Park News - (4/29/15) Silverwood wants everyone to know that they will open the gates for the 2015 season on Saturday, May 2nd. They also mentioned something I did not know… that when the park was being built back in 1987, it wasn’t a theme park… it was known as the “Henley Aerodrome & Museum of Transportation”. By the time it opened in 1988, the concept and name had changed to the Silverwood Theme Park name that we know today.
On opening weekend, May 2 and 3, tickets to Silverwood will only be $19.15 per person, in celebration of Silverwood’s Porter Steam Locomotive, Old Engine No. 7. You can buy them online in advance, or at the front gate. May 9 and 10 the park will celebration Mother’s Day, and when your family buys their tickets, Mom gets in free while everyone else gets a special rate of $36.99 per person for general admission or $19.99 for youth/seniors. May 16 and 17 is half-price weekend, so everyone gets in for $23.49 per person. And finally May 23, 24 and 25 IS Celebrate American Heroes Weekend for free admission to all Military, Vets, Police and Firefighters (ID required) and their immediate family members (spouse / children) get in for just $23.49.
(4/20/15) Ouch! According to the local news the official Facebook page of the Silverwood theme park was hacked on Saturday and began posting links to a number of "adult" content websites. Looking at what is posted now, there is an official apology from the park about the event which says they are working with Facebook to try and recover the original page. Looks like the old page has been deleted from the system and replaced with a new one until they determine if they can restore the content of the old one, pre-hack.
2015 - Fly Away Hot Air Balloon - Confirmed - (1/29/14) Another family ride was already selected to be added for the 2015 season, the Fly Away Hot Air Balloon.
???? - New Wooden Coaster - Rumor - (12/2/13) According to comments reported at IAAPA, Rocky Mountain Coasters says they have an idea for a new coaster project for Silverwood that they hope to build for the park in the future. It’s something they are excited to build, but have no timeline for it set yet.
(4/25/12) Screamscape sources tell us that the proposed Rocky Mountain Coaster project for Silverwood will be delayed for at least a year or two, so don’t look for it until 2014 or 2015.
(11/22/11) According to Screamscape sources, there is a chance that the new custom built wooden coaster project from Rocky Mountain Coasters coming in 2013 just may be for Silverwood. It’s a bit too early to say for sure, but if true, this coaster could also have some stand-out unique features that will put Silverwood really on the map.
???? - New Ice Palace - Rumor Only - (4/16/11) I don’t know how serious this is, but a rumor posted to Roller Coaster Alley mentions that the park’s Ice Palace will have it’s last show in it this season, and then will be used only as a Scarywood haunt and as Scarywood prop storage in the future. However, they also claim that plans for a new Ice Palace are in the works at some point in the future.