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Guided Tour Concept by SDC Attractions
« on: April 13, 2021, 12:27:00 PM »
HFEC sent me a survey asking about my opinion on various guided tour concepts for the Branson area. Looking at city vs. lake vs. various historical areas with some hiking. Tours would be 2 hours and you would ride around in jeeps.

Seems like a lackluster concept to me. Branson is always clogged with traffic, so I'm not sure how a city tour would work. Even the side routes around the lake are often busy. Branson just isn't that interesting to warrant a tour.

Seems like such a minor attraction to add to HFEC's Branson line up anyway. Here they are still sitting on a massive parcel of prime real estate right off the strip and they are instead looking at jeep tours. Build a resort already.

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Re: Guided Tour Concept by SDC Attractions
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2021, 08:36:01 PM »
The company bought PINK JEEPS and are expanding. They have one in Pigeon Forge already
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Re: Guided Tour Concept by SDC Attractions
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2021, 08:42:46 AM »
Ah, I forgot they bought that a few years ago. I guess in some sense it makes sense to expand while Jeep culture is so hot right now. I think they need to partner with Dogwood Canyon or something else though, because this is still a lame area to cruise.

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Re: Guided Tour Concept by SDC Attractions
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2021, 09:25:11 AM »
I would really like to take those tours.  I realize that most people go to Branson just to take part in the glitz, the noise, and the roller coasters, but my interests diverge into the historical and the natural.  I suspect these tours will never be a huge money-maker, but, for a modest investment, they can expand the options.  Quite a few of the visitors are older folks, and they would more likely enjoy these than yet another a Mega-Whirly-SuperSpin-Twister ride.

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Re: Guided Tour Concept by SDC Attractions
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2021, 02:56:37 PM »
Probably trying to capture the Duck market. Personally, Branson has nothing I would pay for a tour for but the Ducks packed them in. Now, I used Pink Jeeps years ago in Sedona before Herschend bought them and enjoyed it. But I could have rented a UTV and done the same thing.

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Re: Guided Tour Concept by SDC Attractions
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2021, 06:41:25 PM »
depends on how they market it.. 

How and Where?

As long as they dont try to tie in with the new Shepherd Of The Hill organization, I would consider..

Would rather see Ducks brought back in somehow, new machines, redesigned, whatever...