Silver Dollar City
July 30, 2006
I have been wanting to get to Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO for
several years now. Earlier in the season my friend Greg in St. Louis
asked if I'd be up for a weekend at Six Flags St. Louis, Silver Dollar City
and Celebration City. I of course said yes but had no idea when I'd
work it into my schedule and budget. Eventually everything came together
and the two of us headed west very early on a Sunday morning.
After driving past hundreds of billboards for the largest Precious Moments
store, Merrimac Caverns, Jesse James Wax Museum and Yakov Smirnoff (What
a country we live in where he can still find work with his cold war shtick)
we pulled into one of Silver Dollar City's parking lots. A quick tram
ride later and a stop at the ticket booths to get our three day passes (they
were about $20 cheaper than a 1 day pass) we were in the park about thirty
minutes before the stated opening time.
Having a long list of rides that we wanted to hit we immediately set out
for our first stop which was Powder Keg. One the way there Silver
Dollar City's scenery just sucked us into the 1880's Ozark mountain town
that the park is themed after.
It took us about five minutes of walking down and up hills to get to Powder
Keg and much to our surprise even though it was twenty-five minutes before
opening the ride was up and running for us.