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Branson Talk / Re: Classic Motor Inn 2017 417-334-6991 (talk to Katy, K.D.)
« on: November 17, 2017, 05:09:54 PM »
After calling back and talking to a different person she did honor the rate. Evidentially when they start running low on rooms they donít offer the $40 rate.

Branson Talk / Re: Classic Motor Inn 2017 417-334-6991 (talk to Katy, K.D.)
« on: November 17, 2017, 10:03:10 AM »
Just tried to reserve a room for this weekend.  They have rooms available but would not honor the rate.  We have a reservation for next weekend we made last week and they honored it for then.  Never had a problem with this before.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: OTC The day before Thanksgiving.
« on: November 10, 2017, 01:40:14 PM »
So is the 24, 25, and 26th likely going to be mad house crazy busy?  I fear it will be but the wife has plans for us to go that weekend with some friends so they can use our free passes. I am thinking about running up there this Sunday and just coming back the same day.  Surely it won't be that bad. 

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Old Time Christmas
« on: October 23, 2017, 10:15:57 AM »
I was thinking about going to the city this coming weekend but then got to thinking about OTC opening soon and might wait a week for that.  We usually go a couple of times while it is going on and it is usually a mad house. When it the least busy time to go?  Is opening weekend of it usually packed, or no?  I figure the close to Christmas you get, the busier it gets.

Branson Talk / Yakov theater
« on: October 19, 2017, 11:31:36 AM »
So what is going on with the Yakov theater?  We were in Branson a couple of weeks ago and I believe the acrobats were performing there, but it appears they are now in the old RFD location.  If that is the case, is Yakov sitting empty?  Just curious.

Random Talk / Re: Site has been quiet?
« on: October 04, 2017, 09:45:16 AM »
It sure has been.  I have not been on here for a couple of days and nothing new.  I guess with the big reveal not much else to talk about yet?  BTW I was planning on going up to the city weekend before last and had a room reserved at Classic but the alternator went out on the car in Joplin and had to be towed back home.  Thinking about going either this weekend or waiting till fall break week.  I am a little worried its going to be way too busy fall break weekend.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: A couple of dining questions
« on: September 25, 2017, 01:18:53 PM »
I had a burrito there but it was so stuffed I had to use a knife and fork to eat it.  Are the bowls basically whatever you put in the burrito but without the tortilla?

Construction/Rumors / Re: Ride Survey 09.11.17
« on: September 12, 2017, 04:50:20 PM »
Well I did not get a survey!

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 12, 2017, 04:43:44 PM »
We were sent a photo of the new construction wall that has gone up around the former area where the Magic Shop and the TNT arch was located.

...and seriously that planter between TNT restrooms and Christmas Corner needs to go.  Look at how it is just in the way

Oh wow that is going to be strange with the magic shop and arch gone

Isn't memory a wonderful and fickle thing?  I appreciate everyone romanticizing how great GG was.  Problem is that most of these memories are not true.  GG was old, broken down and limping along in its final years.  Most of the effects and all those wonderful things being mentioned were broken or long gone.  FL is a newer and much more coehesive replacement for GG.  All of those pluses you are mentioning can be accomplished with this newer model.  Those water firing targets were a hold out from a previous attraction and were not new to GG.  Newer models can be found at RB if you want.

What previous attraction were the water firing targets from?

I really do not care for the Firemans landing area.  We rarely go in there when at the park.  I liked Geyser Gulch better.
Maybe changing tastes but it seems like GG used to get really full of both adults and their kids, they played together.  I don't see this at FL.  I think the splash area with water guns also really helped.  Change is needed but the area seemed to go from an enhanced community play area to something that seems to have more options but did they gain by placing those people back into lines?  I wonder if they should have added FL and kept and updated GG.

I would have liked that, kept GG and build FL somewhere else.  I used to like shooting at the targets with the kid.  I got to do that with him once the year before the replaced it with FL. 

Random Talk / Re: Eclipse.........
« on: August 27, 2017, 09:52:24 AM »
I am a little late to the party here but we went up to the City Saturday, which was not very busy at all.  We stayed until close and watched the Echo Hollow show.  Stayed in Branson.  Went back to the City Sunday and stayed until about 2, then left to head to Osage Beach, which is the closest room I could get to Jefferson City.  Left Osage Beach and arrived at Jefferson City at about 9:30am.  We decided to go to the capital and see what was up and ended up with a pretty good parking spot only about a block or so away.  Stood in line for the Nasa  trailer which was not worth the wait btw.  Eclipse started right about the time we were going into that.  We found us a spot in the grass right in front of the capital to watch it.  It was amazing.  There were a lot of people down there but not nearly as many as I figured there would be.  They were even giving out eclipse glasses for free.  So after the eclipse we toured the capital building then left a little before 2pm.  Getting on the high I discovered there were a lot more people than I thought.  They all must have been across the river at the park.  It was complete stop and go all the way back down to I44, and was stop and go for a good 30 miles back west on 44.  What should have been a 4 hour drive back home took 8.  When traffic cleared a little you would get to a point where you would end up having to pass somebody on the right.  Without fail it was ALWAYS somebody with Texas plates driving the left lane and would simply NOT move to the right.  They would create rolling road blocks for miles, till people could get around them on the right, until you ran into the next rolling road block.  This continued all the way home.  Traffic would have been much better if people from Texas knew how to drive.  Sorry if I offend anybody from Texas.

I really do not care for the Firemans landing area.  We rarely go in there when at the park.  I liked Geyser Gulch better.

I suspect it will be so crowded next year I am considering buying the season trail blazer passes

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 16, 2017, 09:04:54 PM »
So looking at the photos above, does the train come out of the station directly below the glass bottom viewing area?  Or is that temporary?  Does it return to the station from the backside then? 

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