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SkyZip at Dollywood

Dollywood will take over operations over the SkyZip attraction, after the theme park settled a legal dispute with the company that installed it.

Skyline Eco-Adventures, the original operator of the SkyZip, had sought compensation from Dollywood after a tree fell on to one of its overhead lines. This caused the attraction to be closed for several months of the 2011 season, with the company blaming nearby construction work on the park's new Wild Eagle roller coaster.

The Mountain Press reports that the two companies have now reached a settlement, with Skyline Eco-Adventures ending its involvement with SkyZip. Dollywood will now take over operations of the attraction, which is set to reopen later in 2012.

Guests at Dollywood have to pay extra to experience SkyZip, which sees them traversing five separate zip lines. The experience lasts for approximately an hour.

The resolution of the SkyZip battle is the second legal agreement reached by Dollywood in recent weeks. The company has also settled a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the Timber Tower ride, which will be removed from the park after a troubled 5-year period.

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