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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: October 11, 2019, 10:38:57 AM »
Next week 17th, 18th, and 19th should be a packed week for SDC. Oklahoma schools are out for fall break and we always flock to Branson. We are planning to make it up Wednesday to hit the park (hoping this day is less busy than the others)...then hit it Thursday morning too.

Hoping for good weather........looking good so far with highs in low 70's.

Jay

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Other Parks / Re: Six Flags in a bid to merge with Cedar Fair
« on: October 10, 2019, 07:54:22 PM »
I remember when Premier parks was going to purchase SFOT, but then that fell through....

A few weeks later, it's announced they were purchasing the whole SF chain.

Jay

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: September 22, 2019, 06:58:18 PM »
I'm not sure it's the rides - if rides were the draw, then SDC would be busier now than what is being experienced because people would hear that the lines would be short. The locals would be going because they know the crowd is small.

I think you'll see another big bump in attendance with the upcoming Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Nights upcoming. I know our family has been talking about this for a while and we love coming up during Oklahoma School's Fall Break. You'll see very big crowds the weekend on October 17, 18, 19th. We've talked about going the last couple of weeks, but because we want to go during Harvest Festival, the family decided to wait.

Jay


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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: August 30, 2019, 10:29:29 AM »
I'm hopeful that what we'll see this next year is continued infrastructure improvements to the park. They could have thrown a bone in the announcement that just said "At Frontier City in 2020 we'll be focusing on a better customer experience with more food choices, amenities, and ride time" - which would have brought me more excitement that just silence.

But if you look at what the "Big" Six Flags parks received - only two received what I would have described as "Six Flags" type rides. SFOT and SFGAdv. The others pretty much received very small additions or additions to their water parks.

Maybe SF sees "Oklahoma City" as one park location even though they are on two different sides of the City. If next year comes and we see no physical improvements in Frontier City - I'd then start to panic. But I think you'll see the ride improvements jump between these two parks each year.

Jay

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: August 27, 2019, 09:21:16 PM »
I'm looking forward to the new ride and improvements to the area. The LR had gotten to be a shell of it's former self and was a ride I skipped quite a bit (even in the summer). This will definitely bring some excitement back to that area and hopefully some improved visuals, etc.

I think parks like SDC, Sea World, etc. can get away without jamming the park full of rides just for the sake of having rides. There is so much more to do at these top parks with the shows, shops, food, etc. We used to pick SDC over "ride" parks even when we were kids because you could play and ride all day without standing in long lines. If there is anything I miss about SDC it is the areas where you could play and let your imagination run free. I would like to see more of are things like Grandfather's Mansion, Huck's Tree House, etc. places where your fun wasn't so controlled.

As parks like SDC get more rides, I think expectations change. People who were never interested in going before, now want to go to do the rides - they might not care you can make candles, watch pottery being made, candy being created, etc. Then there's families like mine who have gone since the 70's and I think love all aspects of the  park. We can go on days when no rides are open and still have a wonderful time. Maybe a flat ride isn't in the budget for this year since they are spending so much already - and really isn't needed for a park like SDC.....yet - but who knows what the future holds for a park that is obviously changing from what I experienced as a child growing up. This next year I'll get to take twin grand-babies for the first time and what I used to not care about, might be the places where I spend all my time.

Jay 

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 13, 2019, 02:41:54 PM »
I'm excited about the ride, brings an update and I'm sure better capacity, efficiency, etc. to a favorite ride. All these rides that I have seen have been extremely popular (California Adventure, Sea World) and all ages are enjoying them. I like the update of the area too, so this is going to really make this part of the park special.

Shave, I'm also with you - once this gets open, any naysayers will be silenced.

It also makes me excited to see what they have up their sleeves for the coming years.

Jay

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: July 24, 2019, 09:55:24 PM »
Must have been a ridiculously slow news day in Oklahoma for them to report that Silver Bullet was stuck on the brake run. Not on the lift as usual, but the brake run that is like 3-feet off the ground.

Jay

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Other Parks / Re: Troubles for Disneyland and WDW in the news.
« on: July 16, 2019, 09:58:04 PM »
I actually liked DL much better than DW just because it seemed like we could do a lot and not have to stay on property. We went to the park that didn't have the "extra hour" so while the hotel guest were at CA we basically had all the big e-ticket rides complete at DL before noon. Same with CA the next day.

We did pay the $10 extra and used the Disney App to reserve ride times, food, etc. download pictures (we hit every photo spot too had about 50 Disney photos at the end of the day).

DW really caters to their resort guest, where DL seems to allow regular park visitiors to have some cool perks without staying at the property.

Jay

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: July 03, 2019, 10:33:58 AM »
These photos were posted by Ryan Banks on the Facebook group Oklahoma Coaster Club. These are not my photos...

The area these are taken is around the old nightmare building, the train car, picnic pavilions, and winged warrior. There is news of paths now being closed in the park. 

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: June 26, 2019, 05:28:43 PM »
I know this is the Frontier City thread and not the SFOT one...

But on the SFOT flume (the original flume - closest to Titan entrance) their final drop runs-out into a right turn into the station. We had a log full of people and flew down the drop and run-out.  Hitting that right turn hard. It flung me into the side of the log cutting my leg at my knee. It bled quite a bit for a while but I never reported it to the park. Just went to the bathroom, cleaned up and went on my day.

I guess I should have called a news crew.

Jay

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Other Parks / Six Flags Hotels?
« on: June 25, 2019, 10:21:18 AM »
I received a survey from Six Flags asking quite a bit about lodging, where I would stay, why we stayed there, etc. when going on vacation that included a theme park. Then they asked if a "Six Flags" hotel (that was within walking distance to the front gate of the park) would be of interest to me if the cost was $199/night. My answer was no because I could get a much better deal somewhere else.

Then they asked me if I thought $199/night would be a good deal with the following options:
1. Lunch and Dinner included in the park
2. 5 - front of the line passes
3. Front of the line passes for all of the big attractions.

So maybe, Six Flags will be entering the "resort" type market soon?

Jay

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Branson Talk / Re: Any duck boats for sale cheap?
« on: May 28, 2019, 10:38:43 AM »
Since I have been flooded in since Thursday I am thinking I should try to see if I can pickup one of them former ride the duck boats for cheap to use as transportation in and out during flooding

Where are you located? Two of the homes my family lived in through the years are underwater (Webbers Falls and Ft. Gibson). We're in Tulsa not threatened by the flood waters, but have friends and family that are.

Jay

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Other Parks / Re: Schlitterbahn Kansas City not reopening this year
« on: May 09, 2019, 08:01:00 AM »
I drove by a couple months ago and do not recall seeing the slide - I always look for it, so I'm going to say yes it has been removed (but I am getting old and my memory could be failing me).

I don't understand why they didn't just take the slide out but leave the tower, they could have added other slides to that structure. I guess they could have sold the whole slide to some other park in Spain or somewhere....

Jay

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The McKittrick Hotel in NYC is a audience immersive experience that is to be experienced. I'd love to see Branson have more of this kind of entertainment.....and you guys look to be adding some great fun to the area.

https://mckittrickhotel.com/sleep-no-more/

Jay

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: April 21, 2019, 11:58:09 AM »
If Dollywood can operate both FireChaser Express and Blazing Fury.....why can't SDC do the same with a new coaster in FL and a refurbishment of FITH.

The new coaster in FL could have some of the more modern elements we've discussed and then FITH could just be fixed up as is. Of course, that is if FITH is capable of remaining and not too far gone.....

Jay

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