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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby sdcfan88 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:22 pm

Construction update from the new and improved Lost River ride at SDC, the new Ribhouse has gone vertical and the massive new water pumps were added. The concrete channels also continue to grow and expand. The announcement date is August 13th!

You can watch the short progress video that I shot this past Sunday here:
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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:24 am

Wow, that's a massive amount of work in just the last couple of weeks. Looking good!
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Postby Shavethewhales » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:08 am

I was also there this weekend to see it again in person. This thing is immense. It's a bigger project than even Time Traveler. For a park that has to use it's space wisely, this is a huge piece of land they are developing. It's not just the ride even, they have already replaced a ton of pathway in the area to make it wider, and the new building in front is a replacement for the old Rib House restaurant. There will be a huge new seating area as well. Just an absolutely huge project that must be costing them a ton of money on infrastructure and concrete alone.

Also, summer is such a great time to visit SDC. Time Traveler was a walk-on all Sunday and had like a 15 min wait on Saturday. I mean, Branson was packed but SDC was barely filling their closest parking lots. It was definitely hot, but that usually doesn't stop people this much. Maybe it's the lack of water rides this year... By fall I'm sure it will be packed out again for Pumpkin fest & Christmas.

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby sdcfan88 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:15 am

If you have done the train ride at Silver Dollar City, how about at night during the summer with Moonlight Madness and having fireworks going off overhead? Check out my video below.



I really like the unique atmosphere the ride provides at night during this time of the year.


Also, I recently rode thru The Flooded Mine and shot high quality photos of the entire ride. Thought these turned out awesome considering you are nearly in total darkness as a rider. Wished I could do the same for Fire In The Hole.
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Postby Chiselphane » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:24 am

I never even considered they'd run that show at night! Another thing to go on the to-do list.

Those mine pictures are incredible, excellent work.

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:18 pm

More construction photos, y'all!
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby sdcfan88 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:32 pm

Looking good. They are getting it together quick. Probably for the announcement next Tuesday. I wonder if they are gonna have media get to tour the site like what was done for Time Traveler. Strangely enough I haven't heard anything from the park yet.

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:53 am

Nor have I. They've been silent on this one except for what's on the teaser site and the fence. Next week should be exciting.
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby RollerManic » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:03 pm

Got word last night that our club at school was granted a few media day passes for Tuesday!!! I’m very excited for the announcement! There will be a hard-hat tour, so I’ll try to bring back some pictures to post of the construction site inside the fence.

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby sdcfan88 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:10 am

Congrats! I too got an email granting me to attend the media event like I did for Time Traveler and I will be sure to get plenty of photos and video of the ceremony and the construction site as well. Been itching all year to get an on site tour. :)

Look for me in a red media shirt and a big DSLR camera bag. Feel free to say hi if you are attending.
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