When we visited Silver Dollar City in the spring, it was easy to spot the new stuff. There are, of course, the newest attractions - Time Traveler and Mystic River Falls - but the general, seasonal decor is also there. The color scheme is brighter and crisper than in the past.
Like Dollywood, this sister park has started to look up. While the Tennessee park had umbrellas overhead (and since has changed to other items), Silver Dollar City maintained a look that is more in time with the 1880s appearance and placed pennants over the bridge near the candy factory.
I've been watching the new Fire in the Hole being erected across the park for a couple of years now. Though it was kept a secret for all of this time, there was an announcement for the ride a couple of weeks ago, along with other items that promise to grow the area even more. I am so happy that the Fire in the Hole ride is collecting the homage that it so richly deserves, this year, but I still have fingers crossed that the Bald Knobber history is also retained in the 2.0 version, and it doesn't just become an indoor rollercoaster with fire on the sides. More will come about this, soon.