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Anyone else see the news about the RMC family hybrid?

It has me wondering if the construction at SDC is related. It seems like a rough spot to fit a coaster into, especially if they stick to SDCís norm of keeping coasters mostly out of sight.

https://www.coaster101.com/2021/05/12/rmc-family-hybrid/

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Free Passes
« on: April 16, 2021, 09:17:14 AM »
If you rolled over your pass you should have gotten new guest passes.

If you extended your 2020 pass to the end of 2021 you should have gotten new passes.

If you did neither of those and just have your 2020 pass, it's good till June 13th and you have a bring a friend pass that's good till then. You can use the reservation system to redeem it or visit a ticket booth. I think the only blackout on that was for young Christians weekend but I'm not 100% sure.

If you did one of the first two(before February of this year) you should have a free pass that is good from open till june 13,a $25 pass for 7/24-8/8, a free pass 8/9-10/1(not on sept 4,5, nor 25), free pass 11/28-12/30(not good on saturdays)

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The tasting passport is for smaller portions. Iím disappointed this wasnít communicated clearly. It seems like some items are a better value than others.

Tried the tater tumblers(you get two)loaded potato, they were good. It looked like you get 1 chicken skewer.

Pic of street corn hot dog and blt Mac and cheese. Street corn was really good, my wife said the blt Mac was good as well.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: March 26, 2021, 04:23:32 PM »
I havenít seen anyone else mention this but the drop on Mystic river falls appears to have been resurfaced. Unless Iím crazy last year it was white rollers, this year itís a black solid surface. Not the best picture, but it shows the black surface of the drop.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds
« on: March 26, 2021, 04:19:41 PM »
It sure seems like there were more than 9,000 there today. We just left lots 2,3 and 5 were full. Flooded mine was a 20-30 minute wait most of the day. It felt more like days In the past that were around 18,000. Iím sure some of that is not having as many shows to siphon people away from paths, but Iíd guess they were around 12,000-14,000.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Digital season passes
« on: March 26, 2021, 11:00:59 AM »
As Iím still standing in line to pick up my season passes at the park(over an hour so far, will probably be about 90 minutes total). I find my self staring at signs touting how the app has mobile tickets for one day tickets and Iím pondering why they havenít added digital season passes to the app. Does anyone have insight as to why not? Is there anything we can do to encourage a faster adoption of digital passes, it would seem they have most of the tech in place since they already have one day passes in the app.

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Other Parks / Re: Kentucky Kingdom/WA/FC Rumor
« on: March 05, 2021, 03:12:01 PM »
I really canít see HFE being in a place(currently or next 5 years)where they could buy sea world or even become a majority partner. While itís fun to speculate it just seems highly improbable. It would be like whataburger buying out Burger King. One chain is so much smaller they just donít have the capital to come close to doing a deal like that.

All that said. The banter between sea world and SDC on Facebook yesterday was fun.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: First time and weight
« on: March 05, 2021, 02:59:05 PM »
Iím similar height and weight. The train and flooded mine are good to ride. On flooded mine just be aware itís a real boat and you do need to balance weight in it(I sit closer to the center than the outside). Tom and Hicks river blast is also not a problem, itís a water ride and you can get pretty wet. I donít really ride the coasters, so thatís about all I ride other than some of the kiddie rides with my kids. I havenít tried mystic river falls yet but it should be okay.

There is a main hill that can be rough for people walking up/down it but there are paths you can take to go arround it that arenít as steep. I donít have problems on it but I know some people do.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: First time
« on: March 05, 2021, 02:48:42 PM »
I love the fry bread place, but really most of the food is good.

The craftsmen and women are awesome. Personally the glass blowers are my favorite, I can watch them for an hour or more. The pottery shop is another good one, they are real close to you and talk to you while they are working. 

The shows are good, I donít know yet what they are doing this year(last year they only used outdoor theaters, which cut back on their normal show schedule)

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC website
« on: January 24, 2021, 08:53:54 AM »
I think part of the problem was Covid, they removed a lot of things because of the pandemic but didn't get them fully removed from the site. In some places, the link was removed but not the page so you can still get to them, in other places a page was removed but not the links. They seem to do an update right around the start of the season so hopefully, they will clean some of that up.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Seasons pass benefits
« on: November 10, 2020, 08:20:08 AM »
Does anyone know if they are getting rid of the food discount for regular pass holders? It appears that they are(itís not listed on the pass holder benefits).

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I am a little surprised that SDC is closed every Monday and Tuesday until Dec 21.  This seems like a golden opportunity to make up for some of the  revenue from missed days this year.  Of course they know a lot more than I do about the attendance and employee situation for adding extra days.

Wednesday and Thursday are pretty slow all fall-Christmas, adding 2 more days would mean staffing issues. Right now all staff can work all 5 days they are open for 8 hours and not hit overtime, if they are open 7 days a week then you have to stagger days off for everyone. They seem to already be having an issue with staffing, that would just make it worse.

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Branson Talk / Best family restaurant
« on: September 01, 2020, 03:53:04 PM »
Whatís the best restaurant thatís open for dine in for families in Branson?

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 05, 2020, 02:05:49 PM »
I hope Iím wrong, but Iím starting to think we are going to be in a pandemic mitigation situation for another year maybe longer. With that in mind, I could see them making some front entrance remodels this office season. Something with a focus of helping guest flow while pandemic precautions are in effect but also streamlining flow for a post pandemic world where they hopefully return to crowd levels they had before the pandemic.

But like the rest of yíall I donít expect anything big for 2-3 years minimum. I think their next big ride would be a coaster, those seem to have the biggest effect on attendance. Iíd still love to see some more indoor everyone can ride options but in light of covid I think they will need/want something that really brings in crowds and new visitors.

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Iíd love to see a couple of high capacity indoor rides. I think they could do something really fun that would be similar to buzz light year or Men in black, thatís themed either to firemanís landing where you are putting out fires or to a more generic hunting or gunslinger theme. Iíd also love a classic storytelling dark ride.

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