How to get free, discounted admission to Soaky Mountain Waterpark

The Hive at Soaky Mountain

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Soaky Mountain Waterpark is the newest attraction in the Great Smoky Mountains. But how do you get discounts on admission?

Well, the folks at Soaky Mountain want to make sure everyone is able to visit. That’s why they frequently offer such good discounts off of their admission price!

As an editor’s note, we aim to update this list periodically, but prices and discounts are subject to change based on availability.

Season pass holder Bring a Friend Days (Select dates)

During Bring a Friend Days, season pass holders can bring a friend for only $14.99.

This offer is good for one friend per season pass holder.

For clarification, each season pass holder receives one Bring a Friend daily ticket with their pass. This offer is not tied to that free ticket. That’s right, you can use this offer whenever you wish throughout the summer, on the select dates.

Below are the Bring a Friend dates for June 2021:

  • Tuesday, June 1
  • Wednesday, June 2
  • Wednesday, June 9
  • Tuesday, June 15
  • Tuesday, June 22
  • Tuesday, June 29
Soaky Surge
To make sure you can enjoy the new waterpark, Soaky is offering deals all season long (photo courtesy of Soaky Mountain Waterpark)

Report Card Day (June 1-3, 2021)

Soaky Mountain Waterpark loves smart kids of all ages!

They also know all that studying warrants a well-deserved break.

Bring your report card to Soaky Mountain Waterpark from June 1-3 and receive free admission for the day, if you have at least one A on the report card.

Firefly Special (June 1-3, June 7-10, 2021)

Did you hear about the synchronous fireflies? The viewing event begins June 1 in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the event is so popular that you must win a lottery ticket to attend.

But if you weren’t able to get tickets to that event, Soaky Mountain is offering a nice consolation prize.

If you purchase a day ticket during the Firefly Special promotion after 4 pm, you can get the next day’s admission for free.

Read Also: Where can you see synchronous fireflies? Viewing event begins June 1

Essential Workers Day (June 4-6, 2021)

Essential workers, get your swimsuits ready! Soaky Mountain wants to remind you that play is essential, too.

Essential workers will be able to purchase an admission ticket for only $29.99 from June 4-6, 2021. Please show your essential worker ID or paystub at the ticket counter.

Monty’s Birthday Special (Aug. 22-26, Aug. 29-Sept. 3, 2021)

During this promotion, all resort guests at Soaky Mountain’s sister company, Wilderness at the Smokies, will receive free admission tickets to Soaky Mountain for each day of their stay at the resort.

To access this offer, use promo code MBD2021 at checkout when you book online.

Wilderness at the Smokies Ticket Package (May-Sept.)

Resort guests at Wilderness at the Smokies will have the option to upgrade their stay to include the Soaky Mountain Package.

The package includes:

  • Overnight accommodations
  • Unlimited access to indoor and outdoor waterparks at Wilderness
  • One day daily admission ticket per registered guest to Soaky Mountain

To access this offer, use promo code SOAKY at checkout when booking online. The shuttle service is not available to Soaky Mountain. Restrictions may apply.

“Our parent company, who built Soaky Mountain Waterpark, wants for our guests to see first-hand what a great tourist addition this is for the Smoky Mountain region,” says Pete Tennis, general manager of Wilderness at the Smokies.

Wilderness at the Smokies also regularly offers discounts on Groupon, so be sure to check deals before booking.

Wilderness at the Smokies is the region’s largest waterpark resort and is home to Tennessee’s largest indoor waterpark.

For more information or to make your reservation, visit their website.

For more information about current promotions at Soaky Mountain Waterpark, visit the Soaky Mountain Facebook page and click on the events tab.

Water coaster at Soaky Mountain
Guests ride Soaky Mountain’s one-of-a-kind Avalaunch water coaster (photo by Daniel Munson/

Soaky Mountain Waterpark slides, attractions

Soaky Mountain Waterpark is the newest big attraction in the Smoky Mountains. Coming in at a whopping 50 acres, this huge waterpark boasts an impressive list of new rides, slides and kiddie play areas.

One of the main highlights of the new waterpark includes the Avalaunch, a first-of-its kind watercoaster with four flying saucer features and a TornadoWAVE finish.

Each slide in the park packs its own punch, whether you’re looking for a thrilling capsule-drop or a dual-person float ride.

“What sets Soaky Mountain apart is the wonderful attractions,” says Dave Andrews, general manager of Soaky Mountain. “We have translucent pieces that are some of the newest things in the industry that actually set effects on you as you slide down the rides.”

“What’s cool about that is it’s sunlight driven, so the Tennessee sunshine is shining right through these rides, making cool effects,” he said. “Effects that will make you feel like you’re going faster — effects that will make you feel like you’re spinning down a vortex.”

Tacolicious Taco Truck
The Tacolicious Taco Truck was once used in the London transit system (photo by Daniel Munson/

Does Soaky Mountain Waterpark have food?

Soaky Mountain also steps up the traditional “theme park food game” with specially-remodeled food trucks.

They searched high and low for noteworthy vehicles to build these stationary food trucks. The now-taco truck at Soaky was once used in the London Transit System.

The other food truck is Rolly Macaroni, which serves up all kinds of mac and cheese favorites. This serves as a subtle nod to the company’s roots in Wisconsin.

Read Also: Food at Soaky Mountain, tasty treats that will blow you out of the water

How much does Soaky Mountain cost?

Full price daily admission tickets are $44.99 for anyone taller than 42 inches and $39.99 for anyone 42 inches or below.

Seniors also receive discounted admission for $39.99.

Season passes are available for $109.99 each. Parking for regular vehicles is $13.75 when you buy online.

Children ages three and up require a ticket. The waterpark will be open through Labor Day and select weekends after Labor Day in September.

Soaky Mountain Waterpark is located at 175 Gists Creek Road, Sevierville, Tenn. For more information about the park, visit them online.

Have you been to this brand new waterpark yet? Let us know in the comments!

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4 thoughts on “How to get free, discounted admission to Soaky Mountain Waterpark”

  1. no we haven’t we were wondering if you have group rates on tickets were planning to come in July

  2. Family of 9 looking for big family discount to wilderness resort & soaky mountain water park

  3. Do you give discounts to people who work in sevier county I work off of Boyd’s creek

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