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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Refill Cups
« on: September 22, 2018, 10:30:41 PM »
If the price difference would break them, the refillable cups wouldn't be offered in the first place.

They sell them knowing that the vast majority will only be used for one visit. Fans who hang onto theirs year after year for repeat visits are obviously worth a lot more than a nickel's worth of soda (which is all that 50 cent price difference costs them).

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Pictures from the Past!
« on: September 16, 2018, 10:38:40 PM »
Here is a slide/picture from 1968 of The Lucky Silver Mine restaurant complex on Main Street.



Parking stripes still visible. :)

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The theming is better Classic SDC than anything SDC has put out recently. (I know, it's a simulation, but it looks good.)

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Random Talk / More ADA news about parks
« on: August 24, 2018, 06:09:41 PM »
This is specifically about Disney, but we've had discussions about the American with Disabilities Act as it applies to SDC. I don't think it belongs in SDC talk, nor other parks talk, so I'm putting it in Random Talk.

I quote from law professor Eugene Volokh's "Short Circuit" roundup of recent U.S. Circuit Court decisions.

"Disney theme parks accommodate individuals with cognitive disabilities by allowing them to skip the line for all rides with wait times of less than 15 minutes (which is most rides) and to schedule appointments at rides with longer wait times. They are never required to wait in lines. Parents (in 30 separate lawsuits): Not good enough. Our kids still have meltdowns. Eleventh Circuit: Disney might not be complying with the ADA."

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: August 23, 2018, 07:56:22 PM »
Let’s not play the entitled game here of “I’m in the club so I know things”

Who are you, and what did you do with Swoosh?

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One of the guys out there (who posts here sometimes) put a huge amount of time, investment and effort fixing up FM last year, and it was looking great last season, especially at the beginning.

Our friend who also busted his butt volunteering at Dogpatch?

He definitely loves the parks and their history.

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Other Parks / Re: Kolmarden's "Wildfire" Coaster Signage & Logo
« on: August 14, 2018, 10:36:37 PM »
RMC, big first drop... looks a lot like OR.

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Branson Talk / Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
« on: August 11, 2018, 05:56:07 PM »

Talked to KD today,


That's a great report. Is their pet policy staying the same?

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Jack and Pete Tell It All
« on: July 26, 2018, 11:41:49 PM »
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/149599

That looks awesome!

I would buy it if they allowed downloads, but since their purchased videos are just lifetime rentals, I'll rent it instead.

Whoops, I spoke too soon!

I was looking at their "how to watch" page, I guess. I went back again and saw that I could buy and download, so I did.

I'm enjoying it right now. :)

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Jack and Pete Tell It All
« on: July 26, 2018, 07:00:09 PM »
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/149599

That looks awesome!

I would buy it if they allowed downloads, but since their purchased videos are just lifetime rentals, I'll rent it instead.

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Branson Talk / Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« on: July 24, 2018, 01:21:57 AM »
Here is the story on the sunken DUKW which was raised today.

Is it actually a DUKW, or one of the modern tour vehicles?

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC ringtones
« on: July 15, 2018, 09:56:30 PM »
I originally got it from someone here, so I hope it works okay for you.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC ringtones
« on: July 13, 2018, 11:59:41 PM »
I have an SDC/FITH mix ringtone in .mp3 format. Send me your email so that I can return it as an attachment.

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Random Talk / Re: vehicle transport.
« on: July 08, 2018, 09:58:50 PM »
Fly to San Antonio and drive it back?

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Train robbery
« on: July 08, 2018, 09:56:52 PM »
Also, what many think is a 40 year old script is actually bits and pieces that have been cobbled together over the years.  A line would be spontaneously used, get some laughs, so they'd try it again.  if it still got laughs, it would continue to be used.  There are actually a couple of lines that were created and added to the show while I worked there.  So really it's a compilation of various ad libs, changes, and bits that were tried out and worked.  Several are actually from gags the robbers tried on the conductors and they worked so well they've just stayed in the show (the missed day of the week started out that way)

What is hilarious delivered by one person, often falls flat when it's rushed through by the next actor who has no sense of timing or delivery or ability to act for the audience, instead of hamming with fellow actors for their own amusement.

My last few visits (all of them more than a dozen years ago), everything recited by the conductor, and portrayed by the train robbers, was just sad and mostly unintelligible. It was all rushed and perfunctory. The robbers spoke to each other, not the audience, and didn't know how to deliver lines in a way that could be heard.

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