When Cliff and I were first married, and then when our two children were babies, we'd go to Branson and stay at the Branson City Campground. It was cheap, and right there in town, convenient to everything... although there weren't nearly as many attractions back then. Silver Dollar City was just being built up around Marvel Cave, and I think there were only two music shows. One of them, the Baldknobbers, even had their show in a building right at the edge of the park.
Cliff and I had heard about the Branson Landing; in fact, when we were there in November on the motorcycle, we were going to go check out the construction, but they were keeping the general public away. We couldn't get near it.
Now, many stores there are open for business. There'll be a riverwalk type place where you can stroll along the lake shore, and at night there'll be light shows. I know this will be great for Branson, but it really doesn't appeal to me much. I'm not a shopper, especially not in trendy stores where the sales people look down their noses at me (or it feels like they do).
I liked it better when you could set up a tent on that spot and fish at the waters edge.