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17 July 2021

Behind the Scenes of Dollywood’s Drone Show

By | 2021-07-17T00:11:12+00:00 July 17th, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

Behind Wildwood Grove’s perimeter fence sits an air field. It’s not always been there. It was added for the brand-new nighttime experience we have for Summer Celebration. To be honest, I couldn’t picture what a 3D multi-sensory drone light show would be like. Yes, I’ve seen videos. I had even seen an animation of [...]

3 July 2021

Summer Tips for Visiting Dollywood in 2021

By | 2021-07-06T16:39:34+00:00 July 3rd, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

Dollywood is a dynamic park—it’s always changing its offerings with the new seasons. But that newness can even catch Dollywood veterans by surprise. I have a roundup of tips specific to our Summer Celebration that will help you plan a repeatable experience for your family. When to Arrive The word has gotten out that [...]

25 June 2021

What’s New for Dollywood’s Summer Celebration

By | 2021-06-25T16:32:15+00:00 June 25th, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

To me, summer in East Tennessee meant a lot of things as I was growing up: hot days, cooler nights, frozen lemonade, the lake and best of all, my family’s yearly trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Every year we would set aside a weekend in July to enjoy Pigeon Forge and make some memories. Of [...]

27 May 2021

Dollywood Collaborates with Intel, Launches Exclusive Drone Light Show

By | 2021-05-27T16:40:45+00:00 May 27th, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

This is big! You may already know Great Smoky Mountains National Park for their synchronous fireflies (which are very cool), all of our guests here at Dollywood this summer are going to be able to enjoy their own synchronized performance as Intel® Drone Light Shows launches hundreds of drones into the sky for a [...]

11 May 2021

The Full List of Flowers!

By | 2021-05-20T16:27:11+00:00 May 11th, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival is fast becoming a must-see event for flower enthusiasts. There are more than 500,000 blooming blossoms within the footprint of the festival that winds from Showstreet to Adventures in Imagination and throughout Rivertown Junction. Many park-goers pause long enough to admire the larger-than-life sculptures and snap some pictures, but [...]

19 April 2021

Know Before You Go: Flower & Food Festival

By | 2021-05-03T16:35:43+00:00 April 19th, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

This is the second year of Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival presented by Covenant Health, but because of the pandemic, this may be your first time to experience it. To ensure you know what to expect, I’ll highlight the elements waiting for you to enjoy when you visit from April 23 – June 7. [...]

14 April 2021

Installing Dollywood’s Umbrella Sky

By | 2021-04-19T09:16:52+00:00 April 14th, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

It’s up! One of Dollywood’s most-photographed spots from last season is causing spontaneous selfies along Showstreet once again. Dollywood’s Umbrella Sky debuted during the inaugural season of the Flower & Food Festival, and it quickly became a fan favorite. Though the festival is still more than a week away (April 23 – June 7), the [...]

29 March 2021

Flower & Food Festival Dining Pass

By | 2021-06-10T11:02:04+00:00 March 29th, 2021|Dining, Festivals|0 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I enjoy eating. Luckily for me, I work at a place that is well known for its culinary offerings. In fact, it kind of makes it hard to actually get work done because I really just want to stop and eat. But I also know I can’t do [...]

24 February 2021

Dollywood Off-Season Construction Update

By | 2021-04-19T14:38:16+00:00 February 24th, 2021|Attractions, Entertainment, Festivals|0 Comments

We’re two weeks (and some change) from opening for the 2021 season. The buzz of excitement is evident in Dollywood offices and as you walk around the park. Today, we invited the media in for a sneak peek of our plans for the year. We were so grateful to have had a strong finish [...]

23 December 2020

Dollywood Hosts Share Their Favorite Christmas Traditions

By | 2021-04-16T16:35:14+00:00 December 23rd, 2020|Community, Festivals|0 Comments

There’s a reason our culture generally accepts this season as being “the most wonderful time of the year,” and that’s because IT IS. Christmas cheer softens us, opens our hands to generosity and warms us from the inside out so kindness and goodness flow more freely. It’s been a hard year for all of [...]

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