Author Topic: Future SDC Development Speculation (Long-term)  (Read 62676 times)

Dave

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Re: Future SDC Development Speculation (Long-term)
« Reply #345 on: May 19, 2020, 08:11:26 AM »
The mine hasn't had a "drop". What you're remembering is, when the loaders release the boats, they drop up to a foot, settling in the water as it enters the main channel.

Fair enough. I was a little kid when I rode it before the guns. Before the 90's I only got to go to SDC every few years.

I'm thankful I got to ride the Diving bell and got to ride the Greedy Brothers canoe ride. I also remember getting to ride the pump car ride.

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Re: Future SDC Development Speculation (Long-term)
« Reply #346 on: May 19, 2020, 08:14:56 AM »
Because I was just a little guy back then, I always considered it a drop, too.  I had already spent a LOT of time on the water of the lake, and "dropping" in a boat was disconcerting!

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« Reply #347 on: May 19, 2020, 09:31:45 AM »
Because I was just a little guy back then, I always considered it a drop, too.  I had already spent a LOT of time on the water of the lake, and "dropping" in a boat was disconcerting!

Glad to know I'm not the only one.

It took some convincing for me to ride the flooded mine the first time. I didn't ride my first roller coaster until I was in 6th grade. And the only one I would ride was the mine train at six flags.

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Re: Future SDC Development Speculation (Long-term)
« Reply #348 on: May 21, 2020, 09:37:49 AM »
If capacity is what the park will hold until they start turning people away, then I think that is somewhere around 25,000.  If they are allowed to go half then that would be 12,500, and I think that would be plenty to turn a profit.  There are a lot of days they go over that but there are a lot of days they go under that also, and if they are limiting it to that number then most days would be close if not at capacity.   Now at Christmas & Pumpkin Nights that would be another story altogether and probably have to take reservations or count at the entrance.

Here's the thing though, at crowds of 10,000 you are still dealing with lines, walking near people, and crowds in general. In order to have a crowd free experience you'd have to only let in a few hundred people at a time, which isn't enough to turn a profit.

It's a moot point, because things are opening back up anyway, but for future pandemic planning it's basically all or nothing with these kinds of venues.

When you say "all or nothing" does that mean you think when they do open there will be no limitations to the number of people they allow into the park?  It looks to me like at the present it will be a slow process with a set amount being allowed into the park at one time.  I just don't see them allowing 15,000, 20,000 or more with the chance of starting an outbreak.   I mean technically isn't it still future pandemic planning since they haven't opened the doors?
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