Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

P. 612: "The Year of Shows & Festivals" details announced!
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Kevin Long » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:28 pm

^^^ that is awesome and at 50000 hours once installed they should last the life of the park nearly... only 7 watts too. here's hoping.....

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:12 pm

Cool, all the new shows sound good. It's been a long time since they had a great summer show. Nickelodeon used to put on some great ones...oh...25yearsagolet'snottalkabouthowlongit'sbeen.

The biggest announcement, though, is the Pumpkin Nights. The park will now be open after dark basically four months of the year. Add to that the short lines typical for the craft festival...yeah, this is gonna be fun.
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:28 am

Silver Dollar City has sent us a press release release announcing their 2019 entertainment lineup as a part of "The Year of Shows & Festivals."

A hallmark of Branson’s famed tourism industry is live entertainment and production shows, with Silver Dollar City having proven decades-long leadership in presenting great and unique talent. Today’s announcement of the 2019 lineup strongly builds on that tradition, with Silver Dollar City beginning a new era of even bolder entertainment with “The Year of Shows & Festivals.” The 1880s internationally-awarded theme park is planning millions of dollars in additions with new and original productions, larger-than-life shows and festival adventures.

Topline features include a new $1 million, original mega-production show for Summer, Reuben’s Swashbuckling Adventure; and new for Fall, a spectacular evening and nighttime experience, Pumpkin Nights with thousands of glowing pumpkins artfully brought to life throughout the streets of the City, creating the biggest Fall in the park’s nearly 6-decade history.

Other large-scale elements include a globally-acclaimed acrobatic French-Canadian lumberjack production show; a slate of evening concerts in the Echo Hollow Amphitheater including Bluegrass Nights in Spring and then, throughout the season, legendary rock, pop and country performers; the new Kid Magic summer show; plus The Festival of Wonder with visually-stunning, globally-inspired production shows.

Summer Mega-Productions
Imagination comes to life on stage in a huge production opening with Star-Spangled Summer -- the all-new, original production, created exclusively for Silver Dollar City, Reuben’s Swashbuckling Adventure. The $1 million Broadway-style musical is a magical journey of discovery with a colorful cast, flying characters, state-of-the-art sets and special effects. Also new for summer is a show featuring the world’s youngest magician and illusionist, Kid Magic, starring Kadan Bart Rockett & Brooklyn, direct from America’s Got Talent.

Supercharging Fall
The City transforms into a glowing-orange wonderland in Fall 2019 as Silver Dollar City presents Pumpkin Nights. This evening lighting event with thousands of pumpkin creations and larger-than-life icons includes giant scarecrows, cats, owls and other characters shining in the dark. A new Pumpkin Pathway leads to Pumpkin Plaza with a dance party and fall activities. The park stays open until 9 pm, with rides running too, creating a new nighttime experience for families.

Fall daytime debuts a pulse-raising French-Canadian production show -- an acrobatic musical about singing and dancing lumberjacks in a high-energy internationally-acclaimed stage show. Also by day, in a setting filled with colorful pumpkins, Silver Dollar City craftsmen welcome visiting artisans, with select new crafters each week.

Spring kicks off the year with The Festival of Wonder, billed as “A Most Amazing Entertainment Experience,” designed to spark curiosity by presenting several hot-ticket shows such as Phoenix Fire which is a black-light, laser and fire production, and new circus-inspired extraordinary acts for CirqUnique.

New for Bluegrass & BBQ is Bluegrass Nights, featuring nightly concerts with top bluegrass artists in Echo Hollow Amphitheatre. Following Southern Gospel’s 12 biggest days for Southern Gospel Picnic is a new event for September: Country Music Days presents 13 back-to-back days of iconic country music and Saturday Night Celebrity Concerts with classic country stars.

The grand finale to the year is Christmas. The City transforms into one of the world’s most recognized holiday celebrations, An Old Time Christmas, with over 6.5 million lights, the dazzling Christmas In Midtown, Rudolph’s Holly Jolly™ Christmas Light Parade, original musical productions A Dickens’ Christmas Carol and It’s A Wonderful Life, plus a towering Special Effects Christmas Tree – all for a Christmas season bigger and brighter than ever.

“We are, and always will be, respectful to our roots of presenting great crafts, unique music and family-friendly shows,” said Brad Thomas, President of Silver Dollar City Attractions. “This coming year, we will add many colorful layers, boldly building a new era of entertainment into our traditions. Guests are seeking new adventures and always looking for something they haven’t seen before. We promise we will deliver new experiences while embracing favorites as we support our mission statement of Creating Memories Worth Repeating,” Thomas said.

Season passes for 2019 go on sale November 1. For details and additional elements: 800-831-4FUN(386), or http://www.silverdollarcity.com.
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:19 am

Great news!

I definitely need to experience all of their coasters after dark. :lover:
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:30 am

Philrad71 wrote:I definitely need to experience all of their coasters after dark. :lover:


Outlaw Run after dark will change your life!!! :lover:
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby tinaalsgirl » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:24 pm

You can see the difference in my face between being on OR in the day and at night - that ride is VASTLY different in the dark:

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby thedlr » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:31 pm

+1 to Outlaw Run in the dark! Damn I love that ride.

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:42 pm

I can imagine OR at night being like The Beast at night on steroids.
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Vonni » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:42 pm

^ :nina:

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby ElvisLuv » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:31 am

Outlaw Run at night is amazing, all coasters are better at night. Expedition Everest is another that is nearly two different rides and for the better.

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