SDC and CC Questions

Wednesday, June 25, 2003 7:29 PM
I'm going down to SDC and CC at the end of July and just wanted to know what are the good rides that I should definately go on. Also, how is the waterpark down there?
*** This post was edited by bad32 6/25/2003 11:30:31 PM ***
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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 8:45 PM
I have been to the waterpark and Silverdollar City many times. Silverdollar City is really cool however there is many hills to walk up and down. The small collection of coasters they have are actually pretty good ones. Wildfire is a must ride B&M sit down coaster. Thunderation is a mine ride coaster- it isnt very high but it has good speed and awesome turns. I have not gotten a chance to ride Buzz Saw Falls but I would think it is a pretty neat Premier water coaster with what looks like a nice drop. Also the view from Wildfire is absolutley amazing.

As for White Water I have not been then since like 6 years ago so I dont remember everything as well but it is just your typical waterpark and I believe it is pretty small. It has your normal slides and pools and all that good stuff. I would go to it still.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 8:56 PM
Ride the Waterboggin at SDC. It's a waterslide you ride on with a 4 man raft. Make sure you have a full raft for a crazy ride. You don't get very wet either. Thunderation is my favorite mine ride! It blows all the other ones i've ridden away! Make sure you try the backwards facing car first, it's insane! Also check out the cave it's an hour tour but well woth the time spent. It's huge! SDC and CC don't have many rides so most of your time will be spent coaster hoping.

When I went to CC 75% of my time was spent on the Ozark Wildcat. I did take a break to take some picture from the ferris wheel and I rode the double shot too.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 9:44 PM
SDC is a definent must while your down there in Branson. I have gone for several years straight, and it is by far one of my favorite parks. All of the people working there are really kind and there food is great!

Wildfire is a must....they placed it in the perfect area of the park, and the layout it just perfect. One of the very few B&M's I have ridden without a vertical loop being the first inversion after the first drop. It's great! If you want to know what it looks like to ride Wildfire, go to there site, they have an animation of it for you to see.

Buzzsaw Falls is one of the greatest Premiere Rides I have been on. That is another ride you don't want to miss while you down there. Althought it is a semi short ride, it is nice how the "roller coaster" swirves back and fourth before going up the lift hill and plummeting you into the water below. By the way, watch out for the giant buzzsaw ;)

Now if your in for the classic rides, the Arrow Dynamics
Thunderation roller coaster is a long ride with many helixes. I had the pleasure of going on that ride during the off season and it has one of the most beautiful surroundings a roller coaster could have. The foliage is just magnificent, and the constant turning is sure to get your senses churning.

Another classic ride at SDC is Fire In The Hole. It's an old time dark ride (they say its a roller coaster) that has a few surprises here and there. The setting is a small town where gangsters have set fire to a few of the local homes and places of buisness, and the fires spreads throughout the town. It's really hard to explain, but a great ride to see and ride for yourself!

And last but not least, GO TO THE CAVE. That is how the whole park started, and it's a great place. It has a huge open cavern that is magnificent. If you have an interesting guide, he will tell you all of these interesting stories about what a few of the boys did down there during one of the tours (they told me this when i went when they were closed, so i don't know if he would tell you these stories, but it's worth a shot, so just ask your guide about it) during halloween. Let's just say it involved a dummy and the very top flight of steps. It scared the crap out of the people that were there. (in short, they faked a fight seen, and they pretended to push the kid they were fighting all the way down to the floor below). That is just one of the interesting stories that i remember them telling me. If they are the guides that have been there for a while, they will have a ton of stories to show you.

All in all this is one of my favorite parks, and this is a gauranteed must to anyone who will ever visist Branson.

*** This post was edited by PrAxConsulting 6/27/2003 2:49:52 AM ***

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 6:09 AM

PrAxConsulting said:
SDC....All of the people working there are really kind and there food is great!

Couldn't agree more (well, other than that one tram driver, hehe). SDC is a park I could go back to right away...don't miss the Jail-House River-ride shoot-em-up, which *does* have a real name, one that I obviously don't remember...

EVERY ride at SDC seems to have SOME water component, so do be prepared to get WET...the playhouse area kept us busy for an hour shooting foam balls and water cannons all over the place...:)

BSF and FitH may not be "classic coasters", but both DO contain some coaster track...

Branson kicks butt....now if they culd only do something about the music and the Yakov guy...;)

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 8:39 AM
Whats wrong with Yakov?

"I was in the bathroom the other day, and I saw a sign, "Baby Changing Station" ... So i was thinking, if you dont like you baby.. Ha Ha, America, What a country!"

That's a classic.
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Thursday, June 26, 2003 10:17 AM
Great Shoot Out In The Flooded Mine or something real close to this is the name of the ride. One of my favorites even though Karen, the wife, always scores more shots than I do.

Jim Wolgamuth
ACE 18 Coaster Christmas at SDC in Dec.

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 7:24 PM
Hey Jim - have Lisa and Jeff talked about when Coaster Christmas will be (exact weekend)?

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 7:44 PM
First off for PrAxConsulting , it is Wildfire, not Wild Fire.


You have to ride Wildfire in the back for the superb first drop, ejector at the very top then floating all the way down, it has perfect inversions, keeps its pace till the end and is my favoite non shuttle looping coaster.

that is the best thing there, Thunderation is only okl, ride it backwards first. Buzzsaw Falls is a little rough but fun. Ride American Plunge it is a great log ride.

With CC go to Ozark Wildcat and ride it within the first two cars, the back is ok but the front gives your 8 moments of air. Ride Jackrabbit in front for more air, but the front is much more brutal (bruises are guranteed on this ride). Thunderbolt ride in the back because the severe dive is exactly that, severe, it is pretty scary in the back. Accelorator is one you should ride if there is no line. Fireball is a must also. Great parks, clean friendly you'll have a ball!!!

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