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Well let's just say a lifetime pass costs a person 20 years old $1,000.  Would this be a better deal for a customer or HFE.  I guess it depends upon how long the person would live.  But HFE would be getting 10 years of season passes in one shot, which ain't bad for them either.  Maybe it would be a good deal for both?

Over the years I have wondered about this from time to time.  It would without a doubt bring in a lot of short term income to the park.  The long term income would be shaky to say the least.  I am sure at one time or another HFE has thought about this or crunched the numbers and found it not feasible.  I have not really researched to see if any other parks are doing this or have tried to do this, especially one as big as SDC.  I guess the major question would be how much would the pass be.  Maybe they could do it by age group, like 0 to 10, 11 to 20 and so on.  The younger the person is, the higher the pass.  I just thought it would be interesting to see what everyone else thought about this (smart, stupid, feasible, not feasible, etc)

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Pin Trading Event !!!
« on: August 29, 2010, 09:49:03 AM »
The annual Pin trading event was held last Sat Aug. 21 and was held in the Culinary & Craft School.  Everyone had to be at the gates at 8:30 a.m. for check in, which was an hour & half before park opening.  We all received name tags and were on our way.  It's strange to see modern vehicles like golf carts and trucks running around SDC.  One guy had his window rolled down on his truck and we asked him if he was lost.  He laughed and said "No, I'm in Silver Dollar City" (I actually think he took a wrong turn at Albuquerque).  When we arrived we received a free pin trading event pin and a number for door prizes which were announced later.  There were probably around 20 door prizes given out which ranged from $5 to $100.  These prizes were for the different shops in the city (didn't win any  :'().  We also received a free continental breakfast, which was very good.  They didn't have any guest speakers this year which was disappointing.  It's always a great experience to hear a story from the citizens or management.  I think the worst thing this year was that it was so crowded.  I mean your talking around 120 people packed in the Culinary & Craft School.  But all in all another great day at SDC. 

What is your favorite craft-related shop?
    Glassblowers or Woodcarvers

Least favorite?
    Railey Creek Broomworks

What is your favorite park (overall) merchandise shop?
    Hospitality House

Least favorite?
    Smokehouse Jerky & Sausage Company

What is your favorite ride (specifically) merchandise shop?
    Inventor's Warehouse at Wildfire

Least favorite?
    Tom & Huck's Everything You Need

What shops would you omit if you were in charge?
    Railey Creek Broom Works - Gill Wire Jewelry - Smokehouse Jerky & Sausage

What shops would you add if you were in charge?
    An online store - Bookstore - FITH merchandise shop

Would you be interested in being quoted in a "Fandom Entreaty" to be compiled and sent
    to SDC "this Fandom Entreaty," when finished, would first be posted in full to SDCFans)?


SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Where In the City? (2010 Season)
« on: August 27, 2010, 07:01:44 AM »
Is this the you are here map in front of the Lost river entrance or possibly in front of the toy store?

As popular as FITH is, I would think a little merchandise shop catered toward it might do pretty well.  They were pretty smart when they built Wildfire, seeing that everyone that rode had to exit thru their souvenir shop.  A picture of everyone on the last drop about half way down of FITH might sell pretty well also!

GG does seem to have a magical effect on kids.  They seem to look at it like a giant tree house without the tree.  I have seen kids playing for a long time just running through the little squirt of water that comes up from the ground.  It's strange how something so simple as that can keep them so interested.

SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Where In the City? (2010 Season)
« on: August 23, 2010, 08:07:48 PM »
Riverside Rib House?

SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Where In the City? (2010 Season)
« on: August 23, 2010, 12:46:57 PM »
petting area behind apple butter shop?

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Shops
« on: August 22, 2010, 02:59:22 PM »
HOWEVER...I can come to the park and still...
hear the ping of the hammer on the anvil, become disoriented in the Grandfather's mansion, see a fire thats been burning a town for almost 40 years , see prisoners that haven't stopped a leak in 42 years, I could go on and on

Wow!  This city sounds like it is in bad shape :).

It sure seems there are always a lot of kids at GG.  They really seem to enjoy it a lot and talk about a place to burn off a lot of energy.  It's also a pretty good babysitter when your watching a show at the boatworks theatre.  It also seems very structurally sound with not a lot of upkeep.  Throw in a few gallons of paint every year, buy some foam balls for the guns and its ready to go.  I know there would be more upkeep than that but it should be minimal.  I would hate to see it go but if something could go in that was more fun for everyone and the space was needed, then removing it could be a possibility.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2011 Project
« on: August 22, 2010, 01:14:55 PM »
We went yesterday and it sure didn't look like anything at all was going on in that area.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2010 Trip Reviews
« on: August 21, 2010, 10:59:15 PM »
Thank you very much for the information  :).

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2010 Trip Reviews
« on: August 21, 2010, 10:33:19 PM »
Really nice pictures Betamike!  Makes me feel like I am standing right there.  If you don't mind me asking, what kind of camera were you using to get these great shots?

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re:
« on: August 16, 2010, 08:20:58 PM »
I agree 100%!  I don't see a reasonable or logical explanation why they don't do this.  I think everyone is losing on this.

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