America’s biggest National KidsFest celebrates final year

The "barrell roll" is one of the three inversions on the world record setting "Outlaw Run."

BRANSON, MO, June 19, 2013 – “It may be the last year of America’s biggest KidsFest at Silver Dollar City, but two things are for sure,” said Tammy Johnson, the Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center. “This year’s final National KidsFest (KidsFest), running through July 21 will be filled with the family fun, excitement and adventure that Silver Dollar City’s world class festivals are known for and, knowing Silver Dollar City, whatever replaces it next year will be even bigger and better. I can’t wait to see what it is!”

With its 30 plus rides and attractions every day, Silver Dollar City has something for kids, teens, adults and every member of the family from the fun and security that Half Dollar Holler offers the littlest kids to the excitement of Silver Dollar City’s newest attraction, the world record setting wooden coaster ride Outlaw Run for everyone who wants the adventure and ride of a lifetime. In between there is a variety of other rides such as Geyser Gulch®, 10 rides that the whole family can enjoy together at The Grand Exposition, “Spine-tingling, super-swooping, multi-looping thrills aboard rides like The GIANT Barn Swing, WildFire®, PowderKeg® and more!” Beat the heat of the Ozarks summer with the “wet” fun and excitement of Silver Dollar City’s exciting and entertaining “water rides including RiverBlast, Lost River of the Ozarks and American Plunge.”

Added to the parks demonstrating craftsmen and other activities are the special KidsFest shows. These include “‘Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience’ featuring amazing canine athleticism and a powerful message about pet adoption;” “Wacky Science With Professor David Willey” as he takes his “audiences for a walk on the wild side of science” and “Championship Cloggers.” Close out your day by seeing “Country Nights in Echo Hollow®. Great American Country and Silver Dollar City present the nation’s only live stage version of the popular television show, Wednesday through Monday evenings at ‘park closing.'”

Kids can meet their favorite cartoon characters such as Backyardigans; George Jetson & Astro; Scooby Doo & Shaggy; Team Umizoomi; Fred, Barney & Dino and many more who will be appearing at different times during National KidsFest at “Character Meet-And-Greets” and “Character Breakfasts.”

In addition to the excellent food service offered on a daily basis  through out the park. Silver Dollar City’s Reunion Hall will feature a special “Pizza Buffet” from 11 AM to 3 PM daily except Sunday. It will feature a variety of foods for the whole family including of course Pizza with a wide variety of toppings; Pasta with Spaghetti Sauce; Mac and Cheese; Garlic Bread; Chicken Strips; Hot Chips; Assorted Salads; Chocolate Pudding and more!”

Branson Tourism Center’s Johnson points out that those purchasing their Silver Dollar City tickets through the Branson Tourism Center will receive a two day pass for the price of a one day pass. For additional information or tickets for Silver Dollar City, the National KidsFest or any of its other festivals or for Branson lodging arrangements please contact the Branson Tourism Center by either calling their toll free number 1-800-785-1550 or through their website

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