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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: December 08, 2018, 11:19:06 AM »
They must be expecting a sparse crowd today. Just posted on Facebook $40.00 tickets at the gate today.

They expanded hours so I doubt it

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: December 08, 2018, 11:18:15 AM »
obviously will get as many pics as I can..

Are you tall enough to reach over the fences?

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: December 07, 2018, 09:55:46 PM »
Yeah someone was telling me that they saw a ton of demolition out there today. If anyone is planning on stopping by after Christmas, it sounds like they will have the area bulldozed already by then. Would love to see photo updates.

I expected them to wait until the park closes for the season before starting the really noticible demolition. Wonder what they are trying to get done before spring.

Yeah I will be out there right after Christmas.  Might even make one last trip on the 31st

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: December 07, 2018, 06:59:31 PM »
Forgot to mention, there's also an excavator parked behind the giant swing. Rode the train in the dark so I couldn't see much, but it looked like they may have started demolition on the back side by the drop.

If the weather stay decent, there will be lots of demo done before they close for the season...

Understatement.  Fence all the way around Lake Silver now.  Lost River is completely gone other than facade.  They’re wasting no time on this project

Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: December 04, 2018, 07:15:00 PM »
Love how dedicated you are to your travels, Swoosh. I envy you big time! You'll have so fewer regrets than the rest of us down the line.

About 5 years ago I decided to invest more in experiences than in material items and I’ve yet to regret the decision.  I’ve slowly been getting my entire extended family to switch to this mindset and honestly they agree that experiences are more important and fulfilling

SFSTL has never had the Illinois section open during HITP.  I will say they are really lacking on lights this year compared to the past two years, but considering how this season went - it’s to be expected.  This new GM is horrible and I’m starting to think he’s the reason that LeRonde is in the state that is (he came to STL from there)

Random Talk / Re: How did everyone fare through the storms last night?
« on: December 01, 2018, 06:24:30 PM »
We just got a little wet in Mid-Mo.  No damage to speak of

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: December 01, 2018, 06:23:05 PM »
Howdy, all! Been a long time since I have visited the full SDCFans Website! Just saw this stuff about Lost River posted on the FB page, so I stopped by here to see what else I could learn. Looks like a rehab of the ride to me. Probably what you all have figured out, too. I hope they don't remodel too much and take away some of the old parts of the building that date back to 1977 and the diving bell period when I was at that attraction. I am sentimental. Anyway, I have to always be very complimentary to SWOOSH for the MiG photos and reports. He does a pretty good job covering changes at the park. Keep it up, SWOOSH! Thanks for your work. Anyone who hits the park in the coming weeks, please keep us up to date as well! -JUNIOR, TOO :)

Thank you for kind words.  MiG is a labor of love.  Hard to believe we’re ending our 21st season of coverage. 

Regarding the LR building - it’s all coming down.  Nostalgia aside, it doesn’t even come close to meeting standards and honestly the new product will be much better. 

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: November 30, 2018, 09:57:46 PM »
I was just thinking that a new road from the bypass to Indian Point would allow for connection to a resort between Wildnerness and the park

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC Christmas Ornament Check List
« on: November 30, 2018, 09:52:34 PM »
1992 Wooden Christmas Tree ornament

Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: November 30, 2018, 09:27:55 PM »
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade
28 - (SB) Islands of Adventure - part 1
28 - (SB) Islands of Adventure - part 2
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle
30 - (SB) Daytona International Motor Speedway
30 - (SB) Motorsports Hall of Fame
30 - (SB) Daytona Beach
30 - (SB) Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements
30 - (SB) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
30 - (SB) Fun Spot Orlando
30 - (SB) Coca-Cola Orlando Eye
31 - (SB) Gatorland
31 - (SB) Boggy Creek Airboat
31 - (SB) Fun Spot Kissimmee
31 - (SB) Old Town USA

14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder
20 - Kansas City Zoo
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN

10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day

2 - Bigfoot On The Strip
2 - The Lumberjack
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise
2 - Wild Woody
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel
2 - Track 3
2 - Track 4
2 - Track 5
2 - Kids Kountry
13 - Kenny's Funland
15 - America's Fun Park Grand Opening
15 - America's Fun Park
20 - Silver Dollar City - Star-Spangled Summer Festival

2 - Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline
2 - Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon
4 - Southern Fun Carnival
5 - Dutchman's Deck Adventure Course at MOA
5 - Nickelodeon Universe at MOA
5 - Mall of America
6 - Valleyfair!
6 - Soak City Valleyfair
13 - Six Flag St. Louis - Mardi Gras
19 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - TYPHOON TWISTER NOW OPEN!
20 - Adventureland - Bernie's Barnyard NOW OPEN
21- Worlds of Fun - Harlem Globetrotter Experience
22 - Hurricane Harbor Chicago
23 - Six Flags Great America
24 - Michigan's Adventure
24 - Wildwater Adventure
25 - Cedar Point
25 - Cedar Point - Steel Vengeance
26 - Cedar Point Shores
27 - Kings Island

15 - Worlds of Fun - HAUNT
16 - Worlds of Fun - The Great Pumpkin Fest
29 - Six Flags St. Louis - FRIGHT FEST

21 - Silver Dollar City - Craft and Cowboy Festival

4 - Silver Dollar City - An Old Time Christmas
24 - Worlds of Fun - Winterfest

1 - Six Flags St. Louis - Holiday in the Park


Construction/Rumors / Re: Retire the Old Tree ! I said it, discuss....
« on: November 30, 2018, 05:44:37 PM »
I think we’ll see a lot of things from Dollywood’s Glacial Ridge next year.  I think a new tree and the Northern Lights portion would be a great makeover for the square starting next year. 

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: November 28, 2018, 10:06:23 PM »
They need to address the intersection at 76 and Indian Point.  It’s time to do a flyover for that exit.  The blinking light for the turn lane doesn’t cut it.  What would be more beneficial is a back road in from over by the Wilderness to Indian Point to alleviate traffic turning off 76

Construction/Rumors / Re: Retire the Old Tree ! I said it, discuss....
« on: November 28, 2018, 10:03:09 PM »
The tree does need replacing.  WOF has a 70’ tree with a lot more bells and whistles.  I disagree that the square needs more lights.  I think Midtown is overwhelming and it doesn’t need to spread anymore.  Maybe using brighter LED lights on the square would help?

The train is just fine.  There’s only ever been on tunnel of lights unless you were counting the lights in Sweet Mary’s Tunnel which is no longer done.  In fact they’ve been gone for a few years now.  I don’t think we need synchronized lights to music either.  That’s not the point of the ride. 

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 27, 2018, 03:31:51 PM »
There are no markings around AP, FITH, and FM.
There are markings all around Riverfront and LR
Is there pictures of said markings?

If there were photos (or at least photos that could be posted) don’t you think they’d be online by now. 

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