Saturday, June 16, 2012

Dollywood's Splash Country Announces RiverRush for 2013

After just debuting the impressive Wild Eagle wing coaster, the greater Dollywood resort isn't resting on its laurels, instead they've just announced the addition of a large hydromagnetic water coaster for Splash Country in 2013.

Named RiverRush, the green and black water coaster will snake its way through the beautiful hills of the Smoky Mountains, which is the setting of Splash Country.

"Initially propelled by a high-speed conveyor belt, RiverRush's four-person toboggan-style boats climb 237 feet in preparation of a plunging 25-foot, 45-degree drop. Standing four stories tall, RiverRush's tube track takes riders past the trees as it navigates three additional drops powered by linear induction motors.

What follows is a thrilling combination of multiple hairpin turns and dark tunnels, all accompanied by rushing water. The track covers more than an acre in a newly developed area near the park's Big Bear Plunge white water rafting inspired slide."

RiverRush will stretch 1,175 feet in length from start to finish.  Above is the layout of the ride, which will use the park's natural elevation changes to its advantage. 

For more information on RiverRush check out the page that Dollywood and Splash Country have created, which includes more renderings of the layout, video, desktops, and more.