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Branson Talk / Hall of Fame fire
« on: May 21, 2019, 04:29:50 PM »
Screenshot from Facebook. They say it started in the office.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Touring Plan for Little Kids
« on: May 11, 2019, 09:38:50 AM »
So, sdc is definitely NOT Disney. Youíll find flexibility will go a long way in making your day great. Itís a good idea to know what youíd like to ride but donít plan an order. You will find that everything is close together so itís easy to hop all over the park to find a ride that doesnít have a long line. You will find a much more relaxed environment.

Iíd recommend the week of the 10th over the week of the 24th. Earlier in the week is better.. say Tuesday and Wednesday.

Iíd be super surprised if your 9 year old is shorter than 48 inches. Your 7 year old may be over 48 inches as well. To get their official sdc heights go to the measuring station in the grand expo first. They will measure your kids and give them wrist bands that will expedite you getting in the rides.

Skip the trailblazer. It costs a lot and there is no good reason to have it for the rides you are looking at. The only one you might considering rushing too first is powder keg. Weíve seen the line well over an hour long this season but not often.

Most of these you will be able to do in a day. However, 2 days is a great idea too. Again, a slower pace here   Donít compulsive plan it. Go with the flow and you will have a great time! 

Wish I could slice my 21 yr old in half:  I didn't realize the guest passes are blacked out tomorrow, and that is the only day we can go  :-[ :'(

We have passes that are good tomorrow. Did you buy yours later than the end of January?

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: April 29, 2019, 07:57:27 PM »
Hope to have a new report in a week:  we have a visit planned for BG&BBQ for this Saturday.

You are braver than most of us!  Itís mercy day Saturday.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: April 19, 2019, 08:45:20 PM »
A little over 12,000 people today...  Would have been a beautiful day to be there today..

We were there. In general lines were quite long. But we were able to see the shows we wanted to see by giving up rides. The temp was good but the wind was quite chilly.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: April 19, 2019, 08:31:29 PM »
Photos from today. Feel free to use them if you need them for something. The first photo is new concrete poured. This was close to the old entrance for lost river.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: April 07, 2019, 11:34:55 PM »
It would have been a great weekend to go. Why didnít we go?  Ycw. We made that mistake one time. They didnít care that my kids were 5. They cut in front of them anyway to ride the kiddie coaster. Now we avoid this weekend because I donít want to deal with that.

Tony and I would be considered ďmillennialsĒ, albeit old ones. Lol. We have 3 kids, 11, 11 and 7. We live on a tight budget, mainly due to our kidsí traveling sports.

We buy passes to sdc each year. We go at least once a month if not more often. When do we go in to the city of Branson?  When white water is open. I can add ww season passes to our sdc passes for minimal cost. Both are a great value for us. We live an hour and a half away from Branson so itís an easy day trip.

For me to take my family to go karts, itís $50 for 10ish minutes of fun. Mini golf, depending on the course, is $8-12. So, another $50 on average. A day at Fritzís adventure will cost us $140.00 without food or drink. If we stay the night, we have 2 options: a suite or a rollaways. Most places no longer have roll always or they are taken. So we are at around $100 a night for a hotel.

Branson has little to do for free. Unless you want to hike, you pay for every little thing you do. If you want to attract millennials and their families in to town, affordable options is what the town needs. Donít build an aquarium thatís going to cost me $30-$50 to walk in the door. Because, to be completely honest, we can drive to Galveston, spend more days there and spend less money.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: March 22, 2019, 07:27:44 PM »
It was an absolute madhouse. And people stayed all day.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: March 22, 2019, 04:53:19 PM »
Have we discussed the dirt moving behind red gold and firemanís landing?  Because I cannot remember why they are doing this. Lots of activity back there today.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Fill the seats
« on: March 22, 2019, 12:24:33 PM »
Why donít they fill every seat on rides?  When I was a kid, theyíd ask for people to fill seats and run them completely full. But today, on a day where there will be over 15,000 people (possibly closer to 20,000 if itís like yesterday), Iím seeing a total of 12 people on one round of the balloons. Iím seeing empty seats on every ride and itís frustrating! 

General Silver Dollar City Talk / New survey
« on: March 19, 2019, 04:57:51 PM »
Covered things such as: satisfaction with food, wait times, general experience. Asked multiple times if we plan on visiting in 2020-2022.  No questions about future rides or suggestions for the futures.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: March 17, 2019, 05:07:57 PM »
Leaving now. We waited in lines all day. The tram guys didnít know attendance.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: March 12, 2019, 02:00:41 PM »
Looks like Opening Day is going to be a complete washout

Yes. With inches of rain falling. We had planned on going but now weíll try to go Sunday instead.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: March 05, 2019, 08:20:15 AM »
Facebook status says exciting news at 9 am CST. Based on their replies it appears to be a ticket or season pass offer.

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