“It is just one more time that Silver Dollar City rises to the opportunity to present another really quality attraction. Silver Dollar City never lets itself get stale, it just keeps up and keeps up and that’s excellent for Branson and all of our guests,” said Branson Mayor Raeanne Presley. The mayor’s comments were made at Silver Dollar City’s new $8 million 1880s themed “Fireman’s Landing” on January 21 on the occasion of the setting of a “640 pound American-made iron bell forged in 1895” atop the Landing’s “Fire Station #3,” marking a construction highlight of the new area which is scheduled to open on March 14 as Silver Dollar City starts its 2015 season.
“This is ten new rides and attractions that will bring families into Branson to visit Silver Dollar City,” said Brad Thomas General Manager of Silver Dollar City. Thomas said that although there will be an exciting 8 story fire tower free fall, “FireFall,” that many of the ten rides and attractions will be “smaller rides” for the smaller members of the family.
When asked which of the ten new rides and attractions he believed would be the most popular, Thomas said, “I would fully suspect that the little Dalmatian ride that we are going to have will appeal to the three year old to the four year old and that in six months, when someone asks that little three year old, ‘What’s your favorite ride at Silver Dollar City?’ they are going to say, ‘The dogs.'” The ride is called “Lucky’s Dizzy Dogs” where the children will ride around a fire hydrant in bouncing Dalmatians.
The ten new rides and attractions will be centered in and around the Landing’s “Fire Station #3” including these which will be primarily outdoor activities:
FireFall, an 8-story fire tower free-fall drop ride for the more daring recruit.
Fire Spotter, with soaring balloons for spotting fire dangers.
Fire Wagon Frenzy, a bouncing ride for bucket brigade volunteers.
Lucky’s Dizzy Dogs, a bouncy ride on Dalmatians racing around a fire hydrant.
Fireman’s Flyer, a low-flying swing ride for little firefighters.
Firehouse Splash Yard, with squirting water jets and pump hoses for outdoor play.
And the following which will be inside “Fire Station #3 under climate controlled conditions:
Firefighter’s Fire Drill, with buckets, pumpers, foam ball cannons and targets for showering mock fires.
Firefighter’s Fire Escape, an obstacle course of tubes, mazes, climbing structures and slides
Firefighter’s Junior Fire Escape, a soft play area for toddler.
In addition, everyone will be able to meet “Lucky the Rescue Dog,” a costumed character that represents the tradition of firehouse dogs.
Thomas also pointed out that there will be plenty of places for parents, grandparents and others to watch the fun because there will be benches all around the area and that even the walls of the planters are designed to be used as seats.
The article Fireman’s Landing blazes into Silver Dollar City in 2015 contains more information on the background, history and concept of “Fireman’s Landing.”