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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Fire In The Hole Bump
« Last post by Parson B Ready on November 11, 2019, 08:48:52 PM »
I had the chance to talk to Brad Thomas about Fire in the Hole. I expressed my concern about all the rumors I've heard surrounding Fire in th Hole.  He told that he is very much aware of how much this ride means to us.  He also said that they recognize that many people view FITH as essential to the park. This gives me hope that, whatever happens, FITH will return in some form.
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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« Last post by Parson B Ready on November 11, 2019, 08:18:25 PM »
Haven't posted in a while.  But still lurking.  Changing economics and family dynamics limit my visits to SDC to just once a year.  Just got home from ACE's Coaster Christmas at SDC.  It's such a well done event.  At any rate, I wanted to post the songs the new tree plays.
Carol of the Bells and Sleigh Ride are the only holdovers from the old tree that I can remember.  The other six songs are (in no particular order):
O Come All Ye Faithful
Joy to the World (different version)
Christmas Bells (Michael W. Smith)
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Rejoice with Exceeding Great Joy (Gaithers)
Hallelujah Chorus

The new tree is very impressive. And I don't mind the modern music with the tree.  But hearing Dan Fogelberg singing "Same Auld Lang Syne" back in the Grand Exposition was downright jarring. If the PTB read this, please note, I will hear that song on the radio 20 -30 times over the next to months.  You know what I won't hear.....Christmas Bluegrass music.  That's what I want to hear when I'm at SDC.
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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« Last post by HumphreyHawk on November 11, 2019, 08:00:58 PM »
Got to see it all up close at the ACE coaster Christmas walk back today. It really looks incredible with the authentic rock work everywhere. The new ribhouse will be nice and cozy and it interacts a lot with the new ride through. They are still pouring concrete at the base of the tower and may not even start on the steelwork until after the season ends.

They also dropped the news that the old white river mercantile building will become a cinnamon bread bakery. I guess that building will be safe for the future.

What!!!!  This is the biggest news of all!!!!   Cinnamon bread is moving?????

The Mill can be a tough place to get in and out of.  As long as it tastes the same....guess my first stop in SDC will take a few steps longer.
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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Burl Ives/Rube Dugan
« Last post by BKtoys on November 11, 2019, 05:55:23 PM »
I remember the filming of the Burl ives americas, I think it was called. I was about 6.3", 170 lbs and one day the people in charge decided I would be his lighting, etc stand in. weird day. nice man, though, very nice to me
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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Wayne Milnes
« Last post by BKtoys on November 11, 2019, 05:53:16 PM »
I spent most of 9 years working at The City. Wayne was the funniest actor there. If he was acting, i aint sure he was. Very funny and talented man.
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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« Last post by Swoosh on November 11, 2019, 06:19:30 AM »
Sunday
Budgeted 7000
Actual 13519
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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« Last post by Swoosh on November 10, 2019, 11:51:37 AM »
There are actually 8 songs this year according to Brad Thomas
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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« Last post by Swoosh on November 10, 2019, 11:48:16 AM »
Saturday
Budgeted 17000
Actual 22151
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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Trip Reports
« Last post by biscuitcreek on November 10, 2019, 11:04:06 AM »
We were among the 2000 there on Thursday 11/7. Able to walk into first showing of Christmas Carol without waiting in line. Theater was full at show time, probably because everyone wanted to get out of the cold. There was a Marley that flew in. Only technical glitch was a singer's mike went out during 1 song.

After show we went to Chester's Chips before the second saloon show of the day. We got free chips because the registers were down. They thought it better to give away food than throw it away. Went to saloon show, many of the same gags as previous Christmas shows but could be better.

From there went to Living Nativity, small crowd. Fog machine used at beginning when narrator walked in produced a cloud that floated out into the theater and made it hard to see what was going on for a few minutes.

Walked around the park and went to get our season passes. Couldn't get passes because the computers were down and couldn't process the info, computers had been down all day so no passes sold. Somehow they could check attendance info for ornaments so we did pick those up.

Saw the 5:20 tree lighting. Some guy stood on the gazebo stage and talked a long time and then sang 2 songs. Was about 5:30 before the tree was lighted. The tree played 2 songs and then shut down. According to what I read, every 15 minutes the tree plays 2 songs. There are 6 songs this year.

We were back in our vehicle and out of the park shortly after 6.
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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 Daily Attendance
« Last post by biscuitcreek on November 10, 2019, 10:42:24 AM »
slow day - cool, and cloudy, lots of rain yestarday,,,

Thursday - 2000 people

We were 2 of the 2000. Only lot 2 and paid parking used.
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