October 30, 2016

Season Dining Plan 2016 (Cedar Fair)

2016 Season
(an on-going update of meals purchased on the Cedar Fair Dining Plan)

Philly Cheesesteak and Crab Fries - Chickie's & Pete's 
Worlds of Fun

BBQ Nachos with brisket and baked beans - Battlecreek BBQ
Worlds of Fun

Brisket sandwich and sidewinder fries - Battlecreek BBQ
Worlds of Fun

Chicken Cheesesteak and Crab Fries - Chickie's & Pete's 
Worlds of Fun

Pulled Pork Sandwich with Fries and Cole Slaw - Northwoods Grill

Philly Cheesesteak and Crab Fries - Chickie's & Pete's 

Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak and Crab Fries - Chickie's & Pete's 
Oceans of Fun

BBQ Nachos with pulled pork and baked beans - Battlecreek BBQ
Worlds of Fun

Orange Chicken with Chow Mein Noodles - Panda Express in Oktoberfest
Kings Island

Fresh-cut Fries and Chicken Chunks - Rivertown Potato Works
Kings Island

Homer Burger with Saratoga Chips - Reds Hall of Game Grille
Kings Island

Pulled Pork Sandwich and Fruit Cup - Red Garter Saloon
Cedar Point

Philly Cheesesteak and Crab Fries - Chickie's & Pete's 
Cedar Point

Philly Cheesesteak and Crab Fries - Chickie's & Pete's 

Worlds of Fun
*seems that the portions have changed a bit*

Steak Street Tacos - Santa Fe Street Tacos
Worlds of Fun

Bacon Double Cheeseburger with Fries - Vittle Griddle by LC's
Worlds of Fun

October 23, 2016

Harvest Festival (SDC)

Welcome to the National Harvest Festival at Silver Dollar City

A couple of neat features at this year's festival include one of the original stagecoaches used at the park. It has been completely restored and was recently on tour.

You used to be able to ride on the stagecoach at the park.  It was located down Hill Street near where the Saloon and Lumbercamp is now.

The other important part of this year's festival is Mrs. Violet who turned 100 years old this year.  She has been a fixture at the festival since it first started.

The larges wheel of the lathe is always impressive looking.

Some of the decorations around the square.

This cute little guy was working hard today.

Horse Creek was the house band for the Barn Dance.

The huge cornucopia was moved down near Thunderation this year

Cowboy Emporium is taking place in the Frisco Barn

Lots of neat Cowboy inspired artwork is for sale here.

Lots of neat things to look at and buy

Sons of the Silver Dollar have taken residency at the Gazebo for the festival

The main show again this year is the Wild West Show at the Red Gold

There were lots of entertaining acts

Congratulations on another successful Harvest Festival, SDC!

Time Traveler Construction (SDC)

Time to check out the 2018 construction project.

Let's take a look at what's going on over on the hill above the restrooms in Echo Hollow

Looks like we have some construction fences up around Thunderation

You can see them better from the queue line area.

Interesting how close the fences are to the Thunderation track.

Looking down into the valley you can see just how much has been cleared.
The very top "flat area" is the new access road to Echo Hollow.

More clearing.  The area is huge.

Looks like a staging area.  I imagine now with Echo Hollow closing for the season that we are going to see a lot more activity in this area.

Let's take a look at the footers that have been installed so far.

It is shocking how close to Echo Hollow this is (north end of the footers)

I would guess this will be the station area for the ride.

Looks like we have 3 rows of these large footers now.

It is going to be fun to watch this ride come together.

City Changes (SDC)

The new marquee signs are nearing completion.  The west sign still has some work to be done.

The east sign appears to be finished.

The access road to the Echo Hollow got some asphalt at its entrance

We are in Echo Hollow now.  This is where the new restrooms are going.

These will replace the current restrooms that are on the other side of Echo Hollow

It appears the foundation is complete and plumbing has started.  I imagine once Echo Hollow is closed for the season we will see vertical construction begin here.