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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Numbers today
« on: December 26, 2017, 11:04:55 AM »


Does anyone know what the plan is for 465?  Will it ever be extended south or over into Branson? 

Just looking a Google looks like they could cut a road through/by lot 5 east to 265 (easier said than done in the hills) and create another feeder road to the lots/Indian Point.  Not sure if that would make it any better or worse for SDC traffic and the locals but in my mind it might relieve some of the backup of 76 if people could in in through 265.  SDC would have to figure out how to handle the 2nd traffic flow though....or have them do a u turn on Indian Point....I don't know of a major park that has two traffic entrances (most have paid parking booths to go through).

It will NEVER extend to SDC, not designed for that..

It is supposed to go south and east and tie into 165 north of TR lake,,BUT that wont happen until there is something major happening at CC or another location justifies it.... (maybe a new waterpark and resort area ::)) After there is steady, traffic demand.....then maybe extend 465..

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Numbers today
« on: December 26, 2017, 08:19:06 AM »
This weeks numbers will be interesting,most of the shows in Branson are done for the season, everyone out of school, holiday over and COLD weather....

"Time" will tell. ;D

Branson Talk / Re: New Showboat Branson Belle survey
« on: December 25, 2017, 08:03:26 PM »
Personally, I would rather see the current type of show, 

rather than a production number of one of the "classics"

Branson Talk / Re: Hotel discounts
« on: December 25, 2017, 08:04:01 AM »
We stayed at Classic Motor Inn a week ago and had a delightful time. As always there is never enough time to do everything we want and we are never ready to go home!  Thanks for the budget friendly hospitality!

Welcome to the group, and glad you had a good stay at Classic..

Random Talk / Christmas Check In...
« on: December 24, 2017, 10:34:47 AM »
Merry Christmas to everyone here on the board and your families.   Safe travels and good health to all..

About 1 " of fresh white snow this morning.. feels cold with a 9 degree wind chill and the sun is shining..

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Numbers today
« on: December 24, 2017, 09:13:01 AM »
FYI- Sat number...    14,500.     

Branson Talk / Re: Uber in Branson
« on: December 23, 2017, 10:48:03 AM »
I know that several of the entertainers and other theatre employees are doing the Uber thing as additional income..  Great chance for them to make additional money to make ends meet.. ;D.   

For that reason, AND that reason I might consider using that service....  LOL.   BUT i would have their direct phone numbers.  I wouldnt trust the "dispatch" system... 

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Numbers today
« on: December 23, 2017, 10:10:27 AM »
Itís time for another flex building and anothe broadway show.  I suggest the building be past Firemanís Landing in that parking lot and when they donít need it, it could be backstage.

Why wouldnt they demo out the old Riverfront building and redesign and rebuild on that spot?  that would keep foot traffic down in that area..

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Numbers today
« on: December 22, 2017, 10:30:13 PM »
Friday   12-22-17,    only 8,000 people....... ;D

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Numbers today
« on: December 22, 2017, 08:02:22 AM »
Yes, Expecting 11,000 people....  LOL.  SURPRISE!!

Friends of mine in the Branson area were posting and making comments about the 2-3 drive wait line as well...  (so much for the new hiway work on 76 fising that problem, lol).

No info on how long wait was "after" they got parked, and were able to get into the park...

FINAL Number for Thursday..... 24,000 people..!!   :o :o...    (i am a little surprised at 4,000 people going in after 6pm.)

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Numbers today
« on: December 21, 2017, 06:42:35 PM »
WOW!!   Schools out + nice weather + Christmas at SDC  = PEOPLE!!!

as of 6:00,  over 20,000 people..

Branson Talk / Re: New Waterpark proposed for Branson area
« on: December 21, 2017, 08:34:23 AM »
The Westgate one is tiny though... from what I recall it's more like an indoor pool with a couple extra amenities and a slide or two. This would potentially be an actual water park that would rival any competitor.

And yeah, it sounds like it will be down in the valley below SOTH and north of Celebration City... the actual Mutton Hollow area.

I believe the Westgate Facility is supposed to be 50,000 sf..

Yeah, but check out the similarly sized Westgate facility near Pigeon Forge. It's not just the floorsize, but how they build it. The Westgate version seems aimed at young kids.

Plus these things seem to scale exponentially after 50,000 sf or so. Just from browsing around at various water park resorts, the ones' over 70,000 sf seem to have a lot more slides and major features.

The location plan is interesting... going to have to find a larger version. I thought that road was supposed to be the terminus of the mountain highway?

$422 million is a mega project for Branson though. Let's hope this gets off the ground - could have a snow ball effect.

The westgate facility is being built more for the condo/time share patrons. Consider it "Bragging" rights and advertisement.  Although I am sure it will be open to public, at a premium cost..

I would also like to see a "map" of proposed new waterpark site, with floorplan of building and property usage..  LOL..  The description in news release, and what is actual in the area doesnt really match. :o :o

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Numbers today
« on: December 19, 2017, 07:42:37 AM »
Final number for sat 23,500.
I'm surprised. I was told that at one point they were actually turning away people because it was too crowded. Must have been the crowd timing.

Very well could be, according to my numbers, over 8,000 people went through the gate between 4;00 and 7:00, thats 8,000 people parking cars, catching trams, getting tickets,  and walking in to the gate area in less than 3 hours. :o :o...
AND lets be honest most of them probably arrived before 5;30-6 in order to catch the parade and first tree lighting... ;D ;D

THATS LOTS OF BODIES!! in a short amount of time..

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Numbers today
« on: December 18, 2017, 09:30:43 PM »
I really wish they had some sort of counter or gauge on the app that said how busy they were or the people count.  They have the ride wait times but that is worthless, especially now with this new updated app.  We are going down Wednesday thru Friday.  Hopefully that won't be too bad.  I am not interested in the parade as we have already seen it.

yea.... thats not going to happen..  The PTB would not want the public to know how many people are in park.. People would change there mind after checking the app, afraid of the crowds..

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: December 18, 2017, 01:06:10 PM »
IMHO. I still think the spin is going to start at the launch, not at the first "turn"   .  I am pretty sure the spin, speed of spin, and the braking---ALL will be controlled by the magnetic braking system. 
OR at the very least the spin will be started mechanically...

"time" will show us all how it works, AND I am not trying to get into a pissing contest with anyone about this.

Just my thoughts, and what (I think) I understand about this system

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