News by ‘Shavethewhales’

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...

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...