Branson Attractions 2015
Harlem Globetrotters Featured at Silver Dollar City Starting June 6th 2015
As part of Silver Dollar City’s “Star Spangled Summer” the Harlem Globetrotters will be performing daily. This unique opportunity to see the Harlem Globetrotters in Branson ends July 19th.
Silver Dollar City is continuing its year-long campaign to “Celebrate America” by kicking off a new festival called Star-Spangled Summer, which will run through July 20.
This new event is taking the place of one of the 1880s theme park’s staples for many years, KidsFest.
“KidsFest is gone, but our summer celebration will be very kid-focused, with a patriotic look to it,” said Silver Dollar City Attractions President Brad Thomas. “We are still very focused on families visiting with children, and the Star-Spangled Summer will be filled with all sorts of activities, games and actions for kids.”
While the park will continue to feature all the rides and attractions the guests have come to expect, two new shows featuring a patriotic flare, the “Flying Ace All Stars” show and “The Illusionary Magic of Brad Ross,” will debut.
“From my perspective, we really didn’t treat this festival differently than KidsFest other than we really wanted to hit the patriotism,” said Entertainment and Event Show Producer with Silver Dollar City Tim Stowe. “With our new shows, especially the ‘Flying Ace All Stars’ which screams patriotism and with Brad Ross, he has certain patriotic elements that we just can’t let out yet.
“Everything that everyone loved about KidsFest is still there, we just added a red, white and blue feel to it to help teach our children to be proud and celebrate America.”
Created by three-time Olympian and freestyle skiing legend Kris “Fuzz” Feddersen, the “Flying Ace All Stars” show features Olympic athletes, world champions and future hopefuls performing daring stunts with ski and snowboard routines on trampolines, an essential training tool for competitive skiers and snowboarders.
“Feddersen discovered that for ski-jumpers and snowboarders who are judged so much for their landings, it was more effective having them train on trampolines,” Stowe said. “So he created this show as a way for the athletes to train and make money as they prepare for the Olympic games.”
Stowe said it is possible the guests visiting the park this year may very well see a future Olympic medalist. Stowe said he caught the show at its home base in Winter Park, Utah, and in addition to being amazed at the feats, he was also impressed by the patriotism each and every team member showed.
“They were the first people to stand for the national anthem and the last ones seated,” he said. “They really do everything they can to be great ambassadors for not only their sport, but the country.”
The “Flying Ace All Stars” show will be performed three times a day at the Red & Gold Heritage Hall every day except Mondays.
The other new show, “The Illusionary Magic of Brad Ross,” will feature the Merlin Award-winning illusionist performing world-class illusions. Ross, who has performed on five continents and in 25 countries, also adds his own theatrics, comedy and audience interaction into a family-focused show.
“He’s been performing for many years and was even the master illusionist for Disney’s traveling magic show, so we’re really happy to have him here,” Stowe said. “He’ll be pulling people up on stage to help perform illusions and just have a lot of fun.”
“The Illusionary Magic of Brad Ross,” will be performed three times daily except for Wednesdays at the Opera House.
Stowe added guests are encouraged to hang out and meet the stars after both shows.
Star-Spangled Summer runs June 7 – July 20, with the park open daily through the summer, adding extended park hours and night rides July 19 through Aug. 3.
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