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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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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: August 14, 2018, 04:27:47 PM »
Did a quick drive by of the park today - the go karts may be walled off, but all the karts are still on the track (in the station) and there isn't anything going on that I could see from the back roadway.

I'm still hoping for a Raptor coaster in that area.....

Jay

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Dollywood Discussion / Re: Dollywood 2019
« on: August 07, 2018, 11:46:18 AM »
I guess it just really comes down to personal preference.

I have been to Disney World a couple of times, and it is almost perfect, but the wait for the rides is long and the thrill factor just isn't there. But there is so much they do right (shows, theme, food, etc). But, I also liked Disneyland better than World.....World I was ready to leave, Land I ran out of time...

Six Flags and Cedar Fair, if on a good day where there isn't many lines, are great fun. The rides are great thrills, but the theming isn't present or can be laughable. Food not so great, shows are okay, etc. Definitely a thrill seekers park.

To me SDC (and Dollywood) combines the two, plus throws in a natural wonder with Marvel Cave and the natural beauty of the trees and hills. The rides are fun, theming is present, food good, shows great, shopping, etc. - I just think SDC does a great job of having something for everyone.

So I could see how SDC and Dollywood are rated as a top 10 parks, however, I'm still baffled at SFMM being No. 1.

Jay

Edit......added the word Dollywood to try and make this fit that thread better.

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: August 07, 2018, 11:29:25 AM »
I think they would be a perfect candidate for one of those new RMC Raptor coasters. Small footprint, big thrill!

Jay

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: July 27, 2018, 11:31:02 AM »
Do you think we'll see another Christmas "expansion" like they did in 2017? From the crowd reports, that seemed to be a very popular attraction.

I wonder if they would ever construct a "snow hill" like they do at the Six Flags parks? Or an ice skating rink?

Jay

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Other Parks / Re: Bell's Developments
« on: July 26, 2018, 04:21:08 PM »
I have worked with Robby on at least six different potential locations, but something happens each time and things don't quite work out. He's had a couple really close transactions - on the brink of making an announcement, then bad luck strikes again. I'm hoping he's getting close to making this happen but I'm not sure how much more heartbreak he can endure (but he keeps trying).

Here's a picture of the current state of Zingo - I'm hoping for a miracle.

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: July 09, 2018, 08:38:17 PM »
It will be interesting to see how Frontier City does under the new Six Flags management. I'm thinking this time around will be better for the park because crazy investment isn't being done to smaller parks trying to make them into a Six Flags park.

I am hoping for continued development with a new attraction every year, and I'm excited to learn about the season pass opportunities in the future.

Jay.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Train robbery
« on: July 06, 2018, 10:07:47 AM »
I never hesitate to play the Old-Timer card, so here ya go: how many remember when there were shootouts on Main Street?

I think I remember that, didn't they clear out areas right in front of the stores and people were shot off the roofs and such, fall into water troughs, etc.? Or maybe that was Six Flags? A lot of parks had those type of shows with Frontier City still having really nice gunfight show.

Something I remember at SDC was the bartender of the saloon standing out front of the saloon selling garters to the ladies and he'd steal a kiss from them. You could also buy the garters from the saloon girls and take them off their legs. My cousin thought the bartender was good looking so she would always buy several garters throughout the day.

Maybe SDC could appease both crowds and have "show trains" where the show is announced several times before the train leaves the station letting people know that the train will be robbed and special effects will be used. Special effects could include loud noises, simulated gun fights, stealing your women, crude corny jokes, hobo nudity, references to liquor, getting bushwhacked, etc.

Jay

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Train robbery
« on: July 03, 2018, 09:59:17 AM »
I wonder though if the removal of the guns isn't political based, but based on people's entitlement?

I grew up with guns, cap guns, rifles, pistols, etc. guns were in the house. My kids have grown up with guns, but still have a very high respect for them. But even with having the guns in the house, my children wouldn't ride the train for a long time because they really thought the guns being used in the show were a real danger. No matter how much I told them "all was well", it was just a show, they didn't care...........so we just skipped the ride.

I never complained to anyone that my child wouldn't ride the train - we just skipped the ride. But I think more people feel that they have a right to do something, and if something doesn't go their way, they want change. So if their child is scared or not getting to enjoy something others are doing because of a fear (or any other reason).....they let the park know about it.

So I wonder, if it's more about people's entitlement than political? Where I would say, suck it up buttercup to my kid....others tell the kid don't worry, we'll get this changed so you don't have to be afraid.....

Jay

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Random Talk / Re: Mud Island in Memphis revamp?
« on: May 25, 2018, 02:18:39 PM »
I know the talk around St. Jude when the new director came in was that he wanted to double the size of the hospital and it's ability to treat patients. I hadn't heard any specifics, but the Pinch District looks pretty amazing.

I was patient #7930 at St. Jude and from the time I started there until now is a complete 360. It was a small clinic when I went and the pavilion (gold dome building) had just started construction......now, those buildings are enveloped by everything else.

Jay


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