Friday, December 3, 2021

Soaky Mountain Waterpark expands attraction offerings with new WhiteWater coaster for 2022

Soaky Mountain Waterpark officials announced they will be adding a water coaster for the 2022 season.

According to Dave Andrews, general manager of Soaky Mountain Waterpark, “Our new water coaster, fittingly named, ‘The Edge’ is going to be a showstopper! It will be perched on the edge of our waterpark and span two football fields in length. It’s fusing together WhiteWater’s Master Blaster water coaster with their iconic Boomerango. But, we are not adding just one slide, we are doubling it for a dueling thrill!”

Image courtesy of Wilderness Resorts and Waterparks.

A 70-foot tower will be home to the new slides. On it, double tubes will sit side by side, each in their own assigned lane. When the light turns green they will be propelled down a three-story mega drop that leads to the first valley of the ride. Then, they will be quickly blasted up a hill and into a section featuring a kaleidoscope of colors.

“Riders are sure to be mesmerized by the coaster’s AquaLucent rings (colorful circles) designed into the tube segments,” adds Andrews. “The distance between the rings will get closer and closer, giving riders an appearance of acceleration before they are surprised to see their competitors again as they are dropped into another heart-pounding drop.”

Andrews states, “The Boomerango is loved the world over, but our guests will be treated to very special version of it that has never done before. Our Boomerango walls are being designed to make the riders feel like they are going off ‘The Edge’ of the coaster. It is going to be spectacular.”

In addition to the new water coaster, the waterpark will be expanding the decking in two areas of the park and adding 1,000 new seating options. The waterpark is also adding additional large umbrellas to increase the shaded areas around the park.

Soaky Mountain Waterpark opened in 2020 and cost nearly $90 million to construct. It is owned and operated by Wilderness Resorts and Waterparks.

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