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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...

Silver Dollar City Memorial Day Weekend 2014 Trip Report

file_930_IMG_2548 Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer and typically one of the busiest weekends of the year for Branson attractions. This year however, off-and-on rain showers put a major damper on the crowds. I wasn’t complaining though – there’s so much to do...

Outlaw Run Construction Tour

file_67_IMG_2271 On August 9, Silver Dollar City formally announced Outlaw Run, a new $10 million wooden roller coaster that has set a new standard for wooden coasters around the globe. This ground-breaking roller coaster will include an incredible 81-degree near vertical drop, numerous overbanked curves, and...

2013 Roller Coaster Construction Update

IMG_2015 [Editor's note: This gallery was originally added to SDCFans in 2012 and has been moved to the new format of the site in 2014] A brief update of the construction of Silver Dollar City’s 2013 roller coaster. This is what I’ve put together for the...

Park Updates and Photo Trip Report – Aug. 2012

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Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas 2011

IMG_1879 [Editor's note: This gallery was originally added to SDCFans in 2011 and has been moved to the new format of the site in 2014] Black Friday is always one of the busiest days of the season for Silver Dollar City, and this year was no...

Celebration City Update – Aug. 2011

file_516_IMG_1624 [Editor's note: This gallery was originally added to SDCFans in 2011 and has been moved to the new format of the site in 2014] The rides have been slowly disappearing from Celebration City since its closure at the end of the 2008 season. At this...