New Waterpark for Pigeon Forge/Sevierville Area

50-are, $90 million Soaky Mountain Waterpark Announced.
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New Waterpark for Pigeon Forge/Sevierville Area

Postby ernierocker » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:29 am

https://fox17.com/news/local/50-acre-90-million-soaky-mountain-waterpark-breaks-ground-in-tennessee

50-acre, $90 million Soaky Mountain Waterpark breaks ground in Tennessee

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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.

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Re: New Waterpark for Pigeon Forge/Sevierville Area

Postby Dombot » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:32 am

That name is the best thing ever. :lol:
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Postby pryonisys » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:03 am

Dombot wrote:That name is the best thing ever. :lol:

I was thinking the exact same thing.

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I love everything about this.
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Postby michaellynn4 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:46 am

I LOVE the bee / honeycomb theme on that play structure! So cute and unique!
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Re: New Waterpark for Pigeon Forge/Sevierville Area

Postby SharkTums » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:15 am

This name is the exact opposite of the H2O live waterpark name! It's the BEST EVER!!!!

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Re: New Waterpark for Pigeon Forge/Sevierville Area

Postby palmerleeberry » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:53 am

"Soaky Mountain Rain keeps on falling/ The park keeps on calling . . . my name!"

With apologizes to Ronnie Milsap, I couldn't stop thinking about that song when I heard the name of the newest Waterpark that will be hitting Pigeon Forge/Sevierville Area in 2020. I'm also planning to be going there in mid-August of 2020, so I might make this my fifth reason to go there ( Dollywood, Alpine Coasters, Hillbilly Golf, and Goats on the Roof were my other four reasons ).

While I'm sure this waterpark will have a wave pool, lazy rivers, a water playground, and water slides, I wonder if this park might also have a water coaster. Or maybe something that's GROUND BREAKING?

Just wait and see . . . and play "Smokey Mountain Rain" by Ronnie Milsap to keep oneself in the mood. ;)

[EXTRA - I JUST FOUND OUT THIS PARK WILL HAVE A one-of-A-kind WATER COASTER!]

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Re: New Waterpark for Pigeon Forge/Sevierville Area

Postby tndank » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:18 am

Land has been cleared. It's directly across the street from their other waterpark / hotel / conference center, Wilderness in the Smokies. Should be a great spot for families. I imagine they will have more hotel rooms in that spot soon, too.

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Re: New Waterpark for Pigeon Forge/Sevierville Area

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:45 pm

Dombot wrote:That name is the best thing ever. :lol:


I didn't even read the name correctly at first. I just read it as Smoky instead of Soaky! - Now that I know what it really is... I love it! :lol:
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Re: New Waterpark for Pigeon Forge/Sevierville Area

Postby cloudeleven » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:25 pm

I wish they would make water coasters that can compete with Mammoth & Wildebeest at Holiday World in Indiana. Those 2 water coasters were built over 7 years ago and are still FAR AND AWAY the best water coasters out there. The best things about those water coasters is the airtime and long length of ride.

The "wave river" about this new park interests me...I hope it's more like the "rapids" river rides at Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, TX and not just a typical lazy river.

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