In our family, birthdays are always a big deal. You name it – we’ve done it. When I proposed celebrating my son’s milestone 13th birthday at Dollywood’s Splash Country, my children gave a resounding YES!
I couldn’t have selected a better experience for this celebration!
We chose a Deluxe Retreat which offers many added benefits including:
- A 50-inch satellite television (select programming)
- Ceiling fan
- Three-seat outdoor couch
- Two-seat love seat
- Coffee table
- Bar counter with barstools overlooking the river
- Refrigerator stocked with eight bottles of water
- Four lounge chairs
- Secure storage
- Delivery of entrees and bottled drinks purchased using the Retreat phone
What made our celebration especially unique was the additional Birthday Party Package. It truly was an amazing experience full of surprises. The space was decorated and a complete surprise for our kids! We loved all of the details.
Throughout the day, we heard birthday wishes from people floating by our Retreat on the lazy river below. I loved the sense of community the decorations created—inviting others to join in our celebration.
When the host team shared with me about one particularly special surprise – I could not wait to see my son’s face!
They led my son and his friends on a parade through Dollywood’s Splash Country. They carried a banner and led the way from our Retreat to a spot where the kids were able to select their favorite Icee in adorable keepsake cups. Each birthday guest received one! (And not to mention the towel and Splash Country drawstring bag they take home as gifts!)
After returning from the birthday parade, the kids were surprised with this adorable lazy-river- themed birthday cake made at Dollywood’s Spotlight Bakery!
The kids agreed it was the best day ever making memories with their friends!
I even found a few moments alone to relax between wrangling teenagers! It truly was one of our most-memorable birthday celebrations.