The Collier family invites the greater Sevier County community to a groundbreaking ceremony for their newest expansion at Country Cascades in Pigeon Forge.
The new project will include the new Summit Tower and the 30,000 sq. ft. Cascades Outdoor Water Park. The groundbreaking ceremony will begin 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Country Cascades, 204 Sharon Dr. in Pigeon Forge.
The Summit at Country Cascades will have 98 luxury guest rooms with a balcony and rocking chairs overlooking waterpark and mountain views, and feature 43-inch HD flat screens, granite counters, and plush linens. Owners say they worked hard to create modern resort amenities while keeping their Smoky Mountain charm.
“The project has been completely guest centered. Guests told us that they want normal power outlets and USB outlets and they want them conveniently placed,” said Kay Collier-Pittman. “We took pictures, had people mark where they wanted outlets, and now we have a room with 18 outlets. You can charge pretty much anything and you won’t have to pull out the bed to get to it!”
“Splashtacular, a slide manufacturer from Kansas City, Mo, has created attractions for some of the country’s most notable water parks and they have made some incredible attractions for us,” Don Collier says. “We are spending $2 Million to make sure a family can have days of fun when they stay at our resort.
The Cascades Outdoor Waterpark will be a family oasis right in the middle of Pigeon Forge with two major slide attractions, RiverChaser and RiverRun, as well as the Splashaway Bay a water activity center. RiverRun is a 300-foot long, high-speed body slide that takes riders on a 4-story plunge through numerous twists and turns. RiverChaser is the signature attraction, a raft slide that can accommodate one or two riders in a tube and starts out in a translucent channel that sweeps out over the resort campus before coming back into the waterpark. Splashaway Bay comes with two more slides, an open dual racer and a 30-foot enclosed slide that is a transitional piece to help prepare kids for the big slides. It’s all topped off with a massive 350 gallon tipping bucket. All of this surrounds a beached entry leisure pool that includes water basketball and a sun shelf where guests can sunbathe while still in the water.
“We have done a lot to keep this all here in the community. We secured our loan from Home Federal Bank, our building is being built by Rouse Construction, it was drawn by Mike Smelcer of SRA Architects right here in Pigeon Forge, and the master pool plan and pool construction are being done by Ben Tipton with Tipton Builders. Of course it will create plenty of new jobs and a facility like this will generate millions in taxable revenue that will benefit the City of Pigeon Forge and the State of Tennessee,” said Collier.