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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Recommendation for little ones
« on: March 06, 2011, 05:45:02 PM »
I agree with the statement that kids like the Homestead Pickers.  They are the most entertaining group in the park.  You might also try to magic show - should appeal to all but your youngest.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: A Detailed Discussion: Food/Drinks
« on: October 02, 2010, 10:17:13 AM »
I would definitely purchase a ticket for an "after closing" dinner with or w/o the entertainment.  I remember when The Mine Restaurant served a bar-be-que dinner family style that started with a huge pickle and wedge of cheese and ended with a dessert cart.  A steak dinner or something like the Mine used to offer would be a great experience - worth paying for!

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: A Detailed Discussion: Food/Drinks
« on: September 13, 2010, 10:30:59 PM »
What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?   Wagon Works - love the tomato soup

Least favorite?  n/a

What is your favorite concession-type food place? Does Delilahs count for this?

Least favorite? any place with Dippin Dotsf

What is your favorite drink cart/etc?   frozen lemonade (summer) hot chocolate with the works (fall/winter)

Least favorite?  cappacino is not that great; love wassail, but they need to tweek the recipe a bit

What is your favorite shop/stand for food?  the one that sells Family Feud succotash

 Least favorite?  n/a

What are your favorite festival foods and drinks? smores and hot chocolate

Least favorite?  don't have any

What food/drink related places/items would you omit if you were in charge?  dippin dots, jerky

What food/drink related places/items would you add if you were in charge?  more old fashioned drink bottles in barrels - such as sasparillo, rc, cream sodas, root beer

Would you be interested in being quoted in a "Fandom Entreaty" to be compiled and sent to SDC (this "Fandom Entreaty," when finished, would first be posted in full to SDCFans)?  sure

Okay, maybe "Old Guy" doesn't want to know, but it's driving me crazy!  What is the special table?

I agree that the quality of food has taken a nose dive.  My daughter and I spent several days in the park last summer and she noted, as well, that portions were smaller and not really hot.  My husband and I made a separate trip and that was the first thing he commented on.   We both had fish dinners and won't do it again.  I just can't bring myself to complain about the skillet dinners though.  Good or bad, I have to have one every time I'm there.  Do you remember the good old days when the Dine In The Mine restaurant would seat you and then bring over a plate with pickles and a large wedge of cheese?  Meals were served "family style" and desserts were brought around on a tray?  Ah, one of my fondest memories!

Gas prices in Illinois have just reached $3.99.  We have a 5 l/2 hr. drive to Branson. We will make only two trips to SDC this year, one in the summer and one (hopefully) during the Christmas season. I am wishing I hadn't purchased 4 season passes, but who knew at the time what was coming down the line. We plan to stay a few days longer each trip instead of making multiple trips like we usually do.  As far as boating, well, that may be out of the question for this year. We'll also take advantage of free breakfast at the hotel and  fill up on snacks before entering the park.  Servings are usually large enough at the park that two can share if needed.  I teach also - that means not rich, but not poor.  I grew up vacationing with a cooler in the car and a bag of groceries.  Looks like we might be doing the same thing this year to cut corners.  What a bummer!  The best part of vacationing is EATING OUT.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Lockers and other stuff
« on: May 04, 2008, 05:44:46 PM »
The crown jewel of SDC is their christian principles and knowing that most of their guests are families, many with young children.  It cost a fortune to take a family to an amusement park for the day.  I hope they keep this in mind when making changes.  I can't think of a better place to get the most bang for your buck and feel that your family is safe and happy than inside the confounds of SDC.  Our family members that that ride the water rides usually wear nylon gym shorts because they dry so quickly.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Frisco Silver Dollar Line
« on: May 04, 2008, 05:05:11 PM »
A sad, sad day will come when they take away the train robbery.  I like some of the new things about the park, but I hate to see traditions go the way side.  The train ride is one of my most memorable memories as a kid at SDC.  I took my sister and her girls to the park last summer.  She hadn't been there since she was a kid, and the first thing she wanted to do was ride the train and experience the robbery.  Her teenage girls were whining about having to sit through a train ride, but they laughed and enjoyed it as much as we did.  SOME THINGS JUST NEED TO BE LEFT ALONE!  I hope the park doesn't give up their "roots" for profit and progress. 

So, what's this new area all about?  Will it (hopefully) fit in with the theme of the park?

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