Silver Dollar City sets record for attendance in 2018

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BRANSON, Mo. -- Silver Dollar City is ringing in the new year with a new record.

The park welcomed guest No. 2,184,000 on its last day of the season this week.

The park's "An Old Time Christmas' event closed out the year with the highest-recorded attendance in the festival's history. The park also opened its new $26 million Time Traveler ride, the world's fastest, steepest and tallest spinning roller coaster.

“This year’s record-breaking attendance is contributed to the fact that throughout the entire year, increasing numbers of families and adult couples are making the journey to visit both Silver Dollar City and Branson," said Brad Thomas, President of Silver Dollar City Attractions.

Park officials now say they are ready for an exciting 2019 season. The new season will feature the "Year of the Shows" festivals. They will include the original mega-production Reuben’s Swashbuckling Adventure and new fall, nighttime experience Pumpkin Nights.

“In addition to award-winning rides like Outlaw Run and Time Traveler, in 2019, we will add focus to shows and festivals. We will continue to provide new, creative and original ways for families to create memories worth repeating, while still paying tribute to the values that built this truly special place. These new shows and events will join the schedule of our already impressive live-entertainment lineup.”

The park reopens during spring break in March.