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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 14, 2018, 05:10:37 PM »
For me, the river rapids just needs to look like a nice river. I loved Grizzly River Run because the trough guides were made from "fallen logs" etc. I also loved the spinning drop at the end of the ride. SDC wouldn't have to have any animatronics - but it would be nice to have highly landscaped and detailed river. Also it would be nice to have an up to date ride with the new rapid effects (Whirlpool, drops, etc.).

Jay

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: October 30, 2018, 12:46:14 PM »
@DianaGail,   why are the kids out.?   I think we have school everywhere up here..

Some school districts have gotten smart and realized the time change is hard on kids. So, to give them an extra day to get over it, many schools in the Joplin area will have inservice days on Monday.

I can handle the fall back and get the extra hour of sleep just fine.........now the spring forward, I could see being off that first Monday as a big benefit.

Jay

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: October 12, 2018, 08:11:26 AM »
Anybody at all interested in Frontier Christmas?

Yes, we were probably going even without season passes - but now that we have the SF season pass, we're definitely going to attend. We love going to the different Holiday events around the state. Always hitting up Rhema, Honor Height's and the Castle....so this will just add to the list of things to do here close.

Jay

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Christmas flyer?
« on: October 05, 2018, 10:11:22 AM »
I received one the other day that had a $30 coupon in it. Not sure though if it was Christmas or Fall themed flyer..I'll look when I get home to verify.

Jay.

$30 Coupon is for fall only expires October 26th, 2018.

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Random Talk / Re: Man is Disney trying hard to to make a buck
« on: October 02, 2018, 11:41:31 AM »
It was the one time that I became very upset while at SDC - but we just left as asked and wasn't going to let it ruin our day. I had plans to make a formal complaint (got the employee's name of their name tag) but ended up just letting it go.

Jay

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Random Talk / Re: Man is Disney trying hard to to make a buck
« on: October 02, 2018, 11:04:40 AM »
WOW!!.   

Next they will add a rule IF your sitting in the outside restaraunt area, you have to buy something.....

FYI - we were eating funnel cakes from Flossie's but sitting at Wagon Works Grill and were told to move by a SDC employee. She wasn't polite about it either.....so SDC already uses this rule, but you have to have food from that restaurant, not one of the others.

Jay

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Other Parks / Re: Six Flags Coffin Challenge
« on: September 28, 2018, 10:23:46 AM »
Well, the response was so great (over 25,000 applications) Six Flags has now extended this promotion to all of their parks. Frontier City is also included....here is their link: https://www.frontiercity.com/frightfest/coffin-challenge/

Jay 

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Branson Talk / Re: America's Fun Park in Branson
« on: September 26, 2018, 10:46:35 AM »
I do think that an entertainment district that was a mix of rides, bar/grills, shops would go over well - but they can't be viewed as temporary attractions (which I think was the issue with this park). As mentioned by many, it looked as if a carnival had set up on an open lot - which I think was a turn off by many.

The other new attractions - Big Foot, Branson Wheel, etc. seem to be doing okay, but I think those look more permanent. Didn't one of the Tracks at one time have a few amusement rides too - are those still there?

Jay

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Other Parks / Six Flags Coffin Challenge
« on: September 24, 2018, 01:40:59 PM »
For those that dare.....
https://www.sixflags.com/stlouis/special-events/other-events/fright-fest-30-hour-coffin-challenge

The prizes though - are they worth it?
•$300
(This is just $10/hr......so this isn't too much of a prize.)

•Two 2019 Gold Season Passes
(two passes at the current sale is $113.98)

•A Fright Fest Prize package including two VIP Haunted House passes 
($69.98 + what's in Fright Fest prize package)

•A ticket for two to ride the Freak Train for Freaks Unleashed
(not sure the value of this prize)

•Their coffin! That's right - the handcrafted coffin is yours to keep!
I had read a description on one of the sites that these were "slightly used" coffins. If these are real coffins and not just props - this could be the true value prize. These items are not cheap - so depending on the quality, material, etc. This part of the prize could be worth thousands of dollars.

So are these prizes worth you spending 30 hours in a coffin in the park?

Jay

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: September 09, 2018, 10:43:55 PM »
I wonder how Membership/Season Ticket sales are going for Frontier City now that all the Six Flags parks are included. I know we changed our park to Frontier City on our membership, and several people I know in Tulsa bought passes that never had before either......I'm hoping this leads to a big fourth quarter for the park.

Jay

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Branson Talk / Re: Grand Palace is sold at auction...
« on: August 24, 2018, 08:04:52 AM »
Honestly, I drive through Springfield on they way to St. Louis and to Branson and I didn't know about their awesome aquarium. So I am that person that Swoosh is talking about.

The nice thing about this type of attraction is it will be another that you can visit all year.

Jay

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: August 22, 2018, 10:07:04 AM »
Maybe they will get Antique Cars. LOL if you have seen a certian parks announcement on social media and the TPR forums recently, you will get the joke.

They once had a very nice Antique Car ride, but over the years it was moved, then the route was shortened to almost a laughable circle. So an improvement there would be welcome :-)

I think they have a pretty good selection of flat rides, but could use a drop tower to replace the long gone Hangman. The SFOT troika would be a fun and inexpensive addition and I'd love it if they would rework the return run of Wildcat and make it similar to what it was when it first opened.

But if they are going to make their announcement "Big" all they would need to do would be to relocate just about any rollercoaster from one of their SF parks and Oklahoman's would be excited. Name it Boomer Schooner and 75% of the state would think it was the best coaster in the world.....

Jay

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: August 21, 2018, 04:46:40 AM »
Sorry Swoosh, I guess I was jaded from past “attraction” announcements. But Shave is right, if you dig further, it actually says “New Ride”.

I’m still hoping for a RMC Raptor Clone (I guess an original would be okay too).

Jay

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: August 20, 2018, 03:06:05 PM »
Frontier City's big announcement can just be related to the Six Flags Family. Not many people even know that SF will be running them again - so they could announce the partnership and all the benefits of the season pass/membership and that would be a "Huge Announcement" in itself.

So I'm like you Shave, not getting hopes up very high. But I am excited that maybe a Frontier City pass would be good at all the SF parks.

Jay

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