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IMAGES: Silver Dollar City Debuts New Rides, Attractions Saturday

The newest attraction at Silver Dollar City opens this Saturday to coincide with the start of the Branson amusement park’s spring schedule.

The $8 million Fireman’s Landing features four interactive play zones and six rides, including FireFall, a free-fall drop ride 8-stories high.

The new edition replaces the former Geyser Gulch.

SDC officials tout the landing as one that caters to people ages 3-93. According to its website, “Fireman’s Landing harkens back to the days of bucket brigades and volunteer firemen with rides and attractions ready to train and entertain would-be recruits.”

The theme has historical background, too, as the 1880s town Marmaros, once located on the site of Silver Dollar City, was burned to the ground by a blaze more than 100 years ago.

Brad Thomas, general manager of SDC, said in a news release, “Now fast forward to the fictional story for Fireman’s Landing, where the citizens share a desire to band together to prevent such an event -- to be ready with volunteer recruits who have trained to test their preparedness.  The message carries that everyone can give back through volunteerism and community spirit.”  

Other rides and attractions include low-flying swings, a foam ball cannon station, obstacle course, and soft play area for toddlers.

Spring hours at Silver Dollar City are from 9:30 am – 6 pm March 14-15, 18-22 and 26-27. Visit its website to learn more.

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