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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Harvest Festival
« on: October 14, 2019, 12:30:19 PM »
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.


They have not served free samples of pork rinds for a while now.  I was told "The Health Department made them stop because of health concerns".

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Fire In The Hole Bump
« on: October 07, 2019, 09:30:49 AM »
  As you are going over the first hill at the burning bridge, there are two or three very violent hits to your whole body.  It has gotten worse over the past few years.

I think you are talking about the jolt or kind of pop up at the bottom of the hill instead of going over the hill.  It is a pretty good jar to your body but it has been this way for a very long time.   

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Hero Month
« on: September 25, 2019, 10:57:22 AM »
I think it is only on a PAID admission ticket, so you could get in on your ticket but your husband could not. 

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: August 23, 2019, 12:49:23 PM »
It's always been there....well for as long as I can remember.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: August 21, 2019, 08:05:22 AM »
Do you guys think Time Traveler was a bust for SDC for attendance draw? Everytime I go the ride seems to draw a decent crowd even on the slower days.


I believe the first year it opened (last year) was a record attendance for the park.  So I am sure Time Traveler had a little something to do with it.  I have a feeling this year is a little down from going to the park and seeing attendance totals.  It just seems they have got a lot of rain this year on days such as the weekends that they would have gotten good attendance.  I do believe the new Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Nights is going to be a big attendance draw and make up for any lost attendance.  Anything new at SDC especially a new ride is going to draw a decent crowd for awhile, and TT falls into that category.  Is Time Traveler a bust......Time will tell!

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« on: July 28, 2019, 04:48:14 PM »
Yes the estimate is probably pretty close, but a lot of people sidestep the turnstiles and go around them.  That might make up for the kids and some adults spinning them for the desired effect  ;)

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: July 21, 2019, 11:59:55 AM »
They rode every ride in the expo, Caleb on time traveler, all the kids rode thunderstorm twice.

Wow!  That Thunderstorm sounds like a dandy new ride.  Haven't caught that one before....Lol.... ;)

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I won't miss FITH:  frankly, when I heard it was built, I was very upset.  I didn't want it to begin with!  It ruined the ambiance of "my" SDC (and led to even greater decline in all the other coasters).

But I certainly recognize that my singular perspective is both uncommon and unprofitable  ;)

You must be talking about something else besides FITH??  Surely the building of FITH in 1972 did not ruin your SDC experience.

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I am going to predict there will be more push back on the removal of FITH than anything they have ever done at the park.  It may please some people they are building a new one (If that is true) but it will just not be the same.  Will it change their mind?  I doubt it but there will be a lot of unhappy season pass holders.

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We have tried giving them to people in the past as we are going in and it got to the point where people were rude and acted like you were a scum bag or something even talking to them.  So now we just throw them away if we do not use them.

We have given a lot of tickets away over the years, and yes there are a lot of skeptical people out there for good reason.  If you keep asking you will eventually find a family or individual that is very appreciative of your gift.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: BBQ best bang for the buck
« on: May 11, 2019, 01:51:02 PM »
several of the vendors in the Red Gold Hall will have different deals and some of them are folks with restaurants fairly nearby (seems like there were folks there from Aurora, MO a couple years ago for example).  Good food and not outrageously priced.  And be sure to try the mason jar desserts.  couple of different size options.




They don't have the vendors like Hogwild and Dickies anymore, and haven't for a couple of years.  Everything in Red Gold is totally in house and done by SDC.  Like JustGoHogs said it is all very good and reasonable on price.  The large mason jar desserts are a little pricey at around $10.00 but a lot to eat in those big jars  :).

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: April 28, 2019, 01:25:43 PM »
It was pretty busy yesterday, but the one thing that almost everyone was suffering from was allergies.  Everywhere you went someone was coughing, sneezing or complaining.  It was windy and you could just see stuff falling from the trees constantly.  We were in the Ozark Marketplace around noon and the clerk said they had sold out of all allergy medication about 5 minutes before.

Hope you had a good visit..... 

as far as allergies, I was born with Asthma, have bad Bronchial Tubes and Hay Fever!!1   LOL.  I started popping double dose of pills about 3 weeks ago..  Its real BAD this year..... :-\

Yes it is bad this year and yesterday at SDC was the worst I had ever seen.  I have a little problem with allergies this time of year so I had took a Claritin that morning (which usually takes care of it) but it did no good yesterday.  Good thing you were not there sanddunerider you probably would have been suffering.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: April 28, 2019, 11:24:29 AM »
 It was pretty busy yesterday, but the one thing that almost everyone was suffering from was allergies.  Everywhere you went someone was coughing, sneezing or complaining.  It was windy and you could just see stuff falling from the trees constantly.  We were in the Ozark Marketplace around noon and the clerk said they had sold out of all allergy medication about 5 minutes before.

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Apparently they were working on it while not taking it offline.  It was a mess for awhile but everything has been added and in the correct location now.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC’s 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 17, 2019, 07:55:34 PM »
When did they shorten it? What changed?

Believe it was shortened in 1982.   The first dip (collapsing bridge) goes around to the left, and heads toward the train today.   Well before they changed it at the bottom of the first dip you would head to the right and thru a tunnel.   You would then read a sign that said "Danger track out ahead" and the track looked like it was mangled and going out over the cliff to the left.  As you came up upon the mangled track it would jerk a little toward it like you were going to follow the track over the cliff.   Then it would jerk back to the right at the last second (sparing your life) and continue down where it would hook up to the track just before the train and second dip today.

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