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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: September 01, 2020, 10:05:38 PM »
How wet you get is dependent on weight distribution and how many people are in your boat. Our boat 6 adults and 2 children. I’ve never gotten so wet on a ride. The boy behind us was also our family. They had 2 adults and 2 children. None of them were nearly as wet as those in our boat. I’d imagine a boat would 1-2 people would have a very different experience. 

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: July 04, 2020, 03:21:01 PM »
And.....we missed it by 24 hours. They are letting riders on today.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: July 02, 2020, 02:13:47 PM »
Going tomorrow!  Hoping the need some Guinea pigs!

^ I stand corrected.  I was so excited to see that they are still going to do the Sagebrush Sadie show that I typed the wrong theatre.  :D

So are we!  It’s the only show we really go to. I just didn’t want others to not check their app.

Very happy to see that the Sagebrush Sadie Saloon show is back- it's now playing at the Dockside Theatre!

App shows it at the boatworks theater.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: OPENING JUNE 13, 2020
« on: June 08, 2020, 02:54:23 PM »
One of my season pass tickets is not working. So I try to call the number...impossible to get hold of them. It just hangs up after saying they are getting high call volume. I have tried sending an e-mail on Silver Dollar City website, but they are not responding.

Need to get this fixed as I am going up end of this week, Needless to say, but I am very unhappy with their service. >:(

Saturday and Sunday are both booked up. Might want to look at other days.

Other Parks / Dogpatch USA sells for $1.12 million
« on: June 05, 2020, 06:10:07 PM »
Rumor has it that it was bought by Johnny Morris. Article is below.

The abandoned Dogpatch USA theme park in northwest Arkansas has been sold for $1.12 million, according to paperwork filed in Newton County Circuit Court in Jasper.
The buyer is Down By the Falls LLC, which was incorporated in Delaware on May 28 but has a Springfield, Mo., residential address.

Cantrell-Griffin Business Brokers of Springdale announced the sale Wednesday, saying the buyer was unnamed and the sale amount was undisclosed.
"The new owner's plans for the property were not divulged but his representative assured it will be good for Arkansas," according to a short news release that described the property as a "400-acre nature and water wonderland."

Stewart Nance, one of the listing agents, said he couldn't provide more information because of a confidentiality agreement.
"All of us are hopeful the new owner will help restore the area and make it available to the public, but no plans were divulged," Nance said.
Springfield, Mo., is home to the headquarters of Bass Pro Shops. Attempts to reach Johnny Morris, Bass Pro's founder and CEO, were unsuccessful Thursday.
Morris developed Big Cedar Lodge and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, both of which are in southern Missouri only a few miles from the Arkansas state line.
Jeff Clifton, an agent with Mossy Oak Properties, said he also had the Dogpatch property listed for sale.
"It's closed, sold and funded," Clifton said.
Clifton said the buyer's agent was Booker Cox III of Foggy River Realty in Hollister, Mo.
Both Clifton and Cox also said they couldn't provide additional information because of confidentiality agreements.
Charles "Bud" Pelsor, one of the previous owners of Dogpatch, said the same.
Doing business as Great American Spillproof Products Inc., Pelsor and his business partners -- James and Susan Robertson of Newbury Park, Calif. -- bought the Dogpatch property for $2 million in 2014. Besides a $1 million promissory note, they paid $1 million.
Pelsor envisioned turning Dogpatch into an "ecotourism village," but those plans soon fell through.
Pelsor had been trying to sell the Dogpatch property since 2016, with the asking price dropping from $3 million to $1.25 million.
Nance, who lives in Eureka Springs, his son John Pruett Nance of Rogers and their attorney Gregory Brent Baber of Little Rock held the mortgage on the property.
The mortgage holders filed suit in September against Great American Spillproof Products after it fell behind on lease payments and missed a balloon payment for the total amount due in August.
The Robertsons are listed as defendants in the lawsuit, along with David "Shawn" Smith, who had a $2,840 lien on the property.
The Robertsons took out a second mortgage on the property in 2014 in the amount of $1.2 million, according to the lawsuit.
A decree of foreclosure indicated Great American Spillproof Products owed $1,031,885 on the 400-acre property.
Dogpatch was to be sold on the Newton County Courthouse steps in a foreclosure auction March 3, but then a "solid buyer" surfaced, Nance said in February. The auction was postponed for two months pending contract negotiations.
Nance said he couldn't reveal the buyer's name then either.
Constructed in 1967 for $1.33 million, Dogpatch USA originally featured a trout farm, buggy and horseback rides, an apiary, Ozark arts and crafts, gift shops and entertainment by characters from Al Capp's Li'l Abner comic strip, according to the Central Arkansas Library System's Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Amusement rides were added later.
In 1968, the first full year of operation, the general manager reported that Dogpatch had 300,000 visitors.
Metro on 06/05/2020

Sunday the 14th!

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC postpones opening!!
« on: March 23, 2020, 06:35:46 PM »
At least May

Random Talk / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 20, 2020, 06:08:40 PM »
Stone county has announced similar restrictions. Not as long on their order though.

Random Talk / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 19, 2020, 09:38:53 PM »
Looks like maybe May 16 for an opening date?  Ugh.

Random Talk / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 12, 2020, 08:00:21 PM »
Disney world-closed. Which sucks because our local hs band was already on busses headed there to play

Production companies are laying off their employees for 2-3 months. This is caused by cancelled concerts, events, and expos.

The MIAA has postponed all events.

March madness-cancelled

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC Christmas Ornament Check List
« on: November 04, 2019, 06:40:57 AM »
Yep!  Got ours yesterday. “Joy in the town square”.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: November 03, 2019, 09:28:37 PM »
What an awesome day at the city!  The weather was beautiful and attendance was on the low side. We rarely waited in line for anything at all. We saw the saloon show. They did a great job. We didn’t see any other shows. I like the new location for Rudolph and the bumble. Santa had no line. Outlaw run photos are working again. Percys was actually open.  That’s the first time in 2 months we’ve been there and able to eat there.

The new tree is...large. It’s cool but I’ll miss the old one. I do like the new lighting scheme and light around the town square. We rode the train and grandpa talked about it being “almost thanksgiving”. No photos of mystic river finals as we rode the train after dark.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2020 Season Passes
« on: November 01, 2019, 12:57:15 PM »
Is this for the two park or the one park?

They have also changed the free BAF tickets.

FREE March 17 - May 17 (Not valid 4/4)
$30 May 26 - June 12
$30 July 25 - August 9
FREE August 17 - September 18 (Not valid September 5 & 6)
FREE November 29 - December 30 (Not valid Saturdays)

The whole reason we buy season passes was for all the FREE tickets. 30.00 is still a good deal. I am still not thrilled about this change though.

I am okay with the increase in price BECAUSE they now have a 9 month payment plan.

With that being said, we will NOT be buying this year. I just dont like the changes happening. Not my cup of tea.

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