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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC adds an Extra day to schedule
« on: December 13, 2017, 10:53:47 PM »
I was there today, and it was perfect!  Originally planned only to stay long enough to watch "It's A Wonderful Life", but it was just too nice to leave.  Day turned into evening and felt like we had the park to ourselves.  What a great day!

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Construction/Rumors / Re: Christmas at Silver Dollar City
« on: December 05, 2017, 02:36:44 PM »
A good spot for watching the parade is in the expo area.  When I've been there, there was just a single line of people.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2017 Project Part 2
« on: December 01, 2017, 02:33:41 PM »
Hmm?  Maybe mix the Wassail with a little Fireball?   :o :o

 ;D

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2017 Project Part 2
« on: November 30, 2017, 01:33:18 PM »
I know this is a major nitpick and a bit off topic but I found the hot chocolate to be quite disappointing compared to years past. It used to be quite rich and creamy and it was a drink that you definitely got a good value for what you paid for. The two batches I got from two different vendors at Coaster Christmas was basically brown water with little flavor so it seems like they have cheeped out and decided to stretch their ingredients by watering down the batches as they probably think the average person (non regulars) won't notice. One major thing I loved SDC at Christmas was for the quality of their hot chocolate and sadly that was a miss this year. But Christmas in Midtown is impressive and is a must see in person type of thing to appreciate. Oh and on the flip side, the Wassail was as good as always.

I haven't been this year but the hot chocolate I've had has always been pretty good.  As for the Wassail....a recent youtuber reviewed SDC last week and mentioned that the Wassial tasted like hot kool-aid.....which I thought was a pretty good description.  I thought it was like a hot Hawaiian punch and didn't care for it.  Not sure if SDC's would be considered good Wassail or not but one was enough for me.

I have had both year before last and that was enough for me. If it has gone downhill since then it must be terribly bad now.

Agree on both drinks - no longer good!. I think the wassail tastes like red hots in water and hot chocolate is watery, but it beats $6.44 a cup at the Showboat's loading platform.  :o
 

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Construction/Rumors / Re: Christmas at Silver Dollar City
« on: November 20, 2017, 06:36:17 PM »
Now it's my turn.  Who's Tim Tracker?


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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Showboat Belle open NYE
« on: November 17, 2017, 10:01:45 PM »
I noted a similar price at SDC.  I wonder how many squares you get?

I'll check it on my next walk.  I can live with $5.99 s'mores but not $6.44 for plain old coffee or cocoa.  That's outrageous, and it's not that high at the City.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Showboat Belle open NYE
« on: November 17, 2017, 08:28:09 PM »
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$6.44 for a cup!  Holy moly!

I mean if you got some Baileys and a little peppermint schnapps maybe but....

I know, right??  S'mores were $5.99   

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Showboat Belle open NYE
« on: November 15, 2017, 08:09:20 PM »
Hubs and I took a walk over to the Belle tonight.  Beautifully decorated outdoor deck area with a fire to make s'mores.  Watch that coffee and hot chocolate, though! $6.44 for a cup!  Holy moly! Didn't see that one coming and no menu board.  ???

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2017 Project Part 2
« on: November 15, 2017, 12:20:26 PM »
I think it would be better to do without the music.  There's enough going on with people talking, the big tree on Main Street going off...we heard both at the same time Sunday.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: Christmas at Silver Dollar City
« on: November 15, 2017, 12:18:01 PM »
Loved the video...

You mentioned it was hard getting pics inside the shows.  Last year we did the Show Lover's Passes for both Dickens and Wonder Life.   I got some decent pics with my phone.  Here are some from the 2 shows.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/y2HbInvB9BBjztOE2

Nice photos!

I really didn't want to use the phone to take photos since there is no way to turn the screen off and it can disturb others.  So I shot with my DSLR and it's screen turned off.  it's more iffy that way, but the light doesn't stand out in the crowd either.  :-)

Thanks SirWillow for being considerate!  Even more annoying than seeing the phones light up for picture takers, are those trying to video with their phones. 

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Showboat Belle open NYE
« on: November 03, 2017, 01:53:07 PM »
Thanks, Sand!  That sounds like a pretty good lineup to me.  I wish they would have Sequel Dose for their dance party.  They performed for the final event during Moonlight Madness and had the whole place rocking. 

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Showboat Belle open NYE
« on: November 03, 2017, 11:48:57 AM »
I'd be interested in that!  Have you heard anything yet about SDC being open NY evening?

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Old Time Christmas
« on: October 30, 2017, 08:27:56 PM »
We are going November 9-12...the earliest we have ever gone. We typically go Thanksgiving day thru that weekend, always super busy then so we're seeing how the 9-12 will be this year.

Looks like most hotels/motels are booked solid for the 9-12, so we've booked a Condo. Wondering how SDC will be those days. It will be fun regardless, SDC at Christmas is our favorite time to visit.

There are also a number of hotel/motels in Branson West and Kimberling City.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2017 Project Part 2
« on: October 27, 2017, 05:07:24 PM »
Some additional installation photos of Christmas in Midtown
http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2017/10/christmas-in-midtown-installation-sdc_20.html

There's no excuse for people who "can't" find Midtown during Christmas.  We may have to wear shades to walk through there.

I just about think those entrance trusses could stay and be decorated for other times of the year, as well.  They may be the secret to getting people into that area.

Shhh!  That's the nice, old fashioned, quiet area of the park!  Keep it a secret!

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Branson Talk / Re: Hee Haw Theater
« on: October 24, 2017, 10:08:41 PM »
The Terry Sanders connection has blown my mind. I can't believe that guy has been around so long and in so many places. He seems a lot younger in person.
    I agree!  Had no idea!

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