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Re: Silverwood Discussion Thread

Postby Themonerd » Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:36 pm

aeyrolet wrote:It's weird to see a theme parks discussion thread so quiet, when potentially you maybe getting one of the coolest new rides in 2018. Well, wait, Mean streak first, then what ever RMC has left over for you.
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Re: Silverwood Discussion Thread

Postby aeyrolet » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:42 am

Themonerd wrote:
aeyrolet wrote:It's weird to see a theme parks discussion thread so quiet, when potentially you maybe getting one of the coolest new rides in 2018. Well, wait, Mean streak first, then what ever RMC has left over for you.

I believe Knott's is getting a Gerstlauer.

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Re: Silverwood Discussion Thread

Postby WestCoasterKing » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:04 am

aeyrolet wrote:I believe Knott's is getting a Gerstlauer.

Based on what?

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Re: Silverwood Discussion Thread

Postby WestCoasterKing » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:07 am

LuminousAphid wrote:Hey! I just booked my hotel rooms for a visit in August, so I'm just wondering if there is anything that has been significantly changed this year. I haven't been there to try the new racing slide, but as far as I know, that's the only new major attraction? I am really going to try to eat at the restaurant this year, especially since my stomach has randomly started a mutiny and I can't eat the normal "theme park" fare anymore :(


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Re: Silverwood Discussion Thread

Postby Comeagain? » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:37 pm

Even though most people don't care too much, since we're so far away, but Silverwood announced their new Scarywood attraction.



NEW for 2017! The zombie infection is worse than it has ever been. Sgt. Buzz and his crew of Zombie Hunters were forced to abandon the Zombiewood Express when it was overtaken and crashed. Now, they find themselves on foot fighting off waves of zombies. Nobody is safe from becoming infected...not even you! Planet Zombie is the first of it's kind immersive experience. Before entering the haunt, you will be prepped by Buzz and his Zombie Hunters. Then you will be thrust into the action where the zombie hunters will protect you while you try to escape without becoming infected. Only the strong will survive.


I've seen bits and pieces of what's inside and I'm very excited for it. Although I am sad that we won't have the Zombiewood Express anymore. The park is calling it the biggest thing for Scarywood since Blood Bayou and from what I can tell it should be just as good.

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Re: Silverwood Discussion Thread

Postby Vonni » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:30 pm

Are there any rumors as to what could be coming for 2018?

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Re: Silverwood Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:19 pm

This is a few weeks old but apparently a former payroll accountant and her supervisor, the former Chief Financial Officer, of Silverwood Theme Park are facing charges for allegedly embezzling close to $1,000,000 from the park.

That's insane.

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Re: Silverwood Discussion Thread

Postby swfan1988 » Tue May 07, 2019 10:34 am

Hi Everyone!

This is my first post/trip report on the forums so please bear with me as I try and figure it out! :b

Went to the park for opening weekend and overall things look pretty good. Naturally, not all the plants were in yet but the park still looked great!

Roller Coasters:

Timber Terror was running great, it got some new track/wood in the far turn around. Lots of air, and it doesn't beat you up! New this year to both Tremors and Timber Terror (I think) are seat dividers and individual seat belts. I thought this really improved the ride experience since you were not smashing into the poor soul next to you the whole time.

Tremors was better than last year, it got new wood on the second hill over the pathway, and the final turn. It also got seat dividers and individual seat belts, which really helped make it more comfortable.

Aftershock was open, and I heard it was smoother than last year. Didn't ride it because I just can't handle it, but another person in my party did and gave me that report.

Corkscrew got newly colored restraints, same ones just black instead of yellow, but it's now in desperate need of a paint job. Last year it looked tolerable, but I don't know if they sandblasted it or what, but it looked terrible this year. The yellow supports are more chalky white than anything and even the black track looks bad. There are a bunch of orange and red tags on the supports, but I don't know what that means. Also it appeared they had replaced some of the support bars on the first corkscrew, and they were unpainted. I hope they are gonna paint it soon otherwise it will look really bad for the Golden Tickets in September.

Other rides/improvements:

In other news, the park has gotten a new TIlt-A-Whirl. They were still putting it together, so it wasn't open, but hopefully its up done soon. Its almost in the same spot as the old one but its a little farther off the midway than before. It looks good and all but I'm going to be pissed if its not as good as the old one. The old one went really fast and it was so easy to get it to spin. It appears the new one has the old style restraint, which is good, but I'm worried about that is won't be as fast.

Also, across from the new Tilt-A-Whirl the log flume got a new fence. An I have to be honest, but I think it looks ugly. Before you could see most of the log flume going around and it was fun to watch both on ride and off, but now the fence is so tall you can't see at all. I think they did this so that they can run the log flume in the dark for Scarywood, but I think they could have done a better job. It will probably look better as they plant flowers and trees, but I'm so far not a fan of this improvement.

A change I am a fan of is that they got new fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo! The old small fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo by the arcade and General Stuff Mercantile have been removed and replaced with the same fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo that Boulder Beach has used the last couple of seasons. They are the kind with a pass code that you program and then can use all day. The ones on Main Street are behind the Carousel, and the Country Carnival ones are where the smoking area/ATM was. I didn't get any pictures of them but they look nice, and are a great improvement.

The park also widened some paths around the park and I think they cut down a few trees in Country Carnival.

Now, on to the pictures!
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Timber Terror: aka the BEST RIDE IN THE PARK!!!
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I think thats the wrong Boomerang...
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Here is the new Tilt-A-Whirl. I sure hope its as good as the last one! You can see that they haven't quite finished.
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This is the new fence at the log flume. I think that grassy are is new as well. Also, they removed the water canon before the ride's lift :(
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Corkscrew had a bunch of these orange and red tags all over the supports. I hope they are for paint, because as you can see it looks really bad.
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And thats all I've got! Thanks for reading!
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Re: Silverwood Discussion Thread

Postby swfan1988 » Thu May 16, 2019 12:07 pm

Hi Everyone,

This is my first post so we will see how it goes!

I went to the park on opening weekend.

Overall the park looked great as always. The hanging baskets and some of the other flowers were not quite in but that ok, the rides made up for that!

Didn't ride corkscrew, was in line and then it broke down, but its in desperate need of paint. It looks really bad, but they had markers all over it so maybe they just haven't done it.

Timber Terror was AWESOME!!!! Running really great, it got some new wood and track in the far turnaround and that really helps. Tremors got some wood in the first drop and tunnel which helped. Also new this year, they added seat dividers and individual belts to both Tremors and Timber Terror, this really makes it more comfortable. Big thumbs up for both woodies!

I can't ride aftershock (makes me sick) but another person in my party rode it and said it was running better than last year.

The train got more props, and there were some other minor path improvements throughout the park. The only major change is that they got a new Tilt-A-Whirl. It wasn't open yet when I was there, but I hope its as good as the old one.

All in all the park looks like its ready for another great season!
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Re: Silverwood Discussion Thread

Postby stevenamos » Fri May 31, 2019 12:34 pm

We are still looking for people to join Team TPR at Silverwood for Coasting For Kids on June 29th. Here are the details:

Silverwood: http://support.gktw.org/goto/TeamTPRSilverwood
Date: Saturday, June 29

Schedule
9:30am - Registration
10:00am - ERT access to Timber Terror and Tremors
11:00am - All-day access to Silverwood Theme Park

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