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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: February 13, 2023, 09:43:52 AM »
Personally I’d be disappointed too…but you can’t fault their media/advertising department if thousands show up for an announcement on tomatoes. Could be FITH, new resort, 10-year plan including Missouri’s first Giga…or to let us know the Frisco is back.

Just a couple hours left to wait.


Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 30, 2023, 08:39:59 AM »
sdcattractions Instagram post just says:


So what do you think? Will this be when the tomatoes are revealed?


Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 26, 2023, 03:09:14 PM »
Probably a new food stand or re-opening Percy's with a new concept or something. I do like the label too. They are really good with the graphic designs these days when they take the time. They've come a long way since the days of "bleeding cowboys" fonts that crept in when they started switching over to digital printed signs.

Or take it back the Mary's Spring House days of the pasta, etc. - prior to the "Chipotle, Qdoba, etc.) style.

That was always our go to place to eat.


Other Parks / Re: Safari Joe's H2O To Become Paradise Beach Water Park
« on: January 26, 2023, 08:22:01 AM »
As you know, I live in Tulsa.

I can't tell you the last time I had been to "Big Splash/Safari Joes". I have kids, I might have taken them once? They don't ask to go. We would however go down to Muskogee to their little waterpark several times a year. It just seemed cleaner, more up to date and it was made up with just a couple slides, family play area, an activity pool, and lazy river.

Sounds like they might make this a place that kids and parents want to go.


Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2023 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: January 20, 2023, 11:42:38 AM »

It seems like if they really want to make a difference they need a flyover or an underpass at the light, but I figure we are a ways off from that yet.

I think a simple trumpet interchange could work there. Which wouldn't be all that bad cost wise. Get rid of that light.


Other Parks / Re: Universal Studios Texas
« on: January 12, 2023, 08:15:09 PM »
I'm excited about it because it may lead to bigger and better....Heck, I'd like to have a Legoland in North Texas too.

There has been talk about Disney doing a Texas park and I think North Texas would be a great place to for Disney to branch out with a Disney "whole other county" theme park.


Random Talk / Re: Your Travels Thread for 2023
« on: January 06, 2023, 08:44:27 AM »
I might get to see some new stuff this year - son is now in Phillies Organization so he might be in Allentown or Philadelphia. There are a lot of parks in the area, so looking forward to getting somewhere new. Is it crazy to think that I am most excited to ride Demon Drop at Dorney? I absolutely loved the 1st generation free fall rides.


General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Season passes next year....
« on: January 04, 2023, 01:33:17 PM »
Website didn't give us an option either - digital delivery only.

Also when I was at the park, I talked to a ticket clerk about purchasing for 2023 and they advised me to go online and do it on there because I could see all my purchase options better. I'm now wondering if that was because they want to do it all virtually now? Anyhow, looking forward to the first visit in 2023.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2022 Crowds / Trip Reports
« on: December 31, 2022, 10:39:06 PM »
Whoop Whoop the boards are back!!  ;)


General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: New Years eve.
« on: December 22, 2022, 01:58:16 PM »
And the loss of Friday the 23rd too. SDC is now closed until Monday, Dec. 26th.

Dolly's Stampede cancelled all shows for today....and most of Branson is closed down (including Tanger Outlets which is closing at 2:00).


General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: December 22, 2022
« on: December 21, 2022, 10:29:46 PM »
Today, the 21st, the park had a good crowd, but wasn't anything crazy. temps were in the upper 30s, low 40s. My grandchildren made the trip this time with us and we spent most of our time in fireman's landing and riding the carousel. We made it to parade 1 and after the parade the little ladies were cold and ready to go "home".

They announced they would be staying open to 10:00 because they were closing tomorrow. Hopefully Thursday won't be too bad just because we have tickets to Dolly's and the roads at the cabins we are staying at are quite hilly. Not sure if the ol' SUV will be able to make it up them if there's too much powder.


General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Train Crash?
« on: December 09, 2022, 10:41:11 AM »
I'm sure SDC will also take this time to do any other work they need to do on the RR, including cleaning up the old wreck site, etc.


General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2022 Crowds / Trip Reports
« on: December 06, 2022, 08:20:52 PM »
I will be in Branson the week between Christmas and New Years --- considering visiting for the first time ever the park in winter, I am a photographer and I thought the winter photos might be a bit different.

(full disclosure I hate crowds and Christmas) but I am curious and if the situation were favorable might consider going to the park.  Can anyone with experience give me the info on that week is it crowded, or do the crowds dwindle after the holiday?
Not a ride person so coaster use is unimportant.
I am a passholder so going or not going is just a thought. I guess the question is can a non Christmas person who dislikes large crowds enjoy looking around for a few hours midweek at this time of year? Or should I give it a pass?

Thanks for the input and help


If you're a non-Christmas person, going between the holidays probably isn't a great idea. The park is still filled with everything Christmas. Lights everywhere, which I think are beautiful, but sounds like that's not your thing.

Crowds are insane - if the weather is mild the place will be extremely packed. If it's a bit on the cold side - the park will be open but crowds extremely light (rides probably not operating). I went one year, and the snow was beautiful - and had the park to myself. This might be what you're looking for if you want some beautiful pictures (maybe you'll get a snow day).


Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC’s 2024 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: December 01, 2022, 08:34:02 AM »
Glad to see you Swoosh.

2023 will definitely be interesting to see all the 2024 work everywhere and to also get "Hill Street" back. I wish they would do a HGTV parody of a makeover show with a before and after reviling. I think it would make for a pretty awesome construction blog.


General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2022 Crowds / Trip Reports
« on: November 25, 2022, 10:56:14 AM »
We went the day before Thanksgiving again and it was a very large crowd. We arrived at just before noon worried about the craziness we experienced last year - but this year we were through the gates and into the square by 12:10 then had to kill some time. We shopped the few places that were open but that didn't take too long, was surprised Sullivan's Mill wasn't open.

Used my gold pass to ride Time Traveler, Powder Keg, and Outlaw Run in the first hour...this perk is nice considering how quick those lines fill up. I couldn't find the Trailblazer line for Fire in the Hole, and it was very crowded, so I didn't push my way to the front to find it.

The food we had was good, I really liked the Bang Bang Shrimp (could use a little more bang) and Acorn Squash Mac and Cheese. The other food was good as always.

It will be nice to get the furniture store and funnel cakes back - that area of the park seems so depressing with the "black hole" effect of those buildings missing.

We did experience a big bottle neck at the Hospitality House when leaving, so we exited by the bathrooms and saved a little bit of time.

All in all, was a great day.

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