Continuing our story aboard the Showboat Branson Belle Dinner cruise, there was never a dull moment. Pretty soon after we sat down we were served rolls. Then the salad was brought out with ceremony while funny guy Christopher James entertained us.
He asked for a volunteer to help with the show. All of my girls had their hands raised and were dying to go up there. We weren’t seated very close to the front so I didn’t think any of them would be chosen, but he walked all the way back and asked Joy to come on stage.
We learned a lot from this experience! When asked what Joy wanted to be when she grows up she answered, “A basket ball player!” Now that’s not completely a surprise, knowing that she loves to play basketball, but not the answer I was expecting. He asked her what her dad does. “I don’t know,” she replied. Oh well, I guess he is gone at work all day. On stage maybe she just went blank. Then she was asked what her mother does. “I don’t know!” she replied again. Really? She doesn’t know! I’m only home with her all day every day! Ha ha! Cracked me up!
It was lots of fun to watch her on stage, but I was most proud of my other three kids who also would have loved to have gone up there. They never complained that they weren’t chosen, nor did they beg for a smoothie of their own when Joy ate hers, nor did they make a fuss over not owning their very own light up souvenir cup. They were happy for their sister. That was my proud mama moment. My heart swelled.
There is more than one show on the Showboat. I chose the Blue Made in the USA Show at 4:00 mostly because I wanted to see Janice Martin. She is amazing! What a versatile and talented entertainer! She played the piano.
After all that we had done in Branson, we wondered if the show on the Branson Bell could possibly be as good as everything else. It is incredible. In fact, Jason and I both want to go back and see the Red show!
This is definitely an experience you won’t want to miss in Branson. When you plan your trip, there is a coupon for the Showboat in the banner of lots of websites. It was the best deal we could find since we just purchased the single tickets. If you purchase Silver Dollar City tickets however, and ask for a discount at the park it’s pretty close to the same discount. My advice, though, is if you are going to spend a week in Branson with kiddos, buy the season pass for Silver Dollar City. Then you can come and go around your other activities throughout the week AND Showboat tickets are incredibly discounted for season pass holders. I think they were half price!