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FIRE TOWER FALLS SET TO MAKE A SPLASH IN 2006 AT DOLLYWOOD’S SPLASH COUNTRY
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.—Thrills are on the rise at Dollywood’s Splash Country in 2006 with the addition of Fire Tower Falls, two 70-foot-tall twin free-fall speed slides, which will become the park’s tallest and fastest slides.
The launch pad for Fire Tower Falls will be situated on the water park’s Mountain Waves wave pool deck. Each of the slides’ 280-foot tracks will propel riders through the tree tops on a journey that ends adjacent to the neighboring Bear Mountain Fire Tower™ attraction. The high-speed slide requires a 140-foot water-filled lane which catches riders, bringing the fast-action experience to an end with a major splash.
A walkway between Bear Mountain Fire Tower and the 25,000-square-foot Mountain Waves wave pool will connect the two areas, providing guests with convenient access to the new attraction.
“Fire Tower Falls is designed to provide a thrilling water adventure, and Dollywood’s Splash Country’s mountain setting provides the ideal backdrop to make this ride experience one of our most exciting additions ever,” said Gene Scherrer, Dollywood’s Splash Country General Manager.
Construction on Fire Tower Falls is set to begin in October.
Opened in 2001, Dollywood’s Splash Country is located adjacent to Dollywood family adventure park. Situated in a lush, wooded mountain setting, Dollywood’s Splash Country also features the white water rafting adventure ride Big Bear Plunge™; the Downbound Float Trip lazy river, two interactive children’s play areas and 23 additional water adventure slides. The water park operates May through September. For more information, visit: