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General Silver Dollar City Talk / A couple of dining questions
« on: September 23, 2017, 09:10:33 AM »
Hello everyone! I haven't posted in a while but we are getting ready to head to SDC next Wednesday - Friday (hopefully right in time for cooler weather).
I was wondering what everyone's opinions on Percy's might be. Should we give it a try or stick to our old favorites? What were you favorite meats your tried? Chicken vs beef, etc?
Also, is there anyway to find prices online for Percy's and the other dining locations? It sure would be helpful to those of us who have to budget our trip rather carefully!
Thank you!

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Dulcimer music
« on: August 22, 2014, 11:16:05 AM »
Can you guys help me out with the names of some of the dulcimer songs the Homestead Pickers play? I'm working on a SDC soundtrack for our drive up next month. I have the FM and FITH soundtracks, now I need some dulcimer music! That's one of my strongest memories of my childhood visits. Do the Homestead Pickers have a cd or anything? I searched iTunes to no avail.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Wooden names gone
« on: May 23, 2014, 05:40:47 PM »
I noticed on our trip last week that the place where you could buy your name carved/sawed out of wood in the exit shop was replaced by a place that prints signs. Is it completely gone or just moved? I will be very sad if it's really gone. All of my siblings, our spouses and children all have names from that shop. This was our first trip since November 2011 so it's possible it's been gone a couple of years.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Cost of the carnival games
« on: May 06, 2014, 10:45:09 AM »
Does anyone remember the cost of the games in the Grand Exposition? Like the basketball game, shooting arcade, etc. I'm not a fan, but of course, my boys beg to play them whenever they see them. I told them this time they can play them if they use their own money, but I don't know how much they should bring.

We will be there next Monday and Wednesday! Getting excited, although I hope Wednesday's not a rain-out.

Thanks everyone!

So, I've entered my hyper planning mode for our trip next month, which includes planning what I want to eat! I saw the Pretzel Dog, that's going on my list, but I really want a walking taco! Are those only sold at Christmas?
What are your go-to snacks?

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Question about Harvest Fest
« on: May 02, 2013, 10:31:30 PM »
We are thinking about going to Harvest Fest this year. We have never been to this particular Fest before. I was looking at some of the acts that will be there and most of the stated their location as Valley Road. I'm just trying to figure out how they can fit in Texas Trick Riders, etc. Is there a location that's not usually open during the rest of the year?

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Pressed Pennies for Outlaw Run
« on: March 18, 2013, 02:56:12 PM »
Did anyone notice if there was a new pressed penny machine for Outlaw Run?

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Trading Pins
« on: March 18, 2013, 02:49:05 PM »
Does SDC sell trading pins for the attractions/shows/Festivals? I've gotten in to collecting them since having annual passes at Disney World this pass year and I can't remembering seeing them at SDC. I never do much shopping there, so it may be that they're everywhere and I just haven't noticed them.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Two for One tickets and Thanksgiving
« on: February 21, 2013, 04:37:54 PM »
If you get a Two Days for the Price of One Day ticket, can you use the first day on Thanksgiving? Did know if it would be excluded because it was a holiday.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Candle Shop
« on: November 09, 2012, 11:31:40 AM »
Since I had two little boys with me on our trips last year, I never made it into the candle shop. I remember loving the candle shop when I went as a kid because they let you pick a candle to dip in the colored wax, and I think it was free (one per kid). Is that something they still offer? I can still remember the smell in that shop and watching the artist make the pretty candles.

Random Talk / Last visit for a while . . .
« on: November 15, 2011, 12:43:25 PM »
Our family (myself, hubby and sons 5 & 2) had season passes this year for the first time and next week will be our last visit for a while. :(
We are getting annual passes to Walt Disney World next year in April, so our vacations in 2012-2013 will all be at WDW, but I'm sure we will be back at SDC in 2014, probably even for Old Time Christmas 2013. Hopefully there will be new rides and attractions for us to explore!
I'll still be on the boards from time to time keeping up with the news!

Branson Talk / Thanksgiving 2011 Trip
« on: November 15, 2011, 11:12:51 AM »
We are heading to Branson next week for Thanksgiving. We will arrive Wednesday afternoon and I was looking for an activity to do that evening. It's myself, my hubby and our 2 boys, ages 5 & almost 3. We have SDC season passes, but I didn't know if it would be worth going over there for just a few hours? Anyone have experience with going the night before Thanksgiving? I was thinking of going to the Trail of Lights at Shepherd of the Hills, but I can't find how much it costs. No price is listed on the official website and on other websites I have seen prices from $10 per adult to $40 per adult?! Ugh! Put info on your website, people!
Anyway . . . anyone know any other lights that we could go see? I was sad to learn that several displays have been closed. :(
Our plan for Thanksgiving Day is to have our meal at the Dobyn's Dining Room at the College of the Ozarks where we are staying. Then, head to SDC when they open at 4. Has anyone been on Thanksgiving Day? Now that SDC has announced that shopping sale Friday morning, I'm not sure what to do on Friday. Do you think the sale will make it even more crowded?

Thanks for any info you can give me. It is appreciated!
I have to tell you what my sneaky family did. My hubby and I planned this trip to Branson months ago. He works very long hours and we just wanted to get away, just the four of us to have a relaxing time together without worrying about cooking, or the stress of family, etc. So, my family decided to have Thanksgiving on Monday at my grandmother's in Mississippi! So, Sunday, my boys and are are driving down to Mississippi (from south west Arkansas), coming back Tuesday (doing laundry like a maniac!), then the four of us will head up to Branson on Wednesday. That doesn't sound stressful at all does it?!
I realize it sounds like I'm complaining about my family, but I'm really not. I just think it's funny. So much for my stress-free, no cooking Thanksgiving! :)

Branson Talk / Kid-free Anniversary Trip advice
« on: March 31, 2011, 11:24:38 PM »
The hubby and I have a 3 night, kid-free trip to Branson in 2 weeks to celebrate our 10th anniversary! We are very excited, and slightly nervous. It's the longest we have been away from our boys, but they will be in good hands with my parents.  We are staying in a Loft Suite at the Keeter Center and having brunch there on Sunday (our last day).

I am wondering if you guys can offer advice about places to eat the other days Thursday, Friday & Saturday for lunch/supper. I know we will do Danna's, that's our fav, but I was wondering about some less loud/crowded/touristy places. Not necessarily romantic or fancy, just a place we may not normally be able to enjoy when we have our boys with us.
I was planning to go to Cantina Loredo at the Landing, but have read some negative reviews about mediocre food and bad service.
And we will go to SDC (we have season passes) and I'm sure eat some there, maybe some special things for World Fest.
Any suggestions?

General Silver Dollar City Talk / River Blast height requirement
« on: March 15, 2011, 07:12:07 PM »
Wondering if you guys can help me.
On the website, this is the info given for River Blast-
"Minimum Height Requirement: 48 inches
Companion Information: Guests under 48" who meet all ride requirements may ride with a supervising companion at least 16 years old who also meets all ride requirements."

On the map it is listed as a 2 which says "guest between 36-48" may ride with a supervising companion . . ."

My son is 2 years old and 34 1/2 inches and he road River Blast at Christmas. I was under the impression it was a no height requirement ride. The River Battle at Dollywood is listed as no height requirement.
Do you think they let him on at Christmas because they weren't shooting water?

It seems to me that SDC has height requirements on rides where they are not needed. For instance, the dumbo ride and teacups at Disney World have no height requirement, but at SDC you have to be 36" for the elephant march and royal tea party.

Anybody have any idea about what time they have Sunday services in the Wilderness Church? I'm sure it will be in the schedule when it gets online, but I'm a bit impatient. :)

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