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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Heroes month at SDC -- free admission
« on: September 11, 2017, 01:49:43 PM »
This is a great thing.  Something that doesn't get discussed a lot is that military dependents get in free when with a military parent or season pass holder.  As a grandparent of three army girls with an away dad, this is great!  I took two of them on Sunday, and as always it was about a two minute deal to get their passes at the ticket window.  Showed their military IDs, my season pass, and the tickets were printed out.  A very meaningful thing for SDC to do year-round for military children.  Many thanks to the Herschend family!

I wasnt aware of this.  Great discount.!!

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 10, 2017, 07:34:50 PM »
Some great pictures posted on FB this evening..

https://www.facebook.com/CarrExcavating/photos/pcb.1477478312334578/1477478029001273/?type=3&theater

They ares till laying landscaping stone around the initial drop... that area is going to look amazing when done..

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Heroes month at SDC -- free admission
« on: September 10, 2017, 05:55:10 PM »
This really is a great thing for the PTB to do..

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 10, 2017, 03:21:42 PM »
WOW!   that is a fence! 
I didnt think about it coming out that far... No other pics of that area?

I hope someone that was in park this week took some other pictures from different angles, and shares them with us....

I wont be back for at least 2 more weeks.... 

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2017 Trip Reports
« on: September 10, 2017, 08:28:46 AM »
Didnt want to start a new thread , this weekend is Country Music Weekend,  last night they had Diaod Rio at Ech Hollow, and Sat was Mercy Day,,,,,,,  attendence for the day was only 13,000.  That has to be a disappointing number the PTB,

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 09, 2017, 02:52:59 PM »
I would be surprised if they didnt "massage" TNT entrance a little bit, since it is in the immediate area of TT...  of course TT will get 99% of the love this year and next... LOL

The Mining carts might show back up front in the area to be reworked for the "new" entrance....

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 08, 2017, 11:27:50 PM »
That's not really the actual pinch point though. They need to either completely rip out and expand everything through the hospitality house or build the second pathway around the cave opening. Widening the plaza behind the big logo would just make it uglier without much benefit, if done by itself.

Youre right of course.... hadnt thought that far in.... but right inside the turnstiles... people stop to put away their passes, wait on the kids, get the ESV's, pick up strollers, look at bakery..... that whole area is packed!!..

Then the bottleneck up by the cave entrance going through there... especially at christmas time!!

So really,  3 problem areas....    have to see what the PTB come up with... ;D

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Other Parks / Re: Wonders of Wildlife opens Sept 22nd....
« on: September 08, 2017, 04:26:10 PM »
...at the prices he is wanting it best be special.

Best be "Real" special...  I suppose I will go once to check it out... 

I went several times in its past life (10 years ago) ;D,  really enjoyed what they had and the prics..

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 08, 2017, 04:18:33 PM »

The lockers have been moved to BOH (supposedly over by Brown's) for now but I imagine they'll reappear when the new ride opens
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I am sure they will, that is a perfect area for that set of lockers.. I always see someone using them. :D

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 08, 2017, 10:12:06 AM »
Maybe, just maybe, we'll see something happen with the entrance widening/overhaul that we've been assuming has to happen any year now?

I look for that to happen this winter. :-\ :-\     At least take down the wall and rework that part.   

I personally am hoping they dont take out the little "creek" area just inside the wall, maybe just a wider functional bridge or crossing of some kind ;D

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 08, 2017, 07:30:34 AM »
Sounds like Magic Shop and the former TNT arch is gone now.  Apparently a new construction fence has popped up around the area that stretches out to Valley Road.  Poke Salad Mary's is also behind the fence but apparently is surviving this revamp of the area.  Not sure if any of the other structures are leaving.  I have to think that they'll want to open up the area to make crowd flow better.  Taking out that planter between TNT Potties and Christmas Hollow would go a long way to help flow.

That just happened in the last few days then... moving fast in that area.. took advantage of park being closed for 3 days.. thats impressive..
   
that planter is in the way,  But with magic shop gone. and TnT arch gone.. that will make a big difference..

Did they move the lockers?  about had to didnt they?

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Other Parks / Wonders of Wildlife opens Sept 22nd....
« on: September 07, 2017, 03:08:27 PM »
I saw this info on the 1Branson.. Good info on Prices and Misc....

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. The new Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium is selling tickets for the opening in late September.

The grand opening is Friday, September 22.

Wonders of Wildlife consists of an all-*new 1.5-*million-*gallon aquarium adventure showcasing 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds, combined with a wildlife museum offering an amazing tour of the wildest places on earth. The 350,000-*square foot experience is larger than the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and features more than 1.5 miles of immersive trails and exhibits that celebrate people who hunt, fish, and act as stewards of the land and water.

TIMED ENTRY: Guests strongly encouraged to purchase admission tickets in advance Due to anticipated demand and to ensure the best possible experience for guests, timed entry is required for all general admission guests. Guests are strongly encouraged to purchase general admission tickets online at www.wondersofwildlife.org, where visitors will be prompted to select and reserve a specific arrival time. All times are available on a first-*come, first-*serve basis.

ADMISSION: Timed entry tickets are required for guests visiting Wonders of Wildlife.

HOURS: Open daily from 10 a.m. 8 p.m. (5 p.m. on off-*peak dates to be announced)

Preview Opening: Thursday, September 21: Preview tours for conservation leaders, public officials and significant donors

Grand Opening: Friday, September 22: A day of celebration and grand opening to members and general public via timed entry (timed entry not required for members)

TICKETS: There are tickets available for the wildlife galleries, the aquarium adventure or combo tickets that include both. For adults, the aquarium is $29.95. If you want to see just the wildlife galleries, that will cost $14.95. You can buy a combo ticket for both at $39.95. Children 4-11 will cost $19.95 for the aquarium, $9.95 for the wildlife galleries and $23.95 for the combo ticket. Children 3 and younger are free.

BEST VALUE: Annual Memberships offering unlimited visits:

Annual memberships provide the best value, offering families and outdoor enthusiasts a full year of unlimited visits plus other special privileges. Three levels of membership are available:

Membership Level Price Benefits:
Individual Annual Membership $95 (One designated adult)
Family Annual Membership $250 (Two designated adults, plus your children or grandchildren under 18)

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 06, 2017, 07:49:50 AM »
Those are some great pics of the west side of the project...   The gate was open on the East side so I took one more set of pictures...  MAN!!  this thing goes up and down and around and weaves in and out!!

AWESOME PHOTOS!!!  Thank you for sharing.  For those without Facebook, we just added Sanddunerider's photos
http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2017/09/time-traveler-construction-sdc_5.html

Thanks, They look great on your page..  I thought 1 more set of pics, since they are 99% complete would be interesting to us all..  I was surprised to find the gate open on Sunday, and I didnt see any workers..

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Branson Talk / Re: Classic Motor Inn 2017 417-334-6991 (talk to Katy, K.D.)
« on: September 06, 2017, 07:09:13 AM »
Hi, everyone!  I seldom get time to come on here, but I want to thank you all for staying with us at Classic Motor Inn. . . With the Country Music Weekend coming up, and then the opening of the National Crafts and Cowboy Festival, we hope to see many of you in Branson this month!  Give us a call for reservations!  We look forward to seeing you!

 Welcome KD!,  Glad to see you on the site...   We had another great stay over Labor Day weekend again.,,  Thanks

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2017 Meet ups..
« on: September 05, 2017, 06:01:51 PM »
We will be coming down again Nov3-12. Maybe catch you then.

1st weekend in November? We should be there. Try to never miss Opening weekend for Christmas.!

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