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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: October 24, 2018, 07:49:31 AM »
Honestly, as much as I like that Disney enforces full costume, I feel bad for those who can't wear more comfortable shoes, so I'm okay with SDC allowing it. I sympathize with them, as when I worked at Worlds of Fun, even though my booth was run by a different company, we still had to dress for WoF's employee dress code. With having to stand for a full 5-6 hours (we weren't allowed any stools/etc - "if you're sitting you don't look like you're working" even though as an airbrush artist, I'd pretty obviously be working even if I was sitting), it was frustrating that the dress code only allowed "shoes with laces", which meant I couldn't wear my Crocs, which are the only footwear I've been able to wear and not have aching feet and back after being on my feet for several hours.

So, yeah, if SDC allowing employees to wear sneakers means they don't have to deal with sore feet or back? I'm all for it.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 19, 2018, 11:27:41 AM »
Welp, I watched the preview video and wow, I am super excited for next year! Hopefully I'll actually get to go; haven't been to SDC since 2016. I do get to go to Dollywood on Halloween this year, so it'll be cool to see LumiNights and get a taste of what's coming to SDC next year.

Also, I wanna point out on their 2019 page that they mention an "expansion" at Grand Exposition with the "new Woodland Hike." I'm very curious to know what that means!

Actually, I quite like mosques. They feature some very gorgeous architecture. Heck, I even like a lot of the Mormon temple architecture, despite absolutely not being a fan of that particular church (I grew up in an off-shoot that thankfully has progressed with the times and never felt like a cult).

I've driven by several of these "giant crosses" at various times, such as the ones in Texas and New Mexico, and never stopped and had no desire to.  Other than something to see as you drove by, they seemed pointless to me. And there's plenty to see on 65 that it really didn't need this.

Actually, the cross in Groom, Texas, is more than just a cross. We visited back when I was a kid, and they have bronze statues with scriptures that walk you through the whole day of the crucifixion, and then at the back, they have an "empty tomb" and stuff. Even though I'm not religious any more, I do feel like I still appreciate the work that went into the Groom display.

But other than that, well... you and everyone else has pretty much said what I feel. This thing in Branson is really not necessary.

Random Talk / Re: Man is Disney trying hard to to make a buck
« on: October 02, 2018, 01:16:21 PM »
I honestly don't see a problem with what Disney is doing. The reason they're removing benches/etc is to make it easier for the HUGE crowds that are in the parks to get from one place to another. I can't even imagine what it'd be like if SDC got the kind of crowds Disney does; it would be far more than just "bottlenecks".

Construction/Rumors / Re: Great Pumpkin LumiNights at SDC?
« on: September 29, 2018, 03:35:16 PM »
Well, I mean, Dollywood still does the Harvest/Crafts thing. In fact, when I looked at their list of craftsmen this year, it was interesting to note that two are from Missouri - interesting that they'd be at DW instead of SDC, considering the location.

Construction/Rumors / Re: Great Pumpkin LumiNights at SDC?
« on: September 29, 2018, 10:17:13 AM »
I get to experience LumiNights this year! My friends and I are going to Dollywood on Halloween! I can't wait to check it out. From the pictures I've seen and the stuff I've read on the DW site, I think LumiNights would be an excellent fit for SDC.

Branson Talk / Re: Baldknobbers Theater
« on: September 24, 2018, 06:14:46 PM »
It's gonna be a Wonderworks! It's similar to Ripley's, but a bit more on the science-museum side. I've watched several vlogs of Wonderworks, and it looks really fun!

Other Parks / Re: Six Flags Coffin Challenge
« on: September 24, 2018, 06:08:31 PM »
I'm desperate enough for money that I'd consider it. I can deal with having scheduled bathroom breaks, but, like, how are you expected to breathe?

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Refill Cups
« on: September 20, 2018, 01:14:28 PM »
I collect my SDC mugs, so after the first drink is gone, that mug is retired to my collection. I try my best to just drink water while at the park, 'cause soda can be dehydrating. And I've never had a problem with them filling up my one non-collection SDC mug with just ice and water for nothing.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Train robbery
« on: June 30, 2018, 02:30:49 PM »
Oh good! Is the cap gun quieter than the shotgun? I always have to plug my ears when I'm on the train ride or anywhere else at the park that has guns in their shows; I'm autistic and sudden loud noises are one of my most negative stims.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: March 22, 2018, 06:23:35 PM »
I am so excited to hear that Flooded Mine is getting a lot of riders! I know it seems to be even more buried with the new buildings, but at the same time, anyone who sits down to eat is likely to see the ride and think "oh hey, we should ride that".

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: March 14, 2018, 07:07:32 PM »
I noticed bluegrass pop song cover in SirWillows video in the station.  Can't remember exactly what it was but it had to do with "Time".  I was wondering if all the music would but have the time

It was "Turn Back Time" by Cher. I was absolutely loving hearing these covers; I heard "Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty near the end of the stream on SDC's FB page.

Far as I could hear, the covers I heard were all instrumentals.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: March 10, 2018, 04:49:34 PM »
What I gathered from the announcement vid on YouTube, all proceeds from this event go toward their "Dream Big, Do Good" campaign. So, to me, this sounds like a charity event and not a "money grab."

Dollywood Discussion / Re: Quick question about After 3 Next Day Free
« on: February 19, 2018, 02:52:56 PM »
Yeah, I saw about that. That's a bit sad. I really do hope SDC keeps its parking free....

BTW, an update on my friend: he ended up just getting season passes so they wouldn't have to worry about times and stuff.

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