Lightning Rod will not be open to the general public at this time due to extended ride commissioning. Learn More
Lightning Rod will not be open to the general public at this time due to extended ride commissioning. Lightning Rod is an innovative ride featuring new technology never before used on a wooden coaster. The ride manufacturer asked for additional time to commission the ride. Keep watching Dollywood.com for future updates.
River Battle is a themed water raft ride equipped with powerful soaker guns. Eight rafts, seven of which will accommodate eight passengers and one ADA raft that will accommodate six passengers and one passenger in a wheelchair, follow a 500-foot channel. As the rafts navigate the waters, the battle begins as passengers, each armed with a soaker gun, take aim at each other and more than 100 targets along the way, including large-scale “talking animals”—beavers, skunks, otters, bears and more. Some of the targets shoot back while others display a variety of special effects, creating surprises at every turn and ensuring that no two rides are ever exactly the same.
River Battle also engages park guests along the ride’s banks. While rafters are soaking each other in raft-to-raft sparring, they also can “shoot” observers along the way in “raft-to-shore” fun. In the park’s ongoing effort to provide opportunities to bring families closer, River Battle is yet another addition that allows parents and children to ride together.
Note: This attraction will open one hour after park opening March 19 - May 1, 2016 and Sept. 5 - Sept. 25, 2016. This attraction will close at dusk June 11 - Aug. 7, 2016.
Special Information: This ride is subject to closures during inclement weather conditions including lightning, snow and extreme cold.