Sunday, October 26, 2014

Silver Dollar City Hard at Work on 2015 Addition + Christmas News

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Back in August Silver Dollar City announced an $8 million expansion named Fireman's Landing, which will be packed with six new family rides and four new attractions.

Soon after the announced closure of the Geyser Gulch interactive play area, Silver Dollar City began removing old structures to make way for the new themed area.  Before long the area was wiped clean, expect for a few older thematic elements.

Fast forward to now, and plenty of structures and new rides, are already in place at the park.  SDCFans has a nice photo update of the recent status of Fireman's Landing, available here.

You'll see that the new FireFall S&S Double Shot ride is already standing, complete with a new top piece, and the steel structure for the large new indoor play house is also up.  The pads for many rides are in place, and the steel structure for the balloon ride - Fire Spotter - is also up.  Looking great so far!

Silver Dollar City's annual holiday celebration, An Old Time Christmas, starts on November 1st and the park has announced a major new attraction for this year.

Rudolph's Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade will cost the park a cool $1 million, and feature Rudolph himself as the grand marshal.  2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the original Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, and the park will be celebrating that milestone in style.

The evening parade will feature nine separate floats, each complete with music and plenty of twinkling lights - 100,000 in total.  Other favorite characters, such a Sam the Snowman and Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster will be featured.  There will also be "33 colorful costumed characters, 14-foot moose characters, 12-foot tall elves and 10-foot candy canes, plus penguins, elves and a troupe of marching wooden soldiers."

Silver Dollar City's An Old Time Christmas is known as one of the premier holiday events in the country, featuring dramatic live entertainment along with 5 million lights around the park.