Thursday, November 16, 2017

Winterfest Installation (WOF)

When it is your first ever Winterfest - you need to make a big entrance.

So the park decided to dress up the park's icon sign.

Santa has been added to the sign

And apparently the entire balloon is now a giant Christmas ornament.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Time Traveler Train Unveil (SDC)

Live from the IAAPA Show Room Floor, it is time for the unveiling of one of the cars from the new Time Traveler - the new for 2018 roller coaster at Silver Dollar City.

There was a very large group on hand for the unveil.

Brad Thomas, Park GM of Silver Dollar City showing off the new car.

MACK Rides executive board members (left to right) Guenter Burger, Christian von Elverfeldt, Thorsten Koebele and SDC Park GM Brad Thomas sitting in the Time Traveler car.

Let's take a closer look at this awesome looking car.

Love the look of the logo plate.  There is also a "time bar" just above it.

Wheel chassis.

Some of the theme details under the plate that slows spinning.

Just a great looking design.  Cannot wait to board one of these next April.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Time Traveler Construction (SDC)

Today's update features photos from onsite of the track work of Time Traveler.


Time Traveler Construction (SDC)

Something special is on its way to IAAPA.  We will show you tomorrow what is under the tarp.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Time Traveler Construction (SDC)

Today we are going to take a closer look at the station and maintenance bay area for Time Traveler.  Here you can see all of the large windows which guests will be able to look through while queuing for the ride.

This is the track inside the station where the trains will load/unload.

This is the top level of the maintenance bay area. 

Looking up from the lower level of the maintenance bay.

We are now in the queue area for the ride.  This is the level just below the loading area.

 This is the ground level of the queuing area.

After navigating the switch backs on the lower level you will transverse up those stairs to the next level where you will encounter more switch backs.

While waiting you will be able to look out the windows to see the ride.

Really like the amount of natural light the building has.

Looking up the queue path.

You can see some new fencing that has been installed for the Trailblazer path.

One final look at the ride from the Culinary School's porch

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Time Traveler Construction (SDC)

As part of the ACE Coaster Christmas event, attendees were offered a "behind the scenes tour" of the new Time Traveler station

It appears that the evacuation cat-walk on the final approach to the station is now complete.

Last time we were in this station, we could actually stand out in a window box where this track is located.  Obviously that cool feature had to be removed.

Here is the exit of the track from the station.

The first drop is still extremely impressive.  You can see that they have added several retaining walls since our last time out on this perch.

Another angle of the drop - this time you can see some of the rest of the track.

You can see most of the inversions of the ride in this shot.

Another look at the interlocking inversions.

The two launch sections of the ride.

Just in case you forgot what the layout of the ride looked like.

Attendees were able to walk over the track in the station.

There was also an EXTREME "behind the scenes" tour which took attendees out under the track.

This is inside the power station which will provide the electricity to the two launches.

Some of the schematics laying out on one of the tables inside the power station.

Speaking of the launch tracks - here they are.

I think it is pretty cool how most of the layout is down in the valley.

Overbanked curve and one of the launches

Attendees were able to get up close and personal with the track.

Thanks to SDC for providing such a neat experience and
thanks to ACE for providing the photos for this update.