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Other Parks / Re: Dogpatch Update 12/17
« on: February 10, 2018, 09:17:15 PM »
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The guy running Heritage USA claims to have no connection to Bakker, but I mean, look at the obvious:
He has previously stated on FB that he was a big supporter of Bakker and the previous Heritage USA
He conveniently recycled the name for this project
He conveniently located it about an hour away from Bakker's new location
There seems to be a lot of shadow figures moving behind the scenes between Heritage USA and Morningside

Just too much intertwining to be a coincidence. It would not surprise me to learn that a cabal of rich pseudo-christian businessmen are pulling the strings here to create a huge media/entertainment/culture empire throughout this region. Where's the money coming from?

https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2017/12/08/pokin-around-conservative-broadcast-group-interested-former-dogpatch-site-arkansas/929136001/
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/entertainment-company-plans-resort-at-former-theme-park/

But who knows. At least for now, the plans sound nice and it's nice to see the old place get cleaned up for real. It was getting heartbreaking watching it slowly crumble even with such dedicated volunteers.

You are probably right.  They better have good fire insurance.

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Other Parks / Re: Dogpatch Update 12/17
« on: February 10, 2018, 09:02:42 AM »
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I was about to write a post about playing devil's advocate, but upon a little research it seems Jim Bakker has actually been up and running a bunch of stuff for the last decade in and around the Branson area.

Shave you should share what he is involved in Branson as I would prefer not to feed this dude.  Storys from friends that own vacation rentals in Branson about folks in their 90's moving to Blue Eye not having the accommodations promised in Blue Eye community by the church and they are living in monthly rentals during their last days.  Dupped by Jim Baker.  PLEASE let us know what he owns so I NEVER PAY A DIME INTO HIS COFFERS>  This is a scorn on the area.  Ask around, this dude is BAD NEWS!
What does he own or where can we find the info?
 

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Not to be too morbid, but I wonder if this stuff would have been a bigger deal for DW if she had died sooner instead of fading off slowly. I guess the thing about Elvis and the Beatles was that they were actually part of a music/genre revolution, whereas Dolly is just a huge country music name.
I agree that she is less integrated into the park that you might think and a modification to the name could retain history but also invite new acts.  We forget how old these folks really are because we are looking at photos from 20 years ago.  I am sure they have plans for these things in place, to some extent.

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I thought you were calling me an OLD fart!!!      ::)

Sandune, I am an old fart, I am good with it! Happy to be here still playing the game, that's after all that really matters.  Looking forward to visiting this year!

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My 15 yo just bought an Elvis record from a flea market and has been listening to it.  Elvis is an another level, go to Graceland and guess the accents.

"About 200 people streamed into "Elvis Presley's Memphis" after the late singer's wife cut a ribbon and allowed fans to see the $45 million complex for the first time.

Resembling an outdoor mall, the 200,000-square-foot campus sits across the street from Graceland, Presley's longtime home-turned-museum. "

Sounds like  a blockbuster opening, I wonder why it didnt garner more attention.

https://www.voanews.com/a/elvis-presley-graceland-opens-forty-five-million-dollar-complex/3747928.html

An opening day of 200 Is in league with a park that breaks 20000 a day regularly. ?
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HEY... MH!!   what are you "suggesting" about me???     :o :o
I know you remember Elvis passing.  You are old enough to have seen "legends" pass and what happens with the name.  You always make money off someone not putting out products but interest wains.  That's what I am saying, I know you are as old as I am.  You have seen change.

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Don't use Elvis and Memphis for your argument. Elvis helps bring over 2 million international tourists to Memphis a year. Graceland is big business. They maybe should have renamed Libertyland after Elvis and rethemed the rides to everything Elvis. Prince's family knew and hired EPE for Paisley Park. And... if you ask me they should have moved the Zippin Pippin or copied it like Green Bay across from Graceland.  Considering the new stuff they are building around there including a 500 room hotel, The ZP and a mock up of the carnival from Roustabout would likely had been a hit. The ZP existed before Libertyland just fine

http://www.historic-memphis.com/memphis-historic/aerials/aerial-fairgrounds-racetrack-pippin-1930.jpg

Letting the rights to Zippin Pippin go for a song is one of the biggest blunders Memphis has made. Thanks to Fed Ex, the classic carousel has found a great new home at the Childrens Museum this year after restoration . It had sat in a trailer inside the mothballed Mid South Coliseum for years.

http://ilovememphisblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3479.jpg
Last Edit: Today at 05:50:47 PM by chittlins
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Hey no arguing going on here and no scorn meant upon "The King".  I chose whom I thought was a comparable  star in size along with the Beatles for the sake of discussion. 
 I certainly didnt mean to upset anyone.
Enjoy your night.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: February 08, 2018, 07:59:46 AM »
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Think more of the dining area for Rib House on the right side closest to Lost River

That entire area is full of tables. Nice and shady.

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lol, no way. Dolly may be getting older, but her fame will live on through another generation or two. She is basically the queen of Tennessee.

I am not attempting to be controversial or anti Dolly I loved Dollywood but Shave I dont know that you remember this I wouldnt think so but Sandune does.  Here is the question, if there was a park in Memphis Called Elvis land how would have that park done after July 77?  I am pro Dolly 100% thinking about going this summer  Notice SDC is no longer relying on real people as the spokesman (Shad Heller) they are inserting stuffed dogs and Rudolf into the parks.  Like Disneyland they know the animals on the jungle cruise are not real but they look good are entertaining and always do it the same way, they are always in a good mood ect.   And most importantly they can be controlled, they don't get sick or pass away.
Life after Dolly is a real consideration and I bet its been spoken about at length behind closed doors.   How would a Beatles park do today? with a 8 year old kid?  they know nothing about Dolly and in 14 years they will be the ones bringing their kids somewhere.   Will it be to Dollywood if they are still dependant upon her name that strongly? Will that child have any attachment to Dolly?   Just something to ponder.   Elvis, Johhny Cash, the Beatles....would any of them fill a park to the profit point today?   We forget how quickly people forget, if you are about 50 you begin to realize how this works first hand.  I think this is worth some consideration.   Dollywood (Opryland #2) with regular entertainer guests? maybe.  But change will have to come.  This may sound crazy but had I told you 10 years ago they would drop all references Dixie from the theater as to not offend and you might balk as well,  but.......

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Dollywood Discussion / Dolly Drops out of Dollywood opening parade........
« on: February 07, 2018, 08:06:23 AM »
https://www.pigeonforgetnguide.com/blog/news/dolly-parton-no-longer-pigeon-forge-parade-grand-marshal/#


I wonder if they could be phasing her out of the limelight for aging reasons.  This makes me wonder if they will ever revert back to SDC tn with the bit of notoriety SDC is getting for Christmas ect.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: February 07, 2018, 08:01:20 AM »
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I personally think the time of the "picnic tables for those who bring in lunches" is past as this new dining area will be pretty obvious that it is designed for the new replacement skillet restaurant and the new restaurant that went up.

Yes, that out of the path in the shaded area will be missed.  I question how many tables they will lose.  Unfortunately those tables at the mine will probably be quite sunny, maybe they are planting a few trees for those that cant do the sun. I hope,   

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Random Talk / Re: Super Bowl......
« on: February 04, 2018, 12:38:16 PM »
No game here, don't support the players, owners, or NFL itself.   We are through with feeding into that.
Deposit the Superbowl into the same basket as the Grammys and the Oscars etc.   We are done with mass messaged entertainment that does not support our country.  :)  I may, however, make some hot wings!

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: January 29, 2018, 09:35:28 AM »

I guess I shouldn't post right before bed.
 I am needing to fly to Ohare from the Branson area.  Sorry for not being clear, dates are flexible so I am looking for a decent deal. they were asking 350.00 1 way from SGF last night. WoW!

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: January 28, 2018, 10:24:31 PM »
Ladies and Gents,
Any suggestions would be appreciated I am looking to fly from NC AR/SW/MO area if anyone is aware of any specials drop a hint for me.  I think I can take a cab cheaper than coach.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 28, 2018, 08:45:50 AM »


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Finally, it looks like most of the trees have been removed in the area as the entire pavement has been ripped up and the trees should be where the cat on the left is sitting. 

Looks to me like they are adding 3 good sized trees. They are still wrapped (branches up).  That is a heartwarming sign.  It's difficult to decipher much else.

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