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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: December 15, 2018, 03:13:37 PM »
My schedule opened up and I am gonna try to make an attempt to get out tomorrow (Sunday) to the city. Even with it being a Sunday I do suspect it will be a madhouse with the nicer weather we have now versus earlier this week when I originally tried to go. Probably a valid assessment right? I will NEVER go on a Saturday. lol

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Yeah Time Traveler is still ranked at #2

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: December 12, 2018, 08:19:42 AM »
^Which begs the question, when does it cross the line for a place like SDC to change and rip out so much that it loses what makes the park special with its fans or the general public? I do get the fact everything has an expiration date and operational/maintenance costs can get to the point its impractical to keep it going but it still seems to be a valid question that I'm sure the public and even the PTB probably ask themselves.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: December 11, 2018, 04:13:27 PM »
I'm holding out hope but yeah more likely than not it will be something modern and generic.
Though if they are trying to copy Infinity Falls as being speculated maybe they can at least call it Ozark Falls or something as a vague nod to the former ride this is replacing. I loved how they did that with Powderkeg with the Buzzsaw Car embedded in the roof.

We will have to keep a close eye on the TESS database. lol

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: December 11, 2018, 10:01:46 AM »
Well with this transformation of the area being underway lets speculate further on how this will be done and laid out. I know its being mentioned to likely have similarities to Infinity Falls. I do hope the legacy of Lost River will be kept and this is more of a "re-imagining" of it. Keep the name and theme but expand on theming the heck out of it. Make the layout larger and keep elements such as the interior "cave" finale and the big first drop off the lift. Maybe shrink the lake size and add a bit of the layout out there too or place the station on the north side of Firemans Landing where Splash Harbor used to be.

Again I was really surprised this happened, I had always expected FITH, AP, or particularly FM to go first. And fair warning with the loss of this (and Waterboggen a few years ago) expect the summer ride lines for American Plunge and River Blast to be atrocious in 2019. lol

Also here is a perspective of the before and after:

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: December 09, 2018, 11:25:09 PM »
Whoa....

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: December 09, 2018, 06:59:27 PM »
Ugh! I knew it. I almost went today.

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Branson Talk / Re: Snow-weather in Branson area..
« on: December 07, 2018, 12:39:51 PM »
Yeah this storm turned out to be a complete joke. But its been the typical scenario for the past 5 years.

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Branson Talk / Re: Snow-weather in Branson area..
« on: December 06, 2018, 11:16:11 AM »
I am a storm chaser for KNWA down in NW Arkansas. Here is some of the Forecast Models as of right now. Without getting too technical, I will also post some from the past couple days to show contrast on how this stuff is hard to forecast. However just because of the pattern from the past few years I am betting this winds up being a dud or we get more ice than anything. (I prefer snow tho)

The bottom two are from this morning versus the snowpocalypse from last night & yesterday afternoon.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: JoDee Herschend
« on: November 27, 2018, 01:10:08 AM »
So sad to hear this. Used to run into her and Pete every now and then while visiting the park and chat with them. Anyone who has met her knows that JoDee was very personable. Met with her and Pete with my Father during the reunion they did for the Founders week a couple years ago as he used to work directly with them back in the late 60's at the park. She was a good friend to him.

RIP

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 24, 2018, 05:51:31 PM »
Im still shocked this took precedence over FITH, AP or most notably FM being demo'd and reworked as previously speculated. Maybe the PTB were afraid of backlash of such iconic classics being touched?  (Well maybe not AP)

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 USA Today Holiday Event Poll
« on: November 21, 2018, 02:11:24 PM »
Voted!

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Branson Talk / Re: Snow Slopes Coming to Branson Area..
« on: November 15, 2018, 08:12:08 PM »
Its too bad the CC lot couldn't be redeveloped for that. That or use the land next to the dug out cliffs on 376.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 15, 2018, 07:58:59 PM »
Yeah I have long suspected that AP will give way to become part of the land used for the next major coaster to go in between PK and WF and bridge together the two dead ends on that side of the park.

EDIT: Of course they could also build a larger flume ride in that general area that extends down into the valley between the aforementioned coasters.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: Fire in the Hole changes coming?
« on: November 12, 2018, 08:22:38 PM »
Best Case scenario would be they copy what was done at Dollywoods version. (Blazing Fury) It was apparently retracked a while back. Only concern is if they retheme it to be more PC friendly as it has already been done with a couple scenes. (gun shooting/hanging scenes)

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