General contractor: Silver Dollar City Maintenance and Construction Department
Size: 152,460 square feet [development footprint]
Estimated cost: $23 million
Estimated completion: Summer 2020
Project description: Herschend Family Entertainment Corp. is bringing a new attraction next summer to Silver Dollar City. Mystic River Falls replaces the demolished Lost River of the Ozarks. The nearly half-mile-long ride features a 45-foot drop, reputedly the tallest raft ride drop in the Western Hemisphere, SDC President Brad Thomas said. The setting will feature natural rock and plant landscaping throughout. Herschend Family Entertainment is the project architect, with Ride Engineers Switzerland (Altendorf, Switzerland) leading the engineering work for the ride. Additional engineering work is provided by Barr Engineering Co. (Minneapolis) and J&M Engineering LLC, structural; and Interpres Building Solutions LLC, mechanical, electrical and plumbing.
On track to be open for the 2024-25 school year, an Ozark High School activities center is under construction near Tiger Stadium.