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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2024 Season Passes on sale
« on: October 11, 2023, 02:43:06 PM »
Maybe I am way behind but I dont see a free ornament with 3 festivals or whatever the criteria was.  Did they stop this before this season?


 When I walked down to the Mystic falls for the first time I was struck at how large the scale of the buildings has become.  The cozyness of SDC and the tree canopy made the exploration of the park great fun.  The scale and size of the new buildings is in conflict with the theme.  They can create buildings that looked scaled down to try to maintain that SDC fee; but they are ( New BBQ Hall) scaling them up, the new FITH as mentioned is so large with no attempt to control the look.  This is eating into the vibe.  I personally think the walk down under the tracks when you get near the water has been lost.  Those sightlines of lake silver and woods were necessary but now there is a huge BBQ restaurant in the way.  Loss of water features, quaintness, trees, views are all adding to a park I dont want to linger in as long as I did SDC, just the desire to soak in the atmosphere feels lost.  SDC is losing its "park- like- woodsy" feel.
It no longer feels "real"

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Feel good story
« on: August 23, 2023, 01:41:37 PM »
SDC should do something special for him.  Not often we are graced by such kind souls

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: March 19, 2023, 03:03:47 PM »
Video from our trip yesterday with a look at all the work going on.

Didn't you just post a video about days you won't go to parks?

It sounds like this should have been one of those days!  ;D
Great you tube Sr Willow.
I have not been to the city since the BBQ place was built on the lake.  I was shocked at the change of scenery.  The view across the lake is much less pronounced.  The new BBQ place is all I could see then the building from 2.0 !!! Wow what a sightline.  I hate to see the views change so drastically, I wonder how summer leaves will assist in cleaning this up and making it look more natural.  Looks like SDC has really changed the "look".

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2023 Crowds / Trip Reports
« on: March 12, 2023, 12:29:14 PM »
How did the New 2.0 building look? 

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 29, 2022, 10:03:32 AM »

Lack of warmth

Random Talk / Re: Branson Area Landscaping
« on: September 29, 2022, 10:00:33 AM »
Rocks are plentiful and cheap/free.  Trees used now are most likely drought tolerant.  Lots of tree loss this summer

I am hoping they keep the soundtrack in place.  I just watched a POV of a New Pirate Ride in Six Flags and noted what a difference a song makes.  The great dark rides at Disney, they all have original songs.  The music in FITH really makes a difference.  Consider all the comments I have seen on the past about the sound not working.   I feel like even at 50 years old the song and banter are timeless. Thoughts?

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Additional housing coming near SDC
« on: February 22, 2022, 07:53:03 AM »
If that is the purchase.  He seems to be using older motels that are ready to be raised and gutting them indside and out.  It will be interesting to see how this turns out

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: February 17, 2022, 12:13:14 PM »
The loop around Lake Silver was open part of the 2021 season.

What did this connect too?  I was unable to see the new ride last year but trying to imagine where this would lead. 

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Additional housing coming near SDC
« on: February 10, 2022, 10:15:53 AM »

A local contractor who is turning older hotels motels into rental units purchased a property 1 mile from the city.  I believe it would probably be the "Notch" building in Branson West on the right just past the Best Western.  This will assist with needed housing for seasonal workers at the city.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Silver Dollar City Purchased Land
« on: February 10, 2022, 10:13:07 AM »
Been seeing that SDC has been ramping up their ad campaign for job fairs & employment recruiting. Saw something about raises/hiring bonuses being given out too. What they need to do is use some of that land for employee housing. They could improve their staffing situation with that alone.
A company based in AR is buying old hotels motels and turning them into housing.  They  do a decent job and seem to run a clean show.  They have just announced the purchase of a property to renovate 1 mile from SDC.  I am assuming its the Notch building behind the city in Branson W on the right.  2 story older hotel.  This will certainly help with housing. SDC could run a tram to it if they wanted.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 10, 2022, 12:33:37 PM »
Youíre thinking of it as a dead end.  Itíll be a new loop.  Better guest flow
Another corkscrew?  Or a pedestrian tunnel?  Wouldn't seem like they would want to man another crossing.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Fire at the City
« on: November 21, 2021, 12:04:24 PM »
I'm guessing they'll build back focused on restaurants and food stands. Wonder if there'll be much of anything for shopping space or anything else. I imagine they'll rework the whole area.
It came to mind they may be able to do something to soften the pitch of the hill.  They have a clean slate on the left now.  Even for a switchback

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 03, 2021, 10:57:15 PM »
it would be quite easy to convert from Baldknobbers to a "moonshine runner" theme. it is a part of the heritage of the area, fits the time period, and seems not so controversial that it could not be used.
you could keep the vintage Fire fighter theme of FITH - but up grade with real fire effects -

A lumber camp (runaway logging train) might be another theme, or even an actual MINE themed coaster dark-ride (think calico mine at knottsberry) could clear the way for the replacement of the flooded mine.

my greatest fear is the loss of the proper 1880's time frame in the change.

another 2 cents

Not sure what the powers that be have in mind and as a lover of traditional tracked rides....  I am intrigued by the possibility of  a hanging coaster as a fith replacement.  I believe they could so something of that sort in a smaller footprint and scenery.  I push for it to remine indoors ( winter friendly) Its important to have a ride you can count on to be open in whatever weather.

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