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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: John Corbin Goldsberry
« on: April 22, 2019, 11:55:47 AM »
Hi, John.

First off, my condolences to you for the loss of Jan.  Our family absolutely loved seeing you and Jan perform at SDC.  And that means something considering my siblings and I were all teens at the time!  We would always use the time of one of your shows to rendezvous with Mom & Dad.

Thank you so much for your recent posts on YouTube.  Watching a few of your shows again really touched my heart.  If I could, I would hop on Time Traveler and set it for 1991!    :)

I remember that several years ago you had what seemed to be a soundboard audio recording of a show posted on your website.  Through failure to backup a hard drive, sadly I have lost it.  Would it be possible for you to post that again?

Thanks again, John.


General Silver Dollar City Talk / "SDC Train Story" - Press Release Video
« on: February 21, 2019, 05:35:04 PM »
Hey, everyone.

I was hit be a bad case of SDC withdrawl symptoms this afternoon, so I started digging around on the SDC website.  I found under the Press Room section an excellent video regarding the SDC train.  I personally had never seen it before.  There's quite a bit of behind-the-scenes footage and a good bit of history.

Go to...

Choose Silver Dollar City Press Library.

Then open the Videos folder.



General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: New Mexican Restaraunt..
« on: March 24, 2017, 06:59:56 PM »
Thanks for the info.


General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: New Mexican Restaraunt..
« on: March 23, 2017, 11:47:59 AM »
Thanks, Swoosh, for the update and photos.  I'm really looking forward to trying Percy's in April.

One question...  is the water feature still by the entrance to the restaurant?  I always loved it.


General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Founder's Weekend
« on: May 12, 2016, 10:00:41 AM »
Thanks sdcfan88 & Pintrader for the photos. 

SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Who remembers this song?
« on: January 21, 2016, 11:56:16 AM »
I so wish SDC would feature artists such as John and Jan again.  They truly were a highlight of each visit.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Drone Video of SDC
« on: December 02, 2015, 08:56:35 AM »
Thanks for your clarifications, tinmann620.

I also just wanted to welcome you to the forum.  Glad you are here!

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Drone Video of SDC
« on: November 30, 2015, 02:35:43 PM »
I couldn't help but wonder about the legalities of flying a drone over an area such as SDC.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Drone Video of SDC
« on: November 30, 2015, 12:23:21 PM »
This has got to be one of the coolest yet poorest titled SDC videos on YouTube.  :)  It is titled "Silverdollar city Branson Missouri".  It is a four minute aerial view of SDC recorded using a Phantom 3 drone.  The views of the park are excellent!

Watch it in full screen mode and enjoy!


I've had the exact same thing happen to me.  Even with my wife and girls by my side, I couldn't give away BAF passes.  Maybe if I was offering a pork rind sample along with my BAF pass I would have had some takers.  :)

Dollywood Discussion / Re: Interesting Article
« on: August 13, 2015, 09:13:41 PM »
Thanks for posting this article.  Our family is hoping to take our first trip to Dollywood early next month.


Branson Talk / Re: Crazy Cajun
« on: August 10, 2015, 05:10:18 PM »
I've never heard of this restaurant, but it sounds like my type of place!  Thanks for the review.


General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Phone in the General Store
« on: August 07, 2015, 03:54:44 PM »
I hate to hear that the phone is no longer working.  I always got a kick out of listening in!

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2015 Trip Reviews
« on: July 28, 2015, 11:41:28 AM »
We just returned from a three day trip to Branson and Silver Dollar City.  Our group had a total of eleven ranging from the ages of 70+ to 4.  We all had a great time - despite the near 100 degree temps!

We arrived a SDC at 3:00pm so that our friends could make use of our $20 Guest Vouchers and still take advantage of the "After 3 Next Day Free" offer.  This ended up being an exceptionally good deal for our friends since the park was open until midnight!  Crowd levels were fairly high, but that was expected.  We really appreciated that at all food stands employees were more than happy to fill our mugs with ice water for free.  Even though they had bottles of water for sale, they filled our mugs with a smile each time.  I honestly believe you will not find more courteous employees at a theme park than you do at SDC.   :)

The kids had a great time at Fireman's Landing.  They spent most of their time in the "Splash Yard".  Isn't it funny that with rides all around them... you still can't beat just playing in the water!  I rode Firefall for the first time.  My feelings on Firefall...  well, after The Giant Swing it just didn't seem too "thrilling".  But it is a good "step-up" ride for those not yet ready for a more intense ride.  I wish Firefall would last a little longer, maybe just one or two more times to the top.

We really loved being at the City for Mooonlight Madness.  This was a first for our family.  The park takes on a different feel after dark... plus after a super-hot day, it was nice to have a little break from the heat.  Thunderation was awesome in the dark!  We also got to ride Wildfire at night.  The lines were LONG so we didn't get to do much else.  Loved the fireworks.  SDC definitely did not skimp on them.  It was very impressive!

A few things I did not like about Mooonlight Madness.  Why try to turn the entire park into a giant "party"?  For example, there was some fairly hard rock music being played throughout most of the park.  Why?  It really serves no purpose. It just takes away some of the specialness of being at SDC at night. Even my girls (12 and 9) thought it was weird.  The Street Dance Party was fun for the girls... but why not have some "SDC themed" dance moves?  Instead of "Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee Herman...  Go Shopping, Go Shopping" do something like ride a pony and twirling a lasso, churning butter (hey, it could work as a dance move!), chop wood, etc. 

I really hated hearing the band "Retro" playing on the Square.  I'll admit...  I was hot, drenched in sweat, tired, and a little bit grumpy.  But, really?  "Sweet Emotion" playing on the Square at 11:30pm!!  Come on, seriously?!?  Retro was extremely loud, they had feedback and other technical issues, and to me it just ended the day in a totally wrong way.  I can see Retro playing at Six Flags or Worlds of Fun, but not at SDC!!  To me, this is just wrong on so many different levels!  Please SDC... don't ruin Moonlight Madness next year by having Retro play again!  No night time entertainment would be much better than hearing 70s and 80s music blaring!  Let's stay true to what SDC is all about... having fun rooted in 1880s.. not the 1980s!!

After leaving the park so late..  we ended up getting a late start this morning.  We arrived about noon.  Crowds were light.  We basically had no wait for any ride. We saw the Saloon show and it was top-notch - one of the best shows at the Saloon that I've seen in years.  We at at Crossroads Pizza for the first time and was impressed. By 9:00pm were were all sweated out and ready to hit the pool.  Another great day at SDC!

We did some shopping at Tanger and then ate a Dana's BBQ for the first time.  All I can say is...  go there!  It was amazing!  The ribs were some of the best I have ever had.  Also, the catfish was fantastic!  After Dana's we went to the Dewey Short Visitor Center.  This was another first for us and enjoyed it.  I do wish they would have some aquariums.  It just seems to me that a a nature center, next to a lake and a fish hatchery would have at least one aquarium.  But still, we really did have a good time there.  Loved the observation deck.

All in all... this was one of our best family vacations ever.  Can't wait to return in the Fall!

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