Silver Dollar City

Saturday, May 11, 2002 7:05 AM

I'm planning on going to SDC this summer, and I have a few questions.

1. How is their camera policy? Are they strict? Can you bring a camera on the ride (I use a neck strap w/ my camera)?

2. How are the lines on Tuesdays and Wednesdays?

3. How are food prices and is the food good?

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Saturday, May 11, 2002 7:12 AM
Also, I know this isn't exactly amusement park stuff (well, it sort of is), but has anyone been to any of the Tracks in Branson? If so, how are they?
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Saturday, May 11, 2002 9:31 AM
www.themeparksonline.org or search this site!

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Saturday, May 11, 2002 11:02 AM

The food at SDC is top notch. IMO it is as good or better than Kennywood or Knobels and very fairly priced. Down by the craft area we bought a jerky assortment - turkey, buffalo, elk and others - very unusual and quite tasty. Also try one of their skillets - meat and vegetables mixed in a 5' skillet - not your standard fast food fare.

Mike

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Saturday, May 11, 2002 1:19 PM

There are 59 pages of results if you type in "Silver Dollar City." Besides, I'm sure none the earlier topics discuss their camera policy.

By the way, TPO.org is a great site and very helpful! :)

Oh...one more thing, does anyone know where I can find some on-ride videos of any of the rides?

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Saturday, May 11, 2002 7:57 PM
Silver Dollar City is not leniant at all with bringing camera's on there rides. "We at SDC keep safety top priority" is what a man named Lucky said to me when i went there when we were testing Thunderation. (aka "a day that is closed to the public") Now I could see SDC to caring if you went on thunderation with it, but Wildfire.....i dont see that happening. They have never had a single big mishap at that park, and Walter, the owner of SDC does not want to see anything like that happen.

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Saturday, May 11, 2002 8:04 PM
I'm glad you found TPO to be helpful, it is/has been a large undertaking for the staff (I believe we are up to 9 people now) working on trying to get the most comprehensive themepark site online. I really can't help you on the camerea policy. I imagine it is like all the other chain parks. If you plan on actually taking on ride footage, I would contact the park prior to your visit to make arrangements.

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Saturday, May 11, 2002 8:54 PM

I've tooken my Camera to SDC and in fact they let me take photos on certain rides (Not Wildfire) and even shows (Inculding Silver Doller Saloon). The only Camera problem would be Wildfire which they don't allow those types of loose articles. Anyway I recomend you let the ops take your camera on Some of the water rides like Buzzsaw Falls and Lost River of the Ozarks the ride (The actual Lost River is a lil over 400 feet underground in Marvel Cave).

The Tue and Wed lines aren't bad at all Fri-Sun are the most crowded days to go to SDC. Also if you want to see the Silver Doller Saloon show I recomend you get in line 45-60 minutes before showtime, it does get crowded.

One last thing I recomend you guys buying a SDC mug Its about $6.00 filled up but you can refill it at alot of places including the Frozen Lemonade stands for only a $1.50. I always bring a mug with me so I can get deals on the Frozen Lemonade and the Rootbeer floats from the Silver Dollar Saloon show.

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Monday, May 13, 2002 6:51 AM

Food prices were excellent compared to other parks last time I went. We were eating a full meal for around $6/person. Near the entrance of Thunderation they were making a dish that I can't recall the name of that was fantastic. It had all these veggies grilled in a huge wok-type thing. Huge helping of it for around $3.50 and it sits really well in you stomach for extended coaster riding.

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Monday, May 13, 2002 7:02 AM

The wonderful thing about those mugs is the fact that they are good forever, yes I said FOREVER. I got 2 mugs about 3 years ago and I still take them with me everytime I go. And that food close to Thunderation is SDC's own version of Succotash.I forget what they call it. Look in the giftshop by the entrance, you can get 2 recipe books that have that and other awesome recipes of things in the park. They make a WONDERFUL gift.

I wouldnt take my camera on wildfire.. WAAAAY to intense for it. But, pretty much everything else you can. BTW, when you ride Buzzsaw Falls, dont sit in the back row... you will thank me for it :) Definitely ride Wildfire in the back row.. talk about airtime... WOW!! Also, if you can stomach it, ride Thunderation backwards. Fire in the hole is still as amazing as it was when I was a small child... fun fun. Lost River is a definite soaker! The Wilderness Waterboggan line gets long, but its a fun unique ride you dont want to miss. Also, catch the steam train.. a nice relaxing stroll though the woods. When you ride, take notice at the strips of gravel in the woods between the ride ;) Something cool is coming there soon...hehehe

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Monday, May 13, 2002 8:44 AM

When Walter figures out what ride he is going to be building for that year...he makes sure people know about it. For example....when they were building Wild Fire, Walter made sure to put the track by the side of the road for everyone to see....he hired someone to make an animation, and had a company build a scale model of the ride.

He wants people to know what he will be doing, for this is one of the two of his parks, and he takes great pride in it.

And who knows, when you are there, he might be there with his family checking out the park. He is very one on one with his park employees and guests. So maybe you will be able to meet him....who knows!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2002 12:51 PM

Spinner said:

I'm planning on going to SDC this summer, and I have a few questions.

1. How is their camera policy? Are they strict? Can you bring a camera on the ride (I use a neck strap w/ my camera)?

2. How are the lines on Tuesdays and Wednesdays?

3. How are food prices and is the food good?



I have been going to Branson for the past 15 years, so I can answer these! (SDC 13 years)

1. They rarely enforce camera rules, the only time you can not have on is on Wildfire, but they never really check!

2. Lines on Tues. and Wed.? I dont think there are any!

3. The food is pretty good price (cheaper than SIX FLAGS) and SO! much better. This is some of the best theme park food. I would recomend the funnel cake!.

4. The Tracks in branson are youu regular go-cart/ mini-golf complex, there are 5 in Branson. They now have 2 wooden tracks there. They also have a lot of free-fall thrill rides in Branson.

Write a review of the park when you get back!

And come back in '03, to visit the new park!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2002 4:57 PM
I clearly had a camera on a lot of the rides, and the ride ops even saw me with it taking pictures and didn't care at all. SDC's lines aren't even bad on the weekends, so I doubt a Tuesday or Wednesday would be a problem. The food is excellent and reasonable. For a detailed trip report, check the trip report forum and scroll down a bit, and you'll see my TR from Saturday.
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Wednesday, June 12, 2002 7:09 PM
SDC is becoming my home park in one week! I am excited! There food there rocks. Down by the Lost River there is a BBQ pit, get the ribs and a piece of grilled corn. When I was there in December they had Skillet Meals. It looked like several types of potato, sausage, and some other stuff. It looked and smelled AWESOME! Prices are as bad as some other amusement parks. Make sure to catch a few rides on Wildfire (Back seat is the best) Talk about THRILLING! Thunderation is still a pretty good mine train, its an arrow, so it is a little rough now. Fire in the Hole is still a pretty cool ride. Walk around the park and just have a good time. Because unlike other theme parks you can just get lost in the atmosphere. The mill and Bakery, Brown's Candy Shop (its down the right path in the town square), The blacksmith, glass blower. Make sure you ride there train it is "interesting".

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Wednesday, June 12, 2002 7:13 PM
The only time I ever took a camera onto the ride was Viper @ sfdl because I hid it while I was in the front seat.

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Thursday, June 13, 2002 8:46 AM

What does that have to do with SDC?!? lol MikeRose are you moving to the area or something? Why is the train "Interesting"?

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Friday, June 14, 2002 7:32 AM

I went to SDC today, talk about a perfect day. There was not a cloud in the sky. But I noticed something fishy. To the west of the park, there are several paths that lead into the woods, these paths were not here last time I visited the park, do you smell a new ride for next year?

*** This post was edited by CoasterBill42 on 6/15/2002. ***

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