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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC website
« on: September 19, 2020, 03:21:50 PM »
Here is a link to the whole month calendar

https://www.silverdollarcity.com/Calendar

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Cinnamon Bread.....Please Help!
« on: September 17, 2020, 07:51:42 AM »
Still, a thousand percent better than the dry, tasteless cinnamon rolls at Eve & Delilah's Bakery at the entrance. Their stuff tastes like some cheap plastic wrapped roll from a convience store! Maybe even dryer, and more tasteless!

To each their own I guess....but I think they are a lot better than store bought.  We always ask if they can nuke it for a few seconds and it bounces back pretty good.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Any Pumpkin Nights / Christmas News?
« on: September 15, 2020, 08:31:37 AM »
Pumpkin Nights has great potential and I would expect them to expand some, but this year looks like they will be hampered in that expansion (attendance).   It would be counterproductive to expand too much with limited guests allowed in.

The Christmas reservation system is going to be interesting to say the least.  I would think they would try to snub the season pass holder since they already have received that money.  Let's face it season pass holder is old money and wouldn't be like the vacationers and people that just come to the park once a year for this event.   It's also possible attendance is knocked down enough this year with everything going on that it won't be a big problem and few would be turned away.

Taking it into January might work but not sure how many people will have the Christmas spirit in the middle of January.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: ROLL CALL: When you going to the park?
« on: September 11, 2020, 11:40:14 AM »
Thanks, Pintrader.  Now, I need to remember which phone number we used . . . .

I will be using this as well.  I wonder the number of folks that will be rolling the pass, I bet the number is significant.  What will the SP offers be for next year?  Might it be advantageous to get the cash back then purchase next years deal?  They could make a better offer to try to increase the numbers and recoup some of this years loss.

I would also think there have been quite a few rollovers and refunds that have been asked for, it just makes sense.  I would imagine if you ask for a rollover you will get the same vouchers and offers someone buying a brand new pass would get.  Since nothing was used I don't think they would want to cause a stink and give new purchases a better deal.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: ROLL CALL: When you going to the park?
« on: September 06, 2020, 08:16:01 AM »
If you haven't visited the park is it still possible to covert your 2020 season pass to a 2021 for free?

Even before Covid-19 SDC had in place that you could convert your season pass to the following year if it had not been used during the current year.  So I would say yes!

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Any Pumpkin Nights / Christmas News?
« on: September 05, 2020, 03:12:46 PM »
I would say they are pretty limited at this point on ways to recoup for this year.  Their best festivals are coming up but with no shows and possibly no Christmas parade, and I presume a limit on how many they will allow into the park....just doesn't look too good.   I thought possibly they would be open more days between now and the end of the year but their schedule doesn't show that at this time.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: September 02, 2020, 06:46:21 AM »
How wet you get is dependent on weight distribution and how many people are in your boat.

Also just the luck of the draw.  Where your sitting when a particular action takes place since no ride is exactly the same.

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At this point I don't see a major project at SDC for a few years.  Long term plans have probably been put on the back burner with priority being on the short term.  Attendance numbers are probably running 50% or less (probably less) than last year's.  With attendance cap in place and covid-19 running rampant doesn't give much hope of things improving the remainder of the year.

I am not sure what their basis would be to tear down either FITH or FM without a firm plan to rebuild soon after.  I would think the logical thing to do would be keep these classics open until you have something definitive to go forward with.   They replaced the Waterboggan with Riverblast , Lost River with MRF and GG with FL so that seems to be their plan of replacement.

Yes I guess time might be running out for these classics with all the speculation and rumors I hear, but they are still 2 of the most loved rides in the park.  Budget these rides a few hundred thousand out of that 60 or 70 million spent on the last 2 major projects.  Now to me that is ROI!

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2020)
« on: July 27, 2020, 10:56:23 AM »
Are they at least theming the hand sanitizer as a sample of moonshine?

The citizens from back when would have had a blast with that!

I think I have heard somewhere by drinking sanitizer that it would clean the body out   :o

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Going back to SDC
« on: July 18, 2020, 07:23:51 PM »
I guess I am one of those "me" characters out there also  :)   I am really leaning on just letting it rollover to next year.  For me it's not the attendance count that makes it feel "happening" like you say.  For me it's the whole new guidelines and rules that need to be followed.  I know they need to be in effect but for me it just puts a cover on the experience and just wouldn't be the same.

Yes, I do think SDC is going to take a big hit this year like a lot of businesses, and I really hate to see that.  It really had the makings of a really good year for them.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: July 09, 2020, 06:31:31 PM »
Quote
Though, anything that moves is likely perceived as "too extreme" to a lot of people complaining about the lack of new family additions.

I believe you have to drop some coin for a good dark ride but they sure could use another.  Specifically because they are not adding family rides older folks want to ride and SDC was built on family.  Dollywood has kept a good mix with the additions.  New coasters that were not record breakers but had appeal and flat rides to match.  SDC seems to be trying to "break records", I dont know if that is a long lasting strategy for this park.

I think that is all about ROI ----
Record breaking rides cost more money but they bring people to the park. We might all love dark rides but I doubt a new one would make headlines and really drive visitor numbers up.

I guess the last 3 rides have been so called record breakers or firsts.   Yes they do cost a lot of money and bring a lot of people to the park, but for how long?  It seems at least to me that after a while that starts to wane some, which is just normal I guess.   Lost River stayed really busy year after year in the summer months so I think MRF will stay very popular as time goes by.

I just think a well themed dark ride would bring in just as many people and probably more in the long term as the record breakers and firsts.   Besides SDC really needs a quality indoor ride of some kind, but would hope it's not at the expense of FITH.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: July 08, 2020, 12:37:31 PM »
^ ^AP guarantees to get you wet with generally a short line.  I think of AP as Charlie Brown's Christmas tree:  "I never thought it was a bad ride.  It just needs a little love."  :)

Lol....you know that is one guarantee about AP.   It will get you wet!

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: July 08, 2020, 12:26:13 PM »
...only thing AP really has going for it is the plunge at the end...

It also has a lower minimum height of 36" which is huge for families. Mystic River Falls is 40"; Lost River was 36".
I know that our family will continue to ride American Plunge in addition to MRF due to the height restriction.

If your talking about ride specifics, sure some individuals and families are going to be limited in what they can ride.  My point is AP is not going to be able to make much of a difference in the queue of MRF.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: July 08, 2020, 10:39:29 AM »
I would not be surprised if they use this to also replace AP.  I never thought about it before but yet, the building should have been a cave.  Oh well, still looks fun.

AP wonít be replaced anytime soon

Good to hear.  Though I agree it needs some upgrading it would be foolish to replace 2 water rides with 1 new one.  By keeping the American Plunge after adding MRF will help keep the waiting time down on both rides.

I don't really see AP making even a small dent in the waiting time for MRF.  I mean let's face it, MRF is absolutely going to be packed for a good long time.  The only thing AP really has going for it is the plunge at the end and MRF covers that pretty well.

I have enjoyed AP for many years but it really needs a big upgrading which I don't think SDC will do.


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