Sunday, May 12, 2019

Bluegrass & BBQ (SDC)

Welcome back to Silver Dollar City and to Bluegrass and BBQ Festival

In the Saloon, this year's show, Sagebrush Sadie's Wild West Adventure is playing

One thing we noticed is that there are only 2 returning members from last year's cast.

The show features mostly new numbers, including "All He Cares About is Love" from Chicago and "All I Do the Whole Night Through" from Singing in the Rain.

The main part of the show features a Night Court themed session with the Honorable Doody B. Small

The show is quite enjoyable and we figure it will get tighter in the acting as the season progresses.

The two returning members can be seen here in the lower right of the photo.  Miss Tillie (purple dress) and Charlie.

Definitely recommend going to watch this show sometime this season.
Ray Cardwell & the Tennessee Moon performing in the Dockside Theatre

The House of Bar-B-Que is back at the Red Gold Heritage Hall

Like normal, there are many different dining booths you can purchase from around the perimeter of the room, with tables in the middle.

The mason jar desserts are back again this year and extremely popular

Bull Harmon & Bull's Eye was performing on the stage in Red Gold.

A couple of the meals that we got here include this loaded baked potato with brisket.  It came with baked beans and coleslaw (I asked for mine on the side, but it usually comes on top of the brisket on the potato)

You can also get a platter which comes with brisket strips, baked beans, potato salad and a breadstick roll.

The Sons of the Silver Dollar have returned for a new season and are featuring a new member from Joplin.  He's the one in the blue.  They will be performing at different venues depending on the day during the festival.
In the Riverfront Playhouse, Monroe Crossing was performing.
The big concert tonight in Echo Hollow featured Ronda Vincent and the Rage.

As a special surprise, Ronda's mother came up and sang a couple of songs with the Rage.  She was there promoting their families' Bluegrass Festival later this summer in Greentop, MO, where Ronda is originally from.

As normal, Ronda Vincent and the Rage put on an amazing show.  There's no doubt why she is considered the Queen of Bluegrass.

Make sure you get down to the 'City during this event before the Summer-time rush.  This is always one of our favorite times of the year because it truly gets back to the roots of the park.

Mystic River Falls (SDC)

Well... if we don't look over the fence, how can we provide our readers with a new update?

The terrain of the ride plot continues to change each day

The pump house seems to sprawl out even further each time we visit.

The foundations over there for the pump house (and maybe station) continue to grow.

Something new has popped up over by the Giant Swing, and the foundations for what we assume is the new Ribhouse have appeared.

The trough continues to grow.  They've added a new bunny hop section

You can see the new section there on the left along with lots of machinery

There's the new section in the middle of the photo, and what appears to be some new landscaping at the bottom of the photo

The path here is kind of interesting as it leads to nothing and is directly "below" the new dining patio for Crossroads Pizza.  Maybe this will be a viewing area with water blasters?

Here you can see that new cement area.  Our guess is viewing area.

Here are the ends of the trough for right now.

A different vantage point of the ends of the trough and the start of a very beefy footer.  Could this be where the slide is going?

Now we're not saying that there will be an elevator lift on this thing, but can you explain these foundations if there is not going to be a lift?

It just seems a little too "lifty" to be anything else.

Definitely something that we will need to keep an eye on

One last photo where you can see some of the pump house.  We'll be back again soon.

Riverfront (SDC)

Let's take a peek at what's going on over at the Riverfront dining area.

You can get a good view of the new ride area from over here too.

It looks like they're not done yet expanding this new patio area

This area looks like it is done, just needs a good power wash.  Love that they've added some trees back to this area

Still need to fill in that area to the bottom right of this photo

Looks like this will be some prime viewing area of the new lake

The area is still pretty much drained, even with the recent rains

Here you can see where the new dining patio is located.  I hope they clean up this area on the left of the photo as well.

Here is the current view of the area.  Pretty much looks like there will be a new smaller lake and then the new ride area and the two will be separated by that berm.