Park News - (5/31/13) Silverwood has created a new free App for their park guests to “assist park-goers in achieving the best and most convenient experience possible.” The App is an interactive guide to the park, designed with help with navigation and finding whatever you may need (rides, slides, shows, restaurants, restrooms, ATMs, etc…) The App is supposed to be ready for download in both Android and iOS App Stores, but seems to be missing on the Apple side of things for the moment. The Google Play version can be found here.
(5/1/13) Silverwood will open for their 26th season on Saturday, May 4th. As a special for this weekend, tickets on May 4th and 5th will only cost $19.88 per person, in celebration of Silverwood’s grand opening back in 1988. You can buy the tickets online at the official website as well as at the front gate.
Silverwood will also have a special offer next weekend for Mothers Day. Visit the park on May 11th and 12th with Mom and she gets in free when the rest of the family buys their tickets at a special price of $36.99 (adults) or $20.99 (youth/senior).
May 18-19 Silverwood will feature Half-Price Weekend with admission for everyone only $21.99, and the following weekend (May 25,26,27) is American Heroes Weekend where all Military personnel, veterans, police offices and firefighters get free admission to the park (ID required) and half-price admission for the rest of their immediate family members at the front gate.
(10/19/12) RollerCoasterAlley has posted a photo trip report from Scarywood this week.
(9/18/12) All the details about this year’s Scarywood event at Silverwood has been posted to RollerCoasterAlley.
(8/24/12) The crew at RollerCoasterAlley take a look around Silverwood this week, including a look at the huge roadway project going on outside the park, and maybe some hints about what could be on the way in the future.
(7/20/12) Roller Coaster Alley has posted a huge photo update for the park this week, showing off several improvement projects under way in and around Silverwood. Check it out.
(8/15/11) According to this article, about 95 acres next to Silverwood have been rezoned for commercial use for the park, which apparently will allow the theme park to expand a bit more. Some of it will be to allow for a new interchange, while the rest has yet to be planned out, though in the end it leaves only about 40 acres for the park to directly expand into.
2013 - SpinCycle & Barnstormer - (5/22/13) Silverwood reports that the park is ready to open their two new rides, SpinCycle and Barnstormer for all park guests starting Saturday, May 25th, a $2.2 million expansion project for the park.
“To further enhance the festivities of the new rides, Silverwood will celebrate American Heroes Weekend on May 25, 26, & 27, 2013 where all military personnel, veterans, police officers and firefighters (identification required) receive FREE admission to the park on these special event days and their immediate family members (spouse and children) are half price ($18.49 plus tax, ages 8-64, $10.49 plus tax, ages 3-7, a savings of up to $18.50!) when purchasing tickets at Silverwood's front gate!”
(4/23/13) RollerCoasterAlley has posted a Spin Cycle construction report from Silverwood.
(3/12/13) Silverwood has finally picked a name for their new 2013 ride… SpinCycle. SpinCycle will join family friendly Barnstormer ride in the park for the 2013 season.
(1/23/13) As promised, Silverwood has announced two new rides for the 2013 season. The big ride, still without a name, is from an Italian company named SBF/VISA group, standing just 104 feet tall, it looks like a mini Huss Super-Frisbee to me. Browsing their website, this appears to be a custom park version of their Dance Party line of rides. The other ride is a Red Barron themed Zamperla Barnstormer that should appear to be fairly identical to the one at SFGAdv as seen here.
(1/14/13) RollercoasterAlley reports that Silverwood sent out press packages to attend a park announcement on Jan. 22 where they will reveal a new thrill ride and a family fun ride coming to the park for 2013. In the package was an airline style barf-bag with a warning label that read, “Warning – Coming in 2013 – 102’ Thrill Ride & Family Fun Ride”. The park has also issued a few hints on their Facebook site as well, mentioning that riders will be staring down from 102 feet, it will be unique in the United States, turn you 360 degrees twice and change the skyline of the park. It kind of makes me wonder if this could be some kind of crazy Euro-style flat ride, the kind that we normally only see in the coverage of Octoberfest events. Anyone else have any ideas?
(12/19/12) Silverwood mentioned on their social media sites that they were planning on adding something BIG for the 2013 season. Their latest hint on Facebook says that the new 2013 ride will be the park’s second tallest ride at 102 feet tall. Any ideas?
2014//2015 - New Wooden Coaster - Rumor - (4/25/12) Screamscape sources tell us that the proposed Rocky Mountain Coaster project for Silverwood will be delayed for at least a year or two, so don’t look for it until 2014 or 2015.
(11/22/11) According to Screamscape sources, there is a chance that the new custom built wooden coaster project from Rocky Mountain Coasters coming in 2013 just may be for Silverwood. It’s a bit too early to say for sure, but if true, this coaster could also have some stand-out unique features that will put Silverwood really on the map.
???? - New Ice Palace - Rumor Only - (4/16/11) I don’t know how serious this is, but a rumor posted to Roller Coaster Alley mentions that the park’s Ice Palace will have it’s last show in it this season, and then will be used only as a Scarywood haunt and as Scarywood prop storage in the future. However, they also claim that plans for a new Ice Palace are in the works at some point in the future.