Photo TR: Silver Dollar City & Worlds of Fun

A June trip to Silver Dollar City & Worlds of Fun
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Photo TR: Silver Dollar City & Worlds of Fun

Postby CaptainUnknown » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:05 pm

Finally getting around to posting my trip to Silver Dollar City and Worlds of Fun from Mid-June. I would have had it up sooner if I had known how to make a Trip Report. Thank you to all who didn't tell me on any of the several boards I asked on. :butt:
So enough with my complaining, Onto the photos!

I stayed just north of the Arkansas border at the Cliffs at Long Creek. Everyone should consider getting Bluegreen or RCI timeshares, these places are AWESOME!
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This was the place I stayed at. A five-bedroom house overlooking Table Rock Lake
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Please slow to 12.5 mph on the street the house was on. And don't you dare go over it.
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The main kitchen
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Views from the upper deck
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I wonder what could be down this hallway?
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Several comfortable leather chairs arranged stadium-style.
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And a big red curtain...
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HOLY BIG SCREEN TVS BATMAN! 96 inches to be exact.
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Infinity hot tub overlooking Table Rock Lake
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Seriously, this place is beautiful!
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Finally to Silver Dollar City. It's been twelve years since I'd been here. I DID MY WAITING! 12 YEARS OF IT. AT VALLEYFAIR!
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Wildfire, the first B&M I rode. Loved it as much now as I did then.
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Wildfire going through the Cobra Roll. Sometime in the 12 years I was away, I forgot it had one of these.
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Hold the wife and hide the young-ins, 'cause the Outlaw's a-runnin'!
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Seriously the best wooden coaster I've ridden. Definitely deserving of its Golden Ticket.
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Rode in the front, the back, and near the back. Got to love the airtime and the hangtime on the second roll!
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Journey Down into the Marvel Caves. And my camera sucked down there! On the way down, they played the Doctor Who theme and Star Wars' Imperial March. I kept an eye out for any and all alien activity.
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An Infinity Selfie at Grandfather's Mansion.
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On our way up to Worlds of Fun, we stopped at a roadside attraction.
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You may have to squint to see it, but that duck/goose thing is smoking a cigarette.
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A horde of angel statues. DON'T BLINK!
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The guy behind this place painted that with CAR PAINTS!
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Coming up on Worlds of Fun. Stayed at Worlds of Fun Village on-site.
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How cute, they gave us a towel dog with the remote.
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Because I stayed at the Village, I got into the park 10 min. early! Headed straight for Prowler!
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I was the first one in line and got three rides in the front seat without having to leave! Pretty great way to start the day.
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After riding Outlaw Run and knowing how badly Renegade has roughened, I was expecting a lot of shaking. Thank God I was wrong!
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It was running great the whole day and with almost no line up until the last 2 hours the park was open.
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Patriot: a B&M invert themed to 'Murica.
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Not as much 0-g as advertised here.
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Unsurprisingly, Steelhawk wasn't open. I still don't know why Cedar Fair thinks the problems will be less here than at Knott's.
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Look Ma, no hands!. Look Ma, no feet either! These things need to make a comeback like the flyers have.
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Clever Girl.
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This isn't the game the park needs, but the one it deserves.
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A two-horned unicorn zebra. I'm done.
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When I was last here in 2004, I hated this thing. Now, I love it!
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The theming is a big part of why. If only more parks themed this kind of ride more often.
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The crew here was terrible today. There was barely 30 people in line, yet I waited nearly 15 minutes as a single rider. And they were running 3 cars.
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At least I got the best spinning I've ever gotten on a spinning coaster.
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A beautiful shot of Boomerang. If only it rode as nice as it looked.
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Why do we torture ourselves in this way?
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Outside Timberwolf's queue. It tells you everything you need to know to avoid it until RMC comes and helps.
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Camp Snoopy: Come leave your kids here while you go ride Prowler, Mamba, and Patriot.
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I found a crack in the fabric of time and space in the fabric of my seat on Zulu. I'm lucky to be alive. Or at the very least, on this planet in this time.
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The park has a great deal on fudge: 3 blocks for $7. My card wouldn't go through and I missed getting in line for Mamba at the end of the day by under a minute. So that's how a silver medalist feels.
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Until next time, Missouri!
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Re: Photo TR: Silver Dollar City & Worlds of Fun

Postby OrlandoGuy » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:13 pm

Great pictures! I know everyone loves Silver Dolar City, but what did you think of Worlds of Fun? For some reason that park is very intriguing to me...seems like it should be a charming attempt at theming by Cedar Fair, and also seems like it has a lot of old school flare which is interesting.

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Re: Photo TR: Silver Dollar City & Worlds of Fun

Postby CaptainUnknown » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:12 pm

OrlandoGuy wrote:Great pictures! I know everyone loves Silver Dolar City, but what did you think of Worlds of Fun? For some reason that park is very intriguing to me...seems like it should be a charming attempt at theming by Cedar Fair, and also seems like it has a lot of old school flare which is interesting.


WoF is a fun park but I believe that it had too many centrifugal force attractions (Bamboozler, Zulu, Finnish Fling) and needs an S&S Screaming Swing. It's not my favorite park. When I was there, most rides would be walk-ons at a place like SDC, but as I described on Spinning Dragons, the crews were terrible. I also think that their theme of "Around the World in 80 Days" is half-hearted.
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Re: Photo TR: Silver Dollar City & Worlds of Fun

Postby Shavethewhales » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:19 pm

The "Around the World in 80 Days" theme has essentially been thrown in the trash by CF. They haven't done anything to act like it's still a thing for years now. They really don't care about the impacts of theming unless it supports a single ride, and even then they typically do it halfheartedly.

Nice photos, good to know about your experience with the timeshare too. I did something similar with my family a few years ago and also really enjoyed it. Branson is a great place for family reunions and gatherings.

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Re: Photo TR: Silver Dollar City & Worlds of Fun

Postby jynx242 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:51 pm

Thanks for posting these. I absolutely LOVED Silver Dollar City when I visited, and Worlds of Fun is one of the more charming Cedar Fair parks (because of the leftover theming :))
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