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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« Last post by Okiebenz on September 21, 2019, 09:15:48 PM »
Dang I should have made a trip up there Thursday or Friday.  I start a new job next week so will not be up there as often for "work".

I wonder if part of the problem is they have pushed so many people in there the last few years people are tired of the huge crowds and just not going as much.
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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« Last post by chittlins on September 21, 2019, 07:39:21 PM »
It's been blanking hot. Need fall weather.
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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« Last post by sanddunerider on September 21, 2019, 05:28:59 PM »
This is troubling. Big changes will come to the park if the numbers don't improve. It doesn't make sense to me that SDC is struggling while the six flags and cedar fair parks are surging. It's not like SDC is even that much more expensive, or has that fewer rides. I think the older generation that SDC has relied on to fill out it's numbers has finally moved on or been priced out. You guys aren't going to like what they will probably do to pander to the younger generations...

Really hope Pumpkin nights are a success.

Yes, these are poor numbers... The PTB "expected" 4500 on thursday, and 5500 on friday, and actually only about 1/2 that many showed up.

This summers numbers just seem weak to me.. I dont have the "connection" to find out if numbers are up? down? or WAAYY down?.   

Maybes someone else here can check with the PR dept and verify.. I would like to know.. 

We can only hope for a strong next 3 1/2 months, 

I dont think their country music days drew the crowd they were looking for, however I do know the local artists that played have a good local following and several of the bransonites did come out to watch them..  the artists- Billy Yates, Eastern Heights, The  Missouri Ploughboys and Matt Gumm are all local that either are in shows in town, and in bands after hours or do both..    obviously the local names wont or probalby did not draw people from to far away, since their name wasnt reconized.   Although Billy Yates is a very well country artist local, nationally and worldwide..

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« Last post by biscuitcreek on September 21, 2019, 11:37:16 AM »
This is troubling. Big changes will come to the park if the numbers don't improve. It doesn't make sense to me that SDC is struggling while the six flags and cedar fair parks are surging. It's not like SDC is even that much more expensive, or has that fewer rides. I think the older generation that SDC has relied on to fill out it's numbers has finally moved on or been priced out. You guys aren't going to like what they will probably do to pander to the younger generations...

Really hope Pumpkin nights are a success.


Do we really know that these are unusual numbers?  This is the first time I've seen daily numbers like this on the forum.  I do know that September is the month of lowest revenue in retail and restaurant business; maybe that has always translated to tourism as well.

I took some time to look at September 2018 trip reports. How-do Folks said that on Friday the 14th the park was not busy at all. Sirwillow reported on the 15th that the park was "a bit on the crowded side but not overwhelming". Jemmicat went on the 16th and mentioned the traffic. Gilligan reported on the 19th that she was surprised at the number of people there on a Wednesday. On Sunday the 24th Okiebenz reported that the crowds were light and all the rides they rode were walk on but TT had a line.

Last year was the last year of the Cowboy Festival so there were extra activities and crafts during the day in September.  I don't think the entertainment during the day for Country Music Days was a big draw for people this year.
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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: New ads? Craft Days and Pumpkin Nights
« Last post by Duelist on September 21, 2019, 11:14:40 AM »
We just heard an ad for Pumpkin Nights on the radio here in Central Arkansas. 
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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« Last post by History Buff on September 21, 2019, 10:45:25 AM »
This is troubling. Big changes will come to the park if the numbers don't improve. It doesn't make sense to me that SDC is struggling while the six flags and cedar fair parks are surging. It's not like SDC is even that much more expensive, or has that fewer rides. I think the older generation that SDC has relied on to fill out it's numbers has finally moved on or been priced out. You guys aren't going to like what they will probably do to pander to the younger generations...

Really hope Pumpkin nights are a success.

Do we really know that these are unusual numbers?  This is the first time I've seen daily numbers like this on the forum.  I do know that September is the month of lowest revenue in retail and restaurant business; maybe that has always translated to tourism as well.
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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« Last post by shavethewhales on September 21, 2019, 10:29:34 AM »
This is troubling. Big changes will come to the park if the numbers don't improve. It doesn't make sense to me that SDC is struggling while the six flags and cedar fair parks are surging. It's not like SDC is even that much more expensive, or has that fewer rides. I think the older generation that SDC has relied on to fill out it's numbers has finally moved on or been priced out. You guys aren't going to like what they will probably do to pander to the younger generations...

Really hope Pumpkin nights are a success.
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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« Last post by sanddunerider on September 21, 2019, 09:34:25 AM »
Friday - - 2600 people?  wow!!
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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« Last post by sanddunerider on September 20, 2019, 06:51:08 AM »
Last thursday   9-13   2900 people

this thursdy 9-20        2700 people
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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
« Last post by mg on September 19, 2019, 11:51:29 PM »
Less than 2 weeks until our Disneyland trip...
Can't tell you how excited I am for this one.  Actually going to start posting count down videos for it, we're that excited.

We were there about this time last year. It was my first Disney trip. We are headed back again this year at the beginning of December for Christmas.
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