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Dollywood’s Splash Country Opens for 12th Season

Pigeon Forge, TN, USA (May 17, 2012) /BUSINESS WIRE/ — Dollywood’s Splash Country, located in the Great Smoky Mountains adjacent to Dollywood theme park, opens Saturday, May 19, for its twelfth season.

The waterpark operates daily from May 26 through Aug. 19. The season continues through Labor Day weekend and concludes on Monday, Sept. 3.

“From mid-May to early September, Dollywood’s Splash Country offers guests a one-of-a-kind waterpark experience where each attraction takes advantage of our unique and beautiful Smoky Mountains location,” said Mike Brown, Dollywood’s Splash Country General Manager.

Named America’s Must-See Waterpark in 2009 by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions and one of America’s best waterparks by The Travel Channel, Dollywood’s Splash Country features more than 35 water adventure slides, along with The Cascades leisure pool, the Mountain Waves wave pool, the Downbound Float Trip lazy river, children’s water play areas and much more.

In 2012, guests will enjoy a newly remodeled Brush Fire Grill restaurant which now features a new menu of hotdogs and Dollywood’s signature “taters.” Saturday exclusives return this season for the waterpark’s season passholders and their guests (park admission required) who are admitted one hour prior to the posted opening time each Saturday. Plus, a selected ride is open during this exclusive hour and an exclusive merchandise offer is available. The park’s popular SwiftWater Run is open from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 19.

This season, Dollywood’s Splash Country features several events (all require Dollywood’s Splash Country admission) that welcome Guest participation:

  • 10th Annual Dollywood’s Splash Country’s Float-A-Thon on May 26, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. benefitting the Knoxville Ronald McDonald House
  • Water Safety Day and the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson on June 14, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Eco Awareness Fair on July 14, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, please visit or call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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