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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: February 23, 2023, 06:25:30 PM »
ON TOPIC: Here are several photo updates of current projects

Parking Lot
http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2023/02/city-update-parking-sdc.html

We've heard that this project won't be completed until this summer, so it will be interesting to see where they will park everyone here in a couple of weeks when the park opens for the season on March 11th

Understatement of the year? Decade? Century?

Drove through the area on Tuesday, 2/21. It's hard to imagine the park being ready to open March 11. Maybe the large paved lot out at Notch will be used for parking.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 20, 2023, 12:54:37 PM »
There was a public forum in December about significant changes to Highway 76 and Indian Point Road.

https://www.bransontrilakesnews.com/news_free/article_34dd00ca-7bb8-11ed-b408-f3710f84e5eb.html

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Citizen injured
« on: December 23, 2022, 07:44:01 AM »
The Thunderation incident fine is a slap on the wrist. That was such a tragic loss of life. What a crappy year for SDC. The last few years in general have been terrible for them.

I was surprised to see the fine was a little over $14,000. Thought it would have been much higher.

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Don't know who owns it but we have been staying at the Barrington Hotel near the Mansion Theater for the past 2 years. Has a hot breakfast buffet and most nights has dessert offered.

Has always been very clean and is quiet. Rooms have darkening shades and a mini fridge. There is a microwave on each floor by the ice machine. Hotel is in process of being renovated. Some rooms have both cable and streaming TV. There is also an indoor pool and spa.

We usually pay 69 - 89 -- rates go up on weekends plus will also go up some more on nights there is a big concert at the Mansion since it is within walking distance. You can see the room rate for the night when you make reservations on the website.

Nearby is Big D's BBQ, Culver's, Panda House, McDonald's, Pizza Ranch, Noodle 21, and other restaurants and shopping.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2022 Crowds / Trip Reports
« on: November 25, 2022, 09:44:01 AM »
Missed getting a Christmas ornament by 1 festival and the employee refused to sell it to us. Said we had to come back next year in order to buy one. We were waffling on buying 1 season pass and using BAFs like we did this year but the extra high price on the pass plus the attitude of the employee confirmed our decision not to buy so we waited in line for 30 minutes for nothing.

Glad they stuck to their gut and didnít sell it to you to be honest. Seemed like you were the one with an attitude and not the employee, they have their own rules to follow. 🤷🏻‍♂️

He didn't say that it was against the policy to sell it to us. We didn't have this issue before so if it is policy, we didn't know, and he didn't inform us. There were only 2 employees selling passes, and they needed help. There was also an issue with the people he waited on before us. We just said thank you for your time and we left. 

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Read in a recent issue of Branson Tri-Lakes News that this motel has been sold to a developer who is converting it to more permanent lodging. It's the same developer who bought the nearby Angel Inn and converted it.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2022 Crowds / Trip Reports
« on: November 24, 2022, 01:53:48 PM »
Was there on Sunday 11/20 12:30 to 7:30. Very busy, long lines, had to be prepared to wait to ride, to attend shows, and to buy food and drinks. Poor women at the stand by the saloon where frozen lemonade is usually sold was working by herself trying to make various food in a waffle cone, sell drinks, and take money. She definitely needed help. Quickest place to get food and drink was the new place across from the Boatworks that is set back off the sidewalk and backs up to Foggy Hollow. We got in and out in about 5 minutes.

Speaking of Foggy Hollow why go to the effort to hang all of those lights in the trees and not have them on during the Christmas festival? Why wasn't the pathway open?

Coming Home for Christmas was okay but it reminded me of what Andy Williams used to do during his Christmas shows on TV and in his theater except there was no big name star in this show. At times there was just polite applause at the expected applause spots in between songs.

The performers in Dickens seemed much more comfortable with the new music this year. Applause was much more enthusiastic during this show. We enjoyed it.

Also saw the saloon show. I have not ever seen such a long line at the bar before the show started. People were really wanting hot drinks becaue the day was so cold. Not much of a story to this year's show. We didn't make it to the Living Nativity at the Dockside or the Spoken4 gospel quartet show at Riverside or the parade.

Missed getting a Christmas ornament by 1 festival and the employee refused to sell it to us. Said we had to come back next year in order to buy one. We were waffling on buying 1 season pass and using BAFs like we did this year but the extra high price on the pass plus the attitude of the employee confirmed our decision not to buy so we waited in line for 30 minutes for nothing.

From car tags seen at the park and around Branson more and more people are coming from further away. Also more and more people must have off all of Thanksgiving week. We were in Branson Sunday - Tuesday and it was busy.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / SDC Christmas 10Best Voting 2022
« on: November 19, 2022, 10:13:43 AM »
SDC is currently in first place for the USA Today 10BEST Theme Park Holiday Event. Here's the link if you would like to vote. You may vote once a day per device. SDC has one several times including last year.


https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-theme-park-holiday-2022/

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 03, 2022, 11:14:37 AM »
I am not paying for some sort of increased level in order to not have blackout dates.  I am about 98% sure I am not buying passes for next year and if they implement blackout dates, I will be done for good. 

Yeah I am kinda on the fence and for the first time in a decade debating if I wanna bother with getting passes for next year myself. But thats only one factor in my reasoning.

Me too...

Me too...
Instead of buying 2 passes this year as we have for many years, my husband bought 1 gold pass and I went with the BAF tickets included on his pass so we had fewer visits this year. Not sure that we will even do that for next year.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Silver Dollar City Purchased Land
« on: October 29, 2022, 10:31:20 AM »
According to this article in Branson Tri-Lakes News, demolition on the buildings started on 10/26:

https://www.bransontrilakesnews.com/entertainment/article_8135deb6-5588-11ed-abf5-4f0bc6c73c06.html

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Old Time Christmas Shows poll
« on: October 21, 2022, 12:07:51 PM »
Change in music for A Christmas Carol was made due to copyright issues. I wasn't a fan of It's a Wonderful Life and not a fan of the replacement. So I can't vote in the poll because there is not a good option for me to select.

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Haven't experienced this in the fall but have on Thursdays and Fridays in April and May.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2022 Crowds / Trip Reports
« on: September 24, 2022, 10:01:26 AM »
Went to the first day/night of Harvest Festival/Crafts and Pumpkins in the City. There were people in the park on Wednesday but it was not crowded. Staffing levels seemed higher than my last visit during Bluegrass and BBQ. Enjoyed Eastern Heights, the Branson band that is providing the 6 pm show throughout the festival. Was about 50 minutes of music, no intermission. Was a variety of country and pop music from 80s - current. It was a little loud.

The fog from Foggy Hollow really carried into other areas of the park. It filled the front of the Boatworks Theater during the 7:30 show of Lindley Creek.  The band was calling it their spooky set due to the fog. The bluegrass group will be playing the late afternoon and evening shows throughout the festival at the Boatworks.

There were no shows in the Opera House, Riverside Playhouse or Red/Gold.

We have decided to give up on Chester's Chips which used to be our favorite place. No matter what time of the day we have made a purchase last year or this year, the chips have been cold. Within the basket we got Wednesday at 5 pm, we had crispy chips and raw chips but all cold.

Didn't see any promotional signs for the new Fire in the Hole.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC 10Best Halloween Event
« on: September 24, 2022, 09:45:19 AM »
SDC ended up in 7th place.

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