Dolly Parton Kicks Off “Big” 2023 Season at Dollywood, Announces Opening Details for Upcoming Projects

Season passholders and media enjoy opening day at Tripadvisor’s #1 theme park in America   PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Friday, March 10, 2023) — During today’s annual Season Passholder and Media Preview Day, Dolly Parton unveiled several pieces of information that Dollywood fans have been longing to hear for quite some time. Dollywood’s 2023 season certainly […]

Anticipation Builds for “Big” 2023 Season at Dollywood

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Oct. 17, 2022) — Things certainly are going to be “BIG” at Dollywood in 2023. The Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, park is gearing up for a season that includes the debut of Big Bear Mountain, the longest roller coaster in the park’s history, a new celebration of one of Dolly’s most iconic songs, as well […]

Dollywood’s Harvest Festival Brings Fall Family Fun to America’s No. 1 Theme Park

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee–(Sept. 19, 2022)–Dollywood guests are sure to have a “hoot” during this year’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana (Sept. 23- Oct. 29) thanks to a brand-new area created within the family-favorite Great Pumpkin LumiNights presented by Covenant Health.  Appropriately named Hoot Owl Hollow, the area features hundreds of pumpkins in Dollywood’s Craftsman’s Valley […]

Dollywood Earns Three Golden Ticket Awards

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Sept. 12, 2022)— Following up the recent news that Dollywood is Tripadvisor’s top American theme park, the Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, landmark earned three of Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards during a ceremony held Saturday night at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio. Dollywood earned finalist placement in seven total categories and won more Golden Ticket […]

Big Bear Mountain Roller Coaster Set To Open at Dollywood in Spring 2023

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Aug. 5, 2022) — Dolly Parton today announced the newest addition to Dollywood Parks & Resorts, the $25 million Big Bear Mountain, a nearly 4,000-foot-long roller coaster which allows guests to embark on an unforgettable expedition through the Smokies in search of the elusive “Big Bear.” Big Bear Mountain, which at 3,990 ft. becomes […]

Dollywood Offers Thanks with Everyday Heroes Days Aug. 7 – Sept. 18

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Aug. 3, 2022) — Frontline workers in essential roles protect, heal, support, provide and reassure their communities with actions that place service above self. To honor the commitments of courageous everyday heroes, Dollywood invites qualifying frontline employees to enjoy discounted theme park admission for only $45 plus tax. This promotion will last for a […]

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort & Spa Nominated for USA Today Award

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (July 18, 2021) — After being named runner-up in 2021 by USA Today Readers in the publication’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Family Resort, Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa has another opportunity to be named number one in the category.  DreamMore Resort, which celebrates its seventh anniversary this month, has quickly become a […]

Tripadvisor Users Recognize Dollywood as Top U.S. Theme Park

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (June 14, 2022)— Tripadvisor officials named Dollywood as the number one theme park in the United States and the number eight theme park in the world during the 2022 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards. It’s an honor that probably doesn’t come as much surprise to Dollywood’s guests, who frequently compliment […]

New Antics Add To the Family Fun This Summer 

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (June 8, 2022) – At the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud this summer, more shenanigans and fun take flight — literally! — when the mayor brings the sheriff a new high-flying contraption he calls a billy-copter to the Smokies to keep up to date with the goings-on between the Hatfield and McCoy […]


PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Monday, May 16, 2022) — Dollywood again has earned a top honor from the National Amusement Park Historical Association (NAPHA), being named as one of the association’s favorite theme parks in the country.  Dollywood finished in a three-way tie for the NAPHA Favorite Theme Park of 2021. Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Busch […]