After arriving at our resort in Branson, we unpacked and got ready to head to our first itinerary item, the famous Dixie Stampede. We got there in time to see a bit of the pre-show, get our Dixie Stampede boots with rootbeer and ice tea and for the kids to look around in the gift shop. Of note, their gift shop is amazing. I could take care of so many Christmas gifts in that one little shop alone!
We weren’t too sure what the two kiddos would think of the whole thing…. they are only 3 and a half and 2 weeks from being 5 years old. Once we took our seats, Carson immediately informed me he wasn’t going to eat there. Which I all ready knew as he only eats about a dozen items (love that spectrum!) and we knew that there would be no way Courtney would eat either. I am not sure there are many 3 year olds that would find a whole chicken in front of them as appetizing. After dealing with all the food aversions and getting everyone set with expectations for the evening, we sat and waited for the show to begin….
When I say I had no idea how the kids would react, I really didn’t. I thought they might get bored, or maybe scared if it was too loud… we even went as far as to seat ourselves as close to an exit as possible just in case we needed to make a dash for it. Well I can say that both kiddos were completely and totally mesmerized by the ENTIRE show. From beginning to end, they didn’t budge. They watched the WHOLE thing. They LOVED it.
Now for the adult thoughts on it. Both Patrick and I enjoyed our meal, and while there is no silverware at the Dixie Stampede, we both didn’t feel like we got dirty. I would only recommend that they serve butter for the corn on the cob…. The show was good, and we enjoyed ourselves. I do think we got more joy out of watching our little ones enjoy themselves than the actual show. It was a lot of fun, and if friends and family were headed to Branson, I would say this is a must do item.