March 17, 2018

Time Traveler (SDC)

Time Traveler is now open at Silver Dollar City and today we are going to take a closer look at all of the details of the ride and its surrounding area.

Here you can see the large new logo icon for the ride.  Over by the new Time Traders shop you can see a bank of lockers that can be used for either Time Traveler or ThuNderaTion.

This arch flanks the entry path for the ride.

Just in case you didn't know what you were getting yourself into.

The theme behind the station and queue is a clock factory.

You must transverse several flights of stairs during your journey to the loading platform for Time Traveler.

A couple of posters found in the outdoor section of the queue.

Here's the second of those posters.

Entering the lowest level of the building you first see the time clock.

In lieu of an on-ride photo, they have this photo booth in the queue.

You stand in front of this green screen and then are presented with a photo card which will allow you to access your photo at Time Traders when you get off the ride.

The bottom level of the queue building is pretty sparse with decorations.  It however features a lot of switchbacks which makes for a rather boring wait.

If you look up while you are waiting in line, you will see a bunch of clocks.

You can also look out several windows where you'll be able to see the ride in motion.

Going along with the theme of the bottom level being a parts and receiving area there are a few signs like this on the wall.

Here's a directory of the different levels of the shop.

Some thematic elements near the stairs to the 2nd level.

Up we go.

Here is the office area of the 2nd level.

This clock element is pretty neat looking.  There is also some shut off valves behind the fence.

Some schematics for the design of the seats.

I found this part of the display hilarious considering how many people were convinced that this red herring trademark (Wild Mountain) would be the real name for the ride

Seriously cool display.

The other wall in this area had a huge display of the car.

Another look at the clock element.

A better look at the Power Shutoff.

The next room featured some very log cogs on the ceiling.

There is a sign in this room explaining why there are so many clocks hanging from the ceiling.

The next few photos will be close ups of those famous time pieces.  You can see the 1st level of the queue peeking through the floor.

At this point, a grouper will help people get into groups of 4 for boarding up above.

This is in the area where the grouper is located.

Time to head up with your group.

The loading area is amazing.  The cogs on the ceiling actually turn.

The trains are extremely detailed.

After riding, you will depart at the outdoor landing for the ride.

As for the ride itself, I found it to be quite enjoyable.

The spinning wasn't that extreme and the launches were not violent.

I think SDC has a major hit on their hands.  It will be interesting to see what this ride does to park attendance this year.  It was very busy on Saturday