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Random Talk / Re: SDCFans Teachers
« on: July 16, 2021, 01:01:14 PM »
CONGRATS!

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2021)
« on: June 21, 2021, 10:05:06 AM »
Headed to Key West for the first time next week.  Any suggestions?

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Are they still limiting attendance numbers each day?

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Fall numbers
« on: October 12, 2020, 11:28:05 AM »
Planning on a visit this weekend.  Is SDC still limiting the amount of guests in the park?  I know they quit the reservation requirements for season pass holders, but I never heard if they are still limiting numbers.  I know it will probably be busy since Oklahoma is on fall break this weekend, but as an educator, this is the only time I can get off at this time of year....so I just have to put up with it.


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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: OPENING JUNE 13, 2020
« on: June 01, 2020, 02:34:58 PM »
13 & 14 already full.  Don't know if the reservation side is down or not, but I keep getting "no available dates" for the entire season!  Also, it is showing the validity for season passes to be from 01/19/2020 to 06/15/2021.

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Other Parks / Re: Bell's Developments
« on: June 01, 2020, 09:35:11 AM »
Fingers crossed!

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: November 19, 2018, 10:47:36 AM »
It was nuts Saturday night!  It wasn't too bad around the park up until around 4pm, then it was shoulder-to-shoulder.  We walked in a little after 11am and like I said, it wasn't too bad.  We waited a little under an hour to ride TT, however after the 7pm parade, the line for the Train stretched to Cowboy Jepp's!

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Pictures from the Past!
« on: August 27, 2018, 07:19:31 PM »
That is a cool picture!

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Favorite "spots" in the city
« on: June 01, 2018, 10:10:16 AM »
I loved to stand at the knife maker and watch Ray hammer out a blade.  Gone WAY too soon.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Fire In the Hole/Flooded Mine
« on: May 25, 2018, 10:12:14 PM »
I want a good theme park, not just another coaster park.  While signs and creative names help, it is the well-done dark rides, simulators, and shows (in theme - no deviation) worth seeing (not stunts ordered from a catalog of "entertainers") that can really push the unique theme of a park and set it apart from the rest.  Any theme will do, as long as it is consistent.

I've been saying that for quite a while now.  We can't afford to lose another classic.  Speaking of classic, how long was the diving bell in operation anyway?  Now that was a cool ride and cutting edge for it's time.  Imagine what it could be like today!

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Fire In the Hole/Flooded Mine
« on: May 18, 2018, 03:00:28 PM »
A lot of the things that people complain about on FM and FITH could have been fixed years ago for not a lot of money in the broad scheme of things. They'll spend tens of millions on a shiny new coaster, but neglect $10,000 of cosmetic repairs for a ride that the entire family has enjoyed for generations.


PREACH!

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: March 28, 2018, 06:50:36 PM »
Yeah, you get some noise from both, however the screams are loud!  LOL

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: March 28, 2018, 01:33:18 PM »
Regarding the porch, what I was referring to was don't plan on going back there to sit a have a quiet moment anymore.  This was my go to place to simply have a seat and relax.  Yes the porch is still there, and yes it was open, but the scenery is gone and it is far from being quiet.  In fact, it has become more or less an observation deck for TT.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: March 25, 2018, 10:42:27 AM »
Oh....something else they need to address.  It has always been somewhat of a problem in the past, but it really seemed to be getting worse is the drivers proceeding in the right lane to enter the parking lot.  As we are all lined up nice and neat in the left lane to enter parking lot 2, you have this stream of folks speeding up in the right lane then jumping in whenever they feel like it.  I actually had someone honk at me because I wouldn't let them in in front of me!  As we stood in line for the tram, it hit me....what's the different between that and someone just walking up to the tram and cutting in front of everyone and getting on the tram?  I don't know, maybe it's just me, but I consider that extremely rude.  SDC needs to split that road and make people commit to the right lane if that's where you are at.  Wouldn't take much more than a metal barrier between the left and right lanes to cure that problem.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: March 25, 2018, 10:36:42 AM »
Was at the city last Thursday (22nd) and it was insane with the amount of people.  As we were leaving, I asked the lady at the candy shop what the number was and she said it was over 20k.  She went on to say "the bad part was they were only expecting about 11k!"  The PTB really needs to address this  partial opening stuff as the crowd has nothing to do but wait in line.  I had 6 other people with me wanting to ride TT, but when they heard the wait time was between 2 1/2 and 3 hours...we walked on by.  Even the teenagers agreed that it was crazy to wait in line for 3 hours to ride a 1 minute ride!  We hit FM early and walked right on and I'm glad we did because a little later, the line extended past the train station.  Never got to ride the Train because that line extended to the Christmas store.  Homestead pickers were inside the cabin and it was PACKED for the 1:30 show.  In fact, I ended up standing the entire time buy worth it.  Those guys are always fun to be with.  I was disappointed to learn that I have now lost my go-to place to relax...on the back deck of the culinary school overlooking echo holler.  I was also disappointed with the new layout around the TT-TNT-FM exit area.  It gets really congested there and from what I witnessed it seems that people just are standing there looking around with that "I'm lost" look on their face.  I have to admit, when we got off of FM and walked out the door I had the same look on my face!  LOL  Food lines began to form around 11:30 am and lasted until around 3pm or so.  SDC really seemed to be understaffed in the food areas.  I had a hot dog at Franks and that poor lady was by herself working her can off.  We joked that with the amount of gloves she had to go through, they could have hired another person just to take the money so she could keep her gloves on!  We finally had enough of the crowd and left the city around 4:30 or so.  At that time, it appeared that all the parking lots were pretty full.

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