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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Citizen injured
« on: July 21, 2022, 12:18:09 PM »
KY3 just now reported the worker had passed away.  Said he was a passionate member of the company......sad and so sorry to hear.

https://www.ky3.com/2022/07/21/silver-dollar-city-employee-injured-during-incident-wednesday/

This is an updated report.

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The land clearing through the pumpkin hike path is interesting. It could be for pumpkins this year and making it more “whimsical” or could be for Old Time Christmas and use the pumpkin plaza for something Christmas-y

I think there is a good chance it could be used for all that.  With the new ride going in I wonder how many access points there will be to it?  Some of this clearing I would suspect will be associated with that.  Might also be the time to connect Grand Expo to Fireman's Landing.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: New Metal Detectors
« on: May 03, 2022, 07:29:18 AM »
The world has changed in a number of ways over recent years.  Mass shootings for one and the willing to do so.  Is it 100%...of course not but it might deter at least one which might make a difference.  If it even gives the feeling of security that's a positive thing and something to go on.


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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: New Metal Detectors
« on: May 02, 2022, 09:49:00 AM »
The whole metal detector, security checkpoint, and bag search has really turned me off of SDC.  I suppose it is probably at the point of being necessary as the last several years going over to SDC and Branson, the clientele seems to be changing lately.  I have been seeing things you would never see in years past.
When you treat people like criminals, you turn away people who aren't accustomed to being treated like criminals... which leaves you with criminals.

Something that is going to take less than a minute is really fine with me.  I don't care for it and wish I could just walk in but considering how the world has changed in recent years I can deal with it.  If you don't have extra security in place you could very well be on borrowed time. 

I know I am not a criminal but sure don't know about the next person walking through.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: April 12, 2022, 09:01:20 AM »
Lost River to Mystic River was fairly major in my opinion.  Faster, wetter and much bigger drop from the little cave on Lost River.  What does everyone think are going to be the biggest changes on the new FITH?  I think a good bet is it will be at least slightly faster than the old.  I would also think probably a lot smoother with less track noise.  Also wonder if drops will be higher and possibly a longer duration of the actual ride which is now around 3:15.  I picture the visual effects being about the same or at least very familiar.  Interesting to think about how the ride will change from old to new.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Refillable Mugs
« on: April 04, 2022, 11:10:10 AM »
I think they still are honoring the $1 mugs because no one is screaming bloody murder.  I am surprised they have kept this up and not just charge a flat refill current year price for all older mugs from 2012 and older. 

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Refillable Mugs
« on: April 02, 2022, 06:16:44 PM »
It looks like fountain and specialty drinks are 9 cents higher this year at $1.81 and $2.51.  The Mugs are like you say $16.99 and additional ones are $12.99.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Refillable Mugs
« on: April 01, 2022, 12:41:24 PM »
I can only give you last year's prices.  They were $15.99 a piece and $9.99 additional.  Fountain $1.72 and specialty at $2.42.  I would imagine higher this year but can't verify that.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Season Pass Pickup
« on: March 25, 2022, 02:37:15 PM »
I believe that you can also stop by guest services and have them print you a physical pass and your bring a friend passes.

They said they chose digital delivery ?

They chose digital delivery but their question was can they also get a physical pass and BAF tickets.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: Future SDC Development Speculation (Long-term)
« on: January 20, 2022, 12:47:23 PM »
Why would that make the train less enjoyable?

The long-rumored coaster there would be a bit of a bummer just because it would trade a theatre and a ride that literally everyone enjoys for yet another high thrill ride.


A lot of people would think it's taking just a little more all the time from the train ride experience.......another coaster next to the tracks.

True...... it would be quite a bummer losing Riverfront Playhouse and the great Flooded Mine all at once.   Also the Boatworks Theatre would surely go also.  I doubt if anyone wants to have a coaster in their ear while watching shows.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: December 28, 2021, 05:00:08 PM »
The park message today is a bit different than most of the recent high crowd day messages. They are straight up saying they are out of parking spaces. Not that the park is simply busy, but that they literally have no more room to park people. I've never seen them say that before. I wonder if they are still parking people behind the bank?

I understand staff shortages and get the lower park capacity but how are they running out of parking when they are at about 2/3 of the real max capacity. (My understanding is that pre-pandemic capacity was 24k-25k, current capacity is about 16k)

I would imagine they have a pretty good idea of attendance by just looking at how many parking areas are filled without looking at the turnstiles.  It's possible they did not open other parking areas because they knew how many it would take to hit close to that current capacity.   That might be better than parking them and then turning them away at the gate.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: December 28, 2021, 07:51:50 AM »
I don't remember ever going after Christmas to the city.  After the official day of Christmas is over my Xmas spirit kind of dwindles.  Common sense would say that crowds would die down a lot but apparently that is not the case.

I am happy to to be able to maintain my Christmas spirit throughout the Christmastide (i.e. the Twelve Days of Christmas--until Twelfth-night, Jan 5).  We usually go between Christmas Day and New Years Day, both to try to avoid the insane crowd levels and also because our schedules just don't permit going before then.

This year, we're going this Wednesday, the 29th.  No real choice in the matter, and it's a great way to keep the joy bubbling on the front burner.

Merry (3rd Day of) Christmas, Y'all!

About the best I do is keep my tree up until New Year's day  :)  And that is usually pushing it.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: December 27, 2021, 05:50:34 PM »
I don't remember ever going after Christmas to the city.  After the official day of Christmas is over my Xmas spirit kind of dwindles.  Common sense would say that crowds would die down a lot but apparently that is not the case.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Future Festivals
« on: December 25, 2021, 10:38:00 AM »
You definitely would lose some people if you served alcohol but then again you would gain others.  Human nature tells me you probably would gain more than you lose. 

I don't know....lol...if you take 15 to 20 thousand people and allow alcohol there are always some that are going to get loaded.  Whether it would be a big problem or not I don't know.  It might be something that they might try to test and see how it works out.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: December 13, 2021, 02:48:38 PM »
The cave would seem like the ideal place to get to but not even sure how many they could fit into that. The problem is given the limited time you would have from a warning to getting everyone into the cave.  I would say you probably would have mass casualties from the stampede trying to get into it.


Building a few tornado proof buildings around the city would be probably the only solution.  Not really sure what the cost would be on something like that but would probably be a hard sell since SDC hasn't had a direct hit in 60 years.

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