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General Silver Dollar City Talk / SDC website
« on: September 19, 2020, 02:09:53 PM »
Have you looked at the SDC website lately?  I don't think I've really looked at in a year, but i did today, and I think it's awful.  It's not as exciting, or unique, to view at as it used to be, and I think it's harder to use.  I couldn't find the whole month calendar anywhere - just the click on phrase for a specific days' events.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Cinnamon Bread.....Please Help!
« on: September 15, 2020, 10:54:27 AM »
Simply put, nonsense!

I have been a season pass holder for 30 years. A long as I can remember they have "managed" the cinnamon rolls just fine at Sullivan's Mill.
I'm not saying have all the foo foo "speciality" flavors. Just the original like we watched Frank, the baker, make for many, many years.

Yes!  I agree with you!

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Going back to SDC
« on: August 16, 2020, 07:26:47 PM »
I hope the shark infestations don't scare anyone away from returning to SDC.

Anyone else following this on the park's social media? It's been a lot of fun to watch.

Yes!  It's been very entertaining!  They have one heck of a talented person handling their social media. 

Branson Talk / Re: Branson Strip 2020
« on: July 24, 2020, 10:14:05 AM »
Weren't they expecting federal money for the revitalization of the strip, but they started before the money was in hand?  I remember discussions about needing to finish the small section they started and struggling to fund that without the feds money.

Branson Talk / Re: Branson Strip 2020
« on: July 20, 2020, 02:19:24 PM »
I agree that the strip looks tired and worn out.  But, I don't think it will take Branson long to recover when you look at other aspects. It's impossible to rent a boat, a boat slip, find a paddle, or a last minute room/condo.  Pt. Royale is full every night. The lake has exploded this summer.  Yes, it's flooded, but we parked a quarter mile away to get to our marina last week.  A guy pulling up behind us couldn't find a spot on the side of the road, so he parked in the road. Unfortunately, many new boaters and those renting a boat for the first time have kept the water patrol busier than they have been in five years.  That's straight from their mouth - not a guesstimate by me. Ex.: a couple jet skiers noticed an 8yr. old child bobbing in the water.  They picked the poor freaked kid up, and took off to find the boat that he fell out of.  He was delivered safely to a boat that didn't know he fell out.  Seriously!  How can that even happen??? We have friends that wanted to stay at Big Cedar for a week, and they can't get in until after Sept. They're on a waiting list.  A few others wanted to camp and said finding a camp space is no picnic either. Dogwood Canyon is packed out every day.     

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Going back to SDC
« on: July 20, 2020, 02:01:52 PM »

I purchased a seasons pass and would enjoy going for a few hours but have not wanted to activate the pass.  Not to be absolutly negative but I never enjoyed Spring Ride Days becasuse of the lack of anything other than rides.  When watching online videos or read trip reports it seems as if that is what I would find.  Shows are at bare minimum shops booths ext.  It takes a certain customer count to make it seem "happening". and they are no where near that.  If available would consider puchasing a $30 Thursday pass but it doesnt seem like they are doing those this year.  Rock and a hard place,  they need support but if I activate the pass I would not return until things start resembeling normal. It seems a better choice for me to let the pass expire and use it next year.   I wonder how many of " Me " there are out there....
  Me too!  Same scenario; it would be nice to walk around some cooler afternoon, but not for the cost of my season pass.  I'm not sure I'll go back much this year, either.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: June 22, 2020, 11:11:29 AM »
The sound has returned to the bridge.

Great news!  I love that bridge and the sound!  ;D

Branson Talk / Re: Branson Strip 2020
« on: June 17, 2020, 08:37:28 PM »
I'm waiting to hear someone report on the amphibious car at the Landing.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Whoopie pies
« on: June 17, 2020, 08:34:58 PM »
Isn't a moon pie actually a whoopie pie?

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« on: June 17, 2020, 08:19:19 PM »
This video shows the elevator working and testing of rafts. I wasn’t expecting quite the spin that it gets going before it gets to the drop. It spins more than Time Traveler. 🤣 Maybe it won’t spin so much in the end with more weight.

Those crayon colors!  Yikes!

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Going back to SDC
« on: June 12, 2020, 03:41:05 PM »
Man grab the popcorn and go thru the comments over on the SDC FB page wow they seriously opened a can of worms on this deal.

That is no joke!  A couple commenters hoping they go bankrupt and the whole place has to close forever.  Good grief!

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Going back to SDC
« on: May 02, 2020, 09:41:12 AM »
I know 3 people.  A friend had a friend who died and my son knows a few; one of which died and was only 40 and healthy.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 1 hour Your 3 must see
« on: April 24, 2020, 03:36:49 PM »
Just living life. Work, eat, & sleep until last week. Finally got layed off, we should bounce back though. Filed my unemployment & all that already, Had 2 trips to SDC planned this year, May 7 & 8, then August 8. Been posting a lot on "You Know Your From SDC If.." Facebook page lately. I check in here every couple days. :) I hope everything is going good with you Gilligan. :)

Good to hear from you! I miss your postings.  Hopefully, you will be back to work soon! This is the absolute truth: I woke up the other day thinking about SDC and that you haven't posted for awhile - Bam!  Checked my internet and there you were!  I know that's way out in left field - I must've been dreaming.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 1 hour Your 3 must see
« on: April 22, 2020, 08:34:29 AM »
How-do, where ya been?

Branson Talk / Re: Branson these days
« on: April 09, 2020, 11:22:59 AM »
Traffic is much lighter.  Other than carry out, there's not much open.  College of the Ozarks, Big Cedar, and a lot of the marinas are closed.  Dogwood Canyon is open, except the restaurant is carry out only.  If you're going to Dogwood, note that you must bypass the ticket booth and go into the General Store for tickets or to scan your annual pass - not worth it to go in the store IMO. Box stores, like Walmart, Lowes, Menards are jammed.  If you get sick and need a doctor, you won't be allowed in the clinic; med staff will come to the car and you may be directed to a tent.  Keep that in mind.

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