https://fox17.com/news/local/50-acre-90-million-soaky-mountain-waterpark-breaks-ground-in-tennessee50-acre, $90 million Soaky Mountain Waterpark breaks ground in Tennessee
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn.--A new 50-acre water park in Tennessee broke ground last week and its expected to draw 400,000 visitors each year.
Soaky Mountain Waterpark will be located on Gists Creek Road in Sevierville, Tennessee. The park will cost $90 million to construct and feature a 35,000 square foot wave pool capable of generating waves up to 6 feet high.
There will also be a 24,000 square foot winding wave river, slides for kids, a Flow Rider for surfers, and multiple towering slides for adults.
Also, developers say there will be a one-of-a-kind water coaster, a family raft ride tower, a tubing tower with five flumes, and a head-first mat racing challenge.
The park is expected to open in summer 2020. Once operations are in full swing, it is expected to stay open from mid-May through August with a few days added in September. Wilderness at the Smokies guests are expected to get preferred admission pricing.