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I'm hoping to make it out next Thursday to get a look at the construction and other new things around the park.  It'll be the only day I might have a chance.  But curious as to who else is planning on making their way out to the park next week?

Random Talk / How did everyone fare through the storms last night?
« on: December 01, 2018, 10:09:56 AM »
Quite a lot of "fun" with that storm front that rolled through last night.  We were awake and in the bathtub at 1am taking shelter, but our little pocket of the Ozarks came through it looks like without a scratch.
I noticed that Branson town tree is flat, and the sign by WalMart/ Best Buy north of town is down.  The town where my wife teaches, Aurora, took a hit, with damage and a fatality at the hotel there.  Roads between us and them are closed because of damage, downed trees, and power lines on the road.

Other Parks / Wonders of Wildlife has 1.6 millions visitors in first year
« on: September 22, 2018, 04:05:56 PM »
Talk about a milestone in their first year, WoW had over 1.5 million visitors in their first year!  WoW is right!  they already have an expansion planned.

You can see the article at

I know there was some discussion earlier on a different thread that Branson visitors aren't aware that WoW exists, but that's a lot of people visiting for something that's supposedly unknown outside of Springfield.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / New video about the SDC train
« on: August 23, 2018, 02:38:42 PM »
I haven't posted to many links recently to my videos (Really don't want to spam the forums with links all over the place.  hehe)  But the one that I posted today I thought might be of special interest.  It talks about a couple of the mechanical breakdowns we had on the train, what happened, and how we dealt with them and other issues.  it's also got lots of photos and a few video clips as well.  You can check it out at:

I'd also love your feedback on this and others, positive and negative.  :-)  Let me know what you think.

They're looking for 2 minute videos highlighting teachers in Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma talking about the impact they are having.  Going to pick out 10 of them to receive $1000 for their classroom.  You can see more at:

Other Parks / Worlds of Fun Village- any discounts?
« on: February 02, 2017, 04:26:51 PM »
We're looking at booking 2 or 3 nights at World's of Fun Village (one of the cabins) probably at the end of June.  I was wondering if anyone has stayed at them?  What did you think? And does anyone know of any discounts that are available with booking them?

it will be me, my wife, our 2 college age kids, and our 12 year old niece.  We're looking at the cabin that has the loft, thinking that will be the most comfortable for us.

Thanks in advance.

If this is in the wrong place, or inappropriate, then mods please don't hesitate to move or delete it.

One of the things I've been doing over the summer has been a series of videos telling stories about my time working at theme parks- 3 years at SDC along with working at Walt Disney World and Busch Gardens Tampa as well.  My most recent video is focused more on SDC, and I thought that some here might enjoy it.  I call it "10 things to give a train robber" and it talks about some of the good things to give a robber that can make the stop more fun.  You can find it at

I'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback.  There are a couple of other videos talking specifically about my time at SDC as well among the others I've made.

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