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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: September 15, 2019, 10:13:03 PM »
We don't need pomp and circumstance in LS. A decent sized fountain that circulates water and is possibly illuminated at night would be the only inexpensive touch needed to dress up what is nothing, but a small pond now. If they wanted to continue the block retaining wall in front of FL around the entire perimeter, that would be awesome as well, but not holding my breath.

That may or may not happen, 

But i was hoping for a simple block wall all the way around the pond.  that would give a nice clean edge to look at, easier to maintain and keep clean than a dirt bank.  something would match FL and tie in the new attraction.

Fountain in middle to keep water fresh looking would be a good touch too.

As of right now, the only part of the new Lake that doesnít have a permanent treatment is behind the Toy Story and over by the FL restroom. 

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
« on: September 15, 2019, 03:53:05 PM »
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2019
JANUARY
1 - Silver Dollar City - New Year's Celebration
15 - Sea Life Kansas City

FEBRUARY
23 - Wonders of Wildlife National Museum
23 - Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium

MARCH
2 - St. Louis Zoo
17 - Silver Dollar Cityís Spring Ride Days
20 - Rowdy Bear Gravity Coaster
20 - Rowdy Bear Mountain Glider
20 - Ripleyís Aquarium of the Smokies
21 - Dollywood - Festival of Nations
21 - The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel
22 - Dollywood
22 - Rocky Top Mountain Coaster
23 - Anakeesta
23 - Rail Runner at Anakeesta
23 - Dueling Zipline at Anakeesta
31 - Silver Dollar City - My Birthday

APRIL
6 - Six Flags St. Louis - Spring Break Days
12 - Worlds of Fun Opening Day
19 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder

MAY
12 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ
26 - Oceans of Fun
27 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis

JUNE
9 - Silver Dollar City - Star-Spangled Summer
24 - Six Flags Great America
25 - Ripleyís Aquarium of Canada
25 - CN Tower
26 - Canada's Wonderland
27 - Six Flags Darien Lake
27 - Seabreeze Park
28 - Niagara Falls Park
28 - Aquarium of Niagara
28 - Cave of the Winds
28 - Maid of the Mist
29 - Six Flags New England
30 - Kennywood

JULY
1 - Cedar Point
2 - Kings Island
2 - Kings Island - Grand Carnivale
13 - Worlds of Fun - Grand Carnivale
13 - Worlds of Fun - Spectacle of Color Parade
23 - Silver Dollar City - Moonlight Madness
25 - Kentucky Kingdom
25 - Hurricane Bay

AUGUST
1 - Adventureland
1 - Adventure Bay

SEPTEMBER
14 - Worlds of Fun - The Great Pumpkin Fest
14 - Worlds of Fun - Halloween HAUNT

OCTOBER
5 - Silver Dollar City - Harvest Festival
5 - Silver Dollar City - Pumpkin Nights

NOVEMBER
27 - Magic Kingdom
28 - Disney Hollywood Studios
28 - Galaxyís Edge
29 - Universal Studios Florida
30 - Islands of Adventure
30 - Hargridís Motorbike Adventure

HAUNT


GREAT PUMPKIN FEST



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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: September 14, 2019, 08:53:38 AM »
About Lake Silver...

On the lake, add a water fountain show complete with  choreographing to Dueling Ban........err, Ozarkian Music. 5 minute show on top and bottom of the hour.  This was quite common in Europe from Palace Gardens to theme parks. Older folk crowd pleasers they are.  Puy du Fou had a smaller one on a lake/pond about the size of the former Lake Silver.

While that would be nice, I donít see how they would make any return on investing in that. I doubt anyone would go to SDC just to see the fountains, especially when the Landing has fountains for free. So I donít think the park would see any benefit in investing in a fountain show. Also I feel like a fountain show would be difficult to see having MRF or FL in the background most likely and would create more crowd issues with people stopping along the path to see the show.

You know how many times i go the landing  or down 76 when I go to SDC, 1 out of  20 if that.  It is not relevant.

Anywho, I did some YouTube digging and this was found for the Puy du Fou pond with a fountain show. Obviously, Lake Sliver would be more compact. It was just a thought, kinda like the area needing a flat.

https://youtu.be/HO8ZrExRPXs

The area could probably use a tilt coaster (Gravity Max) on the site of FM going over the train tracks using the current site of Riverfront Playhouse too but in reality it really doesnít.  Sad part is, my statement is more likely to happen than yours

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: September 11, 2019, 06:05:56 PM »
Like where is Rudolph going to go since temporary Ribhouse is in Carousel Barn

See being behind schedule has other ramifications besides just next year stuff

Why couldn't they put Santa where he normal is in the queue line of River Blast, then put Rudolph and Clarice in the formal White River Mercantile?

Thatís been tossed around as an option but I donít think attractions wasnít happy about how much smaller the space would be

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: September 10, 2019, 10:30:35 PM »
Being behind schedule doesnít mean that stuff wonít open on time - it means quite literally that they are behind schedule on where they wanted / needed to be

For example, the PTB wanted Rivertown Smokehouse to be decorated for Christmas.  Decoration Department gave a hard deadline for the facade to be done and itís looking like they wonít hit it.  Smokehouse not being done when they wanted then creates other issues.  Like where is Rudolph going to go since temporary Ribhouse is in Carousel Barn

See being behind schedule has other ramifications besides just next year stuff

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lol, bunch of theatre critics here.

Iíve been a season ticket holder at the Fabulous Fox in St. Louis for 4 seasons now.  After seeing close to 60 different Broadway shows in my lifetime, Iíd definitely classify myself as a critic / connoisseur 

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It wasnít going anywhere anyway.   Itís on track for at least 5 seasons. 
I have a hard time taking the Golden Ticket Awards seriously anyway so this has little effect on my personal opinion of the show. 

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: September 09, 2019, 06:39:41 PM »
Thanks for sharing the pics. Any idea if the project budget includes plans to spruce up the perimeter of Lake Silver prior to the opening of MRF? It definitely looks neglected (to be expected given the significance of the adjacent construction). It would be great to see them add a nice sized fountain in the center once everything is completed and the lake is filled once again.

As far overbudget / behind schedule as it is, Iíd be pleasantly surprised if they do too much.

Thanks for the update. I was gonna say at a glance it did seem like not too much was done to the MRF site overall since my visit and tour a month ago. Interesting that they are indeed behind schedule. Wonder what happened there. I am assuming it was due to all the rain we had this year?

Letís say ďthe weatherĒ but the real reason... Iím not at liberty to disclose

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: September 09, 2019, 06:19:22 AM »
Thanks for sharing the pics. Any idea if the project budget includes plans to spruce up the perimeter of Lake Silver prior to the opening of MRF? It definitely looks neglected (to be expected given the significance of the adjacent construction). It would be great to see them add a nice sized fountain in the center once everything is completed and the lake is filled once again.

As far overbudget / behind schedule as it is, Iíd be pleasantly surprised if they do too much. 

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Branson Talk / Re: Paula Deen's Restaurant Opening Day?
« on: September 08, 2019, 05:58:16 PM »
Yea, all the meals come with desert.  I got the chocolate cake which I took back to the hotel and ate later.  BTW, they have nothing to go, so if you have food leftover you can't take it with you, it gets thrown away.  They do not even have to go cups to take with you after spending $3.50 on a drink.  If you do go, get water.

Well this IS an upscale dining restaurant, not a chain restaurant.  Very few (if any) upscale dining restaurants have "doggie bags" and "to-go cups"

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 08, 2019, 05:55:15 PM »

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: September 08, 2019, 05:50:40 PM »
NEW PHOTOS
And now for something ACTUALLY on topic.

Construction Update from Sept 7th

MYSTIC RIVER FALLS
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2019/09/mystic-river-falls-sdc.html

RIVERTOWN SMOKEHOUSE
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2019/09/rivertown-smokehouse-sdc.html

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Branson Talk / Re: Paula Deen's Restaurant Opening Day?
« on: September 04, 2019, 07:28:56 PM »
Thereís only 6 locations and theyíre all in tourist areas.  Branson, Pigeon Forge, Myrtle Beach and Gulf Shores. 
Boutique Restaurant it is. 

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: September 04, 2019, 07:26:56 PM »
^Disneyland before their 50th had lots of things crumbling that had to be rebuilt.  Wasnít there some fake rocks that fell and hit some riders on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad?  Things are definitely getting better but they are far from Saints when it comes to upkeep.  Shoot, Splash Mountain recently had several dark scenes because no one replaced bulbs on the lighting. 

But yes, Iíd like SDC to give the maintenance budgets for FITH and FM several more thousands of dollars

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Branson Talk / Re: Paula Deen's Restaurant Opening Day?
« on: September 03, 2019, 07:25:29 PM »
It sounds to me like if you dont mind spending 30-40 dollars per person, you will like it real well.   

Personally, you wont ever see me there or in the vicinity...  LOL

If it's cooking like the TV show with tons of butter and added fat. Me either.  But, I tend to avoid all chain restaurants.

Iíd have a hard time calling this a chain restaurant.  Boutique restaurant? That might be a better description

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