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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: April 15, 2018, 09:40:26 PM »
A few things I'd like to slightly (maybe more) disagree with.

The photo op on the way in is not a forced photo op.  It is in the line, but they aren't forcing people to take photos and I haven't had any issues with them letting us skip it.  They've been very very polite and friendly about it.  A notable change from the way they were in the past.  (oh, and with the new $60 unlimited photo downloads in a year they are now offering, I won't be skipping it anymore either)

Second, the ride is not a lemon.  it is not the ride's fault when you are choosing to be there on a day that it never gets out of the low 40's temperature wise, and unfortunately that's been true more weekends than not.  And most of opening week as well.

There have been some issues.  All new coasters have them, and especially new models.  Have we forgotten how much downtime Outlaw Run had when it opened, and problems?  A lot.  But no one is calling it a lemon.  And weather has played a major role in them not having an opportunity to sort out some of the small glitches that new rides have.  hard to do when you can't run it because it's to cold to operate.

Out of 4 visits to the park already this year, today was the first day I didn't see it running.  And I didn't expect it to run when the high today was only supposed to be a degree above it's shut down operating temperature.  the other days it ran consistently the whole time I was there.  (well, except for media day, but that's because it was being delayed by cameras and filming, not operations or bugs)

It's normal to take 2-4 months to work all of those little things out of a coaster.  For years now I've strongly recommended people to not plan a trip around one new coaster within the first month or two of it's operating life. Far to great a chance it won't be going for various tuning up issues, and TT is no exception to that rule.  (And for the record I've seen an experienced that with ShieKra at BGT, Manta at Sea World, Outlaw Run here, even Scream at SFMM had a rough first month, and multiple other coasters over the years as well.)

you are right, you are not forced to take photos but you are forced to way until the folks in from of you take their photos before they let you go thru.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: April 15, 2018, 09:38:11 PM »
The line is to the sign because of the forced photo op at the bottom of the steps

Yes, that REALLY REALLY REALLY annoys me and slows things WAY WAY down.  I am sure hoping they do away with that sooner rather than later.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendence number....
« on: April 15, 2018, 09:36:13 PM »
Makes me wish I was there today.  Instead the starter on my truck decided to die this morning so I got to swap it out in the cold windy weather today. 

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: April 14, 2018, 09:53:07 PM »
I think TT is a neat ride when it works, but IMO it is not so spectacular that it is worth waiting for more than about 30 minutes or so. Not an hour or 2 for sure.  Anyway, on Wednesday when we were there it was talk on for the most part and we rode it about 4-5 times in a row.  We did not ride it when we were back Thursday. Anyway, I did notice the rear car seems to always come into the station crooked and does not straighten out like all the rest of the cars.  I don't recall it doing this when we were there opening day/week.  Maybe an issue already?

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendence number....
« on: April 13, 2018, 10:26:51 PM »
WOW!!   as of 4:00 today (friday)....    2400 people....??? :o :o

Okiebenz.... How was it today?

We did not go today, I figured it would be packed, so we just headed back home. I guess we should have hit it a 3rd day.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendence number....
« on: April 13, 2018, 10:25:22 PM »
Won’t be near as pleasant today. Many bus loads of kids out front. Hordes of kids everywhere.

As of 3:00.   6000 people, 

Hope it isnt to bad for you Okiebenz!

It looked like it was going to be bad, but it turned out to be just great. 

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendence number....
« on: April 12, 2018, 10:08:52 AM »
Won’t be near as pleasant today. Many bus loads of kids out front. Hordes of kids everywhere.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendence number....
« on: April 12, 2018, 07:45:20 AM »
Yes, it was perfect yesterday. Going back today

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Festival of Wonder
« on: April 11, 2018, 02:50:59 PM »
We have been here since opening today. What a perfect day to be here. Perfect weather. Very few people. All rides have been walk on. Walked on to TT 4-5 times in a row. Fixing to head to the hotel.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Festival of Wonder
« on: April 10, 2018, 08:37:40 PM »
I will be there tomorrow at opening, back Thursday, then back Friday.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: April 08, 2018, 08:00:19 PM »
I agree, it is fun but I won't wait more than about 30 minutes for it.  Well, that is about my limit for waiting for any ride. 

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendence number....
« on: April 07, 2018, 11:14:05 AM »
Anybody over there today? If the ride times on the app can be believed it does not look like it is very busy.

As of 2:00 this afternoon,  3000 people. had been through the gates today.. :-\

Well darn maybe I should have went after all.  Looks like all the rides are closed today

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendence number....
« on: April 06, 2018, 02:14:07 PM »
Anybody over there today? If the ride times on the app can be believed it does not look like it is very busy.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendence number....
« on: April 04, 2018, 08:41:31 AM »
So my original plan was Thursday Friday and Saturday but they are closed Thursday so we were going Friday and Saturday.  Won't these "Christians" be in school Friday?  Which is supposed to have PM rain. That leaves Saturday which looks like high is 48.  I am reading their website and it talks about youth groups.  I take that to mean bus load after bus load of kids?  Is that correct?  If so, they will be there rain or shine I would think.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendence number....
« on: April 04, 2018, 08:23:35 AM »
Crap, I just noticed that, I was just looking at potential cold rainy weather and figured it would be slow.  I guess I will cancel my room at the Classic and maybe go the following weekend.

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