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November 12, 2021

Tennesee's Soaky Mountain Building Dueling Fusion Water Coaster

Sevierville, Tenn. – Waterpark fans will have something new to try next summer when Soaky Mountain Waterpark opens a first-of-its-kind water coaster for the 2022 season.

"Our new water coaster, fittingly named, The Edge is going to be a showstopper!" according to Dave Andrews, general manager of Soaky Mountain Waterpark. "It will be perched on the edge of our waterpark, and span two football fields in length. It's fusing together WhiteWater's Master Blaster water coaster with their iconic Boomerango."

Rendering of The Edge Water Coaster, Soaky Mountain Waterpark
The Edge will be a dueling, fusion slide from WhiteWater West combining a Master Blaster water coaster and Boomerango.

To increase capacity the park is doubling down on the slide by adding two side-by-side flumes for a dueling effect.

The Edge will start from a new 70-foot tall tower. Riders will ride seated in double tubes. When the light turns green the tubes in each lane will be propelled down a three-story drop into the first valley of the ride. WhiteWater's Master Blaster technology will then use jets of water to blast the tubes up a hill.

An enclosed section will feature a kaleidoscope of colors.

"Riders are sure to be mesmerized by the coaster's AquaLucent rings (colorful circles) designed into the tube segments," adds Andrews. "The distance between the rings will get closer and closer, giving riders an appearance of acceleration before they are surprised to see their competitors again as they are dropped into another heart-pounding drop."

After the drop, a second uphill blast will propel the tubes uphill into another enclosed section with more AquaLucent effects.

Leaving the enclosed tubes riders will again be in open-air flume and see not one, but two imposing Boomerango walls ahead. After falling down another drop each tube will ride up the wall and riders will feel a sense of weightlessness before sliding back down.

The finale of the water coaster is a zero-G hump before the winner is declared at the finish line.

"The Boomerango is loved the world over, but our guests will be treated to very special version of it that has never done before," said Andrews. "Our Boomerango walls are being designed to make the riders feel like they are going off 'The Edge' of the coaster. It is going to be spectacular."

The Edge will be built during the off-season and debut at Soaky Mountain Waterpark for the 2022 season.

The Edge rendering courtesy of Soaky Mountain Waterpark. All rights reserved.

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