In only 331 days Dollywood’s Splash Country will open Tennessee’s first and only water coaster, River Rush! Opening in May 2013, RiverRush will be four stories tall and features a 25 foot drop. 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 is a product of the next generation of water coasters, and we are thrilled that Dollywood’s Splash Country will be home to Tennessee’s first and only water coaster for families to enjoy,” said Amy Owenby, Vice President of Waterparks.
“At Dollywood, we made history with Wild Eagle, the country’s first wing coaster, so I thought, why not do it again at Dollywood’s Splash Country with my new RiverRush water coaster,” Dolly Parton said. “You know me. I love making a big splash, and RiverRush is all that and a whole lot more!”
RiverRush will use linear induction motors to launch the four person rafts over 1,175 feet of hills, tunnels, and hairpin curves.
Dollywood’s Splash Country is a 35-acre waterpark located adjacent to the Dollywood theme park. Earlier this year, Dollywood opened America’s first wing coaster, Wild Eagle, to rave reviews.