Categories: Attractions & Shows

Ride into the Night during Moonlight Madness at Silver Dollar City

Ride into the night at the Moonlight Madness event at Silver Dollar City. From July 21 through August 5, 2018, the theme park in Branson MO will stay open until 10:00 pm, letting guests experience their favorite Silver Dollar City attractions in a whole new way.

The expanded hours at Silver Dollar City mean families can enjoy over 12 hours of non-stop thrills, shows, and attractions. During this year’s Moonlight Madness event you can look forward to:

Sing along to “Hits in the Hollow!” Image via Silver Dollar City Attractions / Facebook

Hits from the Hollow

Throughout Moonlight Madness, an all-new show joins the Echo Hollow® Amphitheatre. “Hits from the Hollow!” is a thrilling musical variety show featuring a wide array of talent including:

  • Male vocal group, Harmonix
  • Female vocal trio, The Heartbeats
  • Contemporary Christian recording artist, Allen Asbury
  • MC and comedian, Dan Embree
  • Live music from the Echo Hollow Band

Plus, the comedic duo, Dan Embree and Shannon Thomason, leave audiences cracking up at every show! Shows are approximately 70-75 minutes long and are included free with park admission. Performances begin at 7:00 pm.

Moonlight Madness Street Dance

Street Dances on the City’s Square begin at 8:30 pm each evening. They’ll be playing all your favorite songs and more! Grab your boogie shoes on and meet at the Gazebo for dancing under the stars. This year, the stars of Prince Ivan are your hosts, so get ready to dance the night away!

Dine Under the Stars

Shops and eateries open until 10:00 pm include the Hospitality House, Ozark Marketplace, the Moonlight Madness Tent on the Square, Eva & Delilah’s, Fanny’s Funnel Cakes, Flossie’s Fried Fancies, Hannah’s Ice Cream Parlor, Wagon Works Grill and Wilson’s Farmers’ Market. Be on the lookout for special Moonlight Madness deals from 7:00 pm to closing as well!

Character Meet & Greets

During the day, kids can meet their favorite cartoon characters in person! The character line-up for Moonlight Madness includes:

Tom & Jerry
July 21: 10:00 am, Noon, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, and 6:00 pm

SpongeBob SquarePants & Patrick
July 26-27: 10:00 am, Noon, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm
July 28: Noon, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm

George Jetson, Elroy Jetson & Astro
August 2-4: 10:00 am, Noon, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm daily, plus 6:00 pm on Aug. 4.

Chris Ruggiero

From July 21st through 28th, Moonlight Madness guests can watch Chris Ruggiero perform mind-blowing tricks and stunts at the Riverfront Playhouse. You may recognize him from his performance on the “Ellen Degeneres Show!” For one week only, watch as Chris juggles fire while balancing on a ball and conquers the impossible right in front of your eyes.

Taylor Hughes

Comedian and magician Taylor Hughes takes over the Riverfront Playhouse for the remainder of Moonlight Madness, from July 29 – August 05, 2018. Chris is the winner of the Society of American Magicians awards for Best Illusion, Best Comedy Magic and Best Showmanship. Shows are scheduled for 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm daily, with no performances on August 3rd.

Midnight Madness

On July 28th and August 4th, Silver Dollar City will stay open until 12:00 am (midnight) for your enjoyment. Ride your favorite roller coasters to your heart’s content, watch your all-time top shows one more time, and get one last skillet meal before the new season begins.

Moonlight Madness Fireworks Finale

After the incredible performances at Hits From the Hollow, Silver Dollar City lights up with an epic fireworks finale. The fireworks display begins at approximately 9:10 pm. While the Echo Hollow Amphitheater has the best seats in the house, you’ll be able to see the fireworks from anywhere in the theme park!

Moonlight Madness gives Branson visitors the chance to get even more value from their Silver Dollar City tickets, as well as celebrate one more time before the summer season turns into a new school year. Combine your Silver Dollar City passes with Branson lodging for a money-saving Silver Dollar City package to get even more bang for your buck.


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Branson to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.
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