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Just checked with Andrea, the Motel is closing down on Sunday, Dec 22nd....

That is of course with the NYE special offer to us..   

See the NYE thread for that info..

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During the Christmas season, the crowds are all crammed into the park to see the lights at night.

During the Harvest Festival, is it crowded all day (on the busy days) or is there a group that comes during the day for the Craft Days followed by a group that comes later in the day for the Pumpkin Nights?

i dont know if that is how it worked this year,  but I am sure thats what the PTB want to happen. 

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: October 15, 2019, 03:07:57 PM »
Terry Sanders reported 26,378 people at the park on Saturday.

Yes, thats right..  Huge day!

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: October 14, 2019, 08:07:49 AM »
Sunday - perfect weather - 20,300 people.. 

Thats a great number for the weekend, I am sure the PTB are thrilled with the weekend.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Harvest Festival
« on: October 14, 2019, 07:15:00 AM »
Did anyone go this year and leave disappointed? We sure did this year. Never in my 36 years of attending the park have I walked out without a wonderful trip. This year my wife and I both were so disappointed in the lack of vendors and what we were told by employees and vendors about how the park management was treating everyone.

The harvest festival was always our favorite festival and as far as were concerned, theyve ruined it with this pumpkin focus. I had deep respect for so many employees openly venting to me about their equal feelings of frustration and displeasure of the changes. I visited with a handful of vendors who told me that this year the park only gave them small windows of time to be allowed to setup. Some got 1 week, some got 3 weeks, some of the long standing vendors were not invited to come back at all.

We thought this trip was nothing more than another kids feast.

Sad, never did I think Id ever leave that park displeased and today was complete disappointment. Even my wife said she doesnt care if we ever return. Never thought Id hear those words out of her mouth.

That's a shame.  I posted earlier I am afraid that this will effect probably hundreds of people. Including myself
Those of us that have gone for YEARS!!! to see the "fall Festival" in all its glory, it was a favorite for many people.!
now the PTB is obvioulsy it fading it away.
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Pushing for the kids to do the Pumkin nights thing.. and to sell all those high mark up item to the kids.

I can only HOPE that the PTB get complaints from customers from all over the nation, near and far about the change, and in response they use some imagination and bring the vendors back. 
The vendors could easily be in the square and scattered out on the west side of park, while the Pumkin thing could be on the east side/ expo and the new area..
Will that happen?  I doubt it.  But I sure would like to see them advertise it and try it for 1 or 2 seasons, then check their attendence and dollar income numbers..

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Branson Talk / Re: NYE in Branson.
« on: October 14, 2019, 07:01:56 AM »

I talked to Andrea and they will be closing for business mid-December.


Temporarily, or permanently?


OH NO!!   Just closing for Off-Season..   

Not sure when Spring Opening is,  But I would like to think Mid-March for SDC opening..   

I will have to verify the opening date..

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: October 13, 2019, 07:29:10 PM »
^ A lot of people- LOL!  I'd say Pumpkin Nights is a success.

I saw this on another site, about yesterdays crowd.... 

""As a "heads up"...went to SDC at 4:30 this afternoon...could NOT get into the park...all parking lots were full, and they put a sign out saying "Come Back AFTER 6:30 pm"."""

Anybody else have any stories from the busiest day of the year so far??

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: October 13, 2019, 01:54:47 PM »
SATURDAY  ---   26, 327 people..!!!    :o :o :o

WOW!!!

Who was there?

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: October 12, 2019, 07:13:19 AM »
friday - 7100

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: October 11, 2019, 02:07:00 PM »
Next week 17th, 18th, and 19th should be a packed week for SDC. Oklahoma schools are out for fall break and we always flock to Branson. We are planning to make it up Wednesday to hit the park (hoping this day is less busy than the others)...then hit it Thursday morning too.

Hoping for good weather........looking good so far with highs in low 70's.

Jay

Wed should be a good day. 

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Branson Talk / Re: NYE in Branson.
« on: October 11, 2019, 10:48:29 AM »
Thanks muchly for that! 

This situation highlights how good a decision it was to move to this motel and how valuable your work was in making it happen!

Thank you for that,  Andrea has been great to work with.!!

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: October 09, 2019, 06:57:39 AM »
Another good group of pictures..  really coming along nicely

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: October 08, 2019, 04:41:33 PM »
Can you say RAIN!!!????

Sunday 2000 people..

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Branson Talk / Re: NYE in Branson.
« on: October 07, 2019, 08:14:57 PM »
We're looking at perhaps the 26th or 27th, but it appears they fall outside that possible range.

I called Andrea, and she will be there for us thursda-weds..   so you can stay 26 & 27.. have a good trip..


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Branson Talk / Re: NYE in Branson.
« on: October 07, 2019, 08:13:03 PM »
Sand, what days would you be up? Im certain we will be up, but my wife and I would leave the morning of the 31st. Probably get there on the 28th. Same discount rate?

We will come in on sunday morning,  Have a 2 pm show then other stuff to do. we will be staying until Wed, New Years Day..

See modified opening post..  any questions.. post them or PM me..

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