Dollywood


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About Dollywood

Considered one of the world’s premier theme parks, Dolly Parton’s Dollywood features rip-roaring rides, delectable fare, and stellar entertainment—all surrounded by breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains. From live artists performing country, southern gospel, classic rock ‘n’ roll and Appalachian music, to master craftsmen showcasing glass blowing and blacksmithing, Dollywood is brimming with the rich heritage and artistry of the Smokies. When it comes to thrilling entertainment for all ages, the park is home to more than 40 rides and attractions that include: Lightning Rod, the world’s fastest wooden roller coaster; Wild Eagle, the country’s first wing coaster; and FireChaser Express, the nation’s first dual-launch family coaster. Inside Dollywood’s Country Fair—an area specially designed for kids—little ones can enjoy rides perfectly suited for the youngest at heart.


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Step back in time to the logging community of Timber Canyon. Enjoy the nostalgic, yet thrilling Thunderhead wooden roller coaster or the equally as chilling Mystery Mine ride, a coaster with vertical lifts and drops that take you inside a dark mine. Littler friends will love Beaver Creek and Lil’ Loggers Landing while waiting for family members who are enjoying the rides with height restrictions. Boat Float is a fun little water feature that allows kids to play with boats and float them in water with a small splash and spray area. Lil’ Loggers Landing is a covered play area with slides and forts to explore.


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Thrill seekers will flock to Wilderness Pass for a chance to ride the family roller coaster, FireChaser Express as well as the Wild Eagle. The Wild Eagle is a high-speed thrill ride where riders feel like they are riding on the wings of an eagle. With sharp dives, twists and turns, steep vertical drops and loops, the Wild Eagle is definitely for the more experienced adventure seeker. The FireChaser Express is a highspeed roller coaster designed for even younger ages to enjoy, however, older kids and adults will also like it. The FireChaser Express goes both backwards and forwards with twists and curves and vertical drops and features pyrotechnics. Guests who are 36 inches and taller are allowed on this ride. Little guests will enjoy cooling off at the Firehouse Fun Yard, while they wait for older siblings and parents who are riding the roller coasters.


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Delicious food, exciting thrills and majestic wildlife make Craftsman’s Valley the perfect area for families. This area of the park is home to the fast looping roller coaster, Tennessee Tornado, and the dark and mysterious Blazing Fury, as well as water fun at Daredevil Falls. Families and visitors will also enjoy seeing the bald eagles in the Eagle Mountain sanctuary, home to eagles that are disabled and unable to live in the wild. Also, be sure to check out the Wings of America show, which features birds of prey, including owls and vultures in an open-air theater.


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A small area located north of the train tracks, Owens Farm offers serious thrills. On a hot day, check out the Mountain Slidewinder, where you’ll cruise down the mountain hills on a log toboggan and get a little wet! For the more daring crowd, take a ride on the Barnstormer. The theme is fun and well manicured, but the ride is not for the faint of heart. Two pendulums swing riders back and forth up to 81 feet in the air.

A play area for little kids called the Lil’ Pilots Playground and Granny’s Garden will keep young ones entertained. Soft structures to climb over and a small splash pad are well kept and watched over. Don’t miss a stop at Grist Mill to sample cinnamon bread and grab a warm drink. You won’t be able to resist the delicious sweet cinnamon scent as you walk by! The Mill was built in 1982 and is patterned after old log mills.


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A great place to stop and stroll, Rivertown Junction has some of the handcrafted keepsakes you will find at Dollywood, including blown glass treasures. Grab some snacks or head over to the Smoky Mountain River Rampage, a wet and fun rafting ride that will leave you soaked and smiling! Don’t forget to stop by the Back Porch Theatre to rest your feet and enjoy some of America’s favorite songs from the top of the charts through the years.


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A must-stop for every visitor at Dollywood is a ride on the Dollywood Express, a WWII-era steam locomotive that makes a 2.5-mile loop through the park and through stunning Smoky Mountain scenery. This is the oldest attraction in the park and leaves on the hour, every hour. Arrive to the train station at least 15 minutes before scheduled departure. Once you arrive back to the station, stop to catch a magic show at Costner & Sons Magic Shop or to ride the Village Carousel. You can also have fun dressing up the family for a fun memento at Kodak’s Old Time Flashbulb Photos.


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Country Fair is the small town country fair area nestled within Dollywood. Perfect for little kids and nostalgic parents, visitors will find little rides for toddlers, including Busy Bees, Lucky Ducky and Piggy Parade. These are all just slow turning rides that are gentle and fun. In this area, you will also find Demolition Derby (bumper cars), the Waltzing Swinger (swings that turn in circles), and typical carnival rides, such as the Scrambler, the Wonder Wheel, the Amazing Flying Elephants and Dizzy Disks. Among all the dizzying rides are carnival games that will challenge and delight families.


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Take a step back in time to the 1950’s and 1960’s and stroll along, peeking into classic cars parked along the sidewalk. Families, including those with toddlers, will enjoy the opportunity to drive replica classic cars through vintage streets on the Rockin’ Roadway. Let little ones drive and steer on the self-propelled cars on a track. After your car ride back in time, head to Red’s Drive-In and catch the Gem Tones as they serenade diners with their catchy doo-wop songs. Check the show schedule and be sure to see Dreamland Drive-In Show at the Pine Theatre to complete your trip down Memory Lane. All generations will love this show of songs and dances telling the story of friendship, set to top music from the 1950’s and 60’s.


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The excitement as you enter Dollywood is evident as crowds of theme park visitors flock the streets of the entrance early in the morning. Here on Showstreet, you will find the centralized measuring station where young guests can get color coded wrist bands to know which rides suit them, rent lockers, shop for Dollywood treasures and visit the ride accessibility center for those with disabilities or needing additional assistance.

This is also where Dolly Parton’s Celebrity Theater and Showstreet Palace Theater are located and feature daily award-winning shows and entertainment. Don’t miss the Southern Gospel Music Association’s Hall of Fame Museum for a bit of culture and history.

If you are looking to avoid long wait times or receive guaranteed premium seating at the shows, make sure to stop by the TimeSaver Pass rentals, also located on Showstreet. Receive a digital monitor and select from most of the rides and shows within the park and cut wait times dramatically.


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A favorite area among Dolly Parton fans, Adventures in Imagination is home to the Chasing Rainbows museum, where fans get an inside glimpse of Dolly’s closet, personal artifacts and what life was like growing up with a large family in a small country home. You can also tour Dolly’s Home-on-Wheels (her tour bus), and get your picture taken with your group. Make sure to check the show schedule for the opportunity to catch My People at the Dream Song Theatre, which features Dolly Parton’s brother and sister and various other family members sharing their musical talent.


Location:

2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd Pigeon Forge, TN


Website:

https://www.dollywood.com/themepark