Water Park Expansions

Water Park Expansions

Water Park Expansions


Adding yet another history-making coaster to The Dollywood Company’s roster, Dollywood’s Splash Country introduced RiverRush, Tennessee’s first water coaster, in May 2013. A hydromagnetic coaster, RiverRush combines all of the powerful climbs, plunging drops, thrilling twists, and tight turns of a traditional land coaster with the waterpark’s calling card—water—for the very latest in waterpark experiences.


In its 10th year of operation, Slick Rock Racer, a $1 million multi-lane mat slide, joins the water park’s lineup of adventure slides.


It’s a rush of white water fun on the new $1 million SwiftWater Run. The exciting tubing bowl ride offers double- or single-passenger tubes that take passengers through a 54-inch diameter tunnel that propels them into a large bowl feature. After multiple revolutions, passengers then encounter a corkscrew before navigating a downward chute that plunges into the landing pool.


Relaxation and tranquility combine with adventure for The Cascades™, a new $2.8 million 8,000-sq.-ft. leisure pool. A rock grotto with intertwined slides, a geyser with 20-foot sprays, a 24,000-sq.-ft. tiered deck space and eight new Waterside Retreats make The Cascades a family favorite at the water park.

Fire Tower Falls™ changes the water park’s landscape as the twin speed slides become the park’s tallest and fastest slides ever, rising 70 feet into the air.


A four-alarm soaking awaits guests at the new Bear Mountain Fire Tower™, a $2 million multi-level interactive water attraction.

Guests at Dollwood's Splash Country were taking the plunge-the Big Bear Plunge-on the water park's new $1.4 million extreme white water rafting adventure ride situated in the park's new Big Bear Ridge area.

A $1.5 million, two-acre expansion called Raintree Hollow opened featuring Soaker Springs, a large interactive water attraction for children, and Mountain Twist, a multi-slide complex.

This $20 million waterpark, opened on May 19. Situated on 25 acres near Dollywood on Middle Creek Road in Pigeon Forge, Dolly's Splash Country features a 25,000-square-foot wave pool, a family raft ride, a lazy river, an interactive children's area, multi-person tube rides, two "extreme" body slides, shaded lounge areas and a restaurant.