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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:42 pm

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I know right? SDC is really outdoing themselves, and their last coaster was Outlaw Run!
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:11 pm

Old Time Christmas 2017 starring Christmas in Midtown!

I have Fridays off, and no one else in my family does. Usually I have projects or something on my "day off," but this week with nothing too urgent I spent the day at Silver Dollar City. I can never get the family to watch shows--I know, they're weird--so today that's what I wanted to do.

The park opened at 1:00, and as we lined up in the square, some of the A Dickens' Christmas Carol cast came out for some caroling. At rope drop I went straight to Wildfire. My oldest daughter doesn't like big coasters, and my son is about an inch too short, so I don't get very many opportunities to ride it. Those of you who are underwhelmed by B&M loopers, come out here and ride this one. It's short, but packs a punch. It actually ramps up the intensity toward the end. The corkscrew and final helix are probably the best part of the ride.

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'Twas the hour before rope drop and all through the square

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Not a stand was stirring

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They all were quite bare

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The wassail guy was talking

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And the tacos were walking

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In hope that cinnamon bread soon would be there.

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'Twas Christmas in Midtown by light of the moon

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And Christmas Dinner at 3 in the afternoon.

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'Tis rope drop, now dash away, dash away all!


Time for the first show of the day. I made my way over to Red Gold Heritage Hall for It's a Wonderful Life. It's a wonderful production (sorry, couldn't resist), with some great choreography, stunning visual effects, and two songs stolen from my all-time favourite musical, Spamalot. Sorry, Hamilton, love you too, but you're just a cast recording to me right now. Lower your ticket prices and maybe we could be more.

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This may seem a bit racially insensitive, but Branson actually requires that white people pretend to be from other continents. Take it up with the city.

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It's okay, we're all totally in high school. Definitely. Don't worry about why we're here.

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Mr. Potter shows us a dystopian future where women are forced by their boss to dance for a dime.

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"I'm all alone, all by myself."

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"Always look on the bright side of life."

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Hey, look everybody, it's the results of the current tax bill!

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See, we all do like George after all.

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And Clarence gets his wings!

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Thanks, Clarence!


As soon as Clarence got his wings (if that's a spoiler to you, not sorry--you should really have seen the movie years ago), I booked it over to the Opera House for the clumsily named A Dickens' Christmas Carol. I lucked out and even though I was near the end of the line, there was an open seat in the middle just a few rows back.

The show was also very good. Loved the Jacob Marley effect and the Ghost of Christmas Past's entrance. Great special effects, great singing and choreography also. Both shows felt like a one act Broadway play (though I will admit to never having seen Broadway on Broadway, just the traveling shows that come to the performing arts centers at Missouri State and occasionally UMKC or Washington University).

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"You're a mean one, Mr. Scrooge."

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The ghost of Jacob Marley!

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The Ghost of Christmas Past is...Hagrid!

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"I had no idea Tim Cratchet was sick! I swear!"

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"Ding, dong, the Scrooge is dead!"


It was time to head up to the square for wassail, tree lighting, and a parade!


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Tree lighting!

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A local high school band led off the parade.

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And now the main event--Christmas in Midtown!

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And now, the moment you've been waiting for!

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And you thought cinnamon bread couldn't look any better.

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There are a lot of lights in the rest of the park, just...not as many.

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Outlaw Run is really dark at night. Really, really dark.

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Short lines for every ride tonight. 10 minutes for Giant Barn Swing.

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Now, I know there are a few coaster enthusiasts on here who are disappointed this wasn't an update on Time Traveler progress. Well, this event is too awesome to worry about some silly coaster. You'll just have to wait until next time for those photos.

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All right, fine. One construction photo.
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:33 pm

Awesome Show & Lights Report, Andrew! Wow. So many lights. As far as I could see,
it "out-Osborned" the old Osborne setup at Hollywood Studios! ;)

And the parade had a lot of neat effects, like the lit up toy soldiers.

You covered it all, and then some, LOL. Thanks for all the great photos Andrew (so many to choose from).

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Postby PKI Jizzman » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:40 pm

Parades are just a roadblock keeping me from getting to the ride I want to visit, but those toy soldier outfits are badass. Thanks for the pictures of Holiday SDC!
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Vonni » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:05 pm

In your defense, there really isn't anything to update on TT at the moment lol

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby EliHorton » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:58 am

I think an Old Time Christmas is my favorite amusement park Christmas event. I'm super excited for next year when Frontier City starts their Christmas event!

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Shavethewhales » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:17 am

Great photos as always, thanks for sharing!

If SDC doesn't win best Christmas Event this year, I'm going to start some serious shit or something with the Golden Ticket people, lol. You just know that half the people there are going to vote for DW without thinking, and they don't even have the tree this year apparently?

SDC really tried to step it up this year, and it is paying off. The park has been packed at night, even with so much new competition. It's not just other parks that are doing Christmas events, but also other light displays in the area. The barriers to entry are coming down with cheaper LED's and such, but no one can replace all the other stuff that SDC provides.

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:18 am

Great photos, Andrew...I don't know how many more times that I need to say to myself, "You need to get to this park!!"
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby EliHorton » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:58 am

Philrad71 wrote:Great photos, Andrew...I don't know how many more times that I need to say to myself, "You need to get to this park!!"

Especially next year! Think of how amazing it will be to ride Time Traveler when it is pitch black at night!

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:14 pm

I know it's Silver Dollar City, but that parade looks way cuter than I would've thought to give them credit for. And Christmas in Midtown looks absolutely stunning. How delightful!
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