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Messages - sanddunerider

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Branson Talk / Re: Snow Slopes Coming to Branson Area..
« on: November 16, 2018, 12:37:49 PM »
Its too bad the CC lot couldn't be redeveloped for that. That or use the land next to the dug out cliffs on 376.

Oh!  it could be done,, 
just have to find a developer to design it,
Get some intitial investors,
then contact branson for TIF's, and other financial goodies....  LOL. 

then they could build it.!

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Random Talk / Re: Non-political politics: I won!
« on: November 16, 2018, 07:04:48 AM »
congrats!!

Dont spend you paycheck all i one place..!!

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 15, 2018, 04:25:05 PM »
As much as I hate to admit it, AP needs to be ripped out and completely replaced.

And you know that will probably happen after the new attraction is open,

What will fit in the footprint? about anything they want to...

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Branson Talk / Re: Grand Palace is sold at auction...
« on: November 15, 2018, 04:11:57 PM »
They aren't asking for "free land", they are asking for permission to build into the ROW for their giant octopus thing that will interact with the sidewalk. This is something that Branson has encouraged developers to do as part of the Spirit of 76 project.

Tax incentives are a no-brainer here. On a macro level, they get abused a lot, but if you want big, unique developments you have to help them along. They are taking a bigger risk vs. someone building a walmart or a hotel. If this gets built, everyone will benefit from the increased traffic. You can't really say the same about most general development (although developers certainly try to).


Shave, I understand very well what your saying, and what they are asking/requesting....

It just seems everytime something major is proposed they builders want money, incentives, tax breaks, and special considerations.

The article said the octopus would be within 10ft of 76. .  that is too close, especially if it s a moving display... it will distract drivers, regardless of what they say... If it is that BIG, we can see it in the parking lot...!!

As far a bigger development, I just dont agree with it..
IF you have a money making project, get your financing and build it.  A money maker will pay its own way... 
If  your not sure? raise a couple million dollars and ask for breaks and incentives, if the project fails your not out any money, take the deduction, and you can move on to the next "project"

Just the way I fell about it, My opinion..  No disagreements, no argruments.

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Branson Talk / Re: Grand Palace is sold at auction...
« on: November 15, 2018, 11:50:41 AM »
Like almost any other project in town... 

they want tax incentives,
free land,
"give me this, Give me that".!
More free stuff..

YEAH!!   we will build that..!

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: November 15, 2018, 07:41:53 AM »
I  am planning on going out there tomorrow afternoon/evening. I would think it should be pretty light traffic, correct?

I would think extremely light... 
friday wont be bad either......

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Branson Talk / Showboat 2018
« on: November 14, 2018, 01:42:06 PM »
Anybody been to the New Christmas show yet?  thoughts?

I think I am going this saturday..   Hopefully better than the summer show,   

But I know It wont be as good as last year since they let Casandre' go.  Hard to beat her talent and voice on any Christmas songs....

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: November 14, 2018, 01:39:10 PM »
Any best guesses of projected / anticipated crowd attendance numbers for this Saturday 11/17?


 with predicted weather forecast, and looking at the numbers for the last couple of sat's...  I would guess 16-18,000 people..

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Construction/Rumors / Re: Fire in the Hole changes coming?
« on: November 13, 2018, 08:04:09 AM »
Only concern is if they retheme it to be more PC friendly as it has already been done with a couple scenes. (gun shooting/hanging scenes)

I sure hope they do!  :o :o

I am quite offended by some of the scenes...  ??? ???

And they need to change the "headlight" at the end.. It hurts my eyes...  ::) ::)

And what about the poor canaries.. all caged up and never fed?  Someone call PITA!!!! ;D ;D

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC Christmas Ornament Check List
« on: November 12, 2018, 08:51:30 AM »
I've updated the ornament check list with a photo of this year's ornament
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2017/12/season-pass-ornaments-sdc.html

As always...  that is quite a list/collection.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: November 12, 2018, 07:36:50 AM »
In case your keeping track,   Sunday- the 11th--    9100 people

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 11, 2018, 04:45:56 PM »
I'm sure this has been said by someone before, but maybe #504 is a sign they are gonna expand the train in the next couple years? Expand it in a way that they can run 3 trains at once, with one back up engine. I hope they keep the train robbery show, if they do change it up!


Yea, I dont see an expanded train route...  the current route is really pretty long, tours most of the city,  lots of cruising in the woods,  room for a train robbery,  cruise back into town behind the lake,  which of course will look all new and different in 2020. 

No the current route will suffice for many years..

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: November 11, 2018, 06:51:55 AM »
Total sat the 10th -   17,500..     

Colder on sunday, and its sunday... will be a much lower number today

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: November 10, 2018, 06:43:07 PM »
That seems light but then again, it was cold and last I checked most of the coasters appeared to be closed per the app.

As of 6, this evening, 16,500,  about 3500 short of last week..   

I will try to check final numbers later.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: November 10, 2018, 04:17:41 PM »
As of 3:00 today,  9,000 people,  I would expect that number to double by dark..  we will see.

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