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Southeast's Largest Indoor Waterpark Is Now Open

Wilderness at the Smokies -- the largest indoor waterpark in the entire Southeast United States -- is now open in Sevierville, Tenn. The park is part of a unique 1,000-acre development that includes a 60,000-square-foot indoor waterpark.

Dec. 29, 2008 - PRLog -- SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – The region’s first full-service waterpark resort, Wilderness at the Smokies, celebrated the launch of the largest indoor waterpark in the southeast with a grand opening event highlighting the signature features of the facility.

Appropriately named the Wild WaterDome, the new indoor waterpark spans more than 60,000 square feet with a see-thru, energy-efficient Foil Tec roof that allows UV rays to permeate the structure so guests can tan indoors year-round. The waterpark is home to the Smokies SurfRider, the state’s only surfing simulator that uses 50,000 gallons of water a minute to create a continuously moving sheet of water on which people can surf or boogie board. “It’s like riding an ocean wave, but indoors,” says David McGregor, general manager of Wilderness at the Smokies, “Parents and kids alike will love the thrill of riding a wave in a safe and controlled environment.”

The waterpark also boasts the Storm Chaser, a four-person tube slide that begins with a 58-foot drop into a giant orange-and-white funnel where riders swoosh back and forth up the sides of the funnel, causing shrieks of delight and flip-flopping stomachs. Other activities at the Wild WaterDome, which is reserved exclusively for resort guests, include the Great Wave, a 10,000-square-foot wave pool capable of generating waves up to five feet high. In addition, two tube slides, an indoor/outdoor hot spa, a multi-level play structure with a gigantic dumping bucket and 50-plus play-and-spray features, along with a special toddler area with mini-slides and a swing tree are sure to keep the family occupied for hours.

The event marked the resort’s opening of 472 multi-room suites conveniently connected to the Wild WaterDome. The units include three different floor plans ranging from one to three-bedroom layouts designed to accommodate up to 16 guests. “The enthusiasm for our resort has been tremendous,” says McGregor. “We are already sold out for several days over Christmas break and we are receiving more and more reservations daily.”

Wilderness at the Smokies, located minutes from Interstate 40 and situated in the scenic foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, is establishing a new standard for family vacations to East Tennessee. Phase I of the resort opened in June 2008 with a 234-room hotel and outdoor waterpark adjacent to the 240,000-square-foot Sevierville Events Center. The resort will be unveiling a second outdoor waterpark next to the Wild WaterDome in spring 2009. The developers are the owners of Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort – America’s Largest Waterpark Resort in Wisconsin Dells. For more information on the resort or for reservations, visit www.wildernessatthesmokies.com or call 1-800-867-WILD (9453).

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