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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC gets sued
« on: March 17, 2023, 02:18:18 PM »
On average, donít they get sued at least once a day?

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: food trucks at the city
« on: February 22, 2023, 03:25:48 PM »
No interest here.  :(

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: February 14, 2023, 01:29:19 PM »
Massive expansions can also be derailed by pandemics, economic downturns, Chinese balloons, and alien invasions.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: February 10, 2023, 08:30:23 AM »
Don't forget the canned tomato clue...or was that a red herring?

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: February 10, 2023, 08:29:21 AM »
The James/Younger gang committed their first bank robbery on February 13th, 1866 in Liberty Missouri.  Could the date have something to do with that?  And if not then at least I threw in some Missouri History.  You're welcome History Buff!   :)

If only!  There are so many blown opportunities to educate.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 31, 2023, 11:02:23 AM »
Hmmm, some are going to speculate that it's somehow related to FITH. I could see them making a half announcement - letting people know that FITH is in its final year and teasing the next thing. They wouldn't want to announce the new ride too early since that may encourage people holding off until next year to visit. The recent closure of Splash Mountain and the public's reaction to that may have shifted their strategy to closing FITH. They must know people would be mad if it closed suddenly without warning at the end of the year even with a "replacement" on the way. People are still mad about Lost River...

But I agree it's probably something smaller. Either a food stand or a summer event most likely.

Any chance of a new show in Red Gold?  Probably not if they didn't market it during the season-pass-selling frenzy. 

Odds are it's the new "food court" area along with the furnishings store.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 28, 2023, 11:44:37 AM »
I figured it was the Veggie Tales coming back i.e. Bob the Tomato  ;) They were at SDC around 2000 - 2003 or so

They've canned Bob!!!

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 28, 2023, 11:43:47 AM »
The worst for me was the "Baldknobber Camp. Ya'll Keep Out" sign on Fire in the Hole. Ugh. Looks like it was made on a Cricut.

Why in the world would a secret vigilante group put up a sign to identify their hiding place anyway?

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 20, 2023, 09:43:31 AM »
^Not to mention the last big parking remodel was a huge blunder.  The current parking is hugely confusing, especially for new guests.  There is a lot of unused space, and it's too easy for cars to find themselves on tram-only routes.  Plus the signs often point one direction while the traffic directors aim you in another.  Instead of an engineer, it was as if they hired the Dippin' Dots kid to design the parking lot.  Hopefully, things will be improved.  Only time will tell.

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread for 2023
« on: January 06, 2023, 07:55:28 AM »
suggestion --- in your travels try -- STRATACA: KS Underground Salt Museum and the Cosmosphere - both in Huchinson KS if you are passing that way. Two very interesting museums - One is a Salt mine tour and the other is a offshoot of the Smithsonian space museum.

Kevin


I can't give a better endorsement for Hutchinson, Kansas.

We've been a couple of times, but finally spent a day at the Cosmosphere.  I can attest that it really does take a full day.  People probably don't imagine a space museum in the middle of the country and in such a small town, but this place is world-class, with the most complete German rocket collection, as well as the largest Russian display outside of Moscow.  As far as the U.S. is concerned, you get to see real artifacts from some of the best of the Apollo Missions, including the Apollo 13 capsule.

Strataca takes you deep into the earth where the salt mine is still in operation.  A couple of riding tours drives you into historic areas that have been untouched since the 1950s.  In one area, movie and television films are stored, as well as props and costumes from some prominent features.  A newspaper in pristine condition displays a headline that announces the assassination of Lincoln.  All of these are preserved in the salt.

I have several pictures in these reports from our legendary COVID travels in 2020:


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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Season passes next year....
« on: January 04, 2023, 09:57:44 AM »
Received ours in the mail.  Same ol' passes.  Is there an upcharge to turn them into digital?

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Season passes next year....
« on: December 30, 2022, 11:21:01 PM »
If you really did not use the passes at all, and they really refuse to roll them over, then they need to issue a refund.  If not, then I would be done with SDC.  I know I did not buy passes for next year, will reevaluate 2024.

I don't think they are really obligated to refund me.  They did issue a working season pass, and it was not their fault that it was unused.

I won't go into it publicly, but things worked out with my season pass issue.  SDC made it work for us.  I will be sure to use my pass in '23.


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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Season passes next year....
« on: December 23, 2022, 03:40:33 PM »
Well, our attempts to roll over my pass for '23 are coming up as a failure.  Apparently, with the COVID rollover, this would be our third year.  I hadn't imagined the COVID mess would come around to bite us again, but here we are.  They're telling us we can't roll it over, even with a fee, for a third year.  I can't find any rules about it on the website, but there's really nothing we can do about it.  Now we know:  three strikes, you're out - unless that rule changes and they do away with all rollovers in the future.  I mean, it's not like I didn't visit - we used BAFs - but we might have played it a little looser had we known.

If you used any part of the pass benefits it counts as a used pass. If You used the BAFs associated with your pass it counts as using the pass so it would be ineligible for rollover.

We were pretty careful with that.  They said it was the fact that it would be the third year that exempted it from rolling over.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Season passes next year....
« on: December 23, 2022, 10:23:01 AM »
Well, our attempts to roll over my pass for '23 are coming up as a failure.  Apparently, with the COVID rollover, this would be our third year.  I hadn't imagined the COVID mess would come around to bite us again, but here we are.  They're telling us we can't roll it over, even with a fee, for a third year.  I can't find any rules about it on the website, but there's really nothing we can do about it.  Now we know:  three strikes, you're out - unless that rule changes and they do away with all rollovers in the future.  I mean, it's not like I didn't visit - we used BAFs - but we might have played it a little looser had we known.

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2022)
« on: December 19, 2022, 04:20:53 PM »
All right.  I know I'm a little late with these, but if you're interested in my Jamestown//Williamsburg/Yorktown reports you can find them at the link below (I'm not going to spend a whole day individually linking them.).  These heavy-on-the-photos reports are located at the bottom of the page under the heading 2022 TEACHERS INSTITUTE RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM where, if interested, you may read about this amazing week.


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