July 30, 2006
On July 30, 2006 I finally made my way to Branson, Missouri after
years of wanting to get there to experience Silver Dollar City and Celebration
City. Greg (my traveling companion) and I got up with the sun and
headed west from St. Louis to spend our morning and afternoon at Silver
Dollar City. In the evening we headed down from the hills to spend
our evening at Celebration City.
On the strip in Branson you have hundreds of shows, tourist attractions,
all you can eat buffets and half of the Titanic. With all of that
the only thing we wanted to do is to ride coasters at Celebration City.
Celebration City is actually the second amusement park at this location.
Branson USA operated on the site from 1999 to 2001 when it went out of business.
Silver Dollar City bought the property and a few of Branson USA's rides
and transformed the whole property into Celebration City.
Like Silver Dollar City they really paid a lot of attention to making
Celebration City a top notch attraction Celebration City is not open
all day long. It opens at 3 PM and is more of a place to go spend
the evening with some serious thrills out on the strip.