So after a quick bite to eat, we made the short drive from Riverfront to Silverwood. I had bought our tickets online to try and save some coin, but had technical difficulties printing the tickets at the hotel. After sending the information to Laura, we discovered you could only attempt to print your tickets twice. Keep that in mind if you buy online
Once at the park, the girl at Guest Services quickly printed our tickets and in we went. This park was immaculate. While not on the same level as Busch Gardens in the realm of landscaping, it comes damn close. Everything was vibrant and full of life. I must say, I would not mind coming back to this park at all. Lines were short and the ops were friendly. Tremors and Timber Terror are both top notch coasters, with Tremors making its way into my top 10.
Next time you are in Idaho, be sure to stop by Silverwood and enjoy plush landscaping and friendly folks.
We arrived at Silverwood around 2:45 and not only found clear blue skies, but also found a very empty parking lot. How empty? Empty enough to not justify having someone collect your parking fee empty, so, FREE parking!
Walking inside I was instantly impressed with the landscaping.
Off in the distance is the water park, an area we didn't visit, however many others did keeping ride lines at a walk on level.
This looks like a good place to go.
After a long drive, we decided we should get our screw on.
Orange marking tape was all over this ride at weld points, SCARED!
So, we head to our ride vehicle.
And head out to screw. Speaking of head, this one lacked head banging, win!
And we're screwing!
And we screwed some more!
Keeping with the get all the credz first, then flats later priority, we headed to Termors.
This is a great ride, a very solid woodie.
Take the Tunnel!!! Zooming under the giftshop - win!
Some suprising air, and some intense laterals bumped this ride into my top 10.
After Tremors, we head to Timber Terror, a literal walk on, it was waiting for us in the station!
The lift hill. Again, I can't get over how good this park looks!
Double NERD shot! Another solid solid ride.
Little pops of air land this ride solid in my top 15.
Continuing on, even the signs have plants to liven them up!
Station shot! So we were both asking ourselves, how is it that a park in the middle of nowhere, 1. has solid wood, and 2. able to keep their Inverted Boomerang up and running.
Zoommmmmmm Yes, we took it in the rear. My FIRST ever Giant Inverted Boomerang!
That's freakin' straight up!
I have to say, I liked the ride, but, it was a bit jarring.
I can see why Laura has it in her top 10. However, I could only hit it once.
Aftershock, get it, haha, we went to find the powered coaster, but wait, what is this? Say it can't be so!
larrygator wrote:Did you skip the train ride? If so you missed out.
I would say this is the case if you're into that sort of thing (trains.) I'm not a "train person", really, and on my first two or three trips to the park, I skipped it. I finally did it, and it was nice, fun, charming, etc, and I can fully appreciate why people consider it to be one of the parks signature attractions, but it just wasn't my thing. The little show they did at the stop was cute, but like the Knott's train, I actually far more enjoyed touring the round house and hearing some history about the trains than I actually do riding the trains.
Personally, if I'm going to ride any train at Silverwood, I'll ride the one goin 50 MPH ducking through tunnels!
Having said that, I would recommend the train ride, especially if you're there with kids, family, or just having a nice relaxed day, but it sounds like you had a really great visit to the park without it.
Also, on Tremors, did you notice any of the Rocky Mountain Topper Track?
Last edited by robbalvey on Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:31 pm.
Larry - I had to take a bit and reflect on your train question because I honestly don't remember seeing it running. I did see some old train cars that appeared to be used for scenery along the line, but I don't recall that it was running.
Robb - I agree, I'd rather dive through a tunnel at 50mph than a train ride, but I have been known to take a relaxing ride at Knotts, CP, SFOT, and WoF when I need to sit down for a bit. As far as the Topper Track, if it was there, I didn't notice it. Certainly to me there was no rough rough smooth rough rough spots, and we mostly took it in the rear. I know Laura was looking around a bit on the lift, but she didn't mention anything about noticing any Topper Track. Refelecting back, if it was there, they did a darn good job of matching the color to the wood.
Jake - You 100% for sure need to visit this park!! If you don't, you missing out on some really good wood! Notice that Laura has both woodies in her top 10!
Tomorrow I plan on posting a little whoring that I did while in town, then.....Wild Zamperla Waves coming up towards the end of the week!
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