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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 21, 2022, 03:07:06 PM »
I read a trip report on another site that said they thought that FITH was running well and everything was operating appropriately (unlike the FM which seemed to be in poor condition). They also said they were able to look inside the big new building and the inside was empty??

It really does seem quiet regarding a big new attraction. I too would think that SDC would have promoted this a bit more by now, but then again - unlike Lost River - FITH is open everyday the park is open. So they could be waiting to give it a send off once the 2023 Season passes go on sale.


Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC’s 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 19, 2022, 10:00:10 PM »
Thank you Swoosh. It will be interesting to see what all they do with the area. Will they bring back all the "old" shops and food places reimagined or will it all be completely new :)


Other Parks / Re: Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast SFOT to give final rides Sept. 11
« on: September 16, 2022, 01:43:05 PM »
PK uses compressed air. It's made by S&S and uses the same technology as their space shot towers, etc. - It's like FireFall in Fireman's Landing but instead of going up vertically - you launch horizontally.


Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 11, 2022, 10:31:12 AM »
That side of the park is going to look so much different in the next couple of years. With this area changing and the Fire In The Hole area also changing - our park is going to be so different.

I wonder if they'll complete the Wildfire loop to the Powder Keg loop any time soon? A nice tall rotating drop ride would be cool out there on the point, something to get you up in the air so you can see the surrounding area.


Other Parks / Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast SFOT to give final rides Sept. 11
« on: August 28, 2022, 01:29:20 PM »
No details….just this picture (not mine) of the announcement.


Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 27, 2022, 04:23:50 PM »
Any pictures of the facades going up? Can you tell what look they are trying to achieve with what has been installed so far?

I'm really surprised they haven't started teasing this thing yet.


Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC’s 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 27, 2022, 04:14:34 PM »
I'm excited to see what they do with the area, hopefully some things stay "hidden" in the woods and it's not just opened wide up, but I'm sure it will be exactly what the park needs.

That area did get pretty congested with the food lines extending into the pathways. So hopefully the redesign takes that into consideration.


Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 08, 2022, 04:20:49 PM »
Thank you Swoosh for the pictures - it is really hard to have patience with this project, so many questions with so little known to us without any inside information....

Disney does a great job of making the front of the house look amazing, and I thought SDC did a decent job with Red Heritage - but the part facing Grand Exposition is just a mural (granted it's nice looking but I think they could have done better). The current Fire in the Hole building isn't that grand during the winter and early spring months - but by summer the foliage has taken over and it blends well. So will there be foliage to blend the building, will there be murals, will there be a complete facade attached???? 

This building is really looking like a warehouse, not attractive at all, but I'm sure when it's done it will be acceptable and fit in with the park....but the waiting.....just tease us with a picture showing us what it's going to look like...

I need to learn patience.


Other Parks / Re: Worlds of Fun 2023
« on: July 15, 2022, 04:41:54 PM »
That would be awesome! I'd head to WoF for that for sure.


Other Parks / Worlds of Fun 2023
« on: July 09, 2022, 01:47:10 PM »
As Swoosh has mentioned a new coaster is coming to WOF in 2023 - you can go to his site and see some photos.

The City Plan Review portal has pretty much confirmed it's a wood coaster:

So what kind of wood coaster do you think it could be? Maybe a family RMC?


Random Talk / Re: Super Dave's first stunt
« on: June 30, 2022, 09:46:39 AM »
I love the humor of the 70's - was a great share, thank you.


General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2022 Crowds / Trip Reports
« on: June 22, 2022, 07:13:08 PM »
When I rode Outlaw Run in May I didn't find it horrible and there doesn't seem to be many complaints on this board or the other Branson websites. But Ross Hudson on the RMC Connoisseurs Facebook page gave it horrible reviews yesterday.

Comparing Outlaw Run to Hades, saying OR is non rideable, will not be back, etc. (not that we care if Ross comes back or not). Joe Wendel from SDC got on the thread to defend the ride, maintenance crews, park, well as most of the other people in the 80 comments.

I personally find the ride very enjoyable and intense in it's current state and think SDC does a fine job maintaining such a forceful wooden coaster. You guys feel the same or do you think Ross has a legitimate gripe?


Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: June 20, 2022, 08:34:05 AM »

I understand what you're saying, but SDC hasn't really cared about that area for a long time. For the last several  years as you drive by you could easily see the Cargo Crate Halloween plaza wall, the stored holiday booths, ride parts, metal maintenance buildings, the back of fireman's landing, etc. - they really have treated that area as "back of the house" even if you can see it.

The Red Gold theater is only painted red with a Grand Exposition logo on the side of maybe if we're lucky, it won't stay as a brown box and they'll use it as a billboard with some cool SDC pictures on the side of the building.

I wonder what Mary would have done?


Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: June 16, 2022, 01:52:01 PM »
They could also use the same kind of vine planting they have now on the original. That building isn't the prettiest when the leaves are not on the vines. But driving next to that part of the park with all the maintenance buildings, storage, etc. - isn't the prettiest of sights anyhow, so they might just leave as a big brown box.

Maybe the window block outs are more for a façade and not true windows? Maybe?


Regarding Kid Fest, it fits in just as well as some of their other characters they have brought to the City, same as when they brought world fest and had acrobats, etc.

As a permanent fixture...if SDC can have flying elephants, pirate ships, etc. I'm sure they could figure out a way to have this "fit in" somewhere. It's gotten a bit crazy in the City.


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