Silver Dollar City
Branson, Missouri
World Fest 2013
April 19-21, 2013
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World Fest at Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri

With a looping wooden coaster being added to Silver Dollar City this year there was no doubt that we'd be going there a bunch.  The plan was for our first visit this season was to be for the American Coaster Enthusiasts "Outlaw Run:  The World Premiere" event in early May but our plans had to be refigured because of Bond.

The World Fest
 at Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri

The reason to reschedule was because of Bond's Science Fair Project.  The project was about the safety features of various bridge designs and which are the safest in earthquakes (Fitting as he wants to be an engineer...namely the kind who builds coasters).  The project ended up doing well at the Regional Science Fair as his project won a Navy Engineering Award AND first place which garnered him a spot at the Illinois State Science Fair which is really rare for a first time project.  The thrill of winning first place quickly turned into a bummer for him when he realized that the State Science Fair was the same weekend as the American Coaster Enthusiasts event at Silver Dollar City. 

To make it up for him we decided the weekend of his thirteenth birthday that Carrie and I would take him down to Branson to spend not just a couple of days at Silver Dollar City but three whole days of coasters and fun.

Oh about the State Science Fair...he won second place in engineering and is already working on a really ambitious project that has to do with coaster structures for next year.

The World Fest
 at Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri

A pleasant surprise was that Silver Dollar City was having their World Fest festival during our visit.  World Fest is a giant celebration of the various cultures around the world with music, food and shopping.  Those three are things that all of us including Carrie; who was joining us for the trip, could enjoy so she'd have something to do when Bond and I needed to head out and spend some quality father-son time strapped into a coaster.

The new Outlaw Run Looping Wooden Coaster at Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri


Speaking of coasters of course Bond and I headed right to the brand new Outlaw Run when we got into the park.

The new Outlaw Run Looping Wooden Coaster at Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri

Outlaw Run is situated down past The Giant Barn Swing at a dead end.  I'm curious if sometime in the future Silver Dollar City is going to connect Outlaw Run with Powder Keg with a new midway and a new section to the park?



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