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May 15, 2008

SwiftWater Run Ride Opens Saturday At Dollywood's Splash Country

Pigeon Forge, TN -- Dollywood's Splash Country water park will open its newest attraction this Saturday, May 17, opening day of the 2008 season. The new $1 million SwiftRiver Run tube ride will be the 30th water slide operating at the 35-acre water park.

SwiftRiver Run Bowl Tube Slide, Splash Country Water Park

SwiftRiver Run is a bowl tube slide that sends either single or double rider tubes through a 54-inch diameter tunnel that descends down an incline before entering a large fiberglass bowl, according to Dollywood.

After several revolutions in the bowl, passengers encounter a corkscrew before navigating a downward chute that plunges into the landing pool below.

"SwiftWater Run is a first of its kind for Dollywood's Splash Country, and it certainly gives folks a taste of the many incredible water adventures that are so popular here in the Smoky Mountains," said Vice President and General Manager Gene Scherrer.

SwiftWater Run is located amid the water slide complex that includes Mountain Scream and Mountain Twist.

Dollywood's Splash Country is located adjacent to Dollywood theme park and has been recognized three times by the Travel Channel as one of the country's top water parks.. For more information, visit www.dollywoodssplashcountry.com.

SwiftRiver Run photo courtesy of Dollywood's Splash Country. All rights reserved.

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