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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Kevin Long » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:00 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:^ Trying to remember but I don't think they have cider at Christmas. I know there's hot chocolate and wassail.

^^ SDC is just the best in the Midwest at theming. I never realized how good they are until I started going to other parks and could see the difference. I hate to be "that guy" who thinks his local park is the best, but I think you could objectively make a case for it.


well, it is one of the few parks (SDC and DOLLYWOOD) around that is still themed in a consistent manner. by that I mean everything is themed for the entire park and genre of park. Most others that are non-Disney/universal have gone to IP theming per ride but nothing that is about the park itself.

SFSL used to be themed to the "6" flag theme and had areas representing the six flags the park was based on including appropriate music and foods based on the areas ... now it might as well be called DC comics Land.

I think there is a not so subtle line between "amusement park" and "Theme Park"

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby ElvisLuv » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:19 pm

Kevin Long wrote:
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Yes, Show Lovers Pass is available.

I'm with you on avoiding Young Christians Weekend and Southern Gospel Picnic, but what do you have against Old Time Christmas? That's one of the best Christmas events anywhere.


Thanks ---- Can't seem to find the show passes online - I hope I can get them day of somewhere or maybe they will be online in a few days.

well on a personal note I despise christmas so there is that.
I have heard/read of numerous HORROR stories of traffic and crowds at christmas there so for me it's a hard pass.

this will be my last visit down there this year. :(

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:32 pm

Kevin Long wrote:Thanks ---- Can't seem to find the show passes online - I hope I can get them day of somewhere or maybe they will be online in a few days.

I didn't know they sold them online tbh. Just past the ticket booths, on your right across from the stroller rental is the Show Lover's Pass desk.
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Kevin Long » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:44 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:
Kevin Long wrote:Thanks ---- Can't seem to find the show passes online - I hope I can get them day of somewhere or maybe they will be online in a few days.

I didn't know they sold them online tbh. Just past the ticket booths, on your right across from the stroller rental is the Show Lover's Pass desk.



thanks, they usually have them as an add-on you can buy online - but it might be too early to set it up for the shows just yet. thanks for the tip I appreciate it.

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