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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Year round operations
« on: October 21, 2022, 07:51:35 PM »
I dont see that happening, UNLESS there is a major climate change.
Too cold and chances of snow for too long Dec - April.
I doubt that enough people would go to make payroll, let alone overhead.
No Rides, only a couple of show to keep people interested, dont see it happening.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2022 Crowds / Trip Reports
« on: June 23, 2022, 08:08:27 AM »
When I rode Outlaw Run in May I didn't find it horrible and there doesn't seem to be many complaints on this board or the other Branson websites. But Ross Hudson on the RMC Connoisseurs Facebook page gave it horrible reviews yesterday.

Comparing Outlaw Run to Hades, saying OR is non rideable, will not be back, etc. (not that we care if Ross comes back or not). Joe Wendel from SDC got on the thread to defend the ride, maintenance crews, park, well as most of the other people in the 80 comments.

I personally find the ride very enjoyable and intense in it's current state and think SDC does a fine job maintaining such a forceful wooden coaster. You guys feel the same or do you think Ross has a legitimate gripe?



Remember..  a "review"  is the same as an "opinion"..   They are going to vary, and you are not going to agree all the time..

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: June 16, 2022, 08:32:43 AM »
Those are some great pictures..  love the Semi trailer, just sitting there.  Looks like a Demo trailer..  they may be throwing excess steel parts into it for disposal..

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Fire at the City
« on: March 21, 2022, 06:07:24 PM »
Good to hear they could salvage the Duplicating Lathe, and even better news they are going to reopen that soon.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 10, 2022, 02:16:29 PM »
Youíre thinking of it as a dead end.  Itíll be a new loop.  Better guest flow
Another corkscrew?  Or a pedestrian tunnel?  Wouldn't seem like they would want to man another crossing.

I would expect to see a simple wide overhead bridge kicking out NE behind Opera House over the tracks tied to the sidewalk between the silos and Outlaw Run.  There is already a maintenece road there, so they will have to deal with that small detail.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: December 13, 2021, 08:35:33 AM »
It was a mess on Friday night when the warning went through. All of us were waiting for them to call for a phase 3 (take shelter) but they called it several minutes after everyone got the warning, which caused panic. It was difficult to fit 15,000 people in the shelter places, with 250 people being crammed beneath the marketplace. I'm hoping with their infrastructure plan(s) that they put more shelters in place, I think this year with Wildfire's roof being damaged and Friday is a wake-up call to them

Yeah I recall you currently work there? I really do hope too they take these recent close calls as a hint to take better precautions in the event the worst case scenario one day happens. It wasn't long ago Branson itself had a tornado go right down the strip but thankfully it was during the off season. Yes the likelihood is considered a rare probability but it can still happen at any time of the year.

Feb 29th 2012

Branson Talk / Re: Branson Motels
« on: December 02, 2021, 04:29:59 PM »
I know that are very few locally owned..  But for now! these for sure
Hall of Fame
Ozark Valley Inn
The Olde English Inn in Hollister
Of course The Meyer's Group in Springfield own the Best Westerns and a few others in Branson

As a group we get a gaurantee rate at Hall Of Fame.  50.00 per night, total.
     No pool
     No breakfast since they lost their office building in the Fire.
     Owner is An American Veteran, and they do a real good job. (it is where we stay)
     If you want to stay, Call 417-332-2121, talk to Michele

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: November 22, 2021, 02:20:50 PM »
Any thoughts on December 15th and 16th? (Wednesday/Thursday)

That close to Christmas are those days likely to be crazy?

Unless the weather is horrible I assumed 17th/18th will be insane with it being the last weekend before the holiday.

those days wont be bad, school is still in session.. 

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2022 Passes & Return of Kids Fest
« on: November 05, 2021, 12:07:56 PM »
^ I don't think they've said yet.  They need to because that could be the difference on deciding on a Silver Pass or a higher priced pass for the VIP events.

LOL, interesting to be promised something for additional money, BUT not have any idea what it is you are supposed to get..

Dollywood Discussion / Re: Dollywood's 2023 Project
« on: November 04, 2021, 03:55:33 PM »
Cool love the overlay! Really puts it into perspective. Thanks for that!

Makes a big difference for those of us that know that layout..   thanks..

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 31, 2021, 02:35:57 PM »
Ha Ha, NO. All 3 trains are still there. They haven't, nor would, sell any trains to another park.

Agrred.!!   The Steam Engine Trains that SDC owns now, wont be going anywhere.   

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: October 28, 2021, 09:56:08 AM »
If I recall correctly the After 3 policy ended after the 2018/2019 season. Same for Dollywood.

That was my understanding also..    And I am sure they didnt do after 3 during OTC,  since they dont open until 1 or so anyway..

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: October 13, 2021, 05:36:59 PM »
One thing I noticed this weekend was that a couple of the nicer water features were turned off. The stream that flows down hill toward the gun/knife shop wasn't running, and the small water wheel by Powderkeg wasn't running. I am used to seeing them off during Christmas, but not during the fall. I hope this is temporary...those little features add a lot to the park.

4800.00 per night :o :o
I live 4 hours away, for 4800 per night you can stay on my rural amercia farmstead in Eastern Kansas, I will fire up the Town Car and I will drive you back and forth!! ::) ::)

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2021 Crowds/Trip Reports
« on: October 12, 2021, 11:19:45 AM »
Expect HUGE crowds this weekend. It's Oklahoma's Fall Break and I'm doing a last minute search for hotels, rentals, etc. for my family and there are not many options left (especially Friday night). Thousand Hills will not let you search for rooms this weekend...I did find some things for $4000+ a night (I do not have that kind of cash).

Anyway, should be a big crowd in Branson this weekend.


Jay, call michelle or Lori at 417-332-2121, they may have a lead to rooms available...  thats their business..

tell them your with me and SDCfans...   that will either save you some money or cost you double!!!

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 29, 2021, 02:07:28 PM »
It's kind of hard to imagine we are going to lose Lost River, FITH, Train Station, FM and probably AP within a 10 year period.  Who would have thought that just a few years back.

All about ROI.


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