April, 9, 2006 - Posted at 1:53 p.m. CST
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) _ The Silver Dollar City theme park in Branson
has nearly twice as many rides to offer people this year.
The park opened yesterday, and showed off an eight million
dollar project called the Grand Exposition that increases the
number of available rides per hour from about eight-thousand to
more than 12-thousand.
The expansion is meant to resemble the great expositions of the
late 19th and early 20th centuries, which celebrated discoveries in
technology, culture and art.
Inventions such as the telegraph and telephone are featured, as
well as such food items as ice cream and hot dogs.
The two-acre expansion also includes ten new rides designed
either to let the entire family ride together, or for smaller