Branson Has Big Plans For 2013
The Tornado is behind them and everyone is looking forward to 2013.
The damage in Branson caused by the tornado that ripped down highway 76, better known as Music City Blvd.,is all but unseen. What you do see is new construction where structures were damaged beyond repair and are now being replaced by new and better structures.
Branson is planning a new $4.5 million dollar renovation project for the highway 76 corridor and also revitalize downtown Branson.
Tax revenue has been on the rise for several years and the future of Branson's Live Entertainment Capitol of the World reputation looks bright.
Silver Dollar City, SDC as the locals call it, is expecting 75,000 more visitors in 2013 and to celebrate that huge growth they are planning to unveil one of the world's largest wooden roller coasters called the Outlaw Run. This roller coaster is expected to cost about $10 million dollars.
Silver Dollar City saw a
slump in 2009 but attendance came back strong in 2010,11,12 and next
year it is projected to be up another 4 percent.
The Tri-Lakes area Chamber of Commerce sees the area drawing visitors from Chicago to Houston and is spending most of their advertising money in that market area where the down economy held up better that other areas.
Another huge announcement for early 2013 is that Southwest Airlines is starting service to Branson in March.
Theme Park areas such as Atlantic City and California have been hit by huge storms as of late and vacationers are looking for new areas to explore and we feel they will be pleasantly surprised when they see how economical Branson, Missouri is and they will return again and again and bring their friends and neighbors.
As the Christmas lights glow over Branson so does the future of Branson, Missouri and the Ozark Mountain country.