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Re: Going back to SDC
« Reply #195 on: June 29, 2020, 02:46:20 PM »
I made my second trip of the season to the City on Saturday (June 27), was recently there on June 20. The park seemed to have more people in it, but not sure if that's accurate or if it just felt that way. Not sure if they up'd capacity or if more people just chose to go that day.

Regardless, I still had a great time. I rode everything, except TNT. The one train ops and long line deterred me from riding. The shorter, much faster line at TT, was more enticing! Powder Keg had one train again, which is just terrible! The Barn Swing had both arms going, but only loaded one side of each. You could get a decent view of MRF if you looked just right. I really think MRF is going to exceed a lot of people's expectations. My biggest takeaway was the poor ops on WF. There was zero organization getting people into each "car" line and everyone just crowded at the entry point to go to a row. One train doesn't help with speed, but they really needing an extra person to help with line organization.

Brad Thomas was hanging out by the Dockside Theatre and the new Riverside Smokehouse. I think it's great to see someone like him hanging out in the park on a Saturday, when I'm sure he doesn't have to. He was asking guests how they liked the new BBQ. (It's pretty good and you get a lot).

All that being said, if anyone reading these is hesitant to go to the park, I'd recommend giving it a try. Getting in to the park is really efficient and easy, IMO. Wearing the mask isn't that bad. No, I'd rather not wear it, but like I said last time, if it means I have to wear a mask to visit and ride, then I'm wearing a mask. It's better than being at home!

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Re: Going back to SDC
« Reply #196 on: June 29, 2020, 08:15:29 PM »
Swoosh, I agree with that as well and it was what I observed at the City.  Well sort of.  We were actually at the City on season pass only day and I did not have that issue.  The next week we went to WW and it was not a season pass only day and had the issue.

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Re: Going back to SDC
« Reply #197 on: July 02, 2020, 12:59:46 PM »

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Re: Going back to SDC
« Reply #198 on: July 02, 2020, 05:14:17 PM »
Looks like some SDC employees have now tested positive for Coronavirus.

https://www.ky3.com/content/news/Silver-Dollar-City-confirms-employees-tested-positive-for-the-coronavirus-571603291.html

Does KY3 ever throw out other businesses that have people test positive?  Or are they just throwing SDC under the bus because of their high profile and the shock value?
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Re: Going back to SDC
« Reply #199 on: July 02, 2020, 06:23:02 PM »
Its all over the news and social media accounts with the NW Arkansas stations too, not just KY3.

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Re: Going back to SDC
« Reply #200 on: July 02, 2020, 07:07:23 PM »
KY3 has been pretty good about reporting other businesses and tracing those people to other locations.   It seems they have had a pretty good relationship over the years with SDC showing a few specials and reporting new attractions or rides.  In fact KY3 at noon said it was SDC that made the initial report to them about the positive tests of employees. 

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Re: Going back to SDC
« Reply #201 on: July 02, 2020, 07:11:29 PM »
On the news tonight KY3 reported that 6 employees had tested positive.

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Re: Going back to SDC
« Reply #202 on: July 03, 2020, 02:53:58 PM »
The Sons of the Silver Dollar just posted this:

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Great news, Friends. Silver Dollar City now only requires reservations on Saturdays. Come out and enjoy the new ride, Mystic River Falls, opening this weekend and then swing by for The Sons show at the Dockside Theater.

There’s plenty of room for “social distancing” and a whole lot of fun while you’re here!
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Re: Going back to SDC
« Reply #203 on: July 03, 2020, 02:56:23 PM »
From SDC on Facebook:

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Re: Going back to SDC
« Reply #204 on: July 03, 2020, 06:28:56 PM »
That good to hear.. Opened up and doing business...

any word on MF being open yet?

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Re: Going back to SDC
« Reply #205 on: July 03, 2020, 07:14:13 PM »
That good to hear.. Opened up and doing business...

any word on MF being open yet?

Just that spoiler from the Sons. ^^
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Re: Going back to SDC
« Reply #206 on: July 03, 2020, 11:20:17 PM »
Am I the only one that reads that Season Passholder announcement as "Please come back, we really need you to come back"
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Re: Going back to SDC
« Reply #207 on: July 04, 2020, 12:08:37 AM »
Am I the only one that reads that Season Passholder announcement as "Please come back, we really need you to come back"

Yeah, you're the only one.

Not really:  it's pretty obvious.
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Re: Going back to SDC
« Reply #208 on: July 04, 2020, 08:12:57 PM »
Today,  July 4th,  4400 people were at the city..

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Re: Going back to SDC
« Reply #209 on: July 05, 2020, 12:34:14 PM »
There is just something about wearing a face mask in Missouri Armpit Summer that does not ring "Making memories worth repeating!"