Friday, the 15th of March Dollywood opened it’s doors to its 34th season. And, it seemed to mark the biggest year in the park’s colorful history.
Dollywood’s 2019 Shows
The popular Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee will include the opening of the largest addition of the park. It is the whopping $27 million Wildwood Grove area.
It features an award-winning range of spectacular showcases, festival offerings, and memorable experiences. The attraction will open on the 10th and 11th of May. Dolly Parton will be there for the official ceremony.
The Grove will feature 11 new experiences for guests, including a new restaurant, a climbing structure, and a roller coaster called the Dragonflier.
Parton had some heartfelt words to the new attraction in the theme park that bore her name for over 30 years.
“This area is going to give families a place to explore, play and imagine together—but more importantly—it’s a place where they can spend more time together. “I believe everyone has a song in their heart that needs to be set free. Wildwood Grove will be a place where families can learn together about what their heart song truly is.”
Dollywood will also feature the Festival of Nations lineups. The event runs on the 16th of March to the 14th of April.
And it features new and exciting new headline shows, the return of the Passport to Foods and special cooking demonstrations. It also includes opportunities to see world-renowned Chef Pepin.
Parton herself also visited the theme park on the 15th and 16th of March to help jumpstart the season. She officially opened the annual Festival of Nations. It highlights musical cultures from around the world.
In addition to new headliners, Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, and Drumstruck, this year’s acts include Invaders Steel Orchestra, Atahualpa, De Temps Antan and Les Grand Hurleurs.
Upcoming Dollywood Events
- Dollywood’s Festival of Nations: March 16–April 14
- Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival: May 24–June 2
- Summer Celebration: June 22–Aug. 4
- Harvest Festival: Sept. 27–Nov. 2
- Smoky Mountain Christmas: Nov. 9–Jan. 4