Dollywood, located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, has announced even more thrills and family experiences for the 2017 season. In addition to the TailSpin Racer Waterslide coming to Dollywood’s Splash Country next season, the park has just announced two new rides and two new events in 2017.
The first of the 2017 additions is Drop Line, a 200ft tall drop tower ride that will rise high over Timber Canyon.
New in Summer 2017, Drop Line is a 200-foot tall free-fall experience that towers over Timber Canyon and provides an incredible view of the park before its exhilarating finish. The drop tower ride lifts Dollywood guests nearly 20 stories above the Canyon’s pool, before plummeting them back to the ground in a thrilling rush.
Based on the concept artwork, it appears Drop Line will be manufactured by the company Funtime. (EDIT: As expected, It has been confirmed by Dollywood’s Pete Owens that Drop Line will be a Funtime “Skyfall” model attraction.) The ride is assumed to be located in the long-vacant spot of Timber Tower, the park’s former HUSS Topple Tower attraction.
The second family ride coming to the park is Whistle Punk Chaser, the park’s 9th coaster.
Whistle Punk Chaser, a new junior coaster opening in Summer 2017, throws thrilling twists and turns at Dollywood’s younger loggers, helping prepare them for the day they can join their parents aboard the award-winning Thunderhead wooden coaster.
(EDIT: Dollywood Director of Media/Public Relations Pete Owens has revealed that Whistle Punk Chaser will be a Zamperla “Family Gravity Coaster” model).
In addition to these two family rides, the park will also introduce two new events for the whole family. Featured on America’s Got Talent, the Tokyo-based dance group Enra will be performing throughout the spring in an incredible show with interactive video and lights, to create a cutting-edge and unique experience for guests. And finally, In October, Dollywood will introduce Great Pumpkin LumiNights, a nighttime immersive event that will wow families in pumpkin illumination.
-Credit for the above press releases go to Dollywood-
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