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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: July 08, 2020, 11:42:54 AM »
...only thing AP really has going for it is the plunge at the end...

It also has a lower minimum height of 36" which is huge for families. Mystic River Falls is 40"; Lost River was 36".
I know that our family will continue to ride American Plunge in addition to MRF due to the height restriction.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: July 04, 2020, 10:42:10 AM »
I'll start out by saying that we have never actually used lockers, but are all of the lockers throughout the park upgraded this year? They are all the same style as what is at the entrance to Mystic River Falls.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: July 03, 2020, 08:22:20 AM »
The work fence has been removed along Firemanís Landing and the ride plaza area. There isnít a ride marquee yet. There are multiple bubbling rock fountains in the area.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: June 30, 2020, 03:58:00 PM »
Thanks. I guess that it doesnít know what to do with photos uploaded from phones.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: June 30, 2020, 10:06:54 AM »
The building and pulley are up!

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Going back to SDC
« on: June 26, 2020, 07:38:28 PM » the white lines on picture #8 mean no sitting or standing?  More or less keep moving?

Thatís the line that your feet have to be behind during the parade at Christmas.

I will start off by saying I haven't been a huge fan of Vekoma, but some of the new stuff they are putting out (while I haven't ridden any of it yet) does look impressive with the theming and design. They would make a great compact family coaster addition to the park.

Well Dollywood got one. Itís very family friendly with no inversions and a low minimum height requirement. If SDC does get one, I hope that they get one that is slightly bigger to accommodate two trains.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Going back to SDC
« on: June 24, 2020, 12:18:06 PM »
Sorry I am not being clear, I was not asking about the mechanics of social distancing.  I know if someone else doesn't want to, that is fine, I can walk away.  This was more of a general question, along the same lines as "is it possible to just walk on wildfire? or is it possible to get a seat in Echo Hollow show without waiting?"  So for the people that have visited SDC this year, does anyone social distance?  I know there will always be individuals that don't care, individuals have always cut lines, steal soda, push to the front at parades, sit in the handicap spots without being handicapped, and so on. I am asking "in general" is it possible to social distance.

Yes, for the most part. We've been three times so far with varying ease of social distancing. Really the only time that it can be difficult is when you are in line for rides or food. It's all dependent on the people behind you. You decide how close you get to the people in front of you and from what we noticed, the people behind us tended to take a cue from that and give some space. Our kids got good about standing on the their blue dot and it was kind of a game to them to go to the next one when it opened up.

We've also been to WW. There you have the added benefit of the rafts forcing some degree of social distancing while in line.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: June 22, 2020, 03:43:16 PM »
Let's get some theming on that monstrosity!

looking back at the renderings of the ride, it looks like there was a very small building at the top of the lift, but that was it. The supports were painted green for the flume and lift, but nothing else was shown to be done.

Yes, from the art it looks like there is also supposed to be a big pulley with the little building. In person, the thing that stood out the most to me was the actual elevated flume. From the concept art, it looks like there is wooded cladding on it. Hopefully these details didn't get completely cut from the budget.

I also don't think that the colors seem as bright in person. I'm sure that they will also fade some in the first few years.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: June 22, 2020, 09:48:53 AM »
The sound has returned to the bridge.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: June 22, 2020, 12:07:35 AM »

Today they had 4 kinds of BBQ sauce; original, honey, sweet & spicy and spicy.

The roll was added after opening. The first day they were open they didnít include rolls.
Today they also had turkey. They didnít have it opening day or Thursday. 

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: June 21, 2020, 11:23:08 PM »
Lots of Mystic River Falls testing happening today. It was much more consistent and continual like normal operations than what we saw earlier.

Videos of rotating lift, raft in channel, approach to the drop and the drop.

White Water Discussion / Re: White Water opening
« on: June 19, 2020, 12:19:35 AM »
We're headed down on Saturday. Most reports say that you basically wear a mask to get in, when in line for food and when shopping inside.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: June 15, 2020, 08:57:59 PM »
This video shows the elevator working and testing of rafts. I wasnít expecting quite the spin that it gets going before it gets to the drop. It spins more than Time Traveler. 🤣 Maybe it wonít spin so much in the end with more weight.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: June 15, 2020, 02:07:20 PM »
I can't remember if this has already been mentioned here or not, but the walkway will connect to the Fireman's Landing bathroom area from Mystic River Falls. So the walkway will go all the way around the lake area now and not be a dead end. You can see it form the train... I just didn't have my phone out to get a picture.

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