(WBIR- Pigeon Forge) Businesses in Pigeon Forge depending on the weather are seeing an increase in their bottom line with the warmer temperatures.
According to WBIR Weather records, 11 out of 14 weekends in summer 2013 recorded rainfall for all or part of the weekend, including every weekend in July.
Dollywood's Splash Country sees a 10 to 15 percent increase in attendance on days when it's sunny, Pete Owens, director of public relations, said.
"We hope that we continue to get weather like this between now and labor day weekend," he said. "And if we do, it's going to be a good year."
Comparing attendance between summer 2013 and summer 2014 so far, the water park's attendance numbers are better than they were last year, Owens said.
"When it rains like that and folks don't come, obviously it affects our bottom line," he said. "It affects the attendance so we hope for weather like this."
Other tourism businesses in Pigeon Forge, like Kampgrounds of America, saw a difference in the number of campers last year due to the rain.
"As far as the tents go, I think it affected them more." Sarah Wilson, KOA guest services, said. "It kind of flooded some sites."
The water slides, lazy river, and wave pool remain open at the water park even if it's raining, which is why Owens said he hopes people will still come in the rain or shine.
"Just because it's raining, you might get wet, but you're going to get wet anyway," Owens said. "The only thing you might not get is the sunburn."