Dollywood Announces Huss 'Timber Tower'
The $6.5 million attraction features a swaying, spinner tower.
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.
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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.
What is it like?I think this ride first-of-its-kind.
There's a few in Europe.
Can I find pictures of them
I'm not sure. I think it was on about.com that I saw a video of one in Europe. Check there and then google them if about.com doesn't have what you're looking for.
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
I didn't know they had a Topple Tower! Well, now I'm ever more excited about my next visit!
It was boring! honestly if its more than a 15 minute wait, go use your time elsewhere.
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