Posted Wednesday, August 13, 2014 2:46 PM | Contributed by Jeff
Sound the alarm as Silver Dollar City debuts 10 NEW Family Adventures coming Spring 2015! Centered around the headquarters of Station No. 3, Fireman’s Landing is designed with the atmosphere and theming of an old-time volunteer firefighter recruitment fair with activities set up to test the skills of even the youngest would-be recruits. The addition to our 1880’s city encompasses nearly 2 acres and increases the park’s attractions adding six family rides and four interactive play zones. The additions include a drop tower.
For more details, visit the official Silver Dollar City site.
Wow! That looks really nice.
If they even get within the ballpark of the drawings, it'll be a neat area.
It appears that the new area will replace the older kids ball pit area back in the corner right?
That's right. That original area, Geyser Gulch, was cute. There was a water, fireworks theme and the stunts were creative. But truthfully, the last time I was there it looked really worn out. This addition not only adds rides but thoughtfully keeps elements from the old as well.
I think it looks great, and if history holds true the renderings should be very accurate. I think of the Grand Exposition area of the park and how it turned out- the design team did a great job with that section too. They do smart things there, that area full of flats could've been Victoriana to the extreme with lots of white painted millwork. Instead they toned it down with muted colors like green and beige. So it continues to hold up and doesn't look in need of paint every season. This new spot carries that same idea, and certainly the antique theme to the entire park is helpful in that regard.
What I see in the rendering of Fireman's Landing is a path that currently leads to nowhere and space behind it, over the tracks, where they might possibly in the future include a family friendly but thrilling fire-chasin' roller coaster. I'm also glad the S&S tower is so cleverly incorporated. It appears to shoot out of the building for visual effect and possibly an added thrill. It's a nice save from Celebration City. I'd like to say it's too bad they couldn't have done a little more of that, but I guess the ride package over there (aside from Wildcat) doesn't really lend itself to Silver Dollar City.
I am from Ann Arbor Michigan and SDC is my favorite park. I absolutely love it. I have a medium size park list as far as visits. I even worked at CP for many summers. I just love the all around atmosphere of SDC. Love the food. My kids LOVE the rides. I am so happy that SDC keeps adding nice rides/areas.
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