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Looks like a fun ride....too bad no kids know who Oscar is anymore.

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Random Talk / Re: Tell Me Something Good!
« on: September 17, 2017, 06:32:18 PM »
Six Flags and U2 in StL. Tommorrow. All 4 of us.
Row A Club seats. The idiots in the streets will not stop me.

Wow....guess the idiots won :(

The world is going stupid

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Random Talk / Re: Airports!
« on: September 16, 2017, 10:50:42 AM »
I'd argue that NWA has been stealing concerts from the SW Mizz and Little Rock markets more than Tulsa market.  The AMP has been getting some pretty amazing bookings the past few years.

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Random Talk / Re: What's going on in NWA, Fall 17
« on: September 16, 2017, 09:49:33 AM »
idk if it will impact the current stores. 

The current HO auditorium wouldn't be a very good movie theatre....imo....my uninformed guess would be that that whole build would be probably just get leveled and redeveloped.  They have been using the new auditorium over at the Tech Center (and co-broadcasting from/to other locations) for the morning meetings for a few years now.  The 3 story building closest to Walton is an old reinforced (bunker like) data center that isn't used as that but still holds a operations center (and regular offices).  It will be interesting to see if they leave that.

I'm hearing a new fitness center will be the first thing replaced.  The already just finished moving one of the oldest DCs across town from that property.  They still have two other DCs and 5-6 medium to large office complex in that area.  It will be interesting to see how the transition everything around to make it happen.  No doubt when it's completed....those that couple of miles of property could be the most densely populated in the state most weekdays.

Also...as one of the leaders put it.  They are proud that then didn't play the shake down game with every state/city in the country (unlike what a competitor is currently doing)



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Random Talk / Re: What's going on in NWA, Fall 17
« on: September 15, 2017, 01:44:30 PM »
5-7 years to complete.  Its right off of the new exit being built off i49.  They have been quietly buying up that land for years (namely the houses).  Of course they already owned most if it and it's right beside the Tech campus that already exists.  It's both much needed and a little bit of a strange move if you understand how un-walmart this actually is.  The company is historically been proud that its HQ is basically ran out of an old distribution center and re-purposed stores.  Already have thousands of people working in that area so is going to be a real mess during this time to actually build it all.  I know some of the operations in the area have already been moved.

Already a lot of rumors about what will happen to the current offices.


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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 15, 2017, 09:24:33 AM »
I think the observation tower would be awesome.....It would be easy to theme it as a fire watch tower like the multiple ones they actually have around here.  I'd try to put it at the end of the cave tour.....build it by the tour exit.   How cool would that be to do the underground tour and finish it off with a couple of rides up to get a few hundred foot view the ozarks?  It could be a new icon for the park.

The negatives.....not sure if it would actually bring in my ROI.  After all their are already observations towers around the area.....which means it's also not really that unique of an attraction.

Could also go full Six Flags with a tower too and build with a drop tower or zipline deal.  I'd love a bigger SS tower with a view....or drop tower with a view....but wouldn't what to combine them.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 13, 2017, 02:39:12 PM »
Awesome pics

Thought as I was viewing them.....has the park every had any issues with wildlife around the rides?  I'd assume the fencing would keep out the larger creatures (deer, humans).  But Id hate to think about what might happen to a random squirrel.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: Ride Survey 09.11.17
« on: September 13, 2017, 09:49:12 AM »
'Revolve' would be a great word to use compared to spin.  Even using 'controled spin' sounds like too much.  People will get those fidget spinner in their mind....or see it as a tea cup rides on rails.  A big feature of it is that fact you can have different ride experiences each time.  Have to figure out how to show that with out scaring people with the spin.

For the record....Even though I'm undecided on getting passes for next year still.....I hope it is a smash hit for SDC....and I'm sure the marketing team will do this well. 

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Construction/Rumors / Re: Ride Survey 09.11.17
« on: September 12, 2017, 09:24:24 AM »
I'd be worried if I was them too.

They built an attraction the the most of the general public probably doesn't want to try.  Even a good portion of the thrill seeking crowd is unsure about this.  I'd keep the focus on it being new and try to sell the theme/story.  Probably stay away from the spin and any of the "Worlds Only/Biggest" stuff on this one.  Let the thrill seekers find that out through the ride fandom communities.

Good luck.

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Other Parks / Re: Worlds of Fun Developments.
« on: September 11, 2017, 06:57:33 PM »
Thats right....I do remember them taking that out for the Ripcord now:(  I remember being mesmerized by the ripcord when it was first put in.....but I was too chicken and cheap to try.

I'm guessing the RC boats are gone too?  Another flashback memory.

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Other Parks / Re: Worlds of Fun Developments.
« on: September 11, 2017, 02:54:15 PM »
Random thought and question....

Does WoF still have the riverboats?

WoF was my 'home park' growing up and randomly thought about them the other day.  Always thought they where really neat when I was little.  They where probably a lot bigger in my childs mind then in real life too.  I haven't been in 5-6 years and don't recall seeing them last time.  Figured they got old and CF didn't want to maintain them.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 11, 2017, 02:49:19 PM »
Those restrooms need some love....they aren't terrible but they need updated/expanded because they get slammed in the mornings and are one of the first 'attractions' on peoples to do list (especial those who have a few hours drive).  Wouldn't hurt to expand and modernize a place that is very 'first impression' sensitive.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 11, 2017, 09:52:55 AM »


So you're saying they can't build another storage area over at the new site? :o ???
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That would be great.  I thought the sinkhole was right behind that shack?  I can quite picture how that shack is positioned currently.  I would have guessed they wouldn't have enough room.  I would have guessed a new building by the current bathrooms in the ticket building would be the best place for adding a new shooter place.  I think there a parking lot behind it that just could be used.


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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 10, 2017, 01:23:09 AM »
My idea is to.
1. Take out big logo
2. Reconfigure ticketing area to be booths and customer service (will exit back into plaza and won't be allowed to exit bay bathrooms anymore)
3. Turnstiles will be where big logo was located
4. Rentals / Trailblazer will be moved to old customer service
5. Old turnstiles, rental building, trailblazer/sbb buildings removed
6. Build additional pathway around other side of sink hole
7. Reconfigure cave set-up so Entrance and Exit are in same area.  Make that part of HH cave gift shop and waiting area.  Make entrance be off square. 
8. Remove the rest of HH that's not used for new Cave entrance
9. Make new entry arch to segue from newly reconfigured pathways around sinkhole to the city
10. Perhaps add a new "newspaper" building down in new entrance plaza with newsboys handing out maps (newspapers) and answering general park questions.

The current rental area is a huge bottleneck....but I cant picture them moving it.  They have a huge storage area for the strollers/carts right behind the booth.  They can't move that into the little customer service shack.  A two secordary path though for people to take to avoid that would be great.

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Other Parks / Re: Wonders of Wildlife opens Sept 22nd....
« on: September 08, 2017, 06:35:18 PM »
In other news.......Hell froze over

We must be getting close.  The West is on fire...Texas is underwater....Mexico is shaking....Urma is about to sweep FL into the ocean and Jose is still coming too.


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