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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2023 Crowds / Trip Reports
« Last post by shavethewhales on December 18, 2023, 12:36:57 PM »
Made it up there this past weekend for the last visit of the year with my family. Rode FITH a few final times. Friday was rainy off and on in the evenings, so crowds weren't too bad, but on Saturday it was packed as usual. I waited in the longest line for FITH that I've ever waited for it to get my last ride. It stretched almost back to the Powderkeg sign.

Bitter sweet to say goodbye, but I'm looking forward to the new one.
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Branson Talk / West End / Ozark Nights
« Last post by shavethewhales on December 18, 2023, 12:27:09 PM »
So I have been asking around about what the new "West End" development is that has a big new sign next to Steak n' Shake, and apparently it's an effort to develop the area where the giant water resort was going to go a few years ago. The largest attraction currently proposed is Ozark Nights, which is some sort of unique "night walk" through the woods. https://www.ozarknights.com/faqs/#elementor-tab-content-1382

It sounds... interesting. I'd try it out. Glad that they are clear cutting everything, but they did put in a big parking lot that is pretty garish on the landscape. I suppose someday the Ozark Mountain highway might eventually get completed through here anyway.
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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Bus/Tram/Parking/Accesability
« Last post by tmstephe on December 15, 2023, 07:13:25 AM »
We were there at Thanksgiving and commented on the larger use of busses.  It seems like it would be lower capacity and take longer to load/unload than the trams.  But youíre right - busses are climate controlled.   We actually ended up walking every time because the weather was nice and we werenít terribly far away.  Itíll be interesting to see what the finished product looks like. 
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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Bus/Tram/Parking/Accesability
« Last post by Lampie on December 14, 2023, 11:27:07 AM »
Iíve found myself wondering if tied to the parking renovations the park is doing, if they will at the end of it make any changes to the trams/buses. It seems like they have added a lot of handicap parking spots in the lots they have redone(maybe itís the same amount but it feels like they added more). The trams and buses arenít very easy for many handicapped people to get on. So Iíve been wondering if they would be making any changes to the trams to be more handicap accessible. It seems like a ramp and a strap system for wheelchairs would be an easy thing to add to the trams. And maybe a portable or retractable step to help people that canít step up as easily onto the tram.



I also wish they would only use the trams and would not use buses. I think they could add some type of wind/rain screen thatís removable to the trams.


Iím curious to hear other thoughts on this.
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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2023 Crowds / Trip Reports
« Last post by sdcfan88 on December 13, 2023, 04:39:15 PM »
I'm gonna try to get one maybe two more trips in this year, definitely gonna pick a Monday for sure. That seems to be the best day if you don't wanna battle the crowds during this event.
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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2023 Crowds / Trip Reports
« Last post by kbosch1 on December 13, 2023, 02:29:30 PM »
The family is planning on visiting next week sometime. Is the park comparable to last year?

We are excited to ride the train into the woods to hear from Grandpa. Last year, listening in the wood chips area was neat, but it will be good to get back to tradition. My littlest wants to ride Fire in the Hole, and it would be their first and last chance on that particular ride. So many memories...

We've been to OTC twice this year.  The train is running this year, and most days they have 2 trains going so the line moves pretty quick, no matter how long.  Crowds are are on point on Fridays and Saturdays, as most years.  I've seen some posts, recently, of slow days during the week.  FITH will have a LONG line too, but they are moving pretty quick.  We were just there Friday and the line was longer than the queue they have for it and it took less than 30 mins.  Most rides are relatively low wait times during OTC, it seems.  Just get there when the park opens (or even a littler sooner), and you'll be fine. 
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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2023 Crowds / Trip Reports
« Last post by Zumwalta on December 13, 2023, 11:58:58 AM »
The family is planning on visiting next week sometime. Is the park comparable to last year?

We are excited to ride the train into the woods to hear from Grandpa. Last year, listening in the wood chips area was neat, but it will be good to get back to tradition. My littlest wants to ride Fire in the Hole, and it would be their first and last chance on that particular ride. So many memories...
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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2024 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Last post by mg on December 07, 2023, 03:17:40 PM »
On Monday, SDC will announce how 36 of the final seats on Fire in the Hole will be given out. They are also going to randomly giveaway 12 seats in the park on December 30th.

The announcement will be on Facebook, Instagram, and TicTok.

The total seats being given out equals the last 4 trains on Fire in the Hole.
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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2023 Crowds / Trip Reports
« Last post by Duelist on December 03, 2023, 12:11:21 PM »
A few weeks ago we received a postcard in the mail from SDC offering 4 Bring A Friend passes for any day other than Saturday for $20 each and 4 Bring A Friend passes for Saturdays during OTC for $40 each.  I was really surprised to see them offer discount Saturday tickets seeing as how Saturdays can get insanely busy anyway.
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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDCís 2024 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Last post by tmstephe on November 30, 2023, 08:54:23 PM »
Thatís great news to have that confirmed!
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