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Branson Talk / Where do the "stars" live?
« on: February 05, 2015, 07:57:06 PM »
Watching the promos for Very Barry got me wondering. I've heard some have homes on the golf course off Green Mountain (Thousand Hills?). I suppose some also could live in that gated community across 76 from the 265 intersection. Other than that? I've spent a lot of time driving around in and out of town and haven't really seen any other exclusive looking subdivisions. Anyone have any ideas? Junior?

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Season pass ordering problems
« on: January 27, 2015, 06:57:25 PM »
Has anyone else had trouble with the website to order season passes? I first tried right after Christmas before the price went up and some of the vouchers got taken away, and kept getting an error message "we're sorry your order did not process, please call 800-xxx-xxxx). I called the number and either got an intercept (not working recording) or a fast busy. I tried two or three different credit cards over several days on several different computers with no success. I tried again shortly after New Years, when the price went up and some of the vouchers went away, same story. I tried again last night, same "we'rehe  sorry your order did not process" crap. I called the number again, and finally got through but got a recording telling me ticket office was closed.I'm trying to buy 6 season passes. I was going to buy WW/SDC combined, but after this nonsense I'm about to give up. Last night I tried just ordering SDC stand alone (I have tried this before) with no better results. I'm sorry but their e-cart system SUCKS. Each time I go through this I have to put in all 6 names, addresses, birthdates, etc. and ends up being a 15-20 minute process that gets me no where. I work during the day and really don't have the time to call during their business hours of 8-5. I keep getting emails telling me the vouchers are all going way January 31. I'm going to try this one more time, and if it fails again I guess we won't be going this year. I realize 6 passes is not a big deal to SDC but to me the $800+ is a considerable amount and I would really have expected (and usually have got) better customer service than this.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / 2014 mugs
« on: April 08, 2014, 08:22:15 PM »
For those that aren't on facebook, or are and aren't friends with any of the SDC characters I thought I'd share this here. This years mugs are pretty cool I think:

Everyone should be able to view this without a fb account, if not I'll upload the pic.

Branson Talk / Interesting blog about Ozarks history.
« on: April 04, 2014, 07:00:05 PM »
I don't recall hearing this man's name mentioned on here before, but I've got a pretty good feeling Junior will know him. Or at least of him. Anyway, found this while doing some bald knobber googling. Some neat stuff here:

General Silver Dollar City Talk / New Times in the mail today!
« on: January 08, 2014, 05:41:53 PM »
Haven't looked at it much yet, but wanted to the first to say it!  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Branson Talk / Compton Ridge auction
« on: November 27, 2013, 07:34:28 PM »
Those of you that know me know how fond I am of this place. I'll have more to say about this later, but I'm pretty bummed right now. Been there since 1968 or so another Branson treasure likely gone for good. Sorry I can't provide a link but if you go to and search Compton ridge you'll find the sale bill


General Silver Dollar City Talk / Taking a year off
« on: January 18, 2013, 07:06:38 PM »
After 5 consecutive years of being passholders, this year we did not buy. We're taking a 2 week vacation in June to Gatlinburg/Smoky Mountains and decided that also buying 6 passes (5 adults and one child) just wasn't in the budget and not likely to be used enough to justify the expense. It's close to $500 to buy passes for all of us and that money should pay our gas to Tennessee and back (I hope  ::) ) This fall we will have one senior in high school and 2 juniors so this likely could be our last "big" family vacation. The timing probably isn't the best considering the new coaster opening this year, but I'm optimistic that taking a break will make 2014 all the sweeter when we return. We will still visit Branson several times throughout the year (in fact already have once), and plan on making our annual trip in August for the Shepherd of the Hills Super Summer Cruise weekend.

I know there are several on here who don't get to go to the City even annually, much less several times a year as we have done in the past, so it seems a bit selfish to feel bad about missing one season. Please forgive me.

In the meantime I look forward to living vicariously at the City through the fourms.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / New Times in the mail today!
« on: November 01, 2012, 06:18:48 PM »
Haven't had a chance to look through it much but I wanted to be the first to post about it!  ;D ;D ;D ;D

One thing I did notice is it's printed on a slick magazine type paper now instead of the rougher thicker paper like in the past.

White Water Discussion / E mail survey
« on: October 01, 2012, 07:52:00 PM »
Got my usual quarterly email with subject line Silver Dollar City. I normally do take the time to complete these and when I started this one I noticed it was mainly on how to drum up more business for WW. Some of the question were like

"What is the main reason you have not visitied ww?"

"Are you aware there is a 2 park SuperPass for sdc and ww"?

"What is the most you would pay for a 2 park pass before you thought it was too expensive"?

"What is the least amount you would think the 2 park pass should be priced at before you thought there must not be much worth going for if it's that cheap" (paraphrase a little here)

"What kind of events would make you more or less likely to consider visiting WW?" (one of those was being open 24hrs on summer solstice)

"How likely would you be to purchase a 2 park pass if the ticket price was $40?"

Not sure if WW is struggling or if they've seen an upshot in SDC attendance with the heavily discounted tickets they offer later in the year or a little of both.


General Silver Dollar City Talk / Mug refills
« on: August 04, 2012, 09:11:24 PM »
There seems to be a big scuttlebutt on Facebook about SDC not refilling mugs after this season. SDC responded by saying it's only the 2012 mugs, but it makes me wonder why. And how far is this going to go? Next year, the 2011's then the 2010's, etc. Anyone have any insight on this?

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Times
« on: June 01, 2012, 09:01:41 PM »
Shouldn't we be about due for another one? Don't think one has came out since January.

Anyone got any leads? Since I don't frequent many parks other than SDC I'm not usually paying attention to what's out there but we're thinking about paying a visit next week. So, what is out there? Coke cans, McDonalds, etc?

Random Talk / LOST
« on: April 09, 2012, 06:34:36 PM »
Any other fans on here? I know there's at least 1.  ;) To be perfectly honest I never watched this when it was on network tv, but now that we have Netflix I thought I would give it a try and got hooked. I don't think I could have watched this one show a week and none for three months in the summer for 6 years, but I sure do love being able to buzz through 6 seasons in about 5 weeks. Please no spoilers as I'm not quite to the end yet, but if you'd like to comment good or bad feel free.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Countdown to 2012 season
« on: January 10, 2012, 06:32:59 PM »

Random Talk / Strange Ebay find
« on: January 08, 2012, 06:40:31 PM »

I'm trying to figure out if this is even the same Silver Dollar City. Doesn't bear much resemblance.

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