Dollywood Splash Country
Vs
Soaky Mountain Waterpark

I can help you decide which Smoky Mountain Waterpark is best for you!

BOTH are excellent! But each one has some different and unique features.

(All info is as of 2022 Season)

Luxury Cabins

Cabins with Unique Features

Cabins with Indoor Pools

Large Cabins for Groups

Secluded Cabins

Stay Near Soaky Mountain - Wilderness Resort Rentals

Stay Near Dollywood & Splash Country

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Map of Dollywood Splash Country, Pigeon Forge, tN
map of Soaky Mountain Waterpark, Sevierville, TN

Cost & Location

(Prices subject to change at any time!)

2022 - Dollywood Splash Country
ADDRESS:  
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN

$54.95 and includes 1 free meal at the park (as of 2022)

$38.50 for Military Families with proper ID. 

2022 - Soaky Mountain Waterpark

ADDRESS:  175 Gists Creek Rd, Sevierville, TN

$49.99 at the gate and $47.99 online.

15% off daily admission for Military with proper ID.

kid going down Splash Country waterslide, pigeon forge, tn
Soaky Mountain Waterpark slide, Sevierville, TN

Rides

Important to Note - Most rides have strict weight & height requirements.  

Both waterparks have somewhat close to the same number or rides, and multiple of the favorites:

  • Watercoasters 

- River Rush at Splash Country

- The Edge and Avalaunch at Soaky Mountain

  • Wave pools

  • Kid's only water play areas

  • Thrill rides

  • Family rides

  • Closed and open tube slides

  • Float slides, mat slides, and body slides

  • Steep drop slides

  • Water funnel slides

 

Dollywood Splash Country
Award-winning waterpark that has an award-winning lifeguard staff, 

"H20 Timesaver passes" can be purchased for shorter wait times.

Soaky Mountain Waterpark

Some tubes have translucent and lighted tubes, has a water obstacle course, and dual Flowrider surf system.  No fast passes available at this time.

Splash Country Firetower Falls waterslide, 2 adults take the plunge. Sevierville tn
Kid about to take the plunge on a thrill waterslide at Soaky Mountain Waterpark, Sevierville, TN

Cabanas

Dollywood Splash Country

Splash Country offers Retreats, Deluxe Retreats, Canopies, and Luxury Loungers. ADA Accessible accommodations for most types are available.  Birthday party packages also available, reserve in advance.

Soaky Mountain Waterpark

Soaky Mountain has a variety of cabana sizes and types that can be reserved, including 2-Story, Clamshell, and Luxury.  Birthday party packages available too, reserve in advance.

Family enjoys a cabana at Soaky Mountain Waterpark, Sevierville, TN
Guests enjoy Dollywood Splash Country Retreat, Pigeon Forge, TN

Food & Drinks

Dollywood Splash Country

Splash Country has 11 places to get a variety of types of food and snacks.

Soaky Mountain Waterpark

Soaky Mountain has 10 places to get a variety of types of food and snacks, including alcoholic beverages.  The Taco Truck seems to be the most popular!

 

 

2 teens drinking Soaky Mountain Waterpark ice cream shakes at the waterpark, Sevierville, TN
Food at Splash Country, Pigeon Forge, TN

Biggest Differences

Dollywood Splash Country

  • Size - 35 acres

  • Location - Pigeon Forge, next door to Dollywood, convenient to Gatlinburg or Sevierville

  • Alcohol Served - No

  • Opening Date - 2001

  • Lazy River - True Lazy River

  • Owned by - Herschend Family Entertainment & Dolly Parton

Soaky Mountain Waterpark

  • Size - 50 acres

  • Location - Sevierville, but convenient to Pigeon Forge

  • Alcohol Served - Yes

  • Opening Date - 2020

  • Lazy River - Soaky's version of the lazy river is Black Bear Rapids, but be warned. It's not for being lazy!  Lots of action including wave "rapids" on and off and other fun stuff while you are pushed along the way.

  • Owned by - Wilderness Resorts & Waterparks

Parking

Dollywood Splash Country

Parking is $25 for all standard-length vehicles

 

So for most, budget about $25 for parking.

Soaky Mountain Waterpark

$13.75 standard vehicle parking

So for most, budget about $15 for parking.

Accessibility

Dollywood Splash Country


Dollywood Splash Country has Aquatic Transfer Chairs available to anyone who requests them.  They also have Accessibility Tubes for the lazy river.  A well-equipped Calming Area is also onsite for anyone who needs it.  Disability Parking and tram service.  Wheelchairs are available at the park to rent.

For more info and to view the full Splash Country Accessibility Guide, follow this link:

Dollywood's Splash Country | Accessibility 

For general info on Accessibility in the Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg area, follow this link:

Access for Visitors with Special Needs

Soaky Mountain Waterpark

According to Soaky Mountain's Website:

"Soaky Mountain adheres to ADA guidelines. The wave pool, Boomer’s Bay, and The Hive (children’s play feature) have zero-depth entries, and Coyote Springs pool has a lift."

Dollywood splash country wheelchair