Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:06 pm

EVERYTHING isn't your typical tenders and fries. This is SDC you're talking about!

There are four different skillets scattered around the park. The BBQ place is great but it's being rebuilt right now, so it's temporarily in the Carousel Barn next to Tom and Huck's River Blast. The burrito place in Midtown is awesome, and the gumbo near Time Traveler is delicious too. Plus there are kebobs at the Wagon Wheel and gourmet grilled cheese near Time Traveler.

Don't forget Cinnamon bread in Sullivan's Mill next to the swinging bridge.

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:43 pm

^ Damn, I wish they had at least one skillet place on the west coast, like in Knott's Berry Farm.
They're too good to keep over in (just) your part of the parks world, lol. :wink: Actually, I am
surprised that they don't have at least one, by now, in one of theme parks, over thisaways.

Or IS there one over here, in California? Thought I'd check.
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Postby anonymouscactus » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:45 pm

Thanks! I also didn't realize you could actually click on each place in the website I thought it was just the brief description of each, but they actually state full menus if you click through. Woops.

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Postby Bamwa » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:50 am

White Wing Lodge is making improvements and was great. The new owners were very nice and the breakfast was great. I had never seen an automatic pancake making machine before lol. I wanted the closest place as driving in the mountains stresses me out. I couldn't believe when I exited SDC that the exit was right at White Wing.

Ah the ol pancake conveyer belt. Best ride pre park.

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby anonymouscactus » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:10 pm

Quick thoughts on my first ever visit:
- Marvel Cave was cool! (and a great workout)
- Potato & Sausage skillet meal was great
- Banana Split was great
- Cinnamon Bread was even better than I remember from Dollywood. Maybe because we got the Apple version? Omg so good.
- Outlaw Run is the roughest of all the RMC's I have been on. It really did feel like a wood coaster. Great ride, still, but really unexpected. Boo to the massively short seatbelts which prevented others in my party from riding :( :(
- I really enjoyed Powder Keg. I didn't know anything about it going in, but it was a ton of fun.
- all the theming, shops, food, everything about the park was fantastic
- loved the different pumpkins (we didn't make it for the night event unfortunately)
- time traveler was REALLY good and unique. Some of the forces and direction you take the elements really take you off guard and feel funky
- WildFire was decent, but nothing really new
- FIRE IN THE HOLE!!
- The water boat shootey thing (the name escapes me -- flooded mine?)... yeah, no. the shooting portion was not executed well.
- Grandfather's Mansion was kooky fun. I enjoyed it. Different from any other walkthrough attraction I've been in. Laying on the bed and trying to do a situp was a weird feeling.
- Thunderation -- it's an arrow. So yeah. (Not very good.)

Had a good time; would have liked to stay longer but we drove 7 hours that day in addition to the park.

Pumpkin blowing a pumpkin. Oh yeah.
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:22 pm

anonymouscactus wrote:- Outlaw Run is the roughest of all the RMC's I have been on. It really did feel like a wood coaster. Great ride, still, but really unexpected.


Did you end up riding above a wheel? (Even numbered rows.) If so that’s where your roughness came from. In non-wheel seats it’s a completely smooth ride!
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:07 am

Pumpkin Nights!!!

On Saturday evening we headed down to Branson to experience the new Pumpkin Nights. It's really great to have the park open later more of the year. Most of the time we wake up early on a weekend to get there for the 8:30 opening (yeah, SDC is an unusual park in a lot of ways), but when it's open until 9, we can easily go down about 4 or so and stay until close and have a good time.

There were a lot of people in the park, far more than I have seen on a fall Saturday typically. This time of year has up to now been very slow, even on a weekend. Not so with this event. There is really now no weekend that is slow any time of the year, and that's great for SDC.

Most of the fun took place in the Grand Expo, where they had a ton of foam pumpkin animals with LEDs and a typical Halloween soundtrack (Monster Mash, Rocky Horror Picture Show, etc.). The Pumpkin Nights stage area is in a part of the park that is typically backstage. They opened up the large gate next to the Elephant March, and had a big dance party with face painting and specialty food and drink, including cider and pumpkin-shaped pretzel.

The coolest part, though, was the pumpkin trail. They had real, hand-carved pumpkins on pedestals set up on display (a lot of the pumpkins in the park are foam and LEDs). The trail connects the Pumpkin Nights stage with the Boatworks Theater. So cool. Park staff also did a great job of keeping people to the right so that traffic could flow in both directions. Excellently done.
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Le Tour de Citrouilles
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Crafts by day!
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They have a cider kiosk in the square, where the wassail kiosk is during the Christmas event. Yum.
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We didn't end up getting the churros, but they looked great. We thought we might come back up here later that night, but after dinner and popcorn and ice cream, we just didn't have room.
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Across from the glass blowing place
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Near Time Traveler. I'll take this time to say all of the pumpkin carvings were themed to a nearby shop or ride, like pottery near the pottery shop, instruments near Echo Hollow, etc. It was impressive.
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Where the fun will be later.
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The Apple Fritter is back!
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I didn't forget about you construction nerds.
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And now, the main event!
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This kiosk had the cashew chicken in a waffle cone from the Festival of Wonder! So good.
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Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Men!
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:31 am

Whoa that pumpkin tree thing is really cool!
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby DavidB » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:19 pm

Hey guys. I am seeking the opinion of some who are more local to SDC than I am. I want to visit before the end of the year...this is almost embarrassing to say since I'm 4 hours away, but I haven't been since I was very young. The primary focus would be the coasters, but I'm definitely not disinterested in the ancillary stuff, be it the Harvest Festival or Old Time Christmas.

I guess I'm asking which you regulars would recommend. Considering ride lines and availability, crowd sizes, and overall experience, which would be better for my first real visit? I would probably do a Saturday but could include a partial Friday or Sunday with it. Any opinion is much appreciated, especially if you've been to both events!

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:59 pm

Old Time Christmas would be my pick of the two. It’s amazing.
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