PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – The 98-room Country Cascades Waterpark resort, which opened Memorial Day weekend in Pigeon Forge, will officially celebrate the property’s opening 4 p.m. Aug. 24 with a special ceremony featuring Pigeon Forge Mayor David Wear.
Representing a $15 million investment in the Pigeon Forge economy and located on the existing Country Cascades campus, the new hotel and waterpark feature a 350-gallon water dump in the Splashaway Bay section of the resort. Mayor Wear will be on hand to showcase the splash-tacular refreshment that Pigeon Forge’s newest waterpark delivers as 350 gallons of water rain down upon him.
Members of the area hospitality association, chambers of commerce and city representatives will be on hand for the event. Guests will have the opportunity to try out the new waterpark.
Other resort room amenities include 40-inch HD flat screens, granite counters, plush linens and 80,000 gallons of water play.
Country Cascades has two major slide attractions. A signature attraction, RiverChaser is a raft slide that accommodates one or two riders in a tube and begins in a translucent channel that sweeps out over the resort campus before coming back into the waterpark. RiverRun, a 300-foot-long, high-speed body slide, takes riders on a four-story plunge through numerous twists and turns.
Splashaway Bay, a water activity center, features two additional slides, an open dual racer and a 30-foot enclosed slide that is a transitional piece to help prepare kids for the big slides. Splashaway Bay’s crown jewel is a massive 350-gallon tipping bucket. Amid the slides is a beached-entry leisure pool with a sun shelf where guests can sunbathe while in the water. Several of the waterpark’s features were created exclusively for Country Cascades by Splashtacular, a Kansas City-based slide manufacturer behind some of the country’s most notable waterparks.
About Collier Hospitality
A third-generation family-owned business, the Collier family owns and operates numerous hotels, restaurants, and wineries in Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Gatlinburg. Mindle and Irene Collier founded the business in 1968. Today the Collier family is the third largest employer in Sevier County and is a critical part of the county’s hospitality industry.
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