News by ‘Shavethewhales’

Ozark Wildcat to be Torn Down, No New Plans for Site

A couple of weeks ago it was finally announced that the famed Ozark Wildcat roller coaster at the former Celebration City amusement park would be torn down (My apologizes for being sluggish lately with the news updates). Since then we’ve had been holding out some...

An Old Time Christmas Begins Nov. 7

IMG_3182 Everyone’s favorite time of the year is right around the corner. Silver Dollar City’s world famous Christmas festival, An Old Time Christmas, is back again with over 5 million lights, 1,000 Christmas trees, a light parade, 2 amazing stage productions worthy of Broadway, and of...

Mysterious $10 Million Attraction Coming to Branson Strip

A press release has been issued by a yet-to-be-revealed entity stating that a new $10 million family attraction is coming to the Branson 76 strip for the summer of 2016. Details will be revealed at a press release on October 6, but for now the...

Silver Dollar City Hosts Firefighter Event and Honors Fallen Firemen

This weekend Silver Dollar City was host to the third annual Springfield Area Stair Climb. Firefighters from 5 different states converged at the park to participate in the event, which involves climbing sets of stairs over and over again to simulate climbing 110 stories. The...

Southern Gospel Picnic Starts August 27

IMG_2982 One of the nation’s biggest gospel music events happens at Silver Dollar City each Fall: Southern Gospel Picnic. This festival features dozens of gospel bands from across the country including some of the biggest names in the genre.   Gospel music not your thing? Don’t...

Attraction Spotlight: Marvel Cave

Marvel Cave is the original attraction on the Silver Dollar City property, and the historical activities related to this cave are the basis of the park’s overarching theme and the theme of a number of individual rides and things within the park. The history of...

Throwback Thursday: Runaway-Ore-Carts

The Runaway-Ore-Carts was Silver Dollar City’s original kiddie roller coaster. The coaster stood from 1989 to 2005 in the Huck Finn’s Hideaway section of the park next to the corkscrew pass in what is now just an open smoking area overlooking River Blast. RCDB indicates that...

Branson Harbor Building Demolished For New Development

The old Branson Harbor retail building and visitor’s center near the turn off from Highway 65 onto the 76 strip has been demolished to make way for a new retail development. No renderings of the new development have been released, and it sounds like the...

Branson Water Chute Up For Sale

It’s been a slow end to an era, but perhaps the last free standing water chute attraction in Branson is up for sale with an uncertain future. You can view the listing at this link. The property actually includes some extra land with an Old...

USA Today’s 10-Best Website Poll Includes 2 SDC Attractions

USA Today has a yearly tradition of running various online polls focusing on the best places and things around the U.S. The polls are hardly scientific, but they do add exposure and a small marketing boost for the covered attractions. As expected, each attraction appeals...