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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: November 11, 2019, 06:19:30 AM »
Sunday
Budgeted 7000
Actual 13519

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: November 10, 2019, 11:51:37 AM »
There are actually 8 songs this year according to Brad Thomas

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: November 10, 2019, 11:48:16 AM »
Saturday
Budgeted 17000
Actual 22151

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Random Talk / Re: Best Park for Kids over 42" but under 48"
« on: November 04, 2019, 06:54:30 PM »
Pennsylvania would be the best place to go. 
-Idlewild
-Kennywood
-Waldameer
-Dutch Wonderland
-Sesame Place
-Knoebel’s

all of them cater to that height range

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2020 Season Passes
« on: November 04, 2019, 06:51:51 PM »
Here is hoping they get someone relevant and do not go cheap.

I think you’re missing the point.  Those that appeared at the 50th all had connections to the park and/or the Herschends.  They didn’t just pick random acts. 

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC Christmas Ornament Check List
« on: November 03, 2019, 11:31:16 PM »
SILVER DOLLAR CITY ANNUAL PASS ORNAMENTS
92 - Wooden Christmas Tree
93 - Silver Dollar City Bauble
94 - Wilderness Church
95 - Frisco Silver Dollar Line
96 - Wreath icon
97 - Fire Tower
98 - Shad Heller
99 - Harvey Water Clock
00 - Christmas Lights Tree
01 - Hannah's Ice Cream Parlor
02 - McHaffie's Homestead
03 - Silver Dollar Saloon
04 - Brown's Candy Factory
05 - Sullivan's Mill
06 - Opera House "Dicken's Christmas Carol"
07 - Carrie's Candles
08 - Culinary & Craft School
09 - Lost River of the Ozarks
10 - 50th Anniversary logo
11 - Hugo & Mary's Carousel
12 - It's A Wonderful Life Bell
13 - Outlaw Run Sheriff Star
14 - Celebrate America
15 - Lucky the Fire Dog
16 - Year of Family Photo Frame
17 - Year of Food & Crafts logo
18 - Time Traveler
19 - TBA

ALL-CITY ANNUAL PASS ORNAMENTS
03 - Electric Starwheel
04 - Freedom Fountain
05 - Ozark Wildcat
06 - Celebration City Carousel
07 - Kalani Towers
08 - Showboat Branson Belle

It’s that time of the year again.  Has anyone picked up their 2019 ornament yet?

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: How many season passes sold for 2019
« on: November 03, 2019, 10:27:00 PM »
Is there a way to find out how many 2019 season passes were sold? I know there are thousands of visitors without season tickets, but my family is curious how many season passes they sell every year

That information is proprietary

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2020 Season Passes
« on: November 03, 2019, 10:25:56 PM »
Any idea what the Jubilee Homecoming is?  Looks like they shortened Bluegrass & BBQ for it.

We only get the one-park pass for SDC and usually go 3-6 times a year.  Still the best bang for the buck in my mind.  The BAF's are nice along with the coupons they send out throughout the year.   I'm not blind to the fact that costs go up and it won't affect me purchasing SPs.

Much like they did for the 50th, they’re having a huge concert celebration event in Echo Hollow with many famous names in attendance

When you say famous do you mean famous now, or famous 30 to 40 years ago ? The 50th was a aluminum walker cast of entertainers.

To each his own.  Just because you are not a fan of who(m) they chose does not diminish the fact that they are famous

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2020 Season Passes
« on: November 02, 2019, 08:46:01 AM »
Any idea what the Jubilee Homecoming is?  Looks like they shortened Bluegrass & BBQ for it.

We only get the one-park pass for SDC and usually go 3-6 times a year.  Still the best bang for the buck in my mind.  The BAF's are nice along with the coupons they send out throughout the year.   I'm not blind to the fact that costs go up and it won't affect me purchasing SPs.

Much like they did for the 50th, they’re having a huge concert celebration event in Echo Hollow with many famous names in attendance

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 02, 2019, 08:43:56 AM »
^ The lumberjack show was pretty good.  The whole thing took place in a lumber camp setting even though the pictures promoting the show had it taking place in a saloon setting.  I only got to see the show once so they may have had 2 different sets for 2 different shows. (I was hoping they'd do a scenery change to a saloon like they do the scenery changes for A Christmas Carol.)  We saw the show on Sunday October 6th that eventually had a full show.  We only waited about 10 minutes to get in.  Saturday October 5th the line for the show was past the Silver Dollar Saloon and starting to back up hill street.  Judging from that day at least it looked like a huge success.

The promotional photos (saloon) were from another of Cirque Eloise’s shows.  Lumberjacks was specifically created for SDC

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 28, 2019, 01:30:58 PM »
Is there any chance that SDC will be cutting down trees in the square before the Christmas festival begins? When we were there last week, we noticed just how big the trees in the center of the square around where the tree will be are. In the marketing photos there aren't any trees around the new Christmas tree and it looks much more open, which I really like. I know that some would really throw a fit about them cutting down tress, but I think that it would really help with the Christmas festival and the tree show if they did remove a few of them.

I think they’re more concerned with it just fitting in that area.  It’ll be interesting to see of the sound booth had to be removed or not to make it fit.  I mean the old tree just barely fit there

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Other Parks / Re: Six Flags in a bid to merge with Cedar Fair
« on: October 21, 2019, 08:39:55 PM »

Yeah no.  WOF hasn’t been ignored.  Please don’t speak on a topic you have little to no knowledge on.  WOF to SF would be a death blow to the park.   

Ok Oh great know it all who's knowledge far surpasses all others, what improvements has WoF made in the last several years outside of a few flats that rarely open?

This year was a retheme of a restuarant and a pitiful attempt at a festival with a few booths and a small parade.
2018- one small flat and a replacement of a helix on Timber Wolf, which half fixed the ride.
2017- 2 flats- an old recycled troika and an old recycled Condor that rarely runs and was down most of 2017 and 2018
2016- a few kiddie rides
2015- nothing
2014- Windseeker, ok, a decent addition this year
2013- nothing (joining the 2 parks together is not an addition)
2012- nothing- oh, except adding Fast Lane
2011- Planet Snoopy- adding a kids area and a carousel.  Not bad.
2010- "Hot Summer Lights" and a Subway sandwich shop.  whoopee

Really, a couple of moderate additions in the Windseeker and Planet Snoopy.  But otherwise their last major addition was 10 years ago in Prowler.

Sure that's more than Michigan's Adventure.  But not by much.  and on a par with what Six Flags St. Louis has added.  And compared to many parks, it's pretty pitiful.  And don't get me started on the constant issues the last 3 years with basic things like air conditioning in stores and restaurants, fans and cooling systems in queues, some of the just plain ugly looking areas in the water park and other issues.  Oh, and killing their one and only steam engine leaving them with no train ride.

But sure.  Rather than actually contribute to the conversation or do something that might refute me, you just keep responding with rude, dismissive and insulting comments.  Very fitting and typical of you Swoosh.  Maybe one of these years you'll grow up and act like an adult, but I keep waiting...

Just go here.  This has the basic things that the General Public would see
http://www.worldsoffun.org/timeline.html

There’s more that’s happening/happened in BOH but I’ll spare you those boring details. Mainly they’ve been beefing up infrastructure for several years now. 

In addition, Eli (our train engine) is being completely rebuilt with a new boiler.  The park has bought a second engine which they’ve named Levi and he’ll debut next Spring.

I’m sorry you felt the need to resort to name calling.  I honestly felt it was uncalled for and added nothing to the conversation.  However, besides Jennifer and Jeff Mast, who run the unofficial WOF site, there aren’t too many others out there besides myself that know WOF history like we do and you’ll have to forgive us for how aggressively we’ll defend our home park when we feel its honor is threatened like you what did in your OP.


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Other Parks / Re: Six Flags in a bid to merge with Cedar Fair
« on: October 16, 2019, 05:35:10 PM »
The actual business sites that would know have stated that SF will NOT be making another additional offer.
And shame on you for wanting the smaller CF parks to be picked up by SF. 

Shame on him?  Might actually be better for some of those parks the way CF has ignored them.  Worlds of Fun, Michigan Adventures and a couple of the others could really use some love.

Yeah no.  WOF hasn’t been ignored.  Please don’t speak on a topic you have little to no knowledge on.  WOF to SF would be a death blow to the park.   

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Other Parks / Re: Six Flags in a bid to merge with Cedar Fair
« on: October 15, 2019, 07:59:33 PM »
Yeah, I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. They'll come back eventually with another offer more than likely.

I'd like for them to just scoop up a couple of the smaller parks and be happy with that. Leave the good CF parks alone!

The actual business sites that would know have stated that SF will NOT be making another additional offer.
And shame on you for wanting the smaller CF parks to be picked up by SF. 

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