Silver Dollar City Opens Expansion Project

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

riders.

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