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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 10, 2022, 02:16:29 PM »
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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.

I would expect to see a simple wide overhead bridge kicking out NE behind Opera House over the tracks tied to the sidewalk between the silos and Outlaw Run.  There is already a maintenece road there, so they will have to deal with that small detail.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: December 13, 2021, 08:35:33 AM »
It was a mess on Friday night when the warning went through. All of us were waiting for them to call for a phase 3 (take shelter) but they called it several minutes after everyone got the warning, which caused panic. It was difficult to fit 15,000 people in the shelter places, with 250 people being crammed beneath the marketplace. I'm hoping with their infrastructure plan(s) that they put more shelters in place, I think this year with Wildfire's roof being damaged and Friday is a wake-up call to them

Yeah I recall you currently work there? I really do hope too they take these recent close calls as a hint to take better precautions in the event the worst case scenario one day happens. It wasn't long ago Branson itself had a tornado go right down the strip but thankfully it was during the off season. Yes the likelihood is considered a rare probability but it can still happen at any time of the year.

Feb 29th 2012

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Branson Talk / Re: Branson Motels
« on: December 02, 2021, 04:29:59 PM »
I know that are very few locally owned..  But for now! these for sure
Hall of Fame
Ozark Valley Inn
The Olde English Inn in Hollister
Of course The Meyer's Group in Springfield own the Best Westerns and a few others in Branson

As a group we get a gaurantee rate at Hall Of Fame.  50.00 per night, total.
     No pool
     No breakfast since they lost their office building in the Fire.
     Owner is An American Veteran, and they do a real good job. (it is where we stay)
     If you want to stay, Call 417-332-2121, talk to Michele

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: November 22, 2021, 02:20:50 PM »
Any thoughts on December 15th and 16th? (Wednesday/Thursday)

That close to Christmas are those days likely to be crazy?

Unless the weather is horrible I assumed 17th/18th will be insane with it being the last weekend before the holiday.

those days wont be bad, school is still in session.. 

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2022 Passes & Return of Kids Fest
« on: November 05, 2021, 12:07:56 PM »
^ I don't think they've said yet.  They need to because that could be the difference on deciding on a Silver Pass or a higher priced pass for the VIP events.

LOL, interesting to be promised something for additional money, BUT not have any idea what it is you are supposed to get..

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Dollywood Discussion / Re: Dollywood's 2023 Project
« on: November 04, 2021, 03:55:33 PM »
Cool love the overlay! Really puts it into perspective. Thanks for that!

Makes a big difference for those of us that know that layout..   thanks..

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 31, 2021, 02:35:57 PM »
Ha Ha, NO. All 3 trains are still there. They haven't, nor would, sell any trains to another park.

Agrred.!!   The Steam Engine Trains that SDC owns now, wont be going anywhere.   

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: October 28, 2021, 09:56:08 AM »
If I recall correctly the After 3 policy ended after the 2018/2019 season. Same for Dollywood.

That was my understanding also..    And I am sure they didnt do after 3 during OTC,  since they dont open until 1 or so anyway..

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: October 13, 2021, 05:36:59 PM »
One thing I noticed this weekend was that a couple of the nicer water features were turned off. The stream that flows down hill toward the gun/knife shop wasn't running, and the small water wheel by Powderkeg wasn't running. I am used to seeing them off during Christmas, but not during the fall. I hope this is temporary...those little features add a lot to the park.

4800.00 per night :o :o
I live 4 hours away, for 4800 per night you can stay on my rural amercia farmstead in Eastern Kansas, I will fire up the Town Car and I will drive you back and forth!! ::) ::)

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: October 12, 2021, 11:19:45 AM »
Expect HUGE crowds this weekend. It's Oklahoma's Fall Break and I'm doing a last minute search for hotels, rentals, etc. for my family and there are not many options left (especially Friday night). Thousand Hills will not let you search for rooms this weekend...I did find some things for $4000+ a night (I do not have that kind of cash).

Anyway, should be a big crowd in Branson this weekend.

Jay

Jay, call michelle or Lori at 417-332-2121, they may have a lead to rooms available...  thats their business..

tell them your with me and SDCfans...   that will either save you some money or cost you double!!!

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 29, 2021, 02:07:28 PM »
It's kind of hard to imagine we are going to lose Lost River, FITH, Train Station, FM and probably AP within a 10 year period.  Who would have thought that just a few years back.

All about ROI.

$$$$

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 28, 2021, 09:29:43 AM »
Removing FITH would open up the opportunity to run a pathway/crossing back there and connect to Outlaw Run's area. Would make it a bit less of a confusing dead end, which is something the park has been working slowly towards removing. Eventually we'll be able to walk around the lake, from GE to FL, and maybe even from Wildfire to Powderkeg one day.

There is a lot of space there, so I'm sure they could try to shove in another ride as well. Maybe a drop tower like DW's?

Oh. I think they would for sure put something else in there besides just the station.. too many square feet for just the train.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 27, 2021, 09:16:22 PM »
I was thinking someone mentioned that might be the location of the new train station.

I doubt that would happen, thats is some prime real estate for another ride/attraction.

I think their thought was it would be closer to the round house for the engineers.  Then open up for redevelopment the area of the old station and FM when removed.

Thats a lot of area where FITH is now, Be a lot of space to reuse, be interestingto see drawings of that proposal.
 
IF they did make it the new station,
then the old station and FM would probably be revamped all at 1 time into an all new attraction..  Another interesting drawing to see..

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 27, 2021, 06:30:56 PM »
I was thinking someone mentioned that might be the location of the new train station.

I doubt that would happen, thats is some prime real estate for another ride/attraction.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: September 02, 2021, 09:22:42 AM »
Looks like we're finally going to get to go on either 9/30 or 10/1, probably the latter (as it a Thursday), but weather will play a role in the decision.  It's been almost two years!

LOL.  small detail... according to my calender 10-1 is a Friday?

OOOooops!  Yeah, I meant the FORMER.  (Reminder:  engage brain before typing.)
 :-[

Okey Dokey, I got that..!! 
LOL, 
not being a Smart A**,   
But sometime little details, really mess up the big plans!!

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