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Branson Talk / Re: New Duck boat company
« on: January 11, 2021, 02:57:12 PM »
I had always thought that Ripley's could have brought back a different type of "Duck" experience. One that was a bit more controlled....but yet exciting.

The part on the lake wasn't ever all that great except for the "splash down" - so my thought was continue with the patriotic theme, go tour the military equipment, but then have a finale in a "Battle Zone" with multiple splash downs into large ponds, controlled explosions - like the one in stunt shows, water cannon blasts, etc. - after you escape the "battle field" you have a leisurely ride back to the strip.

Jay.

No, That would not appeal to me at all.  I would rather have a nice scenic historical view of the area. But, Then I am not a military person. Most militay people I know have no desire for that either. They want to get away from it.

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YESSSSSSSSSS  Good riddance. Been around to long and how many forms and ways can this story be done. It is worn out.

Talk about a hot take... but youíre entitled to wrong opinion

Not a hot take. Just a honest opinion. The right one.

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YESSSSSSSSSS  Good riddance. Been around to long and how many forms and ways can this story be done. It is worn out.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Seasons pass benefits
« on: November 07, 2020, 08:29:40 AM »
I did not buy passes last year. Is the Gold level a new option ?

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Cinnamon Bread.....Please Help!
« on: September 17, 2020, 02:43:53 PM »
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I have not been in the new lpace but is this true?  are they no longer making the bread?
I don't think they have been actually mixing the dough, and doing all the baking even in Sullivan's Mill for a while now. I think it has been pre made, and just baked there. Not like to old days watching Frank doing all the baking.
Still, a thousand percent better than the dry, tasteless cinnamon rolls at Eve & Delilah's Bakery at the entrance. Their stuff tastes like some cheap plastic wrapped roll from a convience store! Maybe even dryer, and more tasteless!

Bought the cinnamon rolls 1 time and threw them away before we finished. I thought they might have just bought them from a grocery store or Costco and resold them.
The cinnamon bread has gone downhill too since they quit making it from scratch.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Cinnamon Bread.....Please Help!
« on: September 16, 2020, 02:02:26 PM »
It used to be a lot better when it was made fresh versus carting it frozen off the Cisco truck like they do now.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 07, 2020, 02:00:36 PM »
Yes to phone ticket. I would be happy to do facial recognition or biometric finger scan. My picture is taken probably dozens of times per day at stoplights, stores, attractions. At least I would know this one was being taken.  A lot could be done to speed up the entry process.

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Other Parks / Re: Dogpatch USA sells for $1.12 million
« on: August 05, 2020, 02:51:33 PM »
It is not out of the realm of possibility that Johnny Morris will eventually own Herschend.

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Branson Talk / Re: Branson Strip 2020
« on: July 22, 2020, 02:14:19 PM »
Dogwood Canyon is packed out every day.   

Maybe Johnny Morris will start buying up The Strip and turn it into something worthwhile again. Love him or hate him he does have magnificent properties.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: July 09, 2020, 03:16:43 PM »
I prefer quality to quantity. Flats do nothing for me. I pass them by everywhere I go. You can ride them at any carnival. A new highly themed dark ride should be the next addition by far.

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Branson Talk / Re: Branson Strip 2020
« on: July 08, 2020, 02:28:04 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.

You must only be looking at night when all the junkiness is hidden. Lots more fences and empty grown up lots than you referenced.  The traveling carnival park that failed, The complete empty grown up lots across from Presleys, and down from Ruby Tuesdays, Several small vacant lots just growing weeds. Numerous old Tshirt trinket shops shuttered and weeds growing. Several abandoned restaurants , One that has drug in some old race cars for whatever reason ? Numerous shuttered motels with green algae filled swimming pools.

And as for those 2 new attractions Wonder works and Through The Lens we got a good laugh every time we passed them. But they are a typical Branson Klitch attraction. I will give it that.

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Branson Talk / Re: Branson Strip 2020
« on: July 08, 2020, 02:21:15 PM »
"[R]elevant in the current age"?

As soon as I see that phrase, I am out.  SotH is not about the "current age."  It's about an earlier one, and I don't go to places immersed in the current one for enjoyment.

What a shame.

And if they had not put relevant attractions in it would be dead and closed up. What they are doing is not intrusive to the original story. Just expanding the base of attractions so everyone has a choice.

As for the cruise or whatever ? If it brings in so many millions then why has someone else not picked it up ? Sounds like a no brainer.

 

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Branson Talk / Re: Branson Strip 2020
« on: July 07, 2020, 03:27:00 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.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: July 07, 2020, 03:07:44 PM »
It really looks like they have hit a home run with this one. With the lighting it will be a amazing experience in the dark to ride and just appreciate the visuals if you are a non rider.

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