Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - palallin

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 28
16
General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2022 Passes & Return of Kids Fest
« on: November 04, 2021, 08:32:15 AM »
What are the "VIP Access and Events"?

17
Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 05, 2021, 09:45:01 AM »
Because they “owe you”?
I’m sorry, did I accidentally click on DisTwitter or something?  They owe you nothing

An unjust assessment.  SDC was founded on, and continues to promise, nostalgia.  If they promise a "Great Past Ahead" of me, then they owe me that past. 

I am not afflicted with Novelitis:  I don't need something new every visit.  I go there precisely for the old. 

If they want to change that contract--and, remember,t hey are the ones making the offer--then they should not be surprised when I decide it is no longer worth my time or money.  I dread the day, but it looms closer every year as they update and homogenize and sensitize and modernize.  They creep ever closer to becoming Six Flags over Branson.  When that transformation is complete, I will not return.

So what, says Hershend?  Well, I spend a fair amount of money at the city every year (Covid notwithstanding), likely more than many of the people they are attracting by giving up on the nostalgia. 

And, one more point:  my sons--23 and 20--are no more interested in the modernization or the mega-rides than their parents are, so the appeal to youth is not universally successful. 

18
General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: October 05, 2021, 09:33:17 AM »
We were able to go to the city on Thursday, 9/30.  The day began very wet, but, by the time we finished breakfast at Mollie's, the rain was stopping.  Soon, it has ended altogether. 
We saw the Pickers at the Gazebo and the Saloon show at the Boatworks.  The Saloon show tries very hard to maintain continuity with its previous iterations, and the performers have all the necessary energy and talent.  I miss Dave and Rachel, but the current how is well worth the time.
We ate at the Rivertown Smokehouse for the first time.  The food was good and no more expensive than at many restaurants in town--in fact, probably less so.  Theming is nearly non-existent, but this we knew going in.  there did not seem to be a good way to get my wife in the door on her cart, so my son and I got the food while she found a table.  If we must have a modern building, why can it not have ADA accessibility?  The worst aspect of the meal was the noise from the show at the Dockside. 
In fact, probably the most disappointing aspect of the entire visit is the wretched pop being played all over the place.  We go to the city for traditional music, not hyper-electric pounding. 
We did dot he Pumpkin Stroll and saw the opening of the Party--and then escaped ASAP because of the noise there.
We caught up with several citizens whom we have missed much, but some others have retired in the interim, and we will miss seeing them even more.  The crafters were reduced in number, but the ones there were producing quality products.  We did get to chat with Buck Taylor for a good while--great guy!
We picked up a number of household items that we were out of or nearly out of, including spices and soap.  We replaced my wife's deep dish pie plate--her previous one had broken.  And we bought a rack to help keep them safer ;-)
We were pretty tired when we left--it was about as long a day at the city as we have ever spent--and happy that we didn't have to drive home immediately afterwards.  We enjoyed the day very much.

Related;  we went to see the sons the next day at the IMAX, and enjoyed their show quite a bit.  If you liked them at the city, you'll love them in the new venue.

19
General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: September 03, 2021, 08:40:35 AM »

But sometime little details, really mess up the big plans!!

For which reason I don't resent constructive correction  8)

20
General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: September 01, 2021, 08:14:31 AM »
Looks like we're finally going to get to go on either 9/30 or 10/1, probably the latter (as it a Thursday), but weather will play a role in the decision.  It's been almost two years!

LOL.  small detail... according to my calender 10-1 is a Friday?

OOOooops!  Yeah, I meant the FORMER.  (Reminder:  engage brain before typing.)
 :-[

21
General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: August 31, 2021, 11:29:40 AM »
Looks like we're finally going to get to go on either 9/30 or 10/1, probably the latter (as it a Thursday), but weather will play a role in the decision.  It's been almost two years!

22
My dream would be spending a tenth of the money a new super-duper-fantastic ride would cost, and bring back SDC Citizens, street shows, and small live acoustic music all over the park.

Agree 100%.  SDC cannot--and should not--compete with the Disney Empire or such places.  It has its niche, and it should excel using its strengths.  Everybody has sooper-dooper thrill rides; only SDC has its charm.

23
General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: July 07, 2021, 08:25:51 AM »
Likely couple a 400lb. heifers at the very front the raft.


Was that mean? Likely, but possibly true.

You could have made the point without being insulting.  If you feel the need to insult others like this, I suggest you re-examine your motives.

24
General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: May 18, 2021, 09:54:47 AM »
We were there Friday the 14th with capacity limits still in place.   It was pretty tough getting in to see any shows.  You needed to be in line at the Opera House an hour before each show if you expected to get in.

I was wondering how they were going to distinguish vaccinated from non.  I guess that is the answer, they won't  ;)

Only an hour?  Heck, We've waited in line longer than that at OTC!   ;D

I hope they do not try to distinguish between Vacc'd and Unvacc'd folks.  The risk is on them, not me, and I would be very disheartened to hear [German Accent]Papers, Please.[/German Accent] when attempting to get into a show or restaurant.

25
Profoundly sorrowful.  Rick was a great friend to my family.  During the times when my wife was disabled by her hip replacements, he always stepped forward to help us out.  Whenever he had a free minute, he was eager to chat and trade stories.  We have missed him since he left, and we mourn his passing.

26
Branson Talk / Re: Guided Tour Concept by SDC Attractions
« on: April 14, 2021, 09:25:11 AM »
I would really like to take those tours.  I realize that most people go to Branson just to take part in the glitz, the noise, and the roller coasters, but my interests diverge into the historical and the natural.  I suspect these tours will never be a huge money-maker, but, for a modest investment, they can expand the options.  Quite a few of the visitors are older folks, and they would more likely enjoy these than yet another a Mega-Whirly-SuperSpin-Twister ride.

27
General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Meetups
« on: March 01, 2021, 08:59:43 AM »
Tentatively planning for the 20th, several work and health issues pending.

28
General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Season pass benefit extension
« on: February 08, 2021, 08:50:37 AM »
I beleive the envelope arrived Saturday, but I haven't had a chance to verify that yet.

29
General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Season pass benefit extension
« on: February 03, 2021, 08:33:56 AM »
ON a related note, has anyone who transferred your 2020 passes to 22021 actually received the new ones yet?

30
Branson Talk / Re: Frontier comes back to BKG
« on: January 29, 2021, 08:48:25 AM »
Would somebody please translate the alphabet soup into English?

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 28