|Dollywood's Splash Country|
|Slogan||"Love Every Moment."|
|Location||Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States|
|Owner||Herschend Family Entertainment, Dolly Parton|
|Previous names||Dolly's Splash Country|
|Area||35 acres (140,000 m2)|
|Children's areas||3 children's areas|
Dollywood's Splash Country is a 35-acre (14 ha) water park located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, adjacent to the Dollywood theme park. The park's central theme rests around entertainer Dolly Parton's childhood swimming in the rivers of the Great Smoky Mountains. Dollywood's Splash Country operates from May through September.
Opened in May 2001 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, Dolly's Splash Country was an addition to the Dollywood Company's theme park. The park was built into the natural terrain of a 25 acres (100,000 m2) mountainous area adjacent to Dollywood theme park. The park was a $20 million investment ($27.1 million in 2016 dollars) by The Dollywood Company.
To decide on a name for the park, Dolly Parton held a contest to come up with the most original name. Parton received over 16,000 entries. John Torres' entry won, and he and his family were rewarded with 5 years' worth of seasonal passes and a canoe that was signed by Dolly Parton.
The park opened with attractions such as Mountain Waves wave pool, Raging River Rapids, the Downbound Float Trip lazy river, The Butterfly, Little Creek Falls, Wild River Falls, and Mountain Scream.
These rides have no height requirement, although are not always gentle.
|Name||Opening Year||Description||Min. Height Requirement||Ride Rating|
|Height Requirement Attractions|
|Big Bear Plunge||2004||Family rafting adventure||36 in (91 cm)||4|
|The Butterfly||2001||Shotgun slides that enter into a splash pool||48 in (120 cm)|
|Fire Tower Falls||2006||Twin free fall body slides|
|Mountain Scream||2001||Body slide complex with two corkscrew tunnels and one triple drop slide|
|Mountain Twist||2003||Headfirst corkscrew mat slide||36 in (91 cm)||3|
|Raging River Rapids||2001||Family rafting adventure||48 in (120 cm)||4|
|RiverRush||2013||Hydromagnetic water coaster||42 in (110 cm)||4|
|Slick Rock Racer||2010||Headfirst mat racer||3|
|SwiftWater Run||2008||360 degree tube slide||48 in (120 cm)||4|
|TailSpin Racer||2017||Six-lane headfirst mat racer||42 in (110 cm)||3|
|Wild River Falls||2001||4 tube slide complex||36 in (91 cm)||4|
|Non-Height Requirement Attractions|
|Bear Mountain Fire Tower||2005||Family splash playground||none||2|
|The Cascades||2007||Interactive leisure pool||1|
|Downbound Float Trip||2001||Floating river|
|Little Creek Falls||Children's splash pool|
|Mountain Waves||Wave pool|
With toppings ranging from the Classic Cinnamon & Sugar to the Triple Trip, which includes chocolate hazelnut spread topped with Reese's Pieces and peanut butter, there's something for all levels of indulgence!
Life jackets are provided free of charge to all Guests at convenient areas near Little Creek Falls, Mountain Waves and adjacent locker area, and the entrance of Downbound Float Trip. Tubes are provided at no additional charge for the wave pool, lazy river, and tube slides. Showers, changing areas, restrooms, family restrooms, and baby care centers are readily available. A limited number of strollers and wheelchairs are available for daily rental. Daily locker rentals are available. The park is staffed by an award-winning Jeff Ellis and Associates certified lifeguard team. Dollywood's Splash Country has a first aid station located near Big Bear Plunge with licensed medical personnel on duty at all times during operating hours.
In 2001, the park opened.
In 2003, a $1.5 million ($1.95 million in 2016 dollars), 2-acre (8,100 m2) expansion called Raintree Hollow opened featuring Soaker Springs and Mountain Twist.
In 2004, Dolly's Splash Country changed its name to Dollywood's Splash Country. Also in 2004, Dollywood's Splash Country added Big Bear Plunge and debuted the Riverside Retreats.
In 2005, the park opened Bear Mountain Fire Tower, a multi-level play structure, and quick-service restaurant Brushfire Grill.
In 2006, Dollywood's Splash Country added an attraction consisting of twin speed slides called Fire Tower Falls. This attraction opened up a new path up to the Mountain Waves attraction.
In 2007, the park expanded by constructing The Cascades. Also this year, the park doubled its number of "retreats" to 16 by adding 8 Cascades retreats.
In 2008, SwiftWater Run, a cork screw water slide, replaced the Soaker Springs area.
In 2009, Dollywood's Splash Country added Philly cheesesteak and other menu offerings.
In 2010, Dollywood's Splash Country added Slick Rock Racer, a four lane mat slide, spanning 300 ft (91 m) in length. The ride starts with an initial dip to build speed allowing riders to gain additional momentum to propel them to the finish. This ride was a $1 million expansion located between Mountain Twist and Raging River Rapids.
In 2012, Brushfire Grill was remodeled into Dogs 'N' Taters. Hand-dipped footlong corn dogs replaced Philly cheesesteak sandwiches.
In 2013, Dollywood's Splash Country opened RiverRush. RiverRush uses ProSlide Technology's hydromagnetic technology to propel the rafts up hills. Dollywood's Splash Country also introduced the TimeSaver H20 pass allowing guests to reserve their place in an attraction line. Dollywood's Splash Country's logo received minor update.
In 2016, Watering Hole received a major remodel.
In 2017, a new attraction called TailSpin Racer, will opened at the entrance to the park. Wild River Falls saw a major facelift including new paint on the slides' exteriors.