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Title: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Swoosh on January 16, 2019, 05:29:59 PM
This is your official thread to post updates and speculations dealing the 2022 operating season for Silver Dollar City properties in Branson, MO.

Remember to list credits if you post photos that come from a different site and/or are not your own.

Thanks and happy speculating.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Swoosh on January 16, 2019, 05:33:09 PM
If current rumors stand, we will see a brand new FITH this season. 
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Okiebenz on January 16, 2019, 05:55:53 PM
Please no.  build an additional new ride
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: shavethewhales on April 08, 2019, 09:11:21 PM
So apparently DW has released a survey talking about potential dark rides, which as we all know is a pretty darn good indicator that they will get a dark ride soon. It's also a pretty darn good indicator that SDC will follow suit with a similar ride based upon the experience of creating DW's. https://themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1901997#p1901997

This is fabulous news to me. I will hold out hope that our classics aren't completely replaced, but I do like the idea of getting back into large scale indoor rides again after so long. Perhaps it will spur further investment. There are several different options listed, from basic dark rides with guns to flying theaters and even an interactive walkthrough with puzzles (not sure how that would really work in reality). I'll take one modern dark ride with a cool semi-historical theme and a flying theatre on the side please.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: History Buff on April 08, 2019, 09:34:35 PM
Something authentic and site-specific would be great.  It doesn't have to be interactive as long as there is a lot to see and ride lasts long enough.  Some of the ideas presented are pretty generic:  that could work for DW more than for SDC, but they could also be adapted for the Ozarks.  Fireflies, wildlife, mining, spelunking, something historical or legendary - I'm on board for being a creative consultant.

Also, I found the word "lead" in there, where the word should have been "led", but that's the teacher/author in me.

And finally, where did the candlelight nativity come in?  One of these things is not like the others.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: sdcfan88 on April 08, 2019, 09:39:12 PM
I would still love to see a revival of the Mystery Mine concept SDC was supposed to get years ago that Dollywood ultimately got. Heck they could simply reuse the rejected lost silver mine concept they put out when Time Traveler was being developed.

Or do a ride themed to and complementing Marvel Cave.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Swoosh on April 08, 2019, 10:27:27 PM
The issue I have with a Mystery Mine coming to SDC is that itíll probably come at the expense of FM and Iím not ready to admit its days are yet
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: sirwillow on April 10, 2019, 04:00:10 PM
So apparently DW has released a survey talking about potential dark rides, which as we all know is a pretty darn good indicator that they will get a dark ride soon. It's also a pretty darn good indicator that SDC will follow suit with a similar ride based upon the experience of creating DW's. https://themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1901997#p1901997


I'm still waiting for our SDC version of Mystery Mine, Wild Eagle, Firechaser Express and several of their other recent additions.  Until we get them, I don't hold out any hope of this being any indication of what's coming to SDC.  :-)
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: cowboy on April 10, 2019, 04:18:10 PM
We still need our B&M Dive Coaster, unless that rumor has now been completely shelved.

Jay
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Swoosh on April 10, 2019, 04:47:43 PM
We still need our B&M Dive Coaster, unless that rumor has now been completely shelved.

Jay

Speculation is that B&M rumor started with the maintenance team and was born out of wishful thinking.  They love Wildfire because it ďbehavesĒ whereas they think Powder Keg, Outlaw Run and Time Traveler are all ďneedy b****esĒ

Keep an eye on that Mining Darkride shooter concept.  It could be our replacement for FM in the not so distant future
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Coaster on April 13, 2019, 06:23:34 PM
It'll be a sad day when FITH is replaced with a new version. I know that they are not taking care of it the way it needs to be and is a shell of its former self, but it is still an original SDC classic. I'll just have to come to grips over the next few years that this could be happening.

Other indoor dark rides I would love to see is the old Ice House concept and a dark ride themed around Marvel Cave, as others have mentioned.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: MCLFLN on April 13, 2019, 07:41:28 PM
I like the idea of a heavily themed marvel cave ride...

Done right, they could make it really look and feel like it is an unexplored section of the real cave...


It'll be a sad day when FITH is replaced with a new version. I know that they are not taking care of it the way it needs to be and is a shell of its former self, but it is still an original SDC classic. I'll just have to come to grips over the next few years that this could be happening.

Other indoor dark rides I would love to see is the old Ice House concept and a dark ride themed around Marvel Cave, as others have mentioned.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: shavethewhales on February 07, 2021, 11:22:37 AM
Screamscape reports there is some clearing and digging visible from the road going past SDC. Lance assumes this is for a new attraction, but based on what we know I'd assume it is infrastructure work, possibly to continue setting up the new festival area, or maybe indeed connected to something being added in the future.

At this point I'm expecting them to hold off on what they had planned to start this year, so whatever was planned for 2022 won't open until 2023 at the earliest.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Swoosh on February 07, 2021, 08:36:44 PM
Bless his heart.  Thatís for future M&C parking. 
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: sdcfan88 on February 09, 2021, 06:08:05 PM
Even if its outdated info, just for fun if they were to move FITH and integrate it into Fireman's Landing here's a general idea on how it would look in that plot of land back behind there.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Swoosh on February 09, 2021, 10:00:46 PM
Itís not outdated
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: shavethewhales on March 21, 2021, 02:04:50 PM
So I didn't make it on the train, but I did drive back and forth by the maintenance entrance and I didn't see any obvious construction as discussed on screamscape. There is a big maintenance yard there with a bunch of stuff being stored, and there's an area behind the maintenance yard where they've been adding fill dirt from various construction projects (mainly MRF), but no clearing that I could see in the area we expect FITH to be moved to. Trees still standing.

Should have ridden firfall to get a better idea, but obviously you can't control which side you ride on and the line was long.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Swoosh on March 21, 2021, 08:16:39 PM
Theyíre seeing the future M&C parking lot. IDK why they are getting so excited about full dirt
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: shavethewhales on April 20, 2021, 08:58:18 AM
I'm still curious if we'll see any signs for FITH's rumored demise this year. You'd think they would make an announcement of some sort by summer/early fall if they are indeed tearing it down/rebuilding it.

So far, there still don't appear to be any obvious signs at either FITH or the rumored new location.

Given the sharp rebound in tourism and the zeal at which HFEC is still pursuing investments, I think there's a chance any big plans for 2022/23 are back on track. Given their usual pace, starting this fall means it would still be 2023 before the new FITH would open at the earliest, if they are still doing that.

I'm just feeling way more bullish on things than I was even a few months ago. I'm excited to see the evolution of the park continue. Let's just hope they don't try any more "world's biggests/firsts" on this project and focus on reliability and throughput.
Title: Re: SDC’s 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Dewayne on April 20, 2021, 01:57:53 PM
I was just thinking about this recently. I believe we have a good chance of seeing a new ride open in 2023. In order to do this, they will indeed have to start this fall, whether we see construction or not. Fall to winter is a great time to start anyway, especially because the cold weather starts coming in after having fun on the water rides all summer. I don't want them to break anyone's plans for riding any ride one last time, especially a water ride. Starting over the off-season is cool too, but it doesn't give them as much time.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Duelist on April 20, 2021, 04:28:38 PM
I'm still curious if we'll see any signs for FITH's rumored demise this year. You'd think they would make an announcement of some sort by summer/early fall if they are indeed tearing it down/rebuilding it.

So far, there still don't appear to be any obvious signs at either FITH or the rumored new location.

Given the sharp rebound in tourism and the zeal at which HFEC is still pursuing investments, I think there's a chance any big plans for 2022/23 are back on track. Given their usual pace, starting this fall means it would still be 2023 before the new FITH would open at the earliest, if they are still doing that.

I'm just feeling way more bullish on things than I was even a few months ago. I'm excited to see the evolution of the park continue. Let's just hope they don't try any more "world's biggests/firsts" on this project and focus on reliability and throughput.

Amen!  Keep it a coaster that families can ride!  My kids love of coasters came about directly from riding FITH.  And keep the Baldknobbers theme.  This and the flooded mine are probably the most iconic rides at the City.  Well those and the Frisco Silver Dollar Line.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Swoosh on April 20, 2021, 07:56:20 PM
I'm still curious if we'll see any signs for FITH's rumored demise this year. You'd think they would make an announcement of some sort by summer/early fall if they are indeed tearing it down/rebuilding it.

So far, there still don't appear to be any obvious signs at either FITH or the rumored new location.

Given the sharp rebound in tourism and the zeal at which HFEC is still pursuing investments, I think there's a chance any big plans for 2022/23 are back on track. Given their usual pace, starting this fall means it would still be 2023 before the new FITH would open at the earliest, if they are still doing that.

I'm just feeling way more bullish on things than I was even a few months ago. I'm excited to see the evolution of the park continue. Let's just hope they don't try any more "world's biggests/firsts" on this project and focus on reliability and throughput.

Amen!  Keep it a coaster that families can ride!  My kids love of coasters came about directly from riding FITH.  And keep the Baldknobbers theme.  This and the flooded mine are probably the most iconic rides at the City.  Well those and the Frisco Silver Dollar Line.

Well you can guarantee that the Baldknobbers theme is toast with the new version.  The new people in charge of the company donít get it.  They think theyíre the same as clan members.  The media portray them as clan members too because the young ankle biters that call themselves journalists have no idea what a Baldknobber is. 

You can expect a drop track and a backwards section.  And donít forget all coasters at SDC are considered family coasters
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: KBCraig on April 21, 2021, 09:31:23 PM
And donít forget all coasters at SDC are considered family coasters

Well... unless anyone in your family has a BMI over 25, according to recent reports of belt-tightening. ;)
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Swoosh on April 22, 2021, 09:02:15 PM
And donít forget all coasters at SDC are considered family coasters

Well... unless anyone in your family has a BMI over 25, according to recent reports of belt-tightening. ;)

Belts will naturally shrink when exposed to the elements over time. 
I havenít noticed any issues, but Iím far from overweight
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: SDC#1fan on April 23, 2021, 10:17:05 PM
What are the chances this is the new Gerstlauer coaster thatís been announced?
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: shavethewhales on April 26, 2021, 03:49:37 PM
Hmmm, wouldn't seem likely, but I haven't seen any of the recent additions coming so who really knows. I can't imagine the classics lasting much longer in their current conditions though, so it's hard to see them getting away from the process of replacement that they kicked off with the LR/MR transformation. A family coaster (new FITH) is needed so much more than another thrill coaster. I assume the new gerstlauer is for Cedar Point or King's Dominion. Seems like a CF purchase since SF is trying to spread the wealth and focus on smaller rides at each park in general.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Swoosh on April 26, 2021, 10:09:10 PM
Hmmm, wouldn't seem likely, but I haven't seen any of the recent additions coming so who really knows. I can't imagine the classics lasting much longer in their current conditions though, so it's hard to see them getting away from the process of replacement that they kicked off with the LR/MR transformation. A family coaster (new FITH) is needed so much more than another thrill coaster. I assume the new gerstlauer is for Cedar Point or King's Dominion. Seems like a CF purchase since SF is trying to spread the wealth and focus on smaller rides at each park in general.

Kings Dominion literally has Tiki Twirl (S&S 4D Free-spin) sitting in the parking lot waiting to be installed.  Doubt it is going there.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: pfranke03 on April 27, 2021, 07:58:07 PM
Hello Everyone. SDC has seems to be somewhat limited with expanding the park outwards in any direction. AP takes up alot of space and in my opinion it would be a great area for the park to revamp and add in a few new attractions. I have always had the idea and think it would be beneficial for the park to remove AP and use that whole area in between WF and PK. They could easily place a new dark ride/attraction to take place of FITH in this area and could place it behind the waterfall for the restaurant so nobody would have to see a big ugly building. They could then fit in a smaller rollercoaster (Something like Dragon Flyer at Dollywood) which guests of all ages would enjoy. I believe there would still be enough room for a new log flume that would be more compact and themed. Maybe even a couple fun flat rides in there as well.
This is just an idea of mine and what I believe would be a cool new area for the park. I would love to hear any of your ideas!
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Swoosh on April 27, 2021, 08:54:12 PM
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Hello Everyone. SDC has seems to be somewhat limited with expanding the park outwards in any direction. AP takes up alot of space and in my opinion it would be a great area for the park to revamp and add in a few new attractions. I have always had the idea and think it would be beneficial for the park to remove AP and use that whole area in between WF and PK. They could easily place a new dark ride/attraction to take place of FITH in this area and could place it behind the waterfall for the restaurant so nobody would have to see a big ugly building. They could then fit in a smaller rollercoaster (Something like Dragon Flyer at Dollywood) which guests of all ages would enjoy. I believe there would still be enough room for a new log flume that would be more compact and themed. Maybe even a couple fun flat rides in there as well.
This is just an idea of mine and what I believe would be a cool new area for the park. I would love to hear any of your ideas!
The link is an areal view of the area so you can get a better idea of what I am describing.

The park is not hurting for space. There are currently 7 plots of land earmarked for future coasters.  Theyíre good
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: pfranke03 on April 27, 2021, 09:02:55 PM
file:///Users/paxtonfranke/Desktop/Screen%20Shot%202021-04-27%20at%207.36.40%20PM.png

Hello Everyone. SDC has seems to be somewhat limited with expanding the park outwards in any direction. AP takes up alot of space and in my opinion it would be a great area for the park to revamp and add in a few new attractions. I have always had the idea and think it would be beneficial for the park to remove AP and use that whole area in between WF and PK. They could easily place a new dark ride/attraction to take place of FITH in this area and could place it behind the waterfall for the restaurant so nobody would have to see a big ugly building. They could then fit in a smaller rollercoaster (Something like Dragon Flyer at Dollywood) which guests of all ages would enjoy. I believe there would still be enough room for a new log flume that would be more compact and themed. Maybe even a couple fun flat rides in there as well.
This is just an idea of mine and what I believe would be a cool new area for the park. I would love to hear any of your ideas!
The link is an areal view of the area so you can get a better idea of what I am describing.

The park is not hurting for space. There are currently 7 plots of land earmarked for future coasters.  Theyíre good
Interesting. Where are these areas?
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Swoosh on April 28, 2021, 07:52:52 PM
file:///Users/paxtonfranke/Desktop/Screen%20Shot%202021-04-27%20at%207.36.40%20PM.png

Hello Everyone. SDC has seems to be somewhat limited with expanding the park outwards in any direction. AP takes up alot of space and in my opinion it would be a great area for the park to revamp and add in a few new attractions. I have always had the idea and think it would be beneficial for the park to remove AP and use that whole area in between WF and PK. They could easily place a new dark ride/attraction to take place of FITH in this area and could place it behind the waterfall for the restaurant so nobody would have to see a big ugly building. They could then fit in a smaller rollercoaster (Something like Dragon Flyer at Dollywood) which guests of all ages would enjoy. I believe there would still be enough room for a new log flume that would be more compact and themed. Maybe even a couple fun flat rides in there as well.
This is just an idea of mine and what I believe would be a cool new area for the park. I would love to hear any of your ideas!
The link is an areal view of the area so you can get a better idea of what I am describing.

The park is not hurting for space. There are currently 7 plots of land earmarked for future coasters.  Theyíre good
Interesting. Where are these areas?

If you look at Google Earth most are pretty obvious. 
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: shavethewhales on April 29, 2021, 01:06:28 PM
file:///Users/paxtonfranke/Desktop/Screen%20Shot%202021-04-27%20at%207.36.40%20PM.png

Hello Everyone. SDC has seems to be somewhat limited with expanding the park outwards in any direction. AP takes up alot of space and in my opinion it would be a great area for the park to revamp and add in a few new attractions. I have always had the idea and think it would be beneficial for the park to remove AP and use that whole area in between WF and PK. They could easily place a new dark ride/attraction to take place of FITH in this area and could place it behind the waterfall for the restaurant so nobody would have to see a big ugly building. They could then fit in a smaller rollercoaster (Something like Dragon Flyer at Dollywood) which guests of all ages would enjoy. I believe there would still be enough room for a new log flume that would be more compact and themed. Maybe even a couple fun flat rides in there as well.
This is just an idea of mine and what I believe would be a cool new area for the park. I would love to hear any of your ideas!
The link is an areal view of the area so you can get a better idea of what I am describing.

Interesting ideas! You may want to try attaching the image though, since the link you provided is a local link to your desktop. If you hit "Attachments and other options" below the post box, there is a little box to add attachment files that will show up under the post.

SDC has certainly added rides in some unexpected places, so they are no strangers to analyzing their space. Time Traveler being the main example. I don't think anyone saw that coming when the park theoretically had several other available options. We know they are eventually going to add on behind Fireman's Landing since they added the pathway around the lake and that is about the only large flat unused space left. There's also plenty to reclaim inside the existing park boundaries though. I expect Tom Sawyers/Midtown/Riverblast will get re-done at some point along the line, as well as the Flooded Mine location, AP as you've mentioned, and the current area where FITH is. Plus there's more land around the entrance if they can dodge the cave properly.

Still, I think the issue of crowds is over bearing for the park more than anything, so I expect the rumored new train station and a rehash of the entrance area to take priority over the next five years. The FITH project has been rumored to be guided by their desire to fit in a new train station, as Swoosh has mentioned before.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Swoosh on April 29, 2021, 06:28:46 PM
New fences are up  ;D
Iíll let you debate on where they are before I post the photo
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Swoosh on April 29, 2021, 08:30:05 PM
Let the speculation begin
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2021/04/project-2022-sdc.html
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: SDC#1fan on April 30, 2021, 12:27:18 AM
I mean this would fit in with the Gerstlauer rumor. Itís being built in a challenging location, itís a park that would build a one of a kind attraction, and there was always the rumor sdc would get a euro fighter after Dollywood and that it might use the old waterbogin tower.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: sdcfan88 on April 30, 2021, 02:14:11 AM
I mean this would fit in with the Gerstlauer rumor. Itís being built in a challenging location, itís a park that would build a one of a kind attraction, and there was always the rumor sdc would get a euro fighter after Dollywood and that it might use the old waterbogin tower.

I have always said this would be perfect. The skeleton of the Waterboggan Tower is metal so they could simply strip it down to the frame removing all the old wood and then rebuild around it and reuse the tower as a dark ride element for a small coaster.

Mystery Mine

(https://www.thesmokies.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/TheSmokies_MysteryMine.jpg)

Waterboggan Tower

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3201/2350841477_693a8b7440_n.jpg)
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Pintrader on April 30, 2021, 07:59:05 AM
The rumors and speculation have been toward a new FITH or possibly FM.  The old Waterboggan tower may or may not be used and this might finally be a reason to remove it.  It was a good place to hang a few Christmas lights during OTC  :)

It could very well be a coaster but it seems like in the past they have given the city more of a buffer and put them more on the outer edges.   
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: shavethewhales on April 30, 2021, 08:56:18 AM
Or maybe they are just adding ziplines, lol.

I still want us to get our version of Firechaser, but I don't want it to be considered the new FITH. Unfortunately, that's a strong possibility.

If I had to guess, I'd say they were working on more enhancements for this area to add festival improvements and future connections to additions in the back area. Starting now could be an indication that they want to get something done before the busy Fall/Christmas season. Will we get the second tree setup back there this year?
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Duelist on April 30, 2021, 10:42:03 AM
^ You may be right but why would they need a privacy fence for that?  I agree they would need to put a safety fence up to keep visitors away from any construction but if it's not some kind of ride why the need for a privacy fence?  Of course they may have just had extra slats and put them to use LOL
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Pintrader on April 30, 2021, 11:06:15 AM
Starting now could be an indication that they want to get something done before the busy Fall/Christmas season. Will we get the second tree setup back there this year?


I think they are going to put the old Christmas tree on top of the tower and call it the highest Christmas tree in the Western Hemisphere (Well Branson Maybe)  ::)
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: shavethewhales on April 30, 2021, 01:33:19 PM
^ You may be right but why would they need a privacy fence for that?  I agree they would need to put a safety fence up to keep visitors away from any construction but if it's not some kind of ride why the need for a privacy fence?  Of course they may have just had extra slats and put them to use LOL

They use a "privacy" fence for all construction and BOH activity. They still try to retain at least a little magic sometimes, lol.

I wonder if the park got some kind of notice about the old waterboggin tower? While the structure is steel, the upper house may have fallen into disrepair. I know it holds a lot of communication equipment, but it's also a giant bat house! I wonder if they found it necessary to finally take it down.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Swoosh on April 30, 2021, 06:53:40 PM
^ You may be right but why would they need a privacy fence for that?  I agree they would need to put a safety fence up to keep visitors away from any construction but if it's not some kind of ride why the need for a privacy fence?  Of course they may have just had extra slats and put them to use LOL

They use a "privacy" fence for all construction and BOH activity. They still try to retain at least a little magic sometimes, lol.

I wonder if the park got some kind of notice about the old waterboggin tower? While the structure is steel, the upper house may have fallen into disrepair. I know it holds a lot of communication equipment, but it's also a giant bat house! I wonder if they found it necessary to finally take it down.

Except they didnít put up a fence to put in the pumpkins pathway so that theory is debunked
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: legoerosion on May 01, 2021, 09:53:25 AM
I bet they're going to put more fencing up and around the tower & tracks after this weekend is over. I've always wondered why they haven't taken the old tower down.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Swoosh on May 01, 2021, 10:43:34 PM
I bet they're going to put more fencing up and around the tower & tracks after this weekend is over. I've always wondered why they haven't taken the old tower down.

Multiple reasons why it is still up.  The biggest is they didnít want to spend the money to take it down. 
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: MCLFLN on May 02, 2021, 04:48:54 PM
Is this related to the fence?

https://twitter.com/SDCAttractions/status/1388969302146043904


I bet they're going to put more fencing up and around the tower & tracks after this weekend is over. I've always wondered why they haven't taken the old tower down.

Multiple reasons why it is still up.  The biggest is they didnít want to spend the money to take it down.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Grapeslie on May 02, 2021, 06:49:57 PM
Welp here we go!
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: mg on May 02, 2021, 07:19:51 PM
Welp here we go!

While I would love for it to be a ride, Iím half expecting it to be the return of indoor entertainment based on the building in the photo.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Grapeslie on May 02, 2021, 07:42:02 PM
I agree that may be it but it may also be the beginning of the teaser campaign.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Swoosh on May 02, 2021, 07:54:37 PM
It has everything to do with entertainment. 
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: mg on May 03, 2021, 10:26:56 AM
The Harlem Globetrotters are returning to Silver Dollar City June 12 - August 8. They will be inside Red Gold Heritage Hall.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Swoosh on May 03, 2021, 07:48:46 PM
The Harlem Globetrotters are returning to Silver Dollar City June 12 - August 8. They will be inside Red Gold Heritage Hall.

It has everything to do with entertainment. 

Looks like I knew what I was talking about  8)
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: MCLFLN on May 03, 2021, 08:00:33 PM
So... When you going to tell us about the fence...?

The Harlem Globetrotters are returning to Silver Dollar City June 12 - August 8. They will be inside Red Gold Heritage Hall.

It has everything to do with entertainment. 

Looks like I knew what I was talking about  8)
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Swoosh on May 04, 2021, 06:35:23 AM
So... When you going to tell us about the fence...?

I already did.  I even posted a picture of it.
Now if youíre talking whatís going to be behind the fence, thatíll have to wait.  Lots of moving parts right now going on behind the scenes. 
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: pfranke03 on May 04, 2021, 01:32:30 PM
@Swoosh. You may have said this in the past but do you have any connection with the park or are you just a fan? Seems like you have plenty of knowledge on what is happening/going to happen!
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Swoosh on May 04, 2021, 04:11:12 PM
@Swoosh. You may have said this in the past but do you have any connection with the park or are you just a fan? Seems like you have plenty of knowledge on what is happening/going to happen!

Letís just say Iíve been around the industry for a long time and leave it vague. 
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: legoerosion on May 07, 2021, 01:03:58 PM
Over the week-off days, the fence has grown and is now extending behind part of the smoke area in front of the waterboggan tower. If this is really the gerstlauer coaster, I can definitely see it. Challenging terrain, possibly having to work with the train tracks (above/possibly below it). This could be a really unique thing going here.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: sdcfan88 on May 07, 2021, 03:16:29 PM
Hopefully it won't be a clear cut demo of the natural landscape like their past few attractions.

EDIT: Looking back on a couple other posters who mentioned it, could it be possible that they are indeed finally demo-ing the tower which would necessitate the need for a fence? Nothing more, nothing less?
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Lampie on May 13, 2021, 12:05:12 PM
Anyone else see the news about the RMC family hybrid?

It has me wondering if the construction at SDC is related. It seems like a rough spot to fit a coaster into, especially if they stick to SDCís norm of keeping coasters mostly out of sight.

 https://www.coaster101.com/2021/05/12/rmc-family-hybrid/ (https://www.coaster101.com/2021/05/12/rmc-family-hybrid/)
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: MCLFLN on May 13, 2021, 12:08:05 PM
I'm not saying it is or is not anything as big as a new ride - but I don't think it is just taking the tower down:
"Lots of moving parts right now going on behind the scenes. "


Anyone else see the news about the RMC family hybrid?

It has me wondering if the construction at SDC is related. It seems like a rough spot to fit a coaster into, especially if they stick to SDCís norm of keeping coasters mostly out of sight.

 https://www.coaster101.com/2021/05/12/rmc-family-hybrid/ (https://www.coaster101.com/2021/05/12/rmc-family-hybrid/)
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: shavethewhales on May 13, 2021, 01:19:42 PM
Apparently they are just re-working the pathways to accommodate crowds. The pumpkin nights trail is being widened somehow. I thought it was pretty undersized when they first built it.


As for the next coaster, I don't think SDC is going back with RMC anytime soon. For a family coaster, they will probably go back to Vekoma or Gerstauler.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: mg on May 14, 2021, 07:57:16 PM
From looking though the fence and the view from FireFall, it does look like they are just widening the path.
It also looks like they may widen the main path where it connects to the woodland trail.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Swoosh on May 18, 2021, 08:28:14 PM
Update on the fenced off area

https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2021/05/project-2022-sdc.html
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Swoosh on June 07, 2021, 10:18:00 AM
Latest update on the fenced off area

https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2021/06/project-2022-sdc.html
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: shavethewhales on June 07, 2021, 11:10:39 AM
Pretty slow progress on a simple sidewalk expansion. Guess they are just using it as fill-in work around other tasks.
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: Swoosh on June 07, 2021, 04:01:48 PM
Pretty slow progress on a simple sidewalk expansion. Guess they are just using it as fill-in work around other tasks.

Itís being done in house and they cannot spare anyone. So many people retiring or just quitting. Then they cannot get people to come fill those openings.  Itís insane how many openings / how understaffed they are
Title: Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
Post by: MCLFLN on June 07, 2021, 04:11:21 PM
I am guessing this is a mix of it is just time for retirements and some other issues with the company

Pretty slow progress on a simple sidewalk expansion. Guess they are just using it as fill-in work around other tasks.

Itís being done in house and they cannot spare anyone. So many people retiring or just quitting. Then they cannot get people to come fill those openings.  Itís insane how many openings / how understaffed they are