New Waterpark for Pigeon Forge/Sevierville Area

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

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:52 pm

cloudeleven wrote: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.


I would be willing to bet money the River will be just like the one at Schlitterbahn. If you look at the park map you can see where the wave generating machine will be, just like it is at Schlitterbahn.
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Re: New Waterpark for Pigeon Forge/Sevierville Area

Postby dstephe9 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:19 pm

I think this will get a lot of the Knoxville water park traffic if done correctly and prices right. My wife and I are already talking about dropping our Splash Country season passes for this. We can get here in about 30 mins.

Because this one is supposed to be opened to the public and full size unlike the other parks at this resort.

Last I heard, even resort guest had to pay for this park, although would get a discounted rate.

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Re: New Waterpark for Pigeon Forge/Sevierville Area

Postby TEDodd » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:01 am

Not even a link to the park's website?
https://soakymountainwaterpark.com/
or social media?

dstephe9 wrote:Because this one is supposed to be opened to the public and full size unlike the other parks at this resort.


Wilderness is open to the public (~$45/day). You don't have to be staying at the resort.
Resort guests get the old water parks free, but have to pay for the Adventure park.

The article says resort guests "are expected to get preferred admission pricing."


Odd that it's just now hitting the site/news.
Announced July 8, https://www.wildernessatthesmokies.com/blog/coming-soon-soaky-mountain-waterpark/
Ground breaking was Aug 6 https://www.wildernessatthesmokies.com/blog/soaky-mountain-waterpark-coming-summer-2020/

Fox13 didn't cover it until a week later?

Knoxnew covered it in July though. https://www.knoxnews.com/story/entertainment/2019/07/08/wilderness-smokies-announces-new-soaky-mountain-waterpark/1673362001/

Video from groundbreaking here.
https://www.aquaticgroup.com/featured/brand-new-50-acre-soaky-mountain-waterpark-designed-built-by-adg-coming-to-sevierville-tn-summer-2020/?fbclid=IwAR2nItmDVktz_arar8Bjw9YvXtkVtBDbzqTDTIMvKguc6wdaV8Vl20fWfko

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Re: New Waterpark for Pigeon Forge/Sevierville Area

Postby TEDodd » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:10 am

Promo video on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/SoakyMountain/videos/2444874745799794/

Barely a glimpse of the coaster. But enough to find it on the map (lower left by parking lot).

Also some footage of the river (from other parks they've done?)

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Re: New Waterpark for Pigeon Forge/Sevierville Area

Postby ernierocker » Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:34 pm

TEDodd wrote:Not even a link to the park's website?
https://soakymountainwaterpark.com/
or social media?

dstephe9 wrote:Because this one is supposed to be opened to the public and full size unlike the other parks at this resort.


Wilderness is open to the public (~$45/day). You don't have to be staying at the resort.
Resort guests get the old water parks free, but have to pay for the Adventure park.

The article says resort guests "are expected to get preferred admission pricing."


Odd that it's just now hitting the site/news.
Announced July 8, https://www.wildernessatthesmokies.com/blog/coming-soon-soaky-mountain-waterpark/
Ground breaking was Aug 6 https://www.wildernessatthesmokies.com/blog/soaky-mountain-waterpark-coming-summer-2020/

Fox13 didn't cover it until a week later?

Knoxnew covered it in July though. https://www.knoxnews.com/story/entertainment/2019/07/08/wilderness-smokies-announces-new-soaky-mountain-waterpark/1673362001/

Video from groundbreaking here.
https://www.aquaticgroup.com/featured/brand-new-50-acre-soaky-mountain-waterpark-designed-built-by-adg-coming-to-sevierville-tn-summer-2020/?fbclid=IwAR2nItmDVktz_arar8Bjw9YvXtkVtBDbzqTDTIMvKguc6wdaV8Vl20fWfko


I just posted what I had seen to get the discussion started. Looks like you contributed by adding additional info. Thanks. ;)
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Re: New Waterpark for Pigeon Forge/Sevierville Area

Postby ALT2870 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:17 pm

DoinItForTheFame wrote:
cloudeleven wrote: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.


I would be willing to bet money the River will be just like the one at Schlitterbahn. If you look at the park map you can see where the wave generating machine will be, just like it is at Schlitterbahn.


We loved the Torrid River, I think combined we spent nearly 2 maybe even 3 hours in the thing. Much better them most wave pools out there.
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Re: New Waterpark for Pigeon Forge/Sevierville Area

Postby ernierocker » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:09 pm

Construction is definitely moving along on this. Several footers and foundations are in place and visible from the parkway. Once actual slides start being constructed, I will do a photo update.
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Re: New Waterpark for Pigeon Forge/Sevierville Area

Postby coasterbill » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:52 am

US attraction name rankings:

1) "Skloosh"
2) "Kiddy Hawk"
3) "Soaky Mountain Waterpark"

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Re: New Waterpark for Pigeon Forge/Sevierville Area

Postby SharkTums » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:37 am

^But! But! What about Flight Deck!!!!???

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Re: New Waterpark for Pigeon Forge/Sevierville Area

Postby jedimaster1227 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:59 pm

SharkTums wrote:^But! But! What about Flight Deck!!!!???


Flight Deck ranks in a league of its own. :lol:
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