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utilizing a lot of translucent tubes that create a swirling array of  sliding through them.

size towering slides including Lil’ Rattlers and Mini Mayhem so kids can experience the thrills and chills of the waterpark on their level.

Mountain Theming In addition to the Avalaunch water coaster, there are other massive slides from ProSlide including two five-person raft rides, a tubing tower with five flumes, two high-intensity body slides, and a four-lane, head- first mat racing challenge to satisfy everyone’s racing desires. Some of the slides are themed in colours like the Rainbow’s Revenge which features all of the colors of the rainbow and the American Racer’s Rush which features red, white and blue stars and stripes. “We also are utilizing a lot of translucent tubes that create a swirling array of light effects when sliding through them,” notes Andrews. “Soaky will begin a new era of waterslides. The translucent effects add a great element without the use of moving parts or electronics, they are truly groundbreaking.” “We really tried hard to make sure our park would appeal to all ages,” Andrews acknowledges. “We have the thrill slides like our Avalaunch watercoaster that will appeal to teenagers and up but we also


have areas like Boomers Bay and The Hive that are focused on little ones and making sure they have fun as well. Besides the innovative slides that incorporate translucent effects, the best part of Soaky Mountain is the location. It sits in the shadow of the Smoky Mountains with grand views and opportunity for the millions of visitors to the area each year. Looking back, though, the toughest thing about Soaky was the development. We spent close to $13 million on site work to make sure the mountain was prepared for all the attractions.” Theming was important to the design of the park.

“In an area like the Smoky Mountains, the themes are evident,” says Andrews. “East Tennessee is strong in their heritage of nature and the mountains. Soaky incorporates the mountain theming where the park looks to be a base camp for a nature trail. Building design alludes to the camp feel, while the landscaping and design fits right into the surrounding areas making it feel genuine.”

Wash Out Days Another unusual component of the waterpark is that the creators wanted some unique food options, so they let their imaginations run wild. Building upon the popularity of food trucks, they went on a nationwide search to find some noteworthy vehicles, and they found them. In Montana, they purchased a 1954 AEC (Chassis)


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