October and ride times backed up. During the day, not so much.. most stuff was a walk on. That's what makes Dollywood unique! You will see the park transform from older folks enjoying shows and leaves to a very young crowd enjoying night rides on coasters and luminights.

I'd stay away on weekends or days when school is out!! It was so crowded last year, they added on to the pathways mainly for luminights and gospel festival, so mainly for this month!

Also, for folks visiting over the next few weeks, keep in mind that area schools are out for fall break.. its a staggered break so not all counties are out at once but weekdays might be a little busy for the next week or two. Good time to visit the park though!!

Just like what was done with Moonlight Madness HFEC sees whats hot and draws crowds right now for their parks. I can almost guarantee they will be doing this (or something similar) at SDC in the near future.

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: September 09, 2018, 08:38:04 PM »
That's taking a page from Kings Island and Cedar Point.

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Pictures from the Past!
« on: September 08, 2018, 02:25:56 AM »
I couldn't care if it were weeds and Virginia creeper, seems like when wildfire was added it was decided stripped hillsides were acceptable.  Our latest example being TT valley that is an abomination to the natural beauty of the Ozarks.  I miss the green lushness of the old mill wheel pic, its a place I desire to explore, unlike the bald ground.   I hope they do something with that valley and lay off the weed eating.  I will tell you if we threw a few packs of Morning glorys off that bridge the valley would be in bloom for years to come.  Once morning glorys take hold you can't get them gone!

Yeah I was hoping when they did all that clearing for TT that it was gonna be for some extensive theming elements and landscaping along with the track. Instead all we got was a few leftover trees and retaining walls. Which if I were to poke a negative on TT it would be that it feels a bit like a parking lot coaster due to to that. WF is kinda in the same category though it looks better now that stuff finally rooted itself and grew up in that rocky clay dirt surrounding it but it took a decade to do so on its own.

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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

https://www.carowinds.com/play/rides/copperhead-strike









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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 02, 2018, 06:08:51 PM »
Dollywoods LumiNights is coming I bet. Some might balk at this (as discussed in another thread which I will add the link to below) but the bright side to this is I wouldn't be opposed to more opportunities to be at SDC at night.

http://www.sdcfans.com/forums/index.php?topic=3802.0

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Other Parks / Re: Dogpatch Update 12/17
« on: August 28, 2018, 10:53:00 PM »
I am not a uber religious type of person but the term "Blessing in Disguise" might be valid here considering the controversy of the situation and the owners history and affiliations. If this got off the ground it could have forever tainted the image and history of Dogpatch if there was indeed a scandal or dirty money put behind it and it became a big controversial issue with people.

EDIT: Too late, its already been happening, stuff like this is all over their Facebook page. Also looks like comments in other posts are being deleted too as some conversation replies seem fragmented.

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: August 21, 2018, 10:34:29 PM »
Maybe they will get Antique Cars. LOL if you have seen a certian parks announcement on social media and the TPR forums recently, you will get the joke.

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: August 19, 2018, 04:07:23 PM »
That would make me lol so hard. If it got converted to floorless in the process it would actually be an awesome addition though.

I'm keeping my expectations low. This is the chain that made a big deal about the worlds tallest super loop. Good thing FC already has one.

Getting the states first B&M and the most significant addition since Silver Bullet would definitely garner a lot of local attention to say the least. Id have to look it up but isn't it bigger than SDC's Wildfire?

Um. :o No. 
Iron Wolf was the first B&M coaster built exclusively by B&M.  While it would probably be a major addition to FC it is far from a good ride.

LOL yeah finally looked them up to compare, granted I never rode it but maybe it could be an improvement if it were converted to a sit down or floorless like Shave suggested? For anyone else wondering, here are the specs: https://rcdb.com/6.htm and as it is currently: https://rcdb.com/10136.htm

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: August 18, 2018, 06:53:18 PM »
That would make me lol so hard. If it got converted to floorless in the process it would actually be an awesome addition though.

I'm keeping my expectations low. This is the chain that made a big deal about the worlds tallest super loop. Good thing FC already has one.

Getting the states first B&M and the most significant addition since Silver Bullet would definitely garner a lot of local attention to say the least. Id have to look it up but isn't it bigger than SDC's Wildfire?

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Fire In The Hole ride-thru video circa 2011

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g-wRxPZImw

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)

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