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I have watched the building of Galaxy s Edge in Disney parks.  It opened last night for select guests and the online folks have reported in.    The article covers opinions and theming in  parks, why and how it is important and how it effects the guests.  Interesting little read.
We are often discussing changes in theming at SDC and what is being retired or left in the past.  Read and see if you dont agree with some of Disneys assertions.  Some are direct comments on the new land but they also cover what they believe makes the customer respond to the efforts they have put out.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / New Festivals, News Ideas!
« on: April 03, 2019, 07:17:07 AM »
I have been a advocate of SDC entering into the festivals with food featured more prominently.  Maybe its because I am getting older and looking for non ride distractions.   What are your opinions and would you participate in a event handled in this manor? The pattern is a ticketed system with choices, you pay one price for a number of tickets and use them as you wish trying food around the park.  Seems this could be used during BBQ festivals and almost any other theme including Christmas.  This would pull more $ out of my pocket and I believe this would add to my day causing me to want to spend more time and money on park.  Would this effect your day in a positive way?
Link provided gives a good idea exactly how they could handle this and still sell the items individually.  What are your thoughts opinions?

How about a new thread to highlight recommended Dining spots in the Branson SDC area.  I am often stumped to choose the next good spot to go and this might be a good place to get a new idea.


I went and checked the map for fun and noted that most of the locations are way off.  Check out the map.  Who is doing their site this year?  Cant be anyone on property.........

General Silver Dollar City Talk / SDC 2019 Operating Hours in December
« on: December 21, 2018, 08:47:10 AM »
I was just looking at the website and it looks like they intend to only open on Friday and Saturday in December 2019, Closed Sun-Thursday.  This is with the exception of the week of Christmas proper.  Well, that information assists in the decision on the seasons' pass.   

This is surprising!  Sundays were always my day to go.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Food Packages at SDC
« on: December 07, 2018, 07:14:37 AM »
I just came across this on another site I will include the link.  Food package discounts and a perk thrown in, I love this idea and would be one to buy where I otherwise would go back into Branson to eat.  I do think the show perk may be a conflict but a 1 trailblazer ride ( TT excluded) would be a possible and fun addition to this idea.  Thoughts?

Construction/Rumors / Retire the Old Tree ! I said it, discuss....
« on: November 28, 2018, 07:59:44 PM »
I was noticing how it got the cold shoulder and it was shoved off in the corner this season.
In fact, the efforts seemed to go mostly into Midtown.  Not that there weren't other lights but special things.

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. 

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