Monday, July 19, 2004 1:43 AM
Well this weekend I'm going out to Silver Dollar City and Celebration City.
I went to SDC earlier this year and the train broke down when I was on it, which was intresting. We had to wait liek 30 minutes to have our section evacuated. They were very nice about it all, and the conductor was very humorous.
Anyways -- Anything I should know about CC or SDC or things I should hit first, or not hit at all?
Thanks in advance!
Monday, July 19, 2004 1:53 AM
Apparently it's a good idea to skip the train at SDC ;)
Monday, July 19, 2004 9:15 AM
The train is a 2ft gauge little steamer. Everybody should have gotten out of the cars and pushed the little tea kettle back to the engine house;)
Monday, July 19, 2004 9:28 AM
I rode the train at SDC this past weekend and I actually thought it was quite a bit of fun. Definitely different.
Monday, July 19, 2004 2:29 PM
SDC....hit the Waterboggan ride early (LOW capacity makes for LONG lines when the weather warms up). The coasters have good capacity so you'll be able to get lots of re-rides....do NOT skip the Flooded Mine shoot-out!
CC, the lines will get bad later in the evening, so I'd suggest getting there earlier if you want multiple rides...ride the Flying Carpet ride and the KMG Afterburner....the S&S ride is the only *dud* flat in the place....under-powered, IMO.
bill, realizing that the trip to Dollywood has left nearly every ride name at SDC *garbled* in my poor little pea-brain...;)
Monday, July 19, 2004 6:49 PM
SDC - (In this order) Lost River of the Ozarks, Waterworks Waterboggan, American Plunge, then go play in Splash Harbor since you already wet. Change clothes then go ride Wildfire, Fire-in-the-Hole, ThuNderaTion, Frisco Silver Dollar Line and then Great Shoot Out in the Flooded Mine. Also don't miss Grandfather's Mansion, Marvel Cave and the Swinging Bridge.
This is Kid's Fest so you want to see the parade (NOON and 3:30) as well as the new XTreme Air show in the Red Gold Harvest Barn (check the times for that show).
CC - (In this order) Route 66 Speedway, Flying Circus, Jack Rabbit, Thunderbolt, Orbitor, Ozark Wildcat, Starwheel, Slick's, Scrambler, Tilt-a-whirl, Accelorator, Chaos, Fireball.
The laser show is worth watching as is the magic show.
Have fun! For pictures of Kids Fest go here: httP://midwestinfoguide.com/silver/
Monday, July 19, 2004 7:03 PM
Oh man, Swoosh, that's cold telling him to go on Fire In The Hole AFTER he changes clothes! Shoulda told him to sit in the front too!! LOL!
Tuesday, July 20, 2004 1:05 AM
What I personally find hard to believe about Swoosh's plan of action for SDC is the omission of that GREAT little kiddie coaster...:)
I'll also vouch for the laser show at CC....good to have two nights there so you can RIDE while the lines are shorter (at least on the steelies)....a Miler and a good Windstorm, two of my fav compact steel production models...(after Anton's Wildcats).
edit: bASS, look for an e-mail tomorrow, you Baldknobber! ;)
P.S. Do they have sweet tea in Missourah, I forget? :) *** Edited 7/20/2004 5:07:31 AM UTC by rollergator***
Tuesday, July 20, 2004 1:26 AM
Mike - you sold me out! Actually if you sit in the front seat of the back car, you won't get wet. Maybe a few drips, but nothing like you would in the front. Also the back of the log on American Plunge will get you the wettest.
Tuesday, July 20, 2004 1:14 PM
Yes, Gator, I had sweet tea in Springfield AND Branson, both at Steak and Shizzake. Wonder if I could make it there for lunch today?
Tuesday, July 20, 2004 6:41 PM
Oh no you did not just call MIZZUR-EEE, Missurah, Gator. Don't make me come down there to Floooor-IDAH and kick your butt. ;)
Of course we have sweet tea in the Ozarks, you mean they make it another way? :)
Gator did you really ride Runaway Ore Cart when you were at SDC? How the heck did you fold yourself into those cars?
Tuesday, July 20, 2004 10:07 PM
ROFL....Swoosh, I have been in the smallest coaster train EVER built, it was a run-down old Molina coaster at a fireman's carnival in Maryland. I love the little ones with *HiLlS*, even though the king of them all is the "mid-sized" High Speed Thrill Coaster at Knoebels.
There is something called unsweet tea, but where's the fun in THAT? ;)
Since this is a lower-midwest kinda thread, are you (or anyone else reading) going to Preservation Con....I posted to the meeting calendar...:)
Wednesday, July 21, 2004 1:09 AM
Gator, can't make it this event. I forgot about it actually and thus I didn't ask for the dates off (d'oh!) Besides I am getting ready for the annual MiGQuest that starts on the 8th of August.
However, for those interested in the ACE Preservation Con, here is a link to the flyer for the event.
You have a great time and I want a TR when you get back. :)
Wednesday, July 21, 2004 3:42 AM
Bill never does TRs unless I go along and write it for him... :_)
Wednesday, July 21, 2004 10:23 AM
OK, so I missed my deadline....it's ALMOST done....and thankfully, it's a SLOW day here at work. Once my *Texas outtakes* TR gets sent to Bass, then I have to drive to Tampa for work. The real crying shame is that USF is virtually across the street from BGT, and the park's open LATE tonight...Summer Nights!
bill, notoriously, and admittedly, bad about TRs...;)
*** Edited 7/21/2004 2:24:25 PM UTC by rollergator***
Wednesday, July 21, 2004 10:40 AM
Mike, I know Bill doesn't write TRs (that's why I put the :) in there). Are you (Mike) getting to go? I'm really upset with myself that I forgot about it. Found my flyer laying on my desk last night, lot of good it does me now. :(