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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 13, 2019, 12:18:54 PM »
Very cool. The area looks really nice. We already know they've gone to great lengths to place a ton of rockwork and other landscaping that will surpass what was there before. The whole area already looks better and is easier to get around, and I can't wait to see the finished product.

I love that this will be a longer ride than the old Lost River. Definitely will be worth the long waits that it will get in the summer.

Wish there were more indoor sections like the old ride (not that they ever utilized the old indoor section very well), but at least there will be some kind of little cave/tunnel.

Hope the vertical lift doesn't give them fits.

The theme is awesome. I really really love the emphasis on Marvel Cave and the origins of the park. Really excellent work sticking to the central theme of the park instead of doing something generic.

Overall it's a fantastic addition. Gives me even more hope for future "redevelopments" of old areas of the park.

I agree. I think this is going to have a really great visual impact on that area of the park. Love the back story, the theme and all of the details shown in the drawings. If that lift is designed to move multiple rafts at a time, I guess the pace of this ride could be pretty quick. Should move quite a few people through at a decent clip.

I'm excited to try the new barbecue restaurant. If I'm seeing it right, it looks like the Smokehouse may have the largest seating area(s) of any restaurant in the park.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 05, 2019, 02:05:31 PM »
Spent the afternoon at the park on Saturday and noticed they are landscaping (large rocks, possibly a waterfall) around the upper rim of what will be the new boundary of the condensed Lake Silver. It's not too far from the new ride's station and is also very visible from the train. I have a photo, but haven't had any luck trying to attach it. Oh well.

There also appears to be a vendor stand/small shop going up on/just off of the new dining patio, to the right of the Ribhouse. Guess it could be for dry lockers, as well, but I'm not exactly sure where the queue will start, either.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: July 16, 2019, 08:57:19 PM »
What are the odds the name ends up being what the social media hashtag has been all along? Seems like that would be too obvious.

Unless something flew under the radar the two likely names with either be Lost Caverns or Mystic River Falls.

I'm still holding out for Pearl's Float Trip.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: July 16, 2019, 08:04:10 PM »
What are the odds the name ends up being what the social media hashtag has been all along? Seems like that would be too obvious.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: July 13, 2019, 09:13:09 AM »
There are slide pieces in the woods...  8)

Is that what all those grey/black rectangles are?

Also, do you know what those two long buildings are that are just north of OR? They look pretty big but they are kind of out on their own at the end of the service road.

Are you talking about all the crafter sheds?  No those are the not slide pieces. The slide pieces are on the side of the hill in the trees.  Those long buildings that kind of look like an L are apartments

Ahh, those are crafter sheds. That makes more sense looking at them now.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: July 12, 2019, 10:40:06 PM »
There are slide pieces in the woods...  8)

Is that what all those grey/black rectangles are?

Also, do you know what those two long buildings are that are just north of OR? They look pretty big but they are kind of out on their own at the end of the service road.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: July 12, 2019, 03:14:18 PM »
That updated image also appears to show the old rafts stored just off the maintenance access road just south of the Dollar General. If I remember correctly, Swoosh had posted photos of those taken through the trees from 76.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: July 08, 2019, 10:42:36 AM »
Another Teaser on the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/sdcattractions/photos/a.68684542602/10157398654342603/?type=3&theater



A Brazen Expedition is coming... SilverDollarCity.com/Expedition20
#LostCaverns

The lady holding the parasol is Miriam Lynch. The caption of the photo I found doesn't mention the names of the other three ladies in the photo, simply referring to them as guests at Marvel Cave Lodge. Photo came from the Silver Dollar City Archives.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: June 27, 2019, 10:01:54 PM »
Visited SDC Monday- took my 3 year old daughter for the first time! Highlight of fatherhood to see her experience this great place. Took her on my favorite ride Flooded mine. Really hope they donít change that ride, to many great memories!

That's great, man. Glad you were able to take your kiddo. I've enjoyed introducing our little ones to a place I loved so much as a kid, even if every trip now involves me cramming in to the back seat of a Dalmatian at Fireman's Landing. Gets tricky trying to buckle in to some of those kid rides with your legs turned sideways!

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Random Talk / Re: Best Site for Current Satellite Imagery.
« on: June 13, 2019, 01:49:57 PM »
zoom.earth is an option. They are supposed to sort through available images based on the date they were taken. I've only used it a few times, so I'm not sure how helpful it will actually be for you.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: June 11, 2019, 10:08:34 AM »
Thanks for the update!

Based on construction progress on the trough, is there any indication how the new Ribhouse might "interact" with the ride? Between the ride, the restaurant and the patio, that big space is filling up fast!

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That's a great article!

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Mystic River Falls Construction from Mother's Day
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2019/05/mystic-river-falls-sdc.html

So we have a name? Wonder if the other trademarks were just to throw folks off of the scent? Or if they will be elements of the story of the new ride?

If it is Mystic River Falls, I'd say that further supports what the photos and speculation point at -- that this will feature a lift and a slide.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: April 28, 2019, 08:42:09 PM »
Noticed, yesterday, that they boarded up the Pumpkin Nights area so you canít see the work from the train like you could a few weeks back.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: April 26, 2019, 04:18:09 PM »
I guess Mystic River Falls could be related to (or a reference to) the Mystic River Passage in Marvel Cave?

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