News by ‘Shavethewhales’

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...

2016 Season Begins March 12

IMG_2576 Silver Dollar City will open for the 2016 on Saturday, March 12. While there aren’t any new rides or attractions to look forward to this year, we do have all of the wonderful festivals and events to look forward to.   Of special note this...

225ft Tall Drop Tower and Other Attractions In Latest Proposal for Branson Strip

Another new attraction has been proposed for the 76 strip through Branson. Currently dubbed “Bigfoot on the Strip”, the project includes a 225ft tall tower on which several rides will be mounted including a drop tower, observation elevator, and two slingshots that are mounted at...