Tennessee: Sevierville, Wilderness at the Smokies Resort Brings G-Force Thrills to Waterslide Fun.
The newest waterslide to debut at Wilderness at the Smokies Resort appeals to a certain type of thrill seeker, perhaps one who has wondered what it might be like to be a drop of water inside a water pistol.Here’s the scoop.
The Wild Vortex loop, first of its kind in the Southeast, features a trap door launching pad and a gravity-powered loop-the-loop experience at 2.5 g (g-force). It’s ideal for adrenaline-hungry individuals. How it works.
Standing 66-foot tall, the slide is the only near-vertical, translucent, looping waterslide in the Southeast. Riders of the Wild Vortex will enter the capsule at the top of the ride, standing vertically over a trap door. Once the trap door is released, the rider accelerates into a 39-foot vertical free fall drop generating maximum g-force (2.5 g in less than two seconds) before reaching the inclined loop element. The entire ride is over within seven seconds.
The Wild Vortex provides guests of Wilderness Resort with the opportunity to witness and experience one of the most extreme thrill rides in any water or amusement park in the country. Adventure Forest – a family entertainment park.
In March, the resort opened Adventure Forest family entertainment park, a ‘dry’ indoor family-friendly activity space. Adventure Forest features a three-story ropes course, multi-level enclosed laser tag arena, mini-bowling, black-light mini-golf, Cubs Climbing Den interactive playhouse, Daredevils Drop spring ride more than 100 arcade games, a ‘Laser Maze,’ a 23-foot climbing wall, special birthday party rooms, and a restaurant and lounge plus other attractions and Cataloochee Creek adventure mini-golf just outside the Adventure Forest doors.About Wilderness in the Smokies.
The resort has a 36-hole championship golf course, two outdoor waterparks, an indoor waterpark with a wave pool and the Southeast’s only Surf Rider, hot tubs, and countless waterslides, and attractions. Location on the planet.
The resort is located minutes from Interstate 40 and situated in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Make it happen.
For more information about Wilderness at the Smokies, call toll-free 877-325-9453 or visit www.WildernessAtTheSmokies.comMore thrills in the area.
WonderWorks is a place of intrigue, imagination, excitement, and inspiration. All ages enjoy the awesome hands-on activities, interactive exhibits and demonstrations which include an inversion tunnel, an anti-gravity chamber, a replica of the Mercury space capsule and a hurricane hole with 65-mph winds plus a 5.3-magnitude earthquake experience. WonderWorks also off
ers guests laser tag, a video game arcade and the Wonders of Magic show. Wait for it!
This summer introduces the newest addition to WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge - Wonders of Flight. The new immersive experience allows up to 30 participants at one time the chance to float above PF Parkway with the help of a giant (tethered) helium-filled balloon. (100 Music Road Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. 1-865-868-1800 or WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge
)Pigeon Forge Area Vacation Planning Information.
The Pigeon Forge area, nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, is one of the best family vacation destinations in the US Southeast. Explore the various attractions, theaters, and stores along the famous PF Parkway. Visit Cades Cove and hike, bike or partake in one of the city's unique events. To order a free trip planner with the latest visitor information, vacation packages, specials, discounts and deals call toll-free 1-800-251-9100, (865) 453-8574 or www.mypigeonforge.com Content and image provided by Wilderness at the Smokies and WonderWorks Pigeon Forge. Copyright 2012.