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Guess we are blind -- walked up and down the corkscrew Thursday afternoon, Friday morning, and early Friday afternoon -- went to Sullivan's Mill and to Hannah's and never saw the fence or destruction going on....

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Bluegrass and BBQ 2018
« on: May 19, 2018, 05:34:47 PM »
Here's a report from Bluegrass Today on the 2018 SDC Bluegrass and BBQ festival:

https://bluegrasstoday.com/a-report-from-bluegrass-bbq-in-branson/

And some pictures:

https://bluegrasstoday.com/photos-from-bluegrass-bbq-in-branson/

And here's a list of competitors for this year's KSMU's Youth in Bluegrass contest:

https://bluegrasstoday.com/competitors-announced-for-2018-ksmu-youth-in-bluegrass-band-contest/

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Here's an article from Branson Tri-Lakes News about Time Traveler and the ACE conference:

http://bransontrilakesnews.com/news_free/article_d80538de-53d7-11e8-96c2-4f13b8b876c3.html

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: April 15, 2018, 11:28:37 AM »
The line is to the sign because of the forced photo op at the bottom of the steps

Another forced photo op?

I really, really dislike forced photo ops. >:(

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: April 15, 2018, 11:24:14 AM »
I am going tomorrow morning even though supposed to be a freeze warning and wind chills in the teens. Unfortunately, because "Worldfest-lite" is so short it is either this Sunday or one of the next 2 unless I take a day off work and since I just plan to see shows, the cold might just keep everyone away . I don't touch the park on Saturdays anymore unless it is critical (Bluegrass festival I probably will as otherwise I don't get to see all of the bands I want this year - and won't anyway as the main ones are during the week this year and I cannot take off work)

Anyway, I kind of understand the rationale to cram this festival into 15 days, but it makes it really hard to plan for because the weather in April is ALWAYS all over the place. I mean, in Springfield it was 84 degrees Thursday and then supposed to top out in the mid 30's tomorrow before doing it all again. It would be nice if there was just one more week. Then you've got a higher chance of hitting a weekend where the weather is not horrible

Also, since I moved to Springfield 2 years ago, I seldom witness the opening ceremony anymore. But I am also one of the ones who doesn't much care for it. I am not a flag waver/religious person. I was not standing for any of it for well over 18 years - long before it became trendy. My reasons are not their reasons but are reasons just the same. But I also did not fault anyone for their belief in it all as long as they leave me alone. All that being said, though, it is held dear to many in the park. And things continue to change and not always for the better. And we who have been going for years and years lament the changes. I've come to realize that is just life - Change. Quite honestly the thing that would make me the happiest is if they would look at show times and walk ways and all of it from an engineering type viewpoint. IE don't dump the people from the opera house out at the same time or just before the Saloon show starts. Just things like that drive me crazy...


And BTW... don't mistakenly think the Silver Dollar City website is SDC.com... that is a TOTALLY different site. Made that mistake today

Even though we go to Branson at least once a month, we are also finding it difficult to work in a visit to Festival of Wonder this year. And also agree with the show scheduling -- very difficult, if not impossible to see the main festival shows in 1 day with the start and end times of the shows.

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On Friday March 30 101 year old Violet Hensley, well known at SDC, was inducted into the National Fiddler Hall of Fame in Tulsa.

More info from KTLO:

http://www.ktlo.com/2018/03/30/101-year-old-local-fiddler-dancing-into-hall-of-fame-friday/

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: March 22, 2018, 01:41:06 PM »
Time Traveler featured on Today with Kathi Lee and Hoda this morning, 3/22. Here's the link to the segment:

https://www.today.com/video/-fur-face-and-donnadorable-travel-through-time-on-new-rollercoaster-1192135235877

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: March 10, 2018, 05:40:35 PM »
The email I received didn't mention anything about the proceeds going to charity. It might have been mentioned in the "get details" but I didn't click on that button since I wasn't interested in paying an extra $25 to ride Time Traveler.

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Branson Talk / Re: New Waterpark proposed for Branson area
« on: March 06, 2018, 05:40:12 AM »
The commission approved the TIF 7 - 4. The proposal now goes before the Board of Aldermen. More details from KY3:

http://www.ky3.com/content/news/Future-of-446-million-Branson-water-park-goes-up-for-debate-475824183.html

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Branson Talk / Re: New Waterpark proposed for Branson area
« on: March 03, 2018, 11:00:22 AM »
Here's the latest from Branson Tri-Lakes on the proposed new waterpark near the Henning Conservation area. The proposal goes before the Branson TIF commission on Monday. The article has 2 drawings of the proposed park.

http://bransontrilakesnews.com/news/article_4504914c-1e4e-11e8-b837-7f13bab4f4c0.html

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Branson Talk / America's Fun Park in Branson
« on: February 16, 2018, 04:25:20 PM »
Noticed that this was mentioned today on 1branson and the SDC Fans Facebook page, the new Fun Park.

http://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/new-branson-amusement-park-to-open-by-may-2018/977147196

https://www.americasfunpark.com/

Plans are to open by May of this year and it is supposed to change with the seasons.

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Random Talk / Re: Souvenirs for Overseas
« on: January 24, 2018, 07:40:44 PM »
Peanut brittle, rock candy suckers, taffy

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Branson Talk / New Showboat Branson Belle survey
« on: December 25, 2017, 07:05:18 PM »
I seem to get slammed when I mention the surveys I get but I did get another one this week about new Christmas shows for the Belle. Looks like they are interested in having "A Christmas Carol", "It's a Wonderful Life" or "Miracle on 34th Street" instead of the current Christmas variety style show.

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Random Talk / Re: Christmas Check In...
« on: December 25, 2017, 07:01:05 PM »
Merry Christmas to all!

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