Dollywood's Splash Country opening is set for May 14, 2016. The water adventure park—home to RiverRush®, Tennessee’s first and only water coaster—continues to improve the guest experience as it begins its 16th season. Dollywood’s Splash Country General Manager, Mike Brown said,
“We always want to treat our guests to a few surprises each season. This year, we hope they notice more efficiency, more amenities and great new food options. Our team is ready for the 2016 season!”
From its 2001 opening, Dollywood’s Splash Country was designed to be a uniquely themed, state-of-the-art, family water park where families could come to recharge and reconnect. It has continued to impress guests and industry experts alike, garnering national and international recognition. Among the list of accolades, Dollywood’s Splash Country has been named America’s Must-See Water Park by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions and as one of America’s best water parks by the Travel Channel.
This season, guests can look for added value and efficiency with upgrades to the turnstiles, retreats and canopies, food locations and more family locker space.
And when all the swimming and sliding works up guests’ appetites, they can enjoy new food offerings including gourmet hot dogs from Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs®, a 1/3 lb. burger on a brioche bun, crinkle cut fries, homemade cookies from Dollywood’s Spotlight Bakery and fried dough pastries called BeaverTails®—with choose-your-own toppings!
Dollywood’s Splash Country lifeguards also are re-energized for the new season as Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. just honored them with the prestigious Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award for their diligence while guarding the pools at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort™.
Whether guests love thrills like Fire Tower Falls, the state’s tallest twin speed slides; playing with the family in Bear Mountain Fire Tower®, a multi-level interactive attraction; or prefer relaxing in the Downbound Float Trip a 1,500-foot lazy river—everyone is going to love soaking up the fun at Dollywood’s Splash Country.
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After providing families with more than a decade of Smoky Mountain water adventure, Dollywood’s Splash Country is diving into its 15th anniversary season.
The award-winning water adventure park now adds a new accolade to its list of achievements this year as Aquatics International named Dollywood’s Splash Country as its 2014 Best of Aquatics: Theming. This award is another of many, as the park has previously been recognized as America’s Must-See Water Park by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions and one of America’s best water parks by The Travel Channel. Also famous for its record-breaking water slides and attractions, Dollywood’s Splash Country has grown over its 15-year residency in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, to become the home of family favorites such as; Tennessee’s first and only water coaster, RiverRush, along with the state’s tallest twin speed slides, Fire Tower Falls. Dolly said,
“I can’t believe it’s been 15 years since we opened Dollywood’s Splash Country. So many of the attractions we’ve added through the years are imagined and built with me and my family’s Smoky Mountain childhood in mind; I’m so happy to have shared those same adventures with families.”
Dolly’s 30-acre water park, Dollywood's Splash Country’s sixth season welcomes two all-new 70-foot-tall free-fall speed slides, the park’s tallest and fastest. The launch pad for Fire Tower Falls is situated on the Mountain Waves pool deck. Each of the slides’ 280-foot tracks propel riders through the treetops on an exhilarating journey. The high-speed slide requires a 140-foot water-filled lane which catches riders, bringing the fast-action experience to an end with a major splash.