Skip to comments.Dollywood adds new raft ride (the River Battle)
Posted on 07/30/2007 9:21:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. - Dolly Parton's Dollywood theme park will be adding a new $5 million raft ride equipped with water guns to soak targets, other riders and bystanders.
Scheduled to open in 2008, the River Battle sends eight passengers on rafts down a 500-foot channel lined with more than 100 targets.
The targets include large-scale talking animals such as beavers, skunks, otters and bears, some of which shoot water back at the riders.
Riders can also aim at other passengers on their raft or park guests along the edge of the ride.
The Great Smoky Mountains venue will also build a new connecting walkway between two areas of the park. The project is the park's largest earthworks project since a train track bed was completed in 1960.
"In addition to creating a fun new ride for our guests, we will improve the flow of traffic as guests will be able to access two vital areas of our park via the new connector," said Ken Bell, senior vice president.
Dollywood, Tennessee's top tourist draw with more than 2 million guests annually, opened a new $17.5 million roller coaster called Mystery Mine in April.
When we went there in 1992, it was a very boring park. The log flume ride was bout the only good ride there. This new thing might just make it really fun on a hot day.......
I expect PETA will go (pardon the expression) “ballistic” over shooting at innocent animal animatronics.
That actually sounds pretty fun.
Do they have a ride called the “Grand Tetons?” Does the raft float in Lake TITIcaca?
Now now.. This is a family forum after all ;-) (as I scribble down the new ride names)
I remember when it was first proposed by Dolly, never been there tho. Looks like they’ve done well.
I imagine it was a little sparse at first but it sounds like they have stuck to it and been building it up pretty good.
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