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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: June 07, 2018, 09:07:09 AM »
Sand, I'm not supporting Starbucks AT ALL, but they did support the troops during the Iraqi war when my son was there as a Captain. He talked about it.  Not sure about 3 or 4 yrs. ago...what's the story there?

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: June 06, 2018, 12:18:37 PM »
I wish they would turn the new place into a coffee shop.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: June 04, 2018, 10:40:38 AM »
Freeman Medical was there Sat. acc. to an Echo Hollow docent.  It was crowded at the Three Dog Night concert - more crowded than I've ever seen it. And, that brought with it a number of rude, hostile people.  I think even standing room only was full. Some of the workers had a rough night and were apologizing for bad behavior witnessed.  In spite of the few "entitled ones", it was a great concert and a lot of fun!

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Need some ticket help
« on: May 28, 2018, 10:17:11 PM »
I think you can still get a $40 ticket for Thursdays only at Country Mart (local grocery store in Branson West).

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There's a discount for SP holders with "dinner and a show".  Last night's dinner was pulled pork sandwich, slaw, ice tea or water, and pineapple upside down cake. It was good, easy enough to hear the music, but hard to hear anyone speaking with the roller coaster running.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: May 28, 2018, 05:45:54 PM »
I was there yesterday, also.  It was more crowded than I've seen this year, but I rarely go on a weekend.  Crowd was manageable and we didn't have any trouble getting into any show.  Michael Cleveland's first show was cancelled - it was announced he was stuck in traffic.  We got there very early anticipating traffic, and it was a wise decision.  The Ricky Skaggs concert surprised me quite a bit.  They set up early for a crowd. I'm sure this was based on last year when the line last year was out past the gate.  This year they let people in early.  I had a dinner on the Culinary School which meant a very good view of Echo Hollow.  It wasn't full! Plenty of people there, but not in every square inch like last year. As the evening rolled on, more and more people left early to the point that whole rows were empty.  Not sure why that happened, but I hear there were many complaints about not being able to hear because of Time Traveler.  At one point Ricky made a joke while trying to talk and asked, "Hey, does anyone know there's something going on here?"  ;D From the porch, it was very difficult to hear what he was saying and many other diners also commented, so not sure I'll do that again.  Still, a very good concert. Well, I guess I should've just posted this in trip reports.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: May 22, 2018, 01:23:26 PM »
I just checked the Fall schedule and Kent Rollins will be back.  In fact, you can join him and Buck Taylor for a dinner at the Culinary School on select dates for $160 a couple.  Yikes! That's a bit steep for 2 hrs. of entertainment.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: May 21, 2018, 06:10:07 PM »
Yup, I have to agree with Sand and Shave.  The music is great, but they may as well call just call it The Bluegrass Festival.  I miss the sauce tasting and the bbq tools that were marketed.  I ran into a guy that was featuring a few different ways to bbq last year, demonstrating with mini lessons, and had samples of brisket, tri tip, pork, etc.  He said the guy that worked for their store was from Kansas - they hire him a few times a year to give lessons.  They hired him for the festival this year, checked out why they weren't being invited back by the City and was told they were no longer doing anything with vendors.  I wonder if that means Kent Rollins won't be back during the Fall cowboy days.

Did anyone notice the lights are now left on at the Opera House and Riverfront Theatre? Neither hubs or I remembered them being left on during the performance before.  They are dimmed, but definitely on.

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No! Just no! Or, wait until I can get there and walk out with the sign.  ;D

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Thank you, Willow.  I wasn't arguing with you - I know it's not a park.  That was my public service announcement for those that need to know.  But, there is no extreme version of celiac - if you have it, you have it - same damage done regardless of how much you do or do not consume.  But, thanks for the reassurance about the Belle. I'll consider it during a non busy time of year, but I'm also sneaking in my own food in case I see something suspect.  ;D  I had a friend who tried it, and did not get a safe meal. 

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A coffee and tea shop would've been nice there.

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Bringing no more food in the park will be the end of SDC for me and several family members with the same food issues.  We travel by necessity with a doctor's note needing to take our own food.  If I can't bring it in, I'm definitely done. There are under 3 things in the park that I can safely eat.

I don't know of ANY park that doesn't allow food into the park in the case of those with restricted diets because of allergies or illnesses.  Even those that generally ban food from being brought into the park will make exceptions for babies, small children, and those with illnesses.  I really don't think that's something you'll ever need to worry about happening at SDC.

Just an FYI for those that need to know - You are not allowed to take your own meal on the Branson Belle.  I went round and round with them about it.  They assured me a safe meal could be provided (gluten free for a celiac), and I highly doubt it knowing the care to prep work that must take place in a kitchen serving meals to hundred of others at the same time.  The kitchen manager personally called me a few days later to let me know they promised it would be safe and that all I needed to do was alert my server. In other words, not safe for a celiac.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Fire In the Hole/Flooded Mine
« on: May 18, 2018, 01:31:41 PM »
Shave, the hubs is in a group with a gentlemen that worked at SDC for years and years. He retired from a prestigious park character position the year before the corporation took over.  I wish I could've heard the conversation they had.  Hubs came home talking about it.  He essentially talked about most of the things you said in the above post. 

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I want the sign!

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Bringing no more food in the park will be the end of SDC for me and several family members with the same food issues.  We travel by necessity with a doctor's note needing to take our own food.  If I can't bring it in, I'm definitely done. There are under 3 things in the park that I can safely eat.

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