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What’s New at Silver Dollar City 2020

Silver Dollar City is the Midwest’s premier theme park, offering a range of activities the entire family can enjoy. From thrilling rides like Outlaw Run to entertaining shows like the Street Troupe, this Branson attraction has a never-ending list of things to do. As we enter the new year, though, you may be curious about what’s new at Silver Dollar City 2020? Luckily, we’ve got the inside scoop. Read on for all the details.

Brand New Ride & Area Coming 2020

Not all is lost! Replacing “The Lost River of the Ozarks” ride, the new Mystic River Falls water raft ride will feature the “tallest drop int the Western Hemisphere” at 4.5 stories. Opening in 2020, the ride will be surrounded by a highly-themed area as well as a new barbecue restaurant, Rivertown Smokehouse. Moreover, the restaurant will feature 450 viewing seats along the banks of the Mystic River.

During the new ride, guests will feel transported back to the 1880s with a narrative revolving around a fictional explorer, Pearl Brazen, searching for the headwaters of the Mystic River. Further, the ride will showcase hairpin turns, high tides, a hidden mine shaft, and about a half-mile of scenic journey.

Guests can also expect:

  • Unique 82’ elevator lift tower with four platforms that rotates exposed rafts during the 8-story climb
  • Elevated river channel suspended in the air at 66′ high (over six stories!)
  • A grand finale waterfall of 4.5 stories

New Adventure Pass for Kids

Kids born in 2015 or 2016 can visit Silver Dollar City and White Water for free all season with the Adventure Season Pass! This special 60th Diamond Jubilee offer commemorates future explorers, encouraging us all to look ahead. Moreover, parents can reserve the pass in advance by phone or online while purchasing season passes for the family. You’ll then receive a voucher to activate when you visit in 2020. Also, make sure to bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport to confirm they were born in 2015 or 2016 and the voucher they receive to exchange it for the working pass. After processing the pass, your child can visit both parks any operating day during the 2020 season.

Returning to Silver Dollar City 2020

Families can enjoy the return of  40+ live shows featuring unbeatable entertainment at Silver Dollar City in 2020.

The Festival of Wonder

Returning for the 2020 season, The Festival of Wonder features fantastical acts of curiosity and wonder, with larger-than-life performances sure to captivate the whole family. Watch as mesmerizing artists, musicians, and performers astound you with unbelievable feats and acts. That’s not all, though, as many more amazing moments are in the works. Dates TBA.

Silver Dollar City’s Bluegrass & BBQ Festival

Back at the theme park May 5 through May 25, 2020, Silver Dollar City is revamping the popular Bluegrass & BBQ Festival to include a star-studded celebrity concert. Top-billed stars for 2020 include Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and many more. Of course, the festival will still feature a full line-up of Bluegrass concerts with over 60 bands as well as delicious barbecue.

Star Spangled Summer

Returning 2020, Silver Dollar City’s annual Star Spangled Summer festival is jam-packed with family-friendly entertainment such as Reuben’s Swashbuckling Adventure! Even better, you can still experience thrills with Silver Dollar City’s 40+ rides and attractions.

Moonlight Madness

Also returning to Silver Dollar City in 2020, guests can enjoy over twelve hours of fun during Moonlight Madness! Experience your favorite attractions all day and into the night with extended ride time. Silver Dollar City will be open from 9:30 am to 10 pm for 16 days in summer 2020. Dates TBA.

More festivals and shows TBA

Visit Silver Dollar City Next Year

This is what’s new at Silver Dollar City 2020. What are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments! In the meantime, get a head start on your 2020 Branson vacation by purchasing Silver Dollar City tickets now.

Featured image courtesy of Silver Dollar City Attractions


Ashley is Tripster’s travel expert, visiting Branson to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.
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