One of Silver Dollar City’s oldest and most popular rides, the Lost River of the Ozarks, has been demolished in advance of something new, set to open next year.
Even though curious park-goers can get glimpses of the construction site from several vantage points in the park, they will have to wait a few months to find out exactly what’s going on there.
“Massive project underway for 2020, which is also our 60th (anniversary),” Silver Dollar City Director of Public Relations and Publicity Lisa Rau said in an email. “Announcement in August.”
The last time the folks at Silver Dollar City made an announcement during the month of August was for the park’s newest ride, Time Traveler, which took place on “National Roller Coaster Day,” Aug. 16, 2017. In October of last year, park officials announced 2019 would be “The Year of Shows & Festivals.”
Fencing that stretches from Fireman’s Landing to the Giant Barn Swing has been erected to hide the construction site. It also appears as though the park’s Riverfront area will also be redeveloped as part of the project.