New Buzzsaw Swing Ride, Restaurant Among Latest Fun-filled Experience at Branson Sawmill
BRANSON, Mo. (June 12, 2019) – FACE Amusement Group has announced several additions and enhancements at their newly-named Branson Sawmill entertainment complex (2115 West 76 Country Boulevard), including the grand opening of The Branson Buzzsaw, a thrilling new swing ride, and a fast casual restaurant, The Heartwood. Spinning thrill seekers more than 120 feet above the ground, the new Branson Buzzsaw swing ride is a perfect companion to the park’s 3,980-foot Branson Coaster, which opened in July 2017. Replicating the early pioneer lifestyle, The BransonSawmill entertainment center conveys the look and feel of the 1870s era while perfectly blending a path to modern time. In addition to the new attraction and restaurant, the 15-acre complex has introduced themed characters and stories to enrich the Sawmill experience. ‘
With multiple additions to the property, The Branson Sawmill announced an all-new Season Pass for the remainder of 2019, including unlimited admission on the Branson Buzzsaw and Branson Coaster with a 20% discount at The Heartwood restaurant. To sweeten the deal, pass holders also receive unlimited admission to Mirror Maize and 7D Dark Adventure Ride located at the Branson Landing. For a limited time, The Branson Sawmill is offering a “Grand Opening Special Pricing” deal which allows guests to purchase an all-day all you can ride pass for $29.99.
“The Branson Buzzsaw is taking family amusement to new heights here in the Ozarks – literally – and The Heartwood Restaurant will feed the fun,” said Bucky Mabe, CEO of FACE Amusement Group. “Like all our venues, this expansion creates a new dimension of fun for guests of all ages who are looking for world-class thrills and unparalleled customer service.”
Inspired by 1870s sawmills, railroads and early trailblazers of the region, the Branson Buzzsaw features open-air swings that comfortably seat two riders each, lifting a total of 24 guests to the top of a 123-foot tower where they spin at 10 revolutions per minute. Guests are provided a heart-pumping, unforgettable view from above during the delightfully dizzying ride. Stone County and Taney County residents will receive a discount (with valid ID).
The expansion joins the first double Alpine coaster in North America, The Branson Coaster. The 3,980-foot-long ride reaches speeds over 25 miles per hour while zigzagging riders through 11 curves and one helix on the winding track. The Branson Coaster is a proud recipient of the 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, which is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor worldwide.
Back on the ground, guests can head for the new Heartwood Restaurant, where Corporate Executive Chef Michael Thompson will take their taste buds for a spin. An alumnus of The Walt Disney Company, Chef Michael has created a menu inspired by the region, featuring a variety of shared snacks, crispy flatbreads and sandwiches. For those wanting to bring the Branson Sawmill charm home, the Tree Top Merchandise Shop features high-end goods and apparel.
In addition to the new developments at Branson Sawmill, FACE Amusement Group offers three other locations at Branson Landing: Arcade City Branson, 7D Dark Adventure Ride and Mirror Maize. Aiming to bring out the competitive spirt of the whole family, FACE Amusement Group specializes in games of skill and rides that thrill.
The newly named Branson Sawmill entertainment complex is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.thebransoncoaster.com or call (417) 544-8068.
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About FACE Amusement Group
FACE Amusement Group owns and operates a growing collection family entertainment centers, with 12 locations in Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, Nevada and Missouri. Specializing in good, clean, family fun, their unique portfolio includes Arcade City, Big Top Arcade, Rockin’ Raceway Arcade, Arcade City Food & Fun, 7D Dark Ride Adventure, LuLu’s Beach Arcade and Mountain of Youth Ropes Course, The Branson Coaster and The Mirror Maize. With games of skill and rides that thrill, crazy mazes and racetrack blazes, FACE Amusement Group showcases the newest interactive technology as families and friends compete for the ultimate prize – memories that will last a lifetime. In addition to providing exceptional entertainment options, the company’s core beliefs of Faith, Attitude, Consistency and Excellence (FACE) drive its wide-reaching philanthropic efforts, including the unique Bear Hugs program. For every stuffed bear plush toy won in a FACE Amusement claw machine, the company donates another bear to a local charity. To date, FACE Amusement Group has donated more than 5,000 stuffed bears to a variety of charities. FaceAmusement.com
New “Arcade City Food & Fun” Opens in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (May 17, 2019) – FACE Amusement Group has announced the grand opening of Arcade City – Food & Fun in Las Vegas (3200 S. Las Vegas Boulevard) at Fashion Show, an iconic shopping, dining and entertainment destination on the Las Vegas Strip. The newly-opened Arcade City provides nearly 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor entertainment, featuring state-of-the-art arcade games and a full-service bar and restaurant. Las Vegas is the company’s fourth Arcade City location, adding to the lineup of popular entertainment centers in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Orlando, Florida; and Branson, Missouri.
“We’re thrilled to bring the excitement of Arcade City to the Vegas Strip, offering a fun entertainment center and upscale restaurant that will be a sure bet for locals and the city’s more than 42 million annual visitors,” said Rosemary Rose, president of FACE Hospitality. “Like all of our venues, this expansion will create an uplifting atmosphere for guests of all ages who are ready to play, and deliver stellar customer service for visitors looking for a memorable themed dining experience.”
Guests can enjoy endless ways to get their game on, with more than 54 player stations ranging from classic basketball hoop competitions to modern virtual reality experiences. Rather than juggling tokens and tickets, gamers are provided playcards that virtually store winnings and may be easily replenished at multiple user-friendly kiosks throughout the arcade. The Arcade City redemption counter features well-known brands and products, including Michael Kors handbags, Apple AirPods, Beats by Dre Headphones, Under Armour and many more.
To fuel the fun, the menu at the Arcade City Food & Fun Restaurant offers a surprising variety of light bites, flatbreads and stacked-high sandwiches, including the famous Hangover Steak Sandwich featuring a delicious 10 ounce New York Strip steak served with sautéed mushrooms, onions and peppers, finished with a poached egg and served open-faced on a French baguette with fries. For those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth, Arcade City Food & Fun specializes in oversized desserts such as the Baked Alaska Bomb, with vanilla cake, chocolate and strawberry ice cream and whipped white marshmallow toasted frosting. Comfortably seating more than 80 guests indoors and another 80 on an outdoor patio, the restaurant features a double-sided bar with six high-definition televisions and a private dining space for meetings and small parties upon request. Weekend entertainment will be provided by local DJ’s on Friday (6 – 10 p.m.), Saturday (12 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 11 p.m.) and Sunday (12 – 4 p.m.). Las Vegas locals enjoy a 20 percent discount on food and beverage (with valid ID).
FACE Amusement Group has selected former Casino Entertainment Executive Howard Weiss as its managing partner for Arcade City in Las Vegas. “I’m thrilled to be part of FACE Amusement Group and this new experience which is unlike anything else on the Las Vegas Strip,” said Weiss.
Arcade City Food & Fun is open 11 a.m. to midnight each day. For more information, visitwww.arcadecity.com or call (725) 777-0940.
About FACE Amusement Group
FACE Amusement Group owns and operates a growing collection family entertainment centers, with 11 locations in Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina and Missouri. Specializing in family fun, their unique portfolio includes Arcade City, Big Top Arcade, Rockin’ Raceway Arcade, 7D Dark Ride Adventure, LuLu’s Beach Arcade and Mountain of Youth Ropes Course, The Branson Coaster and The Mirror Maize. With games of skill and rides that thrill, crazy mazes and racetrack blazes, FACE Amusement Group showcases the newest interactive technology as families and friends compete for the ultimate prize – memories that will last a lifetime. In addition to providing exceptional entertainment options, the company’s core beliefs of Faith, Attitude, Consistency and Excellence (FACE) drive its wide-reaching philanthropic efforts, including the unique Bear Hugs program. For every stuffed bear plush toy won in a FACE Amusement claw machine, the company donates another bear to a local charity. To date, FACE Amusement Group has donated more than 5,000 stuffed bears to a variety of charities. FaceAmusement.com