Saturday, June 11, 2022

Project 2023 (SDC)

 

PROJECT 2023

The building for the Fire in the Hole replacement attraction continues to see progress at a record pace

As of right now we have not seen any track on site, but we figure pieces should be showing up soon

For those of you not familiar with the older Fire in the Hole building, the footprint of this new building is smaller.  However it about two times taller.  This means we will have more levels to this ride and probably a much taller finale drop.

The amount of siding already up on the road side of the building is pretty impressive. We believe that there will not be any track added before this side of the building is completely closed in

Let's look at the building from the train now.  Here is the queue building and then the main building

We talked about the access door area last time and we are even more convinced that this is what it will be.  Looks like the track pieces will be brought into the building here once it goes vertical

This side of the building appears to be in the process of being prepped for siding installation

So one thing to point out here is that the siding is different than the road side.  We have what looks like a window pattern going and we imagine that this will continue on this side of the building.

We have received reports that they are trying to get this side of the building done next as it will be used for Pumpkins this fall and the wall of storage containers will be removed permanently

Inside the Firehouse now for these next few photos. Here is a look at that semi that is parked in the structure still.  The only way it will be able to get out is through that access door way that you can see on the right part of this picture.

Here is the queue area and you can see they are doing some work out in the courtyard area that will be in front of the building

This semi is just so random and very red.

So you cannot see the lower part of the wall from the train due to the construction fences, but it has been completed up to the access doorway on the Pumpkins Plaza side.

It does not appear that they have put any siding on the area between the access door and the queue building yet.

One last photo from inside Fireman's Landing.  Again this is where the entrance to the ride will go.

Project 2022 (SDC)

 

Project 2022 appears to be making a lot of progress

The clearing has really grown in this project area located just outside of Fireman's Landing near the Boatworks Theater

All reports seem to point to this being a Festival Food area and that it will debut for Harvest Festival and will be used during the Christmas Festival as well.  It will then be used for all Festivals starting next season

The other construction area, where the fire was last season, is pretty dormant right now

All reports say that this will be home to a large food court area that will debut in the 2023 season.  It will help restructure this area and some of the elements around the Plunge / Wildfire entrance areas will be changed during the off season to coincide with this new reimagined area


Summer Concert Series - ABBA (SDC)

 

DANCING DREAM - ABBA Tribute Band


As part of the Summer Concert Series, Silver Dollar City hosted "Dancing Dream: ABBA Tribute Band" for an evening concert on Saturday during Season Passholder Appreciation Days.  The following photos are from the evening concert


















Amazing show.  If you were not there, you really missed out.

This concludes this season's Summer Concert Series.
We look forward to an upcoming announcement on who will be performing in 2023





Summer Tasting Passport (SDC)

 

FOOD

New this season is a Summer Tasting Passport.  SDC has created Tasting Passports to help guests maximize their food spending money this Summer - and the best part - it is good June 11th through August 7th. It really is a good value if you plan to visit more than once during that time.

Please note that since this is the SUMMER there are not specialty food items that have been created just for a festival.  The food on the card is normal menu items.

Since we actually bought several cards to use during this time period, this blog entry will be updated periodically through the summer with our different visits 

SMOKED PULLED PORK SKILLET
Dockside Grill
Thoughts: This is skillet potatoes topped with smoked pulled pork. Great combination.  We thought that there was a lot of meat present which was awesome.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND

BLACKBERRY GOOEY BUTTER CAKE
Rivertown Smokehouse
Thoughts: The Gooey Butter Cake just keeps getting better,  When it first debuted about 3 years ago we found the crust to be a little dry.  That is no longer the case.  Beware that you will be quite full after consuming a piece of this cake
HIGHLY RECOMMEND

SMOKED BRISKET
Rivertown Smokehouse
Thoughts: This a full serving of their brisket.  It is amazing.  The only difference between a sampling and the regular menu is that you do not get the sides.  The amount of meat is the same.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND

SMOKED PULLED PORK
Rivertown Smokehouse
Thoughts: This a full serving of their pulled pork.  It is amazing.  The only difference between a sampling and the regular menu is that you do not get the sides.  The amount of meat is the same.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND

FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH
Traveler's Stop
Thoughts: This sandwich is huge.  If you have ever had a Chick-fil-A sandwich that is probably the best comparison there is in the real world.  There is a lot of chicken in this sandwich.  Very flavorful and filling
HIGHLY RECOMMEND

BIG OX KETTLE CHIPS
Chester's Kettle Chips
Thoughts: This is a great meal.  Think of it is like super nachos but with kettle chips instead of nacho chips.  Very tasty.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND