After the addition of Lightning Rod in 2016, Dollywood is prepared to take it down a notch for next season. TailSpin Racer is a 6-lane mat racing attraction built by Proslide of Canada. It is the "Octo-Racer" model, where riders board and slide through a curved tunnel, then shoot out into a downhill speed bump. It features an interactive element as you can race your friends and see who is the fastest.
It was not expected that Dollywood would add another huge attraction for 2017. Splash Country really needed a new addition to keep up with other top water parks across the country. These models have a 42" height requirement, perfect for families and thrill seekers. Besides, Lightning Rod can almost be considered a new addition for next year as well, seeing that many people haven't gotten the pleasure to ride it yet from its patchy problems.
A few parks have added this model recently, or similar ones, such as my home park, Darien Lake. Having been on a handful of these Proslide attractions now, I must say that they are fun, refreshing, and something that every water park should look into building. Much like with Hershey's addition of a drop tower, this is something that Dollywood really "needed" and is a solid filler attraction for 2017. It definitely better than receiving a show or nothing at all, like many big chains have been choosing to do.