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2018 GTA Itinerary

The Golden Ticket Awards are reserved exclusively for working professionals in the amusement industry such as park owners, operators and management, as well as manufacturers, designers, vendors and consultants. 

Friday, September 7

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Silver Dollar City open
Golden Ticket Awards badge valid for park admission

12 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Registration
Hilton Branson Convention Center, the Hensley Ferry Room (2nd floor)

Friday Afternoon, free to visit on your own:
-Big Foot on the Strip
-America’s Fun Park
-Ripley’s Believe It Or Not
-The Runaway Ozark Mountain Coaster
-Branson Ferris Wheel (relocated from Chicago’s Navy Pier)

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. – ERT on Outlaw Run
With small reception

7 p.m. to 8 p.m. – ERT on Time Traveler and Thunderation

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Silver Dollar City Welcome Reception
Location – Traveler Stop (across from Time Traveler)

9 p.m. – Return to Hilton Hotel

Saturday, September 8

8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Registration
Hilton Branson Convention Center, the Hensley Ferry Room (2nd floor)

9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Silver Dollar City open
Free parking in special GTA lot (must present Golden Ticket Awards badge)
Golden Ticket Awards badge valid for park admission
Enjoy EXIT LINE privileges with your Golden Ticket Awards badge 

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.  – Silver Dollar City Culinary Class
Limited to the first 34 attendees who register

Time TBD – Christmas Tour

6 p.m. – Busses begin departing from Hilton Branson for Showboat Branson Belle and Golden Ticket Awards Ceremony
Last bus departs at 6:30 p.m.
Busses will be on Sycamore Street (side of the hotel across from parking garage)

6:45 p.m. – Boat Boarding
Pre-reception on the top deck

7:30 p.m. – Dinner Served

8 p.m. – Amusement Today‘s 2018 Golden Ticket Awards ceremony

10:30 p.m. – Reception & Fireworks on the top observation deck
Music, drinks, desserts, and fireworks

Busses will return to the Hilton Branson Convention Center

Sunday, September 9

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Silver Dollar City open
Golden Ticket Awards badge valid for park admission

Feel free to enjoy other Branson attractions on your own!

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