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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: SDCís 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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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 06, 2019, 08:53:23 AM »
Wow, much nicer than the old deck that was behind there before, but now the front looks so much smaller? Of course they have a long ways to go still. Kind of looks like they will put in an awning or something to make it more of a traditional concert stage.

I'm excited to see them start announcing some big new events out of this thing. Must have some interesting plans for it.


They already have announced some bigger plans for Echo Hollow.  A concert every night during Bluegrass & Barbecue, plus 13 back to back concerts during country music days.

https://www.silverdollarcity.com/theme-park/Attractions/Shows-Entertainment/Bluegrass-Nights-In-Echo-Hollow

https://www.silverdollarcity.com/theme-park/Festivals/Country-Music-Days

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC 2019 Operating Hours in December
« on: December 21, 2018, 11:53:55 AM »
this calender?   

LOL...  I am waaay more confused now??......   I may need a drink.....SOON!!

Lol....No, this calendar

https://www.silverdollarcity.com/theme-park/Calendar

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC 2019 Operating Hours in December
« on: December 21, 2018, 11:09:31 AM »
Woah! I can't believe they have so many days closed in December! What's going on with that?

I'm confused..   

It looks to me like they are closed on mon-tues the first 3 weeks.  (just like always)

Open mon before christmas....

closed tue-wed for christmas,  then back for the big finish...

thats only 8 days....???   Only closed 1 day more than 2018.???     isnt that typical? 


I think you are still looking at 2018 Sanddunerider.   Look at the date on top and go forward with the arrow to 2019.  By the calendar they will be open 22 days in 2018 and 14 days in 2019.   Wow!  That really don't make any sense at all considering how crowded they are now.  What would we be looking at.....35,000 plus every Saturday in Dec. 2019?

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Pictures from the Past!
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:05:46 AM »
Here is a picture of a map from 1971 of SDC.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4806/31327687107_170b0ff270_o.jpg

Bring back the shot tower!  ;D

Next to the Shot Tower is the Outdoor Market, which would be the Taffy Shop today.   Can anyone on here describe this in any way?  I myself do not remember it, and just wondered if they sold fresh produce or what.  Any thoughts on this?

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Pictures from the Past!
« on: December 10, 2018, 08:42:53 PM »
I am not certain of the exact date, but all of my black & white photos point to a time period in the 60's.   The earliest a walkway through where the Kettle Corn is today would be about 1977.   I am pretty sure that is when the Deep Woods opened, which would be the same year the Diving Bell opened in that area.

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Pictures from the Past!
« on: December 10, 2018, 07:31:44 PM »
Here is a slide/picture from I would say mid 1960's.   I believe it was taken where the corkscrew pass is today.....just to the left as you are going down.   Miss Kate's quilt shop is located there today.


https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1905/44643343215_0d844fa636_o.jpg

This is actually next to the railroad crossing, across the road from the current Kettle Corn.  Today it is just a room for sweepstakes entries and an Ancestry.com kiosk (last I saw).

I do remember the broom shop being at that location, but that would have been much later than the mid 1960's picture.  At that time there was not even a walkway in the Kettle Corn area.   If I remember correctly the first walkway would have been about the same time the Deep Woods area was built.   Here is a picture of a map from 1971 of SDC.   If you look the train locomotive is parked between the Marmaros Inn and the broom shop.  The Marmaros Inn is the same building as Bears At The Holler is today.   This was pretty much the map I was using to decide where the Broom Shop was.   I still could be wrong because the picture was even earlier than the map.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4806/31327687107_170b0ff270_o.jpg

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