Dollywood Announces Huss 'Timber Tower'

Dollywood: The $6.5 million attraction features a swaying, spinner tower.

From Robert Niles
Posted July 7, 2005 at 1:56 PM
Dollywood, the Pigeon Forge, Tenn. theme park, has announced construction of a new $6.5 million attraction from Huss, dubbed "Timber Tower."

From the Dollywood press release:

The 2.5-minute ride experience features dual rotation both from the tower and the ride vehicle. Situated in the middle of a 5,100-square-foot pond, the Timber Tower takes passengers high into the air above Thunderhead Gap where the ride vehicle rotates nine times per minute as it makes its way to the top of the tower. Once there, the tower begins a side-to-side swinging motion, allowing the ride vehicle to topple multiple times in various directions at a 60-degree angle, appearing to splash riders into the water below. With a 40-passenger capacity, the Timber Tower will accommodate 565 riders per hour.

The ride will open in 2006 in the park's Thunderhead Gap area.

From Carey Lynn Holtsclaw
Posted July 8, 2005 at 9:15 PM
I think this will be a nice addition to the park.

I've heard the Topple Tower provides a fun (not too intense) experience, so it should fit in just right.

From Adriel Tjokrosaputro
Posted July 8, 2005 at 9:59 PM
What is it like?I think this ride first-of-its-kind.

From Jason Lester
Posted July 8, 2005 at 11:48 PM
There's a few in Europe.

From Chase Harrison
Posted July 10, 2005 at 2:16 PM
Can I find pictures of them

From Jason Lester
Posted July 11, 2005 at 12:39 AM
I'm not sure. I think it was on that I saw a video of one in Europe. Check there and then google them if doesn't have what you're looking for.

From Russell Meyer
Posted July 11, 2005 at 6:53 AM

It's in some foreign language, but if you click on the video links, you can see it in action. It doesn't look terribly exciting from the video.

From Amber W.
Posted September 1, 2006 at 6:34 AM
i rode it when i went it was actually a really fun ride they have water shooting up and makes it seem like your going to get wet when you dont. it was surprisingly a really great ride

From Jacob Palmer
Posted September 1, 2006 at 12:31 PM
I didn't know they had a Topple Tower! Well, now I'm ever more excited about my next visit!

From Jordi Dunn
Posted April 13, 2007 at 12:59 PM
It was boring! honestly if its more than a 15 minute wait, go use your time elsewhere.

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