Dollywood Named One of TripAdvisor’s Top Theme Parks Worldwide

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (December 2015) — The popular travel review site TripAdvisor recently named Dollywood as one of the best theme parks in the world, continuing the Pigeon Forge park’s string of impressive accolades and awards. Based on reviews and ratings for all theme parks worldwide, TripAdvisor compiled the list of the Top 25 theme […]

Take a Virtual Ride on Dollywood’s Lightning Rod; World’s Fastest Wooden Coaster To Open March 2016

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (November 17, 2015)— Dollywood is giving coaster fans a chance to jump aboard Lightning Rod, its newest record-breaking offering, before the final pieces of track are even in place! Thanks to Los Angeles-based 3D Live, anyone with a smartphone can stream via YouTube 360 optimized, point-of-view footage of Dollywood’s Lightning Rod and […]

Fall Paints Dollywood with a Colorful Brush During National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration in October

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Sept. 24, 2015) – With sweet melodies drifting through the crisp, autumn air, Southern gospel music is well represented during Dollywood’s National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration presented by Humana (Oct. 2- 31). Once again, Dollywood is home to a packed slate of Southern gospel’s premier talent. Among this year’s new acts […]

Dollywood Earns Three Golden Ticket Awards; Park Honored for Entertainment, Friendliness, Christmas Event

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Sept. 13, 2015)—Dollywood continues to rack up accolades from Amusement Today’s annual Golden Ticket Awards, this year earning three “best of” awards and placing in the top-five in seven additional categories during the magazine’s 2015 awards ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Luna Park in New York City. “Every time they announce the Golden […]

The Band Perry Added to Dollywood’s Showcase of Stars

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Aug. 20, 2015)—Dollywood hosts The Band Perry in concert as part of the Showcase of Stars on Saturday, Sept. 19. Tickets to The Band Perry concert go on sale to Dollywood season passholders on Friday, Aug. 21. One of the most dynamic acts in music today, the sibling trio proved to be […]

Dollywood Entertainment Auditions Set for 2015 Season

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (December 2014) – Several upcoming auditions throughout the Southeast offer performers the opportunity to put their talent on display for Dollywood’s award-winning entertainment team. Dollywood, which recently earned its sixth consecutive honor for Best Shows, seeks world-class entertainers ready to share their passion for performing with guests in the park’s shows and […]

Dolly’s Homecoming Parade To Feature Firefighting Theme

Pigeon Forge salutes hometown superstar Dolly Parton on May 2 PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (April 2014) – Firefighters, fire trucks and Dolly Parton are in the combustible mix on May 2 when Pigeon Forge salutes the world-famous entertainer with the annual Dolly’s Homecoming Parade. The parade, which will travel on the Parkway through the center of […]

Dollywood’s FireChaser Express Blasts Off; Nation’s First Dual-Launch Family Coaster

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (April 2014)—Already home to a number of innovative family attractions, Dollywood theme park has added to its stellar roster with the debut of FireChaser Express, the nation’s first dual-launch family coaster that travels both forward and backward. Boasting a 39-inch minimum height requirement, FireChaser Express invites families to enjoy the exciting journey […]

Dolly Parton Appears as Hologram in Dollywood’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

Four actors appear via cutting-edge technology in new show featuring eight songs written by Parton PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Guests love the four million dazzling lights, award-winning entertainment and delicious food for which Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana is known. However, it may be one of Dollywood’s newest “performers” who leaves them buzzing. New this year […]

Dollywood Wins Five Golden Ticket Awards from Amusement Today

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Sept. 9, 2013) – Dollywood won five “best of the best” awards, ranked as finalists in five additional categories and landed two coasters on Amusement Today’s annual Best Steel and Best Wooden Coaster lists at the magazine’s prestigious 2013 Golden Ticket Awards. The awards, presented by trade publication Amusement Today, were handed […]