Dollywoods Splash Country
It’s officially Spring which means we’re just one step closer to Summer and I don’t know if words could adequately describe how excited we are for it, how about you all?! With the warmer weather comes the time of year that we all are usually able to finally take a family vacation together with our loved ones. It’s our time to relax, unwind, and catch up with each other. Life can get busy for us all and we need those few days full of entertainment and fun to help rejuvenate ourselves before we head back home. Pigeon Forge is one of the most family friendly destinations you can find and we have something for everyone to do, no matter the age. From shopping to attractions and everything else in between, you are sure to make memories here that will last a lifetime! One of the most important parts of planning the perfect vacation is trying to find a place to stay that will give everyone their space and meet all your needs. If you’re looking for a spacious, clean, comfortable, and affordable place to stay then look no further. When you stay with us at Cedar Lodge, we offer beautiful two and three bedroom luxury condos that come complete with a river view from your private balcony! There are some wonderful amenities on property like an outdoor pool and hot tub, on-site fishing, a river deck, and grills to help make this one fabulous vacation. Another perk of Vacationing Better with us is that you get FREE TICKETS to numerous shows and attractions in the area, saving you $275 a day! We’re so happy to announce that one of our favorite attractions will be reopening for the season. On May 19th, Dollywood’s Splash Country will be opening its doors to us again and we cannot wait for a day in one of the best water parks around. If you’re looking for a truly exciting time with the family, you won’t want to miss this one. Let’s take a look at what A Day at Dollywoods Splash Country could look like!
One of the best parts about staying at Cedar Lodge is that it’s located at traffic light #8, so you are just minutes away from Dollywood, you don’t even have to touch the parkway (which you will love come summer, trust us!) We actually sell discounted tickets for both Dollywood and Splash Country, so stop by the office before you head over and we’ll save you a few dollars. Best of all, we’ll also save you a line because we will print out your tickets for you so you can just walk right into the park (yay!) Once you get there, you won’t even know where to start since they have some of everything. Let’s start off with a bit of relaxation, we need to save our energy for the thrills once we get used to the feel of that cold and refreshing water. You are sure to fall in love with their Downbound Float Trip. If you’re looking for a lazy river with a view, this will be your favorite! Get ready to float through this 1,500-foot river and enjoy the scenery that our beautiful Smoky Mountains will show off along your journey. We hope you’re ready to get wet because you will be floating beneath an amazing 200-foot waterfall! We’re pretty sure that you may never want to stop floating the day away after you check this out for the first time.
Is it time for an adrenaline rush? Don’t you worry, there are plenty of rides here that will give you just that. Fire Tower Falls are the tallest and fastest slides in the park and they are sure to please even the biggest of daredevils! These slides reach up to 70 feet in the air and give you the experience of free-falling. Up next is the Mountain Scream and the name just says it all. From drops to corkscrew tunnels and plenty of other surprises waiting for you, this is sure to become one of your favorite slides in the park! The last exciting adventure to talk about if you’re looking for a bit of suspense during your day is The Butterfly. Featuring steep drops, these 55 foot tall slides will bring you to the best butterfly landing zone you will find. Best part of all, you know Dolly is thinking of you with this one!
Once you got that adrenaline rush you were craving, it’s now time to visit some family fun rides together! We recommend starting off with the Big Bear Plunge. This exciting white water rafting adventure will have everyone in the smiling smiling from ear to ear! With steep drops, winding bends, and dark caverns, you will truly feel like you’re rafting through the mountains while you’re on this one of a kind journey. Raging River Rapids is another amazing river adventure that will end with everyone getting soaked from head to toe! You can’t escape the water with this one, but you will be having so much fun that you’ll ask to go again, trust us. The last one we’ll discuss is the RiverRush, the first and only water coaster in Tennessee so this is already calling for a good time! This will take you up four stories as you race through the trees. With drops, twists, and turns, we are sure that the entire family will be talking about this specific ride for years to come!
Do you have the kiddos with you? That’s no problem, Splash Country has got you covered! We can promise you that they will love Little Creek Falls. Here you will find a pool, slides, and even an exciting activity center, so we’re pretty sure they’ll be wanting to stay here for days. There’s also The Cascades which will provide plenty of family fun for all ages! This lagoon features interactive elements, slides, a waterfall, and a pool. This is also where you can take a little break from all the water fun and just relax on the deck and grab some sun, we all know we’re probably wanting a tan now that the sunshine is back in our lives! And finally, once we’re ready to cool off again, we know that you all will enjoy the Mountain Waves. Grab a float or just jump along through this amazing wave pool! You will feel like you’re at the beach even though you’re in the mountains. Do we really have to leave?
We hope you enjoyed this insider’s look at A Day at Dollywoods Splash Country! This family friendly water park will leave you with so many exciting memories to take home with you after your vacation. While we didn’t mention everything they have to offer, we do think we narrowed it down to some of our favorite rides at the park. Be sure to let us know what you think of the TailSpin Racer, their newest attraction that will bring on the family (friendly) rivalry as you race down the slides with twists and turns at every corner. You just can’t beat a day at the water park when we finally have that beautiful sunshine out again. So what are you waiting for? Book Your Pigeon Forge Family Vacation now and get ready for the adventure to begin. Come and join our family here at Cedar Lodge, we would love to have you! Make sure to let us know what A Day at Dollywoods Splash Country looked like for you all, we would love to hear about it! Don’t forget to also take a peek at the 2018 Dollywood Entertainment that we wrote about earlier.