Wilderness at the Smokies – Sevierville, TN – Part Two – Smokies Surfrider

This summer we had the opportunity to spend two fun filled days at Wilderness at the Smokies in Sevierville, Tennessee.  We had such a great time!  One of my favorite memories of this trip was the look on my son’s face when he realized he was tall enough to ride the Smokies Surfrider

The waterpark writes the height of the rides for the little ones on their hand.  My son looked at his hand, looked at the height on the sign, looked at his hand again.  Then he turned to me with eyes so wide, questioning me.  I gave him a big smile and he immediately got in line. 

With the little guys, they start at the bottom of the surfrider.  The lifeguard holds on to the board, Big S hopped on, and she let it go.  I love the look of determination with a smattering of fear!


And up he went!




It was hilarious because Big S didn’t weigh enough so he just kept going right up and over.  No surfing here! 


See our other posts from our Wilderness at the Smokies trip: a video of our adventure and Wilderness at the Smokies – Sevierville, TN – Part One – Salamander Springs.  You can read my full review of the hotel and the waterparks on Trekaroo.

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Disclosure: We were guests of Wilderness at the Smokies for two nights.  Water park admission is included with every hotel stay because you must be guests of the hotel to visit the water park.  While on this trip, we paid for everything else including our meals and the gas to get there.  My reviews are based solely on my experiences and opinion with no outside influence.