Sevierville, Tenn. – A trap door … a 39-foot vertical freefall drop … speeds up to 40 mph … an adrenaline rush like no other – this is what guests at the Southeast’s largest indoor/outdoor water park resort will have the opportunity to experience as Wilderness at the Smokies announces its next and most recent massive expansion project. Wilderness at the Smokies will soon be home to the “Wild Vortex,” a 66-foot tall “Aqua Loop™,” the Southeast’s only near-vertical, translucent, looping waterslide.
Riders of the Wild Vortex will enter the capsule at the top of the slide, standing vertically over a trap-door. After a dramatic countdown, the trap door releases and the rider accelerates into a 39-foot vertical freefall drop generating maximum g-force (2.5 Gs in less than two seconds) before reaching the inclined loop.
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