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Branson Talk / Re: The Branson Coaster Addition?
« on: March 09, 2019, 06:17:10 PM »
Spinning swing... Could it be some kind of Frisbee?

Branson Talk / Re: Headed to Branson..
« on: February 25, 2019, 11:29:27 AM »
Glad to hear Stampede has become a bit more historically correct. It was so weird last time I went watching them present a fantasy version of Native Americans and not once mentioning what our ancestors did to them. This new version sounds like a good step in the right direction.

Branson Talk / Re: Headed to Branson..
« on: February 22, 2019, 05:22:31 AM »
The best thing about Stampede is the food. It is AMAZING.

Random Talk / Re: Winter 2018-2019, what to do?
« on: February 18, 2019, 12:07:09 PM »
I've had absolutely nothing to do besides surf the internet. Thankfully, con season is starting up, so I'm gonna be in Birmingham, AL, this coming weekend for Kami-Con. I am so happy I've been able to help my friend run his manga library, 'cause I've gotten to go places I've never been. I went to Wisconsin for the first time last year, as well as Dollywood/TN/North & South Carolina.

SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Important: Flickr Update
« on: February 09, 2019, 10:28:49 AM »
So, I just learned that Flickr listened to a lot of members' complaints and have moved the deadline to March 12 so they have more time to get their photos saved, etc.

SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Important: Flickr Update
« on: February 05, 2019, 10:29:25 AM »
Yeah. I did download the old photos to my own PC, but only for my own personal collection of photos. It wouldn't be right for me to re-upload them elsewhere. Which is why I made this thread 'cause I haven't seen much activity from the board members whose Flickr accounts those are; I was hoping maybe they'd see this and know that we very much appreciate their sharing of photos.

I think right now, though, for us posting pics that we took, the SDCFans Facebook page is probably the best place to share them.

SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Important: Flickr Update
« on: January 31, 2019, 02:41:43 PM »
So, I think I managed to at least get any slides/old photos and maps/etc saved to my pc.

I understand Flickr's reasoning for making a photo limit - giving every free account 1tb of storage was definitely biting off more than they could chew. I can see why Flickr's new team is changing the free accounts' storage rules.

Since they're owned by Smugmug now, I think they really want to take Flickr back to its original intent: share the art of photography. Because of the way Yahoo ran Flickr, there are now thousands upon thousands of random pictures on Flickr that wouldn't be categorized as "artistic photography" (aka photos taken with some thought put behind them). I've also come across, without trying, some very... strange accounts with some pretty nsfw content...

SDC Memories/ Park History / Important: Flickr Update
« on: January 30, 2019, 07:18:42 PM »
Flickr has updated their storage policies, and on February 5th, they're gonna start deleting photos off free accounts if they have more than 1,000 photos, starting with the oldest.

Two of our members have an excellent stash of photos of the park as well as historical items (old maps, etc)... but they don't have Pro accounts.

I know tinmann still comes around here sometimes, but I haven't seen Beta Mike around in a while. I'm not sure which SDCFans member is the one with the "rubedugans" Flickr account, but that, too, is over the 1k photo limit and not upgraded to Pro.

Those three Flickr accounts have SO much SDC history in them. I sadly have literally zero money, so I can't gift a Pro account to any of them. But if anyone else wishes to do so, that'd be cool. If they don't turn Pro by Feb 5th, photos will start getting deleted. So just in case, I'm trying my best to save at least any photos that are pre-2000, particularly vintage and any maps/brochures. I know Beta Mike has dl'ing turned off on his Flickr, but I know how to get around that; I promise, though, I'm only backing these up to my own personal photo stash.

Anyway... I'd hate to see any of the old stuff disappear, hence why I've been spending HOURS a day (I have literally nothing else to do with my life right now) saving photos to my computer so that at least *someone* has them for posterity.

Here are the three accounts that are not Pro that have more than 1k photos, so their oldest will start getting deleted on Feb 5th:

Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
« on: January 29, 2019, 09:52:36 AM »
Yeah, I understand their reasoning. Thankfully, I've got four niblings under age 12, so I should be able to go at some point. I really wanna see the Mini-Land most of all. Someday I wanna be able to go to an actual Legoland, too.

Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
« on: January 28, 2019, 01:53:43 PM »
What was the comment about the "silly" rules?

You have to have a kid with you to get entry into Lego Discovery Center; they have adult-only nights once or twice a month where that rule is suspended, but for the most part, if you're an adult, you gotta have a kid with you to go there.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 25, 2019, 07:24:12 PM »
Yeah, that's definitely one thing where Dollywood has the space for their Christmas Tree crowds - the Plaza at Wilderness Pass was perfect for their big tree show. I watched a video of the opening night of Glacier Ridge, and my goodness, you can fit a LOT of people into that space. I mean, sure, there aren't any trees in that area, which definitely helps, but when you want to have a showpiece like that that will draw a huge crowd, having a nice open space is the ticket. Unless SDC builds an open plaza somewhere, their only choice for keeping the tree where it is is to start taking out planters/trees/etc. Main Street just really isn't a great spot for crowds like that.

Shoot, if the teacup ride wasn't abutting the little plaza/gazebo area in Grand Exposition, that'd be an excellent candidate for a new, open space for the tree. And they would be able to do what DW did and have a really cool giant tree made of pumpkins for LumiNights.

Okay, I'm done rambling. It's just that now that I've actually been to DW, I can't stop making comparisons and trying to see how we can improve SDC based on DW and vice versa.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 20, 2019, 06:21:20 PM »
Iím visualizing a combo of Fire Chaser Express, FITH and Verbolten for the new FITH

YES PLEASE. I finally got to go to DW on Halloween last year and rode Firechaser twice.... IT IS SO FUN! I would be VERY happy to have a version of that themed for a new FITH

Random Talk / Re: Snowpocalypse 2019
« on: January 13, 2019, 08:52:09 AM »
We've got a total of about 20" here in Wellsville.

Random Talk / Re: Snowpocalypse 2019
« on: January 12, 2019, 10:12:43 AM »
10:15am in Wellsville - at least a foot, possibly closer to foot and a half. My stepdad hasn't measured in a few hours.

Columbia stations are calling for at least 5" or more by the end of it all for where I am.

Random Talk / Re: Snowpocalypse 2019
« on: January 11, 2019, 07:00:45 PM »

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