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Has there been any rumors of projection in the ride? This about digital displays from the press release seemed like new info; "The coaster is housed in a five-story, climate-controlled building and features 14 immersive scenes with state-of-the-art technology, including onboard audio and enhanced digital displays."

I guess I did kind of assume that there would be projection in it after they posted about filming for the final scene of the ride where all of the townspeople are celebrating.

There will also be commemorative "First Recruit" stickers given out.

Full press release: https://www.silverdollarcity.com/press/fire-in-the-hole-grand-opening/

Also:  ďThat heroism is brought to life in an exciting new way, pulling riders into the action with special details that make each ride a different experience.Ē  Iím going to assume that projections may run for longer than the rider sees them, so you have to ride again to see different sections of the projection sequence - sort of like you never quite hear the rest of the Red Flanders dialogue because the car is going too fast.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: Festival survey
« on: March 01, 2024, 05:49:23 PM »
I assumed that it would be Food & Flower to align with Dollywood.

Especially since the photos are from Dollywood.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2024 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: February 21, 2024, 10:30:34 AM »
They could put up s sign at the entrance:

ďBe aware that the illusion of Silver Dollar Cityís theme will be shattered when you cross this threshold. Ē

I get that a special events and catering group pavilion is needed though.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2024 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: February 03, 2024, 01:19:27 PM »
Did we really doubt that stuff would be saved?  At the very least, it saves them some money on new theming in the queue.

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Branson Talk / Re: RFD Theatre
« on: February 03, 2024, 01:17:47 PM »
Originally the Ray Stevens Theater, right?

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2024 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 22, 2024, 04:07:01 PM »
Someone posted a walkthrough of the old FITH with the lights on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMXX_xnOnFs

They could have offered lights-on rides for an upcharge.

Actually, I would like to try it with the lights off.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2024 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 04, 2024, 08:58:03 PM »
^ Something themed to the 1880s Ozarks instead of flying scooters though  :)

Donít you know?  Thatís just a ride-on version of the Cacophony Tree.

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Branson Talk / Re: 2nd Chick-Fil-A open
« on: December 27, 2023, 06:11:23 PM »
I honestly do not get the whole Chick Fil A deal.  I have eaten there a few times and it is OK but not something I would flock to like it seems people do.

Haha.."flock to"...

I'm not a big fan of their food, but I don't hate it either. It's fairly expensive - but I've never had a bad experience there, the drive thru (even with long lines) moves fast and efficient. So, I think most people are there because of that? My preference on fast food chicken is KFC or Popeye's because I can get potatoes and gravy...I love dipping my chicken into gravy...my kids however hate Popeye's so I have to eat that alone.

My people!  I always fell in the minority on their food, but I do appreciate their service and employee training.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2024 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 17, 2023, 06:32:21 PM »
Maybe if they connect the new FITH to GE they will do away with those awful dance parties. One can hope!

Man, donít I wish!!!

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Outlaw Run restraints?
« on: November 08, 2023, 04:30:07 PM »
Assuming the center of gravity is similar, the restraints should not be too restrictive.

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Other Parks / Re: New Park - American Heartland in NE Oklahoma
« on: November 08, 2023, 04:26:54 PM »
At the same time, a lot of people are tired of Disney cramming IPs in their faces at every turn.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2024 Season Passes on sale
« on: October 09, 2023, 03:38:25 PM »
We left our passes at home on our last visit, and they gave us photo cards at no cost.  They said that was standard policy on the first loss, but there is a cost for replacement otherwise. Itís our first experience with anything other than the paper passes.

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They donít wrap the facade around the visible part of the new FitH.  It stops halfway and suddenly turns modern.  Itís even like that in the concept art.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2024 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 16, 2023, 08:18:51 AM »
Anyone else notice how they said Heartland multiple times? I have to assume that it was a conscious choice after the Oklahoma announcement.

Are those the opening salvos of competitions we hear?

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2024 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 15, 2023, 02:17:03 PM »
What is un-PC about Fireman's Landing?
"Fireman" is out of use. The modern term is "firefighter". Just like you have a mail carrier now, instead of a mailman.

I didn't realize women were firefighters in the 1880's.  I never even gave the name "issue" a thought.

Doesn't really matter these days.  I'm sure somebody is still offended by the term - even if it is historically correct.  I kind of wondered if a change might be coming to avoid an issue.

For what it's worth, when Brad said they had taken liberties with the story of FitH, that probably includes the idea that there were any firefighters at all nearby.  Those "volunteers", if there were any, were likely just neighbors who showed up in time to watch the last embers float lazily to the forest floor.

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