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Branson Talk / NYE in Branson.
« on: October 06, 2019, 03:41:28 PM »
Anybody here planning on being in Branson the last 3 or 4 days.?     
I talked to Andrea and they will be closing for business mid-December.
I always come in for a NYE show and stay 3 or 4 days. I talked to her and she has agreed to let u stay at the motel if we want to.. 
No  Daily Maid Service,
No Breakfast
We can get all the fresh linen we need.

Answers::   Dates will be Thurs the 26th  ---  Wed Jan 1st.
                 Regular discount rate..
                 CHECK OUT TIME ON WED.. Out by 9:30.      Andrea is helping us out on rooms and staying onsite, But she has family plans on Wed and will be leaving town.  SO we need to be out of her way so she can clean rooms and go on her vacation..

Question is..  Anybody in this group coming into town wanting to stay With us.?
We will use 3 rooms for 3 nights,
She was kind of wanting a list in advance.
So if you think you want to stya let me know, so I can get a total count..   (LOL-she said the more the merrier)
If the weather is decent I may bring down fire pit and firewood.
Think about it, let me know.  Then we will finalize right after thanksgiving..


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General Silver Dollar City Talk / New ads? Craft Days and Pumpkin Nights
« on: September 12, 2019, 09:00:27 AM »
Live up here by Topeka, and am hearing radio spots all about the New SDC Event,  Craft days and Pumpkin nights.  goes into detail about all the stuff going on.. I heard, new walkway, Blacklight event?  Al sorts of extra things to do.

Have you heard the new ad yet?  where are you located?

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Cheap Tickets..
« on: August 05, 2019, 05:40:13 PM »
Just saw this post...  tickets for 45.00...     check the site.

https://www.silverdollarcity.com/theme-park

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Branson Talk / Time to vote "Best of Branson"
« on: June 23, 2019, 07:18:28 AM »
Check it out, make your votes.
Vote Daily if you want to.

https://thebestofbranson.com/

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Branson Talk / New Attraction @ The Mountian Coaster on 76
« on: June 14, 2019, 08:25:50 AM »
We have been talking about..  Here it is! In all it Glory.

The new Theme for Branson..  "Reach For the Sky"...   LOL!!!

Ferris Wheel
Bigfoot
The new addtion for The Tracks
Now this......

https://www.kark.com/dl365/entertainment/the-branson-buzzsaw-latest-attraction-on-the-strip/2071931565

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Random Talk / Best Site for Current Satellite Imagery.
« on: June 12, 2019, 07:32:56 PM »
What the best site.  My google maps program is 2 years old on photos..!!     

Which site do you prefer...??

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Branson Talk / Your Favorite Locally owned Restaurant or Eatery.
« on: June 10, 2019, 08:54:35 PM »
Lets get this started..
Simple rules... LOL
#1 Local Rest. or Eatery in or near Branson Area.
#2 NO Chain or Franchise business..

Lets start with your favorite for each meal.  Pros and cons..  I know picking one place is hard..  but lets try it and see how it goes...

Breakfast-- Billy Gail's - Hands down!!, problem is almost always a waiting line, so if we go to breakfast usually end up as a group at Grand Country Breakfast Buffet...  Good stuff, very reasonable prices.

Lunch--- Hmm..??  Cheeky Monkey-  Little bar and grill located on so 165- good food, quesadillas, nachos, pulled pork and other assortment of food, NOT your usual Bar food..  Beer is cold, people are friendly, I like the place..   Probably the only Bad thing is they are located out of city limits so smoking is allowed indoors..  doesnt bother me, but I have heard people complaining about that.  Its not bad early in the day, but later on in the evening towards night it gets real bad..

Supper --??   Getn Basted @ the old baldknobbers restaurant. Pros--  Lots of sitting room, Excellent food, big portions, Great fresh made pork rinds, ribs are unequalled, the pulled pork sanich is yummy.  Priced about what you would expect for good smoked food..

Now I have many other places I like to eat in town.. So lets hear it, tell us your favorite place..
Later I will start a thread about where NOT to eat and why...LOL.   but lets be positive first..!

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Kids get in free during May...
« on: May 02, 2019, 10:30:05 AM »
Saw this on another site.

""" A Branson theme park is offering free admission to children during the month of May.

If park goers buy one adult Silver Dollar City ticket (ages 12 & up) they will receive one free ticket for kids ages 4-11. Children under 3 years old get in for free.

The offer is good May 2-31, with the exception of May 6 and 13. This offer is not available at the front gate or by the phone, it is online only."""""

If this is accurate I surprised they didnt black out sat and sun of Memorial weekend,.
 
Of course If the family shows up, kids are free.. they are going to be eating and drinkng and buying stuff..  (( thats where the real money is.. LOL ))

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Branson Talk / Ozark Valley Inn - 2019 - 417-336-4666 !!!!!
« on: April 18, 2019, 12:39:31 PM »
FINALLY!!  A New Home for the SDCFans..!!

                OZARK VALLEY INN
        https://ozarkvalleyinnbranson.com

      Locally owned - American Owned -
      Andrea (manager) lives onsite.
Located just up the street from Classic and on the other side of SOTH..

I talked to Andrea (manager), she, the owner and the asst to the manager (Melinda) all sound thrilled to be able to accomodate our group.  We worked out most of the details this morning, I will list them.  As more details and items come up I will add that to the thread.

This will be a good change for us.!    Effectively Immediately!! 

There are 64 rooms available, with stairs to upper floor
Room Rate will be 42.00 per night + tax.  (first increase we have had in 10 years).
This rate is for a Double Queen room. 
     Add-on fees for King room (as I understand it, may have to be clarified again)
     King Room only - 5.00 per night surcharge
     King Room with chair or couch - 10.00 per night surcharge

Effective July 12 2019
     King Room - with Jacuzzi tub and Shower/tub - Minimum Charge of 89.95 per night, You will need to call and verify actual Price with Andrea. Price will change depending on season and Customer flow..

Each room has Fridge, Microwave and Coffee Pot of course.

They do have 16 adjoining rooms available.
Approz. 10 King Rooms.
7 Pet Rooms are available- They will wave the 10.00 per night fee for us, as long as you have "small" pets.
3 Smoking Rooms
Quest Laundry
Outdoor Pool
Game Room
Meeting/Conference room
Breakfast - Waffle bar, Boiled eggs, Biscuits and Gravy, home made cinnamon rolls, cereal, milk juices and the
                 other basics of course.

Only Blackout dates this year will be July 4th-5th 6th, (thurs-fri-sat).   AND  Nov 29 (Black Friday)..  These will
                 change year to year obviously

I think this a great deal for us, Make sure you thank K.D. for helping me get in contact with these people. She told me how much she appreciates our business in the past, and how she is missing seeing us. We know this will be fun for all, call them soon for reservations.
 
As always any questions? concerns? PM me, and I will help sort through it with Andrea and we will figure it out.!!

I warned them they would start receiving calls for reservations right away. LOL

So start calling them!! @ 417-336-4666.  Talk to Andrea. 
Remember to identify yourselves as SDCfans members...

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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..?

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Branson Talk / 2018 Branson Attendance.
« on: March 17, 2019, 09:35:37 AM »
http://bransontrilakesnews.com/news_free/article_621346a0-4753-11e9-9b51-cb308e66c8a5.html

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...

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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..

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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?


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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..

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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..

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