Sunday, April 28, 2019

Phoenix (Adventureland)

Adventureland's new Phoenix coaster is about completely assembled.

The local news station showed off some close ups of the track
 
This is going to be one twisted ride.

Supergirl Skyflyer (SFSTL)


The park has made quite a bit of progress on the new Supergirl Skyflyer since our last visit.  The ride's main structure and lift are now in place.  It is now awaiting installation of the rider carriages.

Here is where the entrance arch will be for the ride.

The queue will hug the perimeter fence on this side of the ride

Notice the extensive amount of LED lights on this ride.  It is really going be impressive at night.  The park is still shooting for a Memorial Day Weekend opening for the new ride.

Pumpkin Nights (SDC)




More progress on the Pumpkin Nights pathway.  They have the fence installed on one side now.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Festival of Wonder (SDC)



Welcome back to Silver Dollar City and to the Festival of Wonder

This Festival is entering its third season and features a heavy show line up

Be on the look out for the living statues around the main square area

Performing on Main Street is X-Pogo

Here you can witness two of the world's best extreme pogo athletes throw down flips and perform tricks up to 10 feet in the air

At the Gazebo, Award-Winning musical comedian Eric Haines brings his one-man band act to the City.

At the Boatworks Theater, World-renowned juggler comedian, Albert Lucas brings his art of juggling to the Branson stage.

At Dockside Theater, Dan Dunn is back with his Paint Jam speed painting show.

Dan's dynamic and rousing performances fuse art and entertainment for an unforgettable experience.

In the Red Gold Heritage Hall, from Austria it's Phoenix Fire.

The show features a fusion of pyro, special effects and theatrics in an all new adventure

You'll witness Cirque style acts

fused with LED special effects and lighting

and lots of FIRE

Seriously, there's a lot of fire in this show.

From both Ireland and Italy, performing in the Riverfront Playhouse, it's I-Harp Extreme

This wonderful act features 6 talented harpists and is a beautiful and relaxing show to witness.

In the Opera House, CirqUnique is back with brand new acts.  The show starts off big with a very young and talented balancing act.

They have a very talented diablo artist

Continuing the theme of fire at this year's festival, the air adagio couple light their straps on fire while flying through the air

The Wheel of Death is back with new tricks.

What's a festival without food?  The Frisco Barn is home again to the Foods of Wonder

This culinary adventure has some new combinations that will tickle your taste buds.

On this visit we had the pulled pork nachos.

and the tri-tip steak with garlic cheese sauce loaded waffle fries.  Both plates were delicious.

The Festival of Wonder continues at Silver Dollar City through April 28th

Mystic River Falls (SDC)

The building at the back of the construction site has gone vertical since our last visit.

What appears to be large openings for water makes us think this will be a pump house for the attraction

Some additional foundation work has appeared near that structure, so we'll have to keep an eye on that.

Here's a photo to give you an idea of where the pump house is located on the site.

Today, they are working very hard on this deep foundation.

A lot of concrete is being pumped into this hole in the ground.

Here you can get a good idea of the size of this hole.  Look how small the workers look.

It'll be interesting to see what this massive footer will be for.

Here's the other side of the pump house.  You can see that it appears only a couple walls are vertical as of now.

The cement mixers were really coming and going today.  Lots of concrete being used.

Honestly this is the most traffic I've seen at the site this far.

Here you can see how the cement pumper works.  The cement mixers dump their loads into a trough and then it gets shot up the extension arm to wherever they need it to go.

The trough continues to grow.  You can also get a better idea of how big the trough is when comparing it to the worker there beside it.

It looks like there will be a dip and hill after this tight turn.

Filling the hole in the background and working on the base of the next part of the trough in the foreground.

Here you can see where the trough ends for now

Since our last update, boulders have been added to the shore between the pathway that leads to Wilson's Farm and the new trough.  This was just gravel fill with dirt on our last visit.

Here's a better look at the landscaping.  You'll also notice that they have added some new trees in that same area.  This gives us hope that they won't leave this new ride completely open without vegetation.  

Here you can see where the next area of trough will go.  Looks like it will hug the current section for at least a little while.

It'll be interesting to see where the new Ribhouse will go.  Apparently it will be somewhere in here.

One last look before we head out.  We'll be back for another full update on Mothers Day Weekend