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It will be interesting to see where this leads!
Splash and Bubbles hasn’t had new episodes since 2018.
I think that Chuggington is the much more known brand. They have had Chuggington merchandise in the parks for a few years now.

Also, the Disney forcing the move on their Imagineering department, this could be an exciting time for smaller parks to pick up some amazing talent or for some new firms to get a start.

Amazingly  impressed with Galaxy Edge at Disneyland, Spiderman WebSlinger belongs in a Six Flags. It's hit and miss.
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Random Talk / Re: Herschend Adds to Film and Media Division With Major New Hire
« Last post by mg on October 19, 2021, 10:30:19 PM »
It will be interesting to see where this leads!
Splash and Bubbles hasn’t had new episodes since 2018.
I think that Chuggington is the much more known brand. They have had Chuggington merchandise in the parks for a few years now.

Also, the Disney forcing the move on their Imagineering department, this could be an exciting time for smaller parks to pick up some amazing talent or for some new firms to get a start.
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Random Talk / Re: Herschend Adds to Film and Media Division With Major New Hire
« Last post by KevinLong on October 19, 2021, 09:41:21 PM »
my OPINION

This is the open door that will change forever both the Parks - perfect fit for the water park - fish motif of course. but

This may be the crack that will bring runaway IP's and reduce the parks homegrown personality.

It won't be long the rides will be sponsored and you will see Time Traveler brought to you by Timex. Shoot out at the old Mine - sponsored by the NRA - Blacksmith shop brought to you by the coal industry.

then again I could be a paranoid freak who has no Idea what I am spouting - I leave it to you.

Kevin     
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Random Talk / Re: Herschend Adds to Film and Media Division With Major New Hire
« Last post by cowboy on October 19, 2021, 03:53:18 PM »
I see they also have "Splash and Bubbles" which is a Jim Henson property. So this seems to be a natural fit and the two companies have already been working together. I find it interesting the vast influence Jim Henson properties are a part of and all the projects they are associated with....including Disney, PBS Kids, Sesame Street, Hersey, Coca Cola, Lady Gaga, Deadmau5, etc.

Will be interesting to see what they might be able to bring not only to the Entertainment Studios, but to the parks as well.

Jay

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Random Talk / Herschend Adds to Film and Media Division With Major New Hire
« Last post by shavethewhales on October 19, 2021, 01:45:15 PM »
Herschend Entertainment Studios just picked up a major new hire: Sarah Maizes, a former executive at the Jim Henson Company. Seems like they are preparing to put more focus into this arm of the company. I saw that the 'Chuggington" series just got past a billion views on youtube and has over a million subscribers. I wonder how much revenue that really brings them though...

With this new hire they may be preparing to get into the bigger leagues with film and media production.

https://www.anbmedia.com/news/youre-hired/2021/10/herschend-hires-former-jim-henson-company-exec/
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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« Last post by shavethewhales on October 18, 2021, 08:59:20 AM »
Must have been intense on Saturday. I hope they had two trains running on at least a few of the coasters... I'm surprised that Mystic is still going with the weather getting colder. When it finally stops that's one less major ride to spread the crowds out, but at least the employees can be utilized elsewhere.

We have already pretty much ruled out going on the weekends during Christmas.

Food lines have been terrible. I waited with my family for probably an hour last weekend for them to get dinner at the tater patch. I had those pumpkin/sweet potato balls... they were not good. The pumpkin/coconut curry was decent, but nothing to write home about and a much smaller portion than what is shown for like $15. All-in-all a bit of a letdown foodwise this year, mostly because they simply can't keep up with limited staff.
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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« Last post by cowboy on October 17, 2021, 01:52:16 PM »
25,300 on park Saturday the 16th. I’m glad we’re here today. There is a bit of a crowd and food lines are existent but manageable.

It’s just 2:00, so I expect it to get busier. Rode MRF and got drenched this time on the final drop. Much better ride than what I experienced last year.

Having a great day.

A quick update on the day….food lines were long….everywhere. Tator Twist lines (2) were stretching all the way across the pathways, cinnamon bread was almost to the pizza place, etc. We didn’t buy the food passport….I couldn’t imagine standing in that many lines. It was just that busy today…workers seemed to be working as fast as they could.

The only extremely negative of the day were the Chicken Cashew Cone and Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Cone….both were not very good. The Cashew Chicken last year was in a sweet sauce and extremely good…but this year’s was in a brown gravy and wasn’t great. The Pumpkin Mac and Cheese just doesn’t work well together. Won’t be doing these again.

Jay
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Construction/Rumors / Re: Future SDC Development Speculation (Long-term)
« Last post by chittlins on October 14, 2021, 10:47:33 AM »
We are over thinking this.

A coaster like Taron at Phantasisland is what SDC needs. High thrill, not one inversion, not very tall but packed with fun and only half the themeing that Phantasialand put in to it.
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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Last post by chittlins on October 14, 2021, 10:36:56 AM »
How would you all feel if FITH was simply rebuilt with a new indoor coaster system?

SAME name SAME story, same theme, same coaster style, just with updated lighting, effects, and animatronics. I think while it might not be as splashy as a brand new IP - it could end up being a great draw for the millions of visitors over the years that have enjoyed it. Advertising a refreshed and updated Fire In The Hole might lure those that remember it over the years to return to the park.  Just a thought.  FITH was the initiation of many coaster enthusiasts and regular folks too and I feel they would support it.

another two cents
Kevin

This would be my preferred option, drop track at the burning bridge to simulate a collapse then a launch in darkness.
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