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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Going back to SDC
« on: May 05, 2020, 02:15:55 PM »
Pretty ironic to say that, chittlins, as both of you and runner have been going back and fourth, acting like either side is right and the other is wrong.

Yes, people need to work, yes, people need to make sure they're protected, yes, people need money. It's just back and fourth of the same message with just a change of words.

Back to SDC, like I said earlier, I think a soft opening when it's feasible seems like the best choice to go, then when the park is allowed to go a full capacity, hold the opening ceremony. Make it big, make it grand. Now when that can happen, nobody knows. As most rural areas are just now starting to get some confirmed cases (my county included), we're not sure what's going to happen. There's no way that we got COVID during December, though. It does not add up.

I'm positive that the city could be fully open by August, though. I wonder how much progress they've made on MRF?

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Going back to SDC
« on: May 03, 2020, 04:30:58 PM »
Everyone who's saying this is a "planned-demic" can keep their tinfoil hats on and believe what they want to believe.

As for going back, I'd be okay with operating the city at 50% capacity (possibly based off of reservations?) and alternating seating on coasters. Mark off 6 feet for queue lines, and gradually open up shops. Once everything seems to be going down, then start to open the park back up to full capacity, gradually.

This allows the park to open, but also meet CDC guidelines and make folks feel a bit safer.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Starbucks in the park?
« on: April 01, 2020, 03:55:41 PM »
I'm honestly okay with a Starbucks in SDC if it isn't sticking out like a sore thumb like the Coca Cola machines. if it helps keeps my generation (it's pretty much the only thing that they will drink) in SDC, then I think it's fine.

Random Talk / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 28, 2020, 09:36:39 PM »
A bit of an oddball question about the park and COVID-19, since the park had to push their opening date back, do you think they're taking the time to catch up on some essential projects around the park, and will Mystic's construction be ramped up? I say that because my high school is currently remodeling and adding on a fine arts to the school, and construction has been ramped up 105% due to no kids being there.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: February 10, 2020, 05:10:45 PM »
I am gonna take a wild guess since they are redoing the pathway/bridge heading to WF and got rid of a bunch of trees that they removed the waterfall feature and leveled the surrounding area.
You mean the one behind Lumbercamp?? I sure hope that they didn't remove the waterfall feature, that was one of my favorite places to just relax and listen to.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: February 04, 2020, 05:10:14 PM »
No Corkscrew Pass isn’t getting replaced this year (though it sounds like it’s been earmarked for the following)

Hmm, well the only other two bridges that come to mind are the railroad bridge next to Hugo's road and the swinging bridge. I haven't been there in over a year due to school, so my memory may be fuzzy.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: February 04, 2020, 12:06:44 PM »
I won’t comment on aesthetics of the new bridge, but we’ll say that the new one is concrete

That’s not the only new bridge for this year
The spiral rock bridge??

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 29, 2019, 09:00:36 AM »
They’ve already confirmed that they’re bringing more (and new) crafters for next year.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: October 24, 2019, 12:48:59 PM »
Nope, Harvest Crafts and Pumpkin Nights = winner.
Harvest Crafts and lame cowboys = old, and stale.

Tread Lightly there RJW. 
You might find out there are others (including me) on this forum that doesnt agree with that statement.
I’m one of the few who agrees with BOTH sides. The Pumpkin Nights is clearly the reason why people are coming. It’s new, it’s fresh, and who doesn’t like pumpkins? However, the cowboys is what gave SDC it’s charm. Everything about SDC has that “SDC charm” I like to call it (think of the pavement smell) whether they’re old or new. The pumpkins have that SDC charm (albeit the music doesn’t help at all). They’re shaped like the crafters there. I love the new addition, but will also miss the ones lost.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Harvest Festival
« on: October 15, 2019, 09:39:17 AM »
I believe someone nailed it. We are on the patron side of SDC becoming a corporation without the ability to roll their sleeves up and truly connect how they used to do. It’s a numbers game, even if they turn it into a mass produced commercialized affair with an old western town hidden underneath, and it delivers the almighty dollar thru attendance numbers and fattens wallets in a corporate office, it’s gotta be great. I truly believe they could bring in the 130+ crafters and do both events but suits see it differently.

I guess our days of SDC may be coming to and end if that’s the case. We’ll take our memories and spend our dollars elsewhere.
Okay, but this is their first year doing the Craft DAYS and Pumpkin NIGHTS, as someone else said. That’s the reason why they pushed you out at 5:45. If you think that they’re going to do 130+ crafters for this during the first year of Pumpkin Nights, then I want whatever drug you have to make you think that. They’re not going to overload the day session if the night session is new and what they’re trying to push. There are things they still need to iron out.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Harvest Festival
« on: October 14, 2019, 01:13:57 PM »
We couldn’t figure out why we didn’t see much demonstrations or interactions yesterday. We’re wondering if it’s exhaustion or something behind the scenes with management. Lye soap was ran by a kid sitting on his cell phone all day looking down at his screen, blacksmith wasn’t working, pork rind guy had no samples and wouldn’t make flavored pork rinds, flour mill pushed a line of 30 away announcing they wouldn’t make any more cinnamon bread, stores pushing us out at 5:45 to close their doors.

The Lye soap kid is just straight up ignorance and doesn’t deserve a job at a public stand if he is on his phone, period. However, there’s always underlying factors for everything else. Maybe they ran out of supplies or were getting close to running out for the cinnamon bread. Maybe the shops were required to close down at 6 for low attendance or the pumpkin nights? We don’t know. The only thing to me that seems to be a major problem that should be brought up to management is the lye soap kid.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: September 03, 2019, 12:55:32 PM »
  But as long as they are adding some things you like.  And still keeping others that you do, then it seems they are still covering you pretty well.

Sir Willow, you're one of the last people I wish to dispute, but the core of the problem is right here.  The plans to get rid of things that we enjoy--like FM--EVEN IF they replace them with substitutes means that they would not be covering us well. 

As I said above, this is my problem (and that of those who are like-minded):  I get that.  But I believe that this is the place to raise these issues, is it not?  Among a chorus of voices calling for new this and new that, I feel a responsibility to raise my own voice in a call for preservation.
But there comes a time where preservation isn’t possible anymore. They’ve tried their hardest to preserve FiTH, but yet you can only do so much. Same thing with FM. The cost eventually outweighs the voices, where they have to stop preserving and start new. They may preserve it and try to update it at the same time, but then we have people shouting “Not my FiTH/FM!” “Not my festivals!” They definitely haven’t forgotten your demographic at all, as willow said, this year was all about your voice with festivals. But like I said, there comes a point where the cost has to outweigh the voices, as much as it upsets people.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: August 30, 2019, 09:20:22 AM »
My point was--and remains--that not everyone goes for the rides.  There are people who don't want the rides, and we are a population who also spend $$$ at SDC.  Make enough changes, and you will alienate us.  The city *may* bring in enough new blood to compensate, but it might not, either.  Besides, we don't need another 6F or WoF in the area.
I’m pretty sure that the higher ups recognize this majority of people, which is why they haven’t removed or renovate any of the current craft areas. And even though they are brining new rides to make SDC stand out and bring in new guests, they still keep that “city” feel. Especially down by TT. I’m not really sure how adding more rides will turn it into a “Six Flags” Or “Worlds of Fun”, though.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: August 27, 2019, 09:17:06 AM »
Just to illustrate the problems they have to take into account, my family represents a minority but viable population that has no interest whatever in coasters at all and every interest in maintaining the classics.  That's not just my wife and I but also our two sons.  We go to the city for the shows, the music, the train and FM as well as the ambiance and the crafts.

The PTB have a real problem trying to attract the chittlins of the world and still hang on to the palallins.
The thing is that it is really hard to attract both sides, especially with the classics and everything that came with them are deteriorating. You can only patch something up so many times until it becomes a mess. This is why I love the new additions, they add something new and they’re able to completely fix and replace the current infrastructure. They’ve been doing a damn good job at it, too. I’m all for keeping the classics, I love FiTH and FM, but you can only patch them up so many times before stepping back and saying “we need to start from new.”

I don’t mind flat rides at all, but putting one where Mystic is going in at doesn’t make that much sense, as you can see GBS right across from it. If it was over by TT or Thunderation and was able to blend in without it looking like a carnival, I’d be fine with that.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: August 26, 2019, 09:35:49 AM »

Just get your band geeks to tighen up that figure 8 for the first half time performance everyone goes to the bathroom during except the proud band geek parents.
And what is wrong with these “band geeks?”

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