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I love the blog lately. Both SDC and DW have finally figured out how to make their blogs relevant again.

 

Themeing looks nice so far. Looking forward to the "clock shop" downstairs. I hope some stuff makes it to the outside of the building as well. Been looking a little sterile out there now compared to the "old" SDC areas where stuff was strewn about whimsically. I'm sure its a work in progress at this point though.

 

How many of us are set to be there opening weekend/day? I'm planning on being there for the weekend. They are still not specifically saying that Time Traveler will be open for spring break, but I've also not seen any indication that it won't be.

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We'll be there opening week on Friday. I work 4x10 with Fridays off and my wife is taking the week off work since the kids are out of school. Looking forward to it. If TT isn't open, whatever, I can go ride Outlaw Run. I like that they're being cautious about promising opening day, but they've also been working really hard to get it ready by then.

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Looking forward to hearing how Time Traveler is once it opens.

 

We are now seriously thinking about planning a trip to Branson in the mid to late April time-frame, so sure hope that it might be open by then.

 

I'll be looking to Andrew and some of the other locals to tell us the must do's in the surrounding area. We are also going to Lincoln's tomb in Springfield, Ill and cutting down into MO.

 

Doubt we would do SFGaM, but I have thought about a potential stop at SFSL as we have never been. It really depends on how Michael is feeling whether we entertain hitting up more parks other than SDC, which is a must.

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Looking forward to hearing how Time Traveler is once it opens.

 

We are now seriously thinking about planning a trip to Branson in the mid to late April time-frame, so sure hope that it might be open by then.

 

I'll be looking to Andrew and some of the other locals to tell us the must do's in the surrounding area. We are also going to Lincoln's tomb in Springfield, Ill and cutting down into MO.

 

Doubt we would do SFGaM, but I have thought about a potential stop at SFSL as we have never been. It really depends on how Michael is feeling whether we entertain hitting up more parks other than SDC, which is a must.

There's a lot of cool stuff around here these days. The Branson Ferris Wheel (former Navy Pier Ferris Wheel) gives great views of the mountains, and there's a ton of cool mini golf places along 76. Ripleys Believe It or Not and Titanic are worthwhile museums, and downtown Branson has the Landing outdoor mall with good chain restaurants like Laredo and an excursion train that goes into Arkansas and give views only accessible by rail.

 

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield is one of the few Civil War battlefields west of the Mississippi, and is historically significant as the site of Gen. Nathaniel Lyon's death.

 

Downtown Springfield is about the only nightlife area in the Ozarks. I love Harbell's on Park Central West for wings and Civil Kitchen on Park Central East for chicken and waffles. Both great beer selections.

 

Speaking of which, we have 3 breweries in Springfield, Springfield Brewing Co. at Market & McDaniel is the oldest. Try the Greene Ghost (with an e for Greene County).

 

Mother's at Grant & Walnut is great, with a variety of beers and a big lot called the Backyard that's open on Saturdays when the weather is good. Hanging out and chatting with new friends, horseshoes, sometimes live music. It's probably the most fun of the three. Try the Loopty Loop there--yep, a roller coaster themed beer!

 

The newest one is White River on Commercial Street, or "C-Street" as we call it here. It's a second downtown north of the actual downtown. It used to be a town called North Springfield that was incorporated decades ago. Cool vibe on that street. White River does not serve beer, but you can find it at many of C-Street's restaurants. I love Cusco, a Peruvian restaurant at Commercial & Robberson. Their specialty is rabbit in peanut sauce. As for White River, try the Table Rock Red.

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Looking forward to hearing how Time Traveler is once it opens.

 

We are now seriously thinking about planning a trip to Branson in the mid to late April time-frame, so sure hope that it might be open by then.

 

I'll be looking to Andrew and some of the other locals to tell us the must do's in the surrounding area. We are also going to Lincoln's tomb in Springfield, Ill and cutting down into MO.

 

Doubt we would do SFGaM, but I have thought about a potential stop at SFSL as we have never been. It really depends on how Michael is feeling whether we entertain hitting up more parks other than SDC, which is a must.

There's a lot of cool stuff around here these days. The Branson Ferris Wheel (former Navy Pier Ferris Wheel) gives great views of the mountains, and there's a ton of cool mini golf places along 76. Ripleys Believe It or Not and Titanic are worthwhile museums, and downtown Branson has the Landing outdoor mall with good restaurants and an excursion train that goes into Arkansas and give views only accessible by rail.

 

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield is one of the few Civil War battlefields west of the Mississippi, and is historically significant as he site of Gen. Nathaniel Lyon's death.

 

Downtown Springfield is about the only nightlife area in the Ozarks. I love Harbell's on Park Central West for wings and Civil Kitchen on Park Central East for chicken and waffles. Both great beer selections.

 

Speaking of which, we have 3 breweries in Springfield, Springfield Brewing Co. at Market & McDaniel is the oldest. Try the Greene Ghost (with an e for Greene County).

 

Mother's has a rollercoaster inspired brew called Loopteeloop or something like that.

 

Mother's at Grant & Walnut is great, with a variety of beers and a big lot called the Backyard that's open on Saturdays when the weather is good. Hanging out and chatting with new friends, horseshoes, sometimes live music. It's probably the most fun of the three. Try the Loopty Loop there--yep, a roller coaster themed beer!

 

The newest one is White River on Commercial Street, or "C-Street" as we call it here. It's a second downtown north of the actual downtown. It used to be a town called North Springfield that was incorporated decades ago. Cool vibe on that street. White River does not serve beer, but you can find it at many of C-Street's restaurants. I love Cusco, a Peruvian restaurant at Commercial & Robberson. Their specialty is rabbit in peanut sauce. As for White River, try the Table Rock Red.

 

If you are a Civil War nerd, There's also Pea Ridge National Military Park in Northwest Ark along with Prarie Grove Battlefield State Park.

 

Supposedly, the Landing has lost a few stores and restaurants but there's new one's on the way, H&M is opening down there and I think a bowling alley/FEC is going in where Belks is currently. I hear the mountain coaster that replaced The Slide is top notch.

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Just checked out the new video on Time Traveler. I am even more exited now than I was before to ride it. I was a bit concerned about the spinning since I cannot do spinning flat rides, but this looks really fun. I will be there opening week, on Friday and Saturday, with the family. Our first trip to Branson. Spring Break can't come soon enough! I imagine the weather can play a role in the crowds this early in the year but typically how are the crowds opening week/weekend?

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Great video! The spinning definitely looks reigned in and more akin to slow turning from this video, but on a coaster layout with inversions and this many twists and turns, that should still prove to create a really disorienting ride. I'm really looking forward to trying this thing out in a few months.

 

I'd also be interested if they were able to and willing to adjust the spinning on the vehicles for enthusiast events.

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Awesome featurette video! Glad they finally came out with this! Been trying to explain to people ever since this was announced how the "controlled" spinning will work as I previously mentioned it would be best described as a brake caliper for a giant disc brake similarly seen on a car. For anyone else curious

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Given the controlled spinning, I look at this as a sort of next-gen Euro Mir with terrain and inversions. If it's anything like that we could have a really good coaster on our hands. I'll be there to check it out in May!

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The spinning definitely looks reigned in and more akin to slow turning from this video, but on a coaster layout with inversions and this many twists and turns, that should still prove to create a really disorienting ride.

 

Pretty much how I'm looking at it too. Rather than something where you'll actively feel like you're rotating around, the bigger impact from the spin will be how it changes your position with respect to the elements the coaster goes through. There are some elements that look somewhat intense and disorienting even for a straight-on coaster train, so taken sideways or diagonally -- or backwards -- it'll be really interesting to see how that feels.

 

I'd also be interested if they were able to and willing to adjust the spinning on the vehicles for enthusiast events.

 

That crossed my mind too!

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