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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: June 14, 2019, 09:44:32 PM »
We were back at the city this morning.  We were there at opening and headed for TT first since we did not ride it yesterday.  It was about a 20 minute wait by that point.  We then headed toward the train but was not going to wait in that line.  Then we went to PK and it was walk on, rode the front row.  Walked on to WF, then headed to FITH and walked on twice.  Walked right on to TGS.  After that stopped by the RB and let the kid shoot water at passing boats for a while.  We heard the train coming so headed up there.  Station was full and we were toward the back, but when the gates opened we got right on the front row of car 3.  The show only had 1 robber and was a little different but had most of the same jokes as always.  I did not really see anything different.  After the train we left right around noon.  Headed into town and was going to eat at Billy Bobs because the kid wanted to, but the place was full and there were about 25 people standing around waiting to get seated.  I really do not see the big attraction with that place.  It seems overpriced, cash only, no free refills on drinks etc.

Sounds like a good visit overall....
I also dont get the Billy Bob's attraction..?  I know people swear by the place, best burgers in town, and obviously they have a great following, i just go else where.

The one big thing I do for food in Branson, is I ALWAYS eat a locally owned businesses.   I am a firm believer in support the local/mom and pop places if at all possible.  Usually better food, good portions and less money..

I don't get it either, Sand.  I tried twice - first time took an hr. to get coffee, and the second time coffee arrived at the same time as the pancakes after about an hr. wait, and no refills.  Both times, my pancakes were like pudding in the middle.  I could only eat the edges and after complaining, we never saw another waitress at our table. Done!

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: May 18, 2019, 10:03:19 AM »
Oh yeah I dunno if this adds to the rumor and speculation that FITH is going away (or at least in its current form) but on my way out yesterday I noticed in the hospitality house a whole display dedicated to FITH merchandise placed on clearance. Considering what has been discussed on here, it does seem a bit alarming.

I purchased two shot glasses nonetheless.

I looked for this yesterday, but didn't see it.  However, there was a clearance rack in the Marketplace that had the shot glasses for 88 cents.  Score!

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: May 16, 2019, 12:50:04 PM »
I dont think you will see the "hillbilly" look come back to Echo Hollow, 
If they are indeed trying to get in some big names. 
It will need to be more modern look, or in this case...... A very neutral look,
Just needs to be updated in size and "mechanics"..  as it is now.

I cant make an honest excuse for it.  Hillbilly was not the only way they could have gone with a theme.  I believe this was a big mistake.

Yeah, I agree. A few others sitting nearby, including a couple of kids, were commenting that they thought maybe it wasn't finished and are hoping they would bring back the theming.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: May 15, 2019, 04:13:52 PM »
I asked one of the workers that I often talk with what was going on with Echo Hollow.  The story is that Sherry Herschend was in the green room last season and was appalled at the condition and size of it.  She wanted it brought up to speed so they can attract big name bands.  Thus, the new Echol Hollow!  Will it remain as is, very plain and unassuming?  I was told that yes, it would remain as is.  New equipment and staging was purchased to improve sound and performance.  I hoped they would bring back the old look, but it appears that it's not going to happen.

Why are they blacked out for tomorrow?

Looks like tonight's Echo Hollow show got moved inside - Red Gold?

Might be hard to do it in Red Gold since they've got all of the BBQ stuff in there.  Opera House maybe?  I'd be interested to hear where they did it and how it worked out.

I haven't been in there during the BBQ fest for a couple years, but they used to have bands playing in there on the stage.  Wouldn't it be easy to stage if it's already set up for that?

I was at that Spinners concert, also.  I asked about cancellations - both by calling and asking one of the docents working at the show,  and the answer was unless it's lightning, the show goes on.

Branson Talk / Re: Classic Motor Inn - 2019 - K.D.
« on: April 18, 2019, 01:34:57 PM »
^ what they said - and for the same reasons I'd prefer to buy American made products - I want my fellow countrymen to make the product and benefit from it.

I finally got to view your video.  I liked it!  Keep posting them!

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: I am a complete moron
« on: April 13, 2019, 04:04:07 PM »
I hope you get it back, but be sure and let us know how all this turned out.  I've never used "phone locate" before, but good info to know.  Mine fell onto the floor in a bathroom in Maui, and I was in panic mode.  Hubs called my number and left a msg. to whoever might find it, and - I got it back! A Starbucks employee found it, heard it ringing, and answered it.  Talk about a stroke of luck (and an honest person)!

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: April 08, 2019, 05:40:29 PM »
The asphalt dudes showed up today, so I got my fix of the SDC smell!  ;D Now ff the park goes all "cementy", I can just walk down my driveway and take it in.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Season Passes?
« on: April 05, 2019, 05:08:19 PM »
I looked!  Sorry I can't help you.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Season Passes?
« on: April 04, 2019, 09:02:30 PM »
I don't remember getting anything about Tracks, but I'll gladly trade you.  I'll check tomorrow when I'm home.

Well, I asked my upper 30'something son what would bring him to Branson.  He said lake activities would come first. Then, he'd go to SDC, Taneycomo, fishing, the Landing (maybe once to look around and eat), trail riding, 4 wheeling, a zip line (once), and scuba diving. He'd look to stay at a place that had on-site activities such as Big Cedar for the boat/gear rentals, spa, restaurants, night entertainment.  Would he keep returning to Branson? "No, why would I want to do the same thing over and over?" I'd rather do the things I like in new and different places." He likes coming here to do things with us, but he'd rather dive, fish, hike, trail ride, cycle, and "adventure" in new places all the time. That makes a lot of sense to me.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: March 27, 2019, 03:20:51 PM »
I'm not a fan of the concrete either.  I've dislike every time asphalt around the park is replaced with concrete.  Asphalt isn't as glaring and fits in better with the natural look of the park. 

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