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2014-08-13 20:22:24

BRANSON, Mo., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a major announcement today, new for 2015, Silver Dollar City presents Fireman's Landing, an $8 million development with 10 new family adventures in an all-new area, plus the world famous Harlem Globetrotters in their first-ever extended-run show, making 2015 the park's biggest family year ever. Set to open in Spring 2015, Fireman's Landing substantially increases the park's attractions, adding 10 family adventures in all. The new area...

2014-07-02 08:24:32

Live Entertainment, Outdoor Adventure and Silver Dollar City Top Picks BRANSON, Mo., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- School's out and summer's on as America's families take to the roads, often searching for the best value in a vacation getaway. With Internet planning on the rise -- along with gas prices and temperatures -- Branson, Missouri is recently ranking tops on Internet travel lists where value and quality come together, such as TripAdvisor's Top 25 Travelers' Choice for 2014...

2014-06-17 08:23:58

Silver Dollar City's Outlaw Run Named One of History's Biggest Game-Changing Attractions BRANSON, Mo., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Silver Dollar City, Branson's highly acclaimed 1880s-style theme park, kicks off vacation season with the all-new festival Star-Spangled Summer. The festival takes summer family time to new heights with high-flying action, as the theme park draws more international accolades for its newest wood coaster Outlaw Run, named one of the biggest game-changing...

2014-05-16 08:24:08

BRANSON, Mo., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thrill seekers looking for the next big thing can find it in Branson, Missouri, as adventure takes a jaw-dropping leap forward with the opening of an all-new game-changing water slide designed to be the biggest thrill in White Water history. The just-opened $1.7 million KaPau Plummet is a heart-pounding, drop-floor AquaLaunch slide atop a four-story tower. It features a near-vertical 70-degree plunge through two 240-foot dueling slides,...

2014-04-11 16:21:15

BRANSON, Mo., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fiery Spanish guitar riffs, staccato flamenco heel clicks and rhythmic beats of Argentinian bombo drums announce a global cornucopia of cultures and entertainment at Silver Dollar City's World-Fest. America's largest international festival,World-Fest brings performers from around the world, presenting the rich entertainment traditions that helped build the U.S. as the park presents a season-long "Celebrate America" theme. New this year,...

2014-04-09 23:26:34

Branson’s newest thrill attraction reached a construction milestone – crews set the drop-floor AquaLaunch capsules in place for the new $1.7 million KaPau Plummet thrill slide, set to open May 17 at White Water water park in Branson, Missouri. Branson, MO (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Branson’s newest thrill attraction is closer to reality as a construction milestone was reached – the setting of the drop-floor AquaLaunch capsules for the new $1.7 million KaPau Plummet thrill slide, set...

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Breaks Sound Barrier
2013-04-29 12:57:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo broke the sound barrier for the first time on Monday, reaching Mach 1.2 in a test flight. In a blog post today, founder of Virgin Galactic Richard Branson announced the “momentous” feat that the company had achieved. "It marks the moment when we put together two key elements of our spaceflight system — the spacecraft and its rocket motor, which have both been tested extensively by...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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