Silver Dollar City made two huge announcements Wednesday morning. The amusement park is working on an $8 million development that'll be complete with 10 new attractions. Silver Dollar City General Manager Brad Thomas tells News Talk KZRG all about Fireman's Landing that's opening up next season.
"Fireman's Landing is targeted for ages three to ninety-three. As you head up into our Firefall Tower, it's an eight-story free fall, full of adrenalin for those kids that want a little more excitement."
The attraction will also feature a balloon ride, fire wagon, fire station, splash zone, and swings. To capture it all on tape, the DIY Network's Salvage Dogs were in town filming the tear down of Geyser Gulch and the construction of the new Fireman's Landing. The show's host, Mike Whiteside says they'll even be reusing some of the old parts in the new attraction.
"Everything we do is for reuse or re purposing . We don't know exactly what we're going to do yet with it, but it's all good stuff, and we hate see it go to the landfill. Silver Dollar City folks are very smart in the way they reuse, and the salvaging part of this whole organization."
The episode will air next spring. The other big announcement; the Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Silver Dollar City as part of 2015's Star-Spangled Summer. They'll be performing three shows a day over a six week period. Slick Willie Shaw has been with the Globetrotters for eleven seasons. He tells News Talk KZRG they're excited for next year's shows.
"We're very excited to be apart of this, creating positive memories that last a lifetime. We just can't wait, we hope the people are as excited as we are."
Thomas says the 2015 season will be the park's biggest family-oriented summer yet. The park also hit a milestone this summer, with more than 25,000 guests visiting the park in one day on August 2nd.