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Jun 06, 2015, 16:29 ET
The Harlem Globetrotters tip off their first extended run ever with an opening ceremony June 6 at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri.

Harlem Globetrotters Open First Extended Run Ever at Silver Dollar City in Branson

 Starring in a summer-long festival, the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters are tipping off their first extended run ever, presenting 6 weeks of...

Apr 11, 2015, 17:04 ET
Hundreds of firefighters from around the country gather for the grand opening of Fireman's Landing, a new $8 million area at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri.

Hundreds of Firefighters Gather in Branson, Missouri for Dedication of New Fireman's Landing

  Hundreds of firefighters from across the country are gathering this weekend in Branson, Missouri for the grand opening ceremonies...

Jan 21, 2015, 16:22 ET
The setting the bell tower marks progress on the $8 million all-new themed area Fireman's Landing at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri.

Construction Landmark for Silver Dollar City's New Fireman's Landing

 The construction landmark of the setting of a historic bell marks progress on the $8 million all-new themed area at Silver Dollar City in...

Nov 03, 2014, 06:13 ET
Silver Dollar City presents the new $1 million Rudolph's Holly Jolly(TM) Christmas Light Parade for its An Old Time Christmas festival, running through December 30 at the theme park in Branson, Mo.

Silver Dollar City's 'An Old Time Christmas' Presents NEW $1 Million Light Parade Starring Rudolph

 The Christmas season comes early in America's heartland, and Silver Dollar City lights up with a new $1 million light parade featuring the...

Aug 13, 2014, 17:59 ET
Members of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters travel through the double barrel roll of Outlaw Run, known to be the world's most daring wooden roller coaster, at Silver Dollar City Theme Park in Branson, Mo.  Silver Dollar City announced today a six-week in-residence at the park for the Globetrotters in the summer of 2015, featuring a 30-minute basketball experience performed three times daily. Silver Dollar City is an internationally awarded 1880s theme park in the famed entertainment town of Branson, Missouri. (PRNewsFoto/Silver Dollar City)

Silver Dollar City Makes Major 2015 Announcement: 'Fireman's Landing' with 10 New Family Adventures, Harlem Globetrotters in First-Ever Extended-Run Show

In a major announcement today, new for 2015, Silver Dollar City presents Fireman's Landing, an $8 million development with 10 new family adventures...

Jul 02, 2014, 06:00 ET
The Showboat Branson Belle, a 700-seat paddle wheeler, includes dining and one of Branson's best shows onboard its lake cruises. (PRNewsFoto/Silver Dollar City)

America's Vacationers Target Value Destinations Like Branson, Missouri

School's out and summer's on as America's families take to the roads, often searching for the best value in a vacation getaway.  With Internet...

Jun 17, 2014, 05:30 ET
Silver Dollar City's ground-breaking wood coaster Outlaw Run, named Best New Ride of 2013 worldwide, was recently spotlighted by as one of the 12 biggest game-changers in the history of theme park attractions. (PRNewsFoto/Silver Dollar City)

High-Flying Action, Dare-The-Drop Attractions Showcased for Summer in Branson

Silver Dollar City, Branson's highly acclaimed 1880s-style theme park, kicks off vacation season with the all-new festival Star-Spangled Summer....

May 16, 2014, 06:30 ET
KaPau Plummet riders load into AquaLaunch capsules at the top of a 40-foot tower. After the "3..2..1..KaPau!" countdown, the bottom of each slide drops out creating a two-story rider free fall at 26 feet per second into a looping 240-foot waterslide. (PRNewsFoto/Silver Dollar City Attractions)

New $1.7 Million Heart-Pounding KaPau Plummet: the Biggest Water Slide Thrill in Branson History

Thrill seekers looking for the next big thing can find it in Branson, Missouri, as adventure takes a jaw-dropping leap forward with the opening of...

Apr 11, 2014, 15:01 ET
Musicians and dancers from Argentina perform during World-Fest at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. World-Fest runs through May 4.  (PRNewsFoto/Silver Dollar City Attractions)

Silver Dollar City's World-Fest: Cornucopia of Cultures

Fiery Spanish guitar riffs, staccato flamenco heel clicks and rhythmic beats of Argentinian bombo drums announce a global cornucopia of cultures...

Oct 24, 2013, 10:30 ET
Branson, Missouri's White Water announces new ride for 2014: $1.7 million heart-pounding drop-floor slide KaPau Plummet to be biggest thrill in White Water history.  (PRNewsFoto/Silver Dollar City)

$1.7 Million Heart-Pounding KaPau Plummet To Be The Biggest Thrill in White Water History

 When designers and developers with Silver Dollar City Attractions set out to create a new 2014 ride for White Water, there was one...

Sep 07, 2013, 23:30 ET
Silver Dollar City's record-breaking wood coaster Outlaw Run wins 'Best New Ride' of 2013 in worldwide 'Golden Ticket' Awards.  (PRNewsFoto/Silver Dollar City Inc.)

Silver Dollar City's Outlaw Run Wins 'Best New Ride' of 2013 In Worldwide 'Golden Ticket' Awards

Following an international poll of hundreds of theme park insiders and ride enthusiasts, Silver Dollar City's new wood coaster Outlaw Run is...

May 30, 2013, 15:00 ET
Riders plunge down the world's steepest drop on a wood coaster - 81 degrees - on Outlaw Run, Silver Dollar City's new record-breaking wood coaster. The Branson, Missouri theme park's new $10 million ride has the world's first and only double barrel roll on a wood coaster, is the only wood coaster to twist upside down three times and is the second fastest wood coaster in the world.  (PRNewsFoto/Silver Dollar City)

Record-Breaking Wood Coaster Outlaw Run Barrel Rolls into Summer Travel Options

 Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, a top vacation destination for families, launches its summer season with one of the world's top...

Mar 15, 2013, 17:56 ET
Outlaw Run is the world's first wood coaster to twist upside down with a record-breaking three inversions.

Silver Dollar City's Outlaw Run Makes Global Debut

International attention is focusing on Branson, Missouri as the Silver Dollar City theme park debuted today a first-of-its-kind thrill ride, Outlaw...

Aug 09, 2012, 17:28 ET
Silver Dollar City's Outlaw Run takes the classic wood coaster to a place it's never been before by applying modern technology and techniques to traditional wood coaster building methods. It is the only wood coaster to twist upside down, with a record-breaking three inversions, including a 720-degree double barrel roll. Outlaw Run will open in Spring 2013 at the Branson, Missouri theme park.  (PRNewsFoto/Silver Dollar City)

Silver Dollar City Announces World's Most Daring Wood Coaster

 Thrill ride enthusiasts around the world will mark a first-of-its-kind ride debut at Branson, Missouri's Silver Dollar City in Spring 2013...

Jun 20, 2012, 17:26 ET
Cheering crowds welcome Falls daredevil Nik Wallenda back to his summer day job at Silver Dollar City, Branson, Mo.  (PRNewsFoto/Silver Dollar City)

Cheering Crowds Welcome Nik Wallenda Back to his Summer Day Job at Silver Dollar City Theme Park in Branson, Missouri

 Just days after his historic high-wire walk across Niagara Falls in the dark of night, aerialist Nik Wallenda was welcomed back to the Silver...

Dec 14, 2011, 06:13 ET
Garnering national recognition for its holiday lights, Silver Dollar City's An Old Time Christmas festival features a 5-story special effects tree with a sound and light show, a light parade and over 4 million lights.  (PRNewsFoto/Silver Dollar City)

Silver Dollar City Named to More 'Top 10' Lists for Holiday Lights

 Branson, Missouri's Silver Dollar City has been named to more national Top 10 lists for Holiday Lights: Yahoo Travel's Top 10...

Apr 09, 2011, 18:27 ET
Guests experience cultures from around the world with performers at Silver Dollar City's World-Fest, Branson, Missouri. (PRNewsFoto/Silver Dollar City)

Branson Spring Bursts with Optimism for 2011 Tourism Season

With the height of the tourist season still months away, early indicators often set the stage for the year, say Branson, Missouri tourism...

May 06, 2010, 06:00 ET

A Stunning 40,000 Attend Silver Dollar City's 3-day 50th Birthday Celebration

In the famed tourism destination of music-focused Branson, rainy skies proved no deterrent as a stunning 40,000 people joined Silver Dollar City...

Apr 03, 2009, 07:00 ET

New York Auto Show director Candida Romanelli receives Woman of the Year Award. (PRNewsFoto/New York International Auto Show)[MH]

Balancing Monks Coming to Branson!

Silver Dollar City's World-Fest Opens with Biggest Show Year Ever Performers from Six Continents Featured April 4 - May 3 The popular Branson,...

Apr 18, 2008, 01:00 ET

Branson, Missouri's largest new ride in 2008 debuted with a big splash when the amusement park Celebration City opened Roaring Falls. The new multi- million dollar water adventure ride features a 5-story, 55-degree angle drop for an enormous splash finale. Celebration City features more than 30 rides and attractions. For information, contact 800-831-4FUN or (PRNewsFoto/Silver Dollar City Attractions)[LL]

Branson's Largest New Ride Opens With Big Splash

BRANSON, Mo., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest new ride in the Ozarks debuted with a big splash when Celebration City, Branson, Missouri's...