News by ‘Shavethewhales’

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,...

Documentary Featuring Branson Performing Families is Now on Netflix

The 2012 documentary “We Always Lie to Strangers” is now easily available on Netflix. The film follows several famous Branson families, including the Presley’s and their legacy of opening the first Branson theatre on the strip, the Lennon family, and the Tinocos. The focus of...

Throwback Thursday: The Green Parking Trams

Silver Dollar City’s original parking lot trams, referred to as simply ‘the green trams’, became another sentimental piece of SDC nostalgia over their long years of service beginning from at least 1970 until 2009. The green trams must have seemed to be a garish departure...

Attraction Spotlight: Powderkeg

IMG_1828 [Editors Note: Attraction Spotlight is a weekly series that highlights a different SDC attraction each week] Powderkeg is another in a long lineage of unique and innovative Silver Dollar City rides and attractions. This one-of-a-kind air powered  family launch coaster opened in 2005, but its...

Attraction Spotlight: Birdle’s Cabin

IMG_2129 [Editors Note: Attraction Spotlight is a weekly series that highlights a different SDC attraction each week] Nestled deep in a back corner of the park where only a handful of SDC’s modern-day guests come across it, Birdle’s Cabin is an intriguing piece of the old...