Branson: What’s New in 2019?


In Branson, we believe life should have more encores. For 50+ years, live shows have been a staple of Branson. From rock and country music to hilarious comedy and amazing acrobats, Branson has live entertainment to suit everyone. Morning, afternoon and night, with variety for all, including dinner shows and even shows on boats.

Live Entertainment

Illusionist Rick Thomas presents his new show Mansion of Dreams in 2019. Thomas takes you on a journey never to be forgotten; people of all ages will experience amazing and magical things as they witness the beauty and mysteries behind the Mansion’s walls. ‘Epic’ is the best word to describe the Mansion of Dreams. There is no show like it in the world — and it’s right here in Branson!

Coming to a swamp in Branson this summer — Welk Resort proudly presents everyone’s favorite ogre. Shrek: The Musical is the all-new production based on the award-winning Broadway show and movie that will enthrall families with the charming story of the gruff but lovable ogre who sets out on an adventure — so he can be left alone — and finds that love and friendship can have a place in his life. Filled with wonderful music, hilarious comedy and a heart-warming message of love and acceptance, Shrek runs June through August at Welk Resort Theatre.

A world of award-winning courses connected with the greatest names in golf: Fazio. Nicklaus. Palmer. Coore and Crenshaw. Even Tiger Woods. You’ll find mountain and valley layouts with a variety of experiences suited for every level of play. We’re home to some of the best golf in the Midwest, and the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf tournament every April at Big Cedar Lodge.

Outdoor Adventure

Big Cedar Lodge redefines the perception of golf in the Ozarks unveiling Ozarks National Golf Course, designed by architects Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. Carved into the Ozark Mountains with incredible vistas, this 18-hole course is fully walkable and capable of hosting future PGA and USGA tournaments. Opening in Spring 2020, Tiger Woods’ first public golf course, Payne’s Valley, pays homage to Missouri native Payne Stewart.

Fritz’s Adventure opens America’s first Aerodium Outdoor Flying Adventure: a vertical, open-air, 140-mph wind tunnel. The thrill of skydiving in a safe, controlled environment, for guests young and old.

Check out the NASCAR-themed Thunder Alley go-karts at Big Cedar Lodge, designed by NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. and crew chief Cole Pearn. Thunder Alley delivers high-speed fun for the whole family with powerful “turbo boosts” to blast past the competition.

Bass Pro Shops’ Shooting Academy is a world-class training facility, ideal for families, group outings and private events, with 920 acres of activities set against the stunning backdrop of the Ozarks.

The family attraction options in Branson are endless. How about an historical journey through Titanic ­— The World’s Largest Museum Attraction; an all-day adventure at Silver Dollar City theme park; or visit one of our unique wineries or distilleries; do some shopping at outlet centers; visit galleries focused on arts and crafts, as well as boutique shops and specialty stores offering themed experiences for collectors, gift buyers and bargain hunters alike.

Family Fun

Silver Dollar City presents The Year Of Shows And Festivals! A new million-dollar original mega-production show for summer, Reuben’s Swashbuckling Adventure. And new for fall, a spectacular nighttime experience, Pumpkin Nights with thousands of glowing pumpkins artfully brought to life throughout the streets of Silver Dollar City, creating the biggest fall in the park’s nearly six-decade history. And new for Christmas, Silver Dollar City upgrades their focal-point Christmas tree to an 80-foot all-LED tree, choreographed with lights to the music on the Square.

Branson Top Ops is a patriotic-themed experience with an interactive outdoor maze, indoor laser tag and more family-fun adventures for all ages.

The Branson Buzzsaw is located at the new Branson Sawmill. Formerly Branson Mountain Coaster, it is a thrilling new swing ride that raises guests to the top of a 123-foot tower where riders spin at 10 revolutions a minute. This new attraction provides a heart-pumping, unforgettable view from high above Branson!

WonderWorks, the upside-down adventure, is a science-focused, indoor amusement park for the mind. Four floors of non-stop “edutainment” for all ages, with over 100 hands-on interactive exhibits.

On the Skyscraper, located at The Track Family Fun Park #3, riders will experience the force of four G’s, similar to what a pilot feels flying a fighter jet. The Skyscraper’s base tower stands 80-feet-tall, and the windmill-style propeller arms extend to 160-feet-tall at their maximum height as the arms spin at a maximum speed of 60 mph.

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