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Branson Talk / Re: Branson Strip 2020
« on: July 12, 2020, 12:20:20 PM »
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I just checked my receipts.  It was $19.25 for 2 meats 2 sides AND a refill.

I sure did remember 19.99 or 20.00 but maybe I am mistaken  Did you get a discount?  You prepaid for a refill?
Maybe it is 20.00 for lunch or dinner with a drink.  For my pocketbook  thats a steep price for what you are getting.  Value is a personal perception.  What may seem steep to me may be just right to you.  It will all flush itself out in the end.  I still think eating a late breakfast is the best value in the park.

Other than the normal season pass discount on food, no.  The 2 meat + 2 sides + 1 regular mug refill (at current price) is $19.25 for a season passholder.  This is right on par with almost every park Iíve been to this year and still bellow Universal and Disney for similar items. 

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Branson Talk / Re: Branson Strip 2020
« on: July 10, 2020, 09:51:57 PM »
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You had to order whatever you wanted then can add a 1/2 lb, lb, or whatever of the 2nd or 3rd meat.  I cant remember what I ordered exactly but the price came up to right at $20 for 2 meats and that included 2 slices of brisket.  Completely unacceptable for a BBQ place.

Have you seen the prices at the new BBQ place at SDC?  I almost choked.  I understand parks have to charge more but how much more?

Theyíre in line with what the 2 meat plate was at Ribhouse.

I do not remember the prices from the Ribhouse.  At the new incarnation the  2 meat was $20.00 Not inclucing beverage and very small sides.  I understand they have to charge a higher price but its getting out there.  Cinnamon Bread was $4.50 not so long ago now 8.00 and up for the new shop.   Thats a high dollar for a family to eat at the park.    They must however be sucessful in sales if they can keep increasing that much.  People must be impressed with what they are getting for the money. I myself go into Branson to eat.  I feel like the gap between quality of product and money spent is getting greater each year.  SDC used to do food better.  I however suspect that many really feel like they get there moneys worth.  Best $ on park in the $12 breakfast 20%? off with the pass.  That is a good deal.

I just checked my receipts.  It was $19.25 for 2 meats 2 sides AND a refill. 

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Branson Talk / Re: Branson Strip 2020
« on: July 10, 2020, 10:11:21 AM »
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You had to order whatever you wanted then can add a 1/2 lb, lb, or whatever of the 2nd or 3rd meat.  I cant remember what I ordered exactly but the price came up to right at $20 for 2 meats and that included 2 slices of brisket.  Completely unacceptable for a BBQ place.

Have you seen the prices at the new BBQ place at SDC?  I almost choked.  I understand parks have to charge more but how much more?

Theyíre in line with what the 2 meat plate was at Ribhouse. 

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: July 09, 2020, 07:54:10 AM »
To be fair, the ride it replaces lost its theme.  In fact, the theme was barely there to begin with.  Hopefully, MRF at least has a soundtrack to help it along.  We know the story behind the idea of the ride, but the question remains:  how much theming is in the queue?

Thereís a ton of theming in the queue building.

I would assume that all future plans are fluid at this point. Any new ride is a huge investment and with the park closure earlier this year and now the low attendance numbers...I would expect they will be very conservative with their planned spending.

I would be shocked if we saw another large attraction open before 2024. There will be small infrastructure upgrades here and there but no huge additions like this

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Branson Talk / Re: Branson Strip 2020
« on: July 08, 2020, 05:07:28 PM »
Ok.  I guess I missed some.  I honestly donít count anything East of the old Englerís Block but whatever.  Itís not like that section has ever been anything to write home about

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Other Parks / Re: What is open in Florida?
« on: July 07, 2020, 10:05:30 PM »
I might be down in the Tampa/Orlando area at the end of the month for a couple of days.  What all is open down there?  Not really enough time for Disney nor do I want to spend that kind of money.  Any cheaper parks open?  Any parks closer to Tampa?

This is probably not going to be the best place to find answers to this question. 
Open parks include: Busch Gardens in Tampa. Legoland in Winter Haven.  Both Fun Spots (Kissimmee and Orlando). Sea World Orlando. All three Universal parks.  2/4 Disney parks.  Thereís also several tourist trap things open on I-Drive

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: July 07, 2020, 07:46:29 PM »
I would not be surprised if they use this to also replace AP.  I never thought about it before but yet, the building should have been a cave.  Oh well, still looks fun.

AP wonít be replaced anytime soon

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They could build a large indoor building there across from Wildfire themed to another of Doc Harrisí workshops and they could house at least 2 rides in there.  Iím thinking the Zamperla Nebulaz and an AirRace. 

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Branson Talk / Re: Branson Strip 2020
« on: July 07, 2020, 07:42:31 PM »
We were in town over the 4th weekend.  A quick unplanned trip. Did not go to SDC because my GF is having hip replacement surgery next week and she did not think she could navigate all the walking. As for Branson welllll.

The strip is just getting downright ugly. Multiple chain fences , Multiple abandoned hotel/cheap motels that look like  drug centers. Newer attractions are trying to up the ante but when you plop a huge new building in the ghetto it looks just like that. A building in the ghetto. Wonderworks is another giant Albatross that looks so out of place.

Why can this city not get its act together on planning and zoning? All, and I mean all the theatres looked shabby and thrown together and unkept. Even those that are supposedly doing well.
Whatever that is that is in the old Starlight theatre has nothing that says what is inside. Just a bunch of huge letters trying to wow you about something.

It is so sad to see how this town has regressed.

As for the good. Danas was excellent as always.  Tried Botanas mexican for the first time and had excellent food, service and Margaritas. We will go back for sure. Center Stage restaurant was the best of all the food. A excellent choice for dinner.

Rode the Mountain coaster on 165 for the first time and had a great impression of that.
Also, went to SOTH play on the night of the 4th. They had a decent crowd probably 50% of capacity and did very well at social distancing people. I am not a show person but my GF had never seen it and wanted to. It was a great thing to do on a beautiful cool evening. Speaking of SOTH , It is great to see the owners throwing a lot of money to make it relevant in the current age. A new Zipline course, restaurant, and the rope courses they added earlier. They are also adding a small gauge train to tour the homestead in. It looked almost complete. It should be a nice addition.

Good and Bad but it still was a good weekend.

Itís like you visited a completely different Strip than what is actually there.  Itís actually looking better than it has in a long time.  Wonderworks is a great new building on the strip.  Albatross? No.  Thatís what is called a weenie.  It draws you further down the strip. 

As far as chain link fences, sure letís go there.  There is a revitalization project across from Dixie Stampede where an old motel was.  Thereís fences where the new Boardwalk is going in next to the Grand Shoppes.  RibCrib closed.  That new attraction in the Starlight Theatre is called Beyond the Lens! (Itís a pop culture and selfie attraction).  The theaters look fine too. 

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: July 05, 2020, 06:48:04 PM »
I know it is a new ride but I wonder if this will be one of those that breaks down all the time.

If you look at the past 3 major additions, the first year had several growing pains the park had to work through

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: July 04, 2020, 04:54:33 PM »
And.....we missed it by 24 hours. They are letting riders on today.

Yeah I had a feeling. I was there yesterday too.

Are you sure? Because Iím hearing otherwise

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Going back to SDC
« on: July 03, 2020, 11:20:17 PM »
Am I the only one that reads that Season Passholder announcement as "Please come back, we really need you to come back"

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2020)
« on: July 03, 2020, 10:52:18 PM »
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2020

MAY
30 - The Branson Sawmill
30 - The Runaway Mountain Coaster

JUNE
02 - Crystal Falls
02 - Magic Springs
07 - Frontier City
11 - Rock City
11 - Ruby Falls
12 - US Space and Rocket Center
13 - Splash Adventure
13 - Alabama Adventure
14 - USS Alabama
14 - USS Drum
14 - Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion
14 - The Park at OWA
15 - Gulf Shores
15 - Sam's Fun City
15 - Race City
15 - Cobra Adventure Park
17 - Six Flags over Georgia
20 - Silver Dollar City
22 - Worlds of Fun
23 - Six Flags St. Louis

JULY
09 - Kings Island
17 - Joyland (Lubbock)
17 - Wonderland
18 - ZDT's
19 - Sea World San Antonio
20 - Six Flags Fiesta Texas
21 - Six Flags over Texas

SILVER DOLLAR CITY


WORLDS OF FUN


SIX FLAGS ST. LOUIS

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2020)
« on: July 01, 2020, 08:56:06 PM »
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2020

MAY
30 - The Branson Sawmill
30 - The Runaway Mountain Coaster

JUNE
02 - Crystal Falls
02 - Magic Springs
07 - Frontier City
11 - Rock City
11 - Ruby Falls
12 - US Space and Rocket Center
13 - Splash Adventure
13 - Alabama Adventure
14 - USS Alabama
14 - USS Drum
14 - Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion
14 - The Park at OWA
15 - Gulf Shores
15 - Sam's Fun City
15 - Race City
15 - Cobra Adventure Park
17 - Six Flags over Georgia
20 - Silver Dollar City
22 - Worlds of Fun
23 - Six Flags St. Louis

JULY
09 - Kings Island
17 - Six Flags over Texas
18 - ZDT's
19 - Sea World San Antonio
20 - Six Flags Fiesta Texas

SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: July 01, 2020, 02:36:27 PM »
Construction walls are now down. 
Be on the lookout for soft openings soon

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