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SDC Memories/ Park History / What IS this song??!
« on: June 15, 2017, 08:59:21 PM »
http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=egNeoBBabKw&feature=related

Click on the above youtube link. This is the chain drop song, not sure if its still used. But I cannot track down its title and who sings it (though i can picture a guy who used to sing it live at the gazebo at SDC)
Fast forward to 40 seconds to get the really recognizable part.
I have even emailed SDC...they have no idea. I find that strange. :-\
Hopefully someone here knows it!

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Week of car show weekend
« on: April 13, 2017, 01:58:05 PM »
Ive never been down around the time of the car show in august. Is everything super busy the whole week? Id imagine sdc and branson are busy during the actual weekend, but im wonderin more about the week days leading up to it and after. Thanks for replies  :D

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Random Talk / How young is too young for SDC??
« on: April 08, 2016, 11:22:14 AM »
Just had my first child--a daughter!  Family usually goes to SDC in June and I'm wondering if a 2 month old is too little!   :-\  Can't miss SDC!!!  ;D  :o

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Random Talk / Happy Easter
« on: April 05, 2015, 11:35:56 AM »
HE is risen!

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Branson Talk / Montana Mike's
« on: December 13, 2014, 10:44:51 AM »
I had a big post written out about my experience there, but thought it would be better to sum it all up quickly instead of being too negative:
If you've never been to Montana Mike's and are wondering how it is, I would kindly tell you to go somewhere else.  The food was absolutely terrible.  I was shocked.
Has anyone else been there?  Like it?  Hate it?

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Thanksgiving
« on: August 29, 2014, 03:30:34 PM »
What is SDC like on Thanksgiving?  Do they have a special dinner, and if so, is it good? What's the crowd like?
The wife and I are thinking of going to Branson over the holiday weekend and would like to spend a few days at SDC if we do.
Thanks in advance.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Thank God for Silver Dollar City
« on: November 23, 2013, 09:26:24 AM »
I've been going to SDC for over twenty years, and yesterday I had an experience that was similar than those before, but it was also very unique.  I haven't felt this strongly about it in a long time.  I had to say it somewhere, so I came here because I know you'll understand.
Thank God this place exists.  Seriously.  Yesterday in the park I had to just stop myself and think about how wonderful a place this really is.  It's unlike anywhere else in the world, at least the world I come in contact with and hear about in the news every day.  We still have a place where God is naturally celebrated, unapologetically worshiped, out there in the open air public for all to see.  There is still a place where people care about family values.  As one mother said, our family is just "better" when we come to SDC.  The best part about it is, amongst all the lights, smiling employees, shows, preachin'...it's all REAL.  It's not fabricated, faked, or awkwardly created.  This park is what it is, and it doesn't give a damn what the politically correct might think.

To me, that's refreshing.
So let's all take a moment to stop worrying about the new rides, the banter about the pros and cons about the food, the types of passes and the weather, and reflect on the magical place we have found here and thank God it still exists.

I'll give a full review at a later date.  Thanks for reading my little rant.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / OTC Shows
« on: November 05, 2013, 09:18:54 PM »
Hey all.  I hope to make my first trip for OTC this year.  I'm excited for the different shows there, especially It's a Wonderful Life. I'm also hoping that the Saloon Show has the Christmas theme back again this year? Wanted to know what others' thoughts were on the different shows and which shows you all think are the best?
Also, do the shows fill up quicker than they do during the summer months due to colder weather?

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Old artist
« on: July 10, 2013, 02:52:35 PM »
When I was a kid for at least a few years in the 90's...probably late in the decade there was a gentleman who used to draw portraits of people.  One year my mom had him draw all of us kids...my three sisters and I, separately.  She framed them and they still hang in the entry way in my parents house.  In short, it was amazing what that guy could do.  The drawings looked like you were looking in a mirror and they were done so professionally in a relatively short amount of time.  That gentleman has not been there for awhile.  He used to hang his umbrella out sorta across the street from the tater patch...kinda by the exit of the flooded mine.  Anyone else remember or know this gentleman or his whereabouts?  I hope he is well.

p.s. these were NOT caricatures.

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Old Bookstore
« on: June 14, 2013, 09:19:29 AM »
The old bookstore used to be across from the saloon where they do nothing but tintype photos now (Perhaps it was somewhere else before that, but I do not recall).  It seems as though I remember it used to be a lot bigger when I was a kid and I was disappointed as I got older in how small it was getting until they finally moved it and it basically became very small.  Is the bookstore even still around in SDC?  Wish they would have never moved it...it was a favorite stopping point.  But oh well.

And one thing that really bothers me is the the location of the sign.  Outside the bookstore there used to be an awesome painting of a man reading a book, and the caption said "If you like reading, then you'll enjoy our books" or something to that nature and that sign was awesome!  I'd like to own the thing if they aren't using it!  Is it still around?  I hope it's somewhere and I'm just missing it.  Would like to see it/visit the bookstore on this upcoming trip.

Thanks.

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Not trying to cause trouble...
« on: June 14, 2013, 12:56:15 AM »
Well, it's my first real post and hopefully I'm not offending any of my fellow, more seasoned die-hards.....but...

What was Rube Dugan's Diving Bell Ride?  I have seen it discussed a lot on this forum but I can't remember what it is, perhaps because it was gone before I ever came to the park for the first time when I was 4, 22 years ago?

It seems as though people have some very fond memories of the ride so I am quite interested in it and would love to talk about it with my Father on our upcoming trip and have a little history.

What was the theme?
Where was it at?  (I'm guessing by the lost river?)
What happened on the ride?  Was it awesome?
Why did it shut down?

Thanks to any and all who respond with information about this ride.

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