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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Pictures from the Past!
« on: August 28, 2018, 06:45:20 PM »
Here is a slide/picture from 1968 looking down Hugo's Hill Street at the old stagecoach depot.  I am guessing it was took about at the break where you would walk to the old treehouse.   Also I believe Fire-In-The-Hole would be about right behind it and the road going to the left would go up by the Opera House and Powder Keg. 


I cropped this picture on the right below so someone might tell me what I am looking at?  It looks to me like it is the slide from the Treehouse, but I always remembered sliding out and coming out facing the old Jack's Sandwich Shop, and not in the main street.  Anyway if anyone can shed some light on this I would appreciate it.

Is that something with wheels parked underneath?

SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: FitH Bell
« on: August 26, 2018, 06:42:26 PM »
You might be thinking about the bell that was put at Fireman's Landing which was an original bell from I believe 1895.  Also the rooster on top of The Giant Swing has a time capsule inside it.   But it does seem like I recall some mention of the bell at FITH holding possibly another time capsule, or some other significant fact about it.

I thought the one at FitH had something to do with the Liberty Bell.  It's not as big, of course, but I can't seem to find anything.

Branson Talk / Re: Grand Palace is sold at auction...
« on: August 25, 2018, 09:03:57 AM »
Flag on the play.  Deleted comments.  Play nice.

Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: August 24, 2018, 07:05:04 AM »
Let’s not play the entitled game here of “I’m in the club so I know things”

Who are you, and what did you do with Swoosh?

He's in that statement, KB.  Read it again, and you should appreciate the masterful use of subtle sarcasm.

Sometimes I scare even myself with how fluent I am in sarcasm.  By the way this is year 13 for me in education, I’m guessing that’s how I became so well- versed

Every bit helps.  Imagine how prolific you will be when you have 29 years under your belt as do I.

Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: August 23, 2018, 08:59:43 PM »
Let’s not play the entitled game here of “I’m in the club so I know things”

Who are you, and what did you do with Swoosh?

He's in that statement, KB.  Read it again, and you should appreciate the masterful use of subtle sarcasm.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Large structure
« on: August 18, 2018, 07:31:44 PM »
Once it switched from the foam boats to rubber rafts, there was soaking.

Other Parks / Re: HFEC Starts Herschend Live
« on: August 17, 2018, 03:53:40 PM »
The goal was always to use the performing networks that the Globetrotters already have in place to add other acts to the system.

Herschend said he and Walker have been friends for 30 years. Herschend told the judge that Walker has been changed since his arrest and now exudes qualities of the Boy Scout Law, like trustworthy, brave and reverent.

Testifying does not make someone "complicit" (i.e., involved with others in an illegal activity or wrongdoing).  It is not the topic or the news article that will get things like this deleted, but the spin.

Branson Talk / Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« on: August 03, 2018, 05:06:01 AM »
Claire McCaskill (never one to let a tragedy go to waste during an election year) has introduced legislation requiring DUKW boats to have higher safety regulations including the removal of all roofs. 

How kind of her and forward thinking of her.   ::)
If by some chance she gets re-elected you won’t see her for another 4 years around these parts

Not unless there is another accident with loss of life or injuries....

It would be political suicide to do nothing too.

Wish we could let the experts actually make the regulation changes instead of letting the political head just react because they have to or be labeled as being uncaring by there opponents.

She’s just so predictable on stuff like this.  I cannot wait for her to lose her seat.

She doesn't miss an opportunity to exploit a tragedy.

SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Gaslight Square
« on: August 02, 2018, 07:32:32 PM »
I can't stand it.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Large structure
« on: July 29, 2018, 02:41:02 PM »
Before last week, I had only been to SDC one time, and that was over 15 years ago.  Had a great time, was able to ride Time Traveler twice.  Fantastic ride.
Quick question.  What is the huge structure that is kinda near the flooded mine, over the rr tracks?  It is several stories high.  What was it used for?

It is the tower/queue for the defunct Wilderness Waterboggan ride - a ride in which you climbed to the top to load in a boat and slid down a winding waterslide to the bottom.

Branson Talk / Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« on: July 23, 2018, 02:47:21 PM »
As I understand it, the roof was "released".  Maybe that's why it appears to be split.

Branson Talk / Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« on: July 23, 2018, 11:36:46 AM »
Is it sad that the first visible things that popped up at the raising of the vehicle were a bunch of orange life vests?

Branson Talk / Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« on: July 21, 2018, 03:19:20 PM »
A family of 4 from Arkansas lost 2 members.  The Mom didn't go....sister made it but the Dad and brother didn't.  Just heartbreaking :'(

Heartbreaking indeed.  Here is what the church posted - a request from the minister.  It really brings things home.

Please pray for the Smith Family of the Osceola church of Christ. Last night Steve (the father and husband) and Lance (his son) died in the tragic Duck accident in Branson, Missouri. Steve was a deacon at Osceola, and I had just baptized Lance, who was 15, late last year. This past Sunday I finally was able to get Lance to do a devotional and break out his shell! Attached is one of the last photos of him I know exists. He was like a son to me, and I will miss him greatly. He was the perfect example of humility and compassion! He cared about everyone. My heart breaks, but I know where they are, and I know that I will see them again!

I hope some of this brings peace to their family, friends, and the rest of us who look along with astonishment at the personal tragedy experienced by the surviving mother and daughter.

Branson Talk / Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« on: July 21, 2018, 01:23:42 PM »
As much as a storm may be unexpected, contrary to popular belief, they don't pop-up without some science applied.  They may not have realized it was coming, or didn't keep an eye on forecasts, watches, and warnings and just trusted their instincts and eyeballs, but this storm did not just pop up at the lake.

Here's a quote and image from our guy on the Missouri/Oklahoma/Kansas border.  You decide.

My heart goes out to all people that are affected by the duck boat incident Thursday evening. We all know how thunderstorms are around this part of the country. That same thunderstorm is the one that gave our viewing area the terrible afternoon severe thunderstorm. There was ample warning time that this storm was working toward Table Rock. This is just a reminder that no matter what time of there year it is, we always need to be weather aware. Terrible tragedy, very sad!

That cell did not just show up on the radar 6:33.  That's just when the image was copied and pasted.  Also, that bow-shape on the front end of the radar indicates high winds.

Don't get me wrong.  I don't believe anyone did anything wrong and as much human loss as there was, I pray that everyone recovers from any guilt they are currently feeling, but new cautions must be put into place and adhered to in regards to the weather.  We often think that SDC is overly cautious regarding lightning strikes, but this is why.

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