Soaky Mountain Waterpark is officially open for the 2021 season.
To celebrate their second season, Soaky Mountain Waterpark officials gathered on June 4, 2021 to celebrate the official grand opening of the massive, 50-acre waterpark.
“We are so thrilled to be finally celebrating our grand opening with our fellow tourism industry partners,” said Dave Andrews, general manager of Soaky Mountain Waterpark.
“2020 was truly a challenging year for us. We had to get our construction completed while the country was shut down … But we made it and now it is time to celebrate!”
At the opening, waterpark officials showcased some of the new features for its second season after an unprecedented year.
What’s new at Soaky Mountain in 2021?
New things at Soaky Mountain Waterpark this year include the addition of 11 two-person cabanas, which feature two lounge chairs, beverage service and a safe. Rentals start as low as $50.
At the all new Yukon Yogurt, guests will be able to build their own refreshing frozen treat. Just grab a cup, choose from a variety of flavors of frozen yogurt or sorbet, add delicious toppings, have it weighed, pay and enjoy!
There are also new Summit Snacks food carts in main plaza area. At these carts, guests can purchase nachos, pretzels, popcorn, hot dogs, novelty ice cream, cookies, fresh squeezed lemonade, bottled water, Icees and fountain drinks.
Finally, the park received its liquor license for 2021, so at its two bars located in the park, guests can purchase frozen margaritas, daiquiris, pina coladas and other refreshing adult beverages.
“We can’t wait for another summer of fun at our amazing waterpark,” said Andrews.
Soaky Mountain hosts Slide Race for Charity
As part of the grand opening event, Soaky hosted a Slide Race for Charity to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains, Friends of Smokies, Sevier County Food Ministries and the United Way of Sevier County.
Andrews and Pete Tennis, Managing Director for Wilderness Development Corp, and two of Wilderness Resorts and Waterparks owners, Tom Lucke and Tim Gantz, each represented one charity as they raced down Splash and Furious.
The Friends of the Smokies received a $3,000 donation, and the Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains received $1,000.
What rides are there at Soaky Mountain Waterpark?
One of the attraction highlights at Soaky Mountain Waterpark is the Avalaunch.
The Avalaunch is a first-of-its kind watercoaster with four flying saucer features that create a drop-and-dive sensation.
The waterpark also has Soaky Surge, a massive wave pool capable of generating waves 6 feet high.
There are also two five-person raft rides, a tubing tower with five flumes and a head-first mat racing challenge.
Some of the slides feature translucent tubes which create a swirling array of light effects.
For the smaller guests, Soaky Mountain has also Boomers Bay, a super fun kid activity pool area with smaller versions of the adult-size towering slides.
This helps the little ones experience the thrills and chills of the waterpark on their level.
At Soaky Mountain Waterpark, there’s a ride and attraction for people of all ages.
How much does Soaky Mountain Waterpark cost?
As of May 1, season passes to Soaky Mountain cost $109.99.
Daily admission tickets are $44.99 for anyone above 42 inches and $39.99 for anyone under 42 inches.
Children ages three and up require a ticket. The waterpark will be open through Labor Day with additional select days being considered through mid-September.
Wilderness at the Smokies resort guests can purchase a discounted daily admission ticket for only $19.99.
The new waterpark cost nearly $90 million to construct and employs approximately 500 people.
Soaky Mountain Waterpark is located at 175 Gists Creek Rd, Sevierville, TN.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit SoakyMountainWaterpark.com. Have you been to the new waterpark yet? Let us know in the comments!