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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Silver Dollar City - Online Survey
« on: August 12, 2013, 11:03:02 AM »
I am a little late on this topic, but on Friday Silver Dollar City posted a link for an online survey on their Facebook page. I have included the link here for those folks without Facebook. The survey asks general questions about the park, and any ideas that you may have. However, the survey seems geared towards what avenues you use the most online to receive information about Silver Dollar City. For example, through Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, Silver Dollar City's website, and so on. I made sure to plug as often as I could!  ;D

Link to Survey

Random Talk / Steve Martin, and his Bluegrass Band in Concert
« on: May 08, 2012, 12:25:22 PM »
For those folks in the southern Missouri, and Arkansas area, comedian Steve Martin, and his bluegrass band the Steep Canyon Rangers will be performing live in concert at the Robinson Center Music Hall in downtown Little Rock on June 20th. As many of us know, Steve Martin can pick on a banjo with the best of them! Ticket prices are a bit steep, but I just couldn’t pass up this opportunity see the show. There will also be another show in Kansas City, Missouri on June 21st. ;D

Seats are filling fast!

Awesome new YouTube video up from Silver Dollar City! It shows a quick behind the scenes look at PowderKeg, Wildfire, and Riverblast. ;D

Branson Talk / Andy Williams
« on: November 06, 2011, 09:47:14 PM »
This may, or may not have already been mentioned. However, Andy Williams has announced that he has bladder cancer, and that he may miss most of his Christmas shows. However, he does plan to return to the stage eventually.

SDC Memories/ Park History / The Frisco Train Whistle
« on: October 19, 2011, 12:14:10 AM »
Okay, I have decided to call upon the train experts on this forum. I am fairly confident that each time the train blows its whistle, there is a reason behind it.

For example, just before the train departs the station the engineer will blow two short blast from the whistle. Throughout the ride, the engineer uses various whistle blows. Each whistle blow has a different number of blast, and different durations.

Does anyone know what each of them represent? I am sure one variation of the whistle blow must signal to the “holdup” actors to get ready, and another one surely warns the crossing guard near the old Waterboggan tower to close the gates.

What do each of them mean? :-X

Check out the ending of my YouTube video for a demonstration. :)

Construction/Rumors / Geyser Gulch - (IS NOT) CLOSED
« on: October 13, 2011, 10:23:20 PM »
I was at the park today, and came across a new tall wooden wall which blocks all access to the Geyser Gulch area. I overheard a conversations from one of the citizens who said they are simply repairing, and revitalizing the area. However, is there more to this story, say a new attraction being built near the old Waterboggan site?

The wooden wall is next to the Toy Store.

SDC Memories/ Park History / SDC Fan Art
« on: June 01, 2011, 10:43:40 AM »
One of the things I like to do during my spare time is to make Silver Dollar City fan art with Microsoft Paint. I thought this would be a great way to share my doodles with all of you, and for you to share any of your fan art as well.

One thing you will notice about my drawings is that they are not exact recreations of the various attractions at Silver Dollar City, nor are they intended to be. Their designs have simply been inspired by the actual attractions, and they are just for fun.

If you have any fan art please share it as well! :)

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Frisco Train Engine Number, Wait What?
« on: November 03, 2010, 01:03:49 PM »
Okay here is an easy trivia question for you. How many train engines does Silver Dollar City actively use?

For some reason, I had although thought that they had two. However, while skimming through some photos, I discovered that they actually have at least three. During my recent trip to Silver Dollar City I saw engine number 13, and I rode on engine number 76. However, engine number 43 was captured in publicity shot for the 50th Anniversary not too long ago.

So how many engines does Silver Dollar City have, and/or actively use? Two, or three, or more? Have they ever ran all of them at the same time? Also, while we are on the subject, is there any significance to the numbers? For example, engine 76 in honor of Highway 76? What about any other Silver Dollar City Train trivia? :)

Engine 43

Engine 13

Engine 76

General Silver Dollar City Talk / SDC Merchandise
« on: November 01, 2010, 10:31:59 AM »
What I want is just better quality merchandise in general. There was a lot of 50th Anniversary stuff when I was there, but Silver Dollar City is severely lacking when it comes to men's apparel, and functional souvenir items. I wish Silver Dollar City would make an investment in unique merchandise such a model town, and other historic Silver Dollar City items.

Construction/Rumors / SDC's 2012 Project
« on: October 31, 2010, 05:40:38 PM »
Well, now that we know what at least one of the new attractions will be for the 2011 season, it is almost time to start a new thread for SDC’s 2012 Project! ;D

We all know the area around the old Waterboggan Tower will be used for something major, and will probably debut in 2012. I have never thought about it until it was brought up just now, but this would also be the perfect opportunity to repaint, or retheme Geyser Gulch. I think that entire section of the park does need a new "spark" to it.

I must say I really enjoy the special effects in the newer rides such as Powder Keg, and River Blast. I hope Silver Dollar City continues with this route. Speaking of that, I wish they would go ahead, and fill dirt into the old concrete channels used from Buzzsaw Falls so that they aren't such an eye soar while returning to the station on Powder Keg.  :o

Branson Talk / Lloyd Presley
« on: October 29, 2010, 11:39:44 AM »
This may have been mentioned here already, but I could not locate anything about it. However, Mr. Lloyd Presley, one of the original founders of Presleys' Coutry Jubilee passed away on October 23 at the age of 86. Does anyone have any thoughts, or fond memories of watching this gentleman perform on stage with his family? :)

Original Source

Press Release

Don't you hate it when there is a quirky puzzle in your head that you simply cannot find a solution to? For the past several days I have been waging a battle in my head between childhood memories, and reality. So I have come here for the experts to set me straight! ;)

As a child visiting Silver Dollar City, I can remember so vividly the old toy store being positioned just around the corner from the old tree house. If my foggy memory is correct, it seems like the old toy store used to be in what is now Christmas Hollow. ???

So my question is, did the old toy store used to be in the middle of the park somewhere, or am I just going crazy? :-X

Random Talk / How much of a fan of are you?
« on: September 05, 2010, 03:59:28 PM »
I thought this thread would be a fun little activity to see how much time each of us has spent on Here is how it works. Click on the “Profile” tab at the top of your webpage. Once your profile page has loaded, scroll down to the bottom, and click “Show general statistics for this member.” Once your statistics' page has loaded, look for “Total Time Spent Online.”

I am sure most of us have already noticed this feature before, however I think it would be interesting to compare, and see just how much of a fan of each of us really are! :)

For example: As of the time of this post I have spent 3 days, 5 hours, and 5 minutes on

Try it! :D

General Silver Dollar City Talk /
« on: August 16, 2010, 10:23:22 AM »
With all of the wacky modern music during Moonlight Madness, it appears like Silver Dollar City is trying to “get with the times.” However, one thing that they are sorely missing is an online souvenir shop.

I am a self proclaimed gear geek. I like to be decked out, and  ready to go before I even board the tram in the parking lot. I wish Silver Dollar City had an online website that sold some of their souvenir merchandise such as t-shirts, coffee mugs, key chains, pins, hats, stickers, and so on.

That way, when I arrive at Silver Dollar City, I can focus less time in the generic souvenir shops, and more time seeing the shows, riding the rides, and purchasing artwork from the actual craftsmen inside the park.

Surely it wouldn’t require more than a handful of people to run an online store such as this. Plus, it would result in more revenue for Silver Dollar City.

What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you feel it would be a good idea, or would you prefer to keep the souvenirs off the internet? :)

Let me start off by saying that yes I know both Silver Dollar City, and Dollywood are owned by the same company. With that being said, who is copying who?

At first Dollywood (Silver Dollar City, Tennessee) followed in the foot steps of Silver Dollar City. For example, Fire in the Hole was built in 1972 followed by Blazing Fury in 1978.

More recently however, it seems that Silver Dollar City is now following the dust trails of Dollywood. For example, Thunder Express was built in 1989 followed by Thunderation in 1993. River Battle was built in 2008 followed by River Blast in 2010.

Now with rumors speculating that Silver Dollar City may build its own version of the Mystery Mine, who is copying who?

More importantly, has Dollywood become Silver Dollar City’s testing grounds? :)

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