Runaway Ore Cart Missing at SDC

Monday, December 13, 2004 2:36 AM
When Missy and I visited SDC this weekend, we were shocked to find the Runaway Ore Cart was completely missing. It was there when we were at the park last month. I hope that it comes back as it is a fairly popular ride with the kids.
These pictures show what the Ore Cart's lot looks like now.

http://midwestinfoguide.com/silver/121404/1.jpg
http://midwestinfoguide.com/silver/121404/2.jpg

Also something interesting about American Plunge. The first show tunnel has been caved in. This picture shows what the tunnel looks like now.

http://midwestinfoguide.com/silver/121404/3.jpg

Any ideas?

-D

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Monday, December 13, 2004 4:29 PM
What is happening???? They can't take away Runaway, that was one of my favorite rides!!

As for the Plunge, no idea, maybe they are updating it and putting in a new 'course.'??

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Monday, December 13, 2004 4:45 PM
Hmmmmmm.
You may have just given me the missing link to a piece of artwork I saw the other day.
If I am correct, then, expect to see the cart reopen with a new theme.
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Monday, December 13, 2004 5:04 PM
Never mind, ore cart is not being rethemed. Sounds like it MAY be entirely replaced, though. more info when available.
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Monday, December 13, 2004 6:45 PM
Maybe they are adding a new kiddie coaster to replace it. Dollywood is getting one, so maybe SDC is as well.
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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 12:42 AM
Well they do take the entire ride out every few years to do a complete refurb (it is just easier to take it completely out). However, I have also heard that they may be getting a newer kiddie coaster. Sounded to me like a rollerskate, which would be a good family coaster for that area. However it might be going back behind the Carousel and the area where Ore Cart was will be used for something else, like a petting zoo. Things aren't confirmed yet mind you.

-D

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 10:21 AM
Swoosh! Complete refurb of a CLASSIC children's coaster=good, removal=bad.

Please inform SDC of my "considered opinion"...;)

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 11:28 AM
Bill - I will be sure to tell them that. I know that your "considered opinion" has a lot of weight on what goes on in that park. LOL.

Rumor Mill Time: There might be another "storm" hitting a HFEC park soon.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 4:17 PM
Huricane Fury at White Water???? Yes!!!

Haha, just joking... But should I be excited about this new storm swoosh? Or are you just making that up?

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 4:23 PM
Nothing is confirmed yet, but lets just say that the same storm that hit Tennessee might hit Missouri as well. They were really happy with the results that they got in Tennessee.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 4:25 PM
I assume this storm would be hitting in 2006 to combat the bird of prey hitting the Kansis City area that same year? ;)
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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 4:46 PM
Probably.... I guess I kind of remember hearing that a large storm was building and might be here by 06 or 07, so I guess it is semiconfirmed now, better prepare.
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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 4:57 PM
The storm won't hit until 2007 at the earliest. They want to ride out PowderKeg for at least a couple of seasons. The name for WOF's inverted hasn't be comfirmed yet, but I would say it is reasonable to think that it would be themed to a bird of prey. Any ideas of what an Oriental bird's name would be as that is where it is going.

Oh and speaking of PowderKeg, check this out.

http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/silver/121404/13.jpg

-D

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 4:59 PM
Delicious! Thanks for the pic, Swoosh ;)
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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 4:59 PM
Sweet pic of P-Keg there D....

As for the Oriental bird name....Peking Duck? Kidding! :)

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 5:07 PM
What was the pose the Karate Kid did? "Something" Crane...anyone?
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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 5:13 PM

Swoosh said:
Any ideas of what an Oriental bird's name would be...

If you only knew how that read in British English (you know, the proper one lol) it would be hilarious and have several non PC answers Swoosh ;)

-Jim

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 5:43 PM
LOL @ "Birdman Jimvy"

Me love you LOOOOONG time, Jimbo...signed, your geisha...;)

bill, wishes he knew "the Queen's English"...:)

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 7:37 PM

Mamoosh said:
What was the pose the Karate Kid did? "Something" Crane...anyone?

the flying crane as seen in this picture http://www.tigerandcrane.com.au/photos.htm

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 10:46 PM
Maybe "Crouching Tiger:Hidden Dragon The True Experience" would work.
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