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Re: SDC's 2011 Project
« Reply #1155 on: April 07, 2011, 11:32:37 AM »
I saw somewhere i the 15-20 range, could be as high as 25, with different add ons.   dollars that is,. ;D

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« Reply #1156 on: April 07, 2011, 12:38:48 PM »
Me and my wife went on opening day and were lucky enough to be the first to purchase a stuffed animal at Bears At the Hollow.  A large animal is $12.99 and a small $9.99, with an option of a noise maker which is inserted inside the animal for $3.50.  We purchased a bow for the top of the head which was 50 cents and a shirt which was $5.  In all it was around $23 total but of course you can keep adding things to boost the price up.  Very Reasonable!




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« Reply #1157 on: April 07, 2011, 04:12:46 PM »
cute! nice picture.  thanks for verifying those prices.

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« Reply #1158 on: April 07, 2011, 04:35:44 PM »
That is very reasonable! I was expecting it to be as expensive as the Build-a-Bear store.

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« Reply #1159 on: April 07, 2011, 05:36:17 PM »
Pintrader: First bear and certificate from Bears in the Holler? Hang on to it. In decades past SDC offered certificates to guests who rode the Jim Owens' Float Trip on the first day. I've seen one of those, and some other attractions in the early days did the same. You have a collectable you and your family can cherish for years to come.  :)
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« Reply #1160 on: April 07, 2011, 05:44:33 PM »
Yeah!  That sounds like good advice Junior.  It's a neat item and coming from SDC makes it that much more special  ;).

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« Reply #1161 on: April 08, 2011, 10:36:43 AM »
that really isnt bad pricing at all. I too was expecting to put my liver up for sale!! Great pics and congrats on being number 1!!!
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« Reply #1162 on: April 08, 2011, 11:22:26 AM »
Absolutely, being the 1st bear out the door will be a great memory/collectable for you and yours.

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« Reply #1163 on: April 08, 2011, 07:24:00 PM »
Thank you all for the encouraging words.  We sure didn't go down to the Bears In The Holler with thoughts to be the very first.  We just walked down to take a look at HDH as soon as they dropped the chains after opening ceremonies.  We walked into the shop and asked if they thought they would be busy today and they said "they didn't know we were their first customer".  So that was all my wife had to hear and she was ready to be the first.  My first thought was well there goes lunch today and I am going to starve if I have to pay like $50 to $60 for this bear (didn't tell her that just thought it) but like I said it was a little over $20, so not very bad.

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« Reply #1164 on: April 09, 2011, 07:14:48 AM »
Me and my wife went on opening day and were lucky enough to be the first to purchase a stuffed animal at Bears At the Hollow.  A large animal is $12.99 and a small $9.99, with an option of a noise maker which is inserted inside the animal for $3.50.  We purchased a bow for the top of the head which was 50 cents and a shirt which was $5.  In all it was around $23 total but of course you can keep adding things to boost the price up.  Very Reasonable!

I agree that they are reasonable.  We kept our animals "naked."  My youngest sleeps with hers every night.  It is really soft!

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Re: SDC's 2011 Project
« Reply #1165 on: April 09, 2011, 02:56:50 PM »
Are the leaves coming out on the trees in the city?
I will be up next weekend and its a step up above bare limbs :)

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« Reply #1166 on: April 27, 2011, 07:57:26 AM »
Does anyone know if some of the improvements at HDH were planned, and just not completed by opening weekend?  I mean, I am sure that the modification of the entrance was realized after they saw the comgestion, but seems to me that the LS observation deck was probably thought of before opening just not done.  Just curious.

Also both of the new large food stands (GE and Saloon area) have been quite busy both times we have been there.

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« Reply #1167 on: April 27, 2011, 02:51:04 PM »
I'll let you in on a little secret. When I was on park on opening day I bumped into Jack Herschend and other top management while they were on a tour of the park at HDH. When I was approaching them to say hello, I  heard them talking about changes that were planned for the new area. So it does not surprise me that over the last few weeks HDH was altered from what it was. Not uncommon with the short off season to get the new attraction ready for opening day, then finishing it later. Could also be that park employees noticed some little problems early in the season, and decided to tweak things before the full summer hit. Just some observations.
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« Reply #1168 on: April 27, 2011, 03:01:46 PM »
can anyone tell me what is different in front of molly mills?

I noticed concrete and i thought there was a step there last year. Just can't quite put my finger on it.

what did they do?  OR am i imagining things?

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« Reply #1169 on: April 27, 2011, 05:56:10 PM »
At sometime in the last few years they reworked the walkways there. There used to be just a plain old concrete walkway there. Later, blacktop. Now, the patterned concrete. I thought the changes looked fine.
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