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Old 09-14-2011, 02:17 PM   #16
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I've thought this would be something I'd like to try, but $30 for a quick 1-2 minute ride is a bit tough to swallow. Unless I've misunderstood the ticket pricing.....
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:39 PM   #17
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keep in mind all the cables and equipment that needs servicing and frequent replacement as well as those involved in your safety while you ride. True, it's a short ride, but if it were too cheap I may not be inclined to consider it knowing they couldn't pay people and keep equipment in top shape.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:30 PM   #18
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Yes, I understand the safety and maintenance aspect....just comparing other things to do in Branson (shows, SDC, Golf....) and how quickly your $30 would be over and done with. I think if it were something that really took off and they had more riders, the price could come down. Not to say it would, but they probably could.....

We visit SDC 2-3 times a year, buy season passes, so the value there is hard to beat. Entire day or two in a park with thrill rides and shows. Maybe SDC should get a zip line....now there's a thought.
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Thumbs down 1 Killed, 1 Injured In Zip-Line Collapse

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/22...aii/?hpt=us_c2

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Old 09-23-2011, 06:22 PM   #20
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How many people die in car crashes each day in this country? I don't see any of us scared to jump in the car. Just sayin...
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:56 PM   #21
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I took our 4 year old and almost 6 year old on the 8 pm zip tonight. We were finished at nearly 11 pm, but we had a blast. Of course, they used so much energy that they were asleep in the car within 5 minutes. Our guides were 2 brothers - Mark and David - and they were wonderful. One son rode with Mark and the other with me. Towards the end, the boys switched, and on the last one they both wanted to ride with a guide (since they go faster than mom apparently), and I got to do the last line by myself and went upside down.
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:05 AM   #22
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How many people die in car crashes each day in this country? I don't see any of us scared to jump in the car. Just sayin...
Unless I still live in a jungle & HAVE to travel via Tarzan's method, I do NOT have to ride a zip-line.......
We sometimes HAVE to drive our car/ride on public transportation/fly, in order to get to work, etc.

Riding a zip-line is no different than riding any carnival ride. The danger involved creates the thrill............
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Anyone who comes to Branson has already risked their lives in a non-essential car ride so riding a zip is just one extra risk. And at least the zip is an energy efficient way to go.
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Note that the 2 men were employees testing a new ZIP course not yet open to the public.
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Note that the 2 men were employees testing a new ZIP course not yet open to the public.
So, it's okay for them to Die/Be Critically Injured then?

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Anyone who comes to Branson has already risked their lives in a non-essential car ride so riding a zip is just one extra risk. And at least the zip is an energy efficient way to go.
So........ all of the people driving a non-essential trip to Branson, should stop doing such......????
Many folks in Branson that work in the tourist industry, might disagree with your thinking.....

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Old 09-28-2011, 05:46 PM   #27
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So, it's okay for them to Die/Be Critically Injured then?
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That's a bit of a wild leap Coach.

Test pilots died furthering production of plane models and the airline industry. Should we make wild assumptions about airline safety and the acceptable expendability of test pilots?
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So........ all of the people driving a non-essential trip to Branson, should stop doing such......
Many folks in Branson that work in the tourist industry, might disagree with your thinking.....
In post 24 you made the point of not HAVING to make trips. I'm glad to see you've come full circle.
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In post 24 you made the point of not HAVING to make trips. I'm glad to see you've come full circle.
Re-read my post 29...... My first sentence was meant to be a question.....

'Nuf said...........
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