Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Silver Dollar City Closing Attraction + 2015 Announcement Date

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Branson's Silver Dollar City has announced that the park's "world's largest tree house," Geyser Gulch, will closed for good on August 3rd.

Geyser Gulch is a massive "interactive children's playground in the sky," originally costing the park $3 million to build.  There were several main towers, each multiple stories, where kids could shoot foam balls and water blasters at moving targets and find plenty of slides, sirens and other interactive features.  The giant geyser located by the structures would occasionally erupt and shoot water 40 feet into the sky over Lake Silver.

The entire area was themed around that geyser, which was said to have "blown a town into the sky" scattering the houses in the trees.  The addition was able to handle as many as 1,000 kids at a time.

Silver Dollar City has already set an announcement date for what will be replacing Geyser Gulch, August 13th.  You can check out their page for the pre-announcement and sign up for updates and possibly win season passes.  The park is touting a "5-Alarm Announcement," with fire fighter theming throughout the page - looks like the new development will share that theme with sister park Dollywood's recently opened FireChaser Express.

But that's not to say we're looking at a new roller coaster at Silver Dollar City, the common thought is that 2015's addition will be a new firefighter themed area.  Aimed at the whole family, a selection of rides is expected to go up in a new space behind Geyser Gulch, including the S&S Double Shot from the closed Celebration City theme park.

Until the official reveal, you can read plenty of speculation and see some recent construction photos in this thread over at SDCFans.