Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby EliHorton » Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:08 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:^^ SDC's pizza is baked in wood fired ovens, so some charring on the bottom is perfectly normal. If it was completely burnt, though, you should have brought that up with staff. SDC takes pride in their food and probably would have replaced it. You don't want to conplain just to get something for free, certainly, but if it was legitimately poorer quality than standard, or not what you ordered, then that is something you don't have to accept.

I would have expected some charring, but it was so burnt that it was literally all you could taste. Lol. We ended up just going and getting some corn dogs from Floosy's Fried Fancies. That's what we wanted originally but we thought we'd try the pizza since we never have before. But yeah, I like most of SDC's food. It is my home park so I've tried most of the food. I really like the fried dough sandwiches that are over by Fire in the Hole.

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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby thrillrider » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:00 pm

Silver dollar city pictures are coming tomorrow. =)
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Postby Vonni » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:05 pm

I'd like to go to Frontier City someday. Judging from pictures, it reminds me a lot of Adventureland in Iowa.

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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:09 pm

Frontier City looks awesome! Thanks for showing what's awesome about it! =)
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:10 pm

Vonni wrote:I'd like to go to Frontier City someday. Judging from pictures, it reminds me a lot of Adventureland in Iowa.

Frontier City is much more compact, but yes, that's a decent comparison.

David, can't wait to see the SDC pictures!
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby thrillrider » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:28 am

I kinda like the smaller parks like frontier city and adventureland over the big corporate parks. You don't have to run between attractions to get it all done. You can take your time.
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby tanthonyam » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:25 pm

Is that the only Looping star Schwarzkopf coaster left in the USA?

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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby thrillrider » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:25 pm

Today's update takes place from silver dollar city. This park has been on my radar for a long time now. I was really impressed with the park as a whole.

The coasters were all top notch, and all had great theaming. Outlaw run is my new #1 coaster. It blew me away with the non stop attack of elements. The one thing that struck me as odd, was how hard it was to push up the lap bar when the ride was over.

The only negatives we ran into at the park was the fact that they only run 1 train on the coasters. What's up with that? The lines defiantly warranted more than 1. Powderkegs line was not that long, but it still took a half hour.

The other negative was the food....its not that the food was bad, but it just seems that it's sister park (Dollywood) had much better southern style foods.

With that being said, we actually enjoyed this park slightly more than Dollywood. I attribute that to the coasters.

The train ride was a blast. I love how you get held up. Besides the coasters, the flooded mine was another favorite.

Onto some pictures....
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Here we are!
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Our first stop was marvel cave
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There are lots of stairs....but defiantly worth every step.
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This cave is HUGE!
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The pictures just don't do it justice
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Looking up at the stairs we just walked down.
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Waterfall
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At the end of the tour, you board this train for the trip back to the surface.
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This is what the train looks like.
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Out of one cave, and into another. Flooded mine was an AWESOME shooter/dark ride. They actually let us stay on and ride again.
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You sit in this boat and shoot things.
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Station shot.
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Fire in the hole!!!
I forgot to take a picture of the sign/ exterior
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This is just freaky....they were also located in the ride.
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First coaster in this park. Also, the longest line.
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Interesting theaming.
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There it is. The ride was made by S&S. The restraints are very similar to the giant swing rides the produce. This is only the 2nd S&S coaster i have been on. The first being hypersonic at kings dominion. Anybody know how many coasters they have built?
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Station shot.
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Anybody know what all this stuff on the train is for?
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We really got a kick out of the quirky signs around the park.
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Credit horring in the Ozarks
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This ride was a close call...i almost didn't fit
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I wish we were able to check out more shows. The only one we were able to see was the dog show.
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This is not your average swing ride
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This swing is located in a giant barn
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Being that the park is located in the Ozarks, the scenery is beautiful.
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Next up was the amazing wildfire
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The views from this coaster are breath taking.
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Great ride. This was the first time on the trip that I had to remove my fanny pack(yea...i know). It was not in the way, or intrusive of the restraint.
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Station shot
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Stay tuned....lots more to come from silver dollar city.
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:35 pm

Sweet! GREAT move going through the cave. If there's anything I preach around here, that's it. Dollywood's food is more southern, but that's because it's in the South. The Ozarks is a weird mashup of Western, Southern, and Midwestern, and I think SDC's food really reflects that well.

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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby thrillrider » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:59 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Sweet! GREAT move going through the cave. If there's anything I preach around here, that's it. Dollywood's food is more southern, but that's because it's in the South. The Ozarks is a weird mashup of Western, Southern, and Midwestern, and I think SDC's food really reflects that well.

Looking forward to the next update!


Yea, I agree.

The food was not "bad", we were just expecting food that was on par with Dollywoods. More on the food coming up.
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