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More Theme Parks Drop Outdoor Mask Mandate

Slowly but surely, theme parks are dropping their mask mandates in outdoor locations. Since many parks reopened last year, the standard has been that all guests must wear a face-covering during their visit to the park. Naturally, this comes with exceptions like taking photos and eating or drinking. Clearly, certain parks enforce their own rules

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Dollywood Kicks Off 2021 Season With New Show: Harmonies Of The Heart

Dollywood is my favorite park in the United States without question. Sure, it’s got great roller coasters and fantastic food (you haven’t lived until you’ve tried the cinnamon bread). Personally what I love about Dollywood is the authenticity. Dollywood is located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: smack dab in the middle of the Great Smokey Mountains.

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee To Be First Tourism Destination in United States Reopening on May 1st

With the world on pause, many within the attractions industry are wondering what a “new normal” will look like. While most areas are still on lockdown of some sort, Tennessee recently said they will not be extending their stay-at-home order beyond April 30. This actually allows many businesses throughout Tennessee to reopen on May 1st

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Wildwood Grove Brings Largest Expansion in Dollywood History

No matter how many times I visit Dollywood, I am always impressed with just how charming the place is. Real or manufactured, it never gets old. Recently I got a chance to visit Wildwood Grove, Dollywood’s largest expansion to date. As the story goes, a young girl wandered into the woods near Timber Canyon (the

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Dolly Parton’s Unheard Song To Be Released on Her 100th Birthday Sits Practically Hidden at Dollywood

Recently I got to spend some time at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Even though it’s one of my top 5 favorite parks on earth, I had never visited Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort. If you’ve never been, the resort is breathtakingly gorgeous. DreamMore is just a few steps away from Dollywood Park. Naturally, there are tributes

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Dolly Parton Expands Her Empire Outside of Dollywood in Pigeon Forge

If you’ve ever been to Pigeon Forge (and you should), you’ll see all kinds a smattering of advertisements for various dinner theater shows along the Parkway. One of the successful and longest running dinner theater attractions of all time, Dolly Parton’s Stampede. That offering along with the new (debuting Spring 2019) Pirates Voyage Dinner and

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A Chance to Win a VIP Trip to Dollywood and Hang Out With Dolly Parton

Have you ever wanted to visit Dollywood with Dolly Parton herself? Now’s your chance thanks to a new contest presented by Omaze. It’s truly a one of a kind experience. Here’s how it works. The winner of this contest will receive the following: Meet the one-and-only Dolly Parton and score VIP access to Dollywood’s season-opening.

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Dollywood Announces Largest Expansion Ever for 2019 – Wildwood Grove

In what is being called the largest expansion in the 33-year history of Dollywood, the park announced it’s new land for 2019: Wildwood Grove. In total, Wildwood Grove will have eleven experiences throughout the new land. The $33 million expansion is designed to be a new space for family attractions. Black Bear Trail is an

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Support Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Families and Tourism

Waking up on November 29, 2016, I was overwhelmed with the news from Gatlinburg, Tenn. Wildfires had raged across eastern Tennessee and were burning down homes, businesses and much of the Smokey Mountain National Park I had grown up with as a kid. If you’ve never been to the Smokey Mountains and visited the Gatlinburg

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Dollywood Prepares for Fall 2016

No matter how many parks I’ve visited around the world, none come close to the jaw dropping beauty of Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. I recently got a chance to visit Dollywood for the first time in several years.  The park is preparing for its Harvest Celebration and it looks amazing. Scattered around the main

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