SILVER DOLLAR CITY
& WHITEWATER BRANSON
Herschend Family Entertainment Corp.
Park News - (12/18/15) The Ozark Wildcat coaster, the icon of the nearby closed Celebration City park, was pulled down on Thursday afternoon. Check out the video below to watch as they try to pull it down with a cable over and over, but the old girl wasn't ready to go down without a fight.
(11/24/15) I'm told that 2016 will be the last season that Silver Dollar City will put on the World Fest event. No word has come down yet as to what is planned to replace it in 2017..
2016 - Nothing is known at this point in time...
2017 - New Coaster /New Attraction - Rumor - (5/23/16) According to a photo report from MidWestInfoGuide, some new land clearing is taking place at Silver Dollar City for an unknown new project, part of which may include a new access road.
(3/1/16) Remember that plan to add a coaster to Silver Dollar City in 2017 that I told you about? According to rumors sent my way the park pitched a few coaster concepts in a guest survey not long ago, asking guests to choose between what sounds like a Mack Launched Coaster with new style Spinning Cars (which Mack posted a video about back on Nov. 19th, 2015) or a very large B&M Dive Machine with 4 inversions.
(2/3/16) Is Silver Dollar City planning a major new coaster for 2017? According to a few rumors this may be the case, though exactly what style coaster they might get isn't entirely know. The park currently has one B&M coaster (Wildfire) which is a standard Sit Down steel looping coaster, so there are many fun options to choose from that could put the park's terrain to good use as a Hyper, Wing or even large Inverted coaster would fit in quite nicely.
It has often been said that B&M does often sell their coasters with a 250 mile exclusive range bubble for 10-years for each design to help parks feel more secure that whatever they purchase, their competition wont build a slightly bigger version of the same coaster the following year. (Regarding the 10-year term... Batman: The Ride went into SFSL in 1995, and Patriot didn't open at Worlds of Fun until 2006) From what I can roughly approximate, it looks like Six Flags St. Louis is about 228 miles away and Worlds of Fun is only about 220 miles away from Silver Dollar City.
With these factors in mind, it looks like SDC would be clear to buy just about any B&M design they want, even an Inverted coaster if they choose to do so since Patriot would be over 10 years old.