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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 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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ???

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.

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.

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.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 06, 2017, 08:46:24 AM »
When do we start talking about 2020 speculation?  I assume 2019 will  be an "off year" as far as new rides.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 28, 2017, 03:34:26 PM »
I just got off TNT. Time Traveler's track seems WAY too close to TNT's, like you can reach out and touch it. I don't like it... Is TNT safe, or did I miss something?

Even if they are keeping TNT (I'm praying very hard that they do), I hate how close the two rides are. I like how everything else in the park is separated by trees and all you see are trees. I don't like the Six Flags feeling I was getting where all the rides are crammed together.

TnT is not going anywhere.  I'm sure there is plenty of space to keep both rides for safey.  Designer often intentionally place rides close together in a way that causes you senses to see danger that isn't there.  Like supports or tunnels that look like they aren't tall enough for clearance.....but they are just optical illusions for riders.

I have seen anyone talk about if it is design specifically for that yet.   But TnT is not going away and I'm sure they will make sure passengers are save on both rides.

Isn't memory a wonderful and fickle thing?  I appreciate everyone romanticizing how great GG was.  Problem is that most of these memories are not true.  GG was old, broken down and limping along in its final years.  Most of the effects and all those wonderful things being mentioned were broken or long gone.  FL is a newer and much more coehesive replacement for GG.  All of those pluses you are mentioning can be accomplished with this newer model.  Those water firing targets were a hold out from a previous attraction and were not new to GG.  Newer models can be found at RB if you want.

Agree....the place was falling apart and was starting to be a terrible eyesore.  1/2 of the water cannons where broke 1/2 the foam cannons where broke and pretty much none of the water targets worked it's final year. 

The fountains where awesome but even they looked old and didn't always consistently work.  My kids who used to love that area didn't seem to miss it and they all pretty much have at least one ride they love in FL.  Thought is was a pretty good replacement.

That all being said....the GG (non-AC) play structure was a lot better than the new (AC) building.  It was so much more fun to explore then the new firehouse. 

We will probably have a generation who remembers GG fondly like the group on here who often bring up playing on the old Sawyers Landing and treehouse.

Guys that is a bull crap internet story.  If you have been to the stampede they have gotten away from the blue and grey deal.  It is not "taking sides" any longer during the show.  Whitewashed and homogenized the show is not what it started as and this article acts as if this is 1986.   Dollys company saw this coming a while back and started to make the changes.

They have watered down the show....but as of last year....they still do the North/South Blue/Grey contest complete with the competitions and passing the flag as the final contest?

This board had this discussion a year or two ago....we all figured they would be called out to address the 'issue'. 

I personally don't have any issues with the show but I get what is going on.  Fact is the show is ran by a privately owned business so the only thing the public can really do is protest and boycott.  Thankfully the show can't be forced to change by the government.

The saddest part is that if you actually watch the'd see that the main theme is not to promote southern culture or the war....the main theme is very patriotic around the idea the America is a place that we can overcome these issues.  In light of the divisive issues that seem to consume the media these days....the message and experience of Dixie is actually exactly what the country needs.

Of course it also subtly references an influence from God in our country which is another trigger for the leftist. 

We'll see if HFE stands there ground on this one....I'm guessing the show might get watered down a little more.  The slip up of calling it Country Stampede might even be part of that plan....change the name:(

btw...just take all the statues and monuments down....rename all the streets and buildings named for anyone.  They are just idols anyway and I'm sure even person ever immortalized have done something immoral in there life that offend someone....get rid of them all.  That is where this slippery slop is going. 

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