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General Silver Dollar City Talk / 2018 Christmas flyer?
« on: October 05, 2018, 08:11:33 AM »
We are going with a group and I was looking for coupons in the Winter 2018 flyer, anyone receive it yet? 

General Silver Dollar City Talk / 2018 Trip Reports
« on: March 15, 2018, 07:47:21 AM »

What lucky SDC Members have been to SDC? and how was your day?  Share your experience and let us live vicariously if not a little jealously through you.  Help us to take a little break from our day, dreaming about the fun you had.
This is the spot to share!

Dollywood Discussion / Dolly Drops out of Dollywood opening parade........
« on: February 07, 2018, 08:06:23 AM »

I wonder if they could be phasing her out of the limelight for aging reasons.  This makes me wonder if they will ever revert back to SDC tn with the bit of notoriety SDC is getting for Christmas ect.

The Christmas Markets of Europe are in serious danger, some being closed.

 If you have experienced this in person you know what a tradition and shame this is.  This might be a good time for SDC to take out the Crafts booths and dress them up for a section of the park dedicated to a European Christmas Village.  Just a step or 2 behind World Fest....( Meets Christmas)  Frankly if they opened the gates of the back of the GE and opened up a little of the Employee parking lot with partitions.  This could be a great draw with a definite way to monetize the addition. (More income is hardly passable to the PTB)   Something they missed on with Christmas in Midtown, money put out without T-Shirts or Photo ops or vendors to help pay for it.
 Folks, what do you think?  Could or should they pull off a German-style Christmas Market?  Would this give you another reason to go?  They could have Lights / music and sell special gifts/foods all in one location. 

Random Talk / Who else is going to Coaster Christmas 11.11.17?
« on: November 05, 2017, 08:12:34 AM »
I am really looking forward to a good time.  Apparently about 200 attending.

Construction/Rumors / Ride Survey 09.11.17
« on: September 12, 2017, 07:53:43 AM »
I received a new survey last night.  Easily the longest survey I have ever gotten from them.  It was around TT and first, they showed a commercial, then several scripts.  One pointing to a boy being in the co - character role then back to a girl.  They are also very concerned with the wording of the commercial.  The word spin did come up but it was slipped in. They are staying away from this, maybe it causes an issue with their audience?  Only 1 out of 5 scripts made mention of spin.

The interesting question was
1   Will you be visiting SDC in the next 6 months?
2   Will you be visiting SDC in the next 12 months?
Interesting questions asked 2 times.  I suspect they are trying to gauge the excitement this new ride is creating.

The commercial also showed the spinning on the coaster and it was not drifting, it was spinning.
( The questioning repeatedly told you to only consider the script and not the visuals) 
My take-away is that they are concerned with the way this is being sold, they are trying to package this in a way that is attractive. 

      I would love to be in the offices like a fly on the wall.  I believe they are concerned they are/have/will market this successfully.  I believe they have their work cut out for them all things considered.

Also asked 2 times, Will you be purchasing a 2018 Seasons pass.  I answered truthfully.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Coaster Christmas 2017 11.11.17
« on: July 26, 2017, 08:08:37 AM »
Anyone going this year?  I am going to plan on it.  Maybe we can get a good view of the new coaster!

Random Talk / Merry Christmas everybody 2017 here we come.
« on: December 24, 2016, 11:50:54 AM »
Hope you all have a great year and that we all have many more trips to Branson and our favorite Ozark Park. 

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Do you prefer the new LED lights?
« on: December 12, 2016, 03:20:55 PM »
We were commenting on how bright the new leds were this year, not so noticible on the buildings but on the parade and trees.  I have always really enjoyed the blue trees but this year could not stand to look at them, flickering and way too bright.  I was wondering if it was just us.  It seems like a less friendly look than it was with the old cheap lights.


This makes you appreciate that SDC hasen't started this.  Thinking that it would cost a family of 5 $650 PLUS taxes and parking (must nudge this up to $700.00 or so) for one day of a theme park.  I myself love the Disney Experience but this is falling out of bounds.  WDW has 40-50000 hotel rooms on property, will the 1% fill them?  The pricing is getting so high that a family cant do it.  This makes me appreciate SDC and their pricing.
I have been to WDW 10 times and stayed at the resort, ate on property, the entire deal and I will probably never go back to experience this again.  I cant justify this expense.  This is why SDC needs to become a reasonable option to a multi-day experience with lodging.

I was looking at the map this morning at the SDC website.  Interesting to note.

1. Strawberrys and Cream (in the path next to the saloon) and the island behind it containing plants is missing.  There is a clear pathway from the saloon to FITH (chip stand is still there)
2.  The Opera house is depicted to be painted very bright colors, I am hopping that they don't change the color palate Or if they do its not this selection, I know that artists take liberties when painting these maps and I hope the color chosen was part of the artistic liberty and not a planned change.
Anything you see that I have missed?

I always have tweaks I would like to share with someone who cares.  Is there anything you would like to change at the SDC OTC?
I myself would like to see a few new food choices.  What about you guys?


So I went to Branson last night intending to go to SDC today and had 2 BAF and had no friends that were free so I decided to find someone that looked like they could use a break.  ( Yes profiling )  Well the first group was a young couple with about 4 kids, I decided that they could use a little extra funds for the day so I asked them if they were purchasing tickets.  They said yes but they only had to buy one adult ticket and I explained that I could walk 1 of them through.  They were very appreciative and asked if I wanted money, I declined and asked them to do something nice for someone today.  I had 1 ticket left, as a side note for those of you who have not met me I am a clean cut approachable guy.  I work with the public and not in sales.  Well I could not GIVE that pass away.  I mean we stood there and had 2 busses unload and asked probably 20 cpls  but they are so scared that you are going to coral them into a time share they just would not take it.  I even told them " Hey, I am not a time share guy, I  am just trying to be nice" no dice...........  Maybe we are all getting too suspicious of people or the world really is getting bad or maybe they just are harassed too much around town.

Other Parks / NICE New Ride POV from Eteling The Netherlands
« on: July 03, 2015, 07:50:23 PM »
Check out the preshow to this coaster in Eteling, they are using projections and that's a hard sell for SDC but I do think one of the characters is a animatronic.  I was impressed and the coaster looks fun as well.
SDC needs to top Mystery Mine and invest a little more in a preshow to a well themed coaster.

Ride supporting video.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Guest Pass Delema
« on: May 14, 2015, 10:14:05 PM »
I am having a dilemma folks.  let me explain and you give me your opinion.
My brother and I are going to SDC Saturday without our mates.  We are all 4 seasons pass holders and have
4 BAF but it will only be my brother and I, no mates.
So usually I try to find a stranger on the way in that looks like they could use a break and get them in free. Under the new system can I get 2 in on my 2 BAF with only me? and my brother do the same with 2 others?

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