• Wilderness at the Smokies unveils Cyclone Racer


    SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. - “Off to the races” is a phrase often associated with sporting events, but it takes on a new meaning at the Wilderness at the Smokies Resort as a new four-lane waterslide that turns guests into hydro-powered drag racers opened at the resort’s Lake Wilderness outdoor waterpark. 

    Guests make the climb up stairs to begin their adventures on the Cyclone Racer, which starts on a racing tower 50 feet above the ground, then raced down the spiral course in mere seconds for a splash to the finish line.  Sharing a platform with the popular Wild Vortex, the Cyclone Racer features 1200 feet of combined waterslide lanes. Each lane combines a mixture of open flume racing and enclosed tunnels using aqualucent striping to provide strobes of color to the experience. A water flow of 1200 gallons per minute fuels the high-speed racing experience.

    The Cyclone Racer offers resort guests an entirely new and different experience to enjoy at the Lake Wilderness outdoor waterpark and should bring alive the competitive spirit between family members and friends as they experience the lightning-fast thrills of the ride.

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    Located in the River Lodge area of the Wilderness at the Smokies resort, the Lake Wilderness outdoor waterpark not only features the Wild Vortex and Cyclone Racer extreme slides, it also features a lazy river and a wave pool for outdoor water fun as well as the Blue Gill snack area with food and drinks, the 18-hole Cataloochee Creek miniature golf course, and 10 cabanas that can be rented per day and feature a private area with furniture and flat screen TVs as well as a cabana host to bring refreshments.

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