Dolly’s theme park announces one-of-a-kind Timber Tower ride addition in 2006
Dollywood hopes to hear guests shouting a mighty "tim-berrrr!" in 2006 as Dolly's theme park unveiled its new $6.5 million Timber Tower, the first and only ride of its kind in North America. Construction began in the park’s Timber Canyon area where Timber Tower will stand 65 feet in diameter. Situated in the middle of a 5,100-square-foot pond, Timber Tower takes passengers high into the air above Timber Canyon. The ride vehicle rotates nine times per minute as it makes its way to the top of the tower. Once there, the tower begins a side-to-side swinging motion, allowing the ride vehicle to topple multiple times in various directions at a 60-degree angle. Once completed Timber Tower will increase Thunderhead Gap from its existing five acres to six.