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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: Today at 09:16:07 PM »

 I wonder if that means Kent Rollins won't be back during the Fall cowboy days.


DONT even say that!!   LOL.  That guy is great!  I love his stories.....

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: Today at 10:55:51 AM »
I noticed that as well. BBQ&Bluegrass is pretty weak this year, which is sad for me as it's my favorite festival by far. Going on ACE weekend I might have missed a lot of the good performances though.

I miss when they had a couple extra local BBQ stands that came in. That place that was in Aurora was really nice, though I think they closed up. SDC's BBQ can be decent, but I'm not a huge fan of the weirder stuff they've been pushing. I like my BBQ simple.

I had the same feelings/thoughts when i was there. 
I thought maybe I was being too criticle with all the TT hype and rebuilding the walkway.  Just expected more from the festival in general.. 
I liked what I saw, And i thought it was intereisting the "windmill" decorations all around the park that related to TT

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Other Parks / Re: Worlds of Fun Developments.
« on: Today at 06:11:09 AM »
As always great pictures Swoosh.....

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Webcams? yes or no..
« on: May 20, 2018, 02:40:17 PM »
Something different: what park fan wouldn't love a Google Street View version of the park map, that is updated with each new attraction?

We talked about this a few years ago. Google actually has a pedal trike version now, for pedestrian zones. SDC could make a mule-drawn version.  ;)

It would have to be done before opening, to avoid all the processing power of blurring out faces (plus the problem of people just being in the way).

 By no means would I expect that to happen.... But yea! that would be kinda cool... ;D

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: May 20, 2018, 02:28:35 PM »
This weekends numbers weren't too bad...   Friday-8900,  Sat-15,000, Sunday by noon 6500...

Heard an interesting thing this weekend, was talking to an individual that is affiliated with the park and directly affected by the attendence numbers..   The record breaking sat, as you remember my count was around 26,500,  swoosh came in and stated the actual number was a little of 28,000.  I was told that they were having computer problems as the turnstyles throughout the day, and the not everyone was actually counted. So in theory the "real" actual number was a shade over 30,000!!!     Regardless of the number.... thats a bunch of people trying to park, and get into the park!!

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I'm not sure why it wasn't left as a sandwich shop... perhaps there was something wrong with the building.

I'm also not sure why they suddenly needed to do demo right now, with the park about to kick into high gear for summer season. Roof collapse or a code violation? 

I'll bet they leave it as open space though. Gotta fit more people in for the Christmas spectacle...

I miss the original sandwhich shop, fresh sandwhiches, quick service good stuff..   then they started premaking them ???.  not so good.  closed it shortly after that..

As far as demo, as small as that building is, they should have been able to knock it down and clean it up in a couple of days..  then asphalt/concrete another day... Done!!

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In other news, I hear there's some kind of new construction going on in midtown? I'll be there this weekend to see for myself, but if you have photos from today, throw them at us!

Big Jacks is being removed.  No other details than that

That building needed to be gone. has been vacant and no maintenece on it for a while now...   

Maybe a place for another Christmas tree?? ::)

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: May 17, 2018, 01:32:13 PM »
Wed- Thurs will be much lighter crowds next week.. some schools still in session, But with memorial weekend coming up friday will be busier..
Enjoy the visit.

Thanks very much for the feedback.  We are going to give Wednesday and Thursday a try.

Have a great visit..!...

todays number so far is 6500 at 1:00..

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Fire In the Hole/Flooded Mine
« on: May 16, 2018, 11:25:35 PM »
I think we are all in agreement the PTB really need to put some love into the older rides.. Get them all fixed up and special effects working.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: May 16, 2018, 11:00:56 PM »
We went this morning and it was pretty busy trying to get in, lots and lots of school groups.  There were a lot of kids but we still managed to get most rides in pretty much walk on.  FITH had a little bit of a wait because they were only running 2 trains.  WF was starting to back up because they were only running 1 train.  The barn swing was  backed up too because they only had 1 side going.  We rode TT on the way out and it was about a 15-20 minute wait.  We left about 2pm or a little after.

Had almost 5,000 people today...   Lots of kids this time of year, class trips and so on...

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: May 16, 2018, 07:32:14 PM »
We are planning to go to SDC either Wednesday+Thursday or Thursday+Friday of next week.  Thursday+Friday works better for our schedule, but I'm thinking that we might encounter lighter crowds on Wednesday as compared to Friday, especially since Friday is leading into Memorial Day weekend. 

Does anyone have an educated guess as to how the crowds will be next week, especially whether Friday will be significantly more crowded than earlier in the week?

Wed- Thurs will be much lighter crowds next week.. some schools still in session, But with memorial weekend coming up friday will be busier..
Enjoy the visit.

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I would tend to agree with you..

If I want a meal or snack, I will buy it. As will many other people 
I dont have any interest in photos,.   
I have my mugs, dont expect me to buy new. There are lots of newcomers buying the new mugs,  Leave us "old guys" alone ;D
I might be open to dinner and show, depending on quality of each and the price of course.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: May 16, 2018, 12:50:11 PM »
What is your prediction for tomorrow?

6500 expected today (wed)

as of noon about 3500

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: May 15, 2018, 02:17:51 PM »
1st Tuesday of the season...  about 5500 people..  I am sure the overnight rain, kept some people away today.  The park should have been nice and fresh though ;D

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Thanks all.

like the pictures,  great views..

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