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Silver Dollar City | Time Traveler | Mack Looping Launched Spinner

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  1. Pink Cadillac

    Pink Cadillac Active Member

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    That. is. a. c o n c e p t.
    In my eyes, I feel SDC & Dollywood overall have quite a narrow thematic palette, but despite this, their coaster's particular themes just feel so unique and individual while tastefully fitting into the aesthetic of the park. I'm a big fan.
     
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  2. Hyde

    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Haha, I love the concept of a fly-by-night salesman taking folks for a sci-fi ride and ultimate rip-off. Carries a certain P.T. Barnum appeal.

    In the hands of any other amusement park coughBuschcough I'd poo poo the idea of a Mack spinner. I was so impressed though with the Fire Chaser final product (another ride type I was discouraged about) that I'm willing to bet that SDC will create a great family coaster attraction.
     
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  3. Lofty

    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Nope. That's 100% Steam Punk...
     
  4. Swoosh

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    Ok. It's not worth arguing about - especially when the concept art clearly says otherwise (that it's not steampunk).
     
  5. Lofty

    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Absolutely nowhere on there does it mention that it's not Steampunk.

    - The dialogue has a lot of Steampunk descriptive terms.
    - Curious dials and turning gears.
    - The concept art for the building is 100% that of Steampunk origin, you just need to look at Jonah Hex, Wild Wild West and The Time Machine to see that.
    - The concept logo is also incredibly Steampunk.
    - The concept image at the top is also Steampunk.
    - The cars have Steampunk influences.

    But yes, you carry on telling me I'm wrong
     
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    This is what I love about both parks. Whatever they do with whatever ride they have, they're just not going to balls it up.
     
  7. Swoosh

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    Wildfire is definitely true steampunk. I guess if you need to make an argument on this one being "steampunk" there could a case for calling it faux steampunk because it is a ripoff/scam.
     
  8. Lofty

    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    But it literally is Steampunk. Lol. I know we ain't gonna see eye-to-eye, but it is ;)

    I'm sure they're gonna really do it justice, though.
     
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    Ethan Well-Known Member

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    Really, it's Steampunk. Literally everything about this... Is Steampunk-esque! So please stop.

    Anyway, I find this addition quite interesting tbh! I know they'll do a good job of it, but I do wonder how they're going to pull off the ancient Rome theme? Hopefully it'll be immersive and not some random building facades plonked along the track!
     
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  10. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    ^If they're going for the Cheap Faux Steampunk/Salesman theme, then that's exactly what they'll do. The salesman creates a fake Ancient Rome to make it look like his 'time machine' works. I think the Steampunk part could go either way(fake or real). We'll really just have to wait.

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    Ahh I see... Hmmm

    I did think it looked a bit odd in the concept image so I guess that makes sense!
     
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    I cant wait until construction goes vertical! (in supports and track I know the station is already vertical)
     
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    So... that station building though.
     

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    That station is HUGE
     
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    That's what she said ... but in all seriousness we've been trying to figure out WHY it is so big ... that's what she said ... we think the lowest levels might be utilized by Echo Hollow - especially the lowest since it's only a "half level" and faces the access road to Echo Hollow. The levels will include a maintenance bay and the load station. I wonder if there will also be a level of queue line much like what they did for Lightning Run at Dollywood.
     
  20. Lofty

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    I think that makes so much sense - you can save on a ridiculous amount of space by layering queue lines.
     

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