Dollywood’s Harvest Festival, Great Pumpkin Luminights Return for Fantastic Fall Family Fun

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Tuesday, September 24, 2019) — Family-friendly fall fun is back at Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana, thanks to the return of Great Pumpkin LumiNights. Now in its third season, Great Pumpkin LumiNights expands again this year by growing the glow to Wildwood Grove. An overwhelming guest-favorite since it was introduced in […]

Dollywood Earns Three Golden Ticket Awards

Most-honored park wins for best kids area, best guest experience, and best Christmas event PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Monday, September 9, 2019)—Dollywood certainly has earned a number of major accolades in recent years, and the Smoky Mountain theme park won three more on Saturday night during Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards ceremony held at Silverwood theme park […]

Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights Wins USA Today 10Best Award

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Friday, September 6, 2019) — Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights has won the 2019 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award for Best Theme Park Halloween Event, thanks to the votes of park supporters from around the country. Entering its third season this year, Great Pumpkin LumiNights—part of Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana (Sept. […]

Dollywood Searches for Next Panel of Dollywood Insiders

Applications Available As Park Looks For 15 Brand Experts  PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Monday, July 8, 2019) — It’s time again for Dollywood to find its next panel of park insiders who share experiences and tips through online content. For the past three seasons, park guests have found helpful information on Dollywood blogs and social channels […]

Dollywood Hosts a “Summer Celebration” Everyone Will Enjoy

Wildwood Grove, nightly fireworks, extended hours highlight summer at Dollywood PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Monday, June 17, 2019)— With summer quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to enjoy the biggest season in Dollywood’s history, as the award-winning vacation destination has a sensational celebration that provides families more time to enjoy together. Dollywood’s Summer Celebration (June […]

Dollywood’s Splash Country Continues Water Safety Day with Decade of Swim Lessons

World’s Largest Swimming Lesson and Prizes Offered PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Wednesday, June 12, 2019) – Though drowning is preventable, it’s one of the leading causes of death among children. Dollywood’s Splash Country wants to change that. For ten years now, the water park has set aside a day to educate the community about water safety. […]

Spectacular Schedule of Bluegrass Entertainment Highlights Dollywood’s Annual Barbecue & Bluegrass Presented by Bush’s®

Nearly 450 individual bluegrass performances occur during 10-day festival  PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Monday, May 20, 2019) —Perhaps the best way to celebrate the approaching summer is a trip to Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass presented by BUSH’S®, May 24-June 2. Thanks to an impressive lineup of talented bluegrass musicians and menus full of expertly-prepared barbeque from […]

Dollywood’s Splash Country Opens With New Experiences and Innovation

Interactive Events and Less Wait Time Shine in Water Park’s 19th Season PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Wednesday, May 15, 2019)—Dive into summer and Dollywood’s Splash Country for the water park’s 19th season! This year features an elevated guest experience, exciting events and new offerings—with a splash of innovation. Opening day is Saturday, May 18. Guests will be delighted […]

Dollywood Officially Opens Largest Expansion in Park History

Guests experience $37 million Wildwood Grove for the first time  PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Friday, May 10, 2019)— Dollywood again solidified its place among the nation’s premier family destinations as Dolly Parton today officially opened Wildwood Grove, the largest expansion in park history. Parton opened the fascinating new land to visitors ready to enjoy its 11 […]

Dolly’s Dinner Theater Company Purchases Fee Hedrick Entertainment

Acquisition includes Comedy Barn, Hatfield & McCoy and Smoky Mountain Opry  PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Friday, February 1, 2019) – World Choice Investments, the operating partner of Dolly Parton’s dinner theaters, will expand its dinner theater holdings to seven with the purchase of three theaters and a restaurant from David Fee and Jim Hedrick’s Fee Hedrick Entertainment in […]