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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: June 18, 2022, 07:14:47 AM »
Thereís barely enough room for a queue let alone a gift shop and why would they take photos on a coaster that will be mainly in the dark.  Seriously?

$$$$$$ on ride photos are easy money. They wouldnít be the first place to have photos on a dark ride. Iím not saying that it will happen, just trying to point out that is not as unreasonable as you seem to think.

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2022)
« on: June 09, 2022, 12:41:53 PM »
Let's get started on 2022 (now that we're almost halfway through the year).  Disney selected me as one of 50 teachers in the nation for their 50 Teachers Celebration.  The first link below is a list of all the things I encountered on my four-day journey, complete with walking down Main Street USA with no tourists, grand marshalling the fantasy parade in Magic Kingdom, riding Guardians of the Galaxy:  Cosmic Rewind on opening day after hours with the Imagineer who designed the attraction, and more.

Other links will be activated when I post them.  Another destination in on deck for this summer, so I should have plenty to share at that time, too.

If you're inclined to care about any of this, enjoy...

50 Teachers:  Encountering the World of Disney
50 Teachers Celebration:  ​Destination Disney
50 Teachers Celebration:  The Grand Floridian
50 Teachers Celebration:  Registration and Swag
50 Teachers Celebration:  Time to Explore EPCOT
50 Teachers Celebration:  The Magic Kingdom
50 Teachers Celebration:  Back to the Magic
50 Teachers Celebration:  Daytime Programming
50 Teachers Celebration:  Evening Programming
50 Teachers Celebration:  Visiting the Animals
50 Teachers Celebration:  It's Hot in Hollywood
50 Teachers Celebration:  Departing Disney

Riding with an imagineer sounds like an awesome experience. Really it all does. Iím looking forward to reading more about your experience.

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Itís originally British. It aired on a BBC kids station.

Itís available for streaming in the US on Hulu and possibly Netflix.

Wikipedia has some details on it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuggington

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White Water Discussion / Re: What is the deal with WW?
« on: June 01, 2022, 07:47:54 AM »
Seems like rumor mill nonsense. Iím pretty sure I saw the same post, the OP of that didnít seem at all like a trustworthy sourceÖ. Why would they name it after Dolly? They really donít need her name SDC is doing great on its own.

As far as closing WW to open a water park adjacent to SDC itís possible but I canít imagine they would close WW before the new park is ready and with no construction currently occurring, the possibility of a whole park being ready by next may is virtually zero. It could be part of a long term plan but I canít see it happening for at least 2 years, but more likely it would be 3-5 years.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: New Metal Detectors
« on: May 02, 2022, 12:34:47 PM »
I just hope they are consistent with their procedure. Last year almost every time I went security wanted me to do something different at the check point so I never knew what to do to be ready and help speed the process along.

I also set off the detector several times and they didnít wand me or do anything extra other then ask or my shoes have steel toes(they do). It all left me feeling like itís just theater and not very good security.

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Interesting. Was it a post visit survey or just one they emailed out to random people?


Iím assuming they would view Johnny Morris properties as one of the main competitors for a resort. I think we are all thinking that is a likely thing to be built in the next several years.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Refillable Mugs
« on: April 02, 2022, 07:52:34 AM »
I believe if you buy additional mugs at the same time the additional ones are 12.99.


Is the vip tumbler smaller? Iím pretty sure in 2020 they held the same amount of liquid. If they are different itís probably only a couple ounces.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: February 11, 2022, 01:21:23 PM »
I was looking at SDC job openings today and noticed that they have an opening for a food service position at fried fancies.

Iím assuming from that post that they will have Flossieís rebuilt and open this year.

Anyone seen anything else or heard recent rumors on rebuilding from the fire?

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2022 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: February 02, 2022, 07:31:57 AM »

Having (what I'm assuming to be) a travelling exhibit they could easily have tour the parks is an excellent way to start out doing attractions for the parks without being too bombastic or out of place. Just curious where they're gonna be locating it...

M assuming it would be in the carousel barn or the building attached to tatter twistÖ. If itís bigger than what those buildings can hold then maybe out in pumpkin plaza. I suppose red gold hall would be the other optionÖ

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Construction/Rumors / Re: Future SDC Development Speculation (Long-term)
« on: January 20, 2022, 09:06:54 AM »
Why would that make the train less enjoyable?


Itís hard for me to see them taking out FM and not adding in some type of dark ride in a boat. A dark ride in a boat is such a theme park staple. Plus, They really donít have a lot of rides that are good for the full family(baby all they way to 99 year old) to do together.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: December 28, 2021, 04:14:31 PM »
The park message today is a bit different than most of the recent high crowd day messages. They are straight up saying they are out of parking spaces. Not that the park is simply busy, but that they literally have no more room to park people. I've never seen them say that before. I wonder if they are still parking people behind the bank?

I understand staff shortages and get the lower park capacity but how are they running out of parking when they are at about 2/3 of the real max capacity. (My understanding is that pre-pandemic capacity was 24k-25k, current capacity is about 16k)

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Future Festivals
« on: December 23, 2021, 04:30:45 PM »
Iíd like to see a worlds fair event. Something tying in to the historical world fairs.

I like the idea of a food and wine fest, but am not sold on having alcohol in the park. There already seems to be an increasing number of unkind guests in the city and I fear alchool would increase that more.
Maybe a home cooking or country cooking festival.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: December 15, 2021, 09:03:42 AM »
SDCfan88, I'm assuming you are advocating for closing parks/large outdoor events based on NOAA's SPC forecast. would a marginal risk be enough to have them closed or would you say it has to be a higher risk than that? what do they do when they open and there wasn't a risk for that day but in the morning update at 11 am there is now a risk? I can see both sides of this, I think there should be some level of threat that they close the park for, I'm just not sure what an appropriate threshold is. I follow severe weather pretty close, covered severe weather for the radio station I worked at in college, and live in Joplin.

I hope SDC will take some steps to make the park safer in the event of severe weather(signs designating shelter spaces and building some shelters into future buildings)

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Construction/Rumors / Re: Future SDC Development Speculation (Long-term)
« on: November 20, 2021, 03:04:46 PM »
So here's a quick look at some thoughts I've had. I like the idea of a hotel down by the lake. A second park on some of the Indian ridge land feels like a natural expansion and would add options to expand while keeping SDC more on theme.  A steampunk alternate history theme could be really fun. I'd love to see a new waterpark, with deeper more immersive theming.  the park and waterpark could share parking in the Indian ridge area. Last and maybe least likely an indoor resort hotel/entertainment complex. something similar to greatwolf lodge. I think its a stretch for them to do something like that but I think they could and it would be profitable.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Souvenir Mug For 2022
« on: November 20, 2021, 02:18:38 PM »
the mugs that come with the gold pass are the standard refill mugs. you can refill them for around $2 with regular drinks and I think $2.50-$3(i'm not 100% sure on the price), they would be very similar to the pre-2012 mugs. they are like all post-2012 mugs only good for one year.

the Vip mug/tumblers are a thing they started a couple of years ago, they are $70 and can be added to your season passes. they offer free refills of all drinks(other than ice cream drinks).

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