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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby TEDodd » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:59 pm

CaptainUnknown wrote:Does anyone know if the season pass guest passes can be redeemed the same day as the season pass is processed?
Yes, they can be used immediately, as long as you are in the valid date window.

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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:04 pm

Typically SDC only issues guest passes if you purchase your season pass prior to the beginning of the season. They are not an integral part of the season pass like Six Flags does.
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby TEDodd » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:28 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Typically SDC only issues guest passes if you purchase your season pass prior to the beginning of the season.


But if you buy a '19 pass now you get guest vouchers. When you activate the pass on first visit in '19 you can also use vouchers the same day if it's a valid date .
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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:55 am

Ah yes, I see what you mean. I have done that as well, bringing a guest with me on a voucher on opening day.
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby theymitbgi » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:16 pm

Made a quick day trip to the park on Wednesday. It was my first time there in 20 years. Was so amazed and impressed after only going to SFSL in recent that I didn't keep too much track of stuff for a detailed trip report, but I will post some highlights and a few pictures.

Our family had purchased season passes this year planning on attending several times throughout the year, but my wife has had major back problems and wouldn't be able to go. So she finally convinced me and my oldest son (19yo) to make the trip down there. We brought along his girlfriend as I'm a non-rider. We were going to drive there and back in one day from Alton, IL(approximately 4 hours drive time).

Woke up at 6:30 AM hit the road, quick stop in St. James for some breakfast and arrived to the park just before 11. It had start drizzling the last 20-30 minutes of our drive in and we waited near Tram Stop #2 to be picked up. Seemed like they only had one tram and one small shuttle bus running at the time, so we decided to walk to the entrance.

As we hadn't used our season passes at all, I stopped by guest relations to see if we could switch my wife's pass over to my son's gf and save us $60 to get in. The lady at guest relations looked up the account, saw it hadn't been used and got it taken care of very easily. Score!

The drizzle begin to let off and my son wanted to head to Outlaw Run, one train wait for a front seat ride. Powder Keg and Wildfire were not open yet due to the rain so they re-rode OR and jumped on the Barn Swing. Also a quick ride on FITH. Just a few minutes Later Wildfire opened followed by Powder Keg. They got front seat rides on both then decided to head Time Traveler and Thunderation. Time Traveler had about 30-40 minute wait most the day when it was open. It closed intermittently due to weather. Thunderation seemed to be going down due to protein spills. We wanted to do the cave tour so they had to put those rides off for a bit.

The Marvel Cave Tour was nice and my son had never been in a cave before really liked it. It is not for the claustrophobic or those in poor shape. After cave tour the we headed to the far right corner of the park and rode the teacup ride. We spun the heck out of those things. We were approaching dark at this point and I wanted a train ride, so the kids went their own way and finally got a ride in on TT, they then headed to OR, PK, and WF for more rides. Caught back up with them at WF after I stumbled into the Flooded mine entrance, very interesting ride. We then all rode FITH together.

We watched the Christmas parade right near the main entrance and then headed back to Thunderation and TT. They finally got a ride on Thunderation and another ride on TT. Headed back to the tram around 8:30 as the rain had started up again. Arrive back home at 2:15 AM.

Rides:
Kids:
OR 4x
Barn Swing 1x
Powder Keg 2x
Wildfire 2x
FITH 2x
TT 2x
Thunderation 2x
Teacups 1x

Me:
Teacups 1x
Flooded Mine 1x
FITH 1x

Foods Purchased/Consumed
Sausage skillet 1x
Chicken skillet 1x
Southwest Chicken 1x
Pretzel Brat 1x
Cinnamon Bread 2x
Cinnamon Roll 1x
Giant Chocolate Chip cookie 1x

Now some pictures:
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Foggy Day, but we can see a coaster in the distance!
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Kids!
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Super clean restrooms that smell good, not used to this.
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Front Seat Outlaw Run!
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MMMMMM!!! Lunch!!
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Christmas tree in cave!
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:55 am

Excellent report! Sorry to hear of your wife's health problems, but SDC guest services is fantastic, and your experience is absolutely normal.

Looks like you got all the relevant food credits. :lol: The pretzel brat is underrated, imo.

Cave tour, check. Cinnamon bread, check. You did it right.
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:06 am

Nice report! Silver Dollar City is amazing.
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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Chiselphane » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:40 am

The bathroom comment made me chuckle because my eldest son had a similar reaction when we first visited. "It doesnt smell terrible in here, how do they do it?"

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby Too Fast For Comfort » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:03 pm

Does anybody know if they offer universal passes for SDC/Dollywood/Wild Adventures at all? The best that I saw is a season pass at Wild Adventures that does 50% off single day admission for SDC and Dollywood. Is that worth doing, or can I get better discounts doing something else?

I only live a few hours from Wild Adventures, and plan on doing road trips that will go to SDC and Dollywood this year.

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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:45 pm

Nope, no universal pass. The parks for the most part run independently of each other. Buy the season pass for the park closest to you and get the 50% discount on the others.

Chiselphane wrote:The bathroom comment made me chuckle because my eldest son had a similar reaction when we first visited. "It doesnt smell terrible in here, how do they do it?"

:lol: That's great. Almost every time I'm in one of their bathrooms I see someone cleaning. That's how you do that.
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