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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby 3Mutts » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:16 pm

Thanks for the update Chad! Looks like Outlaw Run is coming along nicely. I can't wait to see testing!
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby -Edge of Beast- » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:17 pm

Dang, construction is just flying along. Thanks for these pics Chad. That double barrel roll looks interesting. :)

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Gnome » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:31 pm

It's not even 2013 and the track work looks like its almost finished. When do they plan on opening this attraction? I assume they're trying to knock out most of the construction before the Missery storms come rolling through this winter, making everything... miserable. lol

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby rollin_n_coastin » Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:23 am

Great pics Chad! Couldn't think of a better ride for SDC. Oh and you can never have enough Wild Fire shots. ;)
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:26 am

rollin_n_coastin wrote:Great pics Chad! Couldn't think of a better ride for SDC. Oh and you can never have enough Wild Fire shots. ;)

Agreed on all counts. The coaster looks like it's about done, but they will want to completed the themed area before opening the ride. As much as SDC puts into theming, I really doubt they'll open Outlaw Run before the end of the year (not that I would mind...). Construction should be able to proceed into December: we usually don't get our first big ice storm until January (we hardly get snow here, just ice; but occasionally I have seen a foot of snow in early December or even November. Midwest weather is notoriously unpredictable).
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby skydye » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:21 am

Thanks for the incredibly detailed report Chad. Looks like the park will have a winner on their hands. :b

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:25 am



So obviously this isn't perfect, and it's fan-made, but it has me curious about one thing - the press release mentions a double-down and a double-up after the GICT leading back down and then out of the valley. The layout rendering doesn't show it from what I can see though, but the way it rides in that fan recreation was actually my favorite part of the whole thing! Any idea whether that's just a marketing tool, or if the track really is doing a double-down and -up?
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:32 am

It's clever, but I think it's still legitimate.

The downward decent into the left-hand turn after the Camel Toe Thingie is the first down, and then the second down is after the airtime hill before the right-hand turn.

The first up is into the next airtime hill, then the second up is into the left-hand overbanked turn.
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby the ghost » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:13 am

Those barrel rolls look like some sort of insane sculpture experimenting with the limitations of wood... or like if I make a roll too tight when experimenting with newton when I still mess with NL on occasion! Good stuff! Thanks for the update, Chad!
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:48 am

A.J. wrote:It's clever, but I think it's still legitimate.

The downward decent into the left-hand turn after the Camel Toe Thingie is the first down, and then the second down is after the airtime hill before the right-hand turn.

The first up is into the next airtime hill, then the second up is into the left-hand overbanked turn.


Right, okay. So it's a double-down and -up, but not in the traditional sense. It just so happens to go down twice and up twice, more or less.
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