News by ‘Shavethewhales’

Old Reeds Spring Church In Jeopordy

A 107 year old church building in Reeds Spring has an uncertain future. The church housed a Presbyterian congregation from 1907 until around 1993 when the church district gave up the church and left it to the city. It is the oldest structure in Reeds...

Attraction Spotlight: Grandfather’s Mansion

Grandfather’s Mansion is a walk-through fun/gravity house attraction located in the heart of Silver Dollar City just north of the main square. The attraction is fairly small and oddly pieced together, but it is has remained popular due to its unique steeply pitched lower level....

Dollywood Tops Off Resort, Hints at Another Major Announcement

Earlier this week Dollywood reached a milestone in the construction of its new DreamMore Resort by topping the structure off with a massive spire that was lifted into place. The DreamMore Resort will open next season as part of DW’s intensive $300 million make-over into...

Fireman’s Landing Construction Update

014 Construction on Fireman’s Landing is moving along at break-neck pace. It looks like a lot of the steel for the new play structure building is in place, along with the signature S&S tower, all the ride pads, and the inner skeleton of the balloon ride....

What’s Next for the Grand Palace?

Earlier this month it was announced that Branson’s largest theatre, the Grand Palace, was sold to Kuvera Partners for $2.7 million. The Grand Palace, located in the heart of Branson’s highway 76 entertainment strip, has been shuttered since 2008 and has become seriously dilapidated. The...

It’s An Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City!

1800468_10152772645972603_4911795693089236707_n Silver Dollar City’s most spectacular and favorited festival, An Old Time Christmas, is well underway. Through December 30th, Silver Dollar City will be illuminated with over 5 million Christmas lights, 1,000 decorated Christmas Trees, and of course the hallowed 5 story musical Christmas tree in...

Throwback Thursday: The Gandy Dancer

100_3651OldGandyDancerTrack For this Throwback Thursday, I’ve been trying to dig up some info on a little-referenced unique kiddie ride that was known as Gandy Dancer. This ride was a fairly unique kid-powered railway featuring little single-seat cars designed for small children with a little lever that...

Downtown Branson Revitalization Project Begins Soon

Branson’s historic downtown will soon be revitalized with a series of new improvements including new sidewalks, lamps, benches, and other amenities that will make the area more attractive for shopping and tourism. This project is the product of over a year and half’s worth of...

Attraction Spotlight: Tom and Huck’s RiverBlast

IMG_1021 Tom and Huck’s RiverBlast is a Mack Splash Battle themed exquisitely to the exploits of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. The ride is located right in the heart of SDC in an area that was formerly called Tom Sawyer’s Landing, which was a massive play...

Fireman’s Landing S&S Tower Lifted Into Place

FiremansLandingUpdate Silver Dollar City has released a video to the media showing the S&S double-shot tower being lifted into place. You can check it out here on KY3. This tower is believed to have originated from the former Celebration City theme park off the Branson strip,...