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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 13, 2019, 02:41:54 PM »
I'm excited about the ride, brings an update and I'm sure better capacity, efficiency, etc. to a favorite ride. All these rides that I have seen have been extremely popular (California Adventure, Sea World) and all ages are enjoying them. I like the update of the area too, so this is going to really make this part of the park special.

Shave, I'm also with you - once this gets open, any naysayers will be silenced.

It also makes me excited to see what they have up their sleeves for the coming years.

Jay

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: July 24, 2019, 09:55:24 PM »
Must have been a ridiculously slow news day in Oklahoma for them to report that Silver Bullet was stuck on the brake run. Not on the lift as usual, but the brake run that is like 3-feet off the ground.

Jay

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Other Parks / Re: Troubles for Disneyland and WDW in the news.
« on: July 16, 2019, 09:58:04 PM »
I actually liked DL much better than DW just because it seemed like we could do a lot and not have to stay on property. We went to the park that didn't have the "extra hour" so while the hotel guest were at CA we basically had all the big e-ticket rides complete at DL before noon. Same with CA the next day.

We did pay the $10 extra and used the Disney App to reserve ride times, food, etc. download pictures (we hit every photo spot too had about 50 Disney photos at the end of the day).

DW really caters to their resort guest, where DL seems to allow regular park visitiors to have some cool perks without staying at the property.

Jay

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: July 03, 2019, 10:33:58 AM »
These photos were posted by Ryan Banks on the Facebook group Oklahoma Coaster Club. These are not my photos...

The area these are taken is around the old nightmare building, the train car, picnic pavilions, and winged warrior. There is news of paths now being closed in the park. 

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: June 26, 2019, 05:28:43 PM »
I know this is the Frontier City thread and not the SFOT one...

But on the SFOT flume (the original flume - closest to Titan entrance) their final drop runs-out into a right turn into the station. We had a log full of people and flew down the drop and run-out.  Hitting that right turn hard. It flung me into the side of the log cutting my leg at my knee. It bled quite a bit for a while but I never reported it to the park. Just went to the bathroom, cleaned up and went on my day.

I guess I should have called a news crew.

Jay

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Other Parks / Six Flags Hotels?
« on: June 25, 2019, 10:21:18 AM »
I received a survey from Six Flags asking quite a bit about lodging, where I would stay, why we stayed there, etc. when going on vacation that included a theme park. Then they asked if a "Six Flags" hotel (that was within walking distance to the front gate of the park) would be of interest to me if the cost was $199/night. My answer was no because I could get a much better deal somewhere else.

Then they asked me if I thought $199/night would be a good deal with the following options:
1. Lunch and Dinner included in the park
2. 5 - front of the line passes
3. Front of the line passes for all of the big attractions.

So maybe, Six Flags will be entering the "resort" type market soon?

Jay

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Branson Talk / Re: Any duck boats for sale cheap?
« on: May 28, 2019, 10:38:43 AM »
Since I have been flooded in since Thursday I am thinking I should try to see if I can pickup one of them former ride the duck boats for cheap to use as transportation in and out during flooding

Where are you located? Two of the homes my family lived in through the years are underwater (Webbers Falls and Ft. Gibson). We're in Tulsa not threatened by the flood waters, but have friends and family that are.

Jay

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Other Parks / Re: Schlitterbahn Kansas City not reopening this year
« on: May 09, 2019, 08:01:00 AM »
I drove by a couple months ago and do not recall seeing the slide - I always look for it, so I'm going to say yes it has been removed (but I am getting old and my memory could be failing me).

I don't understand why they didn't just take the slide out but leave the tower, they could have added other slides to that structure. I guess they could have sold the whole slide to some other park in Spain or somewhere....

Jay

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The McKittrick Hotel in NYC is a audience immersive experience that is to be experienced. I'd love to see Branson have more of this kind of entertainment.....and you guys look to be adding some great fun to the area.

https://mckittrickhotel.com/sleep-no-more/

Jay

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: April 21, 2019, 11:58:09 AM »
If Dollywood can operate both FireChaser Express and Blazing Fury.....why can't SDC do the same with a new coaster in FL and a refurbishment of FITH.

The new coaster in FL could have some of the more modern elements we've discussed and then FITH could just be fixed up as is. Of course, that is if FITH is capable of remaining and not too far gone.....

Jay

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: April 10, 2019, 04:18:10 PM »
We still need our B&M Dive Coaster, unless that rumor has now been completely shelved.

Jay

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I enjoyed the video. I watched it knowing that the dialog was lighthearted and fun. Not an actual, factual , cited, documentary of the ride. Keep them coming - they're entertaining.

However, if Swoosh would do a video, I would expect it to be much different - I'd expect it to be spot on, with each detail described and dated.

Two completely different styles and both have a place and audience. This site tends to be your more purist and I'm even shy to share at times because I'm not quite sure if they had already been discussed or not. Like the picture of the warden speaking to the queue line.....that was new to me, but I didn't go last year, so not sure if it was a 2018 or 2019 addition.

I think it's cool that SDC's starting to get some video blogs.....keep them coming!!

Jay

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: April 07, 2019, 10:35:44 AM »
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Saturday, only 12,500??  pretty low number, nice enough day...

Is YCW not a big thing now?  I thought it was a big weekend.

Might be suffering the "Nobody goes any more because it's too crowded" syndrome. There were a ton of warnings of how crowded and how unruly the young crowd is......might be keeping a lot of the "locals" from attending that weekend.

Jay

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: April 01, 2019, 08:59:39 PM »
Swoosh, do those slide parts match part of Infinity Falls? looking at some video's of I.F. the drop (slide) doesn't seem to match those parts....but of course I'm basing that opinion based on what I saw at SDC driving by on 76 and video of Sea World.

Do you think we might have something more than just a regular drop that has been done before?

Jay


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Branson Talk / Re: New Hotel/Motel to stay in?
« on: March 31, 2019, 11:16:15 AM »
Go to google maps to Branson Mo., search hotels and type in your dates and several options will be given. Looks like you can get a Day's Inn for $43 a night and Castle Rock is listed at $53.

https://www.google.com/maps/search/hotels/@36.6478071,-93.2983095,13z/data=!4m6!2m5!5m3!5m2!1s2019-04-05!2i2!6e3

you might also check Airbnb there are whole condos listed for $74 bucks, Surrey Inn is listed on Airbnb for $49.00 night.

https://www.airbnb.com/s/Branson--MO--United-States/homes?adults=2&children=0&checkin=2019-04-05&checkout=2019-04-07&refinement_paths%5B%5D=%2Fhomes&allow_override%5B%5D=&s_tag=qMo7_XfQ

Jay

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