Dollywood is hoping to open its Adventure Mountain obstacle course attraction in time for the park's 2010 season, which starts on March 27.
Dollywood claims that Adventure Mountain will be the first attraction of its kind in America, featuring four separate courses and over two miles of ropes and cables. It will be themed around a 1930s-era National Park, including authentic-looking buildings, rock facades and water features. Unlike Dollywood's SkyZip attraction, which opened last year, Adventure Mountain will be included in the price of admission to the park.
Adventure Mountain will see guests crossing rope bridges, traversing across logs and climbing over "rock" ledges. According to The Mountain Press, the course will reach as high as 35 feet off the ground. The four courses will range in difficulty, and guests will be able to select their preferred course after watching a video while waiting in line.
Dollywood hopes the attraction will be a boost to its 25th anniversary celebrations, which will take place this year. “I think this is going to be a jewel in that 25th anniversary crown,” park spokesman Pete Owens told The Mountain Press. “We’re always on the lookout for those unique attractions and we think we’ve been successful at finding that here. We’re creating attractions and experiences that you’ve got to come to Dollywood to do and have.”
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