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Title: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on March 17, 2019, 08:46:07 AM
Opening saturday, nice weather. 

Pictures show that the park is looking great and everything has that fresh new look and smell..

Saturday,  13,500,,,   

Nice start..  I actually expected a bigger number.,  But still a respectable number..
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: JustGoHogs on March 17, 2019, 10:03:40 AM
We were there yesterday and there were more than enough folks to be sure.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: DianaGail on March 17, 2019, 05:07:57 PM
Leaving now. We waited in lines all day. The tram guys didnít know attendance.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on March 17, 2019, 06:45:49 PM
What was the number on opening day with all the rain?
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on March 17, 2019, 07:15:34 PM
Sunday- 13,400.   good start of a weekend..

I dont have access to Wed. #'s..   sorry
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: palallin on March 18, 2019, 11:02:39 AM
Opening saturday, nice weather. 

Pictures show that the park is looking great and everything has that fresh new look and smell..

Saturday,  13,500,,,   

Nice start..  I actually expected a bigger number.,  But still a respectable number..

It seemed bigger to me:  people were pouring in the gates at noon.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: fatamericano on March 20, 2019, 01:54:27 PM
I hope weekdays are not as crowded.
In fact, I like the extra space, due to my fat american body. :D
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on March 22, 2019, 03:08:36 PM
Wed 3-21 .     little over 19,000 people.. pretty good number,,, ;D
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Bigdog on March 22, 2019, 03:52:15 PM
Iím glad we went Wednesday.  It was cold and most guests left early.  Time Traveller was a 10 minute wait by 4 pm.

I hear itís much busier today.

Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sirwillow on March 22, 2019, 04:42:07 PM
Wed 3-21 .     little over 19,000 people.. pretty good number,,, ;D

19k on Weds????  Are you serious?  That's a Christmas or holiday weekend number!! That's insane.

I know it was really busy today.  We left around 1:30 and there were still full trams of people coming in.  Not a weekend to be at the park with the crowds.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on March 22, 2019, 07:22:56 PM
friday-    19,500....


CORRECTION!!!   Thursday was a little over 19,000.     

I dont have wed numbers//
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: DianaGail on March 22, 2019, 07:27:44 PM
It was an absolute madhouse. And people stayed all day.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sirwillow on March 22, 2019, 08:33:22 PM
friday-    19,500....


CORRECTION!!!   Thursday was a little over 19,000.     

I dont have wed numbers//

Ok, that makes a little more sense.  But that's still an incredibly, hugely ridiculous number for a Thursday.  But seeing that number I'm happy we left when we did today.  It was definitely feeling that way.

They're sure getting off to a great start number wise.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on March 22, 2019, 09:53:02 PM
friday-    19,500....


CORRECTION!!!   Thursday was a little over 19,000.     

I dont have wed numbers//

Ok, that makes a little more sense.  But that's still an incredibly, hugely ridiculous number for a Thursday.  But seeing that number I'm happy we left when we did today.  It was definitely feeling that way.

They're sure getting off to a great start number wise.

good numbers sure help offset the slow opening week... big numbers this week, going to be a good year..!
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: fatamericano on March 23, 2019, 08:30:10 AM
So what days of the week are usually not as crowded? :-\
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: mhguy77 on March 23, 2019, 11:05:32 AM
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friday-    19,500....


CORRECTION!!!   Thursday was a little over 19,000.     

God Bless those Spring Breakers, I have been at the park during Christmas with 25,000 and it was gridlock, almost unbearable.  At Christmas there are more open than the spring.  With these numbers is it not time for SDC to act like they are as busy as they are?  Maybe its time to open the park fully with these kinds of crowds, the money is there.     The crowds last year were also bumper crop, is it not appropriate and prudent to give these paying folks at least the entertainment of standard season when the numbers are this high ?  Open the shops and restaurants.  Have mercy on the adults.   
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on March 23, 2019, 05:53:39 PM
So what days of the week are usually not as crowded? :-\

Everyone will tell you that Saturday is the WORST day!!,  Sunday not so bad..

BUT!!!!   That doesnt always hold true.......

Today,  Sat the 23rd...  Only 11,300..  Wow.!!
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: mhguy77 on March 23, 2019, 06:59:08 PM
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Everyone will tell you that Saturday is the WORST day!!,  Sunday not so bad..

BUT!!!!   That doesnt always hold true.......

Today,  Sat the 23rd...  Only 11,300..  Wow.!!

I am NC ARK and we had rain today.  I wonder how it was there?

What were summer days averaging last year Sandunerider?  Do you remember?
Seems like 20+ at Christmas with any decent weather at all (drastically effected by cold weather) but I didn't watch the summer months.  I would love to keep track and watch the patterns.  EZ spreadsheet with weather included so you can see its effect.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: mhguy77 on March 23, 2019, 07:01:57 PM
This was also Spring Break Week in the area and I am sure that contributed to the crowds.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on March 23, 2019, 08:08:17 PM


What were summer days averaging last year Sandunerider?  Do you remember?
Seems like 20+ at Christmas with any decent weather at all (drastically effected by cold weather) but I didn't watch the summer months.  I would love to keep track and watch the patterns.  EZ spreadsheet with weather included so you can see its effect.

memorial weekend averaged about 15 per day...

summer? i would say 12-15 average... obviously depending on rain? heat? humid?  LOL...  Tornadoes!!!.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sirwillow on March 23, 2019, 08:43:42 PM
So what days of the week are usually not as crowded? :-\

Everyone will tell you that Saturday is the WORST day!!,  Sunday not so bad..

BUT!!!!   That doesnt always hold true.......

Today,  Sat the 23rd...  Only 11,300..  Wow.!!

It's rained here most of the day as well.  I'm sure that's why the numbers were down.  Actually, for it being a rainy day, 11,300 is still a pretty big number.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Bigdog on March 23, 2019, 08:59:36 PM
It didnít start raining today until just before 3 pm.  Time Traveler went from a 100 minute wait to a walkon pretty quick.  The kids rode it 5 times in about 30 minutes at around 4:30.  All the big rides except for Powder Keg stayed open.

Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on March 24, 2019, 07:37:00 AM
 @ Shave or other Admins...

We have several comments on the 2018 thread, that actually should be on the 2019 thread.   One of you want to move them and clean that up..   LOL.      thanks,
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: fatamericano on March 24, 2019, 06:09:35 PM
What hours of the day do crowds/lines usually subside? ???
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on March 24, 2019, 06:51:28 PM
@ Shave or other Admins...

We have several comments on the 2018 thread, that actually should be on the 2019 thread.   One of you want to move them and clean that up..   LOL.      thanks,

Since you created that thread, you can actually lock it
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on March 24, 2019, 08:12:51 PM
Anybody at the park today...?? 

I am hearing only about 3600 people today,.,??    is that right?
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Duelist on March 24, 2019, 08:43:40 PM
What hours of the day do crowds/lines usually subside? ???

A lot of the days that doesn't happen until the park closes.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Joy on March 24, 2019, 09:13:01 PM
@ Shave or other Admins...

We have several comments on the 2018 thread, that actually should be on the 2019 thread.   One of you want to move them and clean that up..   LOL.      thanks,

I'm confused. The 2018 thread is about discussing Branson's overall 2018 attendance numbers; this one is specifically about SDC's daily attendance in 2019... Aren't those two separate topics?
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: mg on March 24, 2019, 09:20:29 PM
Anybody at the park today...?? 

I am hearing only about 3600 people today,.,??    is that right?

We were there for a few hours around noon. No lines for anything. Rode TT with zero wait.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Runner1960 on March 25, 2019, 01:05:37 PM
@ Shave or other Admins...

We have several comments on the 2018 thread, that actually should be on the 2019 thread.   One of you want to move them and clean that up..   LOL.      thanks,

I'm confused. The 2018 thread is about discussing Branson's overall 2018 attendance numbers; this one is specifically about SDC's daily attendance in 2019... Aren't those two separate topics?


Maybe a thread about 2019 Branson Attendance should be started. If not already. It isnít 2018 anymore.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Bigdog on March 25, 2019, 04:25:29 PM
We ended up going Sunday 3/17, Wednesday 3/20 and Saturday 3/23 arriving around 1 pm each day.  Sunday the 17th was by far the busiest day of the 3.

Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on March 29, 2019, 07:14:20 PM
Rainy friday the 29th....

2100 people!!
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on March 29, 2019, 07:22:37 PM
Rainy friday the 29th....

2100 people!!

Dang, I knew I should have went over there.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on March 29, 2019, 07:23:21 PM
Rainy friday the 29th....

2100 people!!

Dang, I knew I should have went over there.

I would like to have been there also..!!.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on March 31, 2019, 07:54:21 AM
More Rain, Cooler temps....

2800 people :(
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on March 31, 2019, 05:28:52 PM
Few more people today..

About 4500 people..
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: mhguy77 on April 07, 2019, 08:50:39 AM
Did we hear anything about YCW?  Good Crowds?
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on April 07, 2019, 09:47:20 AM
Did we hear anything about YCW?  Good Crowds?

Saturday, only 12,500??  pretty low number, nice enough day...
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: mhguy77 on April 07, 2019, 10:06:33 AM
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Saturday, only 12,500??  pretty low number, nice enough day...

Is YCW not a big thing now?  I thought it was a big weekend.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: cowboy on April 07, 2019, 10:35:44 AM
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Saturday, only 12,500??  pretty low number, nice enough day...

Is YCW not a big thing now?  I thought it was a big weekend.

Might be suffering the "Nobody goes any more because it's too crowded" syndrome. There were a ton of warnings of how crowded and how unruly the young crowd is......might be keeping a lot of the "locals" from attending that weekend.

Jay
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on April 07, 2019, 01:15:13 PM
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Saturday, only 12,500??  pretty low number, nice enough day...

Is YCW not a big thing now?  I thought it was a big weekend.

Might be suffering the "Nobody goes any more because it's too crowded" syndrome. There were a ton of warnings of how crowded and how unruly the young crowd is......might be keeping a lot of the "locals" from attending that weekend.



Jay

You may be correct Jay.  If that is happening, An they can prove that that "crowd" is hurting the ateendence, the PTB may want to rethink that whole weekend
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: DianaGail on April 07, 2019, 11:34:55 PM
It would have been a great weekend to go. Why didnít we go?  Ycw. We made that mistake one time. They didnít care that my kids were 5. They cut in front of them anyway to ride the kiddie coaster. Now we avoid this weekend because I donít want to deal with that.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on April 08, 2019, 06:42:16 AM
Sunday the 7th.  YCW - 

total about 10,500...
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Obviousdramatic on April 08, 2019, 08:28:19 AM
Its like herding sugared up 30 toddlers, who missed their nap, to the story circle. Where they must sit and listen respectable like to the orator of the story. And they cant go outside to play because its raining.

I dont dare attend this weekend. 
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sirwillow on April 08, 2019, 10:06:24 AM
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Saturday, only 12,500??  pretty low number, nice enough day...

Is YCW not a big thing now?  I thought it was a big weekend.

Might be suffering the "Nobody goes any more because it's too crowded" syndrome. There were a ton of warnings of how crowded and how unruly the young crowd is......might be keeping a lot of the "locals" from attending that weekend.


I'm actually surprised the numbers are that low as well.  I pretty much won't go YCW myself, even though I'd like to see some of the acts, because I don't like dealing with the crowds.  It was a mixed bag when I worked there- there were some great people, but also a lot of pain in the necks, and it seemed most of the park employees felt about the same- the bad outweighing the good.

But I doubt that you'll see them change up.  The acts this year weren't as big a name as ones they've had the past few years, and I know several of the regular contributors weren't there (e.g. Kanakuk camps/ Joe White) which might have had an impact, as well as the weather forecasts for Saturday in particular not sounding good until Saturday itself- I'm guessing that many that would have gone made other plans instead.

Now if they run into that 3-4 years in a row without any good explanation other than public perception of the crowd, then they might start to rethink it a little bit.  But I doubt after one year that was off a bit.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on April 08, 2019, 01:27:25 PM
Now if they run into that 3-4 years in a row without any good explanation other than public perception of the crowd, then they might start to rethink it a little bit.  But I doubt after one year that was off a bit.

Agreed,
it would have to happen for multiple years in a row.  Which is the correct way to do it.  You cant let 1 "odd" year decide things like that,,
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on April 08, 2019, 07:01:19 PM
I made the mistake one time before I even knew about YCW.  The rudeness of many of the people/kids attending that rival that of the rude people there waiting for the holly jolly parade.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on April 08, 2019, 08:41:22 PM
I made the mistake one time before I even knew about YCW.  The rudeness of many of the people/kids attending that rival that of the rude people there waiting for the holly jolly parade.

Yes i made that mistake once.. between the regular crowds and the out of control rude kids...  I never made that mistake again.. :( :(
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: mg on April 08, 2019, 09:00:49 PM
...I know several of the regular contributors weren't there (e.g. Kanakuk camps/ Joe White) which might have had an impact...

He was on the schedule for Sunday morning.

We went to the park on Sunday and had a great day. Short lines and we only saw about 3 people cut the line all day. No problems with any kids at all.

I did notice that they had a special to upgrade the 2-Day YCW ticket to a season pass for only $35. When we walked by there was a line of kids upgrading.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: shavethewhales on April 08, 2019, 09:05:21 PM
It's possible that the reputation has finally preceded it. Plus the weather...

But that's a pretty huge drop for an event that almost always packs out the park. I wonder if something fundamentally shifted. Did the price increase much? Did some of the churches have a complaint about something?

Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on April 09, 2019, 07:29:07 AM
It's possible that the reputation has finally preceded it. Plus the weather...

But that's a pretty huge drop for an event that almost always packs out the park. I wonder if something fundamentally shifted. Did the price increase much? Did some of the churches have a complaint about something?

All possibilities,

I dont have anyway of verifying how many were YCW affiliated, Or everyday visitors. 

It was for sure a very low number, for both sat and sun.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sirwillow on April 10, 2019, 03:57:44 PM
...I know several of the regular contributors weren't there (e.g. Kanakuk camps/ Joe White) which might have had an impact...

He was on the schedule for Sunday morning.


You're right, my mistake.  I've a good friend in town who works with Joe who is always out there with him, and who made a post that he was missing it this year, so i figured Joe wasn't there either.  I was wrong on that.

I talked to a few of my "church friends" and youth leaders, and several said that there just wasn't a lot of interest this year.  I think it really came down to it feeling, for some of them or the kids at least, like it was the same old, same old, with nothing "new" or a big name to draw them.  There wasn't an artist/ group this year that would be more than middle of the show at best with Winterjam, not like in the past when they've had Skillet, Lauren Daigle or some of the others.

So at this point that would be my best guest- an uninspiring lineup and a desire for something new.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on April 10, 2019, 05:56:04 PM
would have been a good day to be at the City today..  5,000 people..!!
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on April 10, 2019, 06:04:54 PM
I am thinking about going up tomorrow and/or Friday/Saturday.  I am thinking crowds will be light.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on April 10, 2019, 07:11:55 PM
I am thinking about going up tomorrow and/or Friday/Saturday.  I am thinking crowds will be light.

I'm sure it will be,  Schools still in session, supposed to be nice...  GO!!   have a great visit.>!
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: mg on April 10, 2019, 08:44:11 PM
...I know several of the regular contributors weren't there (e.g. Kanakuk camps/ Joe White) which might have had an impact...

He was on the schedule for Sunday morning.


You're right, my mistake.

I think that we both might be correct. Seeing some posts now that are making me think that he wasnít actually there, but was originally on the schedule.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on April 11, 2019, 04:16:34 PM
I am thinking about going up tomorrow and/or Friday/Saturday.  I am thinking crowds will be light.

Did you end up going today?   only about 4,000 people there..   Should have been a good day, 
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on April 11, 2019, 05:35:05 PM
No, did not go today, but will be going tomorrow early afternoon and Saturday.  It looks like it will be cold and rainy so hopefully will be a good day as far as crowds go
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on April 12, 2019, 08:51:40 PM
Went today, arrived about 2pm or so.  There was a lot more people than I thought there would be. Waited about 20 minutes to ride the PK, and maybe 10-15 minutes to ride TT on the way out at about 5pm.  Went to TGS but line was too long.  Looked like some groups of school kids were there.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on April 13, 2019, 06:43:21 AM
Went today, arrived about 2pm or so.  There was a lot more people than I thought there would be. Waited about 20 minutes to ride the PK, and maybe 10-15 minutes to ride TT on the way out at about 5pm.  Went to TGS but line was too long.  Looked like some groups of school kids were there.

Only 5100 there today,  Must have all came in to ride coasters.. 

hope it was a good day, OKie.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on April 13, 2019, 03:47:08 PM
So while eating at the Mine today I mentioned how it was slow and she said they had figured the mine/mill would be slow because everyone would be down at the barn for the festival foods.  She said that and the rain kept people away today.  I told her I like coming when its going to rain then said something about I heard last weekend was slow for YCW.  She said it was way slower than they had planned.  She said many of the regulars have told her they stay away that weekend so maybe our theory is correct.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on April 14, 2019, 07:29:39 AM
Another poor weather related saturday...

only 4400 people...

Okie- You should have had a good couple of days!!
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on April 14, 2019, 08:02:53 AM
Another poor weather related saturday...

only 4400 people...

Okie- You should have had a good couple of days!!

Yes, it was downright pleasant yesterday except for the trip being ruined over losing my phone.  I am going back today to hopefully retrieve my phone.  Looks like the rain is about done up here now but it is still cold and wet so I bet it is slow today as well.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sirwillow on April 14, 2019, 08:06:59 PM
It was absolutely wonderful today from a guest's perspective.  Crowds were light. Time Traveler was about a 10 minute wait, train was running every 30 minutes with plenty of room left on each one.  Outlaw Run, Flooded Mine, and TNT were walk ons.  Looked like much of FL was as well when we walked by.  And lots of seats left in the couple of shows we attended.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on April 14, 2019, 08:22:16 PM
It was absolutely wonderful today from a guest's perspective.  Crowds were light. Time Traveler was about a 10 minute wait, train was running every 30 minutes with plenty of room left on each one.  Outlaw Run, Flooded Mine, and TNT were walk ons.  Looked like much of FL was as well when we walked by.  And lots of seats left in the couple of shows we attended.

Cold and wet....

3900 people..!!!
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: palallin on April 15, 2019, 09:55:26 AM
I have never been in the City when it was less crowded than Saturday.  We had a very good time partly because we were never crowded.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sirwillow on April 15, 2019, 10:15:49 AM
It was absolutely wonderful today from a guest's perspective.  Crowds were light. Time Traveler was about a 10 minute wait, train was running every 30 minutes with plenty of room left on each one.  Outlaw Run, Flooded Mine, and TNT were walk ons.  Looked like much of FL was as well when we walked by.  And lots of seats left in the couple of shows we attended.

Cold and wet....

3900 people..!!!

When we got there just after noon the wet was long gone and cleared out.  Turned into a beautiful day.
But what little wet there was I'm sure contributed to those numbers being low.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on April 15, 2019, 04:06:00 PM
Cold and wet....

3900 people..!!!
When we got there just after noon the wet was long gone and cleared out.  Turned into a beautiful day.
But what little wet there was I'm sure contributed to those numbers being low.
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That AND it was a Sunday, AND school is still in session..   Along with I am sure people are planning on trips next weekend, rather than this weekend..
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: mg on April 15, 2019, 08:46:49 PM
That AND it was a Sunday, AND school is still in session..   Along with I am sure people are planning on trips next weekend, rather than this weekend..

Hopefully, people aren't planning on this Sunday since they are closed for Easter. We've almost made that mistake before, but luckily we checked the hours before heading out. We know a few people that have actually driven to the park and then realized that they were closed.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on April 16, 2019, 11:29:38 AM
That AND it was a Sunday, AND school is still in session..   Along with I am sure people are planning on trips next weekend, rather than this weekend..

Hopefully, people aren't planning on this Sunday since they are closed for Easter. We've almost made that mistake before, but luckily we checked the hours before heading out. We know a few people that have actually driven to the park and then realized that they were closed.

Good Point.!!  Glad you mentioned it.! 
I am sure there are several carloads drive out there to visit and figure out that the City is closed..
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: mhguy77 on April 18, 2019, 11:12:01 AM
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Good Point.!!  Glad you mentioned it.! 
I am sure there are several carloads drive out there to visit and figure out that the City is closed..

When I was a young lad my Mom took us to the city on this "plan"  It was really disappointing to pull in and see that its not just slow, its empty!  We learned to enjoy what was in Branson and had a good time going to all the places we had noticed and wondered about.   Your day is what you make of it.  Many of the stores in Branson will be open, I saw signs this past week.  Many however will be closed as they had signs up as well.

Happy Easter Members!
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: History Buff on April 18, 2019, 11:04:13 PM
The moose out front should tell people they're closed.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Duelist on April 19, 2019, 06:41:59 PM
^ LOL!!!  Good one HB!
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on April 19, 2019, 07:47:21 PM
A little over 12,000 people today...  Would have been a beautiful day to be there today..
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: DianaGail on April 19, 2019, 08:45:20 PM
A little over 12,000 people today...  Would have been a beautiful day to be there today..

We were there. In general lines were quite long. But we were able to see the shows we wanted to see by giving up rides. The temp was good but the wind was quite chilly.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on April 20, 2019, 07:19:49 AM
They were only budgeting for 6K people on Friday and they got 12k.  I get that the previous 2 days were dead but it seems like they get caught off guard a lot when budgeting for holiday weekend traffic.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on April 20, 2019, 12:11:08 PM
They were only budgeting for 6K people on Friday and they got 12k.  I get that the previous 2 days were dead but it seems like they get caught off guard a lot when budgeting for holiday weekend traffic.

Thats true, BUT it is a short weekend with Sunday being Easter and closed..   I am sure they compared to last years numbers and expected forecast...\\

Good day though.. ;D
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on April 20, 2019, 03:01:46 PM
They budgeted for 9500 today and are already past 12000.  Sounds like its busy out there.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on April 20, 2019, 07:27:32 PM
15,600,  what a great number for today!  Busy Busy!!.   Make up a little for last weekend.. 

time to go to granny's for lunch!
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on April 26, 2019, 02:31:56 PM
Thursday was amazingly slow... only 3500 people..!!..??

so far today, friday around 55oo people....

sure can tell school is still in session..
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on April 26, 2019, 09:20:53 PM
Ended up with almost 10,000 people today..  Very respectable for a friday afternoon, with school still going on.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on April 27, 2019, 06:57:52 AM
Ended up with almost 10,000 people today..  Very respectable for a friday afternoon, with school still going on.

It was Choir day at the park
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on April 27, 2019, 07:06:25 AM
Ended up with almost 10,000 people today..  Very respectable for a friday afternoon, with school still going on.

It was Choir day at the park

that explains why the bigger number...     

anybocy here go today? how were the kids?
+
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on April 28, 2019, 09:31:08 AM
Ended up with 15,000 on saturday the 27th....

come on warm weather!!!
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on May 05, 2019, 12:26:04 AM
Saturday May 4th
21,966
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on May 05, 2019, 06:24:53 PM
Sunday May 5
9,774
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on May 05, 2019, 08:36:46 PM
I bet it was a mad house Saturday.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: palallin on May 06, 2019, 08:35:40 AM
Not really a madhouse.  The morning, as a matter of fact, was quite nice.  The crowds didn't start really building till after 11.  We left before 4, and people were still coming in, so I do not doubt things got really tight.

In addition to Mercy, there were still several choirs there (reminding me of my own choir trips there, oh! so many years ago).  As for behavior, the choir kids were angels compared to the Mercy adults.  They seem to believe that the city is their own personal property that day, and they cut in line, block traffic, push past, and otherwise dominate the area, even when the crowds are light (as was the case in the morning).  Mercy really needs to reflect on the image their people are giving of their institution.

Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on May 06, 2019, 06:27:41 PM
Ok got ya.  I asked on the other thread how their behavior was and this answer is nicely.  It is quite sad adults act that way.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on May 08, 2019, 07:58:17 PM
The rain really killed todayís attendance
May 8th - 1144
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on May 09, 2019, 06:52:30 PM
May 9
4620
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on May 10, 2019, 09:10:40 PM
May 10th
9186
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on May 11, 2019, 06:27:39 PM
May 11
9728
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on May 12, 2019, 11:18:00 AM
With an expected attendance of only 7500 today,

the nice weather, mothers day, Rhonda Vincent all taken into consideration, it will be interestiing to see what the final number is..

So far 4,000 people have arrived today....
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on May 12, 2019, 11:43:02 AM
With an expected attendance of only 7500 today,

the nice weather, mothers day, Rhonda Vincent all taken into consideration, it will be interestiing to see what the final number is..

So far 4,000 people have arrived today....

Itís dead.  We walked on to Powder Keg and right into the Saloon show
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Super on May 12, 2019, 02:01:04 PM
We made a unscheduled trip yesterday with the Texas grandkids.  Not much of a crowd which was very nice getting around the park.  It was a nice cloudy 58 degrees and no wind.  This was our first time to visit in about 2 years.  These are a few of the things I noticed:  People smoking at the Park in several areas.  A couple of the BBQ Fest vendors were not very polite working with people.  The cave guide was excellent and made kids feel welcomed.  The ride operator in the Mine separated our family members on the boats.  There was no one in line.  Very strange.  They sold out of chocolate strawberries at 5pm.  If you are going to stay open until 7:00 you should have enough to get through the day.  The lady said they sell out everyday at 5:00.  The park was trash free.  The bathrooms continue to need a lot of cleaning.  Shuttles not running very quickly. We spent an hour waiting on trams to get in and get back.  On the bus tram you couldnít hear the driver address the crowd.  No microphone or speaker system.  Disappointed in many things on our visit.  I always get season tickets, but hope my visits later in the year improve.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on May 12, 2019, 08:53:01 PM
Motherís Day
10323
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on May 12, 2019, 09:43:16 PM
That is not too bad.  If we would have got there at opening we probably would have rode more rides.  It was not super busy by the time we left at 3 but as mentioned on another thread we skipped many because the lines were longer than we wanted to wait and they were only running 1 train on most. 
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on May 13, 2019, 06:08:58 AM
That is not too bad.  If we would have got there at opening we probably would have rode more rides.  It was not super busy by the time we left at 3 but as mentioned on another thread we skipped many because the lines were longer than we wanted to wait and they were only running 1 train on most.

I only noticed the one train operation at OR and TGS
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on May 13, 2019, 06:05:20 PM
They only had 1 side running at the swing, I did not look at OR or PK close.  WF was only running 1 train. 
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on May 14, 2019, 07:30:58 PM
Tuesday, 5-14..

First tuesday of the year...!!!   (well almost,  LOL))

6400 people..
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on May 15, 2019, 08:01:57 PM
Wednesday 5/15
5231
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on May 16, 2019, 08:05:17 PM
Thursday 5/16
7581
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on May 17, 2019, 10:26:15 PM
Thursday May 17
8931
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on May 18, 2019, 02:38:09 PM
Expecting 15,000 today,  so far weather is holding back it looks like..

as off about 2:00.   10,000 people visiting..
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on May 18, 2019, 09:09:46 PM
Only ended up with 11,000 ,..   so weather for sure played a role today
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on May 18, 2019, 10:58:08 PM
Friday May 18
11,076
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on May 19, 2019, 06:43:58 PM
Sunday May 19
11,349
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on May 20, 2019, 06:55:40 PM
Monday-  6900 people,  pretty good considering the weather threat..!
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on May 20, 2019, 07:40:37 PM
So they are open 7 days a week now?  I guess school is starting to get out.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on May 20, 2019, 08:59:46 PM
So they are open 7 days a week now?  I guess school is starting to get out.

Yes this was the first full week...  School's out!! (for most anyway) 


Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on May 21, 2019, 06:57:24 PM
Tuesday May 21
1708
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on May 21, 2019, 07:23:55 PM
Tuesday May 21
1708

Surprised there were that many people with the weather today..  LOL,  I didnt even check on the number, would have guessed less than a 1,000...
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on May 22, 2019, 09:55:51 PM
Wednesday May 22
8816
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on May 23, 2019, 07:09:53 PM
Thursday May 23
8105
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on May 24, 2019, 06:59:17 PM
10,500 today..  not a great day,  but better than 5,000 ::)
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on May 25, 2019, 05:12:15 PM
10,500 today..  not a great day,  but better than 5,000 ::)

Probably because everyone in OK that would normally be up there are tied up with floods.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on May 26, 2019, 09:10:39 AM
Saturday May 25
16,525
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on May 26, 2019, 08:18:54 PM
Sunday May 26
17358
Diamond Rio Day
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on May 27, 2019, 08:10:05 PM
Monday May 27
13379
Memorial Day
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on May 28, 2019, 09:20:19 PM
Tuesday May 28
9245
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on May 29, 2019, 07:29:58 PM
Wednesday May 29
3150
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on May 31, 2019, 12:32:13 AM
Thursday May 30
12647
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on May 31, 2019, 08:19:55 PM
Friday May 31
11003
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on June 01, 2019, 07:26:49 PM
Saturday June 1
21007
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on June 01, 2019, 08:09:05 PM
Saturday June 1
21007


Finally a respectable number for the park.  Almost a perfect day..
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on June 02, 2019, 06:12:07 PM
Sunday,  12,300..   another nice day..  Good count for the weekend
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on June 02, 2019, 08:39:04 PM
Final Count...
Sunday June 2
12655
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on June 03, 2019, 07:10:00 PM
Monday 8800 people....
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on June 04, 2019, 07:17:11 PM
Tuesday, the 4th,,   7100 people..
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on June 05, 2019, 08:31:49 PM
Wednesday June 5
8100
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on June 06, 2019, 08:50:35 PM
Thursday June 6
5593 (rain)
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on June 07, 2019, 09:58:20 PM
Friday June 7
7887 (rain)
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on June 08, 2019, 05:23:41 PM
Expected 15,000 today,   
nice weather today, last count 14,400.. 
going to be close..
good day for the city
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on June 09, 2019, 11:23:47 PM
Sunday June 9
10,918
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on June 11, 2019, 10:05:51 AM
Monday June 10
9117
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on June 12, 2019, 08:15:28 PM
Wednesday June 12
5545
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sdcenjoyer on June 13, 2019, 08:41:18 AM
We were there Tuesday. Do you have those numbers?  Thanks.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on June 13, 2019, 06:30:30 PM
We were there Tuesday. Do you have those numbers?  Thanks.


Sorry.  We dropped the ball and forgot to check that day.  :-[
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on June 13, 2019, 08:37:23 PM
Thursday June 13
12174
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on June 14, 2019, 10:05:44 PM
Friday June 14
10,992
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on June 15, 2019, 11:52:28 PM
Saturday June 15
12057
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on June 16, 2019, 07:59:40 PM
only 6500 people today...
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on June 16, 2019, 09:07:42 PM
only 6500 people today...

Actually not even that many

Sunday June 16
6065
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on June 17, 2019, 06:49:04 AM
only 6500 people today...

Actually not even that many

Sunday June 16
6065

whatever the actual count was.....  not very many people there on sunday
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: History Buff on June 17, 2019, 10:12:32 AM
only 6500 people today...

Actually not even that many

Sunday June 16
6065

whatever the actual count was.....  not very many people there on sunday

We walked on to most of the rides, and shows were far from full.  Outdoor rides shut down for a few minutes for lightning in the area, but it never rained (in spite of forecasts).
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on June 17, 2019, 08:41:15 PM
Monday, the 17th...   4073 people...   slow day.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on June 18, 2019, 05:54:30 PM
Dang it, I was up in Springfield last night for work.  Got in around 4pm.  Thought about running down to the city for a couple of hours then driving back to Springfield but didn't. 
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on June 18, 2019, 06:06:01 PM
About 10,250 today.  may be a few more....  but not many,  nice number for tuesday.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on June 18, 2019, 10:43:08 PM
Ok Sand, Iím getting ready to go on my annual Coaster Quest so Iíll need you to hold down the fort and do the daily reporting.  Thank you for your sacrifice. 
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sarahdickson on June 19, 2019, 02:17:58 PM
What kind of crowds should be expected mon & tues July 1&2?
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on June 19, 2019, 05:21:36 PM
I would guess nothing excessive,  maybe 8-10,00 per day..  Maybe...

Your thinking holiday weekend I am guessing?  But they will just be normal days,  (I am guessing)

Enjoy your visit.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on June 19, 2019, 09:10:57 PM
Wednesday June 19
5807
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on June 20, 2019, 09:14:02 PM
Thursday June 20
11045
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on June 21, 2019, 09:00:08 PM
Friday the 21st,,

Slow Day..  8500 people
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on June 22, 2019, 11:41:49 AM
Going to be a HOT one today at the City.  Already at 95 degree heat index!!,  Lots of Humidity,  keep the water flowing, enjoy your visit..   number will be coming later today
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on June 22, 2019, 10:12:39 PM
I am surprised.. today's (sat) number was only 13,000
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on June 23, 2019, 06:16:50 PM
Rainy weather = poor numbers..

only about 1500 today....
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Gilligan on June 24, 2019, 10:09:37 PM
Rainy weather = poor numbers..

only about 1500 today....

Yup!  I got 4 1/2" in my rain gauge yesterday. It rained buckets!
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on June 25, 2019, 06:15:01 AM
Monday June 24
11,919

(Sand, Iím on vacation - need you to remember to pick up the slack here)
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: History Buff on June 25, 2019, 10:50:40 AM
Monday June 24
11,919

(Sand, Iím on vacation - need you to remember to pick up the slack here)

Are you ever not on vacation?  :)
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on June 25, 2019, 12:05:37 PM
Monday June 24
11,919

(Sand, Iím on vacation - need you to remember to pick up the slack here)

Are you ever not on vacation?  :)

Well, Iíll be in Canada the next two days. (including later today) so itís not as easy to get the numbers
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on June 25, 2019, 07:13:44 PM
Tuesday-   9380 people
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: KBCraig on June 26, 2019, 12:46:33 AM
Ok Sand, Iím getting ready to go on my annual Coaster Quest so Iíll need you to hold down the fort and do the daily reporting.  Thank you for your sacrifice.

You're doing Santa's Village and Storyland, right?  ;)

C'mon, I'll buy you a beer if you do.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on June 26, 2019, 08:31:02 PM
Wed.  almost 8,000 people...
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on June 27, 2019, 07:29:14 AM
Ok Sand, Iím getting ready to go on my annual Coaster Quest so Iíll need you to hold down the fort and do the daily reporting.  Thank you for your sacrifice.

You're doing Santa's Village and Storyland, right?  ;)

C'mon, I'll buy you a beer if you do.

Couldnít fit them in this time  ;D
Headed to SF Darien Lake & SeaBreeze Amusement Park today.  Both are new to me (a rarity anymore)
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on June 27, 2019, 10:30:43 PM
Thursday June 27
10472
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on June 28, 2019, 07:26:49 PM
friday=   9700 people''
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Gilligan on June 29, 2019, 11:24:43 AM
That makes sense.  Yesterday was the first very hot day in the area.  Today will be the same.  I was surprised there weren't more boats on the lake yesterday.  We'll see what today looks like.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: MCLFLN on June 29, 2019, 01:20:11 PM
I'm at the park today and it seems really busy.
Unrelated but not helping, several of the rides are closed for some reason..
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on June 29, 2019, 02:48:02 PM
I'm at the park today and it seems really busy.
Unrelated but not helping, several of the rides are closed for some reason..

as of about 2 this afternoon....   12,000 people so far.,.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: missouripapa on June 29, 2019, 05:11:29 PM
Is grand exposition closed? App shows all its rides down
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sirwillow on June 29, 2019, 06:08:13 PM
Wonder if they're having some sort of issue.  I had to drive past the entrance this morning on my way to Branson, going the opposite way of the traffic going into the park, and it was backed up past Shepherd of the Hills.  I was very happy I wasn't waiting in that line
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on June 29, 2019, 06:12:13 PM
We were there today arrived before opening.  Left at noon after watching the swashbuckling show, when that let out it seemed really busy so we left.  Lots of rides were down including PK and the train.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: MCLFLN on June 29, 2019, 08:22:02 PM
I believe it was... Not all rides were down but a lot were. My daughter heard it was power related.

Is grand exposition closed? App shows all its rides down
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on June 30, 2019, 06:32:52 AM
Only 13,300 there on saturday,  maybe people were getting there early to try to beat the heat..... 

109 heat index here saturday and 106 on fridday.  I think summer has arrived here..
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on June 30, 2019, 08:22:52 PM
Sunday - 10,100   Not bad for a sunday...   

Saddle up!! Here comes the 4th!!
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on July 01, 2019, 08:31:13 PM
Even though I was there last Saturday I am thinking about making a trip up as some point over the holiday toward the end of the week/weekend.  How busy do you guys think it will be?
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 01, 2019, 11:11:03 PM
Monday July 1
8,192

(honestly itís never very busy around the 4th)
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on July 02, 2019, 07:55:33 AM
OK Swoosh, I dont know if in country or not, but I will be in and out for 3 days.. 

You have the reins, keep up the good work.!

Everyone.... Have a Good 4th.!!  Be safe and stay Cool..
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 03, 2019, 07:36:31 AM
Tuesday July 2
8458
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 03, 2019, 08:26:08 PM
Wednesday July 3
7322
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on July 04, 2019, 07:46:51 PM
July 4th.   10,380

Hope you all have had a good safe day!! enjoy your family and be safe tonight.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on July 05, 2019, 05:14:21 PM
July 5th,  9600,

not bad with a rain threat for most of the day
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 05, 2019, 09:00:19 PM
July 5th,  9600,

not bad with a rain threat for most of the day

Final 9709
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 06, 2019, 08:30:35 PM
Saturday July 6
10945
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 07, 2019, 09:12:37 PM
Sunday July 7
5904
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on July 08, 2019, 09:02:38 AM
Sunday July 7
5904


LOL>!!    :o :o   Weekends over!!
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 08, 2019, 10:16:01 PM
Monday July 8
7239
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 09, 2019, 08:58:05 PM
Tuesday July 9
7675
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on July 10, 2019, 07:50:42 PM
Partly cloudy and rainy.    5500 people..
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 11, 2019, 08:23:50 PM
Thursday July 11
11369
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on July 12, 2019, 05:37:37 PM
Pretty slow out there today, 7100 or so people...
 Of course it is the weekend after the 4th... 
so bound to be a little slower..
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 12, 2019, 07:53:15 PM
Pretty slow out there today, 7100 or so people...
 Of course it is the weekend after the 4th... 
so bound to be a little slower..

A little premature with your report.  ???
The final count for today was 7972

Considering that they were projecting 8000, I'd say they were right on the mark
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on July 13, 2019, 06:44:14 AM
Pretty slow out there today, 7100 or so people...
 Of course it is the weekend after the 4th... 
so bound to be a little slower..

A little premature with your report.  ???
The final count for today was 7972

Considering that they were projecting 8000, I'd say they were right on the mark

I posted at 5:37, 

The final tally wasnt in yet.  But it was close, or close enough for most of us anyway
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on July 13, 2019, 11:18:45 PM
Saturday.... Final tally for today, 9611 ,  they were expecting 11,000
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 13, 2019, 11:28:59 PM
Saturday.... Final tally for today, 9611 ,  they were expecting 11,000

They were probably all at WOF for World Fes... I mean Grand Carnivale.  The place was hopping
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on July 15, 2019, 09:08:07 PM
4500 on monday,   

i didnt get sundays count
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 15, 2019, 09:11:59 PM
Sunday June 14
8676

Monday June 15
4325
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 16, 2019, 09:48:07 PM
Tuesday June 16
9567
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 17, 2019, 07:30:08 PM
Wednesday June 17
6511
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 18, 2019, 09:37:32 PM
Thursday June 18
9574
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sdcfan88 on July 19, 2019, 05:40:21 PM
Haven't done Moonlight madness in a couple years and thinking about going Sunday. Do you all think the crowds will be manageable since it is a Sunday night?
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 19, 2019, 07:22:34 PM
Friday July 19
6978
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: mhguy77 on July 19, 2019, 10:02:05 PM


Interested in the numbers change with Midnight Madness.  Swoosh what are they saying about people count this year? How is it looking to them so far?
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on July 20, 2019, 08:05:43 PM
Saturday -  12,681
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 20, 2019, 10:11:22 PM
^Um... did someone forget that park closes at 10pm now?  ???

FINAL TALLY
Saturday July 20
14,408
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: shavethewhales on July 20, 2019, 11:24:22 PM
Branson is popping tonight. Almost every hotel showing no vacancy signs... SDC didn't even fill up lot 3 when I was there (left about 7ish)...

I guess people really like lights. I hope the pumpkin nights are a smash hit, because it feels like a sluggish year for the park so far. Rain hasn't helped, but you can only blame so much on the weather.

The strip is really lively tonight. As others have said, Track 4 is basically Celebration City 2.0
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on July 21, 2019, 04:00:16 AM
^Um... did someone forget that park closes at 10pm now?  ???

FINAL TALLY
Saturday July 20
14,408

Well...... uh?...  Maybe...

S*** Happens....    LOL
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: DianaGail on July 21, 2019, 07:14:39 AM
It was a beautiful, hot day to be at the city. The only line we waited in was for river blast.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 21, 2019, 10:17:14 PM
Sunday July 21
8164
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Bigdog on July 21, 2019, 10:32:10 PM
Friday July 19
6978

The park was virtually empty on Friday afternoon.  We arrived around 2 and rode all of the coasters multiple times with very little wait.  Powder Keg was maybe 10 minutes and everything else including Time Traveller was a walkon.  It was a good day to be in the park.

Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sdcfan88 on July 22, 2019, 03:56:07 AM
Friday July 19
6978

The park was virtually empty on Friday afternoon.  We arrived around 2 and rode all of the coasters multiple times with very little wait.  Powder Keg was maybe 10 minutes and everything else including Time Traveller was a walkon.  It was a good day to be in the park.

Sunday for me was like that for the most part. Walked on or had a 1 train wait for the coasters and the like. Also got Pictures and video from my visit which I will put in the trip reports and 2020 thread here soon.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 22, 2019, 10:05:21 PM
Monday July 22
10,011
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 23, 2019, 10:11:03 PM
Tuesday July 23
Budgeted 10500
Real 14035
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Gilligan on July 24, 2019, 07:40:18 AM
Tuesday July 23
Budgeted 10500
Real 14035

Yup, yesterday was busy! I wondered how crowded it might be but we decided to try it for a few hours because we wanted a sarsaparilla! Some things were surprising - the swashbuckling play at the Opera House was only about half full until a minute before it started.  It became "mostly filled". Mass exit near 5:00, so maybe not as crowded later on for moonlight madness.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 24, 2019, 08:59:03 AM
Tuesday July 23
Budgeted 10500
Real 14035

Yup, yesterday was busy! I wondered how crowded it might be but we decided to try it for a few hours because we wanted a sarsaparilla! Some things were surprising - the swashbuckling play at the Opera House was only about half full until a minute before it started.  It became "mostly filled". Mass exit near 5:00, so maybe not as crowded later on for moonlight madness.

Exit count at 9pm was just over 9000 so it had really cleared out by then
I personally never thought it was that busy.  I think the longest line I waited in was 30 min for PK
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 24, 2019, 10:11:29 PM
Wednesday July 24
10971
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on July 25, 2019, 02:17:39 PM
What would be the estimated numbers for this Sunday?  I am thinking about making a quick trip up Sunday afternoon/evening for Moonlight and maybe back again Monday.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 25, 2019, 02:40:50 PM
What would be the estimated numbers for this Sunday?  I am thinking about making a quick trip up Sunday afternoon/evening for Moonlight and maybe back again Monday.

Well we have a ďMidnight MadnessĒ on Saturday so thatíll siphon some off of Sunday.  Iíd guess 12500 will be budgeted
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 25, 2019, 08:55:45 PM
Thursday July 25
13508
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 26, 2019, 11:25:49 PM
Friday July 26
12587

Donít forget Saturday is Midnight Madness.  The park is open until 11:59pm
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 27, 2019, 05:25:33 PM
Saturday July 27
Midnight Madness
Budgeted: 21000
As of 2pm: 11280
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on July 27, 2019, 06:32:44 PM
As of 6:00 today,   15,588..
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: DianaGail on July 27, 2019, 08:09:50 PM
We got here at 2:15ish. Had no issue finding a parking spot. Waited in no lines until 6:30, though we chose to avoid long lines like time traveler.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on July 27, 2019, 08:34:48 PM
I am thinking I will be going next weekend.  Possibly Friday night, then Saturday.  Or perhaps Saturday/night, then sunday.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 27, 2019, 10:20:11 PM
Saturday July 27 (Midnight Madness)
FINAL COUNT: 19433
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: How-doFolks on July 28, 2019, 11:19:13 AM
We were there Saturday morning & evening. Of course morning wasn't bad & we left around 11 or 12. Went back around 6 & Preferred Parking still had places to park. The park itself didnt seem too bad for 19,000+ people.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on July 28, 2019, 12:41:09 PM
We were there Saturday morning & evening. Of course morning wasn't bad & we left around 11 or 12. Went back around 6 & Preferred Parking still had places to park. The park itself didnt seem too bad for 19,000+ people.

Well keep in mind, all 19,000 were not there at one time.. 
When I checked in at 6, 7,000 people had already left the park, so actually there were about at 8,000 on park at 6...
that being said,
with the reported last number, approx. 4,000 entered after 6..
so>
in theory about 12,000 people on park from 6- close.
Thats not allowing for anyone else leaving, and you know they did.

Sounds like a perfect day, with extended hours..

Hope you had a good visit,  sure sounds ideal.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on July 28, 2019, 02:37:44 PM
How would they know how many people left the park and when?  The tickets are not scanned out when leaving so curious how they come up with an exit figure.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on July 28, 2019, 03:00:58 PM
How would they know how many people left the park and when?  The tickets are not scanned out when leaving so curious how they come up with an exit figure.


 I am sure it is "quesstimate,
But going out, you do go through the turnstiles.... 
so that would give them an estimate...
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on July 28, 2019, 04:34:11 PM
I did not realize those turnstiles were tracking anything.  Makes sense.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Pintrader on July 28, 2019, 04:48:14 PM
Yes the estimate is probably pretty close, but a lot of people sidestep the turnstiles and go around them.  That might make up for the kids and some adults spinning them for the desired effect  ;)
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 28, 2019, 10:33:02 PM
Sunday July 28
10481
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on July 29, 2019, 07:09:01 PM
With 3 more hours to go,  the count is at a little over 7,000 people,   they were expecting 11,000.   Dont think they will get close to that today,
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 29, 2019, 10:28:57 PM
^well it stormed most of the day...

Monday July 29
7955
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on July 30, 2019, 10:12:36 PM
I was up in Springfield overnight last night and had the evening free. I Though about running down to the city by myself last night for a couple of hours but ended up just going Lamberts for dinner instead.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 30, 2019, 10:34:31 PM
Tuesday July 30
11933
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on July 31, 2019, 07:17:52 PM
I am wanting to go up this week but Ozark Valley is booked Friday/Saturday and it looks like everything else in Branson is just about booked or more than I want to pay.  Thought about staying in Springfield and just driving back and forth, or going on Sunday.  Do you think Friday night will be swamped?  What about Saturday night?  Sunday? 
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: DianaGail on July 31, 2019, 07:32:09 PM
I am wanting to go up this week but Ozark Valley is booked Friday/Saturday and it looks like everything else in Branson is just about booked or more than I want to pay.  Thought about staying in Springfield and just driving back and forth, or going on Sunday.  Do you think Friday night will be swamped?  What about Saturday night?  Sunday?

Everything is booked due to the cal Ripken series. Iím not sure how that will affect attendance though.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on July 31, 2019, 07:53:07 PM
You might call Michele at All Access, she is always available to help us find a room if possible,

and of course discount show tickets.... LOL... 


give her a call tomorrow at 417-332-2121..., she is affiliated with motels all over town..
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 31, 2019, 09:04:26 PM
Everything is booked due to the cal Ripken series. Iím not sure how that will affect attendance though.

Well they budgeted 7500 and they were over 10000 last I checked
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on July 31, 2019, 09:28:31 PM
Budgeted 7500 but were over 10k for when?  Today?
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 31, 2019, 10:02:08 PM
Budgeted 7500 but were over 10k for when?  Today?

Yes.  Still waiting on final count
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on July 31, 2019, 10:07:27 PM
Wednesday July 31
10794
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on August 01, 2019, 10:18:35 PM
Thursday Aug 1
11933
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Fergy328 on August 01, 2019, 11:20:04 PM
Just curious where you guys are getting these attendance numbers from?
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: ThemeParkFan on August 01, 2019, 11:42:52 PM
If they told you, they'd have to call the baldknobbers!
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on August 02, 2019, 10:41:33 AM
If they told you, they'd have to call the baldknobbers!


LOL>...... :-X :-X :-X
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on August 02, 2019, 09:55:21 PM
You might call Michele at All Access, she is always available to help us find a room if possible,

and of course discount show tickets.... LOL... 


give her a call tomorrow at 417-332-2121..., she is affiliated with motels all over town..

Michele got us hooked up.  Thanks for the tip.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on August 02, 2019, 10:19:27 PM
Friday August 2
11064
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on August 03, 2019, 06:43:18 AM
You might call Michele at All Access, she is always available to help us find a room if possible,

and of course discount show tickets.... LOL... 


give her a call tomorrow at 417-332-2121..., she is affiliated with motels all over town..

Michele got us hooked up.  Thanks for the tip.

Good to hear,!!    Michelle and her group has helped our group several times..  Good phone number to keep in the  phone,  just in case..   have a good visit.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on August 03, 2019, 08:37:27 PM
MIDNIGHT MADNESS
Saturday August 3
Projection: 20,000
Final: 22,933

Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on August 04, 2019, 09:35:12 AM
MIDNIGHT MADNESS
Saturday August 3
Projection: 20,000
Final: 22,933

Thats a good solid number for being the last sat. of moonlight madness,   sundays number will be interesting
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on August 04, 2019, 10:58:38 AM
Itís the weekend for ďguilt tripsĒ - I avoid the first weekends of August like the plague at any park due to the ďguilt trippersĒ

For those not in the education world, a ďguilt tripĒ is when the parents realize that school starts in a week or so and then they (the parents) feel guilty for doing less than jack squat with their kids all summer.  So they take a last minute trip to the local amusement park to try to make up for it.  You might notice how the town is packed right now and hotel rooms are scarce, thatís why.  It happens every year.  Itís also not just something that happens here.  Parks across the country were slammed yesterday. 

In other news, today will be the last regular attendance report from me.  Iím heading back to school next week and my posting will be quite limited through marching season as usual.  If Sand wants to take up the slack thatís fine but Swoosh is done for now. 
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Swoosh on August 04, 2019, 10:41:22 PM
Sunday August 4
Final Night of Moonlight Madness
13656
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on August 06, 2019, 06:43:53 AM
monday- 8800 people...
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on August 08, 2019, 07:59:44 PM
thursday - - -  4300 people.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on August 11, 2019, 08:14:42 PM
Friday     - 11,000
Saturday - 14,400
Sunday   -   8,000
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on August 13, 2019, 11:58:37 AM
Monday - 4400 people...   

I wonder how many people streamed today announcement?
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on August 13, 2019, 06:24:00 PM
5200 people today...   

Not sure of how to figure people going to play VS people their for announcement..
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on August 13, 2019, 07:49:22 PM
Was planning on going up this Friday thru Sunday but turns out we can't.  I am assuming it would have been less busy than next weekend with the gospel thing going on.  What about the week after?  Trying to also get the kid to WW before they close.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on August 13, 2019, 09:15:09 PM
Was planning on going up this Friday thru Sunday but turns out we can't.  I am assuming it would have been less busy than next weekend with the gospel thing going on.  What about the week after?  Trying to also get the kid to WW before they close.

If I understand you right... that would be Labor day weekend... 

Labor day weekend, will be busy.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on August 14, 2019, 08:08:24 PM
Well sort of.  Looks like we will be up there next weekend, the 24th etc.  I will also be up there tomorrow and leaving Friday for work.  I may get up to the city for a couple of hours before closing tomorrow and probably till noon Friday.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on August 15, 2019, 07:49:51 AM
Well sort of.  Looks like we will be up there next weekend, the 24th etc.  I will also be up there tomorrow and leaving Friday for work.  I may get up to the city for a couple of hours before closing tomorrow and probably till noon Friday.

Good luck with your visits, Okie!!

Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on August 15, 2019, 04:40:38 PM
I am in town but good thing I looked because I discovered they are closed today. I would have felt like it was a visit to Wally World.   I will be "working" in town tomorrow so I will head up at opening and get some rides in before heading back home.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Gilligan on August 16, 2019, 11:54:33 AM
Me too!  I think this is the second year in a row I've done this.  Good thing I looked on line to check opening.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on August 16, 2019, 06:44:38 PM
thursday - 5171 people...  I may have to start going during the week,

Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on August 16, 2019, 10:13:32 PM
I ended up skipping going up to the city today.  It started raining when I was getting ready to head up there and looked like it was going to last a while.  I only wanted to stay a couple of hours so I just headed back home.  I will be back up next weekend but I suspect it will be busier.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Hatfield McCoy on August 17, 2019, 04:19:02 AM
I know no one has a crystal ball, but how busy is Labor Day usually?  Looking at going the 2nd of September, but was wondering if that is a crazy day traditionally?  Maybe people heading back from mini vacation on the second and a little less crowded?

Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Duelist on August 17, 2019, 09:55:25 AM
thursday - 5171 people...  I may have to start going during the week,

When school is in session that place is dead as the chances of the Float Trip coming back.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on August 17, 2019, 06:24:15 PM

When school is in session that place is dead as the chances of the Float Trip coming back.

^^^
LOL!!   Funny!!    really..!!..

9200 people today.  nice day
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on August 18, 2019, 09:12:00 PM
Sunday - - -   5300 people
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: mhguy77 on August 18, 2019, 09:43:23 PM
This summer numbers seem lower than usual.  Does it feel that way in the park?
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on August 19, 2019, 11:15:42 AM
This summer numbers seem lower than usual.  Does it feel that way in the park?

I was wondering the same thing the other day,  numbers just dont seem as high..

it has been hot,  But not real bad for very long.
Several Rain days...  but not all year..
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Gilligan on August 19, 2019, 01:41:03 PM
I've not experienced a visit there yet this summer that was as crowded as last year.  But, the lake is crazy!  So many boats and the newest kid on the block - wake boats! My boat used to look fairly good sized in a rental slip, and the last year I rented space it was a minnow.  I now have a long term lease at a marina, and there's a waiting list for those wanting in.  I wonder if there's a migration towards other types of entertainment rather than a theme park.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on August 19, 2019, 03:15:44 PM
I've not experienced a visit there yet this summer that was as crowded as last year.  But, the lake is crazy!  So many boats and the newest kid on the block - wake boats! My boat used to look fairly good sized in a rental slip, and the last year I rented space it was a minnow.  I now have a long term lease at a marina, and there's a waiting list for those wanting in.  I wonder if there's a migration towards other types of entertainment rather than a theme park.


NOT if they have any idea what it really cost to own, run and maintain a boat...  LOL
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Runner1960 on August 19, 2019, 03:36:49 PM
I've not experienced a visit there yet this summer that was as crowded as last year.  But, the lake is crazy!  So many boats and the newest kid on the block - wake boats! My boat used to look fairly good sized in a rental slip, and the last year I rented space it was a minnow.  I now have a long term lease at a marina, and there's a waiting list for those wanting in.  I wonder if there's a migration towards other types of entertainment rather than a theme park.

Personally for me after being a theme park junkie for a long time I am gravitating to other forms of entertainment. Concerts, Trips abroad , National parks, Hiking and the mountains peak my interest more than a manufactured environment. Lots of people in my family who visit SDC several times a year have only been 1 time this year. They are also reevaluating their yearly Christmas trip.  I have not been 1 time this year yet and will probably pass till 2020.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sdcfan88 on August 19, 2019, 04:38:58 PM
Do you guys think Time Traveler was a bust for SDC for attendance draw? Everytime I go the ride seems to draw a decent crowd even on the slower days.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: mhguy77 on August 19, 2019, 05:51:53 PM
Quote
Personally for me after being a theme park junkie for a long time I am gravitating to other forms of entertainment. Concerts, Trips abroad , National parks, Hiking and the mountains peak my interest more than a manufactured environment. Lots of people in my family who visit SDC several times a year have only been 1 time this year. They are also reevaluating their yearly Christmas trip.  I have not been 1 time this year yet and will probably pass till 2020.

I am doing the same, no trips yet and none planned.  I may purchase a season pass next year again, I will see what is on the schedule.  I think that TT has been a success but I think closing a part of the park is a hard thing for them to overcome.  Disney has mass and with the number of attractions they can get away with this move but SDC maybe no so much.  I am looking forward to the Pumpkin/Halloween festival they are starting this year, I wonder what kind of boost it will give to the numbers.  Halloween is a huge draw for other parks, SDC seems to be trying to keep Halloween out of it but I see by the decor previews it is definitely peeking though. ( Spiders, Black Cats) My bet is they will stop being afraid of it if the money starts rolling in.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Okiebenz on August 19, 2019, 07:58:52 PM
I do know we have not been up there this year near as much as previous years.  If it was not for the new ride next year, there is a good chance I might not buy a SP that year.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: palallin on August 20, 2019, 08:07:29 AM
We went quite a bit in Spring.  Summer has not been possible because of schedule and funds (a trip costs a great deal more than just the ticket, especially as we have passes).  We're hoping to make it at least three more times this year.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Gilligan on August 20, 2019, 08:47:39 AM
I've not experienced a visit there yet this summer that was as crowded as last year.  But, the lake is crazy!  So many boats and the newest kid on the block - wake boats! My boat used to look fairly good sized in a rental slip, and the last year I rented space it was a minnow.  I now have a long term lease at a marina, and there's a waiting list for those wanting in.  I wonder if there's a migration towards other types of entertainment rather than a theme park.


NOT if they have any idea what it really cost to own, run and maintain a boat...  LOL

Yeah, we laugh about that.  Hubs prediction is there will be a glut of boats for sale in a couple years.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: chittlins on August 20, 2019, 09:07:05 AM
I've not experienced a visit there yet this summer that was as crowded as last year.  But, the lake is crazy!  So many boats and the newest kid on the block - wake boats! My boat used to look fairly good sized in a rental slip, and the last year I rented space it was a minnow.  I now have a long term lease at a marina, and there's a waiting list for those wanting in.  I wonder if there's a migration towards other types of entertainment rather than a theme park.


NOT if they have any idea what it really cost to own, run and maintain a boat...  LOL

Yeah, we laugh about that.  Hubs prediction is there will be a glut of boats for sale in a couple years.

Always is come every recession. That is when I picked up my last boat.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: HumphreyHawk on August 20, 2019, 09:04:29 PM
Do you guys think Time Traveler was a bust for SDC for attendance draw? Everytime I go the ride seems to draw a decent crowd even on the slower days.

I used to buy season tickets basically every other year for SDC.  Since TT opened I've only been twice and both times I didn't pay for tickets (bring a friend with another season holder family and as my parents treat for my us). 

I don't think it was TT that caused me/us to stop buying as much as its been my family has wanted to do other things with our money.  We bought Six Flags tix last year and hit up 3 parks with them over 3 different weekend trips through the year.....we did a cruise 2 years ago.....and this year we did a couple Orlando parks and a week on the beach in FL. 
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: DianaGail on August 20, 2019, 10:45:54 PM
We are prepping for trip #10 of the year. Weíve only hit one truly crazy busy day. Should hit 15 trips before the end of the year, probably more. Since we only live an hour and a half away, itís just a day trip for us. The kids are older now and we are really get our use out of the passes. 
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Pintrader on August 21, 2019, 08:05:22 AM
Do you guys think Time Traveler was a bust for SDC for attendance draw? Everytime I go the ride seems to draw a decent crowd even on the slower days.


I believe the first year it opened (last year) was a record attendance for the park.  So I am sure Time Traveler had a little something to do with it.  I have a feeling this year is a little down from going to the park and seeing attendance totals.  It just seems they have got a lot of rain this year on days such as the weekends that they would have gotten good attendance.  I do believe the new Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Nights is going to be a big attendance draw and make up for any lost attendance.  Anything new at SDC especially a new ride is going to draw a decent crowd for awhile, and TT falls into that category.  Is Time Traveler a bust......Time will tell!
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: palallin on August 21, 2019, 08:21:52 AM
Marine Dictionary:
Boat:  Noun.  A hole in the water into which the owner pours money.  The best two days of boat ownership are the day the owner buys it and the day the owner sells it.


I say these things as a guy who grew around boats and *really* wished he had time for them now.  Were I closer to the lake, I'd have one (not counting the ancient 12' V-bottom rowboat currently sitting next to my shop:  anybody want to acquire a 1957 7.5 hp Evinrude?).  I very much enjoy boating, but I just cannot indulge myself.

That said, it wouldn't take me away from the City.

And I would rather pay to go to SDC than be paid to go to Six Flags.   ;D
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on August 23, 2019, 07:00:47 AM
thursday-  4700
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sdcfan88 on August 26, 2019, 04:57:54 PM
What are we thinking the crowds are gonna be like this weekend, numbers wise? Just saw SDC announced extended hours thru the weekend. https://www.facebook.com/events/918404168497598/

I might go. Was thinking Fri/Sat is an obvious no as naturally that would be their busiest days/nights. So I was thinking Sun/Mon maybe? Though I'm aware last Saturday was pretty nice with a manageable crowd but that could have been due to the threat of rain keeping crowds away.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on August 27, 2019, 07:09:47 AM
What are we thinking the crowds are gonna be like this weekend, numbers wise? Just saw SDC announced extended hours thru the weekend. https://www.facebook.com/events/918404168497598/

I might go. Was thinking Fri/Sat is an obvious no as naturally that would be their busiest days/nights. So I was thinking Sun/Mon maybe? Though I'm aware last Saturday was pretty nice with a manageable crowd but that could have been due to the threat of rain keeping crowds away.

It is labor day weekend,  with school in session, I would think Friday and Monday would both be low traffic days...  leaves with flip of the coin on saturday and sunday....     

IMHO  saturday will be the busiest day...  Sunday will be above average even with extended hours, but people start going home sunday night/evening.

Have a great trip!!
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: palallin on August 27, 2019, 08:29:57 AM
We've done Sun/Mon on Labor Day before, and Monday, especially, was a real joy.  Weather will be a factor.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on August 30, 2019, 06:48:21 PM
friday 5900 people..

sdcfan88-  did you go today?
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sdcfan88 on August 30, 2019, 11:03:34 PM
friday 5900 people..

sdcfan88-  did you go today?

Nah had a lot of stuff come up that I had to deal with this past week, but I still might see about going Sunday.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on September 08, 2019, 08:03:36 AM
Sat the 7th...   weekend after labor day,  always  slower in Branson and SDC,   9500 people
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on September 09, 2019, 08:38:15 AM
WOW!!   Sunday,  should have been there.  only 4700 people
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: shavethewhales on September 09, 2019, 09:20:08 PM
Woof, these numbers are rough. Hope that things are about to take off for pumpkin season for the park's sake.

They seriously need some days with 15-20,000 guests to pump their numbers back up.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on September 10, 2019, 07:12:26 AM
Woof, these numbers are rough. Hope that things are about to take off for pumpkin season for the park's sake.

They seriously need some days with 15-20,000 guests to pump their numbers back up.

Yes, these numbers look poor, over the weekend they "predicted" 4-5,000 more than what showed up..    Seems like there have been a lot of low attendence days this year.  NOT all weather related...  I agree, we need to see some huge days in the next 4 months...
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: mg on September 10, 2019, 07:38:18 AM
I know that our family is waiting until Pumpkin Nights to start until we go back. We already have 3 trips planned. I know of some other families that are holding off on trips until Pumpkin Nights too.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: chittlins on September 10, 2019, 01:55:12 PM
I'll say it again, put in some Dancing Waters fountains, do a brief show every hour to Dueling Banjos......

And a flat.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: Gilligan on September 10, 2019, 05:44:04 PM
I was there Sat. early evening; really just for the Echo Hollow concert.  It was finally "mostly" full by the time it started, easy parking up close, and didn't appear crowded at all from Main St. to Echo (the only place I went).  But, the lake was busy, busy!
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on September 13, 2019, 07:15:01 AM
Thursday the 12th..  only 2900 people.... :-\
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: biscuitcreek on September 13, 2019, 11:11:22 AM
Thursday the 12th..  only 2900 people.... :-\

Maybe Country Music Days aren't a big draw. We usually go in September but we really didn't want to go to any of the Saturday night concerts and didn't consider the daily entertainment to be a reason to visit, either, since we usually go to SDC on Thursday or Friday.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on September 13, 2019, 02:58:16 PM
Thursday the 12th..  only 2900 people.... :-\

Maybe Country Music Days aren't a big draw. We usually go in September but we really didn't want to go to any of the Saturday night concerts and didn't consider the daily entertainment to be a reason to visit, either, since we usually go to SDC on Thursday or Friday.

Maybe, maybe not.. I know this year they are using several of the local Branson musicians at the park..   Maybe the names just arent big enough to draw people in,  maybe its just too early to tell..
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sirwillow on September 13, 2019, 06:45:07 PM
Thursday the 12th..  only 2900 people.... :-\

We were out there for about 3 hours Thursday.  That was as empty as I've seen the park in a long time.  We literally walked onto Time Traveler, which only had a half full train.  Only did it once as we would have had to walk all the way around and that's a long walk with all those stairs.  lol

Only places that really had any people were the shows.  Saloon was full, as well as the Pickers and the Dockside theater had a decent size crowd.  But everything else was just empty.
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sdcfan88 on September 13, 2019, 08:06:02 PM
I was there yesterday too. It was great. lol
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on September 14, 2019, 09:11:17 PM
Saturday a little better day,   14,295 people..
Title: Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
Post by: sanddunerider on September 15, 2019, 06:52:01 PM
sunday - 6400 people..  fair for sunday