$2 million attraction set to open in 2017
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With the excitement of what is shaping up to be a record season in 2016,
The Dollywood Company today announced the addition of TailSpin Racer to
Dollywood’s Splash Country for 2017.
This thrilling new attraction allows up to six guests to race each other
on mats through the twists and turns of TailSpin Racer’s unique
spiraling tube design. The race begins with riders descending a daring
first drop inside intertwined, high-speed AquaTubes. After navigating
the wet and wild curves, riders emerge from the translucent tubes on a
traditional mat racer-style slide. From there, it’s an all-out race
toward the splashdown finish.
“TailSpin Racer is an exciting addition to the park that we know our
guests are going to love,” explained Dollywood’s Splash Country General
Manager Mike Brown. “We always seek to add slides and attractions which
will leave our guests with big smiles and memories to share. I think
we’ll see a lot of fun as families and friends challenge each other to
races down this great new slide.”
TailSpin Racer’s slides are longer than a football field in length and
stand five stories above the park. The $2 million attraction, which uses
ergonomically designed starting blocks, will be located alongside Big
River Pavilion near the park entrance.
Thanks to strong visitation to Dollywood’s Splash Country in 2016,
officials added five new days, Aug. 15-19, to the park’s operating
calendar. The award-winning water park now is open daily through Aug. 21
and on weekends through Labor Day.
Dollywood’s Splash Country’s other family-favorite attractions
underscore why the park was named America’s Must-See Waterpark in 2009
by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions. The
park also was named a Top-10 water park by TripAdvisor in 2016. With
RiverRush, Tennessee’s first and only water coaster, the daredevil drops
of Fire Tower Falls and Mountain Scream and the white water rafting
journey on Big Bear Plunge, Dollywood’s Splash Country has thrill rides
for the adventurous members of every family.
For those who want a slower pace, The Cascades leisure pool, Mountain
Waves wave pool, Downbound Float Trip lazy river and children’s water
play areas are a relaxing way to cool down. Voted one of America’s best
waterparks by The Travel Channel, Dollywood’s Splash Country features
more than 35 water adventure slides in its breathtaking natural
surroundings, the Smokies.
With the upcoming addition of TailSpin Racer, an impressive lineup of
water-based attractions, and fun at every splash, Dollywood’s Splash
Country is the best place to beat the heat in the Smoky Mountains.
For more information, please visit Dollywood.com
or call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD.
About The Dollywood Company: A highly-awarded and widely-recognized
leader in the amusement industry, The Dollywood Company consists of the
150-acre Dollywood theme park; the 35-acre Dollywood’s Splash Country;
Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort; and Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins. As
unique as its namesake and owner Dolly Parton, Dollywood is the 2010
Applause Award winner, the theme park industry’s highest accolade;
winner of nearly 30 Golden Ticket Awards; and recipient of 25 Brass Ring
Awards for Live Entertainment (more than any other theme park in the
world). In 2014, Dollywood was named a top three U.S. theme park by USA
Today and TripAdvisor recognized Dollywood as a top 20
worldwide theme park in 2015. Dollywood is open nine months a year (late
March through early January) and offers rides and attractions, shows,
and a dozen crafters authentic to the East Tennessee region. Dollywood’s
Splash Country, recognized by the Travel Channel as one of the country’s
most beautiful waterparks and named 2009’s Must-See Waterpark by the
International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions, operates
from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The 300-room Dollywood’s DreamMore
Resort provides guests spectacular mountain views and family-friendly
amenities next door to Dollywood theme park and Dollywood’s Splash
Country. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins offers luxurious cabin
accommodations overlooking Dollywood. For more information, call
1-800-DOLLYWOOD or visit dollywood.com.
Operating days and hours vary.
The Dollywood Company
Pete Owens, 865-428-9486 or 865-755-7972
Ramey, 865-428-9484 or 865-640-3805
Public Relations Manager
Davis, 865-428-9601 or 865-591-1002
Liston, 865-428-9629 or 865-919-7001
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