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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: June 08, 2021, 10:14:07 AM »
We were there Friday as well to see the Beatles show. It was really good, but it was shorter than the afternoon show.  People in line with us were told it was only going to be a 45 min. show vs. the hr. and 15 min. show from the earlier one; not sure why.  I hope this doesn't become standard. Theatre was maybe half full. Concessions weren't open; not sure if that is temporary or not. Crowds were not bad at all.  One thing we noticed was that many places weren't honoring the season pass discounts.  Water was not $4.00/for two as advertised.  We asked at 3 different vendors and they wouldn't honor it. I was surprised at how many buildings were closed, including Percy's. Is this an employee issue? I think I did see the Rainmaker wagon on Main Street!  That's good news!  There was a couple in line for the concert that was very unhappy.  They came in at 5:00 thinking the park was open until 10.  They were sold tickets and 2 acv's, and weren't told the park was open for only 2 more hrs.  Expensive trip! It is their fault, but there isn't anything near tickets that says the hours, and it would've been nice if someone mentioned it.   

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: May 16, 2021, 07:58:10 PM »
I do believe that is accurate.  An Opera House worker told me about it Sunday, and that they are only letting in 150 people at a time.

This is incorrect.  There is no limits on capacity at any of the theatres anymore

It was correct on the day that I was told about it, and the first day of the Bluegrass Festival when I was there.  It has since changed reflecting new statements from CDC.

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The 6 p.m. show Sunday night had only about 150 people in attendance.  Granted it was a rainy day, but I got there about 4:00 and the rain had stopped.  She still put on a show as though it was packed, and it was great as usual.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: May 11, 2021, 02:12:19 PM »
I do believe that is accurate.  An Opera House worker told me about it Sunday, and that they are only letting in 150 people at a time.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Cowboy Festival
« on: May 06, 2021, 11:57:43 AM »
That's it, thanks!  I guess I overlooked it. They cancelled it for a couple of years, and I think they brought it back last year.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Cowboy Festival
« on: May 06, 2021, 10:15:26 AM »
Is the Cowboy Fest out again? I didn't see anything listed on the website. Their latest webpage is not all that user friendly, so maybe I'm overlooking it.

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It became a problem a year or so ago when someone convinced the county they wanted to put in stores, spas, attractions, etc., but they needed a stoplight and entry to get people interested in coming there.  The stoplight was horrible because there was no visual clearance and there were many mishaps.  You'll notice the stoplight has been pulled - thank GOD! - and now there's been no mention of the new business area.


I thought these stop lights were put in just after the land was put up for auction and sold, which the article says was in 2017.  I do know that I haven't been through that area since Dec of 2019 and they had been up for a long time before that.

I actually never remember the lights being functional and working ever.  The framework for the lights with turn lanes were there for a very long time, but I just can't remember the lights being in working order because there was nothing ever put in for them to be used for.

Pintrader, I was only partially correct as my hubs told me.  The lights were installed in 2018, but weren't yet functioning before they were pulled.  He says what I remember are the construction lights, and they did surprise a few drivers coming up the hill.  Here's some info I copied from Branson News - "The other reason the developers for the property, MD&D Investments, LLC, are starting with the intersection is what Troen calls a “sense of place.”

“It was really critical to say ‘Look, here is the Ridge at Table Rock Lake.’ Here is a place where you can say ‘Ah! We’ve arrived,’ and you can turn into the place, and to do so, you need to have a proper place of entry,” Troen said. “The signal is the key to doing that.”

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The County released a statement that told visitors that wanted to get a closer look of the Indian Ridge site that they would be cited for trespassing. I found their statement to be clever by telling people to go visit other Branson attractions that were fully open....

Crazy how Indian Ridge has been sitting out there forever, and just now it's become a problem because of TikTok. The way TikTok influences behavior is scary...it's not just cute annoying dances anymore.

Jay

It became a problem a year or so ago when someone convinced the county they wanted to put in stores, spas, attractions, etc., but they needed a stoplight and entry to get people interested in coming there.  The stoplight was horrible because there was no visual clearance and there were many mishaps.  You'll notice the stoplight has been pulled - thank GOD! - and now there's been no mention of the new business area.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: First time
« on: March 21, 2021, 10:07:11 AM »
I've always done "arrive after 3, next day free", but really seeing the park for the first time takes at least three full days.

I think I read that is no longer in effect. 

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Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread (2021)
« on: February 19, 2021, 04:47:35 PM »
{Chattanooga, Alexandria, DC},  {Badlands, Devils Tower, Custer Battlefield, Yellowstone, Tetons, Big Bear, Craters of the Moon, Zion, Bryce}

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Season pass benefit extension
« on: February 04, 2021, 06:13:54 PM »
Hindsight says maybe they should have just extended the 2020 passes all the way thru to 2021.  I am increasingly less and less impressed by the PTB, seems more geared toward the money these days.  What isnt though?

Check!

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC website
« on: January 25, 2021, 10:34:18 AM »
It's the overall look of it that's unappealing. Very generic -

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC Launches New Online Store
« on: November 15, 2020, 08:21:21 AM »
Yes!  Bring on the retro t-shirts! Great idea!

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Run to the Lights
« on: October 01, 2020, 03:02:38 PM »
For those that participate in this annual race, I just read that Run to the Lights has been cancelled for this year.  If you're already registered, you'll be getting an email about it soon. Bummer, but I understand the reason why.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / SDC website
« on: September 19, 2020, 02:09:53 PM »
Have you looked at the SDC website lately?  I don't think I've really looked at in a year, but i did today, and I think it's awful.  It's not as exciting, or unique, to view at as it used to be, and I think it's harder to use.  I couldn't find the whole month calendar anywhere - just the click on phrase for a specific days' events.

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