Posted Monday, December 4, 2000 5:13 AM | Contributed by RagingBull
A few months ago, Dollywood announced plans for a new waterpark for the 2001 season. They held a contest to name the park, and 16,000 entries later, the winning name has been chosen: Dolly's Splash Country.
You can get the whole story from the official Dollywood website.
Monday, December 4, 2000 1:45 PM
That's a pretty generic name...
With 16,000 to choice from you would think that you could get better than that...
Monday, December 4, 2000 3:59 PM
Nate, i agree, but do you think that someone who is so vain as to put their own name on the park itself, would have it any other way? It's all in the name of self promotion when it comes to Dolly.
Tuesday, December 5, 2000 7:44 AM
Theres nothing catchy or poppy or the name has nothing to do with th area its in.
Since I am an Advertising designer, copywriter and businessman in terms of graphic communications, I must indeed give a few quick-thought suggestions.
How about "Smokey Mountain Watercountry" or "Dollywoods Wild Water Frontier"
It needs more of the Tennesean heart.
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Tuesday, December 5, 2000 9:54 AM
A cheesy name worthy of Six Flags its self. Wild Water Country or something like that would have worked a little better.
Everybody calm down, the coasters do not open for another fifteen minutes.
Tuesday, December 5, 2000 11:20 AM
I love the names!
You should have entered the contest! :)
Tuesday, December 5, 2000 12:27 PM
Hey Wildone, if it's a name that is cheesy enough to be of SF, then don't you think they would have squeezed in the words Batman, Superman, Viper, etc.? after all, we know how un-original they are. How about Batmans Water Caves or Supermans Swimmin' Hole? Maybe I better not give SF any ideas!!!
Tuesday, December 5, 2000 9:40 PM
The way in which this contest was held give way to the lack luster name. They literally put all the entries in a hopper, turned 4 times, and pulled out the winner.
Most of the time there would be a narrowing down but they chose NOT to do this. I really don't understand who came up with the rules for this contest but they could have done better.
Now as for having a Tennessee feel, don't worry about that. Due simply to the place that it is being built it will be all Smoky Mountain, just like Dollywood.
I have drove by the site multiple times and the simple fact that the contours of the land prevent you from seeing anything it will have a Tennessee feel. The best part of all is the fact that they are using the contours of the land to their advantage. You will be able to see little to nothing until you are right in the middle of the park. And all most all of the chutes and slides are being built with a very minimal amount of support structure due to the support they recieve from the land.
You really shouldn't knock yet, especially if you have never been to Dollywood.
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Monday, June 11, 2001 4:25 PM
how close was i i submitted the name:
Dollys Water Country
the waterpark is supposed to get a super slide
and a water coaster later....