News by ‘Shavethewhales’

The Flooded Mine Celebrates 50 Seasons of Fun

IMG_1679 The Flooded Mine, one of the most unique and detailed attractions at Silver Dollar City, is celebrating it’s 50th season in 2017. It formally turns 50 in May of 2018, but that will be part of its 51st season. The ride has faithfully entertained generations...

New Festival of Wonder Runs April 6-30

20160809_180951 Silver Dollar City will debut a new festival on April 6, 2017 to replace the former World Fest. The new Festival of Wonder will focus on amazing and exciting performances and interesting food options. Highlights will include the world’s largest stringed instrument, which will run...

SDC Debuts New Teaser Site For 2018 Coaster Project

17352180_10208822655189840_942628905641720234_n It’s opening day at Silver Dollar City and the hype machine behind the new 2018 roller coaster project has turned up another gear. Park general manager Brad Thomas tweeted a photo earlier today of a new sign that has appeared in the ThuNderaTion queue line....

Bigfoot Drop Tower Attraction is Now Vertical

16864535_10210670773517003_6774509646565592402_n The long-awaited drop tower attraction on the 76 strip is showing much more visible signs of progress these days as the tower itself is now vertical and growing towards the sky. The attraction is called Bigfoot on the Strip and will include a 200 foot...

New Chipotle-Inspired Restaurant Coming to SDC

A new restaurant is coming to Silver Dollar City in 2017 – Percy’s Southwest Grill. Percy’s will be setup in a construct-your-own-meal style similar to Chipotle and other popular Mexican-inspired restaurants. Customers will choose from several meal styles including nachos, tacos, burritos, salads and bowls...

Plans Revealed For New Branson Landing & Water Chute Site Attractions

Last month we pointed out the progress on the sale of the old “Cool-off” water chute attraction. The entity behind the purchase has been revealed as FACE Amusement Group, who already operates attractions in Branson’s sister city of Pigeon Forge, TN. Against all my personal...

Cool-Off Water Chute Being Torn Down, New Attraction on the Way

About two and a half years ago we noticed that the Cool-Off Water Chute attraction was up for sale. The Chute has been in operation since 1974 and is a classic example of Branson strip attractions from the era, but a new wave of modern...

2017 Season Begins March 15

bridge Silver Dollar City will open for the “Spring Ride Days” on March 15th. All rides should be operational, but certain shops and eateries may be closed until the season really picks up for The Festival of Wonder in April. Check the official site for more...

National Harvest & Cowboy Festival

harvestfest1 Fall is one of the best times to visit Silver Dollar City, in part due to the spectacular ode to the American cowboys and farmers that is the National Harvest and Cowboy Festival. The festival is running from now through October 29 and includes a...

Clearing Continues On Apparent New Coaster Project

20160809_173339 Large scale clearing has continued at Silver Dollar City in preparation for what we can only assume is a major new roller coaster project. The clearing is now readily noticeable behind Echo Hollow and next to ThuNderaTion. The change in the scenery when riding TNT is...