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Re: Grand Palace is sold at auction...
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2018, 08:04:52 AM »
Honestly, I drive through Springfield on they way to St. Louis and to Branson and I didn't know about their awesome aquarium. So I am that person that Swoosh is talking about.

The nice thing about this type of attraction is it will be another that you can visit all year.

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Re: Grand Palace is sold at auction...
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2018, 08:18:28 AM »
Still haven't been to WOL. The only reason my family ever stepped foot in Springfield was to visit the Bass Pro. Most families don't think to stop in another city on the way to Branson, and even if they did, here is one less reason they feel the need to do so.

This is going to be a big hit, and will add to the mass of truly substantial attractions in Branson. I'm a little sad they never figured out how to get the palace going again as a venue, but this is probably the best case scenario going forward.

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« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2018, 08:36:08 AM »
Iím not sure how one could drive anywhere near Springfield and not know about wonders of wildlife. There are billboards everywhere. We love it. Bought season passes.

Iím not against it but it will be quite expensive. Probably another attraction we wonít visit because of the cost.

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Re: Grand Palace is sold at auction...
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2018, 08:50:59 AM »
Thoughts...

46,000sf is rather small these days. Sadly, once you have been to The Georgia Aquarium, all others in the states fail to compare and one has to keep an open mind about respective markets. Otherwise, one has to traverse the globe to find peers.

The Boardwalk? Hopefully this mirrors Parrot Island in Pigeon Poop. Replace the Big Wheel(Since The Track has the former Navy Pier one)with a 300 to 400 ft. Star Flyer and we 'n bidniss.


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« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2018, 01:47:48 PM »
I wonder how this will tie into the Grand Palace proposed expansion ? They were going for some kind of tourist trap boardwalk experience. BTW I just got back from Asbury Park NJ and The Stone Pony. Now that is some authentic Boardwalk stuff. Not fake fantasy stuff.

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Re: Grand Palace is sold at auction...
« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2018, 09:03:57 AM »
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