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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 06, 2018, 02:56:36 PM »
The thing about the Ozarks is that there really isn't a normal temperature, just an average of extremes they like to tout as normal 8) It could have just as easily been 75 this weekend.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 31, 2018, 12:12:05 PM »
Save the fish!

Beware of a new Fish Fry stand next year. Those ain't crappie.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 27, 2018, 07:35:02 PM »
I have to say I'm kinda surprised if this is legit happening now. I had thought FM AP or even FITH would be higher on the list to receive attention by the park.

so they do a large water attraction now, then AP can be replaced with a coaster and nobody will think a thing about it..

No!  Terrible idea! I love AP; just make it good again.

A new raft ride with large drop makes AP redundant with it's single drop and not much else.  I can see it going bye bye.

Eventually, if AP goes bye bye, I'd like to see an all new flume ride either there or elsewhere with multiple drops and reverse sections with lots of theming like Chiapas at Phantasialand.

I'd like a Mack Power splash any where

https://youtu.be/Z15D4-DfRQs

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: October 27, 2018, 10:41:55 AM »
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.


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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 27, 2018, 10:39:09 AM »
The Rapids ride a favorite for our crew, we'd want to see it replaced with a similar ride. Next year is our skip SDC pass year so it'll be important for our 2020 pass buying plans.

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White Water Discussion / Re: White Water Development
« on: October 23, 2018, 08:11:32 AM »
Oh wow, I completely missed when the TIF for the big water park was voted down. After the commision voted to recommend, I assumed it was in the bag.

For anyone else who missed it: https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2018/04/25/developer-considers-alternate-locations-water-park-after-branson-denies-tax-breaks/551358002/

From skimming some articles, it sounds like typical Branson tribalism. All the little mom and pop places banded together and kept the big players out. It will be the death of them, but eventually capitalism will run it's course and Branson will implode when younger generations turn up their nose at what Branson is currently offering outside of SDC. This would have been a game changer.

I guess that's even less pressure for White Water to change. Honestly, HFEC was probably involved in swaying some opinions as well. They are mercilessly protective of their Branson interests.

I still assume White Water can't be doing that well though... I could be wrong, haven't been by to check in years.

Parrot Island in Ft. Smith(owned by the City and county)is converting a body slide to a tune slide and adding a wave simulator ride. That will be popular and less incentive to visit White Water for some local market folks.

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White Water Discussion / Re: White Water Development
« on: October 22, 2018, 07:41:25 PM »
The Westgate one isn't 400million. Seems some "special interests" killed the tiff funding the big one was seekimg.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 19, 2018, 12:35:44 PM »
Sounds like it's an interesting year.  I appreciate how it looks like they are doubling down not just on one or two shows but beefing up the entertainment as a whole.  That's good because is some spots it looked like it was starting to slide.
I'm curious about the big summer production.  That could be really good, or really cheesy. Hopefully it hits the good mark.  The other shows and festivals look to be fun.
Those who had a feeling about October were right on.  I noticed it said crafting days, but then no other mention of the crafters.  Wonder what's really happening with them.  But the fall evenings should be nice at least.
Overall, very nice.
What I've been hearing I didn't see mentioned at all, and that's partially why I didn't talk about it- strong rumors and nothing more.  What I've heard is that they are taking out Lost River and the BBQ rib place and completely redoing that entire area of the park, including a new rapids ride and other additions.  I've also heard it's a 2 year project, which would account for why it's not mentioned.  It also may not happening, which would also explain that.  lol  So we'll see.  :-)

More shows to counteract the lack of indoor attractions when the temp falls.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: Food for thought
« on: October 18, 2018, 09:51:18 AM »
Well I don't know about caves but I can sure say that parts of the TNT track sure have shifted or sunk a little since they started on TT.

Hence why I am thinking any future coaster expansions need to be out by the WB/Employee parking lot and out past WF/PK along the railway. A non inverting GCI Woodie or a Mystery Mine/Fire Chaser type coaster would be great for the former area and an out and back hyper would be a great fit using the terrain on the latter.


Noninverting woodie(though I like the new GH better than the new GCIs I've ridden) and a Hyper would really round out SDC.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 16, 2018, 07:24:22 PM »
Looking forward to the announcement Friday and seeing what it is.  They've managed to be pretty tight lipped about this one, but I have started to hear some rumbling this week that it might involve a lot of water next year.  Hopefully they'll make the announcement rapidly.

Is WhiteWater worth the effort anymore?

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Construction/Rumors / Re: Food for thought
« on: October 09, 2018, 10:56:37 PM »
Well I don't know about caves but I can sure say that parts of the TNT track sure have shifted or sunk a little since they started on TT.

Hence why I am thinking any future coaster expansions need to be out by the WB/Employee parking lot and out past WF/PK along the railway. A non inverting GCI Woodie or a Mystery Mine/Fire Chaser type coaster would be great for the former area and an out and back hyper would be a great fit using the terrain on the latter.

Give me a sweet little GG airtime machine. See Kentucky Kingdom's on the way.

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Branson Talk / Re: Microbreweries
« on: October 09, 2018, 10:50:14 PM »
Not bad

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Why do these things always look so cheap despite costing millions of dollars?



I ask myself that every time I drive thru Texas

But...I also ask myself , "why didn't SDC spring for a truckload of mulch to spread over the ground to blend in the landscape and cover the harsh looking red dirt on their coaster projects?"

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Swoosh... I don't think it is hurting anything at all. I just wish the money had been spent to take care of the poor/needy or less fortunate... The thing Jesus and the church did for years until the last 30 or so where it became about something else entirely. And that is just my skewed opinion as I live in Springfield and really not far from my house are many less fortunate. I see them out and I am just as guilty for not necessarily trying to help. I should often practice my own words...

It will definitely be used from a landmark standpoint. I just have a feeling it is not going to be kept up and will be an eyesore in a few years.

All those gaudy cathedrals in Europe I'm going to visit next year happened in the last 30 years or so. Thanks for the info. 8)

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