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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: June 17, 2019, 07:30:53 AM »
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I just wrote five paragraphs describing all of the reasons I despised the new show, Reuben's Swashbuckling Adventure before deleting it all.  I just can't write about it without picking it apart and putting it down.  While the actors and crew do everything they can to make best of it, the show needs to go back to where it came from.  I DO NOT EVER need to see this one again.

I would have loved to have read that.
Don’t be afraid to voice your opinion.  You have a right.

If any of the PTB want my opinion, they are free to ask for it, and I will freely critique their little show in detail.

You tease.  Do it.

  When you are displeased you should voice your opinion.  That is the only way to bring the train back onto the rails.  If you dont say anything the PTB will just smile and forge ahead.  Honesty is not the same as being a jerk. 
  DO NOT FORGET: this is a business, you are the person making the deposits.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Busiest/Slowest days?
« on: June 13, 2019, 06:43:47 AM »
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You can watch the attendance thread and get a rough idea.  Sanddunerider and I are trying to keep that updated (when we remember)

Great work and effort guys, we will be able to make a predictable calendar with that info. 

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Very interesting article. I cannot wait to experience SW:GE someday. Interesting thoughts on not including the score within the land. At WWoHP, the score is used throughout the land and it does not make me feel as if I am not in a "real place." So, it is interesting that Disney chose to omit such an iconic piece of Star Wars.

When I was a young man the sounds of Silver Dollar were much louder than they are today.  Ride music, background music through the speakers, live performers scattered in the park ect.   Maybe its just my old ears but I dont feel as much of this is still around.  Maybe they dont want to play bluegrass anymore?  I get the points of this article as music really effects me.  Seems like a big misstep for Disney.  Wondering if they are waiting for the new ride?  Maybe they will bring in the music for the unveiling of the masterpiece they claim they have built.  I also look forward to seeing this in person.  I am not the target audience but I really enjoy the atmospheres Disney excels at creating. 

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Branson Talk / Re: looking for cheaper things to do in branson
« on: June 01, 2019, 09:01:07 AM »

I live on the water but a cpl  years ago I was in Branson on a very hot weekend.  We were going to SDC but it was so hot we drove further down the road and jumped in the lake! (It was 105)  Indian Point had some spots to get wet and it was really an enjoyable day!  Moonshine beach near the Chateau when the lake is semi normal height.  Nice sandy beach with small entrance fee.  Sometimes the simple stuff in a  different setting is really nice.

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Interesting insights

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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. 

https://www.micechat.com/226535-opinion-first-impressions-of-star-wars-galaxys-edge-review/

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Branson Talk / Re: Paula Deen's Restaurant Opening Day?
« on: May 24, 2019, 10:21:15 PM »
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Re: Paula Deen's Restaurant Opening Day?
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Quote from: Swoosh on May 22, 2019, 09:58:53 PM
Let’s be honest - most of you won’t be the target demographic, much like you won’t be staying at the Hilton

Uhhh, I frequently stay at the Hilton or one of the other Hilton properties when I am there.  But that is when I am working.  When it is on my dime I will be staying at the Ozark Valley.

The target audience was unable to keep many restaurants in business here before, too many to be soaly a operational problem.  The landing does not appeal to a lot of folks and the hotel obviously is not enough.

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Branson Talk / Re: Paula Deen's Restaurant Opening Day?
« on: May 22, 2019, 08:27:41 AM »
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It’s called Family Style Dining - think Lamberts.  Also they have a restaurant already in Pigeon Forge so they know what they’re doing.

  I wish them well but by the odds they stand a good chance of folding on the Landing.  Why ?  Look at those that have attempted the same thing. Many chains with more resources and backing have folded before them.   Branson dries up so much its a tough market during the colder months.  I believe they have to feed off the locals to some extent to maintain during the winter, the landing is a tough location for locals. 

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Branson Talk / Re: Paula Deen's Restaurant Opening Day?
« on: May 21, 2019, 08:38:09 AM »
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I hear good things about the Mellow Mushroom coming to the Landing. I have never been to any of the locations so I would not know first hand. I am excited to at least try it......unless its a PD cost.

I was at Mellow Mushroom in Gatlinburg,  I was there during the afternoon and found it to be Pizza Hut like.  The atmosphere seemed to be a little "House of Blues "  with pop art and a groovy vibe.  It may have been more about the beer than the pizza or thats how it felt.  Might be a great little meeting place for Branson.

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Branson Talk / Re: Paula Deen's Restaurant Opening Day?
« on: May 21, 2019, 07:38:26 AM »
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Didn't she get fired from some show due to her racist comments?

For something she said 30-40 years ago apparently.  As far as that goes I say racist things! if you are using the modern barometer to measure that.  In this world of "taking offence" none of us are safe.  I choose to ignore that stuff less I become one of the crowd, a minion.  I am not worried about PC culture.  Paula should worry about her prices but that racist crap is old news.

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Branson Talk / Re: Paula Deen's Restaurant Opening Day?
« on: May 20, 2019, 12:18:18 PM »
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From what I understand, its something like 17.99 a person. You get to choose ONE protein for a table of 4 with 4 (??) sides. Thats it. I believe its all you can eat. NOT a buffet. NOT a menu. It is what it is. I wont eat there. That is a ton of cash for my family. Especially per person.

Ouch!  Thats higher than Golden Coral without the selection ( I said nothing about quality).
This is a bitter pill, maybe they will adjust the prices for the area.  I think thats a little high for the off season dont you think?  Maybe catch the tourists but on the landing they have to keep cranking during the winter.  They are going to have a hard time.  I wish them well

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Branson Talk / Re: Paula Deen's Restaurant Opening Day?
« on: May 20, 2019, 10:42:07 AM »
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will be a while yet,  they are working on hiring staff very soon..   But a ways to go on building..

Never have been to one of hers, But seems way overated.
good food is good food
A good Buffet is a good Buffet.

I will continue eating at locally owned places.. Try to keep the money in town.

I would like to try the restaurant but when looking at the menus from other locations I noted no dinner prices and limited menu choices, less than cracker barrel but same format.  Video from the website makes dining experience (facilities) look very standard almost Ihop, generic look.  We will see, it would be great to have another viable dinner choice.

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Dollywood Discussion / Re: Dollywood 2019
« on: May 20, 2019, 08:30:23 AM »
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^ you act like there will be a “gap year” between the demise of old FITH and the debut of the new FITH. 
(there won’t be)

Probably not Swoosh but you know its not a technology thing its a history thing.  That can not be rebuilt. 
If Echo Hollow is an indicator of "things to come"..........  well.

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Dollywood Discussion / Re: Dollywood 2019
« on: May 19, 2019, 09:58:03 PM »
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Wild Eagle:
Firechaser
Lighting Run
Dragonflyer

Plus older Thunderhead and Blazing Fury

I think if they added PowderKeg to that (Good Coaster) They would have a better mix than SDC.

On second thought I think when we lose FITH DW will have a better mix

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Dollywood Discussion / Re: Dollywood 2019
« on: May 19, 2019, 09:55:00 PM »
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Wild Eagle:
Firechaser
Lighting Run
Dragonflyer

Plus older Thunderhead and Blazing Fury

I think if they added PowderKeg to that (Good Coaster) They would have a better mix than SDC.

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