ProSlide Technology Inc., an industry leader in water ride manufacturing and design, has partnered with Wilderness Resorts and Waterpark to open Soaky Mountain Waterpark.
ProSlide is pleased to present the new Soaky Mountain Waterpark, which is now open in the Smoky Mountains region of Tennessee and is home to six custom ProSlide complexes with 17 quality water rides.
Soaky Mountain Waterpark is the largest standalone US installation of 2020 and visitors can enjoy the first ProSlide KIDZ WAVE, alongside the innovative Avalaunch – a brand new combination of the RocketBLAST water coaster with four FlyingSAUCERs and a TornadoWAVE finale.
Next-generation water park
“Soaky Mountain Waterpark has the newest forward-thinking technology in the industry today”, says ProSlide Senior Vice-President of Strategic Accounts Jeff Janovich. “Avalaunch marks the first time our next-generation RocketBLAST technology has been combined with our TornadoWAVE and FlyingSAUCER features. It’s an incredible ride from start to finish!
“Added to that is the first KIDZ WAVE, the first Triple FlyingSAUCER 45/MAMMOTH on U.S. soil, and the second Double TornadoWAVE. Soaky Mountain is setting the new standard of water parks and every guest will get to experience the best ProSlide ride mix of 2020. It’s the next generation of what all best in class water parks will be.”
In addition to these new rides, the waterpark also boasts many other favourites from ProSlide, including Dueling PIPEline, PIPEline, TORNADO 18, TurboTWISTER + SkyBOX, FreeFALL, RallyRACER and RideHOUSE.
A successful partnership
Soaky Mountain Waterpark can be found in Sevierville, in the picturesque Smoky Mountain region. ProSlide’s designers used the natural topography as inspiration for unique ride paths in order to create a one-of-a-kind experience for guests.
“There’s a lot of benefits to building on a mountainside such as ours. You’re able to use the natural elevation of the mountain to create the height of your slide tower”, says Wilderness Resorts and Waterparks COO Joe Eck.
“With the site’s unique slopes, we knew ProSlide would be able to create something exceeding our wildest expectations that can only be experienced at Soaky Mountain Waterpark.”
Visitors can also enjoy thrilling in-ride effects, as Melissa Poirier, ProSlide’s Creative Studio Manager, explains:
“Being in the mountains, we wanted to enhance the ride experience while using nature as much as possible. So, we relied on the abundance of natural sunlight and allowed it to permeate the fibreglass flumes in specific patterns. This targeted sunlight creates the in-ride effects, resulting in an immersive experience for the rider that gives the feeling of heightened speeds and a dazzling feast for the eyes. ”
ProSlide and Wilderness Resorts and Waterparks have a strong partnership, having worked on two previous projects together: The Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells and Wilderness at the Smokies in Sevierville. This new park is expected to bring in over 400,000 visitors to the area per year and is opposite Wilderness at the Smokies.
Earlier this year, ProSlide announced that it had signed an exclusive waterpark project with Rawae Co. in order to launch Jeddah Waterpark in Saudi Arabia