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Soaky Mountain Waterpark coming to Sevierville

under construction. Aquatic Development Group (ADG) is responsible for the design and build. Soaky Mountain Waterpark is expected to add nearly 500 full- and part-time jobs


to the Sevierville area and draw over 400,000 visitors annually. It will feature two main wave attractions including a 35,000 square foot wave pool capable of generating waves up to six feet high and a winding wave river spanning an area of 24,000 square feet, both designed by ADG and powered by ADG’s WaveTek wave systems. There will be a heavily-themed and exciting kids’ play-and-spray feature with

multiple slides for both the tame and the daring. There will also be a kid-friendly activity pool with smaller versions of the other towering slides found throughout the park; an adventure pool with a WIBIT water obstacle course, a flat-water cabana pool for relaxing poolside, a double FlowRider for the surfer in all of us, and four large slide complexes that will provide thrills and excitement all day long. From ProSlide Technologies, Slides will include a one-of-a-kind water coaster, a family ride tower with two five-person raft rides, a tubing tower with five flumes all featuring unique and thrilling one or two-person tubing experiences, two high-intensity body slides, and a four-lane, head-first mat racing challenge to satisfy everyone’s racing desires. Wilderness Resorts and Waterparks currently also owns and operates Wilderness

at the Smokies in Sevierville, and Wilderness Resort, Glacier Canyon Lodge, and Wilderness on the Lake, Wild Rock Golf Course, Sundara Spa and Glacier Canyon Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells.

KidZania opens its first North America location in Dallas

KidZania, an interactive education and entertainment concept designed for kids, has opened to the public for the first time in the U.S. The 85,000 square-foot city built for kids is located at Stonebriar Centre, 2617 Preston Road, Frisco, Texas. “After 20 years in business and a global footprint of 28 locations in 21

countries, we’re thrilled to open KidZania’s first U.S. location,” said Greg Stevens, chief executive officer at KidZania USA. “What makes KidZania unique is it operates like a real city complete with buildings, paved streets, vehicles, a functioning economy, and recognisable careers for kids to role-play careers at leading international and local companies.” At KidZania, kids can role-play more than 100 authentic professions

across 50 industries, including healthcare, technology, food and beverage, music and media, transportation, banking, civil service and more. “We pride ourselves in teaching kids ages 6-14 essential life skills

including communication, problem solving, creativity and teamwork,” said Allison Burney, education advisor at KidZania USA. “Learning is at the heart of KidZania. Every child can put together the knowledge acquired through immersive role-play that absolutely accelerates the learning process within a safe environment.”


Peter Wolf joins Gateway Ticketing Systems

Peter Wolf has joined Gateway Ticketing Systems as the new director of sales and marketing. In this role, Peter will drive growth and profitability through leadership and coordination of the company’s sales, marketing and customer solution management

activities including account management and new customer acquisition. Wolf comes to Gateway Ticketing Systems with

over 15 years of sales and marketing experience. Most recently he served as VP marketing & business development for Glory Global Solutions, one of the global leaders in cash handling automation solutions. Prior to that, he was the CMO at Par Technology.`


oaky Mountain Waterpark, a 'mountain-modern' themed waterpark, is slated to open Summer 2020 in Sevierville, Tennessee. From Wilderness Resorts and Waterparks, the new $90 million waterpark is currently

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