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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.


^ I know we all want the new ride to be very similar to the old ride. But there is so much they can do now with ride technology that couldn't have been done in 1972, so why limit SDC and the designers to 1972?

What I'm hoping for is a ride that works at a high capacity and is family friendly, While giving a nod to Fire in the Hole.


General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC 10Best Voting 2022
« on: May 10, 2022, 09:13:14 AM »
SeaWorld Orlando came in #1, SDC #2.

Maybe SDC should add some real sharks  ;)


Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: April 29, 2022, 04:33:50 PM »
Correct Swoosh, the comment was in regard how the were going to attach the track system to the very large footer. Will they be using a self supporting sytem or one that attaches using a bolt anchoring system such as a Hilti epoxy where they drill bolts and anchor with epoxy.

As an engineer, it’s those “nerdy” things that we like to watch.


Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: April 26, 2022, 09:50:20 PM »
They could leave half the building incomplete (open) and bring the track in through that opening. The current open area is close to the maintenance area, roadway, etc. - so maybe they just leave that open for a while? If it is an RMC, they do know how to thread the needle with their track construction so they have that experience going for them.

I find it interesting they do not have a large number of bolts/footers in the concrete slab, so maybe the track system will be somewhat self supporting (kind of like a traveling coaster) or they could end up using a Hilti type system to attach the supports to the building foundation? It will be fun to watch this go up this year.

So with that one side of the building going up, do you think they go ahead and remove the shipping crate wall and project the pumpkins on the side of the building?


Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: April 14, 2022, 09:00:52 AM »
If anyone cares, the building has gone vertical

Thank you Swoosh, I might have to head up there again soon to check it out and grab some street food.


Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: April 12, 2022, 03:26:06 PM »
Interesting to think about how the ride will change from old to new.

There is so much that could be done with that story line and the new coaster technology. At the burning bridge you could have a track drop like Verbolton/Harry Potter, you could have a backwards launch section from an explosion like Fire Chaser, multiple switch tracks like Harry Potter/Mummy, etc.

So much innovation since the original FITH, so it's going to be fun to see what all SDC plans to include in the New FITH. And what age they really target for this ride.


General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Refillable Mugs
« on: April 01, 2022, 04:12:38 PM »
This year, the mug is $16.99.......but I didn't look at anything else, so not much of a help for you.

The free refill mug was $69.99. It's smaller, but it's all free with that one.


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