Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - mg

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 9
1
General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2020 Season Passes
« on: November 21, 2019, 11:10:37 PM »
For us, the season pass is an amazing deal, same with the VIP cup and season pass parking. We are fortunate to live less than an hour away and are on track to visit 25-30 times this year. We have little ones so the close parking is great because we donít have to deal with the stroller on the tram.

2
General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: November 07, 2019, 12:54:04 PM »
For those of you have seen the new tree, I am curious about what type of music they are using this year. If memory serves me correctly, the old tree featured instrumentals. The tree lighting on Facebook live featured some new music with vocals. Do they still use the old classics like David Foster's Carol of the Bells and the Polar Express music?

Yes, they still have the iconic Carol of the Bells... not sure about Polar Express.
When we saw it, it was one song with vocals and one song without. The song without was Walking in a Winter Wonderland. Truthfully, it was kind of a letdown as the last song of the night. They should really end on Carol of the Bells each night.

3
Random Talk / Re: Best Park for Kids over 42" but under 48"
« on: November 05, 2019, 10:58:10 AM »
Dollywood it is! They have the same free season pass for kids born in 2015/2016 like SDC is doing this year.

4
Random Talk / Re: Best Park for Kids over 42" but under 48"
« on: November 04, 2019, 09:29:04 PM »
Thanks for the feedback!

I'm leaning towards doing Dollywood. We haven't been there and I think that he would really like the rides that he can do there. It is a really tough age/height combo. He has always been tall for his age. He rode Fire in the Hole a few months before he turned 2 and PowderKeg a few months before he turned 4. That to say, he has always loved rides and doesn't seem to be scared of anything. We have been to SDC over 15 times so far this season with his main request being to ride PowderKeg in the dark.

We will be doing a yearly father/son trip to a different theme park and this one just happens to be in the weird height range. Our family is doing Disneyland in December so that is why Disney isn't really an option for this first trip.

If anyone has any additional suggestions please post as we won't be booking until early next year.

5
Random Talk / Best Park for Kids over 42" but under 48"
« on: November 04, 2019, 12:33:49 PM »
My son and I are going on a theme park trip next spring and are looking for park suggestions. He will be almost 5 and over 42" but won't be quite 48" yet. He loves roller coasters; his favorite is PowderKeg. Anywhere in the US is doable. We will probably do 4 days total; travel>park>park>travel. We aren't really looking at Disney/Universal as we do/will do those as full family trips. Thanks for any suggestions!

6
General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: November 03, 2019, 10:38:28 PM »
Made it down for our first Christmas trip of the year tonight. The city is looking great.

Iím not sure when they made the upgrades to the speakers and sound system for the train show, but it sounded the best it had sounded in years tonight with no static or dropouts in the audio during grandpa telling the Christmas story.

The new tree looks great! However, the square seemed to have less lights overall. Many big trees in the square donít have any lights, especially the ones right around the new tree. Seems very unfinished. Overall the area looks good, but the new tree is held back by being in the middle of other large unlit trees. Maybe it will be a little better once they all donít have any leaves on them.

7
General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2020 Season Passes
« on: November 01, 2019, 01:30:06 PM »
Is this for the two park or the one park?

That is the one park. This is for the 2 Park:

SDC:
FREE March 17 - May 22 (Not valid 4/4)
FREE May 26 - June 12
$30 July 25 - August 9
FREE August 17 - September 20 (Not valid September 5 & 6)
FREE November 7 - December 30 (Not valid November 27 & 28 or December Saturdays)

WW:
FREE May 23 - June 26
FREE June 28 - August 6 (Sunday-Thursday)
FREE Night Water dates
FREE August 9 - September 7

8
General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2020 Season Passes
« on: October 31, 2019, 04:06:04 PM »
Pumpkin Nights has been extended a week for 2020 also.

It looks like they are now considering Young Christians Weekend part of the Summer Concert Series and just calling it Praise & Worship.

9
General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2020 Season Passes
« on: October 31, 2019, 03:18:35 PM »
The payment plan is now 9 months vs the 6 months in past years.

10
General Silver Dollar City Talk / 2020 Season Passes
« on: October 31, 2019, 02:52:40 PM »
New - FREE Adventure Pass for kids born in 2015 or 2016 - This is a 2 Park pass that doesn't come with BAF Passes... but it's FREE! Age verification is required on first visit.

2 Park w/ Parking - $213 (Increase of $20)
2 Park 12-64 - $158 (Increase of $15)
VIP Refill Cup - $70 (Increase of $20)

2 Park Pass still include 5 SDC BAF & 4 WW BAF. There is NOT a full season SDC BAF pass included this year. The paid BAF pass is also $30 (Increase of $5).

Also, SDC will not be open New Year's Eve or New Year's Day next season.

As of right now, the WW Unlimited Dining options isn't showing for next season.

11
Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 28, 2019, 12:09:57 PM »
Everyone talks about the "theme" of the park..  Just think what taking those tress out would do the the initial feel  of the park, IF the square was stripped of the big trees.. :'(

No one suggested that they would strip the square of all of its trees. I was meaning 2-3 right in the middle where the Christmas tree is. I figured that it was just to make the concept art cleaner.

12
Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 28, 2019, 11:34:43 AM »
Is there any chance that SDC will be cutting down trees in the square before the Christmas festival begins? When we were there last week, we noticed just how big the trees in the center of the square around where the tree will be are. In the marketing photos there aren't any trees around the new Christmas tree and it looks much more open, which I really like. I know that some would really throw a fit about them cutting down tress, but I think that it would really help with the Christmas festival and the tree show if they did remove a few of them.

13
General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: October 26, 2019, 04:40:00 PM »
We live 35 minutes away. When looking at the same timeframe as this festival over the past three years, we went once in 2017 and 2018 each. This year we went 6 times. We also know many other people that went to Pumpkin nights multiple times. The hours were a huge factor in our increase in attendance.

14
General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: October 24, 2019, 04:11:35 PM »
I think that the hours have a big part to do with the increased crowds. I donít recall the previous fall festival being open until 9 or later every night. For us, the hours were part of what for us to visit more this fall, but the atmosphere that Pumpkin Nights creates was also part of it. Specifically the decorations from the square to the pumpkin plaza and the wooded trail, not so much the actual pumpkin plaza. We also never go on Saturdays so not talking about crazy crowd atmosphere either. We were never really interested in the cowboy stuff.

15
General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Best Dates for Christmas Visit
« on: October 22, 2019, 11:49:39 AM »
One of our favorite trips was a Sunday night last year when it was really cold. It was a ghost town in the park that night as we could go 5-10 minutes walking in the park without seeing a single other person.
This is a great strategy if you want to make a trip just to see the lights and ride the train, but remember that most rides will be closed in really cold weather.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 9