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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:52 am

Philrad71 wrote:I can imagine OR at night being like The Beast at night on steroids.

That's a good way to put it. There are lights on the lift, but after that, you don't see any light at all until you hit the barrel roll. It's out in the woods and so, so dark.

That's the most exciting thing about Pumpkin Nights. The extended hours in the summer are so busy and by the time Old Time Christmas starts, temperature becomes a factor. We just had our first frost the other day but lows are mostly in the 40s right now, so October will be great for night rides. Not to mention just after Labour Day when we still basically have summer temps but the crowds are gone.
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Postby Shavethewhales » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:10 am

You guys don't think the pumpkin festival will be busy? DW's sounds like it is turning into an event that rivals their Christmas.

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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:35 pm

Oh it'll be busy, but not the rides. Tonight (and I know the park isn't open today) has a low of 43. People don't ride coasters at those temperatures but Outlaw Run can still run then. That's how it works during Christmas at the same temperatures so I would expect similar.
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby sdcfan88 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:12 am

So there has been some apparent rumors floating around from park employees that this could be the last weekend for Lost River (as in closing forever) yet the park is being fairly quiet about it publicly, if it is true. How would you feel if they ripped out that whole lower area of the park and the ride itself or even the lake? Personally, I would think Flooded Mine or FITH would receive attention before Lost River would.

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:57 am

That's more than a rumour. Our bus driver announced today that Lost River would be closing after this weekend to be rebuilt and would reopen in a year and a half.
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby ElvisLuv » Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:37 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:That's more than a rumour. Our bus driver announced today that Lost River would be closing after this weekend to be rebuilt and would reopen in a year and a half.



In other words, Spring 2020. :)

Let the taller than Infinity Falls drop rumors start.

Draining the lake certainly would open up expansion back toward Outlaw Run but I can't imagine the park being lakeless.

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:27 pm

I really doubt they would drain the lake. It sits at a low point in the park and whatever they put there would be prone to flooding. I mean, there's a reason there's a lake there. They didn't make that.
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby sdcfan88 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:33 am

ElvisLuv wrote:
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:That's more than a rumour. Our bus driver announced today that Lost River would be closing after this weekend to be rebuilt and would reopen in a year and a half.



In other words, Spring 2020. :)

Let the taller than Infinity Falls drop rumors start.

Draining the lake certainly would open up expansion back toward Outlaw Run but I can't imagine the park being lakeless.


So this could be an example of what the rebuild could entail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7QF8Fm-04U

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby ElvisLuv » Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:16 am

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:I really doubt they would drain the lake. It sits at a low point in the park and whatever they put there would be prone to flooding. I mean, there's a reason there's a lake there. They didn't make that.


Natural lakes in the Ozarks are uncommon because of the karst limestone. Most permanent ponds and lakes are there because of man, this lake is no different. It may predate the theme park but I imagine it was made a year round natural feature by man. It can certainly be reshaped but I doubt it will done away with considering Fireman's LANDING would need renamed. If you have over noticed, they really draw the lake down during Old Time Christmas and the off season.


Now, what would really excite me is if this posssible redo of area's footprint would allow for a new, modern tech version of the old Diving Bell attraction to come back to the lakefront and if this is a bigger version of Infinity Falls, the lift and drop are inside a mountain

I still think the train maintenance area is a hindrance to opening up this area and if done some rerouting may news to be done. I have always hoped they would actually convert the area to an old, time period 1880's roundhouse with a turntable backstage area in plain view that would fit with the whole working city angle of the park.

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:57 am

Wait, wait, wait. You think that at the meeting where they decided to fill in a LAKE, someone said, "Oh crap, we would have to think up a new name though" and then everyone else was like "Well, that's off the table then"? :lmao:
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