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Re: SDC’s 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #45 on: April 21, 2019, 10:19:51 AM »
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Starting to hear a lot more rumblings that the FITH rumor might actually have some traction.  Now there are about 5 different rumors out there right now, but the loudest is that current FITH will be open during 2020 season while new FITH is being built in FL for s 2021 opening.  Sounded like it would go in the Shad parking lot behind current FL. 

Again RUMOR but multiple sources this time so who knows.  We’ll keep an ear out for more.

Sad thought that SDC scraps the original FITH while Dollywood keeps and refurbishes theirs?  Very sad.
Knotts and other parks have reinvested in the older dark rides but SDC seems as if they want to find a reason to eliminate theirs. 

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Re: SDC’s 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #46 on: April 21, 2019, 11:58:09 AM »
If Dollywood can operate both FireChaser Express and Blazing Fury.....why can't SDC do the same with a new coaster in FL and a refurbishment of FITH.

The new coaster in FL could have some of the more modern elements we've discussed and then FITH could just be fixed up as is. Of course, that is if FITH is capable of remaining and not too far gone.....

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Re: SDC’s 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #47 on: April 21, 2019, 01:53:02 PM »
Pretty sure the building is too far gone to be saved. 
You have to remember that Blazing Fury is much younger than FITH
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« Reply #48 on: April 21, 2019, 03:40:27 PM »
Pretty sure the building is too far gone to be saved. 
You have to remember that Blazing Fury is much younger than FITH

The building is in bad shape. you can see daylight through the walls in several places.  You know it has been patched "alot" through the years.

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Re: SDC’s 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #49 on: April 21, 2019, 03:48:05 PM »
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Pretty sure the building is too far gone to be saved. 
You have to remember that Blazing Fury is much younger than FITH

6 years should not make the difference with a cinder block structure on a slab.    I dont not believe that SDC is as interested in saving its past as we are.
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Re: SDC’s 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #50 on: April 21, 2019, 04:52:39 PM »
Starting to hear a lot more rumblings that the FITH rumor might actually have some traction.  Now there are about 5 different rumors out there right now, but the loudest is that current FITH will be open during 2020 season while new FITH is being built in FL for s 2021 opening.  Sounded like it would go in the Shad parking lot behind current FL. 

Again RUMOR but multiple sources this time so who knows.  We’ll keep an ear out for more.

That would properly place with like themed attractions. We know know they don't mind going with a new version of a similar ride with the new raft ride.

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Re: SDC’s 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #51 on: April 21, 2019, 04:57:50 PM »
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Pretty sure the building is too far gone to be saved. 
You have to remember that Blazing Fury is much younger than FITH

6 years should not make the difference with a cinder block structure on a slab.    I dont not believe that SDC is as interested in saving its past as we are.

The cinder block outer walls are just one aspect of the building.  Sometimes you have to cut your losses and start new.  While I am sad that the original is rumored to go, I’m also realistic in admitting it hasn’t been the FITH from my childhood in at least a decade or more.  The new version will more than likely have much newer technology and will probably have more intricate scenes instead of repurposed clothing store mannequins.
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Re: SDC’s 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #52 on: April 21, 2019, 08:08:32 PM »
OK, but something would have to go in the old location if FitH is relocated.  Another dark ride in a new building?  Something along the lines of one of the concepts presented in the recent DW survey?
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« Reply #53 on: April 21, 2019, 08:47:49 PM »
OK, but something would have to go in the old location if FitH is relocated.  Another dark ride in a new building?  Something along the lines of one of the concepts presented in the recent DW survey?

Any kind of ride could go into the area. 

they could also build a new Building for shows and events..   Maybe something to replace Riverfront when it comes out..

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« Reply #54 on: April 21, 2019, 09:17:55 PM »
OK, but something would have to go in the old location if FitH is relocated.  Another dark ride in a new building?  Something along the lines of one of the concepts presented in the recent DW survey?

Well... there’s been rumblings about that too, and honestly a lot of you won’t like that either, so let’s just focus on one thing at a time.  No need to work yourselves up until we see some real movement. 

With that being said, many on here didn’t believe they’d rip out LR even though we talked about that possibility being pretty strong about two years before that project started.   So, who knows...
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Re: SDC’s 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #55 on: April 21, 2019, 09:30:27 PM »
With all the talk with the FITH demo and possible remake, while I still cringe at the idea of losing this classic as I have known it, it would be cool if they did do something like this for the final drop on the remake that yells Fiiiiiiirrrrre In Theeee Hoooole! along with other pyrotechnic effects thru the ride. https://youtu.be/89flDfgcQr8?t=140