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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: VIP Tour
« on: June 15, 2018, 01:45:28 PM »
Never have done it and at $199.00 never will. I do not see what they have to offer that would be worth that kind of outlay. Visiting at Christmas is not that difficult if you plan the correct days and avoid Saturdays. What if you lay out this kind of cash and it is to cold for the rides to operate ?  On most days the shows are viewable if you plan your day around it.

But then its your dough. That is a decision you need to make.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Fire In the Hole/Flooded Mine
« on: June 12, 2018, 02:16:00 PM »
A good algicide treatment also. It is so bad now it needs to be killed off. A definite eyesore.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: June 07, 2018, 04:40:04 PM »
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They can do that at any Starbucks (or McDonalds for that matter).  Leave the laptops at home and enjoy SDC for the 1880s frontier village it is!

Think PRE-ROPE DROP.



If they would keep it that way it may be ok.  Still I don't think I would like to see people sitting around SDC with laptops.  Aren't we the keepers of the theme?  Didn't we rant and rave when they had a Facebook logo on the Outlaw Run sign?  Can't we keep the frontier illusion?  <end of rant>  wow did we ever get off topic.  I think I need to go watch a western...


Not wanting to argue but don"t you think that ship has already sailed ?  A cell phone now days is as powerful as most computers. They encourage people to check the app. for ride and show times. Everyone is taking photos with their phones. Heck you even have employees with tablets doing surveys. I do not really care because I would not bring in a laptop anyway. I just want a nice coffee shop. 

To be totally honest I do not even know what the theme is anymore it has been broken so many times. Now we have all the outskirt areas. Wilsons farm, Grand exposition, Firemans landing, TT, cartoon characters, They had the globtrotters. Then in the fall they throw in the cowboy stuff. It is totally confusing.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: June 06, 2018, 10:10:18 PM »
^Add a wifi hotspot and seating, and I could hang out in the area with my laptop.  I think we've pondered this area before as a peaceful for us trendy folks to chill.  I wouldn't drink the coffee, but that's what would give life to such an idea.

Midtown Coffee

I would love this. Good coffee though. Not the crud they turn out now. It would be a huge hit in colder months.

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Branson Talk / Re: Microbreweries
« on: May 31, 2018, 02:36:34 PM »
Thanks Hikerdan, I will be sure to check out Springfield brewing company. I am in the KC area right now and my favorite here is Torn Label. So many choices in KC though. Good thing there is Uber. LOL

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Branson Talk / Microbreweries
« on: May 30, 2018, 02:55:44 PM »
I enjoy visiting microbreweries and was thinking about making a trip as a single next week to Branson.  I have been here a lot but just realized that there are no microbreweries in town !  Someone tell me this is not so. I know Springfield has Mothers but come on folks how has this trend passed Branson by ?

In the past I have had trouble finding any place that even carries a good craft beer selection. Reeds Spring Pizza Company has been my best shot so far. So, recommendations on places that carry a good craft beer selection ?

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Favorite "spots" in the city
« on: May 29, 2018, 02:33:25 PM »
I like the quiet area between the leather shop and mountain outfitters. Shady and uncrowded. A lot of trees. It is just a nice quiet area away from the hustle of the park.

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Random Talk / Re: Mud Island in Memphis revamp?
« on: May 23, 2018, 03:20:49 PM »
I go to Memphis every December to run  the St. Jude Marathon. Even with 20000 runners in town, I will not walk from the convention center to Beale Street. Every hotel I have ever stayed at is loaded with roaches and I am not talking the cheap places either. Memphis is a cesspool.  I love to support the hospital but I get out as fast as I can when its over.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Fire In the Hole/Flooded Mine
« on: May 19, 2018, 06:44:49 AM »
I would not be surprised if one day they decide having the gun on the train robbery will be deemed too controversial and get rid of that, perhaps get rid of a robbery completely.

I'm one of those old-timers who would cheer to see the guns gone from FM. Not because "gunz!", but because they're distracting. It used to be a ride of wonderment and discovery and imagination; now it's just constant pew-pew-pew, and no one sees the story unfold.

Me too. The guns ruined the ride a long time ago.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Teacher Appreciation
« on: May 10, 2018, 02:09:02 PM »
Same here...would be nice to get a little refund on the Season Pass.  Forty-eight bucks is a pretty good deal.

32.50+48+tax  ???
Is that a deal?

It looks to me that for the teacher, the free ticket is upgraded for $48.

Thats what it looks to me like too. I need to send this link to my daughter.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Webcams? yes or no..
« on: May 07, 2018, 02:01:00 PM »
What about the cameras, moving or still,  were looked at as  an advertising tool?? 
As a potential new visitor, a person or family would go to the website, click on cameras and check out the coasters, paths, eateries and landscape.  they see people doing stuff.. 
would that not be a good selling tool?

What about the cameras, moving or still,  were looked at as  an advertising tool?? 
As a potential new visitor, a person or family would go to the website, click on cameras and check out the coasters, paths, eateries and landscape.  they see people doing stuff.. 
would that not be a good selling tool?

Photos and short video do a much better job showing all of that and advertising than a webcam can do.  Quality, control, color, and being close up- web cams on towers can't even come close to competing with that.  They aren't even in the same realm, as anyone who deal with photography and video should be able to tell you. (notice I said should)

And for traffic, Runner pointed out that it's traffic cams and controls that they need, not webcams, which again aren't going to accomplish much.

I know it's easy to fall into the assumption that if it's something talked about on TPR or other sites it must have an impact.  But in reality coaster enthusiasts make up a very tiny percentage of customers (a good bit than 1%) and really don't have much of an impact on the bottom line.

And if they were that big of a producer, then you would see Disney, Universal, Busch and every other park out there using them.  Instead you can count the number that have active web cams on both hands.

Here's the one way I see webcams being useful- for a few very limited in park functions- security (though security cameras are far better), traffic (again the already mentioned traffic cameras and controls are much better), and a few operations things.  None of which there is really any reason to put online for people not working in the park to access.  I still fail to see ANY benefit to the parks by putting webcams online for the general public to see.

The only exception to that, maybe, is during construction of a new project. And even that video and still photos can show better than a webcam.

Sanddune, I think as Sir Willow pointed out it would be a very small number that would visit based on this. Just a couple thoughts.

SDC probably ( I am not sure) has a marketing company hired for all things advertising and promotional. They might control all things that is seen. I.E. billboards, Brochures, TV ad campaigns. And most companies hire those marketing firms to run their Twitter, Instagram, Facebook accounts also. They tightly control this to make sure you see what they want you to see. A webcam used as advertising could be a disaster because they cannot control what a random person does. So, along with other things that are positive, the viewers are going to see peoples reaction when a bad situation happens. Oh Crap PK is down again cut the feed we do not want viewers to see people backing out of the line. Or we do not want potential visitors to see the mass of folks in the TT courtyard. They would also need to see how the installation and ongoing cost ( bandwidth is not cheap ) to operate the system is charged. Is a webcam for promotional a better use of our money , or is it better to have our marketing company put up 3 more Instagram post every day? My gut tells me that the social media would generate way more.

Who really knows but I bet if the Marketing team has not suggested it yet then it probably holds no value.


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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Webcams? yes or no..
« on: May 07, 2018, 06:49:33 AM »
I personally do not see the value of it.

They already explained the value above.

Outside of people at home seeing the crowds on busy days and deciding not to go, what would the value of it be?

Much more important to the park, what benefit would it get out of it?  outside of a few of us who'd like to peek in occasionally, who would even want to watch it?

There are very few parks that have online live webcams. I can only think of 2 offhand (Cedar Point and Holiday World)  And I'm not sure what, if any, real benefit they get out of it.  Obviously not enough to draw the attention of any of the other "big boys" of amusement parks (e.g. Disney, Universal)

Cameras on 76 would beneficial to study traffic patterns and deploy more traffic directional workers when need.  Same in the park.  They could help when the bottle necks get busy to deploy people to help direct guests. 

The benefits are not that difficult to figure out.

Then they need a traffic cam and not a webcam. MoDot has traffic cams all over the state that provide data to help with those kind of problems. A webcam just provides a picture and does not collect data.

http://www.modot.org/mobileweb/trafficcam.html

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Webcams? yes or no..
« on: May 07, 2018, 06:42:16 AM »
I personally do not see the value of it. I have a ton of other fun things to do than look at other people on a webcam. I am sure it would not cost much to install but then they would pay for upkeep and bandwidth. And in reality webcams are boring as sh**.

Hmm.?  that would be a no then.. :D

Yes, That would be no.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Webcams? yes or no..
« on: May 05, 2018, 03:33:43 PM »
I personally do not see the value of it. I have a ton of other fun things to do than look at other people on a webcam. I am sure it would not cost much to install but then they would pay for upkeep and bandwidth. And in reality webcams are boring as sh**.

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