Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on January 27, 2014
Can we all agree that it's time for these cold temperatures to head back north where they belong? Unfortunately, the fact is that we're probably looking at six to eight more weeks of wintry weather, depending on what Mr. Groundhog says. But that doesn't mean we can't look ahead and start dreaming about warmer days and summer fun.
One key component of any summer regimen is swimming. Some folks enjoy just laying out by the pool, but others prefer to take their water experiences to the extreme. The drone video below offers a great example of the latter-what will be the tallest and fastest water slide in the world when it opens in May.
Verruckt, which means “insane” in German, is currently under construction at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Missouri. At 17 stories tall, it's higher than Niagara Falls and sends riders on a 65-mph initial descent and a second, 50-foot hill. Passengers occupy four-person rafts after climbing 264 stairs to the top.
View video here: http://vimeo.com/82122524
We've got some extreme summer fun of our own here in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Smoky Mountain Ziplines will reopen in the spring, offering you more zipline action than any of the Sevierville or Gatlinburg ziplines. Our course features more lines, longer runs and speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. We hope to see you soon!