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While it would be logistically tricky being in the center part of the park, I could see them doing a Mystery Mine clone or Baron 1898 type ride integrating land from the Train Station, Flooded Mine, and the Waterboggan Tower, its just a question of what else adjacent to the area would also be taken out, if so.

It would be nice if SDC would again invest in things like interactive theming an immersive pre-show elements with their new attractions. Its one thing I am still skeptical they will carry over with FITH 2.0.

Mystery Mine:
Baron 1898:

I've been on Baron. It is short but sweet and the pre-show is nice. Efteling is an incredible park with immersive theming throughout. Go there if you can.

Construction/Rumors / Re: Your Attraction Ideas
« on: March 01, 2023, 12:59:33 PM »
Here's a new B&M launched shuttle coaster opening in 2023 at Chessington in the UK. Interesting concept that I could see fitting in at SDC

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 23, 2023, 07:29:37 AM »
Being in NWA, We never ever go to the park via Branson if we are just going to the park. Always via Kimberling C and B West. If they make it easier to get to B West, Folks will just go past the light and U turn.

Other Parks / Re: Universal Studios Texas
« on: January 12, 2023, 02:09:07 PM »
Universal Announced a new park in Frisco Texas. Itís supposed to be smaller than their main parks and focused on kids/families.  Iím pretty excited about that being a half day drive away. Not much substance yet on what it will contain.

Not much in the way of thrill from the concept art outside a family coaster. Looks like a bunch of Dreamworks IP for the teeming.

It's an enhanced Legoland

Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread for 2023
« on: January 06, 2023, 07:30:38 AM »
I've been doing a lot less amusement parks lately as well, but I still try and hit them up when the opportunity is easy. I ended up at Six Flags America last year when I was doing a DC trip. Not to hard to get there since the metro from DC gets you close and then it's just a short Uber.

This year I am playing it by ear, but I want to see NYC/Coney Island, LA/SFMM, and maybe Pittsburg/Kennywood if I can swing it. I may try to drive up north and see that new park in Iowa if my car can stand the trip.

Funny you mentioned Kennywood. It was in my radar.

Thinking of doing a summer trip of Cleveland(Cedar Point) to Erie(Waldermeer) to Pittsburgh(Kennywood) to Columbus(Zoo)  back to Cleveland trip.

Also was possibly a Louisville/Cincy- centric tripnwith Holidayworld, Kings Island and Kentucky Kingdom as the parks.  Beech Bend could be part of that.

One of those and the trip in the fall would give me all 50 states in my 50th year, lol.

Random Talk / Your Travels Thread for 2023
« on: January 03, 2023, 05:07:19 PM »
Last year I somehow managed to not hit a single park with a coaster. It was for trying, things never lined up.

I did see Crater Lake in the Snow, tidal pools, whales, reqlly big tree, Kodiak beara, orcas in the wild, a huge school of humpbacks, seals and eagles on ice bergs, glaciers galore, mountain goats on 9k ridges and yellow aspens galore in Colorado. It was a good year if travel as the wife and I transition to traveling without kids in tow.

This year will be different. I'm hitting some parks that I need to check off over the summer. I'm only working 4 days a week and 5 weeks of vacation as I hit my 50th year giving me very long weekends and time to take off and I got a ton of points.

Whats for sure is a 10 day New England foilage drive the last week of Sept/first week of Oct. Got the flight and rooms booked for that already.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2022 Crowds / Trip Reports
« on: December 13, 2022, 03:18:03 PM »
We've been there with wind chills around -30.  There were about 1000 visitors in the park.  I was told they wouldn't close early as long as there were guests on park.  They will close with winter weather moving in.  The last half of December is supposed to be well below normal temps so I would think lighter crowds.

There is a growing chance of white stuff the week before and after Christmas.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2024 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: December 13, 2022, 03:15:12 PM »
With things moving along now, I wonder if they'd give thought to having 2024 Season Pass holder previews during Old Time Christmas next season as an incentive to purchase early.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 08, 2022, 08:37:43 AM »
They wanted you to pass thru the marketplace for last minute buys but the Christmas rushes to the gates overwhem it. I assume it's getting to be the same with the Pumpkin thing. It is like they need an overflow exit for these events.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 06, 2022, 07:50:33 PM »
Who killed Swoosh, lol

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Train Crash?
« on: October 28, 2022, 09:24:13 AM »
Casey Jones didn't watch his speed

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 26, 2022, 08:00:05 AM »
You know Whitewater is in line for replacement with the land purchases and resort rumors. The complete lack of investment there tells you this as well.

Does SDC go above and beyond with an additional Great Wolf sized indoor waterpark feature to the rumored resort. More like Gaylord in Nashvegas.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Year round operations
« on: October 22, 2022, 06:56:23 AM »
I absolutely could see Dollywood going to year-round operations sooner rather than later, but I don't get the impression that it's coming for SDC.

In order for that to be feasible, there would need to be year-round interest in Branson as a destination. I'm certainly not local, so I can't pretend to be an expert, but I don't get the sense that there's a ton of interest in coming to Branson during January/February. If Branson itself won't draw people then, I don't picture SDC being any different.

A.Great Wolf tupemofnplace.could do that. Sorry, 5he one on the strip.doesn't qualify.

Where is the Mattle themed water park resort in Hollister at  development wise.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 13, 2022, 06:47:03 AM »
This seems like a project that is becoming more and more a 2024 one. Maybe the supply chain issue wrecked their schedule like so many other things. No announcement this late is a good indicator.

Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2022)
« on: June 22, 2022, 08:58:50 PM »
I'm at port in Sitka right now but this is from last Monday Morning at Crater Lake in the snow

Beautiful photo!

Snowed on the way up, snowed 4inches while there and snowed on the way down.  I'm watching all the sea planes come back from their 5 glacier and taku glacier tours

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