Silver Dollar City today announced the largest investment in its history — a new land anchored by a record-setting river rapids ride.To celebrate the park's 60th anniversary next year, Missouri's
Mystic River Falls will feature the tallest drop on a rapids ride in North America, at 45 feet, beating SeaWorld Orlando's Infinity Falls. The ride also will feature an 82-foot, four-platform rotating elevator lift tower and an elevated river channel on a nearly half-mile, five-and-a-half-minute adventure.
The $23 million ride from RES transports riders back to the 1880s, when an explorer named Pearl Brazen is taking visitors on a rafting adventure to find the headwaters of the Mystic River that flows through Silver Dollar City's Marvel Cave. The park sets up the new ride in a wonderful narrative video that starts in history before taking a turn into fantasy.
Also included in the Falls' Rivertown land will be a $4 million Rivertown Smokehouse, a 450-seat barbecue restaurant with views of the Mystic River channel.
Mystic Rivers Falls is set to open in summer 2020. The park provided a construction photo along with its announcement today.