Soaky Mountain Waterpark: What’s new in 2021?

Soaky Mountain Ribbon Cutting

Soaky Mountain general manager Dave Andrews participates in a Slide Race for Charity event at the grand opening for Soaky Mountain Waterpark (photo courtesy of Soaky Mountain Waterpark)

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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.

Soaky Ribbon Cutting
Soaky Mountain Waterpark hosted a ribbon cutting event with tourism industry partners on June 4, 2021 (photo by Daniel Munson/TheSmokies.com)

“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.

Yukon Yogurt at Soaky Mountain
Boomer is ready for a frozen treat at the all new Yukon Yogurt shop (photo by Daniel Munson/TheSmokies.com)

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!

Summit Snacks at Soaky Mountain
At the new Summit Snacks, guests can order treats such as nachos, pretzels, hot dogs, ice cream or fresh squeezed lemonade (photo by Daniel Munson/TheSmokies.com)

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.

Donation from Soaky Mountain
Soaky Mountain representatives participated in a Slide Race for Charity event. The winner, Friends of the Smokies, received a $3,000 donation (photo by Daniel Munson/TheSmokies.com)

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.

Slipper Salamanders course at Soaky Mountain Waterpark
Guests can test their agility on the Slippery Salamander, an inflatable obstacle course for guests of all ages (must be 42 inches tall) (photo by Alaina O’Neal/TheSmokies.com)

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.

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Boomer at Soaky Mountain
Boomer is ready for the 2021 season at Soaky Mountain Waterpark in Sevierville, Tenn (photo by Daniel Munson/TheSmokies.com)

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!

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  1. Child is 3 in pull-ups what does he wear on Sunday to the water park .We are coming 3 hours from Kentucky.Thanks

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