Aquatic Development Group (ADG), a leading US designer and builder of waterparks and water attractions, helped design and build Soaky Mountain Waterpark, the only new waterpark to open in the US in 2020.

Soaky Mountain Waterpark is located in Sevierville, Tennessee. The 50-acre outdoor waterpark has been creatively designed to preserve and showcase the unique elevation of the landscape the park sits on. Boasting a ‘modern mountain’ design, the park is straddled on a mountainside made predominantly out of shale rock. ADG’s construction team were forced to move 750,000 yards of earth before work on the site could begin.

The $90 million waterpark features more than a dozen attractions, including two WaveTek attractions – a 35,000 sq. ft. wave pool that can generate waves of up to 6ft. high, and a Tidal River that extends over 24,000 sq. ft. and was designed by ADG.

ProSlide developed a slide package for the waterpark, featuring several industry-first slides to fit into the unique topography of the site.

Jim Dunn, president of Aquatic Development Group, commented: “The exciting thing about the attractions in this park is that most of the rides have innovative combinations of features or are hybrid dual-functioning rides, creating a truly unique and unexpected ride experience.”