New Dollywood Rides, Shows, and Festivals for 2017!
Dollywood adds something new and exciting each year, and they have announced their new additions for 2017! They are adding two brand new rides to Dollywood, a fascinating new show, an addition to their popular fall festivals, and a new waterslide at Splash Country! All of this is part of the 300 million dollar investment Dollywood announced in 2013. Below, we break down what we know about each of these high-anticipated additions to Dollywood in 2017.
Drop Line Drop Tower
The biggest (literally) addition to Dollywood in 2017 is a massive 200 foot drop tower called “Drop Line”, which will be located in Timber Canyon near the Thunderhead roller coaster. If you remember the short-lived Timber Tower ride, this new drop tower will be located exactly where that was. Drop Line will slowly raise riders 200 feet into the air for an incredible view of the park and Smokies. Then, riders will free-fall down the tower for an exhilarating experience! Many theme park enthusiasts have been hoping and begging for Dollywood to add a drop tower…and they will get their wish in Summer 2017!
Whistle Punk Chaser Roller Coaster
Dollywood will be adding a new roller coaster designed for children called “Whistle Punk Chaser” in Summer 2017. Whistle punk is a lumberjack term, so our assumption is that this new “junior” roller coaster will be located in Timber Canyon near Thunderhead. There is currently an often-missed children’s play area nestled within the shadows of Thunderhead (it’s likely you didn’t know that!), so we are speculating that this new coaster would replace that play area. With this new coaster for children and the new drop tower, Timber Canyon will have a refreshing new appeal in Summer 2017!
TailSpin Racer Water Slide
Dollywood’s Splash Country is adding an exciting new waterslide called “TailSpin Racer”, which will be five stories tall and a football field’s length of slides. There will be six side-by-side slides where people can race each other to the bottom. We have a full article on this fantastic new waterslide, so be sure to check it out!
GREAT Pumpkin LumiNights
The fall festival at Dollywood is already one of the most amazing times to visit Dollywood with the music, crafts, food, and so much more. In 2017, Dollywood will extend park hours into the evening for the first time to introduce the new “GREAT Pumpkin LumiNights”, which Dollywood says will immerse families in fabulous fall pumpkin illumination. We can’t wait to see this!
New Show – enra
Dollywood has a history of bringing incredibly talented performers to the park offering shows that are included in the price of park admissions. In 2017, the amazing “enra” will be perform beginning around Spring Break. This group describes what they do as “motion graphics performing arts”. We’d describe it as mesmerizing. In 2015, they featured their high-energy multi-media dance, light and video fusion show on America’s Got Talent. Rather than try and explain what they do, check out their video below with some of their highlights!
Final Thoughts on Dollywood 2017 Additions
Dollywood always seems to find a way to lure us into renewing our season passes…and 2017 is no exception! We’re most looking forward to the new drop tower and seeing enra perform LIVE. What are you most looking forward to riding or seeing at Dollywood in 2017? Let us know in the comments below!
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