Dollywood Shows and Rides Win Golden Ticket Awards

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Our favorite theme park recently earned some major recognition! Dollywood cleaned up at Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards, taking home four of the coveted “best of” prizes. The Golden Ticket Awards are a huge honor – essentially the Academy Awards for theme parks. The Golden Tickets are awarded based on surveys given to well-traveled amusement park enthusiasts from all over the world. Read on to learn which Dollywood shows and rides were singled out for the awards. Continue reading

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Dollywood’s Splash Country Adds New Resources for Guests with Disabilities

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Consistently ranked among the best water parks in the United States, Dollywood’s Splash Country is a can’t-miss part of any warm weather vacation in the Smoky Mountains! This summer, Splash Country made some new additions that will allow guests with disabilities to enjoy the park’s wet and wild fun. Read on to find out about all of the water park’s new accessibility resources. Continue reading

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Pigeon Forge Magician Appears on Penn & Teller TV Show [Video Included!]

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One of the most talented entertainers in the Smoky Mountains was recently featured on TV! Pigeon Forge magician Jessica Jane Peterson appeared on the August 3, 2017 episode of Penn & Teller: Fool Us on The CW. In this popular show, magicians from all around the world come to Las Vegas to try and stump legendary illusionists Penn Jillette and Raymond Teller with a trick that they can’t figure out. Continue reading

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Country Star Kacey Musgraves Throws Bachelorette Party at Dollywood

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While many celebrities jet off to Las Vegas, New York City, or Nashville for their bachelorette parties, Kacey Musgraves made a much better decision. Rather than heading to the big city, the popular country star brought her best friends to Pigeon Forge for a weekend of fun in the Smokies! Kacey and company rented a cabin in the foothills of the mountains and made a pilgrimage to the Dollywood theme park. Read on to learn all about Musgraves’ awesome vacation in Pigeon Forge. Continue reading

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Back for the Summer: The Gazillion Bubble Show at Dollywood

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One of Dollywood’s most popular visiting shows is back for the summer! From now until August 6, 2017, guests at the theme park can enjoy the Gazillion Bubble Show, a one-of-a-kind performance that your whole family is guaranteed to love. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to everything you need to know about the Gazillion Bubble Show at Dollywood. Continue reading

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Dollywood Ranked Among Top 20 Amusement Parks in the World by TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor recently released its list of the best amusement parks in the world, and we’re pleased to report that our very own Dollywood made the grade! As the most popular travel site on the web, TripAdvisor features millions of reviews from ordinary vacationers. To compile its list of the world’s top amusement parks, TripAdvisor used an algorithm that measures the quantity and quality of user reviews of theme parks from around the globe. Continue reading

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Dollywood Named One of the Best “Theme Parks for Little Tykes”

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The Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, TN may be most famous for its exhilarating roller coasters and thrill rides, but there is still plenty to do for young kids! The Family Vacation Critic website recently praised Dollywood as “good for little tykes” in its list of Electrifying Amusement Parks for 2017. Continue reading

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Titanic Movie Costumes on Display in Pigeon Forge This Summer

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One of the most popular movies of all time is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, the 1997 film Titanic won 11 Academy Awards and grossed over $2.1 billion. Continue reading

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Now Open! New Pigeon Forge Dinner Show – Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventure

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Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures dinner show has opened! It officially opened on April 21, 2017. Dolly Parton was at the Grand Opening event! The new show is all about Dolly Parton’s family and you’re going to love it! Keep reading for details!  Continue reading

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Pigeon Forge’s Smoky Mountain Cat House Profiled on TV

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One of Pigeon Forge’s quirkiest shops has made its TV debut! The Smoky Mountain Cat House was profiled on WBIR, the NBC affiliate in Knoxville, TN. This popular destination offers a seemingly endless variety of unique cat memorabilia, with everything from cat clocks to cat jewelry. If you have a feline friend back home, you definitely don’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind store. You can watch the segment profiling the Smoky Mountain Cat House below: Continue reading

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