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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Snow in the city
« on: December 07, 2013, 09:42:37 PM »
And...most importantly, I was able to score the very last Apple Dumpling they had on sale.  It was cold.  But it was good and more was mine!!! The victory was doubly sweet, since my last visit, they sold out and I couldn't get one.

Branson Talk / Re: Homestay Inn 2013 417-336-2666
« on: December 07, 2013, 09:40:24 PM »
Hey Paige,
We finally made it.  Caleb is ready to go to work.  Hope we can see you before we leave.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Snow in the city
« on: December 07, 2013, 09:34:50 PM »
We visited the park today.  With all the snow it is gorgeous.  You know it is cold when the steam from the train feels like tiny ice pellets when you ride through it.  Most of the shops were closed.  But many of the shows were still running.  Saw It's a Wonderful Life.  It was really good. I will post more later.  This cold weather is aggravating my "arthur-itis" and its hard to type..  Talked to Terry Sanders.  He said there were over 2,100 people on park today.  Though the number was low.  It was actually pretty good given the weather. Drove from St. Louis.  The Interstates where clear as was 65.  Branson is still pretty messy, though 76 from Branson to the city was passable.  Hopefully we will get to go back tomorrow.  But they are calling for more precip. so we will see.

Hey!  A Spring event sounds pretty good to me!!

Hopefully! Of course the last time hosted a "Spring Event" it snowed.  And that was in May!

Just got word from ACE that Coaster Christmas has been cancelled.  Here is a portion of the e-mail I received.

"Attention all ACE Members,
It is with an extremely heavy heart that we have decided to CANCEL  the Coaster Christmas event this year scheduled for Saturday December 7th at SDC.  We will of course be issuing a full refund for the event within the next few days (this is a first for us so its got quite a learning curve)."

"I want to sincerely apologize, some who have come to Coaster Christmas for many years know how important this event is for me, which  makes it even harder to have to cancel.  The decision was only made this morning after being advised that the park would only minimally be operational tomorrow, with no rides in operation including FITH.  Without rides the event would have included only food and presentations, and I couldn't see making people drive through treacherous weather for only that."

"We are also discussing the possibility of a spring SDC event in 2014, there are no details available yet but keep your eyes open for that!" 

"Again I am VERY sorry about any inconvenience this may have caused..."

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: City closed today
« on: December 05, 2013, 08:48:49 PM »
Maybe they'll put Tinker the talking Christmas Tree out front!

That would be awesome.  We loved Tinker.  I talked to SDC's General Manager about why Tinker left.  They just thought it was time for something new, so they sent Tinker to the "tree farm" and brought in Frosty.  I suppose next year we'll have something to do with Rudolph.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: City closed today
« on: December 05, 2013, 09:46:59 AM »
"Parks closed today, folks.  The moose Christmas wreath out front should have told ya."  ;)

Though my sympathies do go out to those who have plans to visit SDC today and this weekend.  We were planning on coming down this weekend--still are, but things aren't looking so hot.  The kids still want to come down to SDC this weekend even though they know they won't be able ride any rides.  Which says a lot about SDC, cause they certainly wouldn't want to go to 6-flags if the rides were closed, and that park is a whole lot closer to us.  Oh well, we'll just have to see what Mother Nature dishes out.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Thank God for Silver Dollar City
« on: November 23, 2013, 08:11:38 PM »
I agree whole-heartedly.

I think that one thing that makes this forum different from others is that, for most of us, when we criticize SDC we are doing it because we really care about the park, not just to complain.

Branson Talk / Re: Homestay Inn 2013 417-336-2666
« on: November 18, 2013, 09:24:08 PM »
Caleb said he does.  Is he still your assistant for guest relations?  ;D
And Kaylee says "Hi" too.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2013 Trip Reviews...
« on: November 17, 2013, 10:01:55 PM »
Some water is essential for FITH braking system. But as biscuitcreek said, you don't get wet, just a few drips, small splash.

Branson Talk / Re: Homestay Inn 2013 417-336-2666
« on: November 17, 2013, 09:35:01 PM »
Looking forward to seeing you on Dec. 6. Eagle 1!

"Love Works" should be read by every employer, boss, teacher, leader, out there.  It is really good!  Manby describes that it is possible to treat employees fairly and make a decent profit at the same time.

Branson Talk / Re: Homestay Inn 2013 417-336-2666
« on: October 16, 2013, 12:00:33 PM »
Do you still sell the 2 Days for the price of 1 SDC tickets?  How much are they now?

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Outlaw Run and Old Time Christmas
« on: October 07, 2013, 11:58:13 AM »
Quote from the website
"Weather permitting, your family's favorite rides and attractions will be open during An Old Time Christmas! Enjoy Fire-In-The-Hole, Flooded Mine, Frisco Sing-Along Steam Train, Geyser Gulch, Grandfather's Mansion, Homestead Barnyard, Marvel Cave, Thunderation, The GIANT Swing, The Grand Exposition, RiverBlast, WildFire® and PowderKeg®. Click here for more information about temperature guidelines for operating each ride."

It is interesting that "Outlaw Run" is not listed as a ride that will be "open" for OTC. Though the "Rides and Attractions" page says Outlaw Run will be open through December 30.  It is probably just a misprint.  I'm sure they re-use text from year to year and just change the dates.  But the omission of Outlaw Run from this list is certainly a glaring one.

Whaddya think?

Random Talk / Re: Government Shutdown
« on: October 04, 2013, 07:12:58 PM »
I too am furloughed from my job at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.  I hope this ends soon.  The bright side is I'm getting caught up on some household chores!

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