March 19, 2011

Half Dollar Holler Grand Opening (SDC)

Welcome to the Grand Opening of Half Dollar Holler!

A new shop associated with the new area is Bears at the Holler

This shop allows guests to "Build a Friend"

The new factory looks to be quite popular

Let's take a look inside the brand new area

I liked the idea of having a dedicated Stroller Parking area

It is great that the park has a carousel again

A lot of people will get nostalgia riding this "old friend" that was located at the park quite awhile ago

The new area is directly under the Swinging Bridge

Some purists might not like the change, but I think it adds some character to the area

To reach the Lil Swings, you have to actually go under the bridge.

I think the Lil Swings ride blends in nicely with the new area

My only complaint is that it is sort of hidden from the main midways so I don't know if that will effect traffic to the ride

There is also a small amphitheater in the area 

It has a nice setting, but I am not sure of the practicality 

This houses a Sand Station

It really wasn't being used much though

Let's check out the main addition of the new area

They nailed the look for the structure

Very whimsical 
Lots of different things for kids to explore

There are bouncy nets

Just a really neat set up

That's the end

March 18, 2011

Heavy Metal Highrise (Branson Tracks)

Welcome to Track 4 in Branson, Missouri

The Tracks Family Fun Parks in Branson recently opened a brand new high rise track.

Let's check out the new Heavy Metal Highrise

The carts are heading out on the course

Let the spirals

Round and round we go

Once you get to the top...

You go under the show lights and head down

I'm not going to lie, you get some airtime going down the hill

Don't let off the pedal until you are all the way down

Then comes this tight corner

Then it's time to head back to the spirals for some more

Seriously the hill is a lot of fun

Thanks for the invite to Media Day, The Tracks, I had a great time

March 12, 2011

Half Dollar Holler Construction (SDC)

We're getting closer to the new section being ready to open

Here is Mary's Carousel

I love the look of the roof

The animals have all been restored - but are still under wraps for now

Here is the new treehouse village

There are lots of fun climbing adventures associated with the treehouses

The kids are going to love this

There is also a kiddie ride in the area - Lil Swings