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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Disappointed in SDC website orders
« on: June 06, 2023, 12:45:15 PM »
I dunno if anyone else has ever had trouble with this kind of stuff, but I ordered an adventure pass for my 4 year old this past winter and now SDC says they have no record of it, so now we're stuck without one.
Last year I ordered one for another daughter who was eligible and never got anything in the mail nor did I get a confirmation email or letter.  However, when I emailed before our trip they said I just had to go to the ticket booth and bring the birth certificate and pick it up there so that's what we did.
Since I didn't get anything in the mail or via email this time either I just figured it was normal and just like last year.  Nope.  They say they don't have it and don't seem too empathetic, either.
I understand they are a business, but I ordered that pass, and if they want to go everything digital they better make sure it works.  So now I'm not sure if we can do season passes or just the 2 day pass as this is another $150 bucks for our family of 6.

Anyway, that's my rant!

White Water Discussion / How is white water this year? Any reviews?
« on: July 29, 2021, 03:59:03 PM »
My family is considering going to White Water on the next trip down this month.

Reviews online make it sound like it's always busy and hard to find chairs.

No way in heck I'm spending extra on a cabana, so what are the odds of getting chairs with umbrellas if we're there right at open?
Also, there's always different stuff online about bringing small coolers.  What is the policy, really?


General Silver Dollar City Talk / Dickens characters fired?
« on: June 06, 2021, 02:06:41 PM »
Well, I have not seen this posted yet so if I missed it my apologies.

The lead character as Scrooge for Dickens (Dave Wallace I believe his name is?) has apparently been fired by SDC (or let go as they say to make it sound nice) due to budget cuts. His girlfriend was also let go. These are two faces who have been there for awhile and of course incredibly talented.

This coupled with the news of the Sons means that Dickens must be on the chopping block, since one of the Sons was always Bob Cratchet, wasnt he?

SDC must not like a packed house for dang near every show. Makes no sense.

Hopefully Im wrong as that was such a great production, pound for pound the best stage show Ive seen.

Anyone else hear this?

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Season pass upgrade
« on: June 12, 2019, 09:38:18 PM »
Hello again all,
Next week I'm visiting, and I'm going to take advantage of the teacher's single day pass deal that SDC has going on.  I will get a free ticket for myself and a half off one for my wife, and my three girls are all under the age of 3.  I usually just buy season passes, but will be upgrading our single day tickets to season passes before we leave instead.  I've never done this before.

Where exactly do you go to upgrade?  Is it somewhere located in the hospitality house/Ozark marketplace in the exit?  I'm sure that the tickets are purchased at the entrance to the right....but I'm not sure of where the upgrade should take place.

Thanks for the tips, and thanks to SDC for recognizing teachers.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Busiest/Slowest days?
« on: June 12, 2019, 09:35:22 PM »
Hello all, I realize this is in no way scientific nor can we get a perfect answer, but I'm interested in what others have observed...
Of course this can depend on the weather and school calendar, etc.., but all else equal:

Which days are the "slowest" at SDC?

If I had to order it from busiest days to slowest days, would it go like this?


Or some other order?

Construction/Rumors / Final year for Cajun Connection
« on: June 10, 2018, 10:58:49 AM »
Looks like it is the end of an era according to Cedric....

SDC Memories/ Park History / Favorite "spots" in the city
« on: May 27, 2018, 09:59:27 AM »
Wat are some of your favorite small spots in the city? Theres a lot to mention but Ill start...

I love the pathway leading down to and around the knifeshop at Christmastime. Just somethin about it lit up at night, and its never crowded.

Another favorite spot of mine is standing by the ribhouse watching the LR go by.

Dollywood Discussion / Whats Dollywood like?
« on: June 30, 2017, 08:31:57 AM »
Never been there, but from what I gather its a lot like SDC? How comparable is it?

SDC Memories/ Park History / What IS this song??!
« on: June 15, 2017, 08:59:21 PM »

Click on the above youtube link. This is the chain drop song, not sure if its still used. But I cannot track down its title and who sings it (though i can picture a guy who used to sing it live at the gazebo at SDC)
Fast forward to 40 seconds to get the really recognizable part.
I have even emailed SDC...they have no idea. I find that strange. :-\
Hopefully someone here knows it!

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Week of car show weekend
« on: April 13, 2017, 01:58:05 PM »
Ive never been down around the time of the car show in august. Is everything super busy the whole week? Id imagine sdc and branson are busy during the actual weekend, but im wonderin more about the week days leading up to it and after. Thanks for replies  :D

Random Talk / How young is too young for SDC??
« on: April 08, 2016, 11:22:14 AM »
Just had my first child--a daughter!  Family usually goes to SDC in June and I'm wondering if a 2 month old is too little!   :-\  Can't miss SDC!!!  ;D  :o

Random Talk / Happy Easter
« on: April 05, 2015, 11:35:56 AM »
HE is risen!

Branson Talk / Montana Mike's
« on: December 13, 2014, 10:44:51 AM »
I had a big post written out about my experience there, but thought it would be better to sum it all up quickly instead of being too negative:
If you've never been to Montana Mike's and are wondering how it is, I would kindly tell you to go somewhere else.  The food was absolutely terrible.  I was shocked.
Has anyone else been there?  Like it?  Hate it?

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Thanksgiving
« on: August 29, 2014, 03:30:34 PM »
What is SDC like on Thanksgiving?  Do they have a special dinner, and if so, is it good? What's the crowd like?
The wife and I are thinking of going to Branson over the holiday weekend and would like to spend a few days at SDC if we do.
Thanks in advance.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Thank God for Silver Dollar City
« on: November 23, 2013, 09:26:24 AM »
I've been going to SDC for over twenty years, and yesterday I had an experience that was similar than those before, but it was also very unique.  I haven't felt this strongly about it in a long time.  I had to say it somewhere, so I came here because I know you'll understand.
Thank God this place exists.  Seriously.  Yesterday in the park I had to just stop myself and think about how wonderful a place this really is.  It's unlike anywhere else in the world, at least the world I come in contact with and hear about in the news every day.  We still have a place where God is naturally celebrated, unapologetically worshiped, out there in the open air public for all to see.  There is still a place where people care about family values.  As one mother said, our family is just "better" when we come to SDC.  The best part about it is, amongst all the lights, smiling employees, shows, preachin''s all REAL.  It's not fabricated, faked, or awkwardly created.  This park is what it is, and it doesn't give a damn what the politically correct might think.

To me, that's refreshing.
So let's all take a moment to stop worrying about the new rides, the banter about the pros and cons about the food, the types of passes and the weather, and reflect on the magical place we have found here and thank God it still exists.

I'll give a full review at a later date.  Thanks for reading my little rant.

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