The 2010 Applause Award winner, Dolly Parton’s Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is recognized as one of the world’s best theme parks. Spanning 150 acres and located near the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood offers more than 40 rides and attractions, including Lightning Rod, the world’s first launching wood coaster and the world’s fastest wood coaster; Wild Eagle, the country’s first wing coaster; FireChaser Express, the nation’s first dual-launch family coaster as well as Thunderhead wooden coaster and the steel thriller Mystery Mine. Other popular attractions include the Dollywood Express, a 110-ton coal-fired steam engine.
Dollywood’s entertainment is recognized worldwide, having received more trophies than any other theme park for its live entertainment which showcases country, bluegrass, Southern gospel, classic rock ‘n’ roll and Appalachian music. Daily demonstrations by more than a dozen master craftsmen offer a glimpse into the authentic artistry of the area’s rich heritage with everything from hand-blown glass to blacksmithing. In addition to mouth-watering Southern-style food offered throughout the park, Dollywood hosts several of the South’s largest festivals throughout the year bringing special performing groups and concerts to celebrate each season.
NEW FOR 2019! Wildwood Grove, Dollywood’s largest expansion, will be opening in 2019! The extraordinary new land features 11 thrilling experiences for guests, comprised of six unique ride attractions—including a suspended family roller coaster called the DragonFlier— the 55 ft. tall Wildwood Tree, live entertainment, various indoor and outdoor play areas for families to enjoy, a new restaurant and more!
Dollywood Key Dates:
- Festival of Nations: March 16 – April 14
- Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival: May 24 - June 2
- Summer Celebration: June 22 – August 4
- Rock the Smokies: August 24
- Harvest Festival: September 27 - November 2
- Smoky Mountain Christmas: November 9 – January 4
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