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Random Talk / Do some dang research....
« on: April 27, 2023, 09:09:17 AM »
Just a little gripe, but it seems like people have forgotten how to do simple research for information. With the internet age - you can basically do anything by doing a Google search, then YouTube example videos, etc. Heck I've done a lot of work around the house figuring out appliances, cars, etc. using this method. But go to the Silver Dollar City Facebook pages - and some of those simple questions that show up are just mind blowing. I usually answer those by giving a link to the SDC website.

Some examples:
  • Can you buy tickets online before you get to the park? - um, yes, go to, select tickets and passes
  • Do I get any discounts with my season pass? - um, yes, go to, select tickets and passes - look at the benefits list
  • I hear you can't use BAF passes on Friday - um no, look at your BAF Passes, they list the restrictions on each individual pass

I see these kinds of questions on several different pages (not just SDC) and it makes me wonder if we've forgotten how to do simple research?

BTW, does anyone know when White Water opens for the year?? -  ;)


General Silver Dollar City Talk / SDC Festivals 2023
« on: October 21, 2022, 08:44:06 AM »
SDC released their festival line up for 2023.

Spring Break: March 11-26
Street Fest: April 6-30
Bluegrass & BBQ: May 4-29
Summer Celebration: June 3 - July 16
Summer Nights: July 17-30
Season Pass Appreciation:  August 7-13
Southern Gospel Picnic: August 24 - Sep. 4
Country Music Days: Sep. 8 - 10
Harvest Fest: Sep. 16 - Oct. 28th.
An Old Time Christmas: Nov. 4 - Dec. 30th.

So anything worth discussing here?


Other Parks / Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast SFOT to give final rides Sept. 11
« on: August 28, 2022, 01:29:20 PM »
No details….just this picture (not mine) of the announcement.


Other Parks / Worlds of Fun 2023
« on: July 09, 2022, 01:47:10 PM »
As Swoosh has mentioned a new coaster is coming to WOF in 2023 - you can go to his site and see some photos.

The City Plan Review portal has pretty much confirmed it's a wood coaster:

So what kind of wood coaster do you think it could be? Maybe a family RMC?


Branson Talk / New Coaster In Branson...
« on: April 01, 2022, 02:07:23 PM »
I noticed Track #3 has installed one of those SBF Visa Group Spinning Coasters.


Hey SDC Fans - in September the Cities of Tulsa and Springfield (as well as many other across the US) will host the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Walk / Run events. Come join us as we bring awareness and raise money for the fight against Childhood Cancer.

Last year between the walk / run and the Memphis marathon, I raised $17,001 for the hospital. If you want you can help me out this year as I try to get to over $20,000. Here is my fundraiser link:

Something you might not know:
Tulsa and Springfield have St. Jude Affiliate clinics. Children at these clinics are treated just like if they were in Memphis - they will never receive a bill for treatment, housing, food, or travel. This also allows the local St. Jude patients the ability to stay closer to home for treatments. So for most SDC Fans, St. Jude really is not just a national charity, but a local one.

Also, I am a former patient of St. Jude. In 1980 at the age of 9 I was diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma. The doctors at St. Jude were the only ones that gave us hope...and in April of this year I will be a 40 year survivor!

If you would like to help, please join the Tulsa or Springfield events and help us help the children and families of St. Jude.


Part 1: - SDC, Outlaw Run, Mystic River, et.

Part 2: - Big Cedar

Okay don't be annoyed they call the place Silver Springs, and Outlaw Run is just Outlaw - but the video is too cool....


Branson Talk / The Branson Coaster Accident
« on: June 22, 2021, 12:03:00 PM »
Did you all see where there was an accident at "The Branson Coaster" last weekend? What I read from Facebook posts they say the 12-year old boy became scared, stopped his car, then proceeded to exit but became trapped under the coaster? I haven't seen any official updates - so I'm hoping the child is recovering and they have fixed the issue on the ride. Is there any official word anywhere on what might have happened??


Other Parks / SFA - Harley Quinn - Support Vibration
« on: June 22, 2021, 11:55:34 AM »
Did you see where the Harley Quinn ride at Six Flags America malfunctioned causing one of the support columns to begin harmonic vibration? This kind of vibration could have busted the ride completely apart.

Here's a tweet that has video of the support vibrating:


General Silver Dollar City Talk / Dec 31st, Jan 1st, 2nd - Question
« on: December 14, 2020, 07:54:19 PM »
We're going to make one final trip to SDC this year - but we will be in Branson Dec. 31, Jan 1, 2. I know Holiday in the Park is over during those three days, but what does that mean?

Are there still lights on in the park at night (still open until 7pm)? Will the Frisco Barn still be selling Christmas ornaments? I'm assume all the shows are done, and the special food will be gone...I just didn't know if they kept the lights on and were still selling Christmas merchandise.


Random Talk / 24 hour Marathon Build
« on: October 17, 2020, 01:40:40 AM »
It’s been quiet around here so I thought I’d share something we did this summer for a St. Jude patient.


General Silver Dollar City Talk / Silver Dollar Membership
« on: January 07, 2020, 08:45:16 PM »
I received an email announcing a "Silver Dollar City Diamond Membership - for Tulsa Area only". I'm betting though there are other locations they are offering this as well.

The membership is $250 or $25/month and includes:
Unlimited Visits to SDC
Unlimited Visits to White Water
8 One Day Guest Vouchers
1 Free Showboat Cruise
10 Visits to Incredible Pizza Tulsa
1 Front of the line on Mystic River Falls
20% off select food and beverage at Silver Dollar City and White Water

The two park pass is $168 and the difference between this pass and the two park pass:
1 Free Showboat Cruise
10 Visits to Incredible Pizza Tulsa
1 Front of the line on Mystic River Falls
20% off select food and beverage at Silver Dollar City and White Water

So is the above worth the additional $82 to you? The cruise is around $57. If you go to Incredible Pizza the buffet ticket and $10 in game play is worth $20.99 itself. So had I not already purchased my season passes, I might really consider one of these passes instead.


Other Parks / Six Flags Hotels?
« on: June 25, 2019, 10:21:18 AM »
I received a survey from Six Flags asking quite a bit about lodging, where I would stay, why we stayed there, etc. when going on vacation that included a theme park. Then they asked if a "Six Flags" hotel (that was within walking distance to the front gate of the park) would be of interest to me if the cost was $199/night. My answer was no because I could get a much better deal somewhere else.

Then they asked me if I thought $199/night would be a good deal with the following options:
1. Lunch and Dinner included in the park
2. 5 - front of the line passes
3. Front of the line passes for all of the big attractions.

So maybe, Six Flags will be entering the "resort" type market soon?


Branson Talk / Branson places to skip so not to waste your time....
« on: March 24, 2019, 05:35:18 PM »
I know we have a list of Branson restaurants to go to when in town, but what about places to avoid?

My contribution to the not waste your time: The 80's Store
I'm a kid of the 80's so when I saw "The 80's Store" I was excited to visit......However, I was very disappointed. Vintage Stock is a better "80's" store than this place. There is so much potential to be had that wasn't being reached at all....maybe it's just early in the year.

They had a few t-shirts, a few albums, etc. - But no real selection. No 80's memorabilia that was worth admiring, etc. Looking on Amazon, you can search for just about any 80's band and find posters, t-shirts, etc. so there is a source of 80's inventory somewhere. Anyway, ended up being a waste of 5 min, 8 if you include parking.


Other Parks / Six Flags Coffin Challenge
« on: September 24, 2018, 01:40:59 PM »
For those that dare.....

The prizes though - are they worth it?
(This is just $10/ this isn't too much of a prize.)

•Two 2019 Gold Season Passes
(two passes at the current sale is $113.98)

•A Fright Fest Prize package including two VIP Haunted House passes 
($69.98 + what's in Fright Fest prize package)

•A ticket for two to ride the Freak Train for Freaks Unleashed
(not sure the value of this prize)

•Their coffin! That's right - the handcrafted coffin is yours to keep!
I had read a description on one of the sites that these were "slightly used" coffins. If these are real coffins and not just props - this could be the true value prize. These items are not cheap - so depending on the quality, material, etc. This part of the prize could be worth thousands of dollars.

So are these prizes worth you spending 30 hours in a coffin in the park?


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