‘Silver Dollar City’ News

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...

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...

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...

Silver Dollar City Introduces New Character

Silver Dollar City has a long tradition of creating characters to go along with the theme and storyline of the park. At one point, all of the park’s “citizens” had their own back-stories and individualized costumes. Various major additions to the park such as Rube...

Fireman’s Landing Topped Off with Iconic Bell

Another milestone in the construction of the huge new Fireman’s Landing area of Silver Dollar City was reached today with the setting of the iconic firehouse bell atop the new Firehouse #3. KSPR had a great little interview with park general manager Brad Thomas in...

Spring Ride Days Start on March 14

IMG_2576 Silver Dollar City will open for the 2015 season on March 14, 2015. During “Spring Ride Days” the park will be open from 9:30 am to 6 pm with all rides and some shops and craftsmen open. This event occurs on March 14-15, 18-22, and...

Silver Dollar City Meets Attendance Expectations for 2014

In a rare move, Silver Dollar City released the attendance total for 2014 in a recent article (see here). At 1.9 million visitors in 2014, SDC PR Director Lisa Rau says they met their goal for the year. The park struggled some during the year...

Outlaw Run Officially a World Record Holder

IMG_2015 Outlaw Run debuted back in 2013, but the Guinness Book of World Records has finally caught up and officially declared the ride as the “Steepest Wooden Roller Coaster” due to it’s legendary 81-degree drop. I’m not sure why it took them 2 extra years to...