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Re: SDC's 2009/10 Project
« Reply #195 on: July 02, 2008, 10:42:03 PM »
I really think this will be an extension of the Riverfront area.  Midtown is actually above this, on the other side of the tracks.  I never get the idea I'm in the middle of the city there, but on the back side of it.
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Re: SDC's 2009/10 Project
« Reply #196 on: July 02, 2008, 10:51:02 PM »
I always felt like that area was pretty much the heart of the city, and indeed it is the heart of the park, being right smack in the middle of it. I don't think it will exactly hurt anything by having the riverfront extended there, but it certainly will feel different. The Riverfront needed some sort of an expansion anyway - I mean, Lake Silver isn't exactly much more than a large pond, this will make it feel larger I think.

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Re: SDC's 2009/10 Project
« Reply #197 on: July 02, 2008, 11:59:26 PM »
I noticed the sign said new "ride" instead of "attraction"!
This gives me hope that it won't be the "wet area" purposed in the survey!
What kind of ride does everyone think this will be?
Putting the word family on the sign pretty much says the ride won't be
the Euro-fighter I have been wanting :-\.
And, I don't think it's a woody, (too small a footprint and too in the open).
Possibly a dark ride of some sort?

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Re: SDC's 2009/10 Project
« Reply #198 on: July 03, 2008, 12:23:08 AM »
It's the Splash Battle.  Don't get your hopes up for anything other than that in that area.

Going down this weekend, will have photos of the area when I get back.
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Re: SDC's 2009/10 Project
« Reply #199 on: July 03, 2008, 12:11:06 PM »
I noticed the sign said new "ride" instead of "attraction"!
This gives me hope that it won't be the "wet area" purposed in the survey!
What kind of ride does everyone think this will be?
Putting the word family on the sign pretty much says the ride won't be
the Euro-fighter I have been wanting :-\.
And, I don't think it's a woody, (too small a footprint and too in the open).
Possibly a dark ride of some sort?

You should probably read the thread before making this sort of post.

Swoosh, try and get some shots of the flags around the Grand Expo. Maybe they've started clearing out a space for the Balloon Chase.

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Re: SDC's 2009/10 Project
« Reply #200 on: July 03, 2008, 12:53:22 PM »
Where exactly ARE the flags in the Grand Expo?  Are they down by the queue for the Swings?
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Re: SDC's 2009/10 Project
« Reply #201 on: July 03, 2008, 02:13:18 PM »
^Swoosh, I was going back through this thread and this is what I found about the flags in the Expo.  It'd be great if you could get some photos of this area and see if they've cleared anything.

I noticed back in April some blue ribbons around some trees back behind the butterfly ride in the Grand Expo section while waiting in line with my daughter.  I was looking at an old cement thing way off in the woods and wondering what it could be when I noticed the ribbons.  I assumed they were marking trees for removal due to storm damage and poor condition.  I am sure that is what that was as there wasn't that many.  It is a hilly section though, and would make a good location for a wood rollercoaster.

If they do use some of the terrain I hope they don't bulldoze trees and replant, but build through and around the existing trees to add to the "out of control" feeling.





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Re: SDC's 2009/10 Project
« Reply #202 on: July 03, 2008, 02:29:32 PM »
I will definitely take a look around there since I will be in the area anyway to check out the Culinary School's progress anyway.

I would think that the balloons would go over in Transportation though.  Perhaps take out the games between the entrance to Electro Spin and the Galleon and put it there.  I know I wouldn't mind that happening.
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Re: SDC's 2009/10 Project
« Reply #203 on: July 04, 2008, 11:16:46 PM »
i dont know who wants to see this but im posting it anyway. its a little footage of a bobcat tearing down some peices of the rope area.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Q-nxXyfDsuM

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Re: SDC's 2009/10 Project
« Reply #204 on: July 04, 2008, 11:31:16 PM »
here is another pic i took also on july 1st.

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Re: SDC's 2009/10 Project
« Reply #205 on: July 04, 2008, 11:54:02 PM »
You should probably read the thread before making this sort of post.
So it's definitely the splash battle? I feel like this area could be used for so much more!


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Re: SDC's 2009/10 Project
« Reply #206 on: July 05, 2008, 12:19:13 AM »
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So it's definitely the splash battle? I feel like this area could be used for so much more!

I think from the signs on the fence, the survey some of us filled out, the previous ride installed at Dollywood, and other hints, the evidence points to this as a sure thing.
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Re: SDC's 2009/10 Project
« Reply #207 on: July 05, 2008, 09:40:07 PM »
i dont know who wants to see this but im posting it anyway. its a little footage of a bobcat tearing down some peices of the rope area.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Q-nxXyfDsuM

Thanks for posting the video and picture.  It's sad to see the rope area go, but it'll also be intriguing to see all the changes coming next year.

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Re: SDC's 2009/10 Project
« Reply #208 on: July 05, 2008, 11:38:30 PM »
SDC Update
http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/silver/2008/jul4

Tom Sawyer Landing Progress
Land Clearing / Flags in Grand Expo
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Re: SDC's 2009/10 Project
« Reply #209 on: July 05, 2008, 11:51:03 PM »
Wow, just wow. They've gotten a good start so far. I just remembered though, this means what's left of the Gandy Dancer will be torn out! Ah...  ::)