Saturday, August 9, 2008

Showboat Branson Belle Is for All Ages

Branson has dozens of shows for the whole family, but the only floating show is on the Showboat Branson Belle which takes three cruises daily on Table Rock Lake. This is more than just a boat ride around the lake on a cabin cruiser or pontoon boat! There is dinner, music, live variety show full of surprises, and magnificent views from the largest boat ever built for a fresh water lake.

As of yesterday I have taken this entertaining cruise six times --- four times in four months. This is one of my favorite shows, if not THE favorite show, in Branson. The best way to show why is in pictures. Here are just a few from my own gallery.... you'll have to see the rest for yourself!

A fun place to shop while waiting to board -- and after deboarding -- is McAdoo's. There's something for every matey in your family!

The first thing you see upon entering the boat is a beautiful lobby that takes you back in time to the elaborate river boats that cruised the rivers of America --- and still do!
A quick climb up the ornate staircase to the second and third decks gives you a spectacular view of the lobby below.
As you enter the main room you will have your breath taken away by the glamour and detail, from the balcony accents to the stage currents.
Once seated at your table in the main room you will be welcomed by your host for the evening. Christopher James is a very talented host, singer, comedian, and magician. He has appeared all around the country, but calls Branson home. The Showboat is very lucky to have him.

Then with the flair deserving of world class dining rooms, the salads are served -- crisp and yummy!
While the band provides lively dinner music, the delicious meals are served. Juicy chicken cordon bleu, tender and tasty pot roast, seasoned mashed potatoes, and scrumptious veggies. There is a delicious dessert, too --- you'll just have to see it and taste it for yourself.

Between the dinner and the show is ample time to roam about the boat, all three decks plus the "hurricane deck" up top. The views of Table Rock Lake are awesome!
The bright red paddle wheels are driven by motors and actually propel the boat at speeds up to 12 knots
Once back inside the show begins! Toe-tapping music, sparkling costumes, mystical magic, breath-taking acrobatic and rib-splitting laughter for all ages to enjoy. You just might find yourself part of the show!
The Phantom of the Opera

Old-fashioned Rock 'n Roll
Rollin' Down the River
Hello Dolly!
Peter Pan Flying!

Christopher James coaches his assistant while performing a magic rope trick
Y'all come to Branson and take a cruise you'll never forget!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Look like the Branson shows are really entertaining!