News by ‘Shavethewhales’

Ray Johnson, Silver Dollar City Bladesmith, Passes Away

Chester “Ray” Johnson, Silver Dollar City’s resident bladesmith, passed away in his home last Saturday. All of us at SDCFans would like to express our appreciation for the life of Ray Johnson. He contributed a great deal to so many of our favorite memories. Ray...

SDCFans.com Undergoes Yet More Changes

Just days after our 8th anniversary, SDCFans.com is once again switching things up with a new format and new direction. The site is now controlled through an easier to manage WordPress CMS rather than the custom creation I have been using off and on for...

Dollywood’s FireChaser Express Gets Own Ice Cream Flavor

In similar fashion to last year’s Outlaw Run limited edition promotional ice cream, HFEC is at it again with a new creation concocted to promote Dollywood’s new FireChaser Express roller coaster. The treat is dubbed “FireChaser Express Crunchy Caramel Pretzel”, and seems to be similar...

Roadwork on 76 to Begin Later This Month

MoDOT is taking out yet another famous Missouri curve on the route from Branson to Silver Dollar City. As the road currently stands, 76 widens into four lanes to cross the yet-unfinished Ozark Mountain Highroad, but then narrows from four to two lanes as it...

Something’s Missing at SDC

This news may be a little late, but it appears that a ride was quietly removed from SDC’s line-up over the last off-season. The ride, a toddler sized wave swinger type attraction, was located in the Half Dollar Holler area of the park. SDCFans forum...