Facility size: 11,803 sq ft, 1096 sq m
Ride area: 5,714 sq. ft.
Lobby: 1,795 sq. ft.
Track length: 450 ft, 137 m
Ride cars: 10 two-passenger electric drive
Ride duration: 3min 15 sec
Note: All Sally dark rides are flexible in size and configuration
Ev’ry Word is True…Except the Ones that Ain’t!
There are two sides to the legend of the great American hero and frontiersman, the true, bona fide patriot Davy, whose exploits are chronicled in the history books, and the Davy who was the hero of his own and others’ imaginative, whimsical ‘tall tale’ adventures. It is these mostly-fictitious adventures that come to life in this one-of-a-kind trip back through time.
Wooden-barrel-style ride cars carry guests through many hilarious scenes and stories: from baby Davy living up to his reputation as a young hell-raiser to his romance with Miss Polly; his amazing feats of derring-do—riding an alligator (up Niagara Falls), wrasslin’ bears*, winning all the shooting contests (and the gals), saving the world from Halley’s comet—to his days in Washington and his brilliant plan to unfreeze the sun (and thereby save the world a second time!).
Throughout the ride, the tales are narrated by Davy’s best buddy, a huge black bear named Death Hug (the one bear Davy couldn’t out-wrassle). Music underscores the action as tales unfold in colorful scenes with highly stylized animatronic characters, video animation, myriad special visual and sound effects and Disney-like sets.
After the ride, visitors enter the Interactive Outpost area where they can test their skills at everything from target shooting to clod-hopping, bear wrasslin’ to mole-whacking. The complete Davy Crockett attraction spans two floors and over 12,000 square feet.
Note: * wrasslin’, wrassle = colloquial form of wrestling/wrestle.