Festival adds extra week; Park open daily 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
One thing is for certain—families love spending time together at
Dollywood! Thanks to Dollywood’s Great American Summer, June 14- Aug. 3,
guests have even more time to enjoy everything the park has to offer!
Dolly's Nights of Many Colors, a nightly fireworks spectacular, features synchronized music throughout Dollywood. The show, which includes a song written by Dolly Parton specifically for the occasion, begins each night at 9:30 p.m. (Photo: Business Wire) My People, which features several of Dolly’s family members, isan amazing show which chronicles Dolly’s incredible journey from
the mountains of East Tennessee to the grandest stages around the
A collaboration between Dollywood and the Great American Country cable
network, The Great American Country Show is a 40-minute
spectacle featuring six singers and a six-piece band, along with video
appearances by several GAC personalities. Throughout the season,
various country music performers, including Billy Dean (Aug. 22-26),
Marty Raybon (Aug. 14-19; Sept. 12-16) and Mark Wills (Sept. 5-9),
join the cast to perform some of their biggest hits.
Everyone feels like a kid during another family-favorite, The
Gazillion Bubbles Show. This high-energy production unleashes the
amazing fun of bubbles with some amazing tricks guests have to see to
It’s story time again as The Little Engine Playhouse brings two
children’s favorites, One Cool Friend and Ladybug Girl and
Bingo, to life in 25-minute musicals featuring sing-along songs
written by Dolly. Everyone’s favorite, The Little Engine That Could,
comes to the stage with a delightful reminder of what can happen with
just a little bit of determination.
After an extremely popular debut in 2013, the celebration is now one
week longer, providing families more opportunities to make lifelong
memories. Extended park operating hours—10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily—and a
spectacular nightly fireworks show create the perfect atmosphere for a
fun family getaway.
“With everything that keeps us so busy in life, I’m so glad families
love coming to Dollywood to spend quality time together,” Dolly Parton
said. “Some of my favorite memories take me back to those warm summer
evenings, stayin’ up late, watchin’ the lightnin’ bugs flutter around
the hills. Folks loved staying up late during my Great American Summer
last year, so much so that we’ve decided to give them an extra week to
enjoy it this year!”
Much to the delight of park visitors, Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors returns
after a well-received debut in 2013. The nightly fireworks spectacular,
which is synchronized to music throughout the park, paints a colorful
backdrop across the sky. The show, which includes a song written by
Parton specifically for the occasion, begins each night at 9:30 p.m.
New this year, multiple viewing options provide a unique vantage point
for Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors. One package allows guests to
watch the show from elevated viewing platforms at FireChaser Express
before they embark on one of the final rides of the night on Dollywood’s
newest attraction. Another option puts guests with a Dollywood host who
provides interesting facts and background information about the
award-winning park prior to the show. Both options include a snack, a
Coca-Cola product and a place in the exclusive viewing area. Both
packages have limited availability and can be booked online prior to
arrival. Park admission is required.
Guests during Great American Summer find that Dollywood’s award-winning
rides, like Wild Eagle and Thunderhead, provide a completely different
experience once the sun sets. Guests also can experience FireChaser
Express, recently named one of USA Today’s Most Anticipated Theme
Park Rides of 2014, at night for the first time!
Several incredible shows highlight the entertainment lineup at Great
Food also makes a statement during Great American Summer with an amazing
assortment of summertime snacks, drinks and refreshments only available
during this festival. Several popular children’s characters drop by
Backstage Restaurant to say hello and offer up a heaping helping of
memories. Backstage Restaurant’s pizza and pasta buffet gives kids an
incredible selection of pizza, while the dessert buffet includes several
kid-tested favorites. Other festive treats are available throughout the
park from a taco bar, to “dirt cake” and decorated cookies.
For B-roll, photography and more information, check the Dollywood Media
Room at http://www.dollywood.com/Media/Media-Room.aspx.
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