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Exploring the Magic of Dollywood in Pigeon Forge

November 04, 20234 min read

Exploring the Magic of Dollywood in Pigeon Forge

If you're planning a trip to the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, Dollywood in Pigeon Forge should be at the top of your must-visit list. This enchanting theme park, created by country music legend Dolly Parton, offers a unique blend of entertainment, culture, and fun that captures the spirit of the Appalachian region. In this blog, we'll take you on a journey through Dollywood, sharing the attractions, shows, and experiences that make it a destination like no other.

A Little Bit of History

Dollywood first opened its gates in 1986, and since then, it has grown into a world-class entertainment destination. Named after its co-owner, Dolly Parton, the park celebrates the culture, music, and heritage of the Smoky Mountains. Dolly's vision was to create a place where families could make lasting memories while experiencing the rich traditions of the region.

The Rides and Attractions

Dollywood offers a wide variety of rides and attractions for visitors of all ages. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie or prefer a more relaxed experience, there's something for everyone:

  1. Wild Eagle: This roller coaster offers a breathtaking experience as you soar through the air, with your feet dangling, providing a sensation of true flight.

  2. Lightning Rod: Known as the world's fastest wooden coaster, Lightning Rod is an exhilarating ride with a heart-pounding launch and thrilling drops.

  3. FireChaser Express: Perfect for families, this dual-launch coaster takes you on an exciting journey through the Great Smoky Mountains.

  4. Daredevil Falls: A classic log-flume ride that guarantees a refreshing splash and stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

  5. Blazing Fury: An indoor/outdoor dark ride that tells the story of a small mountain town struck by a fiery disaster. It's a mix of thrills and storytelling.

  6. The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel: Take a relaxing, 200-foot-tall ride in one of the climate-controlled gondolas for panoramic views of the park and the beautiful Smoky Mountains.

  7. Dollywood Express: A coal-fired steam train that takes you on a leisurely ride around the park, providing a glimpse into the park's history and natural beauty.

Live Entertainment

Dollywood is not just about rides and attractions; it's also renowned for its live entertainment. From bluegrass and country music to theatrical productions, there's always something happening on stage. Don't miss the famous "Dreamland Drive-In" show, which brings classic movies to life with live performances.

Food and Dining

No theme park experience is complete without delicious food, and Dollywood has that covered as well. You can find a wide array of dining options, from Southern comfort food to international cuisines. Be sure to try some classic Southern dishes like fried chicken, cornbread, and barbecue. There are also sweet treats like cinnamon bread and funnel cakes that you won't want to miss.

Crafts and Culture

One of the unique aspects of Dollywood is its celebration of the rich cultural heritage of the Smoky Mountains. You'll find a variety of artisan craftspeople practicing their trades throughout the park, from blacksmiths to woodcarvers. It's an opportunity to learn about and appreciate the craftsmanship that has been passed down through generations in this region.

Seasonal Events

Dollywood offers different experiences throughout the year. During the holidays, the park is beautifully decorated, and it hosts "Smoky Mountain Christmas," featuring millions of lights, holiday shows, and a festive atmosphere. In the summer, "Summer Celebration" offers extended park hours and nightly fireworks. The park also hosts special events like Barbeque & Bluegrass and Flower & Food festivals.

Planning Your Visit

Before you go, it's a good idea to check the Dollywood website for the latest information on park hours, ticket prices, and special events. You can also download their mobile app to make the most of your visit by planning your day and accessing real-time information.

In conclusion, Dollywood in Pigeon Forge is a place that seamlessly combines thrilling rides, live entertainment, cultural experiences, and delicious food. It's a celebration of the Smoky Mountain region, and it offers something for everyone, whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or a bit of both. A visit to Dollywood is an unforgettable journey into the heart of Tennessee, and it's an experience that will leave you with cherished memories of this unique and enchanting destination.

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Most of our properties, the only times we don't is when our HOA's limit us. There are some homes we partner with and list on this website and they might have different rules. Please click on each listing and read their rules. But most of the time. we're delighted to offer a pet-friendly environment for our guests. What is the pet fee? To accommodate your four-legged companions, we charge a reasonable $150 pet fee per stay. This fee helps us ensure a clean and comfortable space for both our human and furry guest. How many pets are allowed, and what is the weight limit? You're welcome to bring up to two pets with you. Each pet should not exceed 50 lbs in weight. This way, your pets can enjoy the cabin as much as you do!We look forward to making your stay enjoyable for both you and your furry friends. If you have any further questions about our pet policy, please feel free to reach out.

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What is your cancellation policy?

Guest receives 100.00% (less $30.00 taxable cancellation fee) if cancellation occurs at least 30 days before arrival; Guest receives 50.00% (less $30.00 taxable cancellation fee) if cancellation occurs at least 14 days before arrival; No refunds within 14 days of arrival.

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What time is check-in and checkout?

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Strict rules below (included in our listing): You will be asked to leave and will not receive a refund if you break these rules. If you do not agree to any of these rules, please cancel immediately.

⭐️ NO Parties. You (the person booking) will be held liable for all damages.

⭐️ Must sign rental agreement upon booking

⭐️ Must submit a $500 off-platform security hold that will be collected upon signing rental agreement but it will not be placed until 2 days prior to arrival and released 7 days after departure, if no damages are reported. Please note we are API Connected to a hotel-style software called OwnerRez to safely and securely take off-platform security deposits.

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⭐️ Please make sure your reservation accurately reflects the number of people staying. There is an additional guest fee of $150 per person per night if over our maximum occupancy, this will be charged to the card on file.

⭐️ Check-in anytime after 4:00 pm. Early arrivals will incur additional fees.

⭐️ No late check-out's, you will be charged and additional night.

⭐️ Pet fee is $150 for up to 2 dogs, each 50 lbs or less. Please make sure if you are bringing a pet it is accounted for on your reservation. There will be an additional fee of $200 per pet if not on the reservation.

⭐️ Do not leave your pet/s unsupervised in the home, you will be responsible for any damages or additional cleaning fees.

⭐️ NO SMOKING INDOORS, please only smoke outside and clean up afterwards.

⭐️ For guest safety, we have security camera/s outside the property. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH the cameras. We will levy fees of $100 to those who adjust or cover these cameras.

⭐️ When showering please keep the shower curtain inside the tub and completely closed.

⭐️ Do not put anything other than toilet paper in the toilets. No feminine hygiene products, flushable wipes, cleaning wipes or trash, only toilet paper.We will enforce our cancellation policy agreed upon in the booking platform and STRONGLY encourage purchasing traveler insurance.

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