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Branson Talk / Re: The Branson Coaster Addition?
« on: March 10, 2019, 12:02:02 AM »
SkyScreamer at SFSTL is 230’ tall
Crow’s Nest at HW is 65’ tall
North Star at VF is 230’ tall
Storm Chaser at Adventureland is 260’ tall

The portable model of the Ride Entertainment Sky Flyer is 117’.  I’m willing to wager this is what it is



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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: March 09, 2019, 11:50:42 PM »
Lots of new things for this year.  I’m not going to spoil the surprise for those going this week.  For those unable to make it to the City this week, I’ll have a photo update next weekend with photos of everything.  For an “off season” there’s been plenty of upgrades and changes.  Some even I wasn’t aware we’re going to happen until just recently

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I’ll be there opening Sunday

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: March 08, 2019, 04:14:47 PM »
With the new 2019 season approaching us with less a week away, what are you guys expecting to be changed??

Any speculations or hopes??

I have a hunch something new is on track for this season. 
I’m feeling generous - I’ll give you 14 guesses on what they got boiling

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: March 07, 2019, 08:16:21 PM »
DW has always had tiered passes as long as I can remember.  This isn’t a new thing.  And no I don’t see SDC doing this.  DW has the luxury of having their Waterpark literally next door AND a real resort.  SDC doesn’t have that

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: March 07, 2019, 06:32:10 PM »
So... remember that “save wall” — I’ve heard reports that it’s gone now.  Waiting on confirmation. 

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: March 04, 2019, 08:22:26 PM »
So the park is basically the general contractor with subcontractors completing most of the work.

I look at it like the project that I'm currently working on for the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.

1. There was an engineer/architect that designed the project (compare to Intamin).
2. A general contractor won the bid, but they are not specialist in the type work required, so they have hired subcontractors to take care of all the main work (Compare to Silver Dollar City being the Owner/Builder).
3. Subcontractors include: electrical, structural, signing, carpentry, finishing, paving, etc.
4. There are also a long list of suppliers providing steel, tolling facilities, lighting, etc.
5. The General Contractor (Silver Dollar City) is overseeing everything and running the construction, but the majority of the work is being done by others.

Jay

Well we know for sure Carr is doing the earthmoving

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
« on: March 04, 2019, 03:06:23 PM »
Quote
2019
JANUARY
1 - Silver Dollar City - New Year's Celebration
15 - Sea Life Kansas City

FEBRUARY
23 - Wonders of Wildlife National Museum
23 - Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium

MARCH
2 - St. Louis Zoo
17 - Silver Dollar City’s Spring Ride Days
20 - Anakeesta
20 - Rail Runner at Anakeesta
20 - Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster
20 - Mountain Glider at Rowdy Bear
21 - Dollywood - Festival of Nations
22 - Dollywood - Festival of Nations
23 - Rocky Top Mountain Coaster
23 - Smoky Mountain Park
23 - Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
31 - Six Flags St. Louis

APRIL
12 - Worlds of Fun Opening Day
TBD - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder

JUNE
24 - Six Flags Great America
25 - Toronto
26 - Canada's Wonderland
27 - Niagara Falls
27 - Darien Lake
28 - Kennywood
29 - Cedar Point

NOVEMBER
24 - Universal Studios Florida
25 - Islands of Adventure
26 - Daytona Beach
27 - Magic Kingdom
28 - Disney's Hollywood Studios
29 - Animal Kingdom

Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium



Wonders of Wildlife National Museum


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Branson Talk / Re: New Video: The Aquarium is Coming in 2020!
« on: February 27, 2019, 10:30:57 PM »
I’m honestly surprised that Ripley’s didn’t open an Aquarium in Branson already.  I’m also a little shocked they haven’t introduced any of their attractions at the Landing.  A Guinness World Records would go over well there. 

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: February 27, 2019, 12:02:43 PM »
Well FWIW, the slide parts appear to match the Infinity Falls slide exactly. 

Shave, you’re probably correct with your assumptions but I’m going off what they’re saying

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: February 25, 2019, 11:03:18 PM »
It literally just says that they’re testing a mock up.  However if you want to dive down a rabbit of speculation be my guest, but I have no intentions of following

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 SDC Refill Tumbler
« on: February 25, 2019, 08:09:29 PM »
Oh I’m sure you can - just most already have them because of dining plan or because they’re members

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: February 25, 2019, 06:19:05 PM »
What do you mean by an "in house" build?
Does that mean that there isn't a specific manufacture making/designing the ride?

It's not an Intamin?

I keep hearing/being told that this being designed and built in house by the park.  Now they might buy certain components from a company but the manufacturer building this is “Silver Dollar City”

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 SDC Refill Tumbler
« on: February 25, 2019, 04:18:37 PM »
Except the mugs at SF are included with dining plan and memberships

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: February 25, 2019, 04:15:35 PM »
Thats all new since I was there about 3 weeks ago...   

Is this in the parking lot they had all torn up, right behind red gold?..   
Have they redone that lot? concrete? asphalt?
or just working on the base under where concrete was?

Hard to tell.  They had so many shipping containers blocking the view

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