Dollywood vs Silver Dollar City at Christmas!

Dollywood vs Silver Dollar City at Christmas!

We spend multiple days a week at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri and absolutely love our home park, especially at Christmas!

We head out to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee and experience Dollywood during Christmas and compare these two sister parks.

From the rides to the shows to the train, Christmas tree, lights, food and the overall atmosphere, which park is best at Christmastime?

How to BEAT Christmas Crowds at BUSY Silver Dollar City

How to BEAT Christmas Crowds at BUSY Silver Dollar City

 
Christmas is BUSY at Silver Dollar City and the crowds are HUGE!
 
We head out to BUSY Silver Dollar City during the Christmas season and share some key tips on how to beat the crowds. We'll see the parade, check out lines to restaurants and shows and discuss strategies for riding the rides.
 
We also feature the Lens Ball! Check out some fun and unique shots of Silver Dollar City at Christmastime!

Christmas at Silver Dollar City in a STORM!

Christmas at Silver Dollar City in a STORM!

I head out into the night to see the Christmas lights at Silver Dollar City during an intense rain storm with cracks of lightning and pounding thunder!

I walk through Grandfather's Mansion and tour the entire park in a torrential downpour. The reflections of the Christmas lights are amazing!

Silver Dollar City Christmas | New Shows and MORE!

Silver Dollar City Christmas | New Shows and MORE!

We had an opportunity to visit the day before opening day and it was SPECTACULAR!

Silver Dollar City at Christmas is the most wonderous and glorious of the year. We had a phenomenal Christmas dinner before enjoying two shows, the Rudolph Christmas parade, millions of lights, a massive tree and so much more!

 

DOGPATCH USA | Exciting news about Johnny Morris’ new nature park

DOGPATCH USA | Exciting news about Johnny Morris' new nature park

Amy and I were able to capture some great pictures from the side of the road using a telephoto lens of the long abandoned Dogpatch USA theme park.

Exciting news has developed about the future of this beautiful piece of property and I'm here to give you what we know.

Johnny Morris is well known as the legendary mastermind behind such endeavors as Bass Pro Shops, Wonders of Wildlife, Dogwood Canyon, Top of the Rock and much more.

His newest project at the site of the old Dogpatch USA is called Marble Falls Nature Park. Located just south of Harrison, Arkansas and around an hour from Branson, Missouri, this park is sure to be absolutely remarkable!

Photo credits:
John Burton, TPF! Travel Plus, www.tpftravel.com (captured off property using a telephoto lens)
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Silver Dollar City SOLD OUT? BUSIEST DAY EVER?

Silver Dollar City SOLD OUT? BUSIEST DAY EVER?

We have NEVER seen this much traffic headed into Silver Dollar City!

Is Silver Dollar City open? What's the traffic like? Is Silver Dollar City busy during the pumpkin festival?

The Silver Dollar City harvest festival is INCREDIBLE and it makes sense that everyone would be heading there during Fall Break. Get ready for crowds that may rank among the biggest ever!

Holiday World Rides | TOP FIVE Rides at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana

Holiday World Rides | TOP FIVE Rides at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana

This is one of our FAVORITE theme parks! We take you on a tour and then reveal our TOP FIVE RIDES at Holiday World!

North Pole Colorado Springs | Santa’s Workshop | FUN TOUR!

North Pole Colorado Springs | Santa's Workshop | FUN TOUR!

We check out this iconic amusement park at the base of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, Colorado!

See the rides, shows, food, shopping and SANTA!

We Gave Away $1000 At Silver Dollar City!

We Gave Away $1000 At Silver Dollar City!

What an AMAZING day! We approached random people and asked them if they wanted to play a quick, 15-second game for CASH!

We ended giving away over ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS at Silver Dollar City!

The question was, “How many Silver Dollar City rides can you name in 15 seconds?”

Answers included Silver Dollar City favorites including Time Traveler, Mystic River Falls, The American Plunge, Fire in the Hole, the swings, the pirate ships, the train, the Flooded Mine, Wildfire, Outlaw Run, Powder Keg, the dalmatian dogs and MORE!

Frontier City Rides | EVERY RIDE at Frontier City in Oklahoma City!

Frontier City Rides | EVERY RIDE at Frontier City in Oklahoma City!

Check out a tour of the ENTIRE PARK and EVERY RIDE at Frontier City in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma!

We hit them all, including the dark ride that Amy wanted to ride.

Frontier City has some great shows, rides and a beautiful park to stroll through.

Consider a season pass. It's well worth it!