Big New Silver Dollar City Attraction

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 11:31 AM

Found this bit of info this morning....Silver Dollar City is to announce on August 9th a new $10M attraction.

News on it here: http://www.khozradio.com/14618/breaking_silver_dollar_city_to_add_m...duled.html

And teaser site here: http://www.silverdollarcity2013.com/

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 11:39 AM

The (supposedly all but confirmed) rumored layout is on Screamscape. It apparently will have a near-inverted outside overbanked turn and an inline twist.

There's been a bit of discussion on it here:

http://coasterbuzz.com/Forums/PostLink/865527

Last edited by Vater, Wednesday, August 1, 2012 12:32 PM
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 12:12 PM

Your link is not working, Darth Vater!

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 12:33 PM

Try it now. For some reason, using the "Insert/edit link" function within the post isn't working.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 12:40 PM

And it turns out that photo is actually the outside banked turn.

...I think.

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Wednesday, August 1, 2012 12:40 PM
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 1:20 PM

Yeah, I think so too. Which is something I'd wondered early on: whether or not SDC would market the element as an inversion.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 3:29 PM

There has been a veritable mountain of circular arguments about whether or not that particular element is an inversion, but I'm hoping most of them go away now that the ride ending in an uphill run of two heartline rolls is all but confirmed.

Ride looks absolutely bonkers too. I just wish it weren't in Branson.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 4:04 PM

After our recent discussion about rough wooden coasters and SOB and whatnot, the real question is...why? Perhaps I'm just being really pessimistic the past few days, but I find the new rides like this and Six Flags' 385 foot swing ride are BIG risks that I don't feel will pay off. Am I crazy?

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 4:10 PM

I think the Texas Giant redesign was proof of concept for these types of track twists. And there is already a 300+ tall swing ride built by the same company as SFNE's. I don't see an unusual amount of risk.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 4:18 PM

It'll be interesting, because this isn't built with the Texas Giant's new track system. The rails are grout-filled, pre-machined beams, crafted with similar care and computer-driven precision, but the rails are still bolted to wooden laminate, traditional woodie style.

I'm hoping that this results in a track that is maintenance-friendly and smooth... without totally removing the wooden "feel" from the equation (Texas Giant style).

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 12:17 AM

BBSpeed26 said:
Ride looks absolutely bonkers too. I just wish it weren't in Branson.

I have seen so many people say that and what I have to say is I wonder how many people thought the same way when Holiday World built The Raven in Santa Clause, IN. Santa Clause, IN was on no coaster enthusiasts maps before they opened The Raven. I feel the Same way for this new Coaster at Silver Dollar City. Hopefully Branson, MO will be on every coaster enthusiasts map from now on!

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 9:11 AM

Santa Claus, IN was a non-entity before the rise of Holiday World. Branson already has a reputation for being a redneck/hillbilly Vegas of sorts. I've not been there to judge myself, but its reputation precedes it, fairly or unfairly.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 10:51 AM

If I were going to stereotype and overgeneralize, I'd say you hit the nail on the head.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 3:11 PM

IMO, the closest thing to Branson...is Pigeon Forge. (Not proximity-wise obviously, but in terms of "feel").

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 3:37 PM

I believe the quote is: "Branson is what Las Vegas would be like if the world was run by Ned Flanders."

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 4:29 PM

My comment was more along the lines of "Branson is not on the way to or from anywhere that I have ever been or will need to go in the foreseeable future. In fact, it's not even *near* any two cities that I would have to visit individually, much less travel between. Content of Branson aside, it seems to be far from everything."

Holiday World I could at least justify as being a stop on my Pittsburgh/Chicago or Pittsburgh/Champagne, IL or Pittsburgh /St. Louis trips (though admittedly, even though the Voyage is probably my #1 most-wanted ride, I still have yet to do this).

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 4:43 PM

rollergator said:

IMO, the closest thing to Branson...is Pigeon Forge. (Not proximity-wise obviously, but in terms of "feel").

Taking it a step further, Wisconsin Dells is like a geographically uninteresting lovechild of the two with less charm and more sleaze.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 4:49 PM

BullGuy said:

Taking it a step further, Wisconsin Dells is like a geographically uninteresting lovechild of the two with less charm and more sleaze.

And the Niagara Falls tourist area is like the Dells' skeezy cousin.

I first compared Branson, Gatlinburg, the Dells and the Falls in a TR from 2008:

"The main strip of Gatlinburg is the standard overpriced, stupid stuff that you only do on va-cay. I liken the Smokies to the Niagara Falls area, the Dells and Branson in that aspect. I'd say these four places qualify as the 'big four' in overpriced, crappy tourist attractions and certainly they are the overpriced crap leaders on a per capita basis. No clear winner though."

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 10:52 PM

Shouldn't Orlando be in that list somewhere?

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 11:12 PM

Florida in general should be.

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