January 28, 2011
Darien Lake to be managed by Georgia Firm
Darien Lake Theme Park Resort is now managed by the same company that runs singer Dolly Parton's Dollywood.
Herschend Family Entertainment has begun overseeing all day-to-day activities and now supervises the park's 3,500 full-time and seasonal empl... Read More »
January 26, 2011
Darien Lake Gets New Operator
Herschend Family Entertainment, which is also an operating partner of the Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, has assumed the day-to-day operations of the Darien Lake Theme Park Resort.
While HFE is now the management company for Darien La... Read More »
January 26, 2011
Change in Management at Elitch's
Herschend Family Entertainment will take over day-to-day operations of the 120-year-old Elitch Gardens theme park under a deal announced Tuesday.
The privately held company, based in Norcross, Ga., owns 26 theme parks, aquariums, hotels and campgrounds... Read More »
January 26, 2011
New Management Company Takes Over At Darien Lake
There is a new management company for Darien Lake Theme Park.
Herschend Family Entertainment will now operate the local amusement park and economic engine. It’s a multi-state entertainment business, most famous for operating Dolly Parton’s Dollywood th... Read More »
July 09, 2007
Big Idea inks contract with theme park operator
Big Idea Inc. has signed a new five-year deal with theme park and attraction company Herschend Family Entertainment to develop additional entertainment attractions based on VeggieTales characters. Atlanta-based HFE operates or has partnerships at 18 prope... Read More »
March 08, 2007
Silver Dollar City in Branson Comes Out Swinging in 2007 - Emediawire (press release)
Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri continues to grow. 2007 will be the biggest year yet with more shows, more old time fun, and more new rides including The Giant Swing. Travelers should start making plans now to visit Silver Dollar City for their biggest year yet. Visitors to the park will also want to make lodging arrangements at Thousand Hills Resort. Thousand Hills is a condo and cabin resort in the heart of Branson--just a few minutes from any Branson attraction including Silver Dollar City.
Silver Dollar City is Branson's original amusement park. The 1880's themed park invites guests to travel back in time and see how pioneers of the American west lived. Learning about the past never gets in the way of the fun however--with dozens of live shows, comedy, food and thrill rides of all kinds everyone will find something they enjoy.
Silver Dollar City prides itself as being the home of American Craftsmanship. All day, every day guests to the park can watch as American craftsmen and women make goods from scratch whose skills have been passed down for generations. From silversmiths making custom jewelry, to bakers making homemade bread, to glass cutters making beautiful glass creations--all these craftsmen and more call Silver Dollar City home.
Thrill-seekers will want to visit Silver Dollar City in 2007 to try out a brand new ride--The Giant Swing--as Silver Dollar City continues to be on the cutting edge of amusement park rides. The Giant Swing takes 32 passengers on a swing unlike any they've ever seen. Shooting out of the new Great Barn area the ride arcs out at 45 mph taking guests swinging over 7 stories in the air. After swinging up until the riders are almost upside down the swing shoots back the other way to repeat on the other side. The Giant Swing promises to be a thrilling addition to the already thrilling rides at Silver Dollar City.
Those who don't want thrill rides are still in luck at Silver Dollar City. With over 40 live entertainment shows daily there is always something going on. Guests can listen to live music including classic country, Cajun, bluegrass, Christian and much more. Comedy shows are also readily available at the Silver Dollar Saloon and a wandering street troupe. After the shows guests may be getting hungry. Hungry guests have come to the right place--Silver Dollar City was rated among the best theme park food in the nation by Amusement Today Magazine. Diners can choose from many types of dining including ribs, seafood, and traditional home cooking--followed by a trip to the ice cream factory or bakery for dessert.
After an exciting day at Silver Dollar City, guests will need the comfort of nearby lodging to rest and relax in. Thousand Hills Resort is an ideal choice--located in the heart of Branson it is just a short distance from Silver Dollar City. Thousand Hills offers nightly condo and cabin rentals which are the perfect alternative to a cramped hotel room. Condos and cabins include a full kitchen and living room that guests can use to relax and unwind after a busy day. Thousand Hills offers luxury at an affordable price and makes the ideal complement to Silver Dollar City's excitement. Guests wanting to get more information on Thousand Hills or make reservations online can visit http://www.thousandhills.com or call the front desk at (800)864-4145.
Silver Dollar City opens for limited weekends starting March 15th, 2007. Regular Season operating schedule begins May 12th. For more information on Silver Dollar City visitors can go online to http://www.bransonsilverdollarcity.com.
March 20, 2006
Branson theme park bumps up rides - Pryor Daily Times
The five-story Magnificent Wave Carousel, the Mighty Galleon and the Electro Spin are just three of the new attractions visitors will find at the Grand Exposition this spring at Silver Dollar City.
The $8 million expansion is one of the largest in the theme park’s history, according to Brad Thomas, general manager.
March 17, 2006
Earlham grad takes the stage in theme park show - Palladium-Item
One of Earlham College's best-known graduates is putting his name on a new attraction at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo.
From June 9 to Aug. 20, the popular theme park will be home to a new stage show, "Jim Fowler's Wild Animal Adventures LIVE!"
January 27, 2006
Grand Old Time Set for Silver Dollar City
The Branson, Missouri theme park, Silver Dollar City, will introduce a new land, The Grand Exposition, this season. Themed to the world's fairs of the late 19th Century, the area will feature ten new family rides, including a five-story Wave...