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Absolutely nothing.  And donít be surprised if the next big addition comes in 2024 or later

For sure agree with you on this one...

with the massive loss revenue this year from the "plandemic",
it will take a couple of years to recoup and regroup to even consider the next addition,
and that is assuming it goes away or gets better and doesnt have to be dealt with next year.

It is in the plans already, they know what they are going to do, just lost at least 2 years if not 3 before anything "big" happens.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Going back to SDC
« on: July 30, 2020, 10:00:27 AM »
It did appear most people were wearing masks and I heard them call out masks being required in ride lines but did not see them kick anyone out.  I will say the temp thing is a joke.  On Saturday we walked from our car to stop 2 tent and stood in the sun for a while.  The people in front of us had to wait in the tent under the fan for a bit (10-15 minutes) which held up the line.  When it was our turn the wife came back with a 108 temp on their temp gun.  We too had to wait in the tent till hers came down.  I told them they might want to call an ambulance if its that high!!

I was pretty sure the Temp testing would be  a problem...  LOL.. 
southern Missouri?
have to walk to a tent to get tested? 
what could go wrong there?
after your starting to sweat or at least work up a sweat, you will be hot.     
If they checked anybody inside the park, they would be hot also...   sure hope they dont check anyone who just climbed "heart attack hill"..

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Going back to SDC
« on: July 22, 2020, 03:28:12 PM »
We went the first 2 days they were open then the next weekend went to WW.  I want to try and get back this month but not sure it will happen.  If it does this coming weekend will be the only option.  The week after next we will be in Florida for a couple of days .  Probably wont be able to make it as often as we did in years past.  If all of Branson goes with a mask requirement it will be a hard pass for us.

Have a good trip to Florida.!! 

I dont think Branson will do the mandatory mask thing.   
I do agree with you, If it happens, it may be a while before I get back.

Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2020)
« on: July 18, 2020, 06:58:52 AM »
@ HistoryBuff..      Great pics, loves your review, I have never been and its 2 only 2 hours away...

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Going back to SDC
« on: July 17, 2020, 10:36:31 AM »
I have wondered what their attendance has been and also how many it takes to break even and justify being open.

However, SDC is choosing to follow CDC guidelines outside of what Branson requires.

The Branson aldermen had a meeting yesterday to debate a mask requirement. It was on YouTube and went over 7 hours -- vote postponed for 2 weeks. During the meeting someone said that SDC average attendance was 3000 per day.

If that is the case, how can SDC make enough money to stay open?

whatever actions SDC does, it is their choice. 
SDC is not in Branson city limits, so whatever Branson decides to do( IF they can decide to do anything), SDC may or may not follow..

Branson Talk / Re: Ozark Valley Inn - 2020 - 417-336-4666 !!!!!
« on: July 12, 2020, 01:03:01 PM »
Total paid at OVI was 52.69. We paid more at HOF even though DH called directly and asked for the discount when he made the reservation.

Thats a good rate, glad you were able to get it...

If there is ever a question about HOF, talk to Michele at All Access..   It is way easier to have her make the reservations and put in proper rate..

AS always, IF there is ever a question, i can be contacted through PM here, and I will call or contact Michele and find out where the "miscommunication" is..

Branson Talk / Re: Ozark Valley Inn - 2020 - 417-336-4666 !!!!!
« on: July 11, 2020, 12:13:29 PM »
We stayed there on Thursday night 7/9 at the discount rate. We did have to stay upstairs though. I actually liked the upstairs room we had better than the ones we have stayed in downstairs. Breakfast was available, pool was open.

 We tried Hall of Fame 2 weeks ago but like OVI better.

Good to hear, 
No doubt OVI has more "goodies" to offer,  and if you are able to get in on the Discount rate..  makes it a great deal.!!
What $$rate did you pay?

Branson Talk / Re: Branson Strip 2020
« on: July 11, 2020, 12:03:30 PM »
For comparison only I checked 3 places in Branson....

Mr D's.. no mention of sides or drink..?
          "Big D's 2 Meat SAMPLER Platter   18
            2 meats of your choice:  Pork, Texas Style Brisket, Smoked Chicken, Smoked Sausage, Ribs.  Burnt Ends
            Available for an additional $2.....""

Gettin' Basted.. 1 meat, 2 sides and Texas toast..

Choice of two meats. Served with beans, coleslaw, french fries & a Memphis roll."""""

I like Gett's Basted...  Okie Likes Big D's.,   alot of people Like Danna's.

Branson Talk / Re: Branson Strip 2020
« on: July 10, 2020, 04:33:29 PM »
  Best $ on park in the $12 breakfast 20%? off with the pass.  That is a good deal.

Are they still doing this.  is it Buffet now? or they fill you plate for you?

Branson Talk / Re: Branson Strip 2020
« on: July 09, 2020, 07:33:59 AM »
As far as Gettin' Basted, I am done with them.  That place is WAY overpriced, they do not give you much food, and I am not really that impressed. 

WOW! I am surprised,   Sorry to hear that.

I was in there a couple of weeks ago,
wife had her favorite "Moink" burger with pork rinds couldnt finish it as usual.
I had the Rib Platter "Naked" (no sauce).   Big ribs, big order of fries,
we both had leftovers..LOL...  of course we started with their nachos and 4 of us split that!!!
Good service,  cold drinks.

Big Portions, Good taste, didnt notice any price increase, But I always have 3 or 4 Coronas with mine.

I will be back, have loved that place and food since the Starlite..

Branson Talk / Re: Ozark Valley Inn - 2020 - 417-336-4666 !!!!!
« on: July 08, 2020, 09:08:23 PM »
Nope, the new black outs do not work with our schedule.  I did book a couple of nights there thru Travelocity which was cheaper than our rate.  I ended up cancelling it and booking at the Honeysuckle inn for a couple of nights.  Stayed there 2 weekends in a row.

That is my problem there too.. its a shame, I really did like the staff and staying there..    IF you dont need a pool and just some place to sleep, Call Michele, only 50 bucks..

Branson Talk / Re: Branson Strip 2020
« on: July 08, 2020, 10:15:53 AM »
I have a feeling it was the insurance cost of the cruise that made them pull out and not the time it takes. I know a lot of things that have been "cancelled" due to rising insurance costs and at the end of the day they could not stomach it - or afford it

Just another excuse they can or are using.

The cruise was a huge event for the area, hotels, motels, Groceries, Bars, Restaurants, Shopping Mall and the list goes on. Without the Cruise, the town as a whole loss millions of dollars in Revenue.

Bottom line is they (SOTH) did not think they were getting enough of the "pie", so they cancelled it.    They are putting lots of money into stuff out there.(as listed) Appears they are trying to get people to come out and not leave the property except to sleep. 

LOL!!  Yep I have strong feeling on this topic as do others..!!

Branson Talk / Re: Ozark Valley Inn - 2020 - 417-336-4666 !!!!!
« on: July 08, 2020, 06:45:50 AM »
Anyone stayed here yet this year? 
I know we lost over 3 months with the Plandemic,,
but i was just wondering..?
how did it go,
what rate did you pay?,,

Branson Talk / Re: Branson Strip 2020
« on: July 08, 2020, 06:43:43 AM »
Also, went to SOTH play on the night of the 4th. They had a decent crowd probably 50% of capacity and did very well at social distancing people. I am not a show person but my GF had never seen it and wanted to. It was a great thing to do on a beautiful cool evening. Speaking of SOTH , It is great to see the owners throwing a lot of money to make it relevant in the current age. A new Zipline course, restaurant, and the rope courses they added earlier. They are also adding a small gauge train to tour the homestead in.

veterans memorial museum is vastly underrated....agreed. I could spend hours in there with my dad. Great place to go. And the Mountain Coaster on 165 is good to go. Hit Danaís down the road after for some pork bbq nachos or a bbq baked stuffed potato. There is a lot to do if you plan stuff out. We are a couple in our 50ís.

As far as SOTH activities, I wont support them. Since the new owners elected to NOT do the summer cruise saying it took too much of their time to put it on...  Odd since the cruise has been in town for years (literally). Their decision cost the town millions of dollars in revenue for that week, with no recourse to them..

Agreed the Veterens museum is great..

Mountain coaster on 165 is pretty nice, not sure if they have the Zip line open or not, never see anyone on it.
BBQ Nachos?  Make sure you try the ones at Gettin' Basted.. I think they are the best in town.!

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: July 07, 2020, 07:54:29 AM »
Saw that Mystic River Falls does have a max height limit of 6'5". I don't know if that is temporary or not but its pretty dissapointing in my opinion. I barely meet it (I'm 6'3") but my friend is 6'7" so he wont be able to ride when we go down.

Tell your buddy to bend his knees a little,
slump his shoulders,
wear tennis shoes with thin soles,
And No hat
he will be fine..!

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