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Messages - Runner1960

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I dont remember the falling boulders....  LOL>..

But then again, there are several things from that time era I forgot :o :o

At one point they had a live employee sitting during the last turn like a mannequin. He would then jump at each boat to scare you. I sometime wonder why i can remember those things too. A lot of reasons why I should not, thats for sure. LOL

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: December 11, 2018, 03:18:45 PM »
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.

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The Boulder gag ran through the 1970's and maybe into the 1980's. Not sure when it was removed. It was accompanied with a strobe light effect which may be why it was removed due to some medical issues. There was also a explosion and a voice that said something like "Look out below, its a rockslide" . 

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: December 08, 2018, 02:15:24 PM »
They must be expecting a sparse crowd today. Just posted on Facebook $40.00 tickets at the gate today.

They expanded hours so I doubt it

Just checked with my kids who are there and they said the hours are as advertised. 11 to 10. I did not see any mention of it on Facebook or Twitter.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: December 08, 2018, 09:44:40 AM »
They must be expecting a sparse crowd today. Just posted on Facebook $40.00 tickets at the gate today.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: December 06, 2018, 02:34:12 PM »
I wonder what the crowd will be like Friday and Saturday/Sunday?  If they do get 4-6" will they just shut the park down or keep it open?  Might be interesting to visit with 4-6" of snow.

Slippery, but oh so beautiful! Years ago, the first time I visited the park during the winter season, there was snow on the ground.



slippery? 
yes, 4 inches of snow?
Heart attack Hill?
Midtown?
yes, slippery.
I mentioned this in another thread but I believe if the snow is heavy enough they will close the park. And rope off Heart attack hill. We were run out of the park that night on a saturday when it closed early. With liability the way it is now it would not surprise me if it not more stringent now. Ice is a totally different monster. Breaking limbs and falling in the pathways.

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Branson Talk / Re: SDC Closed 5 years ago today
« on: December 06, 2018, 02:28:28 PM »
I had forgotten that...  But it came up on my FB "memories">..

I have the announcemnt , but not smart enough to share here, or on the SDCFans page on FB,,,

somebody walk me through it, I will try to post the notice..

Not sure if its the same thing you are talking about but we were at the park about 2 PM and it was snowing heavy. It was a Saturday and they announced the park would be closing. Not sure what time they ran us all out though. It was after dark but I think 5 PM.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: December 05, 2018, 01:24:07 PM »
What is storm DAR?  Never heard of it. NWS though is predicting 6 inches of snow and ice mix.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: December 04, 2018, 09:58:15 PM »
Already canceled my condo while I can still get a refund.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: Retire the Old Tree ! I said it, discuss....
« on: November 29, 2018, 01:18:11 PM »
Yes, A new tree for sure. The current technology is so outdated. And , I know this will get hammered hard but Midtown is just Gaudy. Reminds me of Christmas Vacation with the Griswalds. I expect to see Cousin Eddie out there at any time. I will avoid it this year.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: November 24, 2018, 03:23:20 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.

I didnt realize it had rained there Friday,  otherwise I would have put that into the "equation"   :o :o,  then it would have added up properly and made more since. ::) ::)

My daughter and husband were there yesterday and they got rain check passes because of the weather. Just texted me and said it was a madhouse today.

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Pictures from the Past!
« on: November 22, 2018, 07:04:11 AM »
Can you imagine trying to sell water in 1977....someone would really be hung on Main Street.

I think about that everytime I see somebody with bottles of water.. amazes me.. AND most of the "fresh" water actaully has additives in it... Nothing natural about it.. ::)

Most bottled water is just municipal tap water pulled off public supply and ran through a RO system. Nothing special about it at all. Just get a refillable bottle and turn on a tap.

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Branson Talk / Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« on: November 09, 2018, 05:09:46 PM »
So if that is the case, Hershend might not be off the hook on this deal.

They were named as a defendant in the first lawsuits.

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Branson Talk / Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« on: November 09, 2018, 02:26:57 PM »
The captain was indicted on 17 federal charges.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/missouri-duck-boat-captain-indicted-for-deadly-accident/

There was another article last week about the pump modifications made. If this is true I would bet it was done under Herschend ownership. They were the ones who stretched them out. Pretty sure the ducks are done with.

https://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article220970640.html

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 SDC Refill Tumbler
« on: November 01, 2018, 11:53:31 AM »
I think that it is a little over priced, and my family uses two of the mugs they sell now and we use them both frequently, but we normally refill ours at the pizza place that is next to the path to enter the farm area with Outlaw Run, you can get free refills because nobody watches at the Freestyle machines there to see if they went through to actually buy refill, so you can get away with free refills there. unless they increase the price of the refills or the price of the current mugs, I don't see any reason why we would get one. Also I'm new to the forum so hi everyone!

First off , Welcome to the board. Second, unless you clarify it better you sound like you are saying its ok to steal if no one catches you. Sorry, but I cannot agree with that.

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