‘Silver Dollar City’ News

Violet Hensley, One of Silver Dollar City’s Oldest Musicians, Biographed in New Book

Violet Hensley is one of the true treasures of a person you can only find at Silver Dollar City. In fact, she’s actually a recipient of the Arkansas Living Treasure award! Violet’s life and decades of experiences at Silver Dollar City have now been biographed...

Throwback Thursday: Shanty Town

[Editor's Note: Thanks to Junior for a number of corrections in the dates that I had listed formerly] This week’s Throwback concerns a long-gone section of the park that is often referenced, but rarely talked about in detail. As with most other Throwback Thursday posts...

Coaster Christmas 2014

IMG_3008 This was my first year to actually make it to Coaster Christmas, and I definitely hope to make it an annual tradition. Last year’s event was essentially canceled due to a snow storm, so this year it was moved to the second weekend of November...

Fireman’s Landing Update (Coaster Christmas)

IMG_2837 A major component of the ACE Coaster Christmas event this year was a backstage tour of the construction of Fireman’s Landing. The park opened up the center area to us, and had some of the construction leads on hand to answer our questions. Even for...

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...