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Photo Trip Report - Silverwood Theme Park

Postby JimmyBo » Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:45 pm

I took a trek up to Silverwood this past weekend and I must say that I was very impressed with this place. Before you all ask, NO, Aftershock was not open. With that out of the way onto the things I enjoyed about this place.

Tremors and Timber Terror immediately climbed into my Top Ten Wooden coasters. These things were insane. Tremors wasn't running too good in the morning but I am glad I went back on it in the afternoon because once it heated up, it ran really fast and smoother than the morning. The gift shop fly-through was cool and I loved the use of the tunnels on the ride. Timber Terror just hauled butt the entire ride and gave some good moments of air-time. Both of them were great coasters.

Corkscrew, the original from Knott's Berry Farm, hurt and ran a little too fast for my taking. All of the flat rides were pretty standard except Sky Diver which I have never seen anywhere else before. It's a unique Ferris Wheel-type ride but you can turn the cars upside-down but not like a Rock O- Plane.

The rapids ride...well...probably the best rapids ride I have been on in the United States. Everyone on the raft came off completely soaked.

All in all, this was a great park and I will definitely make a trip back up there once they have Aftershock open. From some of the conversations I heard from the locals, I think Aftershock will be a real winner for the park.

Onto the pictures...
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Silverwood, as seen from the road
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Here's Aftershock...nearly complete in all it's Deja Vu glory glory
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Jeff, the jolly gentle giant, points out where we need to go on the park map.
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Looks like we are headed the right way...to the coasters
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Tremors flys by the sign
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Tremors, with a gift shop fly through. I wonder if this is where those GCI guys got the station fly-through idea?
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Silverwood definitely ranks up there with the "Weird signs" award. They had some interesting signs, here's one of them.

"Don't take your head off and bang it around in the tunnels"
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Tremors starting to head up the lift hill
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First drop down underneath the gift shop
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Plenty of airtime in the back car
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Tremors flys through one of its many turns
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You can hear this thing rumbling throughout the entire park
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Looking up at the massive structure
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Tremors used the terrain of the earth very well and a lot of trees came close to the ride
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Another dip before heading back through more tunnels for the finale
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The guys liked it. Me (black shirt) Uncle David (blue shirt), cousins Andrew (yellow shirt) and Daniel (striped shirt)
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Next was Timber Terror and it's amazing first drop
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Here's a tree vomiting out some track, another weird sign.
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Someone needs to use spell check or go to grammar school
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First drop goodness. Lots of airtime in the back for the first drop but the middle had the most airtime throughout the ride
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Flying over the hills
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Timber Terror and Panic Plunge (their drop ride)
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Another first drop picture...because it was just that awesome!
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Finishing up the turnaround and heading home...complete with more hairtime
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Wooden coaster and drop tower THROUGH THE TREES! This combo has never been done before...its a TPR first! Soak it in! You just experienced history folks
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Time for Panic Plunge, where you crap your pants
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Meg, Jolly Gentle Giant Jeff, Jono, Melissa and Katie ready to leave their stomachs in the sky
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Freefall. Even though its about 175ft shorter than Supreme Scream...Panic Plunge kicks Supreme Screams bootay!
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Here's the Sky Diver, never seen this type of ride before and it was truly a different experience. I think all Ferris Wheels should be like this
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By the way, this park is themed around Garfield...here's the kiddie area.
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Tiny Toot, a credit whore's dream come true.
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Here's the Tiny Toooooooooot doing it's thing
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If you read this sign like it's one sentence then it makes perfect sense. In other words, if you don't cut line then we will throw you out of the park so go ahead and cut line
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Log Flume...seeing a midget is more entertaining than riding their log flume
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Here's the gang waiting for midgets to walk by...Melissa, Courtney, Amy, Dangerous Daniel, Jolly Gentle Giraffe Giant Jeff, Jumpin Jono, Assburgers Andrew, and the main retard JimmyBo
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I see pain over in the horizon
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It's time to pop the cork and get screwed
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Just hurts looking at it
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Seriously, if you design a ride that needs this warning then burn the mother down...honestly!
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Katie and Abby survived and didn't lose their haering aids...maybe it isn't that bad
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PAINFUL!
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This is what you call getting screwed by the cork
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By the way, it goes upside-down for those new people to the roller coaster world.
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"I got knocked out on the first turn so it was a great ride from what I remember"
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Flat ride #1, Tilt-a-Hurl
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Flat ride #2, "The Sandlot" Tobacco Puking Machine
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Flat ride #3, Spin and Puke
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Thunder Canyon, the best rapids ride in the United States according to JimmyBo
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The J's are ready to get completely soaked over every inch of their body
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Time to get wet biatches!
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Paratrooper, THROUGH THE TREES! Another TPR first. Holy hell people, you just saw history twice in the same update. You should give yourself a cookie and if you're diabetic like Dan then sucks to be you
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Did I mention how awesome the theming was at this park?
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What can they be talking about now? Where are we going next?
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Only the best Ice Cream place in any amusement park in the United States. Seriously, when they say big scoops they mean big fother mucking scoops.
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Here's looking out towards the two wooden coasters which sit nicely in my Top Ten Wooden Coasters
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All in all, Silverwood was a great park and had some world class coasters. I highly recommend going to this park. It was a great day and the atmosphere was amazing.

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Postby themeparkguy27 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:44 pm

Nice TR of a park rarely shown on here.

I miss our Deja Vu! Hope they get Aftershock running soon.

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Postby odie » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:59 pm

Great TR! I feel the exact same about Silverwood, it's a amazing park and almost has a Disney type feel to it. To bad this year, when they build their 'new' coaster, is the year that we chose to make our way down to SFDK instead of going back again. But we should be back soon :b

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Postby SFNERules » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:02 pm

I've wanted to go to this place since I got into coasters and reading your TR just made me want to go more. Their ride lineup really seems amazing, and I hope they have good luck with Deja. I really enjoyed my ride on it last year at Great America, so it's just one more reason to want to go out there (Not that the two CCIs and the ARM tower weren't reason enough). If they ever end up getting a set of Flying Scooters.....I might just have to book a plane ticket. Thanks for the TR.

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Postby pacoasterrider » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:07 pm

Those pictures remind me of Knoebels so much. Very nice park. I didn't really respect it too much until seeing this Photo TR (never looked at one before)

Deja..I mean Aftershock will fit in great at that park for the price they probably paid for it.

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Postby TheRapidsNerd » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:30 pm

Thumbs up man!

Paratrooper, THROUGH THE TREES! Another TPR first. Holy hell people, you just saw history twice in the same update. You should give yourself a cookie and if you're diabetic like Dan then sucks to be you

:lmao:

Hmmm...methinks I should try this rapids since it's so highly recommended. You also have taught me something new today.

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Postby angryemobeaver » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:49 pm

Great Photo TR! Im surprised they didn't paint Aftershock a different color, i hate it's colors.
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Re: Photo Trip Report - Silverwood Theme Park

Postby natatomic » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:11 pm

JimmyBo wrote:Silverwood definitely ranks up there with the "Weird signs" award. They had some interesting signs, here's one of them.

"Don't take your head off and bang it around in the tunnels"


See, now this is the kind of sign that Six Flags needs on its fences. It's both graphic AND specific!

They'd just have to change the wording to, "Climb these and DIE."

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Postby 65skylark » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:16 pm

Glad you enjoyed Silverwood, Jimmy! Now I know like three other people who have been to the only park worth going out of your way for here in the Pacific Northwest. I have to agree with you about Timber Terror's first drop. Best first drop on any woodie I have been on, without a doubt. The first airtime hill is pretty sweet, too. I also think Panic Plunge is about ten times worse than any S&S drop tower of twice the size.

You must have skipped the water park or just didn't get any pics? I figued the "float up to" bar in the lazy creek would be right up your alley ;)

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Postby JimmyBo » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:22 pm

^ I walked through the waterpark but didn't take any pictures because I didn't want to be the guy taking pictures of people in bathing suits. And as for the swimup bar? I did the walk-up bar twice! I was surprised they served beer at the park but no agruement here.

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