News by ‘Shavethewhales’

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...

Branson Mountain Coaster Is Now Open

13244811_1288123614550949_4218421895685686053_n The long awaited “mountain coaster” at the new Branson Mountain Adventure Park is now at least partially open for guests. The grand opening ceremony is set for August 12, but today the park announced on its facebook page that it is ready to start “soft...

Moonlight Madness

IMG_1568 Silver Dollar City’s popular Moonlight Madness event will run from July 23 to August 7 this year. The event revolves around keeping the park open a few extra hours until dark, giving the opportunity for night rides and other fun activities. There are also plenty...

Original SDC Stagecoach Completes Tour, Will Return to Park This Fall

The original Silver Dollar City that was such a quintessential piece of the park during it’s early years was purchased some years ago by a man named Rick Hamby who grew up riding it. Since then he has taken it on multiple cross-state┬átrips, using it...

SDC Purchases Additional Steam Trains

Silver Dollar City has purchased two additional steam trains from a private collection in Minnesota. One of the new trains is being refurbished and will be put into service next year, while the other engine appears to be a more modern styled engine that could...

2017 Project Construction Update – 5/21/16

WP_20160521_15_24_45_Pro The 2017 project is already well underway it seems. Construction markings are flourishing in the area around ThuNderaTion and Echo Hollow. The markers clearly identify the centerline of a new roller coaster, complete with arrows apparently depicting the direction of travel. There is also a...

More Markings Appear for 2017 Project

The mysterious construction markers around Echo Hollow are multiplying, and as if to throw gasoline on the smoldering new coaster project rumors, some of the markers are clearly marked ‘CL COASTER’. The CL apparently denotes the centerline of the track. Furthermore, an access road into...

Throwback Thursday: The Beverly Hillbillies Visit SDC

4e2c9bc79a8c3.image In 1969 Silver Dollar City thrust itself from obscurity and directly into the national spotlight by playing host to one of TV’s most iconic families: The Beverly Hillbillies. Not just one, but five episodes were filmed at Silver Dollar City as part of the 8th...

Bluegrass & BBQ All Through May

IMG_2646 One of Silver Dollar City’s finest festivals kicks off on May 5. Bluegrass and BBQ brings together two of the Ozark’s best traditions. Red Gold Hall fills up with BBQ styles from across the nation including Memphis, Cajun, and Hawaiian styles. At Reunion Hall they...