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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: SDC Ride Timeline review
« on: March 23, 2019, 03:40:58 PM »
Branson Tri-Lakes just published an article (free reading)  about the removal of the Lost River. The article also has a timeline of the rides at SDC plus mentions some that have come and gone such as BuzzSaw Falls.

Who in the world would compare the Diving Bell with Disney's 20,000 Leagues???  Only someone who doesn't know anything about the Diving Bell!   :o :P

That caused me to read the article.   ;D

Branson Talk / Re: Plans for Ride the Ducks Location
« on: March 21, 2019, 01:22:34 PM »
We own a business in town and non-stop we hear people asking what there is to do other than shows. Many aren't interested in the shows at all, but are very interested in new attractions. The Stampede is extremely popular as is Sight and Sound and a few other shows. But, families are looking for Ziplines, hiking, stuff like Fritz's, Wonderworks, the new aquarium, sky coasters, mountain coasters, etc. Of course SDC is often top on people's list. They also are being drawn to nice resorts like Big Cedar and spending much of their time there as opposed to shows and other stuff.

You are right about being drawn to nice resorts such as Big Cedar.  It is always crowded at the restaurants, bars, and coffee house there - I mean every time we go; no matter what time of day.  It always surprises me to see the number of families there.  Buzzard Bar has families with kids in there at 10:00 at night.  I haven't been to the new fun house or climbing structure but a friend has, and says there were a lot of people in there doing bumper boats, video games, bowling.  Our friend went in there in the evening with his daughter for a late dinner because they couldn't get into Buzzard Bar for pizza.

Branson Talk / Re: Plans for Ride the Ducks Location
« on: March 21, 2019, 09:42:08 AM »
Yep!  thats just what Branson needs... 

More games. :-\

And butt ugly too. Another Albatross on the landscape.

Yeah, the illustration is gaudy.

Jane Dough Subs.

Where is Jane Dough Subs?

Branson Hill Pkwy - great soup and sandwiches!

My favorites are Keeter Center, Branson Centre Stage, Cantina Lareda, and Jane Dough Subs.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: March 18, 2019, 05:29:18 PM »
I wondered the same thing.

Branson Talk / Re: 2018 Branson Attendance.
« on: March 18, 2019, 02:07:10 PM »
DC is the 2 main reason for people coming to town.

Here was my response.:
Perfect example of why the Shows and Venues in town need to improve yearly, and be supported by the city government. I was surprised to see that visitors avereage 3.4 shows per visit.. Another solid number.

I would like to know WHO they are asking and where they are asking them.  If SDC has 12000 on a median day.  They are second behind shows, but there are not 10000 seats in theaters in Branson that are filled daily.  I think they are wanting to assist the theaters with these numbers.  Lots of theaters 20% full.  How are they getting a larger response than the big buy pulling in 10000?  The numbers dont add up to me.  Not reflecting on show quality in any way but lots of shows struggle in todays changing environment.  Am I off base for questioning this or does this make sense?  Nut-shelling, do you think more people are seeing shows than going to SDC on a daily bases?  I think in the 80's 90's but lots of theaters have closed.

I question there numbers, also.  The only full show I've been to in a year was the Grand Jubilee.  Most days at SDC have been full!!!  I've said for a few years that many visitors are migrating to lake activities.  Seldom do we ever find a cove without other boats anchored any more.  Try finding a slip without making reservations months in advance.  We used to make last minute trips and call for a slip at the last minute without and problems. And, talking to a lot of these boaters - they aren't going to shows, and when they come into town to eat - they do a couple activities with the family, and head back to the hotel for boating the next day.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Opening Day at SDC
« on: March 18, 2019, 01:51:43 PM »
Last time I was on the Belle, I enjoyed it, but I really only watched the last few minutes of the show and spent my time on the upper deck.  Hubs and I were the only ones up there for the ride, and it was nice!

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC Times 2019
« on: March 18, 2019, 01:48:37 PM »
That is odd!  I hope they never sell it.  If they own it, you know it will always be kept up.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« on: March 12, 2019, 01:55:16 PM »
Looks like Opening Day is going to be a complete washout

Yup, cold and rainy today.  Heavier rain tomorrow and very windy Thur. 

Branson Talk / Re: The Branson Coaster Addition?
« on: March 11, 2019, 05:33:48 PM »
Is it the one that's supposed to be about 176 ft., looks like a wind turbine with rotating blades, and spins you forwards and backwards?  I read about it in a newspaper somewhere, but can't remember all the details. 

Branson Talk / Re: Classic Motor Inn - 2019 - K.D.
« on: March 09, 2019, 02:30:46 PM »
Good for her!

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Season Pass extras question
« on: March 03, 2019, 02:46:22 PM »
What magazine?

For years there was a card in the season pass packet for you to select a magazine: Midwest Living, Family Circle, or a few other selections. You filled out the card and sent it in and got the magazine for a year. sent it in requesting a refund and got $6 back per ticket purchased.

Random Talk / Re: Winter 2018-2019, what to do?
« on: March 03, 2019, 02:43:15 PM »
We didn't get the snow that was predicted other than a dusting, but,  -2 tomorrow will be chilly for this area! I've had enough of reading, sewing, fly tying, movies, cooking shows, and unpacking.  I'm data restricted with satellite internet (still trying to get used to it), so that's a bummer. One good thing a long winter did, was give us time to unpack and put this house know, since it took the builder 9 months longer than it should to build it!! I AM ready for fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, picnics, traveling, and Echo Hollow summer concerts! BRING ON THE SPRING!

Branson Talk / Re: 'Skyscraper" - New Attraction for Branson.
« on: February 25, 2019, 10:03:01 AM »
It should be sunny, warm and dry for the next 3 days, so maybe work will progress.

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