My son and I both LOVE roller coasters, so we were beyond excited to get to Silver Dollar City Theme Park. My favorite ride of the day "Time Traveler," is the World's Fastest, Steepest & Tallest Spinning Coaster. You are rotating in a circle while riding the track that includes three inversions and a 95-ft tall vertical loop. I’ve never ridden anything like it.
My son's favorite of the day was “Outlaw Run” which was a close second for me. It's known as the World's Most Daring Wood Coaster featuring a 162-ft initial drop, three twists upside down, and a top speed of 68 miles per hour. The upside down twists are what really made an impression on us.
Even if you are not a big fan of thrill rides you will still find plenty to do at the amusement park. If you are from out of state like we were, you may not have realized that Silver Dollar City was originally built to entertain guests who were waiting to tour the Marvel Cave that sits below the park.
The cave is the largest in the state of Missouri and it's definitely worth checking out. We were warned that the tours at the end of the day fill up quickly with folks looking to cap off their Silver Dollar visit; so I would recommend either taking the first tour of the day or paying a little extra to guarantee your space on one of the later tours of the day.
All of the rides and attractions are fantastic, but it was Silver Dollar City’s food that truly set it apart for me! There are so many incredible options for dining throughout the park. I highly recommend sharing the freshly-baked cinnamon bread, an entree from one of the skillet restaurants, and the fry bread with sweet or savory options. You will get your steps in which will make you feel better about those extra treats. You can actually bring food into the park in a cooler, which is another great cost saver for families.
Silver Dollar City also has a very tight theme throughout the park with every detail down to specifically themed costumes for the attendants at each ride. There is an app to use to help you navigate the park and check wait times to make the best use of your time.
We arrived before the park open and left after it closed and we still would have loved to have stayed longer because we had so much fun. Non-riders will love the live shows and all of the artisan shops with working demos scheduled throughout the day.