News by ‘Shavethewhales’

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...

New Pasghetti’s Exterior Reveals Branson’s Continued Low Standards

When the new Pasghetti’s Italian restaurant was announced last year, most Branson observers were delighted at not only the prospect of a great new Italian restaurant, but also the engaging and interesting exterior as shown in the initial renderings: Eccentric decor  has typically been welcomed and encouraged...

Celebration City Buildings Vandalized

Two buildings within the former Celebration City amusement park in Branson have been broken into and vandalized. According to reports, they managed to get into a gift shop and diner and set off fire extinguishers. The vandals haven’t been found, and the police apparently have no...

Dollywood 2016 Coaster Rumors Heat Up

Yesterday it was discovered that Rocky Mountain Construction, builder of roller coasters such as New Texas Giant and Outlaw Run, is openly recruiting surveyors for the company’s new projects in California, Kentucky, and Pigeon Forge. You can check out the job posting here. Rocky Mountain Construction has...

Silver Dollar City Featured on DIY Network’s Salvage Dawgs

DIY Network’s hit show Salvage Dawgs filmed two episodes at Silver Dollar City during the dismantlement of the former Geyser Gulch attraction last winter. The show features a dynamic duo of salvage experts who dismantle various structures ahead of the wrecking ball to uncover hidden...

Harlem Globetrotters Now Performing at SDC

2015-HGI-RedGold2-670 As part of 2016′s Great American Summer festival, the Harlem Globetrotters will be showcasing their skills inside Red Gold Hall all summer long. The Globetrotters are the newest addition to the Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation’s growing array of entertainment properties and activities. This is the...

Fireman’s Landing has Grand Opening and Dedication

IMG_3390 Fireman’s Landing has been open to guests since the beginning of the season, but on Saturday the park was host to hundreds of firefighters from around the country to present an official grand opening ceremony and dedication. Uniformed firefighters led a parade through the streets...

Joel Manby to Leave HFEC for SeaWorld CEO Job

The CEO of Herschend Family Entertainment (HFEC), Joel Manby, will depart the company to assume the same position at Seaworld Entertainment Inc.  on April 7. An official bio of Joel Manby and more information is available here. Joel Manby took over operations of HFEC in...

Silver Dollar City Opening Day 2015

IMG_3451 Opening day for the 2015 season got off to a fairly lackluster start. Rain prevented the typical opening ceremony involving the raising of the flag and the pledge of allegiance (at the same time honoring service members in attendance). Instead we huddled around the main...