The butterfly flower arrangement at the entrance to the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge.
June 13, 2017

If you are heading to Pigeon Forge this summer and have plans to visit Dollywood, take the opportunity to cool off from the heat on the park’s amazing selection of water rides! There is no need to wear a bathing suit on these rides as shirts and shoes are required, but you might have to dry off a bit in the sun once your ride is over!

The following are 4 exciting water rides at Dollywood that you need to try this summer:

1. Daredevil Falls

Water plume ride at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN

Explore an abandoned logging camp as you set off on a challenging expedition on Daredevil Falls, a unique boat ride that ends with a 60 foot drop! If you feel like a daredevil, step into your boat to navigate through abandoned lumber machinery but watch out for some close calls with local bears! Once you have made it through that experience, prepare for the final drop over the waterfall at speeds reaching 50 miles per hour. The ride ends with a fantastic splash finale that is sure to soak everyone on board!

2. Mountain Slidewinder

The Mountain Slidewinder is a classic Dollywood attraction that is located in the authentic setting of the Great Smoky Mountains! Guests begin their adventure by climbing through the mountain terrain to board the toboggans. Each toboggan fits up to five guests so you can experience the fun with the entire family! As it leaves the station, the Mountain Slidewinder slides down the mountainside as it navigates banked curves at high speeds. Don’t worry – once you get to the bottom of the mountain you can catch your breath again!

3. River Battle

Prepare for battle on a themed water raft ride equipped with water guns on Dollywood’s River Battle! This delightful attraction takes guests on rafts that float through areas with targets including beavers, skunks, bears, otters and other animals. Take your soaking gun in hand to see how many targets you can hit before engaging in a raft-to-raft sparring match with other riders! The fun continues as you shoot observers along the river banks to surprise them with a cool blast of water. This family-friendly ride will have you laughing as you battle to the end to see who stays the most dry!

4. Smoky Mountain River Rampage

dollywood entrance sign

If you have wanted to experience the excitement of whitewater rafting in the GreatSmoky Mountains, then take a ride along the park’s Smoky Mountain River Rampage! Step into a circular raft that slowly spins as it floats down a river full of exciting dips, twists and turns. You never know who might get soaked on the boat as no two rides are ever the same! Brave the rapids and cool off on one of the best water rides at Dollywood!

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