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9 December 2022

Dollywood’s Splash Country Honored with International Safety Award

By | 2022-12-09T15:38:23+00:00 December 9th, 2022|Water Park|0 Comments

I’m always proud to brag on our team at Dollywood’s Splash Country—and this one is big. Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. (E&A) just honored them with the prestigious Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award for their diligence in keeping our guests safe. I’ve previously written about how E&A secretly audits and scores our teams during [...]

22 August 2022

Waiting Out a Storm with Lifeguards: Duck, Duck, Goose, Anyone?

By | 2022-11-15T15:17:08+00:00 August 22nd, 2022|Water Park|0 Comments

We’ve told you before how much fun Dollywood can be in the rain, but I’d hate to miss the opportunity to tell you why you should stick around our water park after a storm rolls in. The same logic applies—if it’s just rain and not lightning, the attractions will still be open. The lines [...]

20 August 2022

Dollywood’s Splash Country FAQ

By | 2022-11-15T16:09:40+00:00 August 20th, 2022|Water Park|0 Comments

Now is the time to squeeze every bit of summer fun you can before it’s gone! We rounded up a list of Dollywood’s Splash Country FAQs to aid you in your last-minute trip planning. Dollywood’s Splash Country closes for the season after Labor Day (this year, that’s Monday, Sept. 5), so use these frequently-asked [...]

17 August 2022

How the Wave Pool Works

By | 2022-11-15T14:34:35+00:00 August 17th, 2022|Water Park|0 Comments

Mountain Waves is a 500,000-gallon attraction smack dab in the middle of Dollywood’s Splash Country. It’s a popular spot for guests of all ages: just grab a tube and float in the rolling waves! But, have you ever wondered what creates those waves? The alarm goes off and, suddenly, you’re rocking. It’s an air [...]

15 August 2022

Let’s Talk Water Quality: Dollywood’s Splash Country

By | 2022-11-15T15:10:54+00:00 August 15th, 2022|Water Park|0 Comments

To visit a water park or not? Sometimes your concerns have nothing to do with swimming ability, but rather water quality. As a mom of small children, I understand how important this topic is and I want to give you confidence when you bring your family to Dollywood’s Splash Country. Tennessee and local health [...]

20 July 2022

17 EXCEEDS In a Row! What Does That Mean?

By | 2022-11-15T14:33:54+00:00 July 20th, 2022|Water Park|0 Comments

*Editor's Note- This blog post was written July 20, 2018.  Dollywood’s Splash Country lifeguards are among the best in the industry. And I can prove it. Earlier this week, we received our 17th consecutive EXCEEDS score. Let me explain why that is impressive: Our water park and lifeguards are certified through Jeff Ellis & [...]

17 July 2022

NEW Aquatic Transfer Wheelchairs

By | 2022-11-15T14:32:17+00:00 July 17th, 2022|Water Park|0 Comments

When Dollywood’s Splash Country introduced Accessibility Tubes in 2017, it enabled guests with limited mobility the opportunity to enjoy water attractions they had never been able to experience before. What a joy it was watching kids and adults float down the lazy river for the first time! For the 2018 season, our Aquatics team [...]

15 July 2022

What Children 36 inches Tall Can Do at Splash Country

By | 2022-11-15T15:00:39+00:00 July 15th, 2022|Water Park|0 Comments

Editor's Note: This blog was updated June 17, 2022. When talking with mom friends, I often hear that visiting water parks is “too hard” with small children. I have two young boys, so I get it. At this point in motherhood, I feel like I’m finally getting out of the weeds a bit and am [...]

13 July 2022

Why Choose Dollywood’s Splash Country

By | 2022-11-15T15:48:25+00:00 July 13th, 2022|Water Park|0 Comments

Dollywood’s Splash Country celebrated its 22nd season in 2022. That kind of staying power comes with some great perks. Why choose to spend your time at an established park or even consider it when thinking of things to do this summer? I’ll give you my top five reasons, though there are certainly more! The Dollywood Brand [...]

5 June 2022

How to Select Your Retreat or Canopy at Splash Country

By | 2022-11-15T14:54:36+00:00 June 5th, 2022|Water Park|0 Comments

Editor's Note: Information updated June 5, 2022. Let’s call this Retreat/Canopy 201. By now you already know why you want to reserve a shaded space for your next visit to Dollywood’s Splash Country, but you need a little help with strategy for choosing your spot. Great. You’ve come to the right place. The first [...]

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