Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Riptide Raceway (OOF)

Work continues on the new Riptide Raceway coming to Oceans of Fun

Here you can see that slide pieces have been staged behind the wave building of Surf City.  They will construct the tubes in smaller sections before moving them to the site for installation

Speaking of the site, the entire structure of Diamond Head is now gone and the former catch pool has also been removed and filled in with dirt.  Footings are supposed to be going in soon, so vertical construction could happen before the end of April

Friday, March 06, 2020

Rivertown Smokehouse (SDC)

Silver Dollar City recently did a live video from their new Rivertown area and we are here with stills from the video to show you the improvements to the area.  Behind our host is the new Rivertown Smokehouse

Looking down the pathway of Rivertown.  The Dockside Theatre is directly behind the host.  The Smokehouse is on the left, across the street is the new Cinnamon Bread store and way down the road is the Playhouse Theatre

The main point of the video was to take a closer look at the Smokehouse.  This is the facade of the entrance to this new 4 million dollar restaurant

Time to go inside

Looking up in the main entry you see this unique light fixture

Time to meet the head chef.  He will take us through the details of the Smokehouse

The first thing you'll see is the SDC culinary team pulling pork, carving brisket and more.  Behind the head chef is the overflow serving line, which will be used during peak season

Those black boxes are the brand new smokers that the kitchen will use

There will be two serving sides. The one to the right will be the main side that is used

Here's where you will choose your main entree.  Brisket, Ribs, Half Rotisserie Chicken, Turkey, and more.

Here's where the side dishes will be located.

Some cool graphics on the wall near the cash registers

Here is the drink self-serve area

Time to check out the seating area, which happens to wrap around the new Mystic River Falls

It will be a lot of fun dining here watching the boats go by

Rivertown Smokehouse will be available on Opening Day.  
I know we can hardly wait to try it out

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Mystic River Falls (SDC)

The new rafts for Mystic River Falls have started to arrive.

Take a look at the detailing on the outside of the rafts.  Very nice.

There are two openings for entering and exiting the raft.  In between the other two openings are netting to keep riders from going between these seats

The rafts will seat a total of 8 guests and will be situated in groups of two, more than likely sharing a restraint belt

Here you can see the two openings for entering and exiting that I mentioned earlier

It won't be long before we see testing start

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Mystic River Falls (SDC)

The park released a video today showing that the rapids of the Mystic River are now officially testing.  These are some still screen shots from that video

I really like the looks of all of the water features interacting with the main trough

Looks like you might get wet from those falls as you pass by

We cannot wait to see this first hand.  The park opens for Spring Break late March, but the ride is not scheduled to open until Summer.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Park Update (SFSTL)

Six Flags St. Louis recently released an overhead photo of the ongoing construction work happening at the main entrance area.  The old ticketing booths have been completely removed as well as most of the pavement.  A new fountain has been built outside of the entry gates.  New ticketing and security areas will be built in the next few weeks.  This is a much needed upgrade and we cannot wait to see the finished results.

Saturday, February 01, 2020

Riptide Raceway (OOF)

The park just released this photo today showing all of the new slide pieces have arrived for the soon be longest mat racing slide in the world.

Mystic River Falls (SDC)

The park released this image of Mystic River Falls today.  Here you can see the queue building directly ahead and where the final drop (the tall part) will pass through.  On the right you can see the load building and the walkway where you will enter the queue.  The path on the left will be for Trailblazer

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Riptide Raceway (OOF)

The park is making quick work of deconstructing Diamond Head.  In this park released photo you can see that only a few pieces of slide remain standing.