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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Opening Day at SDC
« on: March 15, 2019, 09:50:26 PM »
People come from varying backgrounds and have varying incomes and levels of frugality.  Some will pay while others will not.

SDC will raise prices to whatever level enough people will pay.  I'm sure it's an enormous source of income.  Their overhead shouldn't be any higher than any other food service, but their markup is higher, or at least slightly higher, and their customers are virtually captive.

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I haven't played with it, but it could have something to do with how magnified or not magnified your screen is.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:00:01 PM »
It's all about branding.  I'm sure making SDC more prominent in the name will only drive more people to consider a stay in the cabins and grounds.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 22, 2019, 03:35:55 PM »
Just keep it mainly a dark ride with some coaster sections, not just another indoor roller coaster in the dark.

I agree Cowboy.
FITH is NOT an indoor roller coaster...it is a DARK RIDE with coaster elements. I truly hope that when it gets rebuilt it will not be an indoor roller coaster.

To the PTB: PLEASE DO FITH JUSTICE AND DO NOT RIP IT OF ITS SOUL!

I totally agree. Just to drop in another outdoor coaster and give it the  FITH name would be a injustice. Keep it a dark ride totally using modern technology.

This!

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 19, 2019, 09:13:54 PM »
This is absolutely based on nothing - but what if new FITH was placed over by FL?

The Fire in the Hole theme relates to FL...

Fires happen away from the fire station, so I'd rather keep it where it is.  They could, however, put a fireboat, in the lake to use as a shuttle from one side to the other.  The audio on the boat could be firefighters headed to Marmaros to fight the fire.

FITH is Fire Station 2.  So itís not technically away from the fire station.  ???

I suppose that's true, but it wouldn't have to be if it were rebuilt.  The problem could be that the department can't get to the fire in time.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 19, 2019, 04:54:09 PM »
This is absolutely based on nothing - but what if new FITH was placed over by FL?

The Fire in the Hole theme relates to FL...

Fires happen away from the fire station, so I'd rather keep it where it is.  They could, however, put a fireboat, in the lake to use as a shuttle from one side to the other.  The audio on the boat could be firefighters headed to Marmaros to fight the fire.

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Branson Talk / Re: 'Skyscraper" - New Attraction for Branson.
« on: January 17, 2019, 08:36:14 PM »
This is like the Fun Spot Vomitron in Kissimmee, FL.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 06, 2019, 01:39:07 PM »
Whatever this is going to be - and we can assume it will be a modern upgrade of LR - it would be nice to see an integrated rib house pass through similar to the Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 05, 2019, 11:11:11 PM »
Just a rumor that is floating around - still trying to get exact details....

Either the corkscrew pass bridge OR the truss bridge near the blown glass/candy shop will be removed and redone this off season.  It sounds like it will be one this year and the other the next.

They must need some serious maintenance.  Again, I hope they return as they are and not as something different or generic - especially the truss bridge with the ghost wagons and sleighs.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 04, 2019, 02:37:28 PM »
Let's just not plop another inventor in there.  Using Dugan in the name would be a nice touch though.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: January 02, 2019, 10:00:30 PM »
I'm just trying to do some math, but I'm pretty sure I can't count that high.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: January 02, 2019, 02:41:54 PM »
I have to wonder how many of those are unique visitors and not people who are counted multiple times for multiple visits.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 02, 2019, 02:37:10 PM »
And finally, does anybody think there will be a plan to knock open a path from the FitH area to the Wilson Farm area in the future (perhaps even the near future)?

No.  Thereís too much BOH stuff behind OP and FITH.  Iím not sure if youíve ever been back there, but there are several trailers for entertainment among other things.

It leads to an unsavory bit of London...

Actually I have been back there. 

I know it would entail another railroad bridge or tunnel, but I wondered if a new path might be made through the current fireman's cemetery.  It was a long shot question, and not something I would like to see happen.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 02, 2019, 12:51:43 PM »
It looks like they are committed to rebuilding all of the old structures.  I wonder about long-range plans for this - as in, how long before the main square gets hit - long after the old rides, I suspect.

Odd that a show venue will be shut down and not rebuilt (from what you report) - seeing as it is the Year for Shows.

And finally, does anybody think there will be a plan to knock open a path from the FitH area to the Wilson Farm area in the future (perhaps even the near future)?

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: December 25, 2018, 01:51:37 PM »
It seems a few of us were in the City, this weekend.  Our family enjoyed Sunday.  Even with high numbers, we avoided the crowds with some spectacular timing and finesse.

We especially enjoyed looking at the Sunday sunset through WF's loop, and I discovered a person can indeed sing the words to Rudolf set to the FM tune (Try it for yourself.).

I don't remember anybody mentioning the wagon sitting between Hillcreek Pottery (front entrance) and the railroad crossing.  The wagon has wooden boxes loaded on it, and one of the boxes has a person's leg protruding through a hole in the box.  Every few seconds, a different audio plays from the box as if a real person is attached to the leg (lots of leg jokes here - classic SDC stuff).  The leg even swings around and extends as the audio is played.

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