Celebration City Buildings Vandalized

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Two buildings within the former Celebration City amusement park in Branson have been broken into and vandalized. According to reports, they managed to get into a gift shop and diner and set off fire extinguishers. The vandalsĀ haven’t been found, and the police apparently have no leads in the case. Fortunately it sounds like the damage was minor and merely the result of foolish kids playing around.


The reports are vague, but I’m going to add my own speculation that the buildings broken into were likely on the north side of the park in the large building between the former Thunderbolt and Ozark Wildcat roller coasters. This building once had an arcade, gift shop, and diner. There is also another separate classic diner nearby. The north side of the park does not seem to have had any use since the park’s closure, since there are no suitable buildings to be turned into organizational space.


Celebration has been mostly shuttered since its closure at the end of the 2008 season. Herschend Family Entertainment Corp., owners of the property, haveĀ used a few buildings on the site as offices, and allowed non-profit organizations to use others. One of buildings is now a church. The rest of the property that is not in use has been maintained and has security measures in place.