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Branson Talk / Re: Grand Palace is sold at auction...
« on: Today at 11:50:41 AM »
Like almost any other project in town... 

they want tax incentives,
free land,
"give me this, Give me that".!
More free stuff..

YEAH!!   we will build that..!

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: Today at 07:41:53 AM »
I  am planning on going out there tomorrow afternoon/evening. I would think it should be pretty light traffic, correct?

I would think extremely light... 
friday wont be bad either......

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Branson Talk / Showboat 2018
« on: November 14, 2018, 01:42:06 PM »
Anybody been to the New Christmas show yet?  thoughts?

I think I am going this saturday..   Hopefully better than the summer show,   

But I know It wont be as good as last year since they let Casandre' go.  Hard to beat her talent and voice on any Christmas songs....

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: November 14, 2018, 01:39:10 PM »
Any best guesses of projected / anticipated crowd attendance numbers for this Saturday 11/17?


 with predicted weather forecast, and looking at the numbers for the last couple of sat's...  I would guess 16-18,000 people..

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Construction/Rumors / Re: Fire in the Hole changes coming?
« on: November 13, 2018, 08:04:09 AM »
Only concern is if they retheme it to be more PC friendly as it has already been done with a couple scenes. (gun shooting/hanging scenes)

I sure hope they do!  :o :o

I am quite offended by some of the scenes...  ??? ???

And they need to change the "headlight" at the end.. It hurts my eyes...  ::) ::)

And what about the poor canaries.. all caged up and never fed?  Someone call PITA!!!! ;D ;D

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC Christmas Ornament Check List
« on: November 12, 2018, 08:51:30 AM »
I've updated the ornament check list with a photo of this year's ornament
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2017/12/season-pass-ornaments-sdc.html

As always...  that is quite a list/collection.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: November 12, 2018, 07:36:50 AM »
In case your keeping track,   Sunday- the 11th--    9100 people

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 11, 2018, 04:45:56 PM »
I'm sure this has been said by someone before, but maybe #504 is a sign they are gonna expand the train in the next couple years? Expand it in a way that they can run 3 trains at once, with one back up engine. I hope they keep the train robbery show, if they do change it up!


Yea, I dont see an expanded train route...  the current route is really pretty long, tours most of the city,  lots of cruising in the woods,  room for a train robbery,  cruise back into town behind the lake,  which of course will look all new and different in 2020. 

No the current route will suffice for many years..

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: November 11, 2018, 06:51:55 AM »
Total sat the 10th -   17,500..     

Colder on sunday, and its sunday... will be a much lower number today

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: November 10, 2018, 06:43:07 PM »
That seems light but then again, it was cold and last I checked most of the coasters appeared to be closed per the app.

As of 6, this evening, 16,500,  about 3500 short of last week..   

I will try to check final numbers later.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: November 10, 2018, 04:17:41 PM »
As of 3:00 today,  9,000 people,  I would expect that number to double by dark..  we will see.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: November 10, 2018, 06:33:42 AM »
I am so glad I went last weekend instead of going to Coaster Christmas this weekend.  Dang it’s cold outside

No doubt..!!  18 here this morning....  feels a little "nippy" outside....

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Branson Talk / Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« on: November 09, 2018, 05:35:25 PM »
The captain was indicted on 17 federal charges.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/missouri-duck-boat-captain-indicted-for-deadly-accident/

There was another article last week about the pump modifications made. If this is true I would bet it was done under Herschend ownership. They were the ones who stretched them out. Pretty sure the ducks are done with.

https://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article220970640.html

I believe that...
 
If and When the Herschands did the "stretch" Modification,
If they did indeed change out the "bilge" Pump" system,
And IF the coast Guard inspected the vehicles at that time and approved them (Which they would have to).

Hershands would not be liable at this time.. 
Not their fault IF somebody else, Did not Maintain the vehicles (IF that is what happened), AFTER they sold them to another entity..

The people filing lawsuits are just using the Shotgun affect... SUE EVERYONE that had anything to do with the Ducks..   

I keep waiting for my notice, I usually do the ducks twice a year..  SInce I spent my money supporting them, I may be liable also :o

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 06, 2018, 06:49:36 AM »
Well, we'll see what happens, I'm just saying that's the inclination I would get from that news. I wouldn't put too much stock in any rumors just yet. All we know is that they are moving everybody around. I feel like that's such a big asset to write off unless they are planning on adding another theater in the process somehow. It also seems like they could just re-purpose the building instead of doing a full tear down an new build.

Who knows though, just like with the area around TT I was surprised at how much they rebuilt for apparently so little gain. It's hard to say what the driving forces are sometimes. Maybe the buildings aren't to code or have other problems.

Seeing what happens over the winter will be fun. Lot of questions to answer here. Almost more of a mystery than Time Traveler.

Going off this post (and your post over at Toilet Paper Residue)...
The redirection of the road near TT is setting up long term plans.  Things are not done being changed in that area.  You mentioned your curiosity on why such drastic changes for “little gain” - the issue here is you are only judging by what you can see.  The park is slowly building (and rebuilding) their infrastructure.  The older structures featured utilities that were in need of expensive upgrades.  While sentimental attachment to the old is understandable, it’s not cost effective in the long run.  These new structures are better equipped to handle the needs of today and I predict that all future ride additions will come with a new “land” and not just the ride as the entire park is upgraded systematically.  This really started with the RiverBlast area and has continued ever since.

And you can tell this is true...  step back and look at River blast, the walkway down from their, the pIzza Joint, Walway tto the swings, the new restroom....  then look down toward Ribhouse,  that whole "old" area is screaming for redo..

Stand by, Shave is right about this... may not happen in 2020,  but it will be new from river blast to FL.. first lakside, then a redo on the theatre and shops side..

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC Christmas Ornament Check List
« on: November 05, 2018, 04:42:57 PM »
Your right, no surprise there...  Nice..

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