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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby legoerosion » Thu May 24, 2018 5:06 pm

So my family and I are visiting the park this weekend (Friday evening and all day Saturday to be exact) and it looks like rain is possible in the forecast. Will this affect any rides, if it's just rain? I can't remember the policy at SDC when it comes to coasters and rain. Thanks!
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Thu May 24, 2018 5:37 pm

Powder Keg and Firefall do not run in the rain at all. Not sure about Time Traveler, haven't been there on a rainy day yet to see. Everything else will run even in a downpour, unless there's lightning within 5 miles of the park.
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat May 26, 2018 7:41 am

Does Silver Dollar City close lines early or am I safe getting in Time Traveler's queue a few minutes before closing tonight?

I plan to go for a preview day today and will be returning tomorrow with a Trailblazer, but want to get a Time Traveler ride in today since I can only skip it once tomorrow.
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Shavethewhales » Sat May 26, 2018 9:58 am

I'm pretty sure they cut the line at the end of the day. I'm also pretty sure they have gotten more restrictive with rides in the rain. Of course, they already shut everything down if there's even a hint of lightning in Missouri, so it's usually moot.

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sat May 26, 2018 3:53 pm

The lines close when the park closes. Everyone in line at that moment will get to ride. Don't be late; they are strict about cutoff time. If you get in line about 9:45, you'll be good. Time Traveler is pretty great at night, but if you haven't experienced it, Outlaw Run is maybe the 2nd best night ride after the Beast. Try to get on that right after dark, then make your way to TT.

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat May 26, 2018 4:07 pm

Thanks! I plan on getting at least one night ride on Outlaw Run tonight and marathoning it tomorrow. I just wanted to get the long non-Trailblazer queue today.
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat May 26, 2018 6:16 pm

I lucked out tonight. Time Traveler's queue is only 10 minutes. That ride has some exceptionally weird and awesome forces in the back car.
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun May 27, 2018 8:06 pm

Fyi to anyone traveling to the park on a busy day, they cut off Time Traveler's queue before closing. I got there 15 minutes before closing and they were turning people away. The employee at the gift shop said the park doesn't like to have people in the park more than a half hour after closing.

On the bright side, Thunderation is next door and a really good night ride I wouldn't have experienced otherwise.
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Mon May 28, 2018 7:58 am

Oh wow, I've never seen them do that before. I've seen lines out the end of the queue at closing and never had a problem. Maybe something new this year?
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon May 28, 2018 8:17 am

I know the line was 120 minutes most of the day but around 7:30 I got on in just 15 minutes so I'm kind of skeptical it built back up.

Though from Thunderation it looked like the launch track lights illuminated the layout so it wasn't as pitch black as I thought it would have been.
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