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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCs 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 05, 2022, 10:22:52 PM »
Been noticing as I was at the park tonight that Flooded Mine is in it's worst shape ever. Almost nothing was working outside of the audio and water effects. All the belt driven pulleys and such had broken or removed belts and one guy had his head decapitated and dangling on his chest. I could imagine that freaking out some little kids. Also one of the boats was taking on water in the station so they moved me to another one. I chatted with the workers and they too talked about how they love the classics and hope to keep them around, and they too couldn't talk about the building under construction or "they would get fired" but as for Flooded Mine they smiled and said they are aware of all the issues and that a real plan has already been set in motion that will make everyone happy in the near future.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 05, 2022, 10:16:36 PM »
While on the train this evening they had the closest thing to a teaser yet regarding the construction as we passed it.

The conductor mentions: "You might notice that here construction across the way from where our firemen reside... as of right now it's just a hole in the wall. As for what it's gonna be blip blip blip blip I can't say or I'd get in big trouble."

That's some pretty clever wording to allude to FITH.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Citizen injured
« on: August 05, 2022, 06:13:16 PM »
TNT is running as usual. I'm at the park now and rode it. Nothing out of the ordinary. Feels smoother tho.

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Dollywood Discussion / Re: Dollywood's 2023 Project
« on: August 05, 2022, 01:17:12 PM »
Stats wise this fills a long time gap they have had with SDC since removing their Mine Train Coaster in the late 90's. This is very similar to ThuNderaTion. Both are 48mph and both BBM and TNT are in the 3000+ foot range but of course TNT is 20 feet taller due to using a lift hill.

EDIT: I know some consider Firechaser to be their version of TNT but I disagree. That coaster is way too gentle in comparison.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Citizen injured
« on: August 02, 2022, 11:48:40 PM »
Was there ever an update to what happened with this?

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Citizen injured
« on: July 24, 2022, 10:45:31 PM »
Yeah I highly doubt this could mark the end of TNT. Totally different circumstances. Especially considering its still a very popular Arrow Mine Train and the park has been putting work back into it over the past couple years. You don't spend money and put labor into a ride that you are just gonna rip out later on. From what it sounds like, this was a freak accident due to mis-communication or negligence on the workers part, unfortunately.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Citizen injured
« on: July 22, 2022, 02:40:25 PM »
From the sources I have been getting, it was indeed TNT and the maintenance worker was hit by the coaster train itself and succumbed to the injuries. If this is indeed true, why the heck was he out there with the ride in operation?

Again all speculation from apparent park witnesses. I am sure an official statement will be released soon.

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Other Parks / Re: Worlds of Fun 2023
« on: July 15, 2022, 08:54:01 PM »
The logical location seems to be the Africa/Former Dinos Alive attraction area ?

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: June 27, 2022, 01:33:28 PM »
Whats the chance this is for 2024 and not 2023? Normally announcements happen in August but by now wed have a teaser campaign of some kind and the park is completely silent on this. Im seriously starting to wonder.

I'm beginning to suspect it's getting pushed back a year myself. Been seeing some ramblings on social media that FITH may yet see another season after all. The lack of a teaser campaign and with what all would be involved to make anything even remotely faithful to FITH in the current timeframe, they are way behind on that aspect to get things done. The building at least should have been finished by now if we were to realistically see anything for 2023.

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My only guess is that it might have been used in Antique Photos.  Ive never seen it on park that I can remember

That was gonna be my thought too. That or a costume for female employees posing for the parks promotional material.

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White Water Discussion / Re: What is the deal with WW?
« on: June 01, 2022, 04:25:51 PM »
While logically I can see them possibly doing a new WW site around the new property closer to SDC I can also see them repurposing the old CC property since it's been an eyesore for the town all these years and they already have the infastructure in place since the park used to have a couple water rides.

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I appreciate the sentiments expressed here as I share them too but as I mentioned before it's likely best to keep expectations low.

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Yeah best to keep expectations low.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: April 12, 2022, 09:45:36 PM »
Not too thrilled with the RMC rumor for some obvious reasons. While I know they did a good job on Blazing Fury's refurb I just hope they don't reuse those uncomfortable cars and lapbars they have on their regular coasters. It would be cool if they refurb the Original FITH cars as I recall Dollywood did something similar with theirs IIRC.

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Teenager Dies falling off drop tower ride at ICON Park in Florida.
Hate to say it but this sounds like a classic negligence case, especially reading the staffs nonchalant body language in the video while the people around them are freaking out and wanting off.

**VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED**

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQvUvA-DAsU

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