News by ‘Shavethewhales’

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...

Branson Zip-Line Roundup

vigilante Zip-line attractions are the current hottest fad in the Branson entertainment market. There are at least five major installations around the city currently, with two more coming this summer. Here’s a quick survey of the zip-line landscape as it stands for 2016: Adventure Ziplines of...

New Construction Markings Show Up at SDC

Our observant friends at midwestinfoguide.com have spotted a number of orange construction markings at Silver Dollar City in the area just above the Echo Hollow amphitheater. You can check out the photos and summary here on the MIG blog. It seems the color of the...

Throwback Thursday: Gaslight Square

At one point in Silver Dollar City’s history, the creative minds behind the development of the park had a wild notion: what if the city stayed exactly 100 years in the past? Instead of keeping the static theme of the mid-1800′s mining town of Marmaros,...

Final WorldFest Features Entertainment From Around the Globe

IMG_0710 2016 will be the final year for the Worldfest Festival at Silver Dollar City. The spring festival includes food and entertainment from around the world such as African dancers, Caribbean steel drums, and Eastern European singers and dancers. Frisco Barn will be transformed into an...