River Battle

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River Battle
River Battle Sign, Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, TN.JPG
River Battle entrance
Area Wilderness Pass
Status Operating
Cost US$5 million
Opening date March 21, 2008 (7 years ago) (2008-03-21)
General Statistics
Manufacturer Mack Rides
Model Splash Battle, interactive boat ride
Length 500 ft (150 m)
Capacity 800 riders per hour
Boats 8 boats. Riders are arranged 4 across in 2 rows for a total of 8 riders per boat.
Virtual queue
Q2Q available[1]
Handicapped/disabled access Wheelchair accessible

River Battle is a Splash Battle, an interactive water raft ride at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The ride is located behind the Mystery Mine roller coaster in the Wilderness Pass section of the park. It opened on March 21, 2008.


In July 2007, Dollywood announced the addition of River Battle for the following year.[2] The project also included a 750-foot (230 m) walkway called Wilderness Pass to provide a direct route between Craftsman's Valley and Timber Canyon.[3] The ride officially opened on March 21, 2008.[4]


River Battle was the fourth Interactive Boat Rides developed by German firm, Mack Rides.[5][6] Similar rides, known as Splash Battles, were previously built by 3DBA.[7] Riders of River Battle board one of eight boats which each seat 8 passengers and slowly float around a 500-foot (150 m) course. Riders must shoot at the other boats and more than 100 targets along their way. The ride boasts an hourly capacity of 800 passengers.[1][3]

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  1. ^ a b "River Battle". Dollywood. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ Dollywood (July 19, 2007). "Dollywood announces $5 million River Battle ride". Press Release. CoasterBuzz. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Let Battle commence!". Park World Online. September 23, 2008. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ Dollywood (2008). "Dollywood Theme Park Reopens for 2008 with New River Battle Ride". Press Release. Orlando Florida. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ Mellor, Andrew (March 14, 2012). "Dollywood: celebrating nearly 30 years". Interpark. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Interactive Boat Ride". Mack Rides. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Splash Battle". 3DBA. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 

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