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Branson Talk / Re: Baldknobbers: Reality TV??
« on: January 12, 2020, 01:25:24 PM »
LOL!!!   

do you realize up until you posted here yesterday, this post was/is 5 years old?

It does keep things in context.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: January 11, 2020, 10:26:51 PM »
Considering we saw a lot of people complaining on social media and on this very forum last season (most notably the crafts and cowboys during the fall festival being "lackluster"), it looks like they listened and addressed that.


And a new million dollar "show".

Depending on who you ask, some found it "meh". (I didn't get a chance to see it, so I cannot pass judgement on it yet.)

"Meh" is a higher rating than it deserves, so I consider this part of the season to be less than lackluster.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: January 11, 2020, 09:16:11 PM »
Looks like they are aware of a lot of the backlash that was being posted on various sites/social media regarding the lackluster 2019 season and they are responding appropriately to it.

Lackluster? A new huge festival and a new tree are far from lackluster and the crowds during the fall and winter echo that point

And a new million dollar "show".

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: January 11, 2020, 11:31:46 AM »
^^ Yeehaw!   We've already bought our Season passes anyway but this is icing on the cake

*bread*

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Waterfall
« on: January 02, 2020, 10:07:36 AM »
Yes, You could walk behind the falls. As a teenager I had a few moments back there with some young ladies I met while roaming the park. :).  Nothing bad just typical get away by yourself stuff. Maybe that's why they closed it, but pretty sure it was some safety thing.

I'm pretty sure teenage-type shenanigans are exactly the reason it is closed.  They're certainly not going to hire someone just to police the hormones; it's much easier just to close off the area.

Also, there were log rolling demonstrations in the pond.

I never liked the falls.  I've always been bothered by the fact that they didn't use the contour of the land and make a more natural feature.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: December 23, 2019, 10:58:14 AM »
Sunday final count 24303

There we were, with 24,299 of our closest friends.

Sounds like a lot of pardon me, excuse me and a few I beg your pardons  :)

When in such a situation, grab a high school kid who's used to navigating crowded halls in a hurry, and let her lead the way!

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: December 22, 2019, 10:51:31 PM »
Sunday final count 24303

There we were, with 24,299 of our closest friends.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Fire In The Hole Bump
« on: November 18, 2019, 07:33:41 PM »
The "dark" rides they recently shopped around were decidedly sanitized and dared not touch a Bald Knobber theme.  Wasn't one of them about butterflies and fireflies or something like that.  Might be pretty, but it's also pretty generic as far as themed rides go (could fit in any park).

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: November 17, 2019, 01:00:42 PM »
From the outside looking in, it seems that the Mill has actually gotten TOO popular over the past couple years. There were rumors that they were looking at expanding it somehow, even taking over the candle shop to do so. The mill was never built to handle the number of people coming through to get cinnamon bread. At times there have been lines of 30+ minutes or more.

We'll see where things land in spring, but I was told that the mill would still have a few baked things, and they would still have some bread making going on there. I think the milling should be more featured though - so many people fail to realize that it is a real mill!

Silly me.  I was thinking of The Mill Restaurant during this conversation, and not Sullivan's Mill.  But yes, the milling has gone by the wayside through the years and the bread sales have taken over the facility.  I'm all for moving the more commercial stuff out of there to the new Rivertown.  I had wondered why these guys were getting their cinnamon bread at the restaurant, figuring that was a pretty stupid location for it.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: November 16, 2019, 07:09:34 PM »
Got to see it all up close at the ACE coaster Christmas walk back today. It really looks incredible with the authentic rock work everywhere. The new ribhouse will be nice and cozy and it interacts a lot with the new ride through. They are still pouring concrete at the base of the tower and may not even start on the steelwork until after the season ends.

They also dropped the news that the old white river mercantile building will become a cinnamon bread bakery. I guess that building will be safe for the future.

What!!!!  This is the biggest news of all!!!!   Cinnamon bread is moving?????

The Mill can be a tough place to get in and out of.  As long as it tastes the same....guess my first stop in SDC will take a few steps longer.

But that also means no cinnamon bread before the official park opening -- will have to wait for the chains to drop.

I'm pretty sure if the bread sells up front, they will have them at both locations.

Unless it has changed in the last 10 minutes, all baked items currently at the Mill will now be at this new location

I take that to mean sales at The Mill are not great.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: November 16, 2019, 01:36:45 PM »
Got to see it all up close at the ACE coaster Christmas walk back today. It really looks incredible with the authentic rock work everywhere. The new ribhouse will be nice and cozy and it interacts a lot with the new ride through. They are still pouring concrete at the base of the tower and may not even start on the steelwork until after the season ends.

They also dropped the news that the old white river mercantile building will become a cinnamon bread bakery. I guess that building will be safe for the future.

What!!!!  This is the biggest news of all!!!!   Cinnamon bread is moving?????

The Mill can be a tough place to get in and out of.  As long as it tastes the same....guess my first stop in SDC will take a few steps longer.

But that also means no cinnamon bread before the official park opening -- will have to wait for the chains to drop.

I'm pretty sure if the bread sells up front, they will have them at both locations.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2020 Season Passes
« on: November 01, 2019, 02:10:47 PM »
So, how many years 'til the BAFs are phased out?  I've expected it for a while now, but in the last couple of years, it seems to be happening.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2020 Season Passes
« on: October 31, 2019, 06:25:31 PM »
Well, there's certainly some sticker shock in the responses on facebook.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 28, 2019, 07:29:41 PM »
Perhaps the new tree will envelop the bandstand and/or seating all the way up to or onto the rock walls.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: October 13, 2019, 06:51:19 PM »
^ Did you get to see the lumberjack show yet, HB?  We went last Sunday and it was pretty good.  The whole show took place in the lumbercamp even though the pictures advertising it showed it taking place in a saloon setting.  They might do 2 different shows. Last Saturday's line to see it was starting to back up Hill Street (show is at the Opera House) so I'd say it's here to stay for a while.  Better that Reuben's Swashbuckling Nightmare.

We didn't make it.  I don't think we'll make it back until Christmas.

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