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I would love for them to start using themed carts when moving back of house supplies throughout the park. Even if they used the motorized hand carts like Disney (and I think Dollywood has them now too) and wrap them in a texture that matches the parks aesthetic.

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Screamscape is reporting that they heard that a storm caused trees to fall on the track and may have caused some structural damage to Thunderation.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Vote for Silver Dollar City
« on: May 01, 2024, 02:41:43 PM »
Silver Dollar City was voted #1 Best Theme Park for a second consecutive year!
The Rivertown Ramblers were also voted #2 for Best Theme Park Entertainment.

Thanks to everyone who voted!

https://www.silverdollarcity.com/press/10best/

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I don't know, but even Wildfire had some downtown on Saturday. TNT has been known to have some issues as we've discussed about the pothole that's formed near the start of the tunnel. I hope they can get it rideable through this season, but it needs a partial rebuild very soon.

Not sure if it's true, but I saw a post on another site that said Wildfire was struck by lighting on Friday and was having sensor issues that were causing the downtime for it.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Thunderation Downtime - April 2024
« on: April 29, 2024, 03:49:29 PM »
Anyone hear anything about why Thunderation has been down the past few days?
Looking at past wait times, looks like it might have started to be down on the 26th and is still closed today.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2024 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: April 02, 2024, 10:35:43 PM »
Pretty sure I heard on a ride review of FITH 2.0 that the water tower in the last scene is supposed to "fall" or at least create the illusion of falling, but every POV video I've seen since the first one was posted doesn't give me the impression of that at all. Can anyone confirm or dispel that? On a separate, but related note, the fiber-optic chasing fuse leading to "blowing up" the water tower seems like a super cool and well-executed detail.

I've ridden 8 times so far and haven't seen it move. I believe that there were early rumors that it would move, but I don't believe that the movement made it into the final ride.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Vote for Silver Dollar City
« on: April 02, 2024, 01:39:12 PM »
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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Nathanís hotdogs
« on: March 30, 2024, 09:53:05 PM »
The new pretzel dogs are Nathanís.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2024 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: March 23, 2024, 09:08:30 PM »
What are the chances that several aspects/effects simply aren't being revealed prior to the official opening? It seems like several who have been fortunate enough to grab an early ride have generally applauded the overall job with theming, but come away somewhat underwhelmed with the overall ride experience relative to SDC's largest ride investment to date.

The biggest thing Iíve seen is that the ride is so much more smooth and better profiled that there isnít the rough pop on the dip or drops. The only other disappointments Iíve seen with the ride experience is from people who thought it was going to be way different than the original.

Respectfully, what's the real point of a delayed official grand opening if they've already opened the ride and revealed it in full weeks before?

The soft opening allows them to open and close it without the press of the new Grand Opened ride being down for days after it opened. The soft opening gave them the leeway to open and close if issues popped up once it was under actual operation conditions. From the sounds of it, it has actually been performing great with not too much extended down time. And marketing. Having the Grand Opening after the spring break rush could help with crowds before it picks up again once schools are out.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2024 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: March 23, 2024, 09:00:07 PM »
Isnít the Grand Opening just a party to which the media is invited?

Media day is the 27th.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2023 Crowds / Trip Reports
« on: March 21, 2024, 08:53:48 PM »
We had the honor to be on the final train on the Original Fire in the Hole!

We were lucky enough to be on the first train of the season and on the last of the season!

A huge surprise was the handcrafted gifts that were made in the City! The first was a piece of the original track! Second was a handcrafted mug that has the final ride date.

It was a very special night that our family will never forget!

That's awesome MG! I was also in the final 48 to ride. I was the guy dressed up like Red Flanders!

👋 It was such a fun thing to experience!

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2024 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: March 21, 2024, 08:53:01 PM »
- The new theme song is in the queue line music mix in the loading station.
- The water tower is supposed to move, but I've not actually seen it in the times that we have ridden.
- I don't believe they move with the exception of the the one you mentioned, Red, and the on that switches the track before the train scene. I may be missing one though. They do not talk or anything.
- I agree, the projection/digital screens were done really well. They seem to really fit in.
- Along with the crickets, I need more whippoorwill!

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2024 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: March 12, 2024, 09:24:01 PM »
That is a horrible POV video and was taken when not all effects were even working.
Don't base your opinion on it. Wait until you have the chance to experience it in-person.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2024 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: March 12, 2024, 01:17:04 PM »
Haven't heard anyone mention the "Here's a Barrel of laughs" guy. Is that still apart of the new version??

It's been upgraded and was one of my wife's favorite scenes. No spoilers here...

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2024 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: March 11, 2024, 08:43:24 AM »
We rode it on opening day and they knocked it out of the park!

When we rode, the off board audio wasn't working, so we didn't hear all of the classic lines, but we did get the music track in the cars. Even without the audio, the ride was great. They did an excellent job on the sets and scenery. My favorite part from the first ride was the updated train scene! So good. Looking forward to hopefully catching a ride this week with everything working.

On Saturday, I posted a photo of new electronics in the guns on Flooded Mine. It also seemed like more elements than ever are working inside the ride. With the response that the photo got, I think it shows how much love there is for Flooded Mine; probably not quite as much as Fire in the Hole, but way more than what some people would expect.

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