Kid-Friendly Rides at Dollywood’s Splash Country
For kids, a visit to Dollywood’s Splash Country is one of the best things to do in Pigeon Forge during the summer. With fun water rides, good food and unique shopping, a trip to the most popular Pigeon Forge water park is sure to bring fond memories for the whole family.
Little Creek Falls
Perfect for families with small children, Little Creek Falls features fun slides and activity center that will keep kids entertained for hours. Guests can also take a break from the hot sun under one of the large butterfly wings or one of the seven canopies at this kid-friendly area.
The very first and only water coaster in Tennessee, RiverRush promises to bring exciting thrills for all its riders from the safety of their toboggan-style raft. RiverRush towers four stories in the air and a total of 1,176 feet in length. Along with the multiple hairpin turns, dark tunnels, stomach grabbing drops and flowing water, passengers are sure to want to experience the RiverRush adventure over and over. RiverRush passengers must be at least 42 inches tall.
Bear Mountain Fire Tower
No child’s visit to Dollywood’s Splash Country is complete without a visit to the Bear Mountain Fire Tower. The multi-level interactive attraction consists of a total of seven exciting water slides and water cannons. Not to mention the 1,000 gallon bucket ready to unleash its water at any moment!
Raging River Rapids
Experience whitewater rafting Dollywood style at Raging River Rapids at the Pigeon Forge water park. Up to five passengers per raft with conquer 700 feet of the turbulent waves at this kid-friendly ride. There is no height or age requirement to experience the Raging River Rapids, but staff does ask that the weight limit per raft does not exceed 800 pounds.
After families have had their fill at the thrilling Pigeon Forge water park, they will be happy to unwind inside one of Parkside Cabin Rental’s relaxing Gatlinburg cabins. Featuring breathtaking mountain views, and pet-friendly accommodations, Parkside Cabin Rentals is happy to be every family’s home away from home in the Smokies.
Thomas Greene is a writer and travel enthusiast and enjoys blogging about things to do in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Some of his interests include hiking, mountain-climbing, whitewater rafting, photography, and writing. He has a passion for life and is a regular contributor to Smoky Mountain Vacation Guide. He has traveled all over the world and currently resides in Knoxville.