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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Vote for Silver Dollar City
« on: April 02, 2024, 01:39:12 PM »
It's that time of year again! Silver Dollar City is up for the Best Theme Park in the USA and Rivertown Ramblers is up for Best Theme Park Entertainment. Voting will go through April 22nd.

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Dollywood Discussion / Lighting Rod - Launch Replacement
« on: September 12, 2023, 10:25:00 AM »
Dollywood announced that they are replacing the launch on Lighting Rod with a fast chain lift and that they are getting new trains. The launch was cool and we got lucky to ride it every trip we took, but I don't think it was worth the amount of down time that it had.

It will close for the season on October 30th and reopen in Spring 2024. Other than the lift, the rest of the ride experience will be the same, even the same top speed.

For me, the more interesting part of the announcement is new trains. I much prefer the Outlaw Run trains over the Lighting Rod ones. The high headrest on them made them feel much less open than the Outlaw Run twins. Now without the launch, I wonder if they will be more like the Outlaw Run ones.

Construction/Rumors / Self Serve Photo Kiosks
« on: August 28, 2023, 09:37:29 AM »
These self serve photo kiosks are going up around the City. We used them at Dollywood and loved them. With a season photo card it made it much easier to get our photos and not have to wait when people were ordering prints.

Other Parks / New Park - American Heartland in NE Oklahoma
« on: July 19, 2023, 12:03:48 PM »
A new $2 Billion park was announced today for northeast Oklahoma. It is backed by the Mansion Entertainment Group from Branson. Currently, it is slated to open in 2026.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Ride Station Cameras
« on: July 18, 2023, 10:38:10 AM »
Has anyone noticed the new security cameras that are in the ride stations? When the train is in the station they have bright white lights that turn on and after the train has left the station, the lights turn off. I noticed it a while ago in WildFire but noticed one in Fire in the Hole on our last trip. I assume that it is a new safety/insurance thing.

There is just over a week left to vote for SDC as the best theme park.


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Construction/Rumors / 2023-2024 Announcements
« on: October 25, 2022, 07:45:37 AM »
$30 Million in investments. They have announced the return of the furniture factory, fried fancies, new entrance/parking experience, and student housing. The ending of the video has a huge hint toward Fire in the Hole.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / New Metal Detectors
« on: May 01, 2022, 08:18:38 AM »
The metal detectors have been upgraded to the ones like Disney where it can clear you through bad check if nothing suspicious is detected. Itís a much better entry experience compared to the old style detectors.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Herschend Providing Free Tuition
« on: February 09, 2022, 07:42:36 AM »
Yesterday, Herschend announced free tuition for all employees at all of their properties. Looks to be a great perk for workers.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Christmas Fireworks - 12/19/2021
« on: December 18, 2021, 10:16:54 AM »
Sounds like there will be fireworks on the square this Sunday at 5:00 with the tree lighting. I havenít seen any other details.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / 2022 Passes & Return of Kids Fest
« on: November 01, 2021, 11:08:00 AM »
2022 passes are now on sale. They now come in Silver, Gold, and Diamond. You also now have the option to use the app to show a digital version of your pass.

VIP cups for 2022 aren't listed quite yet.

Also, National Kids Fest is returning for the summer. No details beyond that though.

Other Parks / Herschend Tried to Buy Silverwood?
« on: October 31, 2021, 03:25:11 PM »
It sounds like Herschend approached Silverwood about a sale. While they are saying that they do not want to sell, it sounds like they are open to some sort of partnership.

Other Parks / Dollywood Half Billion+ Investment - 2023
« on: June 03, 2021, 08:37:40 AM »
Dolly announced the first project in a new half billion dollar plus investment over the next 10 years. The first project is another resort, HartSong Lodge. It is set to open in 2023.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Updated Entry and Masking Guidelines
« on: April 12, 2021, 11:24:46 AM »
Masks are still required in most areas.

However, they are no longer doing temperature checks or bracelets when entering the park.

Masking is now optional when outdoors as long as distancing is maintained.

It appears as if Dollywood is also making this change.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / OPENING JUNE 13, 2020
« on: June 01, 2020, 11:25:27 AM »
Silver Dollar City Attractions will begin a phased reopening on June 13.

Silver Dollar City Opens June 15, with Season Pass Holder Exclusive Days June 13 & 14. White Water Opens June 17, with Season Pass Holder Exclusive Days June 15 & 16. Showboat Branson Belle Opens June 20.

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