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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
« on: January 28, 2019, 01:19:48 PM »
We booked a cabin at Yellowstone late August.  This will be the first time we've gone and not camped. We'll end with a couple nights camping in Bridger Natl Forest. Yay for the cabin, warmth, hot showers, internet...  but I already miss the camping experience.

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Branson Talk / Re: Branson in January and February
« on: January 26, 2019, 04:00:52 PM »
Grand Country is sold out tonight.  It's also Area Appreciation.  Are they usually sold out? Titanic is closed today for a private event.  Fritz' Adventure has packed parking lots.  I needed to hit two stores today, and they are both closed and posting winter hours. Both of them have limited Sat. hours and closed on Sundays.  You'd think they'd be open weekends and closed during the week.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 19, 2019, 05:54:30 PM »
If any of the theming from Fire In the Hole gets thrown away (ever!), I'll be dumpster diving after dark for it!!  ;D

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 18, 2019, 02:52:07 PM »
We can only hope those level headed people are still employees.

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Random Talk / Re: Snowpocalypse 2019
« on: January 11, 2019, 09:28:24 PM »
My previous hometown is looking forward to 7" of snow, so I'm not going to complain about a little rain/ice.  ;D

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Random Talk / Re: Snowpocalypse 2019
« on: January 11, 2019, 06:20:06 PM »
Nothing but rain in Branson -

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 10, 2019, 06:11:17 PM »
Didn't someone try flying a drone over the park a few years ago? I know I read that somewhere.

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
« on: January 05, 2019, 04:56:26 PM »
Maui, DC, and Yellowstone (hopefully Yellowstone!)

I hope they will just shut the gates on the parks soon. It is terrible how irresponsible visitors are. I have seen some videos of trash in Yosemite and Yellowstone. People are pigs.


Gilligan, I was in yellowstone last fall and it was immaculate.  I was referring to some photos I have seen recently. Even with the park in winter mode the trash is piling up. I just cannot believe people cannot carry out what they carry in. I belong to a group called Yellowstone forever which supports the park.

BTW, If you go this year plan to spend some extra time in Norris Geyser basin. It is seeing increased thermal activity and Steamboat has been erupting this year which has not happened since 2014.

I totally get what you're saying now! lol! I misread that one! I agree with you on all accounts about Yellowstone.  I've always wanted to see the park during Winter.  Hopefully, that will happen one day.  The hubs has been following the volcanic activity in the park.  You're right - the changes could make for a very interesting year!

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: January 05, 2019, 04:49:17 PM »
Lovely bride and I were there New Year's Eve for a last blast!  Got to the park a little after Noon and grabbed some Walking Tacos (one of our favorites), caught The Cleverly's show, the magic show, and the saloon show and enjoyed all 3. Best of all for me I rode Outlaw Run (twice), Powder Keg, Wildfire, and Time Traveler.  Nothing like riding roller coasters when it's cooler, the wind whistling through (or past) my scalp!

What did you think of New Year's Eve overall?  Was it worth it? Would you do it again? I haven't heard anything about it until now. We almost went, but our out of town guests weren't really into it, so we skipped it.

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
« on: January 04, 2019, 08:51:41 PM »
Maui, DC, and Yellowstone (hopefully Yellowstone!)

I hope they will just shut the gates on the parks soon. It is terrible how irresponsible visitors are. I have seen some videos of trash in Yosemite and Yellowstone. People are pigs.

I've been to Yellowstone four times but not in the last 15 yrs.  I can honestly say that I didn't see much trash at all, and we always camped.  The only dishonorable thing I saw was the Chinese guy that blew everyone off and walked across Old Faithful to look in the geyser.  Sadly, no park rangers around at that moment, but an angry crowd that I was sure held a few people that wanted to go after him.

A continued shutdown could hamper a lot of folk's vacation plans.  I've seen all the monuments and most of the main museums in DC and loved them! If I can't get into them this trip, I'm okay with it.  My goal is a trip to the WH, and I have an "in" that can make that possible regardless of shutdown.

 Maui is the problem this year.  We should've made reservations long before now, but got busy building and moving. Trying to find a condo during whale season now is like "a needle in a haystack, so we may have to plan that later this year.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 04, 2019, 11:31:45 AM »
Me too, Pudgy! No more coasters and more non-coaster heavily themed fun rides!  I did ride LR, but the last time there was such a sharp bump that it hurt a man with back problems on the ride.  You could see it in his face.  We all felt the bump and wondered what the heck it was. And, I love the feel of the Riverfront area, also.

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
« on: January 03, 2019, 07:13:21 PM »
Maui, DC, and Yellowstone (hopefully Yellowstone!)

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: December 22, 2018, 08:09:21 PM »
We drove by about 7, and there were about equal numbers of people leaving and entering.

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Mishaps
« on: December 20, 2018, 09:43:02 PM »
Perhaps around the entry and exit to pick off a bat or two, but I wouldn't think there would be any farther in.

The hubs says you are probably right.  There wouldn't be enough food in the cave for snakes, and it's cold. They hibernate in groups to retain heat.  Caves aren't going to be too interesting to them. ;D

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: December 19, 2018, 02:48:04 PM »
What's it like after Christmas? Trying to decide if I want to treat a couple of out of towners.

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