The new $90 million, 50-acre Soaky Mountain Waterpark is making progress on construction and plans to open for the 2020 season, but the opening date is uncertain because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Crews have spent the last few weeks pouring pool decks and working on landscaping.

Because of health concerns and orders limiting the size of groups that can gather, the length of this first season is uncertain. General Manager Dave Andrews said the Sevierville park  is working to accommodate customers who have purchased a season pass.

Customers who purchase a $99 season pass before June 15 can use it for both the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

The park plans to be open seven days a week through August and for select days through mid-September.

“This is an incredible value for people living near the waterpark who plan to visit it several times in a season,” Andrews said in a press release.  “And it just seems like the right thing to do to for our neighbors.”

The park broke ground in August across from Wilderness at the Smokies at 175 Gists Creek Road.

The park will feature a water coaster, 35,000-foot wave pool, wave river, surf simulator, tubing ride, body slides, kids play area, plus other attractions.  The park is anticipating creating 500 full and part-time jobs.