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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1365 on: September 13, 2017, 10:09:32 PM »
Carr Excavating shared more photos today.  I got to admit, the retaining walls really class up the look of this ride

http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2017/09/time-traveler-construction-sdc_13.html

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Hope they put caps on them.

Hope they use a concrete stain to knock the gray out and blend it better with the natural landscape.

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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1366 on: September 13, 2017, 10:56:11 PM »
Carr Excavating shared more photos today.  I got to admit, the retaining walls really class up the look of this ride

http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2017/09/time-traveler-construction-sdc_13.html

Two Thoughts

Hope they put caps on them.

Hope they use a concrete stain to knock the gray out and blend it better with the natural landscape.

There wont be any caps on that style of block....

They wont stain them, They would have used a different product if they had wanted to "match" the "natural" landscape.

The fitted wall with all the blocks a uniform size will look great when complete.

 


« Last Edit: September 13, 2017, 11:18:49 PM by sanddunerider »

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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1367 on: September 13, 2017, 11:09:43 PM »
Carr Excavating shared more photos today.  I got to admit, the retaining walls really class up the look of this ride

http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2017/09/time-traveler-construction-sdc_13.html

Two Thoughts

Hope they put caps on them.

Hope they use a concrete stain to knock the gray out and blend it better with the natural landscape.

This particular style of retaining wall does not use "caps". You can see a photo in that update of a completed section to get an idea on what the finished product will look like. 

Stain is not needed.  They will naturally age over time
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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1368 on: September 14, 2017, 09:25:12 AM »
Awesome pics

Thought as I was viewing them.....has the park every had any issues with wildlife around the rides?  I'd assume the fencing would keep out the larger creatures (deer, humans).  But Id hate to think about what might happen to a random squirrel.

There have certainly been times where animals have come into the park and affected the rides.  it's rare, but it does happen.

Had a bobcat around the train station one morning when I was cleaning that slowed me up a bit (still opened on time)
Know of a time they found a kitten inside of Electro Spin that closed it down for a while.
At least a couple of times they had deer jump into the Lost River and had to shut it down in order to get them out.
Train has hit a couple of animals, like groundhogs, that crossed the tracks (I'll spare you the details on that)

so it's not unheard of for some of the wildlife to occasionally affect the rides and operations.  Though with TT being where it is by Echo Hollow and the road, I think it's much less likely there than on the other side of the park closer to the woods.
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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1369 on: September 17, 2017, 03:18:13 PM »
So I'll be the first to say it.  I hate the color of the station.  I hope that's not the finished product. 

http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2017/09/time-traveler-construction-sdc_16.html

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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1370 on: September 17, 2017, 04:32:21 PM »
Yeah, what an ugly bland color scheme for such a bold new ride. Not sure what the thought process was here, especially after they tested a completely different paint scheme. Something about dirt showing maybe? That's always why people move away from white paint jobs.  ::)

As long as they add lots of cool aesthetic details around an on the station, it won't matter too much. It does just look very suburban though...

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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1371 on: September 17, 2017, 05:09:43 PM »
Yeah, what an ugly bland color scheme for such a bold new ride. Not sure what the thought process was here, especially after they tested a completely different paint scheme. Something about dirt showing maybe? That's always why people move away from white paint jobs.  ::)

As long as they add lots of cool aesthetic details around an on the station, it won't matter too much. It does just look very suburban though...

It looks like Voyage's station now.  That's not a good thing
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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1372 on: September 17, 2017, 06:41:25 PM »
So I'll be the first to say it.  I hate the color of the station.  I hope that's not the finished product. 

http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2017/09/time-traveler-construction-sdc_16.html

I guess I expected more of a brown/earthtone color for some reason..... BUT lots of time left ofr additional changes....... 

LOL, maybe the greenish color is the primer coat ::)

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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1373 on: September 17, 2017, 07:25:48 PM »
So I'll be the first to say it.  I hate the color of the station.  I hope that's not the finished product. 

http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2017/09/time-traveler-construction-sdc_16.html

I guess I expected more of a brown/earthtone color for some reason..... BUT lots of time left ofr additional changes....... 

LOL, maybe the greenish color is the primer coat ::)

Kinda turned off by the aesthetic developments too. One can only hope its just primer but I fear its not. Just looked at the simulation again and its spot on to the final color.
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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1374 on: September 17, 2017, 08:01:15 PM »
I actually like the look of the station. I just hope they paint the railing of the exit platform because the plain wood doesn't look good against the gray/white station. Either way, the look of the station really doesn't matter. The people who care what the station looks like will go to the park anyway, and others only care about the ride. I'm sure we'll see a lot of theming inside the station where people will actually spend time waiting.

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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1375 on: September 17, 2017, 08:12:03 PM »
I am not one to be discussing colors on account of being color blind, but I think it looks nice.
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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1376 on: September 17, 2017, 09:49:44 PM »
So I'll be the first to say it.  I hate the color of the station.  I hope that's not the finished product. 

http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2017/09/time-traveler-construction-sdc_16.html

Yup, all that gorgeous cedar covered up.  *sadness*

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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1377 on: September 17, 2017, 10:40:25 PM »
I actually like the look of the station. I just hope they paint the railing of the exit platform because the plain wood doesn't look good against the gray/white station. Either way, the look of the station really doesn't matter. The people who care what the station looks like will go to the park anyway, and others only care about the ride. I'm sure we'll see a lot of theming inside the station where people will actually spend time waiting.

I am just hoping they wont cheap out on the theming. Kinda worried they spent all the money on the ride itself, granted its probably still too early but I was kinda hoping they would have elaborated a bit more in terms of how well it will be themed during the unveiling. That huge multi-story building has to be for something more than a station and queue line but the simulation depicting it looked kinda bland. I would love to see something interactive in the queue or some kind of show segment in the likes of Baron 1898 or Blue Fire. I will be happy and settle if its at least themed inside the building on the same level as Wildfire. It is unfortunate most of Wildfire's stuff gets overlooked since there's never a line for it now but I used to love reading all the schematics and such on the walls.
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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1378 on: September 18, 2017, 07:21:25 AM »

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Yup, all that gorgeous cedar covered up.  *sadness*
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The cedar did look great and I though would match the area nicely...

Do you suppose the Greenish paint is supposed to match the trees and growth to blend in?

I still expect to see lots of theming at least on the west side of building, and the interior..

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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1379 on: September 18, 2017, 11:20:00 AM »
As is - I don't find it very inviting as you would walk down the steps to the queue building entrance.  I also am not a fan of the exit bridge being so readily visible from the entrance queue line stairs.
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