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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Seasons pass benefits
« on: November 02, 2020, 12:22:34 PM »
For those of us who have used our season pass, if I'm reading these correctly, you get the same benefits if you extend the pass as you do if you buy new. So you're not penalized for doing the $50 I seeing this correct?

I was afraid if you renewed the pass you wouldn't get the same BAF benefits.


Random Talk / 24 hour Marathon Build
« on: October 17, 2020, 01:40:40 AM »
Itís been quiet around here so I thought Iíd share something we did this summer for a St. Jude patient.


General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Any Pumpkin Nights / Christmas News?
« on: September 30, 2020, 01:38:45 PM »
Went this last weekend on Sunday, crowds were a little bigger than I experienced in August but still not very large. I didn't go last year but I was a little underwhelmed by the pumpkin path, however the GE and pathway was done very nicely. I absolutely loved the chicken cashew waffle. They need to add this as a staple in the park.

The plaza area was filled with many people and dancers - but not packed. It was about to rain, so I think a lot of people were headed out to avoid the rain.

Overall, had a great time and we're looking forward to going back at Christmas.


Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: September 02, 2020, 02:06:47 PM »
"Nostalgia can have a way of distorting reality".....Yes I agree, but my reality had me absolutely soaked coming off Lost River - I was barely wet coming off Mystic River (as had been mentioned by others). Because of how wet we would get, we would always make Lost River our last rides of the day.

Thinking about my ride Mystic River more in depth, here are some possible reasons I wasn't as wet on Mystic River as I had been on Lost River:

1. The Lost River rafts had six riders with openings on each side of the riders. The Mystic River rafts have 8 riders with 2 openings, giving four riders with an opening next to them (four without). - if water entered our raft, it came through these openings. I didn't sit next to an opening therefore limiting my water exposure (on Lost River I didn't have that choice).

2. Most rapids we experienced didn't have a direct hit on the raft openings, neither did the final drop . The rapids we did experience went up the side of the raft, but didn't over-top the raft. - I guess this would be luck draw (or unlucky draw?).

3. Our raft was not full, therefore the raft didn't sit deep in the water - so we probably "floated" over some of the rapids instead of hitting them full force.

So next time, I'll be sure to sit next to an opening and hopefully have a group of 8 to ride with.


Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: September 01, 2020, 12:56:43 PM »
I don't have much to add that hasn't already been said. Yes the ride is faster, there is quite a bit of raft spinning when in the river, the landscaping is well done, the drop is mild, etc.

I don't know why but I feel Lost River did a better job with the rapids and getting you wet. The rapid at the tunnel for LR was so great. The rapids on Mystic River look impressive, but just don't do the job. My feet got wet, and my butt got wet from water rolling in through the doors but everything else dry.

I think to make this ride "worth the wait on a hot day" there needs to be geysers or something that hits your upper body, head?


John, was that supposed to be a video link, or just an announcement that you guys rode the ride?


Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: June 22, 2020, 01:24:16 PM »
Let's get some theming on that monstrosity!

looking back at the renderings of the ride, it looks like there was a very small building at the top of the lift, but that was it. The supports were painted green for the flume and lift, but nothing else was shown to be done.


Branson Talk / Re: Branson these days
« on: April 08, 2020, 11:43:59 AM »

Karen is a mocking slang term for an entitled, obnoxious, middle-aged white woman. Especially as featured in memes, Karen is generally stereotyped as having a blonde bob haircut, asking to speak to retail and restaurant managers to voice complaints or make demands, and being a nagging, often divorced mother from Generation X.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: April 02, 2020, 11:12:53 AM »
In Oklahoma (and doing the billion dollar driving forward program) we've had two contractors close down because of the virus (one being a general and one as a sub-contractor). ODOT has provided us with directive if the contractors chose to close down because of the virus. So right now in Oklahoma, it's being left up to each construction company if they are closing or not.

I talked with a President of a large contractor and he said in Colorado their jobs have been closed.

On the job sites we are doing our best to maintain the rules provided by the state. The companies have even expanded their safety protocol testing workers for fever multiple times daily, having separation requirements, going to online meetings, and limiting personnel in field offices. I know my employees are using their phone for communication with the contractors and keeping their distance. A lot more digital documents for material tickets, deliveries, etc.


General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Starbucks in the park?
« on: March 30, 2020, 06:04:26 PM »

I have no idea who Carole Baskin is so she's not involved in my disdain for Starbucks.

Go watch Tiger King on Netflix - you won't be disappointed. And yes, I think she killed her husband and fed him to the tigers.


General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Starbucks in the park?
« on: March 30, 2020, 01:47:39 PM »
I guess I don't let things I read on the internet affect me that much. As Sister Gabriel would say "that's their sin, not mine". If their product is good and their service is good, I will go to their company. I do look for things like "We support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Wounded Warrior, etc." and given the choice I may go to one of those establishments over another, however I don't bash or hate on anyone just because Carole Baskin tells me to.

Anyhow, I'll get my lunch from Chick-fil-a, on my way to Hobby Lobby, listening to Toby Keith and the Dixie Chicks, all while drinking a Latte from Starbucks.

Life is too short! Take the trip, buy the shoes, eat the cake.


General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 1 hour Your 3 must see
« on: March 27, 2020, 01:38:24 PM »
It's usually my daughter and I that go. When we go we have some several things we do each time. But I guess the top three for her would be:
1. Tater Twist
2. Candle Making
3. Outlaw Run


Random Talk / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 16, 2020, 09:14:30 PM »
How do we know we havenít already had it? This yearís flu was horrible and unlike any Iíve seen before.  What if it was the coronavirus instead of the diagnoses of Influenza A or B? Unless they were specifically testing for COVID-19 theyíre not going to know the individual had it or not. 

In other news, my school district shuts down after tomorrow for two weeks. Supposed to reopen on April 6

A month ago I felt really bad, tired, chest hurt, dizzy, (but no fever or cough) lasted about four days - had a blood test, flu test, chest x-ray, and EKG which all came back negative. I ended up diagnosing myself with altitude sickness from flying in an airplane. I guess with no cough or fever I didn't have the COVID-19 but my chest hurt for no apparent reason.

All Good Now.


Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: March 09, 2020, 02:56:36 PM »
That lift does look amazing, I sure hope it works that efficiently! Will be fun to overlook the ride as you ascend to the top too.

Also, the speed of the water in the videos from Silver Dollar City looks pretty exciting - no leisurely raft ride down the Mystic River.


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