Earlier this year, my family and I got to experience the wonderful city of Branson, Missouri. One of our most favorite attractions was Silver Dollar City(just click that link to check out all the fun we had). My hubby and I are planning on going back around Christmas time and then in 2015 we are hoping to visit so we can get a look at the new expansion that is coming — Fireman’s Landing.
Fireman’s Landing expands into a new previously undeveloped region of the park, adding 10 family adventures — six family rides and four interactive play zones. The development brings the number of the park’s rides and attractions to over 40 and increases ride capacity to over 21,000 per hour.
Centered around the headquarters of “Fire Station #3,” rides include Fire Spotter, with soaring balloons for spotting fire dangers; Fire Wagon Frenzy, a bouncing ride for bucket brigade volunteers; FireFall, an 8-story fire tower free-fall drop ride for the more daring recruits; Roundabout, a bouncy ride on Dalmatians racing around a fire hydrant; Up The Ladder, a smaller tower drop ride for junior recruits; and Fireman’s Flyers, a low-flying swing ride for little firefighters.
Attractions include Firehouse Splash Yard, with squirting water jets and pump hoses; Firefighter’s Fire Drill, with buckets, pumpers, foam ball cannons and targets for showering mock fires; Firefighter’s Fire Escape, an obstacle course of tubes, mazes, climbing structures and slides, and Firefighter’s Junior Fire Escape,a soft play area for toddlers.
Set to open in Spring 2015, Fireman’s Landing substantially increases the park’s attractions, adding 10 family adventures in all. The new area has six family rides and four interactive play zones for kids and families in a highly themed area, saluting the spirit and training activities of community volunteer firefighters. The area, with theming recognizing the contributions of community heroes who serve as firefighters, is an 1880s volunteer recruitment fair, with rides and attractions for ages 3 to 93.
The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Branson in June 2015
In June, Silver Dollar City’s family-focused festival Star-Spangled Summer features slam-dunk hit entertainment with the Harlem Globetrotters headlining, performing in an exhibition of basketball expertise. This will be the first time for the team to present a basketball experience encapsulated into thirty-minute performances presented three times daily for six weeks,showcasing highlights from the Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind touring show.
The legendary world-touring team, with an 88-year tradition of family entertainment, will exhibit their trademark basketball wizardry in a unique and innovative display of amazing skills, athleticism and humor.
Are you planning on visiting Branson soon? I can’t wait to go back!
Silver Dollar City opens for select days in March, and then opens the regular season with World-Fest presenting performers from around the world beginning in April. Information: 800-831-4FUN, www.silverdollarcity.com. For information: 800-831-4FUN(386) or www.silverdollarcity.com.