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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: March 20, 2018, 03:06:18 AM »
Sounds like Silver Bullet is getting a new train or at least some new parts off the old Greezed' Lightning train. Too bad that coaster is basically confirmed toast now. I really though SB's days were numbered after getting stuck two or three times in one summer and making national news. Granted, it wasn't a big deal, but the PR was nasty. Maybe this will at least fix the issue that was making it get stuck.

Driving by the park yesterday, I noticed the SB train had made its way back onto the track. The train looks the same as before, so maybe they are still refurbishing the Greezed' Lightning train, or as you said, using parts from that train on the SB train.

Jay

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Branson Talk / Re: America's Fun Park in Branson
« on: March 18, 2018, 12:40:59 PM »
Itís amazing the change in information in just one week.  They were originally going with a Windstorm and had said as such and then out of nowhere comes Groovy Train - a Super Cyclone

The Windstorm was announced this week. https://www.facebook.com/americasfunpark/

So three new coasters in Branson next year!

Jay

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Dollywood Discussion / Re: Dollywood 2019
« on: March 06, 2018, 10:48:18 AM »
That "roller coaster" is very interesting looking considering it looks like an enclosed tube like ride and there are fans on the support columns. I was almost guessing a bobsled type coaster......but the fans are interesting to say the least.

Jay

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: February 23, 2018, 02:02:33 PM »
I hope they can bring back a quilt shop again sometime since that's one of the few crafts that some people still really connect to and it's easy to make a shop for it.


The new park map shows Miss Kate's Quilts will be located across where the yarn shop was located.

Jay

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Branson Talk / Re: America's Fun Park in Branson
« on: February 17, 2018, 11:48:07 AM »
I was amazed at how fast the Galveston Island Historic Pier was put together, also Coney island in Brooklyn is basically a carnival with a couple permanent coaster installations. I'm sure if they get the infrastructure (electric, ride pads, bathrooms) built - the other items can be put up in a few short weeks.

I think this is going to be the logical next steps for Branson. You look at the direction SDC is taking with their ride installations, and the other attractions opened on the strip (coasters, Bigfoot, etc.) you'll probably continue to see more "family" attractions - as the focus moves to younger families.

Jay

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 28, 2018, 01:31:54 PM »
It will be interesting to see how things will open up in that area. The new restaurant might look over the Flooded Mind lake which could lead to more interest...?

I think a lot of the pinch points in the park are because food lines extend out into the main path, even at crossroads pizza I've seen it get congested because the pizza line exits out the building. Do you think they could paint some chalk lines in the midway to help customers wrap the food lines to go parallel with the pathways (instead of out into them)?

Jay

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC Sets Attendance Record
« on: January 04, 2018, 02:53:03 PM »
I really think the "Resort" comment was referring to Branson Area as a whole........not just Silver Dollar City.

"Record-breaking attendance signals the growing popularity not only of Silver Dollar City, but of the entire Branson area," said Brad Thomas, President of Silver Dollar City Attractions. "Record numbers of families and adult couples are discovering what makes us a fun, thrilling and entertaining resort destination. We look forward to continued significant growth with the opening of Time Traveler, along with our other exciting plans for the future."

Jay

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Other Parks / Re: Dogpatch Update 12/17
« on: December 11, 2017, 04:52:03 PM »
https://www.heritageusa.com/

Heritage Resort in 2018 and then new park? Um....

Jay

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That would be perfect for Branson. Basically what Fritz's should have been.

I agree 1000%

Fritz was a bit too extreme on the ropes course and climbs for some of my family, the telephone poles and big ladder were where the less daring spent most of their time...but the whole family was done with the place in just over an hour. I want to go back to test my physical improvement - but the family doesn't have an interest.

Maybe had the "storm pipes" and other maze climbs/slides been bigger, longer (similar to the stuff at City Museum) it would be a must stop for the family.

Jay

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Dollywood Discussion / Re: Quick question about After 3 Next Day Free
« on: November 14, 2017, 08:49:36 AM »
This is on Silver Dollar City's website under special offers:

After 7:00, Next Day Free
Enter the park after 7:00 p.m. with your paid admission ticket and return the next consecutive operating day for no additional charge! 
Please note: Some restrictions apply.
Nov. 4 - Dec. 31, 2017

Dollywood doesn't have this listed on their website under "special offers". My guess is that Dollywood doesn't have this same kind of deal. Also a deal Dollywood has that SDC doesn't - buy your 2018 Season pass get 2017 Smokey Mountain Christmas free....

Jay

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: New Year's Eve
« on: November 06, 2017, 09:28:03 AM »
One of my favorite NYE's with the family we've ever had was ringing in the new year at Six Flags over Texas. But they don't even stay open until midnight anymore.

We basically had the park to ourselves that night (it was fairly cold but not horrible), the rides were open and had no lines, everyone gathered at the front fountain for the countdown and fireworks. The crowd in the front wasn't bad, had a fun time dancing to a new artist named Katy Perry with her new song Hot and Cold. Fireworks weren't anything special but they were there.

I'm guessing the reason SFoT doesn't stay open to midnight is the crowds just don't really come. It was great for us, but probably not for business.

Jay

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2017 Project Part 2
« on: November 01, 2017, 11:36:31 AM »
Now they need to upgrade the main tree again.

I really think Six Flags did a pretty awesome job with their tree.
https://youtu.be/6YpZoR9_qWM

Jay

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: October 22, 2017, 03:08:28 PM »
Hey a crafts festival.........that might really work. I've always associated them with the Fall though with Fin and Feather, SDC, War Eagle....I wonder if a spring or summer one would go over well? I'm surprised it has taken Frontier City this long to do the Christmas thing. Especially with all the Christmas attractions that do well in Oklahoma.

With regard to attractions, I think if they would just do one of those family type coasters like that is being placed in the Fun Spots, etc. they would get me to make a trip several times a year. I've been to SDC four times so far, but haven't made a stop at Frontier City yet and I drive by it at least once a week.

Jay

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2017 Project Part 2
« on: September 28, 2017, 03:13:29 PM »
I'm excited to see the pay off. Sure does gum up midtown with all this hardware all over the place, but I don't know of any other way to do it. I've been thinking a lot about the way they put up Christmas lights and how I wish there were a simpler way, but I haven't come up with it yet. I'm sure they spend a LOT of time thinking and talking about it.

Maybe next year, they could review the man hours it took them to set up midtown this year and instead of working at night or on days when the park is closed, they could just wall off that section for a couple of weeks and work around the clock to get that area done. That way people can enjoy that section as normal as possible up until the last minute. I haven't seen it in person to see how it looks, but fall is one of my favorite times at the City and I always thought the park was at it's best then.

Jay
I dont think it looks that bad, considering the end result. 
Boarding off the area and closing it off, would look much worse.. IMHO.. :)

Cool, I was under the impression that it really made that part of the park look bad.

Jay

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2017 Project Part 2
« on: September 28, 2017, 09:36:36 AM »
I'm excited to see the pay off. Sure does gum up midtown with all this hardware all over the place, but I don't know of any other way to do it. I've been thinking a lot about the way they put up Christmas lights and how I wish there were a simpler way, but I haven't come up with it yet. I'm sure they spend a LOT of time thinking and talking about it.

Maybe next year, they could review the man hours it took them to set up midtown this year and instead of working at night or on days when the park is closed, they could just wall off that section for a couple of weeks and work around the clock to get that area done. That way people can enjoy that section as normal as possible up until the last minute. I haven't seen it in person to see how it looks, but fall is one of my favorite times at the City and I always thought the park was at it's best then.

Jay

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