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Stone Mountain Park building new water attraction

STONE MOUNTAIN -- Stone Mountain Park announced Wednesday that it is beginning to build a water-infused attraction set to erupt for the first time on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Geyser Towers will be the first of its kind in North America.

The attraction will include multiple levels of suspended rope bridges and net tunnels that connect explorers to towering platforms. The gushing geyser will be in the center of the towers and will sporadically erupt into multiple offshoots. Geyser Towers is billed as a cool attraction for the hot summer months.

"The experience is ideal for the entire family as it gives adults ample room and the perfect amount of excitement for kids," a press release said. "As an option for the youngest guests, toddlers can play in a trickling creek while mom and dad relax in the shade."

Located adjacent to the park's Sky Hike attraction in the Crossroads area, Geyser Towers will only be the second of its kind in the world. The other structure is at Sea World Australia. Building begins in November and the total project is estimated to cost about $1 million.

Stone Mountain Park plans to include Geyser Towers on the All Attractions Adventure Pass.

"Geyser Towers is the first and 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, Stone Mountain Park vice president and general manager, in the press release.