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White Water Discussion / Re: White Water Development
« on: July 21, 2018, 03:43:42 PM »
I'm guessing White Water has been a cash cow for the HFE....it makes plenty of money without having to keep up with the Jones around the country.  Water parks are not destination attractions beyond the local area.  Since it is tied with SDC....WW will probably always have the advantage over other parks for getting the extra water park money from tourists.....I'm guessing Branson could support 4-5 indoor water parks (in hotels) and 2 major outdoor parks.  I thinking the next generations of Branson visitors are going to prefer water parks over lake days.

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Branson Talk / Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« on: July 21, 2018, 02:55:00 PM »
An NWA weather guy posted about the weather timeline.....showing that they severe weather warnings for the area was released 30 minutes before the accident:(

A family of 4 from Arkansas lost 2 members.  The Mom didn't go....sister made it but the Dad and brother didn't.  Just heartbreaking :'(

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Branson Talk / Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« on: July 20, 2018, 02:06:46 PM »
Thoughts and prayers with Branson today :(

I wonder if HFE sold this attraction because they where worried about the liability of an accident like this.  I'm not saying anyone predicted this....but it wouldn't surprise me if they dropped it to prevent the company from getting in trouble because of something like this. 

Big respect to the Ripley's CEO for speaking with the media today.  He could have just sent out a press release but he went on live and you could hear how shook up he was.  Took on the hard questions and was very honest in his answers.  Even agreed that the driver should not have took it into the lake. 

Horrific thinking about how quickly that could happen.  All of us locals probably understand that the sky can be blue one minute and be horrific crazy just a few minutes later with one of these fast moving midwest storms.  I'll be patiently waiting for the investigation/timeline of how they got themselves in that situation.  It's pretty easy to judge them right now that they should have seen the storm coming.

I can't image Ripley's reopening the tour....if it survives....would be with new owners and a bunch of safety minded changes.  Good luck with the marketing campaign if it does reopen.

I have a friend camping at an RV park offshore....they had a tree go down next to there RV.  Gave them a big scare and they talked about the storm coming from out of the blue.


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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: VIP Tour
« on: June 20, 2018, 01:24:49 PM »
Shoot, pay me $20 and I'll give you a schedule of how to go about seeing all of the shows and getting on all the rides. ;)

Can you skip lines and guarantee best show seats without having to wait?

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Random Talk / Re: What's going on in NWA, 2018
« on: June 13, 2018, 09:37:23 PM »
The bike community in NWA is exploding.....and not by accident.  Read an article recently about a Walton grandkid who is an avid cyclist and has always loved to ride around here.....the family has been helping with funding to build out all the trails around the area.  Bentonville has and/or is becoming a "bike resort" town.....like a "ski resort".  Cyclist from around the country are coming to ride the trails.  We'll probably keep getting events like that.

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: June 13, 2018, 09:12:47 PM »
Kenny's Funland report is great....lol

That motorcycle jumper ride is probably the same one I rode at our local county fair back in the early 90s....lol

I wouldn't trust the swinger ride....lol

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: June 08, 2018, 03:38:34 PM »
Just booked trip for Vegas for the end of the month.  Allegant deal...staying at Venetian.  Have a food tour booked downtown, a couple of shows, and hoping to ride a ride or two on the strip.

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: June 08, 2018, 03:27:24 PM »
Wild Woody is by far the best imo....

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: June 08, 2018, 03:26:31 PM »
Roark Mountain Roasters
Tanney Tea Imports

Names?

Ozark Dark Moonshine   "The hardest drink served at SDC"

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Random Talk / Re: What's going on in NWA, 2018
« on: June 06, 2018, 09:14:52 PM »
Topgolf will be near the Walmart AMP. I read that another D&B will be in F'ville.

The area is reaching the point where one location doesn't cut it in most cases. Here, it's completely missing the college demo for the most part.  The  housing development in Uptown Fayetteville really skews to the 20 somethings. Look at the business JJ's micro brew  and beer garden is doing with it's assortment of things to do. If retail was in such a funk they'd be twins of everything.

Yeap...I'm in Benton county....hardly ever need to go to Washington anymore.   Naturals games and Razorback sports are about the only reason I go.  Seem like most of the franchises that are setting up new locations are doing them in pairs now.

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Random Talk / Re: What's going on in NWA, 2018
« on: June 04, 2018, 02:26:44 PM »
Forgot to mention on an entertainment related note NWA as of Feb 2018 has their own Dave N Busters now. Its in the Pinnacle Hills Promenade where the old food court used to me. I am a game tech there and helped with setting up the facility, so feel free to come say hi. lol

Note if you have been to one before this one is actually half the size of most other DnB's due to them repurposing an existing building.

Been aiming to go, just haven't made it up I-49 yet. Yep, they took the former food Court at Pinnacle Hills which never once had full occupancy and convertEd it.

I was shocked Malco dodn't add an Imax screen there when they put them in at Razorback and Town Center.. malco has their own FEC concept with Bowling.

Malco should build that next to the Razorback in Fayetteville muy pronto.

BTW, TopGolf is supposed to announce across the interchange from there today.

Duluth Trading is supposed to be getting real close to announcing a Rogers store

Where is TopGolf going?  Fayetteville or Rogers?

I took the family to D@Bs in LR a few months back and really wasn't impressed.  Food seem extremely expensive....menu was hard to figure out with the tokens they upsell ya.  Maybe I'm just getting too old now but it still feels like a Chuck E Cheeses without a ballpit.  We live in a world where you can download a lot of those arcade games to your phone.  I get some are unique and the multi-player games are great for a night out....but I'm not a big fan.  I'll probably end up visiting the Rogers one at some point.....I'm surprised I haven't had a work event or other group outing there yet....hopefully it's better than the other one I've been to.

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: June 04, 2018, 02:09:20 PM »
Great Updates Swoosh....you just sold me on checking Bigfoot out.

I just booked a kidless trip to Vegas in a couple weeks!!!  Go visit he desert in the middle of the summer...lol  Got a food tour I'm eyeing, wife wants to see a couple of shows, and we'll probably stay inside as much as possible.  I'm staying between Circus Circus and New York New York....so maybe try to get a coaster in. 

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: June 03, 2018, 05:28:31 PM »
http://www.ky3.com/content/news/Silver-Dollar-City-explains-causes-of-maintenance-delays-on-Time-Traveler-483994491.html

Warning....It's a hard story to sit through....(99% of local TV reporting is hard for me to watch)....but at least they got an official park employee to explain and didn't just use online reviews for the whole report.

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: May 30, 2018, 04:40:08 PM »
Love the TR.  Just had to comment on:
Current stadium is really impressive but lines for concussions where horrible....

They were lining up for concussions???  Who smacked their head on a wall and came up with that idea?  They must have had brain damage or something...

Or maybe they were from Texas.  (sorry, had to get the Texas joke in there.  it's a joke.  really!)  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Whoops...lol

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: May 29, 2018, 08:40:51 AM »
Shows how old I am....doesn't seem that long ago that the park was considered 'new'.  Just looked it all up...looks like the old park has an interesting plans to be reused as a amphitheater.  Not sure why they couldn't just put a dome on it.....but I guess they can spend there money how they want.  Though I did pay my fair share of hotel taxes last week - yikes.

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