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5 June 2019

How to Select Your Retreat or Canopy at Splash Country

By | 2019-06-05T14:31:56+00:00 June 5th, 2019|Water Park|0 Comments

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. (For those who need the refresher course on which [...]

13 May 2019

What’s New at the Water Park in 2019

By | 2019-05-13T15:34:21+00:00 May 13th, 2019|Water Park|0 Comments

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 [...]

24 April 2019

Behind the Scenes: In the Taste Kitchen

By | 2019-04-24T16:39:18+00:00 April 24th, 2019|Water Park|0 Comments

Have you ever wondered how people come up with new ideas for menu items? No? Me neither until I heard some of the hosts at Dollywood’s Splash Country talking about going to the “innovation lab” to do some food sampling in a taste kitchen. I invited myself to tag along (obviously). It sounded like [...]

17 April 2019

Water Park Off-Season Punch List

By | 2019-04-17T18:08:45+00:00 April 17th, 2019|Water Park|0 Comments

I get to hang out with this fun team at Dollywood’s Splash Country. It’s a perk of the job. These folks work hard year-round to give our guests the best possible pool day memories. They love guest feedback because it helps them make plans with you in mind. What they accomplish in the off-season [...]

13 December 2018

Where Are They Now: Water Park Team (in December)

By | 2018-12-13T15:16:08+00:00 December 13th, 2018|Water Park|0 Comments

I always find the ‘Where are They Now?’ articles entertaining, so I’m going to update you on our Dollywood’s Splash Country team. It is December, after all. What are the hosts who work at our water park up to when the warm summer sun seems like a distant memory? Recently, I met them on [...]

17 August 2018

How the Wave Pool Works

By | 2018-08-17T11:16:58+00:00 August 17th, 2018|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 compression system. [...]

20 July 2018

17 EXCEEDS In a Row! What Does That Mean?

By | 2019-02-22T16:18:33+00:00 July 20th, 2018|Water Park|0 Comments

*Editor's Note- This blog post was originally written July 20, 2018. Since that time, Dollywood's Splash Country lifeguards have been given 18 consecutive EXCEEDS scores. 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 [...]

17 July 2018

NEW Aquatic Transfer Wheelchairs

By | 2018-07-17T10:44:42+00:00 July 17th, 2018|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 [...]

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