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 […]

DOLLYWOOD NAMED A FAVORITE THEME PARK BY NATIONAL AMUSEMENT PARK HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

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 […]

ADDITIONAL SHOW ANNOUNCED FOR DOLLYWOOD’S ROCK THE SMOKIES

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Tuesday, May 10, 2022) — Dollywood’s Rock the Smokies returns for the first time since 2019, and excitement for the event has prompted event organizers to add a third showtime for the Saturday, Aug. 27 event. Concertgoers can now select a 7 p.m. showtime for the inspirational event featuring headliners TobyMac and Newsboys at […]

Spring Showers Bring More Than a Million Blooms to Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival Beginning April 22

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Monday, April 18, 2022) – For a third year, Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival presented by Covenant Health (April 22 – June 5) blossoms against a Smoky Mountain backdrop to deliver brilliant floral hues to guests. During this year’s installment of the festival, guests can appreciate the vibrant beauty of more than […]

Full Artist Lineup Announced for Dollywood’s Rock the Smokies

TobyMac, Newsboys headline Aug. 27 event PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Friday, April 8, 2022) — Dollywood’s Rock the Smokies returns to the popular Pigeon Forge park for the first time since 2019, providing an inspirational way to put an exclamation point on the end of summer for families and church groups. Rock the Smokies takes place Saturday, Aug. […]

Dolly Parton Kicks Off Dollywood’s 37th Season in Style During March 11 Season Passholder and Media Preview Day

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Friday, March 11, 2022) — Dolly Parton welcomed Dollywood season passholders and members of the media during a special preview day event today, setting the tone for what will be a thrilling 2022 at the Pigeon Forge park. With new festival elements throughout the year and a number of projects throughout the property designed […]