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Dollywood Discussion / Re: Dollywood 2019
« on: August 06, 2018, 06:39:25 PM »
We now know that Herchend is open to vekoma rides going forward. It also seems like the days of two big rides per company is over.

Well I think it's been common knowledge that the next major addition to SDC is coming in 2020.  The real question is what and where.  Whatever SDC does, I am sure they want to continue to make a splash in the industry as they are becoming known as a destination park.

I'm hoping the FLY coaster that vekoma is buidling for Phantasisland is open when we are there next summer. I can easily see this being bat themed and if it is worth a damn a great fit for SDC

If we’re going to do a bat themed coaster, why can’t we just copy AcroBAT and get a flyer?

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Just thinking out loud here...

What would you guys think if SDC were to remove Lost River and put in an upgraded version like Infinity Falls at Sea World Orlando?  That drop with an elevator lift looks like it is going to be something else and I think it would go over great with the SDC park visitors. 

*disclosure* I am not saying Lost River will be removed, I just saw recent photos on Twitter of Infinity Falls and thought that it looks like it will be an amazing ride and then thought how awesome it would be to have a version of it closer to home
It does look cool. It is an Intamin.

I was staring at the water bogging tower yesterday and wished they would .a non looping family coaster there. It would make good superstructure for  faux rock work.

A family inverted would go well there in that lot and could be themed to FL. 

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 06, 2018, 02:25:11 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

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.

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Dollywood Discussion / Re: Dollywood 2019
« on: August 06, 2018, 02:22:22 PM »
We now know that Herchend is open to vekoma rides going forward. It also seems like the days of two big rides per company is over.

Well I think it's been common knowledge that the next major addition to SDC is coming in 2020.  The real question is what and where.  Whatever SDC does, I am sure they want to continue to make a splash in the industry as they are becoming known as a destination park.

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Just thinking out loud here...

What would you guys think if SDC were to remove Lost River and put in an upgraded version like Infinity Falls at Sea World Orlando?  That drop with an elevator lift looks like it is going to be something else and I think it would go over great with the SDC park visitors. 

*disclosure* I am not saying Lost River will be removed, I just saw recent photos on Twitter of Infinity Falls and thought that it looks like it will be an amazing ride and then thought how awesome it would be to have a version of it closer to home

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: August 06, 2018, 02:01:55 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 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade
28 - (SB) Islands of Adventure - part 1
28 - (SB) Islands of Adventure - part 2
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle
30 - (SB) Daytona International Motor Speedway
30 - (SB) Motorsports Hall of Fame
30 - (SB) Daytona Beach
30 - (SB) Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements
30 - (SB) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
30 - (SB) Fun Spot Orlando
30 - (SB) Coca-Cola Orlando Eye
31 - (SB) Gatorland
31 - (SB) Boggy Creek Airboat
31 - (SB) Fun Spot Kissimmee
31 - (SB) 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!
20 - Adventureland - Bernie's Barnyard NOW OPEN
21- Worlds of Fun - Harlem Globetrotter Experience
22 - Hurricane Harbor Chicago
23 - Six Flags Great America
24 - Michigan's Adventure
24 - Wildwater Adventure
25 - Cedar Point
25 - Cedar Point - Steel Vengeance
26 - Cedar Point Shores
27 - Kings Island


CEDAR POINT
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/cedar-point.html




STEEL VENGEANCE
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/steel-vengeance-cedar-point.html



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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Gaslight Square
« on: August 05, 2018, 01:19:36 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. 

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: August 04, 2018, 03:42:10 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 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade
28 - (SB) Islands of Adventure - part 1
28 - (SB) Islands of Adventure - part 2
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle
30 - (SB) Daytona International Motor Speedway
30 - (SB) Motorsports Hall of Fame
30 - (SB) Daytona Beach
30 - (SB) Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements
30 - (SB) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
30 - (SB) Fun Spot Orlando
30 - (SB) Coca-Cola Orlando Eye
31 - (SB) Gatorland
31 - (SB) Boggy Creek Airboat
31 - (SB) Fun Spot Kissimmee
31 - (SB) 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!
20 - Adventureland - Bernie's Barnyard NOW OPEN
21- Worlds of Fun - Harlem Globetrotter Experience
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


WILDWATER ADVENTURES
http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/wildwater-adventures.html




MICHIGAN'S ADVENTURES
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/michigans-adventure.html


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Branson Talk / Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« on: August 04, 2018, 12:29:06 PM »
I wonder if the Ripley's Believe it or Not locations are going to survive?  I haven't heard anyone talk about that.  Could the lawyers go after that whole business?  Sell off there collection of stuff?

Well... if they have to sell off their aquariums, HFEC could pick them up and that would be a win in my book. 
The Believe it or Not... would be a good fit for Merlin brand

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Branson Talk / Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« on: August 03, 2018, 05:05:16 PM »
I guess its open season to start posting politics on the forum now.

Have you ever met her in person?   She’s not a nice person.  Very fake. 

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Gaslight Square
« on: August 03, 2018, 12:09:47 AM »
Holy Zombie Thread  :o

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Branson Talk / Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« on: August 03, 2018, 12:08:11 AM »
Claire McCaskill (never one to let a tragedy go to waste during an election year) has introduced legislation requiring DUKW boats to have higher safety regulations including the removal of all roofs. 

How kind of her and forward thinking of her.   ::)
If by some chance she gets re-elected you won’t see her for another 4 years around these parts

Not unless there is another accident with loss of life or injuries....

It would be political suicide to do nothing too.

Wish we could let the experts actually make the regulation changes instead of letting the political head just react because they have to or be labeled as being uncaring by there opponents.

She’s just so predictable on stuff like this.  I cannot wait for her to lose her seat. 

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: August 03, 2018, 12:06:32 AM »
Interesting read....SDC #16

TripAdvisors "Top 25 Amusement Parks in the World"

https://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Attractions-a_Mode.expanded


But wait... where’s Dollywood?   I thought everyone (Amusement Today) thought it was soooo much better than SDC in everything (especially Christmas events)  ::) ;D

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Branson Talk / Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« on: August 02, 2018, 06:10:00 AM »
Claire McCaskill (never one to let a tragedy go to waste during an election year) has introduced legislation requiring DUKW boats to have higher safety regulations including the removal of all roofs. 

How kind of her and forward thinking of her.   ::)
If by some chance she gets re-elected you won’t see her for another 4 years around these parts

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« on: July 31, 2018, 09:24:47 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
19 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - TYPHOON TWISTER NOW OPEN!
20 - Adventureland - Bernie's Barnyard NOW OPEN
21- Worlds of Fun - Harlem Globetrotter Experience
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


SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/six-flags-great-america.html



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