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Re: New Ride Attraction to Replace Water Chute
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2017, 11:03:35 AM »
How tall is that tower, Sand? I guess I guess I'll have to drive down the strip to see it.

Bigfoot tower?  200 feet.  I believe they are saying it is the highest elevation attraction in town now, surpassed the ferris wheel a long ways.!  LOL..  higher elevation and taller structure.

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Re: New Ride Attraction to Replace Water Chute
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2017, 10:30:29 AM »
So is this next to where that dome building used to be?  I noticed a while back it was torn down and was thinking it was next to the water slide.  I believe they had an old time photo place in there last.  I remember in the 80's it was some sort of deal where you go in and watch a movie projected on the inside of the dome that was of different scenes such as flying, motorcycle, etc and it made you feel like you were moving with the motion of the movie.

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Re: New Ride Attraction to Replace Water Chute
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2017, 12:38:02 PM »
Nope, Bigfoot is farther west on the strip. The new mountain coaster is going in where you described.

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Re: New Ride Attraction to Replace Water Chute
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2017, 08:54:58 AM »
So is this next to where that dome building used to be?  I noticed a while back it was torn down and was thinking it was next to the water slide.  I believe they had an old time photo place in there last. 

Yes, the new alpine coaster takes up the whole plot of land where the water chute and the domed building used to be.  They tore down the domed building you remember a couple of months back in preparing the land for the coaster.
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Re: New Ride Attraction to Replace Water Chute
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2017, 10:00:08 AM »
Dome building = old Clay Cooper Theatre, right?
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Re: New Ride Attraction to Replace Water Chute
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2017, 11:03:55 AM »
Dome building = old Clay Cooper Theatre, right?

Clay Cooper's first theater was in another nearby building, the Thunderbird Theater, which has been torn down.

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Re: New Ride Attraction to Replace Water Chute
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2017, 07:43:12 AM »
Dome building = old Clay Cooper Theatre, right?

No, the dome building wasn't anywhere near that size.  It was a small building that in recent years housed an old time, dress up photo.  It was about 200- 250 feet from the chute and sat pretty close to the road.

Edit- look at the last photo on this page- it shows it: http://www.tntoldtimephoto.com/pictures.html
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Re: New Ride Attraction to Replace Water Chute
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2017, 07:57:05 AM »
Dome building = old Clay Cooper Theatre, right?

Swoosh,   for perspective, when I take the views of the west side.. I am sitting in the old cooper parking lot, and the building would have sit behind me.

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Re: New Ride Attraction to Replace Water Chute
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2017, 04:01:39 PM »
Dome building = old Clay Cooper Theatre, right?

No, the dome building wasn't anywhere near that size.  It was a small building that in recent years housed an old time, dress up photo.  It was about 200- 250 feet from the chute and sat pretty close to the road.

Edit- look at the last photo on this page- it shows it: http://www.tntoldtimephoto.com/pictures.html

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Re: New Ride Attraction to Replace Water Chute
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2017, 11:03:02 AM »
Anybody been by here the last week or so? wondered on progress?

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Re: New Ride Attraction to Replace Water Chute
« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2017, 06:41:03 PM »
here are some new pics from this weekend.. Lots of work done on the building for sales and loading,  have not heard of opening date yet. I would guess before labor day for sure..

. Swoosh-Shave as always, if you wan to use pics go ahead..

https://www.facebook.com/lorrie.crumb/media_set?set=a.10211852564221032.1073741948.1578260143&type=3&uploaded=19

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Re: New Ride Attraction to Replace Water Chute
« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2017, 09:57:19 PM »
Edit- not yet, but hopefully soon is the word I got from them yesterday.

(deleted my original comment as I was mixing up the status of Bigfoot.  sorry)
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Re: New Ride Attraction to Replace Water Chute
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2017, 04:58:10 PM »
ICYMI: The Branson Coaster opened on Tuesday.  Hours are Noon-10pm Daily.  $15.99 + tax to ride.  Re-rides are $7.99 + tax.  Max of 375lbs per cart.
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Re: New Ride Attraction to Replace Water Chute
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2017, 05:44:34 AM »
thats great, will check it out this weekend,

 I would still be interetsted in stats..  how "long" is it ie, how many feet of track?..

They did a great job using the terrain and the track goes in and out, around and around and up and down....  LOL