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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Last post by chittlins on Today at 05:30:39 PM »
I'll reserve my judgement until I ride. In general though, I'm not "I have to get there opening day" excited like I was for Outlaw Run. I like spinning coasters, I'm just a little cautious about this one because of all the action it does while spinning.

The reaction in my group of family and friends is mixed from "super excited" (crying at the announcement) to "not interested". With the younger generation being the ones who are super excited...

But no matter, I'm always looking forward to a trip to SDC. They could have built a Larson Super Loop and called it a roller coaster and I'd be there with my season pass in hand.

Jay

Super Loops are certainly en vogue these days especially with a certain chain.

I would hope for a major Pro Slide addition to White Water next year. It needs major love or replacement altogether.

Don't look now, but Cedar Fair got into the act this coming year as they are adding one to Valleyfair.

I looks for SDC to ride out TT for 2019 -- a "Still New in 2019" kind of thing.  If anything, a small ride addition back in Grand Expo.  Still sounds like the insect and frogs will be moving this off season to HDH.

The relocation of those kiddie rides to Half Dollar Holler is a smart move. It needs a bit more to "hold" people.

It will make a centrally located area for a Mom to keep the little ones while older ones and Dad hit the big stuff.

Wonder what type of ride SDC could put down in that area if it is available.
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Dollywood Discussion / Re: Dollywood 2018
« Last post by chittlins on Today at 02:46:36 PM »
... and just as soon as I post that nothing is coming, DW announces that their river battle is closing soon and that more announcements are on the way concerning future projects...

Interesting choice.  Depending on what they do, that can be a pretty large area to work with. 

Funny reading the comments on Facebook about it.  Either "It was our favorite ride" or the ridiculous, "I hated that ride.  Some grown man shot my child in the face and got them wet.  How could someone be that evil?" and variations on that them.  SMH  at the melodrama.

The Fireman's Landing idea would be interesting, but I wouldn't be surprised if they put in some more food choices/ stores/ things to keep people hanging around more.  There's some on that side of the park, but it's still a bit light since it's the newer area of the park.  Wild Eagle also wouldn't fit in well with that theme, and it's sitting in between Firechaser and where River Battle is now.  I wouldn't be surprised if it's more than one thing though.

I don't see SDC's Tom and Huck River Blast disappearing soon

Yet another Dollywood quick yank. Timber Tower, Adventure Mountain, and now River Battle right at just 10 years old.

That said,  a Mack Powersplash may replace it and spell doom for Daredevil Falls as well.
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Shave hit up on something that's kinda obvious int the early days and period of just leading up to Dollywood. It was a mini me of SDC. Dollywood repurposes place at a greater clip than  SDC.

As for the rest of the High Road, you can forget it. It will not happen. the best thing is for 76 to be upgraded and the interchange where it it meets redone to take out the bottleneck of the intersection.  The lights have to go. 

You can argue all you want, when it comes to major rides it's still one for one  before and after the recession.

I'm not getting into counting shops and eateries or the entertainment offerings which are plenty at each park
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Dollywood Discussion / Re: Dollywood 2018
« Last post by sirwillow on Today at 01:38:27 PM »
... and just as soon as I post that nothing is coming, DW announces that their river battle is closing soon and that more announcements are on the way concerning future projects...

Interesting choice.  Depending on what they do, that can be a pretty large area to work with. 

Funny reading the comments on Facebook about it.  Either "It was our favorite ride" or the ridiculous, "I hated that ride.  Some grown man shot my child in the face and got them wet.  How could someone be that evil?" and variations on that them.  SMH  at the melodrama.

The Fireman's Landing idea would be interesting, but I wouldn't be surprised if they put in some more food choices/ stores/ things to keep people hanging around more.  There's some on that side of the park, but it's still a bit light since it's the newer area of the park.  Wild Eagle also wouldn't fit in well with that theme, and it's sitting in between Firechaser and where River Battle is now.  I wouldn't be surprised if it's more than one thing though.
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Dollywood Discussion / Re: Lighting Rod's Continued Issues
« Last post by sirwillow on Today at 01:29:33 PM »
Just one train though, correct?  Seems that if they only one train they have minimal issues, once they try to run two trains then LR throws a fit.

Yes, one train. We were also there on a Wednesday where they didn't really need more than one train.  But I've heard the same thing about if they try to go with 2 trains.
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Dollywood Discussion / Re: Lighting Rod's Continued Issues
« Last post by Swoosh on Today at 01:23:41 PM »
Just one train though, correct?  Seems that if they only one train they have minimal issues, once they try to run two trains then LR throws a fit.
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Dollywood Discussion / Re: Whats Dollywood like?
« Last post by Swoosh on Today at 01:22:45 PM »
I personally think it is a great park, but it is not Silver Dollar City and honestly I don't think you can even fairly compare the two.  Dollywood is a themepark with multiple themed sections.  Silver Dollar City has a more cohesive feel to it.  They're both great parks and I like them both for different reasons.

But to do the park justice - don't go in expecting SDC
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Dollywood Discussion / Re: Dollywood 2018
« Last post by Swoosh on Today at 01:20:58 PM »
A Fireman's Landing back by Firechaser Express would make logical sense.
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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Last post by Swoosh on Today at 01:19:24 PM »
I'll reserve my judgement until I ride. In general though, I'm not "I have to get there opening day" excited like I was for Outlaw Run. I like spinning coasters, I'm just a little cautious about this one because of all the action it does while spinning.

The reaction in my group of family and friends is mixed from "super excited" (crying at the announcement) to "not interested". With the younger generation being the ones who are super excited...

But no matter, I'm always looking forward to a trip to SDC. They could have built a Larson Super Loop and called it a roller coaster and I'd be there with my season pass in hand.

Jay

Super Loops are certainly en vogue these days especially with a certain chain.

I would hope for a major Pro Slide addition to White Water next year. It needs major love or replacement altogether.

Don't look now, but Cedar Fair got into the act this coming year as they are adding one to Valleyfair.

I looks for SDC to ride out TT for 2019 -- a "Still New in 2019" kind of thing.  If anything, a small ride addition back in Grand Expo.  Still sounds like the insect and frogs will be moving this off season to HDH.
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at the end of the day the company invests in what they think will work for the specific target at each location.

We are fortunate that HFEC is still investing so much into Branson.

with the fading of the Branson theaters and rise of more basic ride-based attractions it is in danger of falling back into being a regional attraction like the Wisconsin Dells.


Good thoughts Shave.

I think the three statements I quoted say a lot- about what's real, about what we don't necessarily like to be real, and about what we're afraid of.  There's a lot of truth in them, some that we don't like to admit or want to face.  I know I don't like them, but I can't disagree with them.

I'm hoping that in the long run the last 2 statements end up being completely wrong and we see the opposite happen.
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