Dollywood’s Splash Country Opens For 16th Season

FireChaser Express and other generic images around Dollywood. Photo by Steven Bridges/www.stevenbridges.com

FireChaser Express and other generic images around Dollywood. Photo by Steven Bridges/www.stevenbridges.com

Guests know summer fun is right around the corner when the award-winning Dollywood’s Splash Country opens the gate on Saturday, May 14. 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.

“We always want to treat our guests to a few surprises each season, “said Dollywood’s Splash Country General Manager, Mike Brown. “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.

Dollywood’s Splash Country opens Saturday, May 14 with daily operation beginning on Saturday, May 21. Daily operation continues through Sunday, August 14, while the park opens on weekends through Labor Day weekend until Sept. 5.

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