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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1140 on: August 12, 2017, 11:54:09 PM »
Dang it Lorrie - you have to warn me that you are going to post photos.  I was tied up with Drum Corp International Championships today in Indy.  ;)

If you are having trouble viewing the photos on Facebook or embedded above (due to size) you can now view them on MIG as well http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2017/08/time-traveler-construction-sdc_12.html
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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1141 on: August 13, 2017, 04:17:03 AM »
Yeah I am really loving this. Cannot wait for Wednesday. lol  :)

Also there is another photo floating around out there showing another perspective of the drop which is even more insane. Its viewed as you would see it from the station by a worker on site. It really illustrates how big and steep this drop really is.
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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1142 on: August 13, 2017, 10:22:26 AM »
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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1143 on: August 13, 2017, 11:09:37 AM »
Wow, this looks incredible. I don't know why it just occurred to me but does anyone think there is any chance SDC avoids having to do a ton of theming by going the route of virtual reality? A lot of coasters are doing that these days.

It would allow them to blast us to whatever time period they wanted and there could be multiple variations of the ride. However, if this thing does spin and have virtual reality then that could make a lot of people very nauseous.
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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1144 on: August 13, 2017, 11:46:09 AM »
Wow, this looks incredible. I don't know why it just occurred to me but does anyone think there is any chance SDC avoids having to do a ton of theming by going the route of virtual reality? A lot of coasters are doing that these days.

It would allow them to blast us to whatever time period they wanted and there could be multiple variations of the ride. However, if this thing does spin and have virtual reality then that could make a lot of people very nauseous.

Gosh, I hope not, that slows the queue down.

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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1145 on: August 13, 2017, 12:30:38 PM »
Wow, this looks incredible. I don't know why it just occurred to me but does anyone think there is any chance SDC avoids having to do a ton of theming by going the route of virtual reality? A lot of coasters are doing that these days.

It would allow them to blast us to whatever time period they wanted and there could be multiple variations of the ride. However, if this thing does spin and have virtual reality then that could make a lot of people very nauseous.
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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1146 on: August 13, 2017, 02:39:25 PM »
Dang it Lorrie - you have to warn me that you are going to post photos.  I was tied up with Drum Corp International Championships today in Indy.  ;)

If you are having trouble viewing the photos on Facebook or embedded above (due to size) you can now view them on MIG as well http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2017/08/time-traveler-construction-sdc_12.html

Maybe I will warn you next time... I was able to get pics late friday afternoon,  then got computer access at the Motel...  Normall I dont have computer available until i get home...

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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1147 on: August 13, 2017, 02:43:33 PM »
I really, really doubt that VR is part of this. Among many other reasons, it's nothing but a boondoggle at every other park that has tried it.

The drop looks nice. It's not huge, but it's big enough that you will feel the vertical sensation.

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« Reply #1148 on: August 13, 2017, 02:51:07 PM »
Dang it Lorrie - you have to warn me that you are going to post photos.  I was tied up with Drum Corp International Championships today in Indy.  ;)

If you are having trouble viewing the photos on Facebook or embedded above (due to size) you can now view them on MIG as well http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2017/08/time-traveler-construction-sdc_12.html

Maybe I will warn you next time... I was able to get pics late friday afternoon,  then got computer access at the Motel...  Normall I dont have computer available until i get home...

lol.  I'm just kidding. I got back to my hotel in Indy last night and saw the photos and then went ahead and posted the update. Not a problem - thanks again for sharing
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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1149 on: August 13, 2017, 03:04:09 PM »
In an email from the park, they mentioned the station having AC. I'm guessing this means it could be kind of like Wildfire's station? Probably lots of theming inside that will be kind of similar. I do love the highly themed stations.

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« Reply #1150 on: August 13, 2017, 03:27:41 PM »
In an email from the park, they mentioned the station having AC. I'm guessing this means it could be kind of like Wildfire's station? Probably lots of theming inside that will be kind of similar. I do love the highly themed stations.

I love the station theming also, but I do wish there was more effort put toward ride theming. For the most part SDC coasters after the station is just a coaster. What if there were to do something like Rock N Roller Coaster with a backstory presentation. That would be great.

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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1151 on: August 13, 2017, 03:44:43 PM »
They haven't even finished putting the track together, so I'll withhold judgement on the amount of theming until opening day.

Honestly though, even if it is just the station that is highly themed, I'd take that. I really wanted some tunnels or buildings to fly though, but I'll take what I can get. Wildfire comes off just fine, and I consider that coaster highly themed. We'll see what happens with that launch building though. That could turn into something big.

We can be certain that this coaster has a detailed story of it's own - probably even a theme song like the last several coaster/big ride additions. They haven't slowed down on theming yet. Fireman's Landing still looks great even if some of us don't like the prevalence of rides up front. Lightning Rod's station is supposed to be pretty good as well.


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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1152 on: August 13, 2017, 04:41:50 PM »
A few pictures from today. I'm not so sure that Poke Salad Mary's is leaving. The ramp is complete to the left of it and the walkway seems to take a turn toward the old Thunderation arch.
Also, there are three small roofs on the walkway.

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« Reply #1153 on: August 13, 2017, 05:43:38 PM »
We were talking and we think that the ramp that empties into the picnic table area might be just temporary for the media event - much like the bridge over the track opening in the station.

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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1154 on: August 13, 2017, 06:23:58 PM »
That would make sense. It seemed a bit awkward and out of place for a normal walkway.
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