Mystic River Falls giant raft ride coming to Branson’s Silver Dollar City

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Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri is gearing up for another major expansion.

The park announced plans for $30 million in investments including a new water raft ride they’re calling Mystic River Falls.

Mystic River Falls will be a river adventure themed around the park’s historic Marvel Cave. The ride will be about a half-mile long, taking a circular raft full of riders through turns and a hidden mine shaft. In all, you’ll be cruising for more than five minutes.

The highlight of the ride will be the 82-foot tall lift tower that rotates the rafts as they climb into the air – the tallest of its kind in the world. At the top, you’ll float along a 66-foot high river channel before hitting the grand finale – a 45-foot drop that will be the tallest in the western hemisphere. Here’s a full layout of the ride with all of the features…

And finally, here is the video they released for the ride today…

Other than Mystic River Falls, the park will be constructing a new section they’re calling Rivertown, an 1880’s themed area with a new Rivertown Smokehouse featuring BBQ food and some new options. I’ll be talking with the people from Silver Dollar City on my Coastin’ The Country podcast. Look for that episode to be posted this Wednesday! I’ll post it above as soon as it’s available.

If you’re new to Silver Dollar City and everything they do there, check out some of my previous coverage…

Time Traveler is the world’s tallest and fastest spinning coaster. I was there on the day it opened. Check out my full ride and report here.

Outlaw Run was the world’s only wooden roller coaster to take riders upside down when it opened. And yes, I was there on opening day as well. Check out my full ride and report here.

And here’s more information about the park in case you were looking to visit:

Silver Dollar City | Branson Missouri | Open through Christmas | 417-336-7100 | SilverDollarCity.com

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