Sweet summertime. I know it’s technically not summer. Yet.
It’s coming, though.
And, to help usher in the hottest season of the year, Dollywood’s Splash Country opens this weekend! With such a big year for The Dollywood Company, you know all our properties are kicking it into high gear. Our water park has big plans, too. Let me share with you some of the new things I’m most excited about this season.
Picnic in the Park
You gave feedback, and our team heard you. Our guests want more time enjoying the park and less time waiting. We tried to tackle that a couple different ways—Picnic in the Park is what I’m really excited about!
Skip the lunchtime wait when you order your food ahead of your visit. Follow this link to check out your options. Both The Classic Picnic and The Gourmet Picnic feed four. On the website, you select the date of your visit (you must do this at least 24 hours before you arrive!), what you want, pay online, and it will be ready for you!
The Dollywood’s Splash Country team will make your order fresh the morning you visit, and it will be bagged and put into a cooler for you to pick up at your convenience. When your family is ready to eat, look for Picnic in the Park near Little Creek Falls—it’s in the old Berries N Cream location. Don’t fret: Berries N Cream has moved to the wave pool deck and still has what you love, plus new favorites like fruit smoothies and iced coffee!
New TimeSaver H2O Options
Another way we’re working on line speed is providing guests more TimeSaver H2O options. In 2019, there are four levels you can choose from: Regular, Premium, Gold, and Platinum. Depending on your water park strategy, you can either do other things while you wait for an attraction, you can cut the wait time in half, or you can even cut the time by 90 percent! Be sure to check out this page for pricing and the details on which TimeSaver gives you what access.
Also note that the bands are new this year. They resemble a smart watch. And, you can choose your next attraction on the device. No need to visit kiosks anymore!
If you have rented a Retreat with us during a Dollywood’s Splash Country visit, you probably feel like I do and that is you can never do a water park any other way! There’s just something about having your name on the board that makes you feel special. It’s YOUR place to crash for the day. You have a spot to spread out and enjoy down time between slides. There’s a designated place to meet with your group, and there’s no need to scout to find a place to eat lunch.
This year, four of our Retreats have been upgraded with plush amenities. Check it out—a couch, loveseat, 50-inch TV (up from a 32-inch), a fridge stocked with eight bottled waters, new sun screens, bar stool seating overlooking the lazy river, and more.
Book your Retreat by following this link.
Splash Bash Live
Last year, we had some live entertainment play from the back of the wave pool and it was a huge hit. I mean, who wouldn’t love the vibe of summer tunes playing while you float the day away? So, we’re going big this year—there will be live bands playing every Saturday in July and August! You’ll hear everything from beach music to cover songs. Bring the family and sing along!
It’s going to be a fantastic year. Plan to soak up the sun and splash the summer away with us. See you at the water park!