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I was pondering today's announcement and there were several clues as to the direction of Silver Dollar City in today's announcement.  Every corporation wants to expand and stay relevant, especially those in the entertainment business. 

It got me wondering aloud to my wife.  Is the "Time Traveler" now the prevalent answer as to why we are going back to the 1880's town? 

I also wonder if this means...and I say this lightly lest the purists come and snatch me away like the flying monkeys did in the Wizard of Oz....if this becomes the quasi-theme for SDC...Time Traveler. 

It sets up an answer to a mystery; on the one hand in which one can think "ahhh this is how we were able to visit an 1880's town".  While at the same time opening up a MUCH broader theme to a company that may have designs on becoming the "Disney" of the midwest.  In other words in say a few years if there is a resort and MANY expansions to this great park, is there a chance SDC becomes a park within a park.  You are able to stay true to the original, yet able to incorporate what they were trying to do with Celebration City visa vis 1930's, 1950's and beyond?  With the Time traveler in the theme one could go even further in the past, making their theme even more broad. 

It would be sad on the one hand, but exciting on the other, as long as there was a distinct way of separating the different sections of the park.  Many parks have lands, or sections with different themes, and maybe management is trying to broaden the appeal past the regional status.  You could stay true to the 1880's heritage while moving into a broader future.  It would sadden most purists like me, but insulate the company from a Dogpatch future. 

Anyway, just throwing that out when listening to the announcement,  I heard the future of SDC mentioned a lot juxtaposed with remembering it's heritage/past.  I love the SDC of old, but on many trips I see less polyester pant suits and craft demonstrations, and more cell phone impaired attention spans.  From a corporate point of view, maybe they are a little afraid of plowing millions into a theme park of the "past".  Broader themes mean a broader audience.  And if there are any plans of moving out of a niche then I am sure this has been discussed. 

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Mysterious/Odd Things AT SDC
« on: August 25, 2014, 05:05:21 PM »
I couldn't find a thread to ask this question.  Sorry if there was a better place to ask.

My family and I were in the little circular park near the Powder Keg and I was admiring all of the old equipment/props inside the circle.  It is the little park right next to the old mini water mill in front of the Theater.  I noticed what looked to be a grave with a small marker with no writing on it. 

Is this an old prop?  I know it surely isn't an old grave lurking there.  Anyway just curious.


General Silver Dollar City Talk / $1 gas could spur attendence
« on: December 05, 2008, 11:43:40 PM »
I was thinking about the predicted $1 a gallon gas for spring/summer next year and wondering if it could spur attendence next season.  It makes you wonder if the credit crisis were to ease a little if SDC would reconsider it's hold on River Blast to catch a little windfall from cheaper gas?  I would think the entertainment industry would be the first to benefit from people coming through the winter/downturn in the economy, and ready to reward themselves with a trip.  For some it might very well be the first vacation in a couple years that required any driving.

Does anybody know the history behind the old barn or cabin that has been revealed by the clearing going on by the Wal-Mart at Branson West?  It looks old enough to be something that could have been standing during the "Shepard of the Hills" days.

Construction/Rumors / New ride concept survey
« on: June 22, 2008, 11:47:12 AM »
Has anyone else taken the online survey about a new ride concept? 

Other Parks / Old Exotic Animal Paradise?
« on: May 16, 2008, 10:59:23 AM »
I have noticed that has new ownership.  Does anyone know if it is becoming a theme park, or staying the same?

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