Jueves 15 de Noviembre 2018

Dollywood Celebrates “Year of the Family”

New Events and Rides Highlight Park’s 2017 Season

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dollywood today celebrates the opening of its 32nd season
with a special preview of the excitement in store for 2017. The year
offers special new events, new rides and the family-friendly atmosphere
that truly makes the award-winning park home for the “Year of the
Family.”

As Dollywood guests know, each season offers a completely new experience
for families to enjoy, thanks to festivals and events which always
provide exciting new opportunities to create lifelong memories. From
world-class stage shows and two new attractions to a nightly summer
fireworks display, the new Great Pumpkin LumiNights during the fall and
the nine-time winner for Best Christmas Event, Dollywood offers seasons
of family fun this year!

Dollywood welcomes the world during Festival of Nations (March
18-April 9), a fascinating multi-cultural celebration! Featuring
traditional music, dance, food and art of nations from around the globe,
Festival of Nations reminds guests of shared similarities while
embracing unique, time-honored traditions. The headline show for 2017,
Mother Africa, returns with a captivating look at the colorful cultures
found throughout the continent. This season, Slask Song and Dance
Ensemble, one of the most prominent Polish folk ensembles in the world,
visits Dollywood for the first time. Major touring stage shows,
internationally-known performance groups, various roaming musicians and
more make Festival of Nations a fun, educational and exciting experience
for families. It is an escape around the world without leaving the heart
of the Smokies.

For families looking for an exhilarating way to spend Spring Break (April
10-22), Tokyo-based dance company enra comes to Dollywood
with a high-energy, multi-media dance, light and video fusion show.
Their cutting-edge performance routines will leave guests mesmerized as
moving motion graphics displayed on a giant screen are incorporated into
live dance, ballet, gymnastics, martial arts and more. The group was
featured on America’s Got Talent in 2015 and has shared their
unique blend of modern technology, music and dance with amazed audiences
around the world. Dollywood also offers extended park hours allowing
families even more fun during their spring break.

Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass (May 26- June 4) launches
the unofficial start of summer and combines the tastiest barbeque in the
South with the biggest names in bluegrass. This year’s festival features
an impressive bluegrass lineup with a multitude of free daily concerts
from an amazing collection of talented performers. Rhonda Vincent and
The Rage, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Dailey and Vincent, Blue
Highway, Hot Rize and Steep Canyon Rangers are just a few of the
headliners which make this one of the biggest bluegrass events around.
This annual tradition wouldn’t be complete without pounds of saucy
pulled pork, barbequed chicken and ribs by the slab. This guest-favorite
event is music to the ears—and a treat for the taste buds!

Summer at Dollywood (June 17-Aug. 6) provides families even more
of what they already love—time together to make memories. This
summertime celebration features extended park hours, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
daily, giving families a unique chance to ride Dollywood’s world-class
attractions, including Lightning Rod and Wild Eagle all day and well
into the night! For the first time ever, Dollywood’s park hours are
extended to midnight on July 1 and 8. Kids will be amazed by the
“unbubbleievable” tricks and fun of The Gazillion Bubbles Show, which
returns to Dollywood this summer by overwhelming guest requests. To
complete the day, the park’s festive nightly fireworks show is a
colorful extravaganza set to uplifting music which celebrates the fun of
Dollywood after dark!

Dollywood’s Rock the Smokies features inspiring music on stages
throughout the park for an incredible time of praise and worship.
Contemporary Christian hit makers highlight this day-long celebration.
With a powerful combination of thrilling attractions and dynamic music,
Dollywood provides the perfect location for this amazing Labor Day
weekend event. Area student ministries should plan to cap off the summer
with this energizing event.

One of the most beautiful times of the year is autumn in the Great Smoky
Mountains. With a colorful patchwork of orange, red, yellow and gold
painted throughout the hills and valleys of East Tennessee, fall
provides the perfect backdrop for festive family fun at Dollywood. The
park offers extended hours, until 9 p.m. each night, during Dollywood’s
Harvest Festival featuring the Southern Gospel Celebration and Pumpkin
LumiNights presented by Humana
(Sept. 29-Oct. 28). Great Pumpkin
LumiNights immerses families in fabulous pumpkin illumination thanks to
spectacular pumpkin displays which glow with the fire of fall. Numerous
lighted pumpkin displays throughout the park will delight families
looking for a new and unique tradition. During the day, the Southern
Gospel Celebration lineup includes some of the biggest names in Southern
gospel music. Families will enjoy the soul-stirring sounds of beautiful
harmonies ringing through the crisp air as free daily concerts take
place on the park’s various stages. Visiting artisans from across the
country share their talents through an array of handmade wares, spanning
from functional to decorative. Each day is a picture-perfect opportunity
for families to enjoy the traditional experiences of a Smoky Mountain
harvest!

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana (Nov.
4-Jan. 1, 2018) has been honored for nine consecutive years as the Best
Christmas Event at any theme park worldwide. Wander through the park’s
more than four million holiday lights, spectacular holiday performances
and warm Christmas atmosphere, and it is easy to understand why. From
the cheer and joy of Dollywood’s Parade of Many Colors, to traditional
holiday favorite performances like It’s a Wonderful Life and Christmas
in the Smokies
, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas helps families
create memories to share for a lifetime. Guests can experience the fun
enchantment of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and friends straight from
the children’s holiday classic. More than 20 of Dollywood’s signature
rides and attractions operate in a festive environment sure to get
everyone into the spirit of the season. From the award-winning shows and
elaborate holiday decorations to the twinkling lights and
Christmas-themed menus, Dollywood captures the essence of Christmas.

About The Dollywood Company: A highly-awarded and widely-recognized
leader in the amusement industry, The Dollywood Company consists of the
150-acre Dollywood theme park; the 35-acre Dollywood’s Splash Country;
Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort; and Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins. As
unique as its namesake and owner Dolly Parton, Dollywood is the 2010
Applause Award winner, the theme park industry’s highest accolade;
winner of more than 30 Golden Ticket Awards; and recipient of 26 Brass
Ring Awards for Live Entertainment (more than any other theme park in
the world). In 2014, Dollywood was named a top three US theme park by USA
Today
and TripAdvisor recognized Dollywood as a top 20
worldwide theme park in 2015. Dollywood is open nine months a year (late
March through early January) and offers rides and attractions, shows,
and a dozen crafters authentic to the East Tennessee region. Dollywood’s
Splash Country, recognized by the Travel Channel as one of the country’s
most beautiful waterparks and named 2009’s Must-See Waterpark by the
International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions, operates
from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The 300-room Dollywood’s DreamMore
Resort provides guests spectacular mountain views and family-friendly
amenities next door to Dollywood theme park and Dollywood’s Splash
Country. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins offers luxurious cabin
accommodations overlooking Dollywood. For more information, call
1-800-DOLLYWOOD or visit dollywood.com.
Operating days and hours vary.

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Contacts

Dollywood
Pete Owens, 865-428-9486, 865-755-7972
Director of
Communications
powens@dollywood.com
or
Wes
Ramey, 865-428-9484, 865-640-3805
Public Relations Manager
wramey@dollywood.com
or
Amber
Davis, 865-428-9601, 865-591-1002
Publicist
aldavis@dollywood.com
or
Ellen
Liston, 865-428-9629, 865-919-7001
Publicist
eliston@dollywood.com