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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: Today at 01:46:51 PM »
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2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 1
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 2
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona International Motor Speedway
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Motorsports Hall of Fame
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Orlando
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Coca-Cola Orlando Eye
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Gatorland
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Boggy Creek Airboat
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Kissimmee
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Old Town USA

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder
20 - Kansas City Zoo
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN!
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip
2 - The Lumberjack
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise
2 - Wild Woody
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel
2 - Track 3
2 - Track 4
2 - Track 5
2 - Kids Kountry
13 - Kenny's Funland
15 - America's Fun Park Grand Opening
15 - America's Fun Park
20 - Silver Dollar City - Star-Spangled Summer Festival
20 - The Runaway

JULY
2 - Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline
2 - Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon
4 - Southern Fun Carnival
5 - Dutchman's Deck Adventure Course at MOA
5 - Nickelodeon Universe at MOA
5 - Mall of America
6 - Valleyfair!
6 - Soak City Valleyfair
13 - Six Flag St. Louis - Mardi Gras
19 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - TYPHOON TWISTER NOW OPEN!
22 - Hurricane Harbor Chicago
23 - Six Flags Great America
24 - Michigan's Adventure
24 - Wildwater Adventure
25 - Cedar Point
26 - Cedar Point Shores
27 - Kings Island


TYPHOON TWISTER NOW OPEN AT HURRICANE HARBOR ST. LOUIS
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/typhoon-twister-now-open-hhstl.html



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Branson Talk / Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« on: Today at 12:08:20 PM »
I have ridden the Ducks often, and I will again, Lord willing.  Have we shut down the airlines when a plane crashes?  Put an end to bus lines when a bus crashes?  Shall we close down all thrill rides because of accidents on some?

This is a tragedy, but any loss of life in such circumstances is.  Friends, LIFE is neither safe nor secure.  But this is not an example of irrational behavior or fundamentally dangerous vehicles.  This is like a bus being blown off the road in a tornado.  It is most emphatically not a reason to bring to an end an otherwise wholesome and enjoyable experience.

Normally I would agree but the Ducks as a whole have had some serious accidents in the recent past that have made national headlines.  While I agree this was a freak accident the negative press and sure to be coming lawsuits might prove too big of a liability for Ripley’s to even want to continue the program.  We’ll find out in due time but I personally do not see Ride the Ducks returning

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Branson Talk / Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« on: Today at 09:15:38 AM »
14 confirmed survivors of which 7 were injured. 
13 confirmed deaths (ranging in age from 1 to 70)
4 still unaccounted for

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Branson Talk / Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« on: Today at 09:09:15 AM »
Death toll is up to 13 now.  :'(

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Branson Talk / Re: Duck swamped by waves at Tablerock...
« on: July 19, 2018, 11:02:47 PM »
Now at 10 dead.  7 still in critical condition.  Several still missing.  They unfortunately expect the casualties number to continue to rise through the evening as the search moves from a rescue mission to a recovery mission

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Branson Talk / Re: Duck swamped by waves at Tablerock...
« on: July 19, 2018, 10:41:33 PM »
8 confirmed dead, 7 in critical condition as of 10:30pm

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Branson Talk / Re: Duck swamped by waves at Tablerock...
« on: July 19, 2018, 10:18:24 PM »
let this be the end of the Ducks, please.

Your comment is out of line.  Nothing like grandstanding on a tragedy.  Have some class

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Branson Talk / Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« on: July 19, 2018, 10:15:21 PM »
6 confirmed casualties as of now.   :'(

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I think a good place for the SDC resort would be where the employee parking lot is near TNT.  It could be incorporated intk an all new entrance area.  The offices housed above the ticket booths and OMP could be built into a subterrain level of the new resort along with a parking garage for resort guests and those employees

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: July 17, 2018, 08:29:42 PM »
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 1
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 2
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona International Motor Speedway
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Motorsports Hall of Fame
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Orlando
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Coca-Cola Orlando Eye
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Gatorland
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Boggy Creek Airboat
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Kissimmee
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Old Town USA

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder
20 - Kansas City Zoo
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN!
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip
2 - The Lumberjack
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise
2 - Wild Woody
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel
2 - Track 3
2 - Track 4
2 - Track 5
2 - Kids Kountry
13 - Kenny's Funland
15 - America's Fun Park Grand Opening
15 - America's Fun Park
20 - Silver Dollar City - Star-Spangled Summer Festival
20 - The Runaway

JULY
2 - Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline
2 - Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon
4 - Southern Fun Carnival
5 - Dutchman's Deck Adventure Course at MOA
5 - Nickelodeon Universe at MOA
5 - Mall of America
6 - Valleyfair!
6 - Soak City Valleyfair
13 - Six Flag St. Louis - Mardi Gras
21 - Harlem Globetrotters at Worlds of Fun
24 - Kings Island
26 - Cedar Point
27 - Hurricane Harbor Chicago
28 - Six Flags Great America


MARDI GRAS FESTIVAL at SIX FLAGS ST. LOUIS
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mardi-gras-festival-sfstl.html



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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: July 17, 2018, 07:04:34 PM »
If growing up with the park and being able to notice even the minute changes makes me a fanboy ... well I’ve been called a lot worse by you.  Can I at least be a fan man?  Probably too old to be a “boy”

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: July 16, 2018, 11:32:39 PM »
:o

Let the record show that sir wallow went LAST year and recorded video which definitely means he would know about how the park looks THIS year.

Pssst: they have a new landscaping team.  There are new topiaries, a new floral clock and they have their own greenhouse to grow flowers and exotic plants.  But you go right ahead and you be you like normal

Also, because you think it’s cool NOT to read AND comprehend the comment about AC was referring to the operator booths. You said you wanted look at things from an employee perspective (you know the sly backhanded comment you tried to make) yeah that’s what the AC comment was about. 

Again you be you.  We all see through your crap.  I’ll give you that every so often you’ll have a great post that offers some decent insight that we do appreciate.  Unfortunately they’re about as rare as unicorns and most of the time we are given bile and a real undeserved aurora of self importance that I just don’t get the justification of why you think you’ve earned it.  Now when it comes to the SDC trains, yes you are an expert.  When it comes to WOF, boy - sit down

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: July 16, 2018, 09:17:10 PM »
The only stations I can think of that are not covered are Detonator, Fury of the Nile and Le Taxi Tour.  All of the other rides have a covered control booth and most have AC.  Almost all of the queues are covered or have some form of shade covering (trees or canopy).  Quite a few have fans.  Eh.  I guess if you need something to complain about you’ll scrutinize until you find it. 

One things for certain, it’s a beautiful park and nowhere near SFA level.  In fact landscaping this season might even be better than SDC

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: July 16, 2018, 08:46:58 PM »
I guess I must be going to a different WOF than you guys because I cannot think of these barren open places you speak of.  Spinning Dragons and? I’m not sure how well traveled you two are but WOF is much more forested than most parks

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: July 14, 2018, 12:36:47 PM »
@ Swoosh,  Busy year for you so far..    When did they add the outside seating on Parakeet Pete's Balloon.?    They have not always been on there? Correct?

I think within the last year.  No, they’ve not always been there. 

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