Website reveals new plans for Ride the Ducks on Highway 76 in Branson
Ripley Entertainment, the Parent Company of Branson's Ride the Ducks, is scheduled to make an announcement Thursday about the fate of the Branson attraction.
KY3/KSPR News found a website called Bransontopops.com, which describes what will happen to the building on the Highway 76 strip. According to the website, the Ride the Ducks building will be replaced with a patriotic-themed interactive outdoor maze, indoor laser tag, and other activities. The website also states during the first year of business, the attraction will give-back to the Branson community.
to see the plans.
"Ten percent of all 2019 proceeds, with a minimum amount of $100,000, will be donated to first responders, specifically to local police, fire department, and EMS, who put their lives on the line to make the Branson community a safer place to live, work, and play," the website reads.
KY3/KSPR News contacted Ripley about this website and the plans for Branson Top Ops. A spokesperson would only say that they're making an announcement Thursday.
Branson's Ride the Ducks has been closed since the deadly sinking of one of the boats occurred July 19 on Table Rock Lake. The amphibious duck boat sank amid strong winds, killing 16 passengers and a crew member. Fourteen people survived the sinking.
Since that tragedy, there have been lawsuits filed against Ripley Entertainment, including a suit that was filed on behalf of the Coleman Family, who lost nine family members during the incident.