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Other Parks / Re: Six Flags Hotels?
« on: June 25, 2019, 12:07:34 PM »
I’m sure the service will be as amazing as their food services in their parks.  Second to none

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: June 25, 2019, 12:05:37 PM »
Monday June 24
11,919

(Sand, I’m on vacation - need you to remember to pick up the slack here)

Are you ever not on vacation?  :)

Well, I’ll be in Canada the next two days. (including later today) so it’s not as easy to get the numbers

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: June 25, 2019, 06:15:01 AM »
Monday June 24
11,919

(Sand, I’m on vacation - need you to remember to pick up the slack here)

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: June 20, 2019, 09:14:02 PM »
Thursday June 20
11045

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: June 19, 2019, 09:10:57 PM »
Wednesday June 19
5807

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: June 19, 2019, 12:35:08 PM »
You kind of foresaw the Lumber Jack show, HB.  From this thread:

http://www.sdcfans.com/forums/index.php?topic=130.15

Yeah.  I remember that.  It's the first thing I thought about when I saw the ads for it.  I hope the show is everything I imagined.

I wouldn’t expect much Lumberjacking in the show and more of a thinly themed Cirque du Soleil knockoff

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How long have they been offering this $15 one ride Trailblazer pass that is only good for Time Traveler?

No idea, but that’s a classic example of “how much is your time worth”

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: June 18, 2019, 10:43:08 PM »
Ok Sand, I’m getting ready to go on my annual Coaster Quest so I’ll need you to hold down the fort and do the daily reporting.  Thank you for your sacrifice. 

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: June 18, 2019, 10:11:14 AM »
That would have a lot to do with the actors' families being in the audience for the first performance, I'm sure.  There will always be those few who know the performers and raise the roof.

Possibly, but not necessarily.  Many people will not share these concerns:  they were entertained and responded.

Ok cool.  You’re allowed to like the show.  Just like he’s allowed to not like the show.  Let’s move on. 

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: June 17, 2019, 08:45:46 PM »
Lost River?  Mystic Falls??

Maybe a nod to the early explorers of our country?


Both are waterways in the Cave

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: June 17, 2019, 04:35:18 PM »
My question is who will we dedicate this ride to?
Fireman’s Landing - Fire Fighters
Outlaw Run - First Responders
Time Traveler - Teachers


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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: June 17, 2019, 12:41:46 PM »
The line about the forest is lifted directly from Monty Python’s Spamalot

So someone reached out to me about my review on MiG and I clarified my review with the following message. 

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Greetings.  I appreciate you reaching out.  A little backstory on me, I’ve attended well over 60 Broadway/Off Broadway shows in the past 5 years.  I’ve seen the spectrum from epics to complete flops, so I know what works. 

I’ll start off saying that I enjoyed the show, but I enjoy live musical theater.  I’m not sure that can be said of all guests. 

While the show is not horrible, I personally feel Reuben’s suffers from trying to do too much in too short of a time.  I think spending a little more time in each scene would help a lot.  Give us some meaningful dialogue on why and how this connects to the big story.  Think about why Dickens, Wonderful Life, Heading West and even For the Glory were all successful.  They told a story - a meaningful one.  I felt like that was missing here. 

Song choices might also have something to do with it as well, as only a well-seasoned theater goer (snob) is going to recognize the music.  The sing-a-long left the audience around me very confused.  Most didn’t know the song - even my family had no clue what the song was (I did - but I’ve seen Pippin). 

I think another issue is that Reuben’s is an “original” story so the general public won’t feel like they have an investment in the story.  Both For the Glory and Heading West had historical aspects that the audience could draw past experiences from.  I’m afraid that fact alone will hurt the staying power of the show. 

Finally the biggest complaint I heard was the audience (around me) felt the show was a bait and switch.  They went in expecting a pirate show and it wasn’t.  Look at the ads.  Look at the ushers.  Look at the “Photo with a Pirate”.  Look at the announcer using pirate ship terms.  Do you think they’re wrong in being upset about the bait and switch?

I know this is long and I’ll be more than happy to listen to your responses, but I feel my report was fair for what the show was.  I’m sure I’ll watch it again this season, and I hope it’s improved by then.  I guess we’ll see


Here’s a list of most of the major songs and where they are from
“Sailing for Adventure” - Muppet Treasure Island
“Friend in Me” - Toy Story
“Time to Start Living” - Pippin
Let it Shine - ?
“Defying Gravity” - Wicked
“To thine own self be true” - Something Rotten
Home is not a place (that’s how you know you are home) - ?
“Bright Star” - Bright Star

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: June 16, 2019, 11:29:18 PM »
I just wrote five paragraphs describing all of the reasons I despised the new show, Reuben's Swashbuckling Adventure before deleting it all.  I just can't write about it without picking it apart and putting it down.  While the actors and crew do everything they can to make best of it, the show needs to go back to where it came from.  I DO NOT EVER need to see this one again.

I would have loved to have read that.
Don’t be afraid to voice your opinion.  You have a right.

If any of the PTB want my opinion, they are free to ask for it, and I will freely critique their little show in detail.

You tease.  Do it. 

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Other Parks / Re: Schlitterbahn Kansas City not reopening this year
« on: June 16, 2019, 11:25:44 PM »
The park in KCK will never open again.  For 6mill they’ll strip the place of value and flip the property for profit

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: June 16, 2019, 09:09:49 PM »
I just wrote five paragraphs describing all of the reasons I despised the new show, Reuben's Swashbuckling Adventure before deleting it all.  I just can't write about it without picking it apart and putting it down.  While the actors and crew do everything they can to make best of it, the show needs to go back to where it came from.  I DO NOT EVER need to see this one again.

I would have loved to have read that.
Don’t be afraid to voice your opinion.  You have a right. 

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