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Agreed !  Don’t fix what ain’t broke.

Sadly the problem is FitH and FM are broke and getting "broker" and they're not fixing them.

One of the guys out there (who posts here sometimes) put a huge amount of time, investment and effort fixing up FM last year, and it was looking great last season, especially at the beginning.  But it almost seems like last offseason and this year the park is refusing to do anything other than basic work to keep them running and ignoring everything else with the rides.  Which is tragic.

Tragic.  will be the day they announce they are replacing the ride with a new attraction.. :'(

Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: August 19, 2018, 07:07:03 AM »
Man!  they get serious about the Fright fest.... :o

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Large structure
« on: August 18, 2018, 07:08:35 PM »
No it was perfect back in the day.  I do not recall getting any more wet that what you would on the river ride or log ride.

It was a great ride,  and dont remember getting soaked..   Loved that ride.!

Random Talk / Re: So You Wanna Build Your Own Rollercoaster?
« on: August 18, 2018, 11:00:07 AM »
nice..    :D

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 12, 2018, 06:22:45 PM »
That will be a shame to loose those events,  Will make quite a void in the festival.... :(

Branson Talk / Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
« on: August 12, 2018, 03:03:38 PM »
Pet policy will remain the same...

I dont expect any changes for a little while, IF any..  I am trying to be optimistic,, ;D

The Lunch room downstairs is typically closed during the week, because of low traffic count... IF the motel is full it would be open... It is "almost" always open on the weekends.... This weekend it was open on sat and sunday as usual.

I did get to meet one of the co-owners today, KD introduced me and and we basiclally covered our "arrangment with him....  LOL, 
A lot of info for the poor guy,
They are still getting their feet on the ground,
AND I am pretty sure he was having trouble understanding English... (if you catch my meaning)..

I will be back Labor Day weekend and will try to talk to him again..

I am not getting real positive vibes from the owners yet, KD is very nervous and apprehensive,  as I said I am trying to remain positive..

I did try to meet with the other motel owner, but her daughter was having a baby this weekend, so I will call her Monday for more details..  And then meet with her Labor day weekend again..

Thats about it.. Town was slow this weekend considering it was supposed to be "Car Show Weekend"....  >:( >:(  Of course it wasnt because it has been rescheduled...

Questions? comment..     Post them..     PM me..

Branson Talk / Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
« on: August 09, 2018, 04:53:38 PM »
In Sept. 11 out Sept .24. Under Robert Hrabak. Hope all goes well.

Talked to KD today,
the buy went through on Wed. as expected the old owners were packed and as soon as they had verification of funds.....They headed to Florida.

KD tells me she is learning new CC machine, and They installed a New Software program for the motel.. Good thing, since they are teaching her the new system, sounds like they will be keeping KD on payroll..

At this point we are not expecting any problems with us retaining our discount rate. I must empasize that when checking in you make sure you identify yourself as SDCFans members., AND you will probably have to tell/remind them of our 40.00 rate.

The new owners dont know us yet, And will only be able to know who we are after multiple visits.

Cheese- KD said no problem, Looking forward to seeing you again.

Again,  we expect not problems/changes..  For the time being..

I will be there this weekend, hopefully more details next week...

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: TNT
« on: August 09, 2018, 04:40:41 PM »
Waits everywhere....except TNT. Sitting here near the exit I’ve heard three “never agains”, two “that’s so rough” and one “that hurt”.  That doesn’t count the adults I’ve heard refusing to ride it. Something is going to have to give.

Well maybe, this being an "off"year..  they work it over a little, new wheels would help..  I dont know, can they go in a massage the track at its seams? to smooth out the "bumps"?

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 09, 2018, 09:28:17 AM »
It's a big hit with the young kids in my family. They did leave an ugly hole that I would love to see filled in with landscaping, but other than that I'd rather they left it alone.

Our son loves the treehouse structure and can spend quite a bit a time there going through it time after time. If anything, an additional treehouse structure with slides could be a good addition. Maybe replace the sand an story area with an additional structure and connect it to the existing one with a bridge over the middle. It's nice to have a place for him to play and spend some energy and not just wait in line for a ride.

Glad to hear your kids enjoy that area, as-is.. 
So oftem we dont hear that story, we hear bad things, or negative feedback or ill-feelings..
I am sure there are many families that like the area, But it just doenst seem to be a big draw for families..

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 07, 2018, 07:28:03 PM »

As for the BBQ part - I would expect a BBQ contest - at least for one day - bring in a few trucks for a day and have both an official contest and a SDC customer contest - They would have to offer samples from each vendor (either with an overall ticket or individual sales).

I assume they might have a hard time finding trucks to give up a weekend of regular sales though.

Where would they park the trucks?...

IF they had a real contest, and the competitors accepted the invitation, there could be 75-100 trucks/booths.. or  easily more.. 
Cant put those in the park for 1 day.?   
Maybe make a 2 day event out of it?   BUT?  same questions. Where would you park the trucks?

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 07, 2018, 08:40:19 AM »
With it being an "off year" I think that now would be the time to move the bug rides over to HDH from GE.  The area where the bug rides are currently in GE can actually be walled off and used on down the road for a future expansion OR they could add a flyer and another flat ride that are relatively cheap.

My thought was something NEW at HDH,
maybe 2 or 3 smaller Kids Rides or attractions of some kind, 
Something that would generate a new found "excitement" in that area.

I just think that area is overlooked by the people...  They head downhill to the Expo, or All the way to FL.   
Need something to get them to stop and spend some time at HDH.   
Maybe the ladybugs, and another existing ride would do that..?

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 06, 2018, 12:02:28 PM »

Half Dollar Holler needs much love and a couple of kiddie rides.

HDH does need something, It just never really took off like the PTB thought it would.
I dont know if a couple of small rides would do it..    BUT if they do something , I hope they encrorach on the bridge anymore than they already did

SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Gaslight Square
« on: August 05, 2018, 02:20:13 PM »
Exactly.  Now that the summer festivals are over the park starts feeling like SDC again.  You’ll start to see the “regular AP holders” start coming back to the park.  For me the Fall Festival is probably one of my favorites because it’s not as much in your face as some of the others.

No Doubt,  the best part of the year is coming....... ;D
Although I do like Spring Break to see the winter changes ;)

Branson Talk / Re: Microbreweries
« on: August 05, 2018, 11:14:22 AM »
Yes, Love Freestate.

Love Freestate....

Branson Talk / Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
« on: August 03, 2018, 06:05:21 PM »
Hopefully our reservation for Sept. will be honored as the same as was in June.

I hope to know more after the weekend of the 10-11-12... 

When are you scheduled? also what is your last name I will try to verify reservations and price.

I will keep everybody posted the best I can.   SDR

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