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Branson Talk / Re: Headed to Branson..
« on: February 06, 2019, 09:27:29 AM »
No drone.. LOL....

I have talked to a couple of my buddies down there that do the helicopters and requested pictures if they get out and go that way... (nothing yet >:().      LOL

Mmm... I like a good glazed donut, or maybe a maple long john... :)

Branson Talk / Headed to Branson..
« on: February 06, 2019, 07:28:25 AM »
I am headed to Branson this weekend to see a couple of shows that start up this weekend...

Does anyone want any specific pics of winter projects down there..?  LOL, I am taking orders now..

Branson Talk / Re: Branson in January and February
« on: January 31, 2019, 07:42:48 AM »
I was in the area today for work so I decided to take a little detour and cruise the strip.  It was a ghost town, but even at that, still got stuck behind somebody going about 20mpg.  I dont know why people suddenly forget how to drive once they get out there.  I ate lunch at the Grand Country and there were about 2 other people in there with me.

How many here remember when 76 was the only road, and those bumper stickers on the front of local cars that said, "I'M A BRANSON NATIVE AND I'LL HELP YOU TURN LEFT!"

And they would stop so that you could.

  Well  i dont remember that..  LOL

Now? NO bumper stickers......
NO!!  Help turning left , or even help getting out into the traffic flow...  LOL

Branson Talk / Re: 'Skyscraper" - New Attraction for Branson.
« on: January 30, 2019, 06:53:35 AM »
Oh and Sand can we borrow the photos for MiG?  Please and thank you

@ Swoosh.   Of course you can,  thanks for asking.. :)

Branson Talk / Re: 'Skyscraper" - New Attraction for Branson.
« on: January 29, 2019, 07:35:00 PM »
The way that I understood it, the bridge is only used to enter and exit the ride. The waiting area would be outside of the track. Probably better viewing to be a little bit back and not standing right under it while waiting in line.

I see.  As I remember it is not a very big area, so that will be interesting.  Hopefully they dont get backed up too far..

Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
« on: January 29, 2019, 02:08:36 PM »
You have to have a kid with you to get entry into Lego Discovery Center; they have adult-only nights once or twice a month where that rule is suspended, but for the most part, if you're an adult, you gotta have a kid with you to go there.

Kid must be 12 or under as well.  I mean I get the rule, because of their target demographic but itís also a pain for us adults that enjoy Legos that donít have kids.  For me Iím more interested in the Mini-Land and the rides, Theatre and model builder school than the little kid stuff.  Oh well.  Iíve done it before with a media pass

Yes, I figured as much..  does make sense, in a off balance sort of way.   LOL

Branson Talk / Re: 'Skyscraper" - New Attraction for Branson.
« on: January 29, 2019, 07:31:41 AM »
On a FB Live they said that the track is staying and that there will be a new bridge over it to get to the new ride.

That would be an odd way to do that, not much of an area to stand in line unless on the bridge.. 

That would explain why the old track has not been damaged or torn up in any way, yet..

Branson Talk / Re: 'Skyscraper" - New Attraction for Branson.
« on: January 28, 2019, 03:56:42 PM »
Here are some pics.

I see now my confusion on location of the new ride...
you will see my 1st 7 pics, they are putting in new pool at The Tracks next to Hughes brothers.  That is the dirtwork I saw during NYE weekend.
The next 7 pics are of actual worksite for the new attraction..  not much to see, I am guessing the tarp is covering the massive concrete base,,,  I would also quess they will remove old track now, backfil untill lot is level, our new should and walking area around the base,  and Theyr you go!!  New ride!!,   there are only a couple of pieces on site, waiting on the rest of it..  This thing is going to big huge...
The last 11 pics are of the New Wonderworks going in next to Baldknobbers,,  Not must to see, looks like good progress on the elevator (i would guess)..
I will be back in 30 days,  try to get updated pics then..

Here is the link, you will need to be on FB to use.

Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
« on: January 28, 2019, 10:47:20 AM »
Swoosh.. that looks great.  I iwll have to go to KC and check that out,,

What was the comment about the "silly" rules?

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Season Passes?
« on: January 27, 2019, 02:01:26 PM »
I checked spam, junk, everywhere and never got the confirmation. It was charged on my CC so that is why I called (when it finally hit me that I had not received them yet)

But I received my pass so all is good. But like I said, when I called on Jan 18 she told me they were just then working on the Jan 2 purchased passes. So seem to be running about 3 weeks from order to receipt

LOL.  well..... In their defense...  You wont need them for about another 50-60 days..... ;)

Branson Talk / Re: Branson in January and February
« on: January 27, 2019, 02:00:15 PM »
Grand Country is sold out tonight.  It's also Area Appreciation.  Are they usually sold out? Titanic is closed today for a private event.  Fritz' Adventure has packed parking lots.  I needed to hit two stores today, and they are both closed and posting winter hours. Both of them have limited Sat. hours and closed on Sundays.  You'd think they'd be open weekends and closed during the week.

Yes, I know the feeling..
I stopped in at clay cooper;s theatre to buy seaon passes for this year fir The Haygooods (the box office wouldnt sell them to me over NYE weekend for some reason??).   
stopped in about 1 Sat afternoon... 
Locked up, tried to call, damn answering machine..  Nobody around.. 
ON a sat?
shows start in 2 weeks, not supposed to make reservations without your SP.... HMMM??  Real Convinent!!!! >:(
Guess I will have to "handle" it a different way....  LOL.!!! (( Good thing I know the "goods personally...))

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 25, 2019, 04:15:50 PM »
There is no doubt it will fit right where the old one was.

It could be easily 10 ft bigger diameter on the bottom and still fit there, without removing planters.

I dont see them removing the planters..

Now as far as ALL the people jammed in the square at one time,? Well,  thats another situation ;D

I will (and do) pay to go to Branson; I wouldn't go to Orlando or WDW for free.  In fact, I would pay to be let out.

OH!!  I SO AGREE!!!    ;D

Branson Talk / Re: Branson in January and February
« on: January 25, 2019, 07:44:34 AM »
I was only in town for less than an hour, long enough to pull into Grand Country and eat my lunch alone then cruise up and down the strip.  It was interesting to see what restaurants were open and which were closed.  One thing that surprised me was there appeared to be quite a few cars at the Titanic.  Lot was not packed but certainly more than I expected.  By contrast there were no cars at the wax museum.  Not even sure if it was open or not.  While I was in the GC, I heard one of the workers talking to somebody saying that they had shows going in there all year long while other shows are shut down this time of the year.  I thought about driving out to the City and cruising thru but figured all I would see was an empty parking lot, so I didn't.  I put in quite a few miles yesterday driving from Nowata, OK up to Springfield, down to Harrison with the quick stop in Branson, then back up to Springfield, then to Bixby OK (south of Tulsa) then back to Nowata (1 hour north of Tulsa)  560 miles total.

Thats right.  GC (grand country) shows do run all year, 
Altough do they take a well deserved week off in Jan, and Aug. 
Other than that it is shows and business as usual every day, 7 days a week, 3 or 4 shows every day

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 24, 2019, 09:55:27 AM »
The new tree looks awesome. I didn't expect a new one for another couple years with everything else that is going on, so this is a nice surprise. This is really the best "off-year" ever!

It will be a nice "off-year".   
As i said before I am sure this is to make sure the SP sales and general admission is hurt during 2019.

Those PTB guys, are pretty clever.! :o :o

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