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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Last post by Swoosh on October 18, 2017, 10:02:47 PM »
Thanks for keeping us updated with photos guys! Still seems so odd how they are shoeing this into the park. It seems like they aren't going to go nuts with rebuilding the "plaza" like we kind of thought, or at least that is the impression I'm getting right now through the photos.

Can't wait till coaster Christmas next month to see it in person again.

I think there’s more to it that just hasn’t unfolded and presented itself just yet.  I mean maybe this new building is something not even related to TT. 
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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Visit the SDCFans FB page!
« Last post by chittlins on October 18, 2017, 10:32:42 AM »
When you state constant state of progress I can't help but think of my drive up I-49 yesterday. I want to avoid that kind of 'state.' :o ;D
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Announcements / Re: Site Updates
« Last post by Junior, too! on October 18, 2017, 09:39:03 AM »
Hello to all the SDCFans...this is Junior, Too...our site director/administrator has allowed me to post away on The SDCFans FB site, so be looking for many old pictures and memories. I have also promoted the FB page on several other pages I contribute to. Hopefully it will draw new people here. Your input is needed, too...so post on the FB page, too...PLEASE. Thanks and God bless!
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SDC Memories/ Park History / Visit the SDCFans FB page!
« Last post by Junior, too! on October 18, 2017, 09:34:29 AM »
Hello, all! I want to encourage you to visit the SDCFans FB page. Our amazing site director has given me a green light to post away there, with photos, memories, and so on. PLEASE contribute as well regarding all things past, present and future for SDC. Your participation is key to keeping this and the FB site in a constant state of progress. God bless!  -JUNIOR, TOO
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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Last post by shavethewhales on October 17, 2017, 07:38:41 PM »
Thanks for keeping us updated with photos guys! Still seems so odd how they are shoeing this into the park. It seems like they aren't going to go nuts with rebuilding the "plaza" like we kind of thought, or at least that is the impression I'm getting right now through the photos.

Can't wait till coaster Christmas next month to see it in person again.
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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Last post by sdcfan88 on October 16, 2017, 07:01:48 PM »
Went to the park over the weekend, without being redundant since everyone has pretty much covered the station area and entrance work, I went ahead and got more photos of the layout as seen from the Culinary School. You can see the overbanked turns, inversions, and the launches thru the trees.





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Dollywood Discussion / Re: Dollywood first time
« Last post by sdcfan88 on October 16, 2017, 06:27:05 PM »
Its actually a really awesome park, more than just a flatter SDC clone. I look at it as a perfect blend of SDC with bits of Celebration City an Six Flags sprinkled in.

Album from my August trip (first time as well) is here: https://www.facebook.com/sgtmyers88/media_set?set=a.10155775332892232.1073741875.503502231&type=3
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I had previously mentioned before that I would be going to Six Flags Great America. We got back around 12:30 this morning.

It was a lot of fun! We rode almost all of the roller coasters and this is a perfect place for anyone who loves roller coasters! I was very impressed by almost all of them.


It was cold outside but at least it wasn't raining like the day before. We didn't have to stand in lines for very long all morning. But when we came back after getting lunch, it was packed!

We rode Superman Ultimate Flight. On that ride, you sit in the seat then it rotates so you're facing the ground and you ride the ride like how Superman flies. We were about to come back into the station and were in the holding area where you wait for the car in front of you to leave. We hear an announcement about "technical difficulties." We had to wait for almost 10 minutes, staring at the floor, until they got the ride up and running again. We got a free Flash Pass because of it, which got us on Goliath without having to wait the 85 minutes that the sign said it would take!

Goliath is definitely my favorite ride there. Its made by the same company as Outlaw Run and has the wooden structure with metal tracks. I do like Outlaw Run more though... We needed to start heading home after Goliath. We saw some of the Fright Fest parade before leaving but there was no way to really watch it because the crowd was insane.

I have all of the pictures up on my Facebook page. If you want to see them, you can add me as a friend:
https://www.facebook.com/tutterrow1

(My husband doesn't want the album made public. He has some people he'd rather not associate with through Facebook anymore... It's a long story.)
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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Last post by Swoosh on October 15, 2017, 02:55:40 PM »
1. Thank you tiffanylynnt for getting such great photos.  (I've added them to MiG with commentary).

2. Anyone notice how they have enclosed a large portion of the exit bridge's supports?  You can see it next to the covered structure they built on the entrance pathway that goes under the track back into the station.

3. I think a lot of you are getting hung up on the "no viewing platform" -- other than Wildfire there are no viewing platforms on any of the other coasters.  PowderKeg - you can only see the launch and the lift hill.  Most of the rest of the ride is hidden.  Outlaw Run - all you can see is the lift hill and the curve around it.  You definitely cannot see the inversions from anywhere near the station.  ThuNderaTion can't be seen at all. 
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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Last post by sanddunerider on October 15, 2017, 02:39:26 PM »
^^^
Obviously a long way to go before March 2018, but man I sure hope a sufficient update to the area in front of and around TNT & TT is still part of the overall development plan for the addition. That area is going to be an absolute nightmare to traverse if they do not address it.

Additionally, I know it's been mentioned that it appears an observation deck will NOT be a part of TT. Can anyone tell me why the PTB would not see value in allowing non-riding patrons or those on the fence about riding their largest ride investment to date the opportunity to watch the ride on action first – especially given the already growing concerns about the presumed intensity of a spinning launched and inverted coaster? Just doesn't make an ounce of sense to me. Also seems like a miss given its location where a view from the front of the load station seems to almost overlook the majority of the circuit.

I would guess since in order to ride, you walk down stairs to the lower floor, and then circle around up to next floor and then finally the launch floor..  That may be the observations points... there are windows on those floors on the East side.. So?   Is that the observation area?
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