Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 6.5k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

I was at the announcement ceremony and did the tour of the construction site. Very impressive for a river rapids ride. I do like the landscaping/theming/scenery/etc quite a lot from whats been done so far. This will indeed be a huge hit with the park like Outlaw Run and Time Traveler were. I expect the lines will be pretty crazy and long for this thing like how Lost River was. lol The ride basically combines elements from the American Plunge, Waterboggan, and Lost River.

 

FULL ALBUM HERE

 

Videos:

 

 

 

 

You might notice lots of rock work and several decently sized trees have been planted and even some waterfall elements have already been made operational for part of the ambience that this area will create. Huge kudos to the park management and construction crew on what I have seen so far.

 

Further up towards The Barn Swing I checked out the canals and the pits that were already constructed but was told to overall stay outside the structures. Got lots of photos and video. Also chatted with some of the construction crew while out there, I asked about Lake Silver and was told by one of the foreman that the new lake size will be reduced by almost 75 percent from before but it will be about 25-30 feet deep when they get done with it and its refilled. I suggested they should put some Koi or some kind of fish back in it to entertain the kids while they wait in line as the queue line will be right next to the "new" lake as the load station will be in the center of where the old lake once was. lol

 

Also note the huge pits dug out for the canals, reservoir, and the drop tower structure which will be over 80 feet high and the pumps on this thing are insane, 200,000 gallons per hour per pump is what I was told. That's a crazy amount of water if you think about it, but I guess that's needed for what all this ride experience will entail. Standing down there in the bottom really gives you a sense of scale of this water ride. The ride's capacity will be upgraded from 6 to 8 persons along with a faster load/unload system and will last 5 and a half minutes over a half mile ride course equaling a much higher PPH than the old Lost River ever did.

 

Only negative/critique I could come up with is to the theme/backstory being tied to the cave as I guess I was a bit let down as I had originally envisioned with the cave teasers that this was gonna be a mountain type structure with the slide element dropping into the mouth of a fabricated cave (see the entrance to the real Marvel Cave to understand my thoughts here) for an extensive indoor segment similar to how the last 25% of Lost River's course was. But I guess with the areas combined investment being more than Time Traveler, that kind of design would probably be too cost prohibitive. One can dream, right? lol Don't take this the wrong way or that I am implying that this seems underwhelming, I still think this will be incredibly beautiful to see in person and a very fun and thrilling ride once it is all said and done next year.

IMG_0236.thumb.JPG.f7e6a86a99a36eec3902f934020c681c.JPG

IMG_0268.thumb.JPG.a3ffdb1237049dd25ef952f651f30b08.JPG

IMG_0430.thumb.JPG.6fad6bf03749a24d760746528d11d361.JPG

IMG_0433.thumb.JPG.23fe475fc41d24ef6c6de4008beb360c.JPG

IMG_0436.thumb.JPG.77984d9a06921891dd2df14d9b2ef0c1.JPG

IMG_0439.thumb.JPG.fbfcedc1e6c100b36828193fdde1f5ee.JPG

IMG_0454.thumb.JPG.c60547921aac6a17ebbcd66348ed145c.JPG

IMG_0455.thumb.JPG.188ac83a1def524e698191f9ea4bc0f1.JPG

IMG_0458.thumb.JPG.e66292f64517ae4d8ed88b8a44658080.JPG

IMG_0466.thumb.JPG.f7c3f748d9356ef1b5ddc36ca8c572d1.JPG

IMG_0493.thumb.JPG.6cb9c31ac49ff78e698a47b3b0e14181.JPG

IMG_0498.thumb.JPG.4aaaf92490238e749049422737f28e9b.JPG

IMG_0510.thumb.JPG.c3c42baedf72f28f0a2d1dc40a1a72e1.JPG

IMG_0517.thumb.JPG.97052d22ffae5271dbb615c9e5e5a167.JPG

IMG_0522.thumb.JPG.c73c8ca86fa049a8a62621f2db64a547.JPG

IMG_0521.thumb.JPG.897f1494317e76deb22d69da8c3595e3.JPG

IMG_0525.thumb.JPG.4f65ea4e2eadc45dbf6443ac4b810f81.JPG

Edited by sdcfan88
Link to post
Share on other sites
Only negative/critique I could come up with is to the theme/backstory being tied to the cave as I guess I was a bit let down as I had originally envisioned with the cave teasers that this was gonna be a mountain type structure with the slide element dropping into the mouth of a fabricated cave (see the entrance to the real Marvel Cave to understand my thoughts here) for an extensive indoor segment similar to how the last 25% of Lost River's course was. But I guess with the areas combined investment being more than Time Traveler, that kind of design would probably be too cost prohibitive. One can dream, right? lol Don't take this the wrong way or that I am implying that this seems underwhelming, I still think this will be incredibly beautiful to see in person and a very fun and thrilling ride once it is all said and done next.

I’m glad I didn’t have to be the first to say this. These were my EXACT thoughts today. I envisioned more of a “cave exploration/adventure theme like the original vs. a cave mining company. There is only one enclosed section and it’s very small. I am incredibly excited for the ride, do not get me wrong! I just find the thematic choice odd.

 

Also, while the lake is smaller, this time you’ll be right in the middle of it and so it’ll feel more immersive - at least that’s how I felt after standing where the station will be today. You’re going to really feel surrounded by water this time.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Good to see they're going to have a 40" minimum. Lost River was 36", and I was concerned this new one would be higher, like along the lines of Fury of the Nile's 46". While SDC does have a significant number of families with kids in the 36-39" range, I feel like this minimum height shows the park made a great effort to make the ride as accessible as possible.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't imagine the lines this thing is going to pull in. Lost River always had insanely long lines, I can only assume this will be just as bad... if not worse! - Should make the season Trail Blazer pass even that much more worth it!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Call me weird but even as a coaster enthusiast I'm actually more excited to see this finished than I was for Time Traveler.

 

Same. This seems to be more “complete” than Time Traveler. To me it seems like they did Time Traveler a massive disservice by just plopping it down on a barren hillside with the only theming being the station. (Don’t get me wrong. I love the ride.) But of all the attractions at SDC it’s the one that just doesn’t seem to “fit” as well.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Call me weird but even as a coaster enthusiast I'm actually more excited to see this finished than I was for Time Traveler.

 

Same. This seems to be more “complete” than Time Traveler. To me it seems like they did Time Traveler a massive disservice by just plopping it down on a barren hillside with the only theming being the station. (Don’t get me wrong. I love the ride.) But of all the attractions at SDC it’s the one that just doesn’t seem to “fit” as well.

 

Agreed on that, love the ride as it is right up there with Powderkeg as my favorite coaster and had also de-throned Wildfire for me as a favorite. I kept hoping there would be more landscaping or theming done through the ride course but I was hearing statements from employees that they "ran out of money" allotted for the project so the extras were evidently scrapped. Hopefully that doesn't happen here.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...

So excited that I am getting back to SDC next month! I haven't been for years and need to ride Outlaw Run and Time Traveler. I had a quick question if I could for the locals. I picked the White Wing Lodge in my package as it was the closest to the park. I read it is within walking distance to the park and I thought that was appealing to not have to mess with driving. Does that sound like an ok plan to you guys? Just curious if you thought it would be ok to walk or go ahead and drive. I wasn't sure and was hoping someone might have done it and knows for sure. I wasn't sure of the layout of everything. Thanks so much if you can help!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just keep in mind that Indian Point Road doesn't have sidewalks and its a fairly narrow road. Not high traffic once you get past the park though, just be aware, particularly if you're heading back later and it's getting dark. Plus you're going to be walking all day in a hilly park as it is; the walk from that hotel to the gate is a pretty good distance, but you could just walk to the main parking lot tram pickup which might help you out a bit.

Link to post
Share on other sites

You can definitely walk to the park from White Wing, it's just a really long walk. You just need to walk north along the tram road past Stop 7 and near to Stop 5 where there is a walkway to the entrance. It's got to be a mile to the park though, and parking/tram is free anyway...

 

Let us know how White Wing is. Used to stay there all the time when it was Deer Run. It was dated back then, and I hear the new owners may be hit and miss...

Link to post
Share on other sites

Bigfoot on the Strip has lost their lawsuit.

 

https://www.therolladailynews.com/news/20190904/judge-review-of-branson-attraction-was-not-defamatory

 

federal judge has ruled that a Kansas cattle farmer did not defame a Branson attraction by leaving a three-star TripAdvisor review.

 

Owners of Bigfoot on the Strip sued Randy Winchester and his daughter in June 2018, claiming the review was libelous and defamatory.

 

Winchester had written that he was disappointed by a tour of Bigfoot Farms and its cattle. Owners of the attraction contended some of the details in Winchester’s review were inaccurate.

 

Winchester said after tour owner’s contacted him to complain, he changed it to a one-star review.

 

The Springfield News-Leader reports U.S. District Court Chief Judge Beth Phillips ruled late last month that Winchester’s statements were factually correct and/or didn’t diminish the company’s reputation in the community.

 

An attorney representing Bigfoot’s owners did not return a call seeking comment.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought I would mention that SDC's Reuben's Swashbuckling Adventure Won at the Golden Ticket Awards for Best New Show.

 

Its probably not going anywhere anytime soon if you missed it.

 

 

Also on SDC's FB page:

Link to post
Share on other sites

The Golden Tickets are what they are, but hardly anyone knows that. SDC got a lot of traction out of Outlaw Run winning a Golden Ticket. They'll advertise this similarly. Should be good for them.

 

Golden Tickets aside, that show is great. Highly recommend anyone coming next summer to take time for it.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

I had a great Saturday 09-14-2019 at SDC!!!! Man the coasters were intense! I got the one day photo pass and had my picture made and downloaded them the next day after I got home. It worked great except that Wildfire's picture area wasn't working. I was so rattled after riding the five coasters ( I haven't ridden coasters in several years and am in my fifties lol) that I just didn't think I wanted to ride again later so soon to try for a picture. I chilled out walking around with a friend and riding Flooded Mine. It was great looking at the shops, the 1800's Wilderness Church, and snacking on cinnamon and apple cinnamon bread

White Wing Lodge is making improvements and was great. The new owners were very nice and the breakfast was great. I had never seen an automatic pancake making machine before lol. I wanted the closest place as driving in the mountains stresses me out. I couldn't believe when I exited SDC that the exit was right at White Wing. They are smart giving discounts to SDC passholders. I would definitely get a pass if I lived closer!

 

At any rate I just loved loved loved SDC. The stores, rides, and restrooms are all great. I always just feel a little cramped as the paths are all narrow but I think that is part of the charm. I couldn't believe that on a Saturday my ride wait time for all the coasters and Flooded Mine weren't bad at all! Loved it and so glad they are there!!!!! SDC and Dollywood are hard to beat if you ask me!!!! Love the Herschend's style!!!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/