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Branson Talk / Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
« on: June 13, 2018, 05:01:14 PM »
beware SAND tried to kill us a few years ago with his version of mortors gone wild..LOL ;) ;D. Really the 4th at the C.M.I is a great place to swim, chill, fellowship with other members of this group, and enjoy SDR's wonderful fireworks. best 4th in recent memory. Wishing I was gonna be there, Perhaps next 4th

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Branson Talk / Re: America's Fun Park in Branson
« on: May 15, 2018, 07:37:16 PM »
here is website..     https://www.americasfunpark.com/

What do you think about the pricing structure?   

I can see parents dropping the kids off and coming back later to get them...

Seems reasonable but I'll have to check it out in person.


would love to see them add a Eurofighter. Small footprint Great ride

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendence number....
« on: April 05, 2018, 07:00:24 PM »
This is Young Heathens Weekend.  It’ll be stupid busy with teenagers without adult supervision.  Massive line cutting and overall rude behavior.  It really is the worst weekend of the entire year.  It ticks me off too as these as supposed to be “Christians” too.  Takes the park a good week to recover from the vandalism.

And it's so frustrating, both from a worker's point of view as well as a pastor's.  The lack of supervision is a huge part of the problem- what do teens do when they aren't supervised?  Test the limits of what they can get away with.  And there is this idiotic idea out there very common in churches that this is a great event to take all of those kids who would normally not go anywhere near the church to- kids they would normally have little or nothing to do with and that they don't know.  Because they think that somehow these kids will hear a few licks of music and it will transform them, but in the mean time they turn them loose to wreak havok (which is why they normally wouldn't be at church to begin with)

Meantime everyone else assumes that all of them are "Christian" and that is what Christians are like, and it becomes an utter failure all the way around.  Well, except for those trouble making kids who got a free (or nearly free) day at SDC out of it. *sigh*

Youth ministry is a complex topic.  My church has a large youth ministry mission that is often a double edge sword for our church.  Our Wednesday night youth services are as large as the sunday morning services because we bring in a lot neighboring kids who's families are not active in church but basically use us as a babysitter or just a safe place to go out of the house once a week.  We have a youth lead worship band, full-time youth leader/minister, and feed them every Wednesday.  Our ministry goal is to just try build relationships with the kids and families and be a light in the community.  Maybe a seed or two can be planted.  The church does get a handful a new members/families regularly.  The downside is that we have families in the church that don't send their kids on Wednesday because we have a 'rougher' or less controlled environment because it's so open.  The church has had to deal with some incidents too from the kids and puts a lot of pressure on both the paid and volunteer leadership on those nights.  A few family's have left because of situations with non-churched kids.  Our facilities take a beating too when you have 70-100 pre-teen and teens in the building.  I used to volunteer to help and teach but I would only do it a quarter at a time.....it was exhausting....and they do struggle keeping good volunteers around.  I've personally gone back in forth myself on allowing my kids to go but I know the heart of the mission is solid...the leaders are good....and frankly that controlled environment is actually a good stepping stone to the real world. 

We don't do many trips like the SDC weekend (never have done SDC)...they do weekend conferences sometimes and when they do it's usually just select youth leaders in an effort to team build with each other and plan out events for the church.  But for smaller churches this might be a highlight of the year for the youth...and the churches best method to try to create some new relationships in there communities..."Come go to SDC with us" It's not really about them hearing the right song during the weekend....though it doesn't hurt....it's about possible planting a seed and hopefully creating some good relationships with kids who need them.


as a former YP I can say 100% you nailed this

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: February 27, 2018, 06:19:28 PM »
don't know if anyone saw this
https://www.facebook.com/themeparkreview/videos/10156198317563566/
kinda puts to rest the whole spinning thing

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Other Parks / Re: Last Rides for the Georgia Cyclone at SFOG
« on: July 21, 2017, 06:15:02 PM »
RMC has rapidly become the best thing in the theme park industry

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Random Talk / Re: Anybody going to be at Classic weekend of the 4th?
« on: June 30, 2017, 06:27:39 PM »
Anyone else going to brave the elements and come to Branson this weekend...??

remember when you tried to blow us up last year? LOL but seriously those were some bomb ass fireworks

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Just some general questions
« on: February 22, 2017, 07:08:42 PM »
Quote from: Dewayne
I usually see someone using the fast pass everyday I come. I hate them. Most people call them "cheaters" because they are cheating the line even though they may come once a year or less. A line is defined as "A formation of people or things one behind  another". This is a system that works and has worked for a long time in humanity. By cheating the system, it may good for you or feel good to you, but it is bad for all of us and you will eventually feel guilty or karma will catch up. There is a line for a reason: to let people do something they want to do which is 1st come, 1st serve. By cutting in line, there really is no line anymore. If someone saves a space in line and that person or those people come after they got in line, it is cutting because it puts everyone from that point back, farther back then where they got in line. That is why I dont allow saving spots in line and will make sure an empolyee of the ride knows and try my best to get you kicked out of the park or at least kicked out of line. It is not fair to anybody. If you want to ride, but your family is somewhere in line, it dont matter. You must go to the back of the line like everyone else. We all waited in line and you have to as well. You are no more important than the rest of us. Cutting in line, to me, is like kicking me in the nuts or robbing me, like a democrat does.

When it comes to either fast pass at SDC, dont get me started. I HATE THEM! They found a loophole to cheat the system.

Wow you are passionate  about this....I can not speak for SDC as I have never needed to purchase their trailblazer pass, However at six flags you are purchasing a virtual place in line now there are levels to this system that allow you to shorten your wait times but the price goes up with the shortened wait time. saying that people who purchase these perks are cheating is like saying that people who go to SDC are cheating the people that are at the track for their attractions b/c they can't afford the entrance price for SDC. when at a park that offers a fast pass type option I will always do it. I budget it into my allowance for said park and plan accordingly. everyone has the option to buy these passes they don't just offer them to select people. if you want to wait in line that's fine. don't call names to people who accept an option that anyone can buy.( BTW before I get flamed I have mild PTSD from the navy so tight crowds make me very uncomfortable.)

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Just some general questions
« on: February 22, 2017, 06:37:38 PM »
I didnt mind paying the $150.00 for the season trailblazer pass because I can use it anytime I want and ride as many times as I want. I find it hard to swallow the $69 for a one day trailblazer pass. Personally wished other parks would offer a season "fast pass". I attend SDC and Six flags numerous times throughout the year......SDC was 19 times last year....loved each time.
 

I am a sfot season pass holder and they do offer a season flash pass. it is not cheap but you CAN get one

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keep up the great work Sir Willow. I love em

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Branson Talk / Re: New Adventure Park on 165 proposed.
« on: August 29, 2016, 05:14:00 PM »
They made the cover picture for screamscape today on facebook as well as some pretty good POV videos. can't wait to ride

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Other Parks / Re: Magic Springs
« on: August 09, 2016, 04:29:58 PM »
I finally made it down to Magic Springs last week. I posted a photo TR and review on TPR: http://themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=72237

Basically I was really impressed with how they fixed up the place, but man, most of the coasters need some work. Premier/CNL seem kinda like the house flippers of the amusement industry. They put a lot of work into general things and surface appearance, but don't take time to understand the underlying issues with the main attractions. I guess they kind of are property flippers though since they've been trying to sell them off for the right price.

I sure hope they keep Arkansas Twister around. That was half the reason for driving down there. It's a fun ride despite being absolutely crazy rough and shaky. It won't survive running like this for much longer though, so either it gets fixed up this off season or it gets the axe.

isn't there woody the same one that used to be at circus world outside of Orlando?If it is that was the first coaster I ever rode in the 80s  when I was about 7 years old. and the one that started a lifetime love of all things coaster


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your welcome for the show, it gets a little pricey doing it. (I pay for it myself),  But really enjoy blowing up stuff!!  Will be doing it again next year.  Get your reservations in early,,  LOL....looks like I w ill being doing them on Monday the 3rd....

sounds good we are thinking about making a week out of it. sat-fri

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Just wanted to say how much fun it was meeting some of y'all over the 4Th weekend. Sanddunerider thanks for the killer fireworks show! we only have great things to say about the weekend. It was great to put some faces to the posts. looking forward to next year

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Never mind, not such a bad place to stay. Ready for their firework show tonight.

W. P,
I don't know what bee got in your bonnet but I'm fixin to get real with you bro. First off the rooms are pretty nice. Second if you are getting a hotel based on the TV you should just stay home and watch home hunters on your BIG TV! Also if you have a problem with the dogs do all of us a favor and stay home with the dog you think is sooooooo much smarter than all of us. And lastly don't post a ridiculous rant and then delete it.  If you have an issue with this please PM  me I would like to discuss this further

Love and hearts
coasterdad

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 honestly I was there yesterday if I would not have known there in the park I would never noticed. Other than a small blurb in the pathfinder. There was no major signage or announcements about them. All in all I didn't think it was a big deal

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