Waterboggin/Splash Harbor Demolition

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[Editor’s note: This gallery was originally submitted to SDCFans in 2010 and has been moved to the new format of the site in 2014]

The back side of Silver Dollar City is suddenly a whole lot emptier. Two large and popular attractions have suddenly been removed this off-season. Both the Waterworks Waterboggin and Splash Harbor have meet their demise, as these photos show. The new River Blast will more than make up for the wet fun lost at these two attractions until we hear what the now vacant land will be used for.

The Waterworks Waterboggin, formerly the Wilderness Waterboggin, was a unique water slide in which riders careened down a twisted slide in large toboggan cars. To my knowledge it was one of two such rides built for the HFEC parks, with the one at Dollywood still surviving. The ride originally opened in 1987 and was partially re-built and re-named in 2003.

Splash Harbor was another unique and highly popular custom HFEC attraction, where children could engage in a monstrous water battle between a steam boat and a tower on the docks. Dozens of individual water cannons surrounded the area, and all sorts of gizmos and targets were constantly going off to make sure no one escaped dry.

These attractions will surely be missed by many, but we’re all looking forward to what will replace them.