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USA Today 10 Best Poll Spotlights Branson Theme Park
(Branson, MO 6/22/18) Silver Dollar City is named in the top 5 amusement parks in America, according to the results of a national poll conducted by USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel awards and announced today. The Branson, Missouri theme park was placed in the running by a panel of amusement park industry experts who nominated their 20 favorite parks – selected from more than 400 amusement parks in the United States – and then was voted to the number 4 position during 4 weeks of public voting online.
The award spotlights the attributes of the entire 1880s-style theme park, which includes this year’s debut of Time Traveler, the World’s Fastest, Steepest and Tallest Complete-Circuit Spinning Roller Coaster. Time Traveler joins over 40 additional rides and attractions at the park also known for 10 festivals and events throughout the season, 100 demonstrating craftsmen, entertainment and dining.
“Inclusion in the top five of this USA Today 10 Best Reader’s poll continues to thrust Silver Dollar City as a premier destination for American families,” says Silver Dollar City President Brad Thomas. “This follows numerous national features this spring about Time Traveler as one of the best new coasters in the world, with the Today Show, the New York Times, USA Today and others covering the opening of this unique thrill ride.”
Silver Dollar City came in at number 4 among some of the biggest parks in the industry, including Six Flags Magic Mountain, Cedar Point and Six Flags Great Adventure.
Silver Dollar City is currently presenting the Star-Spangled Summer festival, running through July 22, with the park open daily. Information: 800-831-4FUN(386) or www.silverdollarcity.com.
Source: Branson Chamber of Commerce
Profiles of the parks in the top 10 are now posted at www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-amusement-park-2018. Publication will also follow in the print version of USA TODAY, with a circulation of 1.6 million, and will be posted at www.usatoday.com, according to materials from the media company, owned by Gannett Co., Inc.