Dollywood announces Drop Line free-fall tower and other new attractions for 2017

Dollywood Drop Line
The Drop Line free-fall tower is just one of the new attractions and events coming to Dollywood in 2017.

Dollywood has announced plans to add three new attractions and two new special events, including the Drop Line free-fall tower ride, to its Smoky Mountain resort in 2017.

New in Summer 2017, Drop Line is a 200-foot tall free-fall experience that will tower over Timber Canyon and provide a bird’s-eye view of the park before its exhilarating finish. The drop tower ride will lift Dollywood guests nearly 20 stories above the Canyon’s pool, before plummeting them back to the ground.

Whistle Punk Chaser, a new junior coaster opening in Summer 2017, throws twists and turns at Dollywood’s younger loggers, helping prepare them for the day they can join their parents aboard the award-winning Thunderhead wooden coaster.

Also opening in 2017, TailSpin Racer will be the latest water slide attraction at Dollywood’s Splash Country. From its unique spiraling, high-speed AquaTubes to its splashdown finish, it’s an all-out race to see who can get to the end first.


Two new events will join Dollywood’s family festivals in 2017. Just in time for spring break, the park will introduce enra, a Tokyo-based dance company which was featured on America’s Got Talent in 2015. The group entertains audiences with their high-energy multi-media dance, light and video fusion show.

Also, for the first time ever Dollywood will be opening during the evening in October to welcome the Great Pumpkin LumiNights event alongside the Southern Gospel Jubilee to its Harvest Festival. This nighttime event immerses families in fall pumpkin illumination.

For more information about Dollywood visit, and take a pictorial tour of the park with this 2012 Photo Finds video:

Photo Finds - Theme park road trip up the East Coast - July 3, 2012

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