ABC News Recognizes Wild Vortex as one of “America’s Amazing Waterslides”

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ABC News Recognizes Wild Vortex as one of “America’s Amazing Waterslides”

Sevierville, Tenn – The newly opened Wild Vortex waterslide at Wilderness at the Smokies resort was just named one of “America’s Amazing Waterslides” by ABC News.

This 66-foot tall slide is the only near-vertical, translucent, looping waterslide in the Southeast.  Riders of the Wild Vortex enter a launch capsule at the top of the ride, standing vertically over a trap door.  Once the trap door is released, the rider accelerates into a 39-foot vertical free fall drop generating maximum g-force (2.5 g in less than two seconds) before reaching the inclined loop element.  The entire ride is over within seven seconds.

Wilderness at the Smokies, located minutes from Interstate 40 and situated in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, is one of the area’s only year-round vacation destinations.  With a 36-hole championship golf course, two outdoor waterparks, an indoor waterpark with a wave pool and the Southeast’s only Surf Rider, hot tubs, and countless waterslides and attractions, Wilderness at the Smokies has something for all age groups.  It is adjacent to a 200,000 square-foot conference, convention and event center known for hosting the areas largest conferences, athletic events and trade shows.


Digital images of Wilderness at the Smokies are available to all media.  Contact Ryan Willis at (865) 584-0550 for more information.

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