Posted Wednesday, August 19, 2009 3:21 PM | Contributed by Jeff
[Ed. note: The following is an unedited press release. -J]
Dollywood’s Splash Country, the Smoky Mountains’ premier outdoor water adventure park, announces the addition of Slick Rock Racer, a multi-lane mat slide for the 2010 season.
“Me and my brothers and sisters used to play in the creeks around home in the Smoky Mountains, and more times than not, we’d land on a mossy covered rock that sent us for a ride like you wouldn’t believe,” Dolly Parton said. “That’s the same kind of unexpected thrills and adventure that I had in mind when I chose Slick Rock Racer for families to enjoy together at Dollywood’s Splash Country.”
Slick Rock Racer spans 300 feet and features four water-drenched lanes, each side by side. Positioned belly down on mats, each rider travels head first on a channel which includes an initial dip to build speed. Multiple bumps along the length of the slide allow riders to gain additional momentum which propels them to the finish. The new attraction can accommodate approximately 600 guests an hour.
Slick Rock Racer joins Dollywood’s Splash Country’s more than 30 water adventure slides including The Butterfly, Mountain Scream, Mountain Twist, and the 70-foot-tall Fire Tower Falls®, the state’s tallest twin speed slides.
Marking its tenth year of operation in 2010, Dollywood’s Splash Country is a 35-acre water adventure park located adjacent to Dollywood theme park. Situated in a one-of-a-kind wooded mountain setting, Dollywood’s Splash Country operates from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The park twice has been recognized by the Travel Channel as one of the country’s top ten water parks. In 2001, Dollywood’s Splash Country was named the World Waterpark Association’s Best New Water Park in America. For more information, visit http://www.dollywoodssplashcountry.com.