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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:49 am

^^Cool, thanks for the clarification.

^No, it is not a rumor. We now have a authoritative source.

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Shavethewhales » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:14 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYwvDhh30aw&feature=player_embedded

Here's the interview in question. This confirms that the ride will in fact have topper track and will debut the new trains. That's one question answered. Now the question is, how big and how crazy? :lmao:

Might have to wait awhile for more info now though. This ride won't open until 2013. I expect an announcement from the park earlier than usual, but they usually announce rides in early November, so that could still be pretty late in the season.

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:39 pm

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I hope it's a version of Thunderhead but taller and longer with more air.


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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Shavethewhales » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:18 pm

Major construction has started on this project now. Not only are they clearing land and adding fill in some areas, but they've begun foundation work on the station and they've started pre-casting a number of concrete piers that will apparently be set into place later. Seems like an odd way to cast footers, but what do I know. Photos can be seen here (they're not mine so I can't repost them): http://sdcfans.com/forums/index.php?topic=1853.msg38332#msg38332

I should also mention that the word on the street is that this will be a fairly large coaster, not really family oriented per se, and there is a rumor of a record-setting first drop. That would be something like 80 degrees or more to set the record for the steepest first drop on a wooden coaster... I guess we'll see.

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby chadster » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:43 am

A Tornado ripped through Branson early this morning causing major damage to the downtown and theater areas. Silver Dollar City is also reported to have received a significant amount of damage as well as the Titanic Museum.

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Edit: Looks like the news media got it wrong...again

Thank you all for your concern! We’re happy to report there was no damage to Silver Dollar City, White Water, Showboat Branson Belle or The Wilderness. As reported, Ride The Ducks did sustain minor damage, but will reopen as scheduled on March 9th. For more information about clean up efforts in the area, visit KY3.com.


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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby blade1 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:58 am

This sucks. I was just there last August. Hopefully they can get it cleaned up quickly and that there are no more fatalities. 1 has been reported so far and by sheer luck others have been avoided. A band waited it out in their bus, and it wasn't in the same spot when they got out. The Best Western hotel is reported to have been destroyed and had guests at the time.

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby ernierocker » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:24 am

From the park's Facebook Page:

http://www.facebook.com/Silverdollarcity/posts/10150690310252603

Thank you all for your concern! We’re happy to report there was no damage to Silver Dollar City, White Water, Showboat Branson Belle or The Wilderness. As reported, Ride The Ducks did sustain minor damage, but will reopen as scheduled on March 9th. For more information about clean up efforts in the area, visit KY3.com.




No damage being reported! Definitely a close call there!
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillerman1 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:02 pm

I'm wondering if it affected the remains of Celebration City.

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Shavethewhales » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:05 pm

^There's not much left at CC to disturb, but most of the major damage wasn't in that area anyway.

Several hotels, restaurants, and various buildings in West Branson have been completely destroyed. Looks like some of the Ride the Ducks vehicles may have been totaled, but not all of them.

Hopefully they didn't loose anymore trees at SDC. It really sucks when part of the famous tree canopy covering the park goes missing. There's no replacing a tree that is growing between a path or through a building.

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby screaminkid2005 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:33 am

Good to hear the park is safe! My thoughts and prays go out to the family affected by the tornado.

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