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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: December 08, 2018, 02:50:43 PM »
I thought I read where they expanded tomorrow's (Sunday) hours.  They are opening one hour earlier tomorrow, at noon.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Season Pass Survey
« on: October 22, 2018, 07:47:10 PM »
I just took the survey.  Lot's of questions about different pricing scenarios for season passes and combination tickets that include SDC, Whitewater and maybe a cruise on the Showboat.  It seems like they are seriously considering different types of season passes at different pricing levels.  Season passes that are only good for certain months of the year, are good for only weekdays or weekends, passes that exclude holidays, and so on and so forth.  They listed several season pass pricing scenarios, none of which really appealed to me.  I just hope they don't price (and limit access) me and my family out of the game.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Breakfast at SDC
« on: October 18, 2018, 05:19:08 AM »
Yeah, according to their website breakfast at Molly's Mill is served from 8:30 am to 11 am March through  October.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 05, 2018, 08:40:40 PM »
I thought I read it was going to be Miracle on 34th Street in 2019.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Refill Cups
« on: September 20, 2018, 09:36:38 PM »
My dollar mug has the subject to change message on it too. I just didn't get to see it until after I had bought it. They kind of glossed over that detail in their sales pitch.  They focused more on the dollar refills for as long as I had the mug and what a great deal that would be.  Oh well, that was many years ago.  Maybe they had the subject to cancellation wording on their sign and I just missed it.  My bad.  I don't think anyone is saying they are not within their rights to backtrack on the various deals. They clearly are.  It is just frustrating and disappointing. Is the extra money worth some lost goodwill? The powers that be apparently say "yes".

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Refill Cups
« on: September 20, 2018, 08:41:55 PM »
I agree with Sanddune on this one. SDC should honor what they said they would do. 50 cents will not break me; but it won't break SDC either. Now I realize in the overall scheme of things it adds up to real money for the park. It's just frustrating. Not surprising, but still frustrating. We have the dollar mugs. In the future, instead of getting a few dollars here and there from our refills the park won't get anything because we won't lug them with us anymore and we'll just drink water. Not really ticked off, just disappointed and frustrated. I realize it's all about making more money...even if it means backing out of a long ago deal!

Enjoyed watching the Huckabee show tonight that was taped at SDC a few weeks ago.  Great publicity for Silver Dollar City and Branson.  I think it airs again tomorrow night a couple of times and a second episode airs next weekend.  Nice, short interview with Jack and Pete and the new Governor of Missouri.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Meet ups..
« on: June 30, 2018, 04:06:07 PM »
Showboat show was fairly good in my opinion. Lots of singing and dancing. Was hoping for a bit more comedy and magic mixed in though. They don't serve pink lemonade any more and my wife didn't like that.  She said the food wasn't as good as year's past. She did not like the chicken, said it had a weird taste.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Train robbery
« on: June 30, 2018, 03:52:08 PM »
When we rode earlier this month the conductor was carrying a replica shotgun.  However, at the end of the skit, when one of the Bolens bends over, the conductor just yelled "bang".

Construction/Rumors / Re: New Steam Engines Arriving at SDC
« on: June 18, 2018, 06:55:08 PM »
Looks and sounds great. Thanks for the video Sirwillow.

Construction/Rumors / Re: New Steam Engines Arriving at SDC
« on: June 18, 2018, 05:17:26 PM »
Was this engine running last week?  Kept forgetting to look at the number of the engine every time it went by but it had a great whistle.  Big improvement over previous whistles in my opinion.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: June 18, 2018, 05:14:25 PM »
Thanks Gilligan. I appreciate your thoughts and again thanks for the warning about the tickets.  I'm glad we got in as I really enjoyed the taping (and the chance to sit down and cool off).  I look forward to seeing the shows and what gets left in and what hits the cutting room floor! Mr. Huckabee is very at ease in front of the cameras and does a nice job.  He seems very personable.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Fire In the Hole/Flooded Mine
« on: June 18, 2018, 05:08:35 PM »
Agreed Sirwillow.  When we were there last week it just felt weird or hollow without the music.  The experience was definitely different. I think odd and sad are two good words to sum it up.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Fire In the Hole/Flooded Mine
« on: June 12, 2018, 10:26:37 PM »
Was disappointed today the music wasn't playing in Fire in the Hole.  Asked one of the ride ops why and all he said was "sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't".

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: June 12, 2018, 10:13:09 PM »
It was a great day at the city as Gilligan said.  We were fortunate enough to get in to see the Huckabee taping and I really enjoyed that.  The entertainment was great and I am anxious to see the two episodes that come out of the taping.  I think the first one airs the weekend before the 4th of July. That would be June 30 and July 1.  The second episode would be the next weekend.  There will be interviews with the Herschends plus features on the Saloon show, the Culinary School, Time Traveler and the dog show from the various intros they recorded. Will be great publicity for SDC and Branson.   The park was not that crowded today.  One employee told me they had about 7,000. Not much of a wait for most rides.  Wife and daughter basically walked on Time Traveler multiple times.

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