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General Silver Dollar City Talk / SDC Times 2019
« on: March 17, 2019, 02:44:42 PM »
So just received the Spring edition, 
Lots of pages,
lots of info for the year, new stuff for the different festivals,
No coupons,
Several ads for other businesses...

The thing I found odd, in all the info on passes and dual park passes, and beneifits,   All the ads at the back of flier, there is no mention or ad for The Showboat Belle... ??   odd..?

Branson Talk / 2018 Branson Attendance.
« on: March 17, 2019, 09:35:37 AM »

Saw this on another site.   Interesting numbers.. 

SDC is the 2 main reason for people coming to town.

Here was my response.:
Perfect example of why the Shows and Venues in town need to improve yearly, and be supported by the city government. I was surprised to see that visitors avereage 3.4 shows per visit.. Another solid number.

SDC number came in 2nd, great number for them. Probably IF they had not had the new Time Traveler their number would not have been quite as high. I find it interesting they are a strong 2nd..

I would like to know where "attractions" such as the go-carts, mine golf, shot towers and the ferris wheel came in on the poll...

General Silver Dollar City Talk / 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: March 17, 2019, 08:46:07 AM »
Opening saturday, nice weather. 

Pictures show that the park is looking great and everything has that fresh new look and smell..

Saturday,  13,500,,,   

Nice start..  I actually expected a bigger number.,  But still a respectable number..

Random Talk / Winter 2018-2019, what to do?
« on: February 18, 2019, 07:48:36 AM »
This winter has sucked, snow, ice, cold and school closings?
SDC is closed,
Did I mention winter has sucked so far this year..
Most of the Shows in Branson are closed for the season,
Oh yes, Snow, cold, Ice, school closings.. :(
Super Bowl wasnt even a good game this year..
And so far since the first of the year, winter has been terrible.....  LOL
I have been to Branson twice,
Made a quick trip out to Denver, But no Bike riding, it was cold of course..
i have a backup wood furnace, and have used more wood this year than i Have for the last 3 years.!!
I tried to watch the playoffs, but the Ref's were doing suck a poor job, I hate to start drinking to watch :o
The bad thing is, we have another 30 days to Opening at the Park.... ::)

What have you been doing?

Branson Talk / Classic Motor Inn - 2019 - K.D.
« on: February 07, 2019, 08:48:05 AM »
I will be staying with KD again this weekend..

I have not been able to lock down another motel yet.. The previous one I had made "arrangements" with went through 3 managers in 4 months, Now I cant get the newest one pinned down..

I am meeting with A rep from Elliot Lodging this weekend.  They are locally owned out of Springfield, and ised to own Home Stay, where we started..

KD obviously has not decided to move on yet..  I will be talking to her about that this weekend also.

The current owners have extended our discounted rate to us for 2019. So for now, since KD is still there, until I can get different arrangements made. I will be there with her.

Sorry for the delay/confusion.  But it is amazing how many motels in Branson, are NOT Local American Owned, and that is what I am trying to get us back to..

Hopefully more info next week...

But for now call KD, I am dealing only with her and I am ignoring the owners..

Branson Talk / Headed to Branson..
« on: February 06, 2019, 07:28:25 AM »
I am headed to Branson this weekend to see a couple of shows that start up this weekend...

Does anyone want any specific pics of winter projects down there..?  LOL, I am taking orders now..

Branson Talk / 'Skyscraper" - New Attraction for Branson.
« on: January 16, 2019, 11:23:33 AM »
I saw the initial dirt work going on, but didnt know what it was going to be.. 
Here are details..   
I am pretty sure this will be next to the Hughes theatre area...

Random Talk / SAfe and Happy Holidays
« on: December 25, 2018, 07:46:38 AM »
I just wanted to say to ALL members,,,

Merry Christmas,  I hope your day with family is a relaxing and happy one.

If your traveling, hopefully uneventful and safe driving for all.

May the New Year Bring us ALL Peace, Safe travels,.......... and Good pictures of the new Project!!..  LOL

You guys and gals are all great!!!

Thanks to all..!

Branson Talk / Projects going on in Branson
« on: December 19, 2018, 07:23:56 AM »
We got sidetracked on the other thread for the RFD,
I thought I would start this one.. 
What building/attraction projects do you know about?
going on in Branson? 
what do you think about them....?

RFD -  has been resold, and apparantly will become a Dixie stamped Pirate themed show

Wonderworks - Being built on the Old Baldknobber theatre property. ;D

Starlite Theatre - apparantly being rebuilt into a National Inquirers Museum :o

Kirby Theatre has been sold and is being renovated into a New Meeting place for the Bloom Church :)

The new city community building on Gretna is coming along niclet,  A lot of money spent there considering all the vacant building in town that could have be reused. ???

The Palace - Will be a new very large Aquarium, if they get it built. ::)

What have I missed?, lots of stuff going on in the little town the next few months..

Branson Talk / Starlite Theatre - No more
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:33:15 AM »
I dont know if this has been mentioned yet.  But another project going on in Branson, is The Starlite theatre is closed for good..  most of their shows transfered to The Americana.

The word on the street is They are going to put a  National Inquirer Museum in its place..

I dont know if they are going to rebuild existing structure or demo and rebuild, But they did start interior demo in the Atrium area this week. 

Its  too Bad I always like that theatre, altough the Atrium had to very costly to maintain and didnt earn a single dollar, all wasted space..

General Silver Dollar City Talk / 2018 Best New Amusement Park Attraction
« on: December 11, 2018, 03:30:18 PM »
Now we can vote on Best attraction for Amusement Park for 2018.

Right Now 2nd place, behind "Steel Vengence" @ Cedar Point..

Vote daily.,  and share!

Branson Talk / RFD sells again- NO Hatfields and McCoys Dinner Show..
« on: December 09, 2018, 02:48:06 PM »
I posted this on another site, but since HFEC would be invlolved, I thought would post it here also...

While I was in town this weekend, eating lunch at Get'n Basted (of course), talking to my friends that live in the area..  I was very surprised to be told the RFD had been resold again!!

Yep sold this year, recently.   The buyer? none other than Dolly's Dixie Stampede!  Yep, bough the building and all the land adjoining..  Nothing like buying out the competition before they even start up..

Of course my questions was what now? Acrobats staying? doing a differnet show there? what?

I was told they were planning on leveling the building.!!  I dont know about that detail!,  WOW!!  Thats a lot of expense, just to level the property and not to worry about return on your money..   Stampede must be making a FORTUNE!!!.

I also am wondering, IF Stampeded did indeed purchase this, since they are managed by HFEC..  who actually bought it?  Stampeded? or HFEC..

Branson Talk / SDC Closed 5 years ago today
« on: December 06, 2018, 01:00:16 PM »
I had forgotten that...  But it came up on my FB "memories">..

I have the announcemnt , but not smart enough to share here, or on the SDCFans page on FB,,,

somebody walk me through it, I will try to post the notice..

Branson Talk / Snow-weather in Branson area..
« on: December 05, 2018, 08:14:53 PM »
With possiblilty of snow coming this weekend....

yes Branson streets are a lot of fun,  BUT if it snows on I-44 east and west of springfield??  I-44 is almost indriveable.. I have been caught downt there a couple of times.. 

What did Schultz used to say on Hogans Heroes.......  "Very Interesting"

Branson Talk / Showboat 2018
« on: November 14, 2018, 01:42:06 PM »
Anybody been to the New Christmas show yet?  thoughts?

I think I am going this saturday..   Hopefully better than the summer show,   

But I know It wont be as good as last year since they let Casandre' go.  Hard to beat her talent and voice on any Christmas songs....

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