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OzCat to be demolished
« on: October 07, 2015, 10:21:00 PM »
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http://bransonmo.gov/DocumentCenter/View/377
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Re: OzCat to be demolished
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2015, 10:54:39 PM »
It was only a matter of time. I'm honestly surprised it lasted as long as it did.
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Re: OzCat to be demolished
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2015, 07:24:53 AM »
It also appears that they will be doing something with the cabanas at the wave pool.

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Re: OzCat to be demolished
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2015, 07:39:13 AM »
Shame they are going to tear that down.  I wonder if they have plans? or if this is a liability issue.

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Re: OzCat to be demolished
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2015, 07:44:00 AM »
Too bad, But it does look bad when you drive by, wood pieces hanging off of it..  Sitting unused is bad ln the whole facility..  I will miss seeing it. 

LOL.  It is almost a Branson landmark

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Re: OzCat to be demolished
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2015, 08:40:42 AM »
It should have been done long ago, but I really held out hope for awhile that somehow they would refurbish and re-open it. OzCat really was one of the best GCII's ever. Maybe I'm biased, but it really was a nice package of classic design, sweeping curves, and airtime.

I'm wondering what is driving them to finally demolish it: the structure itself degrading, the Spirit of 76 project, or perhaps a new use for the site?

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Re: OzCat to be demolished
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2015, 05:48:20 PM »
I'm sad in that all of the visits we made to Celebration City we never rode the OzCat -- always thought "next time" until there was no next time to do so.

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Re: OzCat to be demolished
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2015, 10:34:03 AM »
It's depressing to lose a solid coaster that had no business being left to rot. CC the one black eye on HFE.

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Re: OzCat to be demolished
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2015, 10:27:15 PM »
It's less sad tearing it down than it is watching it rot.

It would have been cool to maybe have some shops around it and sell tickets for rides, almost like a go-kart track. I'd pay to ride it again...
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Re: OzCat to be demolished
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2015, 12:29:43 PM »
I would like to use some of the OzCat wood for craft projects. Or make a bed from. What about the Ozcat sign? I would like to have that too! I think they should raffle that off......
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Re: OzCat to be demolished
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2015, 01:27:37 PM »
It's less sad tearing it down than it is watching it rot.

It would have been cool to maybe have some shops around it and sell tickets for rides, almost like a go-kart track. I'd pay to ride it again...

Bingo! Funny, there's a go cart track wasting away, there was an arcade building wasting away. I've said it over and over again that It should have evolved into a  no admission fee entertainment district where things were sold on a per ride or ride pass basis.

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Re: OzCat to be demolished
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2015, 04:36:30 PM »
^It does seem to be a no-brainer to us.  I wonder who thinks it's a yes-brainer.  Does it just not fit into their business model?
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Re: OzCat to be demolished
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2015, 11:07:09 AM »
Did a drive-by this weekend. whole area looks sad.... 
no pictures, will be back in 2 weeks.. planning on lots of pics then.. 
hopefull I can get some pictures while they are tearing it down, later on..

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Re: OzCat to be demolished
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2015, 05:32:35 PM »
Here's an article from the 10/27 edition of Branson Tri-Lakes about the demolition:

http://www.bransontrilakesnews.com/news_free/article_a201d9f6-7cdc-11e5-a34a-8fb0951ae67c.html

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Re: OzCat to be demolished
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2015, 07:07:47 PM »
It strikes me how much they are emphasizing that nothing is really being pursued yet for the property. They're just getting rid of OzCat finally because it's bad for the town's image to have a defunct amusement park look so obvious.

Awhile back there were some rumors floating around town that HFEC was evaluating an aquarium. It seems like those plans probably fell through, especially with the leadership change. I'm still just wondering what it will take for them to finally make a move here, but it sounds like they have big projects stacked up at DW and SDC for years.