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It’s no secret that Dolly Parton has left her mark in the Smoky Mountains. Our hometown hero has brought exciting attractions to the area that all have a little Dolly Parton magic in them. When you visit the Smokies, don’t miss the chance to enjoy the fun that these attractions provide! To help prepare for your trip, check out our guide to 3 of the best Dolly Parton attractions in Pigeon Forge:
It’s no secret that Dollywood is the most popular Dolly Parton attraction in Pigeon Forge! This world-class theme park has so much to offer for people of all ages. With more than 40 rides, delicious dining options, show-stopping entertainment, and more, you can spend days at Dollywood having fun. If you’re looking for a thrill, try the Drop Line! This ride lifts you up 20 stories before plummeting back down to the ground at speeds around 70 miles per hour. Visitors also love Wild Eagle, which sits you on either side of the track so there is nothing but wind and air below you. There are a variety of rides at the park for everyone from thrill-seekers to children. When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to stop by The Grist Mill to try some of their world-famous cinnamon bread and grab a loaf to take back home with you! There are also a number of great shows you can watch while at the park.
One area you don’t want to miss at Dollywood is Wildwood Grove. Wildwood Grove is Dollywood’s largest expansion ever and introduces new rides, activities, and entertainment to guests. This area is perfect for families, with kid-friendly rides and opportunities to let imaginations run wild. At the center of Wildwood Grove is the Wildwood Tree, which lights up at night with colorful butterflies and adds to the magic of the park. There is so much fun to be had at Dollywood!
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Dollywood’s Splash Country
During the warmer months, a visit to Dollywood’s Splash Country is a must. This water park is home to a variety of water attractions, whether you want to ride or lounge by the pool. One of the most popular parts of the water park is Mountain Waves, a 35,000 square-foot wave pool. For the daredevils in the group, try Fire Tower Falls, the tallest and fastest slide in the park. Other popular water rides in the park are Big Bear Plunge, Mountain Scream, and Raging River Rapids. For a calmer water ride, do the Downbound Float Trip and take in the beauty of the Smoky Mountains.
You’re sure to work up quite the appetite on all the water rides, and luckily there are numerous dining options for you to choose from! From ice cream, to tacos, to hot dogs, you can find it all at Dollywood’s Splash Country. Beginning its 2019 season, the water park started offering Picnic in the Park, where you can order a picnic lunch online before your visit and have it ready to pick up when it’s lunch time!
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Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show
The Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show is the newest Dolly Parton attraction in Pigeon Forge. The first show is May 24, and the grand opening for the dinner theater is June 7. During the show, you can expect to see pirates battling on land, on deck, in the water, and high in the air above their full-sized pirate ships! The show features acrobatics, live animals, and more. Not to mention the delicious four-course feast you get to enjoy while you watch! The meal includes a biscuit, creamy vegetable soup, pan-fried chicken, bone-in pork chop, and so much more. And be sure to save room for the Walk the Plank Peach Turnover for dessert! If you arrive 50 minutes before the show, head to Pirates Village, where you and your kids can be transformed into pirates or mermaids. There’ll also be pirate-themed beverages and snacks at Pirates Village.
Other Dolly Parton News
These Dolly Parton attractions in Pigeon Forge aren’t the only thing Dolly Parton fans get to enjoy! Dolly stays hard at work for her fans. She has her very own lifestyle brand in the works, which will include fashion, jewelry, and homeware. The products will bring Dolly’s style and personality to fans across the world. In addition, she has a Netflix series coming out in fall of 2019! “Heartstrings” is an 8-episode series that will bring some of the country music singer’s biggest hits to life. The first episode of the series will tell the story of “Jolene,” which will feature Julianne Hough. To learn more about Dolly Parton’s Netflix series, read our blog, “Dolly Parton is Getting Her Own Series on Netflix.”
More Attractions in Pigeon Forge
Now that you know all about the best Dolly Parton attractions in Pigeon Forge, you’re ready to start planning your visit! Check out more attractions in Pigeon Forge, then enjoy a fun-filled vacation in the Smoky Mountains.