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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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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)

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.

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)

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.

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).

Construction/Rumors / Re: Future SDC Development Speculation (Long-term)
« on: November 17, 2021, 09:09:22 AM »
In a thread about Indian Ridge, MG posted some GIS info showing land that SDC/Herschland owns, It got me curious about what all they do own in the area. They have a bit more land than I realized. Just for fun, I'd love to hear your thoughts on what cool things they could do with it over the next decade.

I think this shows all of their lands in stone county(at least around SDC), it is possible they have some subsidiaries that own other land but all of this was in their company names.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2022 Passes & Return of Kids Fest
« on: November 01, 2021, 11:39:17 AM »
I hope they are keeping the vip mugs. Iíve loved having that.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 03, 2021, 01:13:51 PM »
While on the train Wednesday, our conductor said they are remodeling the salon. I donít remember them saying that earlier this year(just saying things like the salon girls decided to take the show on the road). I donít know if they actually are doing a remodel. If they are I feel like they might be making the ground floor all one level to be more disability accessible.

Anyone else hear anything about a remodel? Anything youíd like to see them do if they are remodeling?

General Silver Dollar City Talk / 4th of july
« on: June 24, 2021, 08:48:08 AM »
Does SDC do anything special on the 4th? How are crowds?

I find myself with no plans this year for the 4th and am contemplating going to SDC.

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