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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Pictures from the Past!
« on: December 01, 2018, 03:59:59 PM »
I know I have requested this before, but here I go again! Any photos of the diving bell? Things out of your family scrapbooks, 1977 to 1984. The old Deepwoods area is the Riverfront area today, so any photos out of that area? I was at the diving bell as JUNIOR DUGAN 1979-1984, and love seeing old photos of the attraction and its employees. Good times indeed!

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: December 01, 2018, 03:48:00 PM »
Howdy, all! Been a long time since I have visited the full SDCFans Website! Just saw this stuff about Lost River posted on the FB page, so I stopped by here to see what else I could learn. Looks like a rehab of the ride to me. Probably what you all have figured out, too. I hope they don't remodel too much and take away some of the old parts of the building that date back to 1977 and the diving bell period when I was at that attraction. I am sentimental. Anyway, I have to always be very complimentary to SWOOSH for the MiG photos and reports. He does a pretty good job covering changes at the park. Keep it up, SWOOSH! Thanks for your work. Anyone who hits the park in the coming weeks, please keep us up to date as well! -JUNIOR, TOO :)

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 23, 2017, 11:57:21 AM »
Good updates, all! It would be great to have you post some photos on the SDCFans FB page as well...we need contemporary shots to offset all the old time stuff I have recently posted.

Random Talk / Re: Site has been quiet?
« on: October 23, 2017, 11:52:27 AM »
I have been busy the last week promoting the site on the other FB pages I contribute to in order to get new blood to this site. Posted dozens of photos on the SDCFans FB page, and have encouraged others to get involved So please visit the FB page and post things, too.

Branson Talk / Re: Hee Haw Theater
« on: October 23, 2017, 11:47:55 AM »
As of late, I have been busy updating and posting on my. HEE HAW THEATER FB tribute page. Many new photos and comments. Please chech it out and like it, share photos, too. I have been in private contact with family members of George Lindsey and Grady Nutt, as well as Roni Stoneman, Lulu Roman, Buck Trent, and Misty Rowe. I have encouraged them to post on the page, and have been delighted to see Misty and Lulu both have! So visit the page and see what is new...the theater operated in Branson 1981 to 1983.

SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: blast from the past
« on: October 23, 2017, 11:35:51 AM »
Great picture...I remember taking part in those ceremonies during my time in the attractions department in the early 1980s.

SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Visit the SDCFans FB page!
« on: October 23, 2017, 11:33:23 AM »
Thanks for the above comments, as far as I am concerned, if Shave gives you a green light...please go on and do your thing. I have posted over 30 photos in the last few days, but the FB page needs more than my old time old school photos, it needs your posts as well...contemporary SDC...
what is going on now. I have promoted this page and the SDCFans FB page on the other  FB pages I contribute to, in order to send new folks to explore here, and become new page has over 31,000 members, it is the I LOVE THE OZARKS page. Please do your part to help out, too.

Announcements / Re: Site Updates
« on: October 18, 2017, 09:39:03 AM »
Hello to all the SDCFans...this is Junior, Too...our site director/administrator has allowed me to post away on The SDCFans FB site, so be looking for many old pictures and memories. I have also promoted the FB page on several other pages I contribute to. Hopefully it will draw new people here. Your input is needed, post on the FB page, too...PLEASE. Thanks and God bless!

SDC Memories/ Park History / Visit the SDCFans FB page!
« on: October 18, 2017, 09:34:29 AM »
Hello, all! I want to encourage you to visit the SDCFans FB page. Our amazing site director has given me a green light to post away there, with photos, memories, and so on. PLEASE contribute as well regarding all things past, present and future for SDC. Your participation is key to keeping this and the FB site in a constant state of progress. God bless!  -JUNIOR, TOO

Branson Talk / Re: Hee Haw Theater
« on: August 30, 2017, 11:50:22 AM »
Since last posting here, several people connected to Hee Haw Theater have passed on. TV show cast members Jim and Jon Hager, Gordy Tapp, and sadly, the theater manager, Tom Lutz, who had a 15 year career in showbiz as an actor on Gunsmoke and Bonanza, a writer for comedy greats Jonathan Winters, Bob Hope, the Smothers Brothers, and a cue card guy and writer on Hee Haw, died. Tom was my boss at the theater for 3 years, and a great guy and an influence in my younger days.After the Hee Haw Theater went bust in October of 83, Tom left showbiz and partnered with some friends and had ownership in a BBQ joint in Fayetteville, AR, he later built or remodeled houses, and drilled oil wells in western Kansas. His marriage fell apart when the Branson theater failed, but he later remarried a nice gal who was at his side when he died at a hospice in Fayetteville early this spring.cannot say enough nice things about him. He started showbiz as a page at the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. He always told great stories back then about his showbiz experiences, like writing with Jack Burns, a comedy legend, working on Bonanza as a supporting actor, and, funny behind the scenes stories about working on the Hee Haw set. Anyway, God rest his soul, condolences to his family and friends.

SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Silver Dollar City Merchandise
« on: August 16, 2017, 08:33:50 PM »
I think the Sounds of SDC  album was made in 80 or 81. I know I was there on the town square when some of it was recorded...and I know most of the people who performed on it. Fun times!

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 16, 2017, 12:58:10 PM »
OK, it is an exciting promises a lot. I want to see it. I want to go to the park and watch people ride it. My one concern is the $26 million price tag...more than double the price of Outlaw Run...whew, hard for an old goat like me to imagine that much money spent on one attraction. But I give the park a big thumbs up and say, Godspeed, SDC! FITH was built for about $1 million in 1973. The diving bell, state of the art for it's day, cost $1.2 million. Convert the 1977 dollars to 2017 levels, my guess that is well below $26 million.OK, I admit,  I have a smile on my face, and I am playing devil's advocate regarding the bucks. It will be a great coaster, I know! Can't wait to see the line for it opening day, lol!!!

Branson Talk / Re: Tabuchi Theater
« on: August 12, 2017, 04:05:40 PM »
Apparently the smoke damage was the bigget part of it. That could mean a full interior remodel.

Construction/Rumors / Re: Future SDC Development Speculation (Long-term)
« on: August 12, 2017, 04:03:30 PM »
Too bad they cannot come up with funds to build a three or four deck parking garage on the main lot...which in my daze working there it was called "C" lot. It is the area from the bus/tram loading area on the upper lot going toward the Hospitality House. If they remodel the front area at the turnstyles, I hope they keep the waterclock.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 99 year lease
« on: August 12, 2017, 03:57:21 PM »
When the Lynch sisters passed, everything they had passed to a church in Branson and the College of the Ozarks.. I swore that the company offered to purchase the property in the 90s, but others here disagreed with me. I don't know the current status. All the power brokers in town know that SDC is a good thing, and I cannot imagine the stake holders would do anything to change what is in place. Why would anyone want to screw things up? However, in every situation there is always at least one guy who wants to throw the monkey wrench in the works. I pray when the issue comes up, cool heads will prevail, and things will continue. Since Hershend development surrounds it all, someone might have to pay the family company to access the island with the cave under it, lol!

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