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The Track Family Fun Park To Add Huge Ferris Wheel
« on: January 29, 2016, 10:18:07 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTmdzG9tvpU&feature=youtu.be

This is something we've been quietly waiting for, glad to see it finally arrive.

Man, Branson is on a serious new attraction spree this year.

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Re: The Track Family Fun Park To Add Huge Ferris Wheel
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2016, 11:48:32 AM »
It's about time! Every trip to Chicago included a ride. Now, if someone would build a wooden coaster on the strip....
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Re: The Track Family Fun Park To Add Huge Ferris Wheel
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2016, 12:23:02 PM »
With all the big Ferris Wheels being built - I was hoping that Branson would get one someday. This might not be one of those new huge wheels, but this will be a nice one for the strip.

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Re: The Track Family Fun Park To Add Huge Ferris Wheel
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2016, 02:05:13 PM »
It is more than big enough for the area

« Last Edit: June 29, 2016, 04:33:45 PM by Swoosh »
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Re: The Track Family Fun Park To Add Huge Ferris Wheel
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2016, 06:28:15 PM »
It would be nice if they would upgrade the gondolas to be enclosed. It would make it more of a all season attraction.

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Re: The Track Family Fun Park To Add Huge Ferris Wheel
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2016, 07:22:16 PM »
Everytime I've rode it, it was enclosed, just not heated.
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Re: The Track Family Fun Park To Add Huge Ferris Wheel
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2016, 08:23:13 PM »
So I looked it up, and the old Electric Star ferris wheel at CC was 95ft, and this one is 150ft. The Electric Star felt pretty big back in the day, so this will be pretty dominant on the Branson skyline.

Not quite big enough to have pods like the fancy new urban wheels, but big enough to be a spotlight attraction.

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Re: The Track Family Fun Park To Add Huge Ferris Wheel
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2016, 02:11:09 AM »
well anybody that says branson isn't growing or expanding, hasn't been watching ..

For good or bad, 76 will never look the same after this year.

What is coming?  I don't remember all the names,
Ferris Wheel.
New Shot tower (Bigfoot)
Famiy fun center next to stampede. (Ziggy's?)
the proposed fun park on 165
SDC 2017
Spirit of 76 project
Ballpark complex (if it ever get finished).

what else?

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Re: The Track Family Fun Park To Add Huge Ferris Wheel
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2016, 07:19:02 AM »
It's about time! Every trip to Chicago included a ride. Now, if someone would build a wooden coaster on the strip....

I was just going on the video. It looks open air on that. I have never rode it , just stood under it a few times. But, it looks like a great addition to the entertainment choices.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2016, 07:47:25 AM by Runner1960 »

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Re: The Track Family Fun Park To Add Huge Ferris Wheel
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2016, 11:00:46 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTmdzG9tvpU&feature=youtu.be

This is something we've been quietly waiting for, glad to see it finally arrive.

Man, Branson is on a serious new attraction spree this year.

One of those locations need to go all Fun Spot. We really enjoyed Fun Spot last Feb. And... as a bonus caught some of Uni's night fireforks while riding their woodie.

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Re: The Track Family Fun Park To Add Huge Ferris Wheel
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2016, 08:01:05 PM »
^I'll be HFEC would try to work their muscle behind the scene to stop that from happening. More and more though it looks like we're heading that way. As SDC gets bigger and bigger it leaves space for a smaller competitor to slip in just like Branson USA tried to. I don't think HFEC would have to worry too much as long as it isn't any bigger than what Fun Spot Orlando is currently. Just adding a couple rides and coasters to an FEC isn't going to touch what SDC offers.

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Re: The Track Family Fun Park To Add Huge Ferris Wheel
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2016, 10:14:16 PM »
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Just adding a couple rides and coasters to an FEC isn't going to touch what SDC offers

Its complementary really and gives the strip and highway views visual interest and a icon.  I hope it works out.

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Re: The Track Family Fun Park To Add Huge Ferris Wheel
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2016, 06:20:07 AM »
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Just adding a couple rides and coasters to an FEC isn't going to touch what SDC offers

Its complementary really and gives the strip and highway views visual interest and a icon.  I hope it works out.

There is actually market share when it comes to this. Branson sees "8 million" visitors a year, and Silver Dollar City only sees 2 million of those... There is plenty of room for sharing at those numbers.

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Re: The Track Family Fun Park To Add Huge Ferris Wheel
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2016, 09:26:29 AM »
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Just adding a couple rides and coasters to an FEC isn't going to touch what SDC offers

Its complementary really and gives the strip and highway views visual interest and a icon.  I hope it works out.

I think both the ferris wheel and Bigfoot will have people waiting to ride. Both should be great addtions, the estimate cost on wheel is only 2 1/2 mill..  If that is a total number, that's cheap investment..