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Other Parks / Re: SFA - Harley Quinn - Support Vibration
« on: June 23, 2021, 11:20:51 AM »
Someone commented about what they think happened and it, at least to me, makes the most sense:

"It looks like the brake was engaged but the motor kept trying to run, and the applied force synced up with the natural frequency of the structure, thus causing resonance. That is extremely dangerous."

As for why the operators didn't e-stop the ride, apparently Six Flags doesn't allow their ops to do that unless a member of management is present, which seems like a very problematic choice.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Tickets at the Front Gate?
« on: May 28, 2021, 11:26:35 PM »
Hi, this may be a dumb question, but are you still able to get tickets at the gate? If so how much are they/are they the same price as the website? We are looking to go down on Sunday the 30th.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: May 20, 2021, 11:28:07 AM »
Thoughts on how crowds will be on Sunday the 30th? It is the day before Memorial Day.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Any Pumpkin Nights / Christmas News?
« on: November 23, 2020, 09:08:44 AM »
Was there on Saturday the 21st, and Wildfire was running fine. Didn't notice any damage but then again I wasn't looking for it haha

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Going back to SDC
« on: July 29, 2020, 08:11:55 AM »
Ok, I need the real scoop, with as little judgment as possible. Wearing a mask for an extended period of time is not an option for health reasons I will not go in to. Does anyone KNOW (not guess) if the park is kicking people out if they don't have their mask up the whole time?

Thanks for any answers anyone has!

I was there on Saturday and saw a fair share of people not wearing masks in the queue lines. Ride ops did call out those people to wear the masks once they actually saw them without the masks. They didn't let them on the rides if they weren't on, and didn't start the ride until they were over the nose. The only time I really took my mask off was to eat and drink.

So, while it wasn't strictly enforced, you will get called out eventually if you don't have it on. Plus, you'll get weird looks from people all day which i would think would be uncomfortable.

Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2020)
« on: July 27, 2020, 09:59:22 AM »
Are they at least theming the hand sanitizer as a sample of moonshine?

The citizens from back when would have had a blast with that!

Haha, while that would be cool, no they aren't. They are just plain Members Mark (Sam's Club) brand bottles in metal holsters, with a message above saying to help stop the spread of germs and respiratory diseases.

Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2020)
« on: July 26, 2020, 01:58:43 PM »
Went to the park yesterday for the first night of Moonlight Madness, here is my write-up...

This was my first trip to any amusement park this year, and boy was it awesome. Silver Dollar City is by far my favorite park, so I was holding it to high expectations coming in this year.

Coming in, there was a tent where you had your temperature taken and where you had to answer a couple questions regarding health. Super easy, took like 5 seconds and we were through.

Social distancing was questionable throughout the whole park. While there were markers in the lines and a message being played over the park speakers every couple of minutes, hardly anyone actually followed the 6 foot rule. Mask wearing was pretty decent honestly. I'd say about 80% of all people I saw were wearing their masks correctly. Ride-ops were doing there part in making sure everyone was wearing them, and calling out people who weren't. I was very impressed. Trains were cleaned and cycled through empty every hour on the hour. If someone's mask was off or below their nose when the train came back into the station, a ride-op would spray and wipe down said guests seat. Ride-ops would give everyone hand-sanitizer as they approached the gates in the station. There would also be hand sanitizer at the exit of every ride, any doorway of any restaurant or shop, as well as at the entry to rides, various points in the queue line, and multiple spots in the park. Basically, no reason to not have your hands clean.

As for my day in particular, it was great. Rode everything I wanted to, was able to eat comfortably (Cinnamon Bread was the bomb as always, and the Riverfront Smokehouse was surprisingly good), and took breaks comfortably when needed. Now for the ride breakdown...


This was the main event for me today. Was super pumped to get to ride this. When the chains dropped, I raced to this ride only to find out it was closed with no estimated time on when it would open. I was a little dissapointed. But it did end up opening around noon. The wait was about an hour or so which was about what I was expecting. Riding it was so exhilerating. The perfect amount of speed, intensity, splashy-ness, and thrill. It definitely met my expectations and then some. I rode it again at night (see pic above), and it was just as good, even better with its amazing light package. Such an awesome addition to the park, and it will definitely be the favorite for years to come.


It was running two trains which was great. My favorite coaster in the park. Got to ride in the back car which makes for the best experience. The airtime you get going over the first drop is SUSTAINED ejector, which is the absolute best airtime moment i have ever experienced. Recommend that spot for everyone.


What used to be my favorite in the park, has dwindled a little bit for me. The last couple of times I have ridden it, it has been noticeably rougher. Its still very enjoyable, but it gives me a bit of a headache now when i get off of it. Was running only one train.


So smooth. I have yet to notice the rattle everyone says this coaster has. Rode in the front row all 3 times. Not only do I ride it for the thrill, but also for the fantastic views it gives. And as an extra plus, it was running two trains.


They were only running one train on this which made for lines to get to over an hour long. Seriously don't get why they do that. Ride was great though, has held up fantastically over the years.


Rode it once only because I had to ride every coaster at least one time. Its like a rule for me haha. This ride has gotten super rough recently. Really hope they give it some love over an off-season sometime soon.

Overall, 10/10 day at the park. Love every minute i am able to get down in the city. Rode all 3 water rides (American Plunge, Tom & Hucks River Blast, Mystic River Falls/Lost River of the Ozarks) in a single day for the first time ever! Got soaked but it was a hot day so it was needed and refreshing. Really hope I am able to go down again this year, but i may just have to wait until next. Until next time!

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: July 21, 2020, 07:52:38 AM »
Offical statement on Twitter by Silver Dollar City saying Mystic River Falls is now open!!!

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Mystic River Falls Merchandise
« on: July 17, 2020, 09:05:04 PM »
Awesome. Thank you

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Mystic River Falls Merchandise
« on: July 16, 2020, 10:10:22 PM »
Anyone who has been to the park recently found any shop or area of the park that has Mystic River Falls merchandise? Wanting to pick up a t-shirt when i go down there next week.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: July 06, 2020, 10:10:29 PM »
Saw that Mystic River Falls does have a max height limit of 6'5". I don't know if that is temporary or not but its pretty dissapointing in my opinion. I barely meet it (I'm 6'3") but my friend is 6'7" so he wont be able to ride when we go down.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: July 01, 2020, 07:56:19 AM »
Silver Dollar City just posted a teaser to their socials of a clip of one of the MRF rafts (with people aboard) going down the main drop. Should be opening REALLY soon!

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: June 26, 2020, 01:41:30 PM »
Im hoping by July 25th cause thats the date i reserved to go haha

Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2020)
« on: June 25, 2020, 05:49:20 PM »
I saw on a reddit post from someone who used to work at Ruby Falls that the main waterfall there is fake. He said that if it were to run naturally, there would barely be a trickle of water, so they put in a pipe in the rocks to pump water up from the bottom.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: June 22, 2020, 08:30:53 AM »
Lots of Mystic River Falls testing happening today. It was much more consistent and continual like normal operations than what we saw earlier.

Videos of rotating lift, raft in channel, approach to the drop and the drop.

Looks like they got that spinning on the elevated channel under control. Thats awesome to see!

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