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Random Talk / Re: Snowpocalypse 2019
« on: January 11, 2019, 02:33:30 PM »
I'm heading east to put the hurt on some ducks now that something has come along to push a few south. I hope y'all get completely covered up for the next 3 weeks.

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: cloggers
« on: January 09, 2019, 08:51:47 PM »
My kids are great cloggers........now if they could be great plungers

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
« on: January 06, 2019, 03:20:26 PM »
@ Chittlins...  that will be quite a trip, hope all goes as planned.  !!  and you have a great trip.~

Thanks, I'm waiting on a  couple of things to get clearer to firm up the schedule between Rome and getting to Puy du Fou. Wanting to try for a Collossium at Night tour and a late afternoon Doge's Palace and evening St. Mark's Tour with a day in Florence in between. Florence can't be on Monday as Accademia is closed. If I can get the Collosium tour on a Fri or Sat night, we'll do Florence on Sun, leave Florence late morning on Monday and roll into Venice early Monday Afternoon, Tuesday drive thru Italian Alps to Fussen, spend the night and then get to Europa Park and fly to Nantes for Puy du Fou. We eant to squeeze in Rhine Falls from Fussen to Europe and squeeze in Lictenstein as well just say we have been there.

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
« on: January 04, 2019, 01:20:14 PM »
Maui, DC, and Yellowstone (hopefully Yellowstone!)

The shutdown may stretch on for a bit. We may find iut how useleas some gov't agenciea really are. LOL

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: January 02, 2019, 03:39:45 PM »
That is tremendous news. Years ago there was serious concern over HFEC's ability to grow the SDC market. Now it seems their biggest challenge is building up their infrastructure fast enough to handle the deluge of crowds. The only reason they didn't break through 2.2 million and beyond is that they had to turn people away on some days. The fear of massive crowds now is also starting to work against them as many are saying they'll never visit on a Saturday again...

It doesn't hurt to have two very healthy and growing MSAs on your doorstep.

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
« on: January 02, 2019, 10:03:49 AM »
I've rambled about it forever but its less than 6 months away
I see maybe a weekend trip to Dallas for Spring Break as 99.% of all resources till rhe minute we leave are going into Europe 2019.

May 25 - Flight booked XNA-ORD-LHR, Long layover(13hrs) in Chicago, Navy Pier or Field Museum, Pizza for Lunch, 1:20 Game at Wrigley Cubs vs. Reds. 5 to 6 pm back to ORD.

May 26 - Arrive in London at 11:20am. Plans in flux, depends on the jet lag and how much sleep we could get on the Red Eye. Staying Marlin Waterloo,  very near the London Eye.

May 27 to 28 - London! (Objectives are British Museum, Tower of London tour, Changing of Guards, Churchill War Rooms, possible Globe theater tour and/or show, couple of Markets, other activities/sightseeing).

May 29 - leave Central London for Oxford area

May 30 - Bath/Salisbury, Stonhenge Inner Circle Tour at 8pm(sunset).

May 31- Cotswold Drive  to Statford upon Avon

June 1- Warwick Castle for the day, then to Alton Towers.

June 2 - Alton Towers

June 3 - flight to Madrid from an area airport (Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, East Midlands) Tapas tour and possible Flamenco Show in evening.

June 4- Madrid/Toledo

June 5 - drive to Terragona see Consuegra Castle and Windmills of Quijote fame along the way

June 6- Port Aventura/Farrari Land

June 7 -Barcelona,  visit La Segrada Familia and Park Guell during Day, Tibidabo park at Sunset.

June 8- Begin Disney Cruise

June 9 - Port in Cannes, take train to Eze and work back to port or trip to St. Paul de Vence and back.

June 10 - train to Cinque Terre villages, go to farthest and work back accorring to time, take at least one water taxi between two of them.

June 11 - Port at Liverno. Tower of Pisa first thing, then a visit to a Tuscan Village like Lucca or San Gimignano.

June 12 - day at sea.

June 13 - port in Naples. Pompeii tour, back to Naples for pizza, Archiogical Museum and to view The Vieled Christ

June 14 - Cruise Ends in Rome

June 15 - Rome

Working on the rest but dates at Puy du Fou are firm for June 22 and 23.













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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: December 25, 2018, 06:47:42 PM »
Ha, I thought a lot out switching my Puy du Fou dates, forget that. Stay on property there is like booking rooms at Old Faithful Inn, the day they go on sale or not at all.

Got my 8pm Sunset Stonehenge  Circle Tour today via English Heritage. This is the limited option that allows you to go into the Stone Circle offered only in the early morning(sunrise)or evening(sunset). I consider myself fairly lucky as I forgot to check for a couple of weeks and they became availible online. Lots of dates had been booked up. Luckily We are hitting it in late May and a date that would work for the evening was still there, otherwise it was 5 and 6:30 am...with teens...nope.

Got off the pot and finally booked at least the going to plane tickets.


6:20am XNA-ORD-LHR 11:20am(SUN)

Why such a long layover in Chicago? Well, 1:20PM Cubs/Reds at Wrigley. ;D An afternoon at the ballpark and pizza afterward should get everyone to sleep a bit on the flight over.

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Let the hype begin

https://youtu.be/SowdvPryB2g

I'm looking forward to it.  Looks like I'm on track to see the California version in October.

I suppose with two nearly identical lands opening, one can only hope that after the first couple of months of both being open it will only be as bad as Avatar was the first year. It can still be bad.


We want to go to Cali or Orlando for Universals HHNs in October. The Potter coaster should be open by then down in Orlando. We thought about getting a All Star room just to see if we can snag a FP for one of the rides and then wait for the second. the second option was to do Cali as part of an Hawaii trip either on the front or back end.

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It was only a matter of time.

This one is a powered coaster, i can see some LIM luamch coasters coming with a spike

https://blooloop.com/news/rollercoaster-sea/

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: December 12, 2018, 08:18:47 PM »
Ha, I thought a lot out switching my Puy du Fou dates, forget that. Stay on property there is like booking rooms at Old Faithful Inn, the day they go on sale or not at all.

Got my 8pm Sunset Stonehenge  Circle Tour today via English Heritage. This is the limited option that allows you to go into the Stone Circle offered only in the early morning(sunrise)or evening(sunset). I consider myself fairly lucky as I forgot to check for a couple of weeks and they became availible online. Lots of dates had been booked up. Luckily We are hitting it in late May and a date that would work for the evening was still there, otherwise it was 5 and 6:30 am...with teens...nope.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: December 12, 2018, 11:37:02 AM »
Well with this transformation of the area being underway lets speculate further on how this will be done and laid out. I know its being mentioned to likely have similarities to Infinity Falls. I do hope the legacy of Lost River will be kept and this is more of a "re-imagining" of it. Keep the name and theme but expand on theming the heck out of it. Make the layout larger and keep elements such as the interior "cave" finale and the big first drop off the lift. Maybe shrink the lake size and add a bit of the layout out there too or place the station on the north side of Firemans Landing where Splash Harbor used to be.

Again I was really surprised this happened, I had always expected FITH, AP, or particularly FM to go first. And fair warning with the loss of this (and Waterboggen a few years ago) expect the summer ride lines for American Plunge and River Blast to be atrocious in 2019. lol

Also here is a perspective of the before and after:

I hold out no hopes for theming at all. The last couple of  projects should put that to rest fast. If it comes to dollars or immersive theming the dollars win every time. If it does happen its just a bonus. But I expect a generic ride experience.

Yep, Time Traveler should have had:

A) first drop into a rock facade cave

B) show building at first launch.

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Random Talk / Re: How did everyone fare through the storms last night?
« on: December 02, 2018, 06:45:16 AM »
We had a tree blow down over the fence with the neighbors in the back. Thank goodness it did blow down on the house.

Totally destroyed our SDC plans for today

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: November 24, 2018, 11:22:04 PM »
The wife had mentioned going today and I said no blanking way. The writing was on the wall for what the crowds would be today, sunny and 70, nope, no.way.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: November 23, 2018, 07:41:06 PM »
Good Friday!!!

Nice weather +
Christmas lights +
SDC     

===  7,000 people!!    WOW!!    Park was expecting 20,000,  only 7 today..  :o :o

Black friday  and most expected more rain than area got.

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