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Branson Talk / Re: 2nd Chick-Fil-A open
« on: December 30, 2023, 07:20:43 AM »

I live in a city with CFA right across from Popeyes, I like Popeyes food better but with 3-4 cars in the Popeyes drive through it takes 45+ minutes to get through. at chickfila I think our location usually does 80+ vehicles in that same 45 minutes. So count me in the it's the service/speed not the food group. the KFC's in my city seem to be just clean enough to not be shutdown for health code violations.

I think the only thing keeping KFC afloat is the Chinese market, apparently its huge over there.

My Popeyes is very efficient. Never spent more than a few minutes in line and like yours is directly across the road from CFA. I never got the CFL thing either. Prefer me a spicy Popeyes any day if I'm in a hurry but their bone in spicy chicken is addictive. Glad I am 20 minutes away.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2023 Crowds / Trip Reports
« on: December 22, 2023, 07:07:18 AM »
We were there on Dec. 9th and to be honest after dark the extreme crowds drowned out the lights. When all you see is a sea of people the lights are secondary. Got there about 10 AM and left about 7:00. Getting out was a disaster. The path between hospitality house and Ozark marketplace was at a standstill with people going in both directions. Scooters and wagons made it even worse.  We had a good time early in the day but as it got dark not so much. Ended up walking to stop 3 because the tram lines were so long to get out. Only 1 tram passed us on the way to the lot. Seems they were having trouble dispatching them with all the buses and trams trying to get into the correct spot.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2024 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 13, 2023, 02:33:01 PM »
Also, I'm reading conflicting reports about if FITH used to be longer.  Some say a portion of track was removed in the early 80's making the ride shorter.  This picture of the control panel seems to show that more track used to exist.

Yes,   it used to be longer. You can see where the track used to peel off at one point in the ride. I guess it is still there since I have not looked in years. Ill make it a point to look next month to see if you can still see it.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC Resort Survey
« on: October 17, 2023, 09:26:41 PM »
I do everything I can do to avoid surveys and keep my information private and you guys are begging to give it away. 😂 I delete every survey I get from them and they still keep coming.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2024 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 22, 2023, 01:48:03 PM »
Agree with losing the guns on FM.  Reinstall the cave in.  Make sure everything works, and then leave it the heck alone.

The "CAVE IN" was before my time. Can you describe it and where in the ride it happened?

it was actually, if I am remembering correctly, where the convicts are climbing the rope to escape.

Just above your head in that area there was a chicken wire ceiling. a recording would yell ,, watch out rock fall or rock slide I am not sure and there would be a loud rumbling then some strobes would go off and a lot of foam boulder shaped rocks would drop onto the chicken wire. it was pretty cool and effective.shortly after there was the ore washing station and that had a few jets of water the would turn off as you approached leaving you dry.

anyone else whom remembers PLEASE correct me if I missed anything or am mistaken.

my two cents

The boat would actually stop in the show area for this. The convicts voices first said I'm getting out of here then the rockslide portion but you pretty much hit the nail on the head.

I loved the flooded mine before the intrusive gun era came along. Now, I just try to block out all the pee pow noise and remember it like it was.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2024 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 17, 2023, 01:51:05 PM »
The PTB have completly knocked this one out of the park. I cannot wait to see the new technology in the scenes and audio. Don't know what to say except bring on 2024 so I can experience it. 

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Ride Station Cameras
« on: July 25, 2023, 04:21:36 PM »
Would be cool if they offered them as webcams so you could watch online.

I mentioned having webcams to Brad Thomas once and he looked at me like I had 3 heads!   I told him that I would imagine a lot of people would like to know what crows situation was before going for the day, or just like to watch.  He seemed a little more receptive after I explained, but didn't get the sense that he had the same feelings.

Watch roller coaster trains in a load station ? Uhh , kind of like watching paint dry to me. I do not believe the cost would be worth the few who would view this.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC now anti branson....????
« on: July 22, 2023, 05:51:30 PM »
If I can go to SDC and avoid the tourist trap that Branson is I will. Not much there that interests me at all and besides it all seems so broken down and old. Trashy empty lots and cheap motels. Unfortunately most of the AirBNBs are located where you have to travel through this mess or take a long route around. Hopefully the new resort will help and we can come in from the west and avoid it all.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 30, 2023, 02:21:11 PM »
sdcattractions Instagram post just says:


So what do you think? Will this be when the tomatoes are revealed?


I do not think it is 2.13.  The 1 is actually a capital I with a different font 3 at the end.

Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread for 2023
« on: January 06, 2023, 02:33:47 PM »
Our plans are option 1 Greece then over to Rome and Tuscany , then Barcelona and southern Spain. The other option is Germany in the winter to hit up some Christmas markets then up to Norway and Finland to see the Northern lights.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Season passes next year....
« on: December 23, 2022, 02:09:55 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.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / New Years eve.
« on: December 22, 2022, 07:58:02 AM »
SDC announced they would be open NYE from 10 to 6 yesterday if anyone is inclined to go. Probably trying to make a day up for the loss of today.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2023 Season Pass
« on: November 28, 2022, 02:01:35 PM »
Since I haven't purchased season tickets in a couple of years this has really been a new experience!  Now that you you have to print your own tickets, do they allow you to laminate them?  Or do you have to print a new one each time you visit?

I don't print. Do digital in the app.

Where does everyone stay these days? Are there any good locally-owned hotels left? Lodge of the Ozarks is locally-owned, but it's out of my price range.

We ABNB anytime we go.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Prime Rib at the Reunion Hall?
« on: November 16, 2022, 01:44:26 PM »
Looks like it is open until the 23rd of December according to the website. No hours listed after that.

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