Branson USA

Branson, Missouri, USA

1999 to 2001

Opened in 1999 by Springfield businessman Bob Wehr, the 112-acre family amusement park was built on the site of the bankrupt Mutton Hollow Entertainment Park and Craft Village. Original plans called for 20 shops, each with a different theme and assortment of rides, including a 92-foot-tall Ferris wheel and a roller coaster from Belgium, and an elevated go-cart track. Admission was be free, with tickets for individual rides or an all-day ride pass available.

An exceptionally warm summer in 2000, as well as a minor accident on their Firestorm (an S&MC Hurricane) in 2001, hurt the park's bottom line, and it was sold to Silver Dollar City Corp. after the 2001 season. After sitting idle for 2002, the park reopened in 2003 as Celebration City. Celebration City closed after the 2008 season, as Herschend Family Entertainment (parent of Silver Dollar City) deliberate how to be use the property.

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