Friday, April 30, 2010

Scott and Carol Present A Significant Celebration At Silver Dollar City

Before you even get to the park, you know this is a special year for Silver Dollar City.

The park is all decked out with anniversary signage.

Large crowds gathered for free 50th Anniversary buttons.

Trivia lovers now have a new game to play at Silver Dollar City. The conversations in the lines reflect the closest Did You Know? signs. There are over sixty scattered throughout the park and plans are to rotate some new ones in during the season.

Undercover Boss was not the first CBS program to feature Silver Dollar City.

The Beverly Hilbillies filmed six episodes for the 1969 season at the park. The park has a commemorative DVD of those episodes available for interested people who want to see what the park looked like that year.

Part of the Golden Anniversary is the addition of River Battle, the longest and wettest ride of its type for this season.

The sign gives all the details you need for a hot Missouri day.

Fans lined up over ninety minutes before the concert was scheduled to start.

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils performed, oblivious to the impending storm. They were so hot onstage the skies opened up to cool things down. They were classy enough to come back out and tell the audience that the impending storm nixed the encore.

If you took the cave tour years ago, John Dillon might have been your guide. "Fifty guests per tour and six tours a day," he said. "Once some of us guides came back one night and did the entire tour backwards without lights."

The monsoon ended our day, so we went back to the car, with squishy sneakers to dry off.