‘Silver Dollar City’ News

Throwback Thursday: Jim Owens’ Float Trip

jim_owens_small In the early days of Branson tourism, one of the prime attractions were the float trips offered by the legendary Jim Owens. Though these float trips were brought to an end with the damming of the White River to create Table Rock Lake, Jim Owens...

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....

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....

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...

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,...

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...