Why You Want A Canopy When Visiting Dollywood’s Splash Country

Dollywood’s Splash Country is nestled into the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, and there is nothing I love more than spending a hot summer day exploring this water park. Read on for my top three reasons you should get a Canopy on your next visit.


After finding a spot to park and entering the gates, it’s now time to find a place to set up your home base for the day. The stress of finding a seat is completely gone when you rent a Canopy. As someone who mainly visits Dollywood’s Splash Country without children, I often want seats outside of the hustle and bustle. Sometimes you can’t find seats in your ideal location, BUT if you rent a Canopy online before you arrive, that problem is solved. You walk straight in knowing that you have a seat for the whole day! There are dozens of Canopies to choose from, so you can pick one that suits your vibe for the day.

Insider Tip

I like Canopies in The Cascades area for a more low-key day. If you want something closer to the action, choose a Canopy by the lazy river or wave pool.


As someone who has had their fair share of sunburns, shade is a #1 priority for me. I wear a hat/sunglasses/rash guard at all times when I am visiting Splash Country. Having a shady spot to cool off and hang out is a MUST. It is a great place to eat your lunch, take a quick nap, or just have a minute to take some time away from all the action.

Insider Tip

Don’t forget, your Dollywood Photo Card also works at Dollywood’s Splash Country!


Each Canopy comes with its very own lock box. I know that gives me a lot of comfort knowing my phone and other important things are stored where they are completely secure. Of course, there are lockers available to rent but each Canopy comes with a lock box at no extra charge. Plus, it saves you some steps not having to walk to multiple places to retrieve your things when you need them.

Insider Tip

Call ahead or book online to reserve a Canopy before your next visit to Dollywood’s Splash Country. You can purchase them at the park, but they’re very popular and they do sell out!

By | 2021-06-02T15:11:00-04:00 May 29th, 2021|Water Park|0 Comments

About the Author:

Abby Lynn (Dollywood Insider 2019-2021) was born and raised in Middle Tennessee. She has called East Tennessee home since she set foot on the University of Tennessee’s campus in the fall of 2006. Abby currently works for her local school system where she strives to make every day better than the last. She has been visiting Dollywood with her family since she was a child. Some of her favorite childhood memories include riding all the water slides at Dollywood’s Splash Country each summer. When she is not visiting Dollywood, you can find her out on the lake, attending a Tennessee Volunteers sporting event, volunteering at her church or playing in the park with her Dachshund, Neely.
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