Quack Quack! Ripley Entertainment Acquires Ride the Ducks in Branson, Missouri

By December 12, 2017Company News

Branson, Missouri (December 13, 2017) Ripley Entertainment is excited to announce they have acquired Ride the Ducks in Branson.


Ride the Ducks has been around for 40 years, and Ripley’s is proud to add them to the Ripley Entertainment growing roster of family-friendly attractions. Founded in 1918 with the debut of Robert Ripley’s newspaper cartoon, the company now encompasses more than 100 attractions in 11 countries across four continents including: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, Guinness World Records Attractions, Ripley’s Aquariums, Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks, Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Mazes, Ripley’s Mini Golf, and Ripley’s Traveling Shows. Ripley’s media division boasts the longest running syndicated cartoon strip, and annually publishes best-selling books. The local Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium in Branson has been operating for almost 25 years.

“Ripley’s is incredibly excited about this new acquisition and the opportunity for new partnerships and continued growth in the Branson market.” – Jim Pattison Jr., President of Ripley Entertainment.

Ride the Ducks is a 70-minute guided amphibious tour that takes guests through the scenic Ozarks on both land and water. Ride the Ducks is a seasonal business that runs from March – November and operates 22 Duck vehicles.

Ripley’s is pleased to welcome the Ride the Ducks team to the Ripley Entertainment family. Ripley Entertainment is eager to maintain Ride the Ducks existing local partnerships and are looking forward to opening doors to new business opportunities.



Darren Loblaw
Chief Financial Officer
Ripley Entertainment
Office: 407-345-8010

Suzanne Smagala-Potts
Public Relations Manager
Ripley Entertainment
Office: 407-345-8010 Cell: 727-439-0136


Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com) is the global leader in location-based entertainment. More than 14 million people visit its over 100 attractions in 11 countries each year. In addition to its 30 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs countries all around the world. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the 2nd largest privately held company in Canada.