Stone Mountain Park Adds Geyser Towers Set to Erupt Spring 2012

Stone Mountain, GA  (  Stone Mountain Park (SMP), Georgia’s No. 1 attraction, today announced plans to debut its latest attraction, Geyser Towers, set to open during spring 2012.

Geyser Towers will bring an all new, must do experience to Stone Mountain Park. The attraction features multiple levels of suspended rope bridges and net tunnels connecting visitors to towering platforms that overlook a gushing geyser. While climbing through the structure, sporadic eruptions and multiple offshoots of water will splash guests to keep cool, or climbers can challenge themselves to stay high and dry. The experience is ideal for the entire family as it gives adults ample room and the perfect amount of excitement for kids. As an option for the youngest guests, toddlers can play in a trickling creek while mom and dad relax in the shade.

Geyser Towers will be located adjacent to the Sky Hike attraction in the Crossroads area of the park. The building of this attraction is the second installation of its kind in the world and the only one in North America to integrate water features. The other similar structure, located at Sea World Australia, includes no water.

“Geyser Towers is the only adventure of its kind, combining the challenge of climbing rope nets and the thrill of getting sprayed while laughing with family or friends,” said Gerald Rakestraw, vice president and general manager, SMP.

Construction begins next month. Geyser Towers opens March 31, the start of the Spring Break. The estimated project cost is just under $1 million.

With water conservation in mind, like the park’s popular Snow Mountain attraction, Geyser Towers will use a closed loop system that borrows water from the Stone Mountain Lake and does not use county water. The water goes through a treatment process making it potable to meet standards suitable for people, similar to swimming pool water.

Geyser Towers access will be included in the All Attractions Adventure Pass. Adventure Pass wristbands allows guests to experience all of Stone Mountain Park’s family attractions. The best way to enjoy the park year-round is with a Mountain Membership annual pass that pays for itself in two visits.

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