Silver Dollar City Announces Mystic River Falls Raft Ride for 2020
Silver Dollar City announced the new Mystic River Falls raft ride coming in 2020, which will be a $23 million investment for the park. The new attraction will be a River Adventure that is themed to the history and legend of the great Marvel Cave, which was the catalyst for Silver Dollar City six decades ago. Riders will splash through nearly a half-mile (2100’) scenic journey, navigating hairpin turns, high tides and a hidden mine shaft on more than a 5-minute trek. Plus, Adventurers will discover industry-leading special features:
- 82’ Tall Lift Tower – River Adventurers will ascend a more than 8-story lift tower, exposed to the open air as their rafts rotate during the climb! The rotation elevator lift of 4 platforms is unique to this ride and will be the only one like it in the world to go up so high.
- More than 6-Story Elevated River Channel, 180’ Long – The rafts will connect to an elevated river channel suspended in the air 66’ high and travel within the channel for 180 linear feet.
- A Grand Finale Waterfall of 4.5 Stories of Thrilling Adventure! – Racing down and through the ride’s queue building, River Adventurers will brave the Mystic River Falls finale…
According to Silver Dollar City, the ride will be The Tallest Raft Ride Drop in the Western Hemisphere 4.5 Stories and the wettest splashdown in the park’s 60-year history.
Mystic River Falls calls upon that rich history for theming and backstory, intermingling fact and fiction, legend and lore, to arrive at an attraction that celebrates the spirit of adventure that’s part of Ozark culture. An underground body of water that seems to come from and go nowhere, Mystic River truly appears on the park’s historical maps as discovered and documented by botanist S. Fred Prince in the late 1800s, and to this day, flows in Marvel Cave. For the new ride, guests will be transported back to the 1880s in a storyline that revolves around a historically-based fictional character named Pearl Brazen, an intrepid explorer who’s eager to take them on a bold quest to find the headwaters of the Mystic River.