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Oak Ridge dad builds water-themed rides in backyard for daughter during pandemic

An Oak Ridge dad built his daughter a water slide and other water themed rides in the backyard of their home.
Published: Jul. 26, 2020 at 5:18 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 26, 2020 at 8:59 PM EDT
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Oak RIDGE, Tenn. (WVLT) - An Oak Ridge dad built his daughter a water slide along with other attractions in the backyard of their home.

Joseph Angelini of Oak Ridge built his daughter, Olive, a Dollywood inspired water attraction in their backyard. He named the attraction “Oliwood” after his daughter and named the water slide “Otter Falls”.

He shared a video of his daughter playing in her theme park on YouTube.

Olive says her favorite part of the attraction is the water slide.

“I love this place,” Olive shouted as she dove into the fun.

Angelini says he started working on the waterslide when Dollywood was temporarily closed due to the pandemic. He is a University of Tennessee graduate who is now an engineer.

“I love making new things, and it’s super rewarding watching the kids with it!” Angelini said.

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