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Messages - Gilligan

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Branson Talk / Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« on: July 20, 2018, 09:47:14 PM »
All I can say is that I arrived at the IMAX at 6:15 with clear, sunny skies.  My hubs commented that there was cloud cover to the north over Springfield when we were talking about hoping it would rain.  At 6:33 I got a weather text alert on my phone and was surprised to see it. At 6:48 we were looking at a radar that showed a heavy line of storms moving in. I believe at 7:03 the boat sunk.  It happened that fast! It's a tragic, tragic event that breaks my heart thinking of the pain families are dealing with.

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Random Talk / Re: The Newbies Thread
« on: July 17, 2018, 09:09:29 AM »
Hello and welcome!  Hope you enjoy it and learn interesting things about the park.

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: July 17, 2018, 09:07:39 AM »
I call for a recess!  Return without rudeness and bashing! 

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC ringtones
« on: July 14, 2018, 09:18:55 PM »
I have an SDC/FITH mix ringtone in .mp3 format. Send me your email so that I can return it as an attachment.

I'll send you mine!  I used to have it in mp3, but I can't find it.  Possibly, it's on my old nano somewhere.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC ringtones
« on: July 12, 2018, 07:31:03 PM »
I wish I did!  I used to have Fire In the Hole!

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Other Parks / Re: HFEC Acquires Pink Adventure Tours
« on: July 06, 2018, 05:00:21 PM »
I'd rather have green trams than pink jeeps. ;)

 ;D  Me too!  That was a good one!  ;D

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: July 03, 2018, 11:50:59 AM »
Mission trip or just a vacation?

25th anniversary vacation trip given to us by family members.   ;D ;D

Wow, what a gift!  Hope you enjoyed every minute of it!

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Train robbery
« on: July 03, 2018, 11:48:45 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

That's a good thought that I had not considered before.

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: July 02, 2018, 09:48:17 PM »
Mission trip or just a vacation?

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: June 15, 2018, 09:53:05 PM »
What is BOH?

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: VIP Tour
« on: June 15, 2018, 01:43:44 PM »

I've heard several references to it this week, but have never heard of it before then. Sounds intriguing!

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: June 12, 2018, 10:31:52 PM »
U Smell Smoke, so glad to hear you made it!  I actually thought of you as we were entering, and I heard one of the ushers tell another that if there were any seats left after 10:30, they would fill them with visitors that didn't have tickets. I loved it and can't wait for it to air. I think you are right about the dates, and it's on TBN Sat. night 8/7C time. I just googled it, and apparently it's also on Sun. nights, and you can watch current episodes online on the TBN site, so yay! It will be interesting to see it after edits.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: June 12, 2018, 09:03:28 PM »
Today was a great day to be at the city as they celebrated Law Enforcement Day.  If you were lucky, you had tickets to see Mike Huckabee filming his show at the Opera House. That was a very cool experience, and the entertainment was great with appearances by The Haygoods, Moe Bandy, Irish Tenor, Tony Orlando, Dino (carrot cake guy), the Presleys, and the new Governor of Missouri, Mike Parson.  The Governor was a real surprise that wasn't announced earlier. It took about 2 1/2 hrs. to film, and I loved watching it play out.  A very cool experience! Cell phones had to remain off and no photography, so I don't really have any photos.

After the show, we went over the Riverfront to see the K-9 demo. There was a short delay because...they were awaiting the arrival of Huckabee and the Herschends! They each spoke for a few minutes thanking all the law enforcement officers.  After the demo, there was an ice cream social that I believe was meant for law enforcement and families, but I think nearly everyone walking by had ice cream.  All in all, it was a very good day at the City today.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: June 11, 2018, 09:22:28 PM »
Here's your link - definitely not the easiest thing to find on their website.


https://store.silverdollarcity.com/tickets/buy-tickets.aspx?specialofferid=HUCKABEE

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: June 11, 2018, 08:59:54 PM »
Finally made it to the park today for my first visit of the year. Hot, muggy day that made shows even more attractive.  Time Traveler was a walk on when we rode it in the afternoon. Wife and daughter walked right around and rode it again.  Not really my kind of coaster.  I can say I rode it though. Didn't seem very crowded to me today. A lot of rides were walk ons.  Guess the heat kept some folks away.  As others have said, FM looked nice but still no music. Went to PK first as it is my favorite. No surprise, it didn't open on time. Was saddened to see how much they have stripped back the craft demonstrations.  Cedric mentioned this is their last year.  Said it wasn't their choice and wasn't happy about it. But, his show wasn't real crowded and several people left during it.  Be interesting to see what they will replace it with.  Guess we'll go back tomorrow and try again.  Mike Huckabee is taping his tv show there tomorrow at 11 in the Oprea House. Several locals gonna be performing on the show including the Haygoods and Presley's among others. Might have to check that out.

USmell Smoke, tickets are required to get into the Opera House.  Not sure if they're still available, but they are free minus a $1 processing fee.

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