Dollywood’s Splash Country is celebrating its 20th season this summer. That kind of staying power comes with some great perks. Why choose to spend your time at an established park? I’ll give you my top five reasons, though there are certainly more!
The Dollywood Brand
When you visit Dollywood’s Splash Country, you are visiting Dollywood. It’s an immersive experience that envelopes you in charm and Smoky Mountain adventure from the moment you drive onto the property. Unlike other water attractions, sliding down a tube won’t be your only thrill of the day. Whether it’s enjoying live entertainment as you float in the wave pool or finding our calming area when someone in your party is overstimulated, you can count on Dollywood’s Splash Country to offer a fun outing for everyone in your family. With the Dollywood stamp, you know your experience is going to be top-notch on all levels. Others may try to imitate, but they’ll never duplicate.
At Dollywood’s Splash Country, you are our guest and we are your hosts. That culture is so important, our employees are called hosts. The not-so-secret sauce for our company’s success is the intangible qualities our hosts embody as a whole. Yes, we win awards for our friendliness and guest experience (read more about that here), but dig into the why and you’ll find that our quality is a result of more than great host training. Consider this: though tourism was nothing new to this small mountain community when Dollywood opened in 1986, the Dollywood brand catapulted this region into incredible economic growth never before realized. Now, 35 years later, people who work here are so proud to be a part of the Dollywood family, it motivates us to be the best we can be.
At our water park, you’ll meet hosts like Mike whose favorite part of the week is Saturday morning when he gets to do the “Chicken Dance” with our guests. You also may see our lifeguards going the extra mile to entertain our guests. Encounters like this are more common than not.
Similarly, when it comes to safety, our hosts ensure we are second to none. Our lifeguards are among the most well-trained and tested guards in the world. And, our management team utilizes a state-of-the-art monitoring system to keep a close eye on water quality. Our commitment to our guests’ safety is seen in every decision we make.
The beauty of Dollywood’s Splash Country is undeniable. There’s no concrete jungle here. The Smokies theming is so well-done, you will be transported from ordinary to mountain oasis—if only for a day.
The family environment is fun with tongue-in-cheek signage you should watch for on buildings and vignettes along the way.
To top it off, the lush landscaping fits as naturally as wildflowers in a Smoky Mountain meadow.
Just watch this video and you’ll SEE what I mean about the beauty of our water park.
One of my favorite distinguishing features of Splash Country is that it was built into a mountain hollow. Literally. Try to get a scope shot of the park. You can’t! Our attractions are tucked between trees and nestled into a little valley. This is one of the strongest arguments in favor of visiting an established park—we’re well-shaded with mature trees throughout the property. Competitors can’t say the same. Also, if you’re in the market, there are several opportunities for renting a themed and luxurious cabana. Check out this post for more information.
Best Value Offers
Finally, because the Dollywood portfolio is large, we are able to offer guests more value than anyone else around. From package deals to new products, you’ll find the most bang for your buck at our properties. I want to draw your attention to a few great deals we rolled out this summer:
- With any full-price water park ticket you buy online, lunch is included. That’s a $10 value! You may choose any entrée from any location.
- If you want to save a little money, visit Sunday through Thursday and you can purchase an online ticket for $29.95! That’s incredible value for the Smokies most-trusted water park!
- My favorite offer right now is our all-new Water Park Dining Pass. This option for Season Passholders is great because it includes a snack AND a meal every time you visit!
- When you stay at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, you get to enjoy Splash Country for free with the purchase of Dollywood Two-Day tickets.
- And remember, Dollywood offers a theme park and water park. Purchase a Super Pass and you get unlimited visits to both properties through June 15, 2021. With all you can enjoy at Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country, that’s money well-spent! TIP: buy a Dollywood Season Pass online this week only (July 13 – 19) and you can upgrade to Super FOR FREE!
Dollywood’s Splash Country is a water park set apart. The Dollywood difference stands the test of time and will be the standard you will hold up for comparison when you go anywhere else. Come celebrate 20 years of Splash Country this season and you’ll understand why we confidently say we make memories worth repeating.