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Question: How would you like to see the Geyser Gulch area re-themed?
Rube Dugan's Magic of Flight - 15 (25.9%)
Fire Station - 6 (10.3%)
Fireworks Factory - 24 (41.4%)
Other - 6 (10.3%)
Leave it alone - 7 (12.1%)
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« Reply #120 on: August 15, 2013, 12:00:06 PM »

I'm for bringing back the mule swing! I was the "mule driver" named "Ben Turning," in 1979. Opening line to those getting on the mule swing back then: "Howdy, Folks! I'm yer mule driver, Ben Turning, and I've been turning this mule around and around here a long time!" Yes, hokey, but it ALWAYS got a laugh.  Wink  The reason you don't see "work animals" on the streets of SDC now is probably the cost of insurance on an animal in a public space...just think if a mule ever kicked someone or broke loose and ran off down the street. Now, that NEVER happened even once in the entire 7 years I worked out there that I know of...but it could happen...and now is no different than back then. Unfortunately, you will probably never see the mule swing back again. Even then there were people who chewed me out at least once or twice a week for being cruel to an animal. So, there ya go! The mule swing, like other "lost" attractions, is part of that good ole romantic atmosphere at SDC in the days gone by. Happy memories, ya'll!  Smiley
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« Reply #121 on: August 15, 2013, 05:44:48 PM »

Junior, don't I remember you reporting once before that the mule up and died one day?  Or is my mind tricking me?!?!
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« Reply #122 on: August 15, 2013, 05:55:06 PM »

Yup, the mule up and died one day. This would have been in about 1980 or maybe 1981. He was an old mule. Very tame, very gentle. It was his time to go. Since he died during the middle of the day, they would not bring in a bucket loader to pick it up and move it out because it would draw too much attention and would be out of theme, too. They covered the mule with a tarp, kept somebody at his side the rest of the day so no one would disturb the mule, and removed him after the park was closed.
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« Reply #123 on: August 19, 2013, 04:37:54 PM »

Poor ol fellow. I was probably one of the kids in 79 that rode that thing.

Dang lawyers, leave it to them to screw up every good thing we ever had...
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« Reply #124 on: August 30, 2013, 06:08:47 PM »

here is an article from local branson paper.

has some pretty detailed info for the 2014 expansion....

If you don't want to know what they are doing yet, and want to wait on official announcement,,,DONT read this article...  you have been warned...

http://bransontrilakesnews.com/news_free/article_618027aa-11ab-11e3-b044-0019bb2963f4.html
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« Reply #125 on: August 30, 2013, 06:16:34 PM »

^'Sounds like the polled concepts are for 2015, not 2014.  White Water will receive some attention.  "With an exclamation point."
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« Reply #126 on: August 30, 2013, 09:17:14 PM »

That's about what I expected. Sounds good to me.

I just think it's funny how much they harp on Screamscape, when literally the only thing that site does is scrape forums like these for little tidbits of information.
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« Reply #127 on: August 30, 2013, 10:05:25 PM »

That's about what I expected. Sounds good to me.

I just think it's funny how much they harp on Screamscape, when literally the only thing that site does is scrape forums like these for little tidbits of information.

Heck, he may have had a heads up on what was posted here so he could link it Wink
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« Reply #128 on: August 31, 2013, 12:00:22 AM »

I did think SDC acknowledged us in their comments when they mentioned they "put it out there in the world" and then listened to comments and suggestions.  It does sound as if they are doing more than taking objective data, but that they actually mold the comments of their followers into the final product.

Listen to this, SDC researchers:  I want a combo fireworks/firefighters attraction - without modern fire engines.  In many small towns, the volunteer firefighters are the ones who light the fireworks.
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« Reply #129 on: August 31, 2013, 07:58:20 PM »

I did think SDC acknowledged us in their comments when they mentioned they "put it out there in the world" and then listened to comments and suggestions.  It does sound as if they are doing more than taking objective data, but that they actually mold the comments of their followers into the final product.

Listen to this, SDC researchers:  I want a combo fireworks/firefighters attraction - without modern fire engines.  In many small towns, the volunteer firefighters are the ones who light the fireworks.

This is more representative of most Missouri towns these days Cool



If by "most Missouri towns" you meant "NWA" then yes, I agree with you

More like Nevada and Lamar


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« Reply #130 on: August 31, 2013, 09:40:35 PM »

We're gonna have to sponsor a sdcfans.com wrestling match with you two!
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« Reply #131 on: August 31, 2013, 11:34:58 PM »

Well I could add that in several cities and smaller towns in Mo. Firefighters are the ones who set the fireworks off.
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« Reply #132 on: September 01, 2013, 12:16:15 AM »

Sometimes it's best to walk away.  Enough is enough.
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« Reply #133 on: September 01, 2013, 01:14:09 PM »

So.......................moving right along................

Since the '14 project looks like it is likely to be OR maintenance, and this discussion (or what WAS the discussion) is really about the '15 project, what else needs to be done, in regards to maintenance and upgrades for '14?
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« Reply #134 on: September 01, 2013, 01:58:18 PM »

There will be some changes around the park to get things ready for 2015.  The biggest changes that I know about are the moving of a food stand to another location.  There will be the start of some rethemeing and retooling near the entrance to GG.  There is some other little pluses that might go unnoticed at first that will happen at the park... and if there is time (and money) some of the older attractions might get some love.   We knew at the start that the park would ride out OR for another season -- but 2015 is going to be huge. 
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