Silver Dollar City buys Branson USA

Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2001 7:05 PM | Contributed by Coasterdave

Silver Dollar City has purchased Branson USA. The company hopes that consolidated efforts between their properties will bring more visitors to the area.

Read the press release.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2001 8:35 PM
Wow, that is something I never thought I would see! Way to go Silver Dollar City! We need more parks like you! Shed some of your magic on Branson USA and I will be sure to return!
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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 1:22 AM
Cool! Seems like another Kennywood chain; a few parks, but a lot of care.
My fellow Americans, let's roll!
I pray that I will never see a Six Flags Conneaut Lake
Wednesday, November 21, 2001 4:17 AM
I wonder what SDC will do with this land.... I think it would be awesome to have a hotel/resort with a coaster and other rides... (ala Las Vegas hotels)

But then again, just some great coasters would suit me just fine.. :)

"There ain't nothing worse'n when a woman gets pushy." -Ferris Layman, The Diviners

Wednesday, November 21, 2001 9:36 AM
Save the Fireball and the Zyklon and gut the rest.

Jim W.

Wednesday, November 21, 2001 11:25 AM
I have never been to the area and was hoping to go to SDC next year. Are the two parks adjacent so that this would constitute the ability to combine them into a single park or would it be two separate parks in the same city?
Wednesday, November 21, 2001 4:54 PM
they are two seperate parks. Branson City USA is mainly just carnival rides but who knows what SDC will do with it.
Mamba;The inspiration for SD2K. It doesnt get much better than that. Come to the Midwest;and ride the most underrated coaster in the U.S.
Wednesday, November 21, 2001 8:46 PM
If you read the article closely, you will find that it says that the park is to re-open "no earlier then 2003." Obviously, this means no 2002 season at Branson USA. How depressing. :(
Friday, November 23, 2001 4:30 PM
Well, lets think about this, does Silver Dollar City, or Dollywood, or that new park in Georgia that the chain purchases need flat rides.  Buying out Branson USA may have been more beneficial to them as a one stop purchase on a lot of ride equipment they could use to augment their other parks.

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