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5 Water Attractions You Shouldn’t Skip at Dollywood’s Splash Country


Summer vacation isn’t complete without a day at a waterpark! It’s the best way to stay cool and spend hours outdoors having fun! From twisty waterslides to tubing down a lazy river, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So what do you need to know before going to Dollywood’s Splash Country? The top water attractions you absolutely should not skip, of course!

1. Fire Tower Falls

Height Requirement: 48 inches minimum

Fire Tower Falls is not for the faint of heart! It’s the tallest and fastest slide in the park, plunging from heights of 70 feet. Expect a giant splash at the end and the urge to go right back and do it all over again! This thrilling experience is an adrenaline rush unlike any other. 

2. Raging River Rapids

water slideHeight Requirement: 36 inches minimum (under 48 inches must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.)

Raging River Rapids is a 700-foot adventure that will give you a taste of what white water rafting is all about! The raft can hold up to 5 people and has a 3-person minimum, so the whole family can ride together. Get ready for fast-paced action and a big soaking!

3. Mountain Twist

Height Requirement: 36 inches minimum

Mountain Twist is aptly named– the twists and turns are unbelievable! A slow climb to the top gives way to a fast 300-foot downhill slide that will take your breath away. This waterslide may seem average, but just wait until you try it! You’ll be telling all of your friends to go too (or don’t and keep all the fun to yourself!)

4. Downbound Float Trip

lazy riverHeight Requirement: no minimum (under 36 inches must be accompanied by someone 16 or older and must wear a lifejacket.)

For a more laid-back atmosphere or if you need a break from all of the excitement, wind down the Downbound Float Trip! This lazy river at Dollywood’s Splash Country is the ultimate relaxing tubing experience but with a twist. Along the 1,500-foot river is a refreshing 200-foot waterfall so you can get absolutely drenched! Even the kids won’t mind taking a break from the action for this floating water attraction. 

5. TailSpin Racer

Height Requirement: 42 inches minimum

One of the most unique waterslides at Dollywood’s Splash Country is the TailSpin Racer. It combines the racer style with a twisty enclosed style slide for a highspeed ride with a big splashdown finale. Longer than a football field and 4 stories tall, this ride is both impressive and exhilarating! 

Where to Stay

If you’re planning a trip to Dollywood’s Splash Country this summer, then you should read more about why families love staying at our cabins near Dollywood. With 1 to 5+ bedrooms, full kitchens, luxury amenities, and pet-friendly options, we provide everything you need for an ideal Smoky Mountain summer vacation!