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  1. 2018 is so far away (planned family trip to europe) I'm sure I'll be geeked over another another amazing addition by then but this park is a must visit and stay at.
  2. You would be shocked at the amount of families that go to.Oaklawn during the meet, Arkansas Derby weekends regularly see 100,000. Magic Springs misses most all of that and the water park side kiss all of it. You have to think of it as a water park first with some dry side rides. They added a new water fortress not too long ago, I think it was four seasons ago. Hot Springs had enormous potential as a gambling resort but Arkansas would not legalize gambling when it mattered(1950s). Reading up on it's history shows it could have been Vegas but with trees. Hard to believe this is where the Yankees went for spring training back in the day(for the casinos) http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=6221
  3. Are there plans for cruise ships to call on this park since it's located adjacent to a rather large marina that seems plenty large to host ships of that size?
  4. Sounds crazy this far out but I'm stating to plan an European vacation for 2018. Going to take my two kids that will be entering their senior and sophomore high school years. Momma will allow a few theme parks as to not over museum and culture them. Disneyland Paris, Efteling, Phantasialand and Europa seem no brainers. Plopsa de Panne and a couple of others are on the fence. This seemed like an easy park to hit while Momma did some alone time in the area while doing the coastal area here, would 4 hours be enough to get most of it done
  5. Those hours are very normal for the park. They've tried keeping it open later, but when they did, most people still ended up leaving around 6-7. So they close early most days. I wouldn't say Trailblazer Pass would be necessary this weekend. It's late enough in the summer that Branson's died down a bit. You'll still get the Springfield/Harrison families as always, but operations are great here and all the coasters but Powder Keg should be under 30 minutes. It's going to be about 90 degrees tomorow, though, so the water rides will have long lines. Just do American Plunge, Lost River, and Powder Keg first and you'll have a great day. Here's the caveat, the Weather has been spectacular the past few days in the Ozarks, and the heat isn't brutal, actually chilly, Record lows have been recorded this week in the region. Only 80 degrees today(Friday), but rain chances pick up over the weekend.
  6. So, Star Wars Lands for DL and DHS were dropped today. Happily waiting for the report.
  7. Yep, the PR expense ( all those ads), California being full of willfull idiots and heavy rains in Texas early on. I wish they would taper off on the counteratt attack and start promoting the parks and rides. I'm sure they will start in late 3rd quarter as families start thinking about next year. Our family wants to do San Antonio for Spring Break or late May for 2016. I look forward to Manby's presentation for the future this Fall. I wonder if we see them revisit the Abu Daubi plans as things are seemingly full bore over there again. The Orca shaped Island was just killer.
  8. Dude has never seen where the Star Flyer on Galveston Pleasure Pier was put if he's questioning that placement. Look, everything I posted is just some pie in the sky vision. I think it could be done. Now if he's got something against SDC well that's crazy. He lost me at favoring surface lots over attractions. A simple google image search for mixed use entertainment complex degelopment can give you all kinds of ideals.
  9. You can fit the vast majority. You are thinking in a strip mall mindset. Remer my first post on this. I said parking decks with liner buildlings. Take this example of what I'm talking about, street level store fronts for restaurants, limited retail and hotel rooms wrapped around a multi level parking deck As for rides, take the star flyer. I believe Tivoli's is on a raise platform. Well, in this as it's above a circular building. Where have I seen this in the states but not with a Star Fyler. But, It gives you the idea. Oh. Ew. Kind of seeing that I think something like that would kind of keep me away. I like the traditional parking lot, getting out of the car and seeing the entrance gate across the parking lot and nostalgic stuff like that. And I kind of don't like the idea of having elevated rides like at Blackpool or Playland's Castaway Cove, to me if just makes the place seem.....cramped.....and.....I just can't find the right words but I'm going to be honest, elevated rides and parking garages would turn me off of wanting to go back. What I think should happen is like all the F.E.Cs in Branson, free admission, pay per ride, like Branson USA was except have standout rides that Branson USA didn't really have. Make it sort of like Fun Spot America in Orlando. Well, we'll have to disagree. It needs it's own core and can be done right. I remember seeing how they used the fact that the restaurants had to be elevated for storm surge protection so they ran the train under them and include a dark ride section. When you said 0 acres and claim it will not all fit I threw out SOME of the possible solutions. Most building would be repurposed, but some may need to go bye bye . Take the water feature with the waterfall for the last ride they added before closing I'm sure that could be saved and even used for a front feature of the Lodge that would house an indoor waterpark This building is fine to repurpose for a use. Facades can easily change lots of room there in the plaza in front However, the old entrances goes but the street can be extended . Look there's a pad for a Star Flyer. The bowling alley, movie theater and FEC with a ride like bumper cars can all be in the same building. We aren't talking a 22 screen movie plex but 6 to 8 with upscale features and stadium seating. The bowling alley and FEC can be multiple levels. Go up, not out since the movie portion of the build is going to be taller . Here's a Muvico/Splitsville combo as an example of just a single level Not much has happened across the street either, that could be bought up for surface parking but you have to understand, single level surface parking it's about as big of a waste of space as there is, especially when room for other studs is needed. When integrated with other uses, parking structures can pay for themselves easier and fees waved. Branson Landing did a good job of having a mix of a little surface parking with a parking structure also used . Branson a ready has The Tracks locations and others, this place can,do without minigolf or go carts.
  10. Well, you got another water ride with better theming but it was short lived. Did you notice that the sea lion show was put on by a group foreign trainers. I believe the show was from Russia, definitely Eastern European. Who knew that oil was going to soar to 130 a barrel and the economic collapse it help ignite was about the rear it ugly head. The massive recession conspired with a poor operating model doomed CC and it was the easy choice to shutter especially with a new guy(Manby) at the top of HFE. I agree with you, their are some decent erector set coasters out there but I think you are nearing the end of them at most fixed site parks. You have seen such an expansion in small footprint permanent fixture coasters from Rewind Racers to the Gale Force coaster from the last week. Look at the woody GG is putting in at ZDT with an 8 person train.
  11. You can fit the vast majority. You are thinking in a strip mall mindset. Remer my first post on this. I said parking decks with liner buildlings. Take this example of what I'm talking about, street level store fronts for restaurants, limited retail and hotel rooms wrapped around a multi level parking deck As for rides, take the star flyer. I believe Tivoli's is on a raise platform. Well, in this as it's above a circular building. Where have I seen this in the states but not with a Star Fyler. But, It gives you the idea.
  12. Retail would just be token in nature, that's not the true intent of what I'm suggesting. What I'm proposing is more entertainmentioned and eating driven with a captured audience with a two or three lodges. I can't figure where this got equated to Grand Palace. When I say retail think a Candy Shop and a Soda emporium either together or separate. The main focus would but fun, whether it's eating, music, play, and other forms of entertainment. Mirror Maze Restaurant with on site brewing Upscale movies Adult bowling Kids bowling Here think of it like this(Google these things) Take The Island in Pigeon Forge and Kemah Boardwalk outside of Houston and the Downtown Aquarium in Houston and mix it in a bowl Season it with: Add a teaspoon of Movies like Alamo Drafthouse Cinema or even KC based AMC and their Dine In Movie screens. Add a Teaspoon of King Bowl or Brooklyn Bowl and a Family FEC with Glow in the Dark bowling lanes. (Note: being from Memphis Malco is tinkering with a D&B format with their movie theaters complete with bowling.) Throw in a place like Great Wolf with an indoor waterpark. Look at the attached aerial of CC, I'd put right down there on the boot where the laser show was. Find a way to incorporate the old water features with an outdoor pool. Add a couple suite style hotels with nice indoor pools that would appeal to more budget minded families looking for a cabin fever weekend get away. Have the hotels offer shuttles to SDC when it's open. Give on site hotel patent discounts to the Mirror Maze, 7d theater, and Rides. On and on.
  13. Don't be skeptical, just be disgusted over Johnny taking his sweet time. It'll be reopened. It's full of living things now http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2015/03/18/big-changes-ahead-wonders-wildlife/24988721/ That aquarium was open for a few months in 2001, then has been closed "for renovations" for 14 years. The only project in town with more delays and restarts is the Heers building. Let's call it what it is; it's a nonprofit subsidiary that exists solely to be a tax write off. Johhny will open it 2016, How do I know? It's advertised in the fall catalog. When he starts pimping something in the catalog, it's happening. He is already talking a second hotel and zip line at the Memphis Pyramid store. But there's plenty that Wonders will not have. Branson ain't getting an aquarium equal to Atlanta's(though I'd love it) but something lIke the one in Chattanooga with other things like the water steps is plausible. I'M going to plan around with Google and come up with rough plan of what I suggested. It's too hot for other stuff.
  14. Don't be skeptical, just be disgusted over Johnny taking his sweet time. It'll be reopened. It's full of living things now http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2015/03/18/big-changes-ahead-wonders-wildlife/24988721/
  15. I actually do think they could relocate Wildcat to Wild Adventures as the Wildcat was built on flat land similar to Wild Adventures flat land. And are you sure about the air gates being used on Outlaw Run? Because I remember Wildcat having kind of squared, grayish air gates while Outlaw run doesn't. And are you sure about the control panels being reused on Outlaw Run? Because it seems to me that if they were to reuse the control panel on any other wooden coaster in the chain it'd be Thunderhead since Thunderhead is another G.C.I and Outlaw Run is an R.M.C. When one says site specific, I believe it to be designed to the dimensions of land that it was built on top of that particular patch of land l. It is about as flat as flat can get. No custom elevations for the structure were needed. The diminsions of the land can be easily copied provided it is flat. You could have a large plot of land and place OzCat there in the middle and then shape every else around it. Take Boardwalk Bullet at Kemah. That was site specific but really it's a flat base as well and could be moved to any flat space that can accommodate it. Let's take Arkansas Twister that once resided at Boardwalk and Baseball in Florida. It was built on some darn flat land, yet it was relocated to Magic Springs which is in the hills. They did the earthwork to make it work. It's a odd location and when the amp is used, it requires the closure of the ride. Could OzCat be relocated as long as the new site is flat and accommodate the diminsions of the ride? Yep, but, the hardware was cannibalize and the wood structure has set there, unused for 6 to 7 years now. Didn't one train go to Wild Adventures? I think the cost was 4 million when it was built? If the wood was in good enough shape without much replacement and basically only needed retracked when reassembled, you still have to buy new hardware. So, considering it comes incomplete would the price and the cost incurred with replacing what's missing be low enough to make it compelling enough to chose it over a new construction wood coaster? OzCat was a solid coaster but it wasn't on many best of lists. I think it's sibling, Thunderhead that went to Dollywood, when HFE bought the two GCIs is considered the better of the two by most ethusiasts. The only hope for OzCat is that the new management team that settles in behind Manby and his departure revisits a reinvention of that property and they deem it worthy to restoring it to operable condition. It's kinda shameful they have left it standing if not. It contributes to the notion that Branson is rundown and closing up, which eventually effects SDC. Branson has an identity crisis and they are lost on what to do about it but a poster on here saying in a trip report that Magic Springs' waterpark is better than Whitewater, well, any in Missouri is telling on the state of HFE properties on that end of the 76 strip. Non of the trains went to Wild Adventures, it has Gerstlauer trains, one train went to Dollywood but I thought there was a second train, maybe it's still in the queue house. But I do think that the coaster is salvageable, whether only the track can be saved or only the structure, I think it can be salvaged. If the new park needs to they can do what Magic Springs did with Big Bad John, the mine train from Six Flags Over Mid America then Dollywood, what they did is the took the old mine train track, and since the park didn't have the same terrain as Six Flags or Dollywood the had G.C.I come in and build a new structure. The total project of moving the whole coaster in the event that the structure has not rotted and the the cost of rebuilding it, I would estimate probably an 7-9 million dollar project. Now in the event that the structure can't be saved and only the track can be reused, I would estimate about 5-7.5 million dollar project. But what I see most likely is H.F.C taking the property, build some other kind of attraction, maybe an aquarium, and have a few rides, including Wildcat. I either see this or the rethemeing of Celebration City. But the next time H.F.C needs to learn that Celebration City would have to be separate from S.D.C, it can't be open some of the day for people to go to S.D.C then Celebration City, it'd have to be open all day because that was terrible about Celebration City, it was opened limited hours, it opened in the afternoon and was supposed to be a night time park but it was never opened past 9:30 P.M and what they need is a stand out attraction, Wildcat was good but most of the other rides were just okay to the naked eye, what they need is something like a Sky Screamer or an Air Race or something that the General Public loves. This is easy, they plan to do something, someday as the property has not put up for sale. No admission, Redesign as a Downtown Area with a main street and side streets. Parking deck(s) can be hid by lining it with buildings. Have a mix of full service restaurants, fast casuals(panera, five guys, starbucks) and treat shops. Have some retail mixed in. Sporadically mixed in faux store fronts that would act as venues for seasonal attractions(think haunts) indoor Christmas walk thru like an enchanted forrest theme. The little area that had the faux creek is perfect for eateries with outdoor seating. Have a mirror maze attraction, so on Have an Aquarium but remember Bass Pro is about to open a pretty large one themselves up the road in Springfield. Bowling Alley, a kids secton with glow in the dark theme and a grownup section. Possible Dine In Movie theater, 4 or 5 screens. Live music venue, some place designed lime a small old theater turn live music venue with a cap of 5 to 6 hundred. A pavilion in the square, outdoor music in the summer, ice skating in the winter. On site hotels with things to attract visitors year round, one with a indoor waterpark and the other with indoor ropes course, mini golf, electric go carts, hotels share use of amenties. Attractions to go with a revived OzCat 1) very tall Star Flyer 2)Compact steel coaster(Iron Shark, Gale Force, ect) 3) kiddie ride area, semi enclosed, think over sized Carousel house (Asbury Park)with room for three or four smaller footprint rides. 4) two or three flats like the Air Race you mentioned , I would shoot for a couple that's partially enclosed or covered so they can be heated during the winter and immune from rain. Things like bumper cars and a hymalaya style ride Rides sold ala carte or a ride band. Think an amount of rides like Kemah Boardwalk has overall Places I've seen or been to that I pulled that off of, the Island in Pigeon Forge, Kemah Boardwalk and Galveston Pleasure Pier, the Downtown Aquarium, Great Wolf Lodge, Alamo Draft House Cinema and threads on this forum. Wait, this is for sure? That would be REALLY awesome if this is true. Would they continue doing the laser light shows and stuff? And also, would they get another Technical Park Ferris Wheel? Because they look fantastic during both night and day. Although I don't like the idea of an ice rink and stuff like that, it does seem like a good idea for H.F.C to explore, bring new life to this park. Although I kind of wish that H.F.C never bought it because Branson USA was fun, I was only a couple months old when H.F.C bought it but I still have small flashes of memories from Branson USA, like I remember my mom and dad taking me on the Ferris Wheel while they had me in a backpack, like they had my legs and stomach area in the bag and my head and upper body sticking out the top and they would zip up the bag so I couldn't fall out. But from the pictures my mom and dad took, it looked like a fun place, it had a fun selection of older type rides, the Fireball is the exception, and it was a pretty park and it was reasonably priced, no admission and most rides only required about four to five tickets and my parents said tickets were only about 25-50 cents a piece. That they own the land still and not listing it on the market? Yes, that's true. The rest is what I would do with it and I'm just some random poster with ideas. The word was, they wouldn't sell it cause they don't want it to be used as competition but they were waiting till the Ozark High Road was completed to redevelop it. That is not going to happen for decades, if then, unless some miraculous funding formula is discovered. Missouri needs to get rid of the traffic lights south of town on US 65 first and a complete western bypass of the Branson strip is about the most foolish use of money there is. Getting a four lane to SDC on 76 from the intersection where Celebration City would be a tremendous help and not foolish.
  16. Sundays are typically less crowded, shorter operating time thought. I would shoot for come after so and so time, come back tommorrow free ticket
  17. I actually do think they could relocate Wildcat to Wild Adventures as the Wildcat was built on flat land similar to Wild Adventures flat land. And are you sure about the air gates being used on Outlaw Run? Because I remember Wildcat having kind of squared, grayish air gates while Outlaw run doesn't. And are you sure about the control panels being reused on Outlaw Run? Because it seems to me that if they were to reuse the control panel on any other wooden coaster in the chain it'd be Thunderhead since Thunderhead is another G.C.I and Outlaw Run is an R.M.C. When one says site specific, I believe it to be designed to the dimensions of land that it was built on top of that particular patch of land l. It is about as flat as flat can get. No custom elevations for the structure were needed. The diminsions of the land can be easily copied provided it is flat. You could have a large plot of land and place OzCat there in the middle and then shape every else around it. Take Boardwalk Bullet at Kemah. That was site specific but really it's a flat base as well and could be moved to any flat space that can accommodate it. Let's take Arkansas Twister that once resided at Boardwalk and Baseball in Florida. It was built on some darn flat land, yet it was relocated to Magic Springs which is in the hills. They did the earthwork to make it work. It's a odd location and when the amp is used, it requires the closure of the ride. Could OzCat be relocated as long as the new site is flat and accommodate the diminsions of the ride? Yep, but, the hardware was cannibalize and the wood structure has set there, unused for 6 to 7 years now. Didn't one train go to Wild Adventures? I think the cost was 4 million when it was built? If the wood was in good enough shape without much replacement and basically only needed retracked when reassembled, you still have to buy new hardware. So, considering it comes incomplete would the price and the cost incurred with replacing what's missing be low enough to make it compelling enough to chose it over a new construction wood coaster? OzCat was a solid coaster but it wasn't on many best of lists. I think it's sibling, Thunderhead that went to Dollywood, when HFE bought the two GCIs is considered the better of the two by most ethusiasts. The only hope for OzCat is that the new management team that settles in behind Manby and his departure revisits a reinvention of that property and they deem it worthy to restoring it to operable condition. It's kinda shameful they have left it standing if not. It contributes to the notion that Branson is rundown and closing up, which eventually effects SDC. Branson has an identity crisis and they are lost on what to do about it but a poster on here saying in a trip report that Magic Springs' waterpark is better than Whitewater, well, any in Missouri is telling on the state of HFE properties on that end of the 76 strip. Non of the trains went to Wild Adventures, it has Gerstlauer trains, one train went to Dollywood but I thought there was a second train, maybe it's still in the queue house. But I do think that the coaster is salvageable, whether only the track can be saved or only the structure, I think it can be salvaged. If the new park needs to they can do what Magic Springs did with Big Bad John, the mine train from Six Flags Over Mid America then Dollywood, what they did is the took the old mine train track, and since the park didn't have the same terrain as Six Flags or Dollywood the had G.C.I come in and build a new structure. The total project of moving the whole coaster in the event that the structure has not rotted and the the cost of rebuilding it, I would estimate probably an 7-9 million dollar project. Now in the event that the structure can't be saved and only the track can be reused, I would estimate about 5-7.5 million dollar project. But what I see most likely is H.F.C taking the property, build some other kind of attraction, maybe an aquarium, and have a few rides, including Wildcat. I either see this or the rethemeing of Celebration City. But the next time H.F.C needs to learn that Celebration City would have to be separate from S.D.C, it can't be open some of the day for people to go to S.D.C then Celebration City, it'd have to be open all day because that was terrible about Celebration City, it was opened limited hours, it opened in the afternoon and was supposed to be a night time park but it was never opened past 9:30 P.M and what they need is a stand out attraction, Wildcat was good but most of the other rides were just okay to the naked eye, what they need is something like a Sky Screamer or an Air Race or something that the General Public loves. This is easy, they plan to do something, someday as the property has not put up for sale. No admission, Redesign as a Downtown Area with a main street and side streets. Parking deck(s) can be hid by lining it with buildings. Have a mix of full service restaurants, fast casuals(panera, five guys, starbucks) and treat shops. Have some retail mixed in. Sporadically mixed in faux store fronts that would act as venues for seasonal attractions(think haunts) indoor Christmas walk thru like an enchanted forrest theme. The little area that had the faux creek is perfect for eateries with outdoor seating. Have a mirror maze attraction, so on Have an Aquarium but remember Bass Pro is about to open a pretty large one themselves up the road in Springfield. Bowling Alley, a kids secton with glow in the dark theme and a grownup section. Possible Dine In Movie theater, 4 or 5 screens. Live music venue, some place designed lime a small old theater turn live music venue with a cap of 5 to 6 hundred. A pavilion in the square, outdoor music in the summer, ice skating in the winter. On site hotels with things to attract visitors year round, one with a indoor waterpark and the other with indoor ropes course, mini golf, electric go carts, hotels share use of amenties. Attractions to go with a revived OzCat 1) very tall Star Flyer 2)Compact steel coaster(Iron Shark, Gale Force, ect) 3) kiddie ride area, semi enclosed, think over sized Carousel house (Asbury Park)with room for three or four smaller footprint rides. 4) two or three flats like the Air Race you mentioned , I would shoot for a couple that's partially enclosed or covered so they can be heated during the winter and immune from rain. Things like bumper cars and a hymalaya style ride Rides sold ala carte or a ride band. Think an amount of rides like Kemah Boardwalk has overall Places I've seen or been to that I pulled that off of, the Island in Pigeon Forge, Kemah Boardwalk and Galveston Pleasure Pier, the Downtown Aquarium, Great Wolf Lodge, Alamo Draft House Cinema and threads on this forum.
  18. I actually do think they could relocate Wildcat to Wild Adventures as the Wildcat was built on flat land similar to Wild Adventures flat land. And are you sure about the air gates being used on Outlaw Run? Because I remember Wildcat having kind of squared, grayish air gates while Outlaw run doesn't. And are you sure about the control panels being reused on Outlaw Run? Because it seems to me that if they were to reuse the control panel on any other wooden coaster in the chain it'd be Thunderhead since Thunderhead is another G.C.I and Outlaw Run is an R.M.C. When one says site specific, I believe it to be designed to the dimensions of land that it was built on top of that particular patch of land l. It is about as flat as flat can get. No custom elevations for the structure were needed. The diminsions of the land can be easily copied provided it is flat. You could have a large plot of land and place OzCat there in the middle and then shape every else around it. Take Boardwalk Bullet at Kemah. That was site specific but really it's a flat base as well and could be moved to any flat space that can accommodate it. Let's take Arkansas Twister that once resided at Boardwalk and Baseball in Florida. It was built on some darn flat land, yet it was relocated to Magic Springs which is in the hills. They did the earthwork to make it work. It's a odd location and when the amp is used, it requires the closure of the ride. Could OzCat be relocated as long as the new site is flat and accommodate the diminsions of the ride? Yep, but, the hardware was cannibalize and the wood structure has set there, unused for 6 to 7 years now. Didn't one train go to Wild Adventures? I think the cost was 4 million when it was built? If the wood was in good enough shape without much replacement and basically only needed retracked when reassembled, you still have to buy new hardware. So, considering it comes incomplete would the price and the cost incurred with replacing what's missing be low enough to make it compelling enough to chose it over a new construction wood coaster? OzCat was a solid coaster but it wasn't on many best of lists. I think it's sibling, Thunderhead that went to Dollywood, when HFE bought the two GCIs is considered the better of the two by most ethusiasts. The only hope for OzCat is that the new management team that settles in behind Manby and his departure revisits a reinvention of that property and they deem it worthy to restoring it to operable condition. It's kinda shameful they have left it standing if not. It contributes to the notion that Branson is rundown and closing up, which eventually effects SDC. Branson has an identity crisis and they are lost on what to do about it but a poster on here saying in a trip report that Magic Springs' waterpark is better than Whitewater, well, any in Missouri is telling on the state of HFE properties on that end of the 76 strip.
  19. It's kinda funny this thread and the trip report thread are active at the same time. Magic Springs has room to grow,so it even get something bigger. I go to Hot Springs for the Arkansas Derby, likely one of the two best non triple crown throughbred races in the country. Notice the this year's triple crown winner won the Arkansas Derby. Arkansas is an outdoor enthusiasts wonderland but it ain't Orlando though the summers can hold their own with Orlando. Those unfamiliar wouldn't know that you can actually find your own diamonds in Arkansas at a state park not too far from Hot Springs. http://www.craterofdiamondsstatepark.com/digging-for-diamonds/recent.aspx Anywho, I think of Magic Springs as a park that has the potential of the parks I read about on here like Toverland and Plopsa. Anywho, It could use an integrated kiddie area with a cluster of rides all with similar tone. That farm themed kiddie area in Europe that was posted about recently here. It could use a couple of flats as well. The lack of a rapids ride and a dark ride stand out. But...again, it screams for a new coaster. A Blue Fire clone would be awesome but any kind of launch coaster. It's up to ownership to promote the park, outside of the central Arkansas area, Memphis is a prime example, it's without water or theme parks. It's living off of what Ed Hart added when he had the park. They took out the wild mouse and put in a upcharge sky coaster. That sucked. Give it a glance on Google Earth and you see the obvious expansion areas. There's plenty of rich area history to actually give rides a background theme. LIke I said in the other thread, it's got a solid but overlooked waterpark, I would love see someone like Dan Koch get their hands on this park.
  20. I believe they helped get Adventure River in Memphis open too. I remember seeing White Water branded tubes there as well. Aren't both Frontier City and Magic Springs owned by the equity firm along with Elitch Gardens and Darien Lake. I do think they have different actual park management teams. Magic Springs has so much promise, it needs to just fall into the right hands. TheY need a couple of kiddie rides, a couple more flats and another coaster like a Mack spinner like I mentioned in the other Magic Springs thread. This park also screams for a Wooden Warrior type woodie. All that waterpark needs is a combination water coaster and funnel raft side to really be something. It is better than Whitewater in Branson. You could make the argument it's the best between Dallas and Atlanta crom the west to east and from the Gulf to the Missouri and Ohio Rivers from the north and south. I wonder what this park could be like under someone like Dan Koch.
  21. Appears even more compact than Gerstlauer's Iron Shark at Galveston Pleasure Pier, which I loved last summer. Great options are abounding for small footprint parks.
  22. It's still there and I doubt it's going anywhere unless it's completely scrapped. This is a park that could really benefit from a compact Eurofighter like Iron Shark or a Mauer or Mack spinner. Maybe even a smaller launch coaster. It needs something on the dry side, it's been awhile.
  23. It's still there and I doubt it's going anywhere unless it's completely scrapped.
  24. Stay hydrated Sat is the big day at that park with the musical act at the amp. They get a fairly impressive and election list of performers (for a theme park) every year.
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