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Dolly Parton Autographed Pink Rocking Chair Up For Auction

Published September 30, 2016 / Last Updated September 30, 2016
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Autographed Pink Rocking Chair and two tickets to Dolly Parton’s Sold-Out concert on Nov. 15 up for bid at Leadership Sevier Live Auction.

Leadership Sevier will auction off two tickets to Dolly’s Pigeon Forge concert, an autographed, limited edition Dolly pink rocking chair and more at their live auction event on Oct. 6.

Live Auction Item – The Dolly Package Includes:

  • Two (2) Tickets to the Sold-Out Pure & Simple Concert in Pigeon Forge, Nov. 15
  • Autographed Limited Edition Dolly Pink Rocking Chair
  • Autographed Coat of Many Colors DVD
  • Two (2) Night Stay at the New Courtyard by Marriott, Pigeon Forge

Dolly’s sold-out Pure & Simple concert in Pigeon Forge, TN on Nov. 15. will benefit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

The Leadership Sevier Team Tailgate Auction is set for Oct. 6. Call 865-908-3801 for more details. Proceeds from the auction will be used by Leadership Sevier to help run programs and scholarships.

Leadership Sevier strives to enhance leadership in Sevier County, develop a greater sense of community and a means of communication among its leaders, and improve the quality of life.

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Dollywood Earns Four Golden Ticket Awards

Published September 13, 2016 / Last Updated September 13, 2016
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Dollywood honored for best new ride, entertainment, friendliness and Christmas event at this year’s Golden Ticket Awards.

Dollywood again earned several of Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards, this year picking up four “best of” awards and placing in the top-five in five additional categories during the magazine’s 2016 awards ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH. Dolly Parton said,

“I’m so very proud of the experience families have when they come visit my Dollywood. While they’re here having fun with us, I want them to create those special heartfelt moments they’ll always treasure. I know it’s our people who work here who help make those memories happen for them. Some people call it friendliness, but I just call it what it is—caring for others.”

Dolly went on to say,

“Our folks show their love for families through the care they put in to everything they do—from our beautiful landscaping and that delicious food to makin’ sure each guest leaves with a smile on their face. I’m very proud of the way Dollywood has grown, but I’m most proud of my Dollywood team who goes above and beyond to give families memories they’ll share forever.”

Dollywood’s four Golden Ticket Awards include:

  • Best New Ride, for Lightning Rod, both the world’s fastest wooden coaster and the world’s first wooden launching coaster
  • Friendliest Park, for the fifth consecutive year
  • Best Shows, Dollywood’s eighth consecutive victory in this category
  • Best Christmas Event, the only park to ever earn this award, Dollywood celebrates its ninth consecutive win

Dollywood also ranked in six additional categories:

  • Best Food, second place
  • Cleanest Park, second place
  • Best Park, third place
  • Best Water Park for Dollywood’s Splash Country, third place
  • Best Landscaping, fourth place
  • Best Wooden Coaster for Thunderhead, seventh place

Tim Baldwin, Golden Ticket Awards Communications Coordinator for Amusement Today noted,

“Dollywood is a finalist in more categories than any other park—ten to be exact. The destination claims four Golden Ticket wins this year! These accomplishments should command the attention of anyone in the industry looking for a model of how to do things right. It’s no wonder Dollywood charms more and more visitors each year. The place is sheer joy.”

Calculated from an international poll conducted by Amusement Today, the industry’s leading trade publication, the Golden Ticket Awards are the results of a detailed survey sent to a database of experienced and well-traveled amusement park fans around the world in balanced geographical regions. Voters are asked to rate the “best” in 23 categories such as best parks, roller coasters, water rides, shows, kids’ area, landscaping and Christmas events.

The Golden Ticket Awards are the most sought-after awards in the business of amusements and attractions. The awards have become the subject of much discussion by park aficionados the world over and garnered mentions in such notable media outlets as USA TODAY and the Chicago Tribune, and by the late radio newsman Paul Harvey. The awards also were the topic of a one-hour Travel Channel documentary.

Dollywood was recognized in 2010 at the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions with the Applause Award in recognition of a park whose management, operations and creative accomplishments have inspired the industry with its foresight, originality and sound business development.

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Dollywood’s $2.5 Million Parade of Many Colors

Published September 1, 2016 / Last Updated September 1, 2016
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Dolly Parton announces $2.5 million parade set to debut during Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana has long been known as one of the world’s best holiday theme park events. Dolly Parton unveiled plans for an awe-inspiring new parade—dreamed up as only she can—which will add even more excitement to this family-favorite festival.

Like her new NBC holiday movie, “Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love,” Dolly’s new parade celebrates the fun, faith, family and harmony of the holidays. Vibrant floats, interactive characters and a few other surprises help spread cheer throughout Dollywood this holiday season. Smiling, Dolly said,

“The joy I feel during the Christmas season makes my heart sing because of the love and sweet Christmas memories I have of family and friends from when I was a child.”

She continued by saying,

“Christmas is the time of year when traditions, faith and family come together to create experiences we all remember forever. That is why my new movie and this parade are so important for me. I truly believe The Parade of Many Colors will inspire some of those same lifelong memories for the families who see it.”

The Parade of Many Colors represents another significant investment made by The Dollywood Company as part of the $300 million investment strategy announced in 2013. The company also recently announced the addition of TailSpin Racer to Dollywood’s Splash Country for 2017.

Dollywood has added two days to its calendar, December 6 and 13, to provide guests more time to experience the eight-time winner for Best Christmas Event. One of Dollywood’s greatest entertainment offerings is remastered in 2016, as “Christmas in the Smokies,” returns to its traditional home at D.P.’s Celebrity Theater. Guests can celebrate the joy of the season while a cast of singers and dancers performs hometown holiday favorites while accompanied by a band of live musicians!

Dollywood’s entertainment team brings a Christmas classic to life with the debut of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Based on the timeless holiday story of love and generosity, small town businessman George Bailey discovers the true value of life, family and friends with a little help from his guardian angel, Clarence.

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas begins November 5, 2016.

Preview image courtesy of Curtis Hilbun.

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Rock The Smokies At Dollywood Labor Day Weekend

Published July 22, 2016 / Last Updated July 22, 2016
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Newsboys, For King & Country and more Christian rock artists to perform at Dollywood’s Rock the Smokies set for Labor Day weekend.

Dollywood once again brings exceptional music and great fun to East Tennessee with Rock the Smokies—a Christian rock music festival returning to the theme park on Labor Day weekend.

The music festival rocks the Smokies at Dollywood’s Celebrity Theater with three shows set for Saturday, Sept. 3 at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. The event features a number of top Christian artists including GRAMMY-nominated, Platinum-selling Newsboys and GRAMMY Award winner, For King & Country.

Newsboys’ Dollywood performance comes right before they hit the road for their “Love Riot” Tour featuring their chart-topping album of the same name. At Rock the Smokies, guests also can hear music from For King & Country’s 2015 GRAMMY Award Winning album “Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.”

Festival-goers can also enjoy music from 2015 Dove Award-nominated New Artist of the Year, I Am They. With hit singles and chart-topping music from We Are Messengers, 7eventh Time Down and Stars Go Dim, the performance lineup does not disappoint.

This incredible event allows guests the opportunity to see amazing performances and delight in the food, rides and atmosphere of Dollywood. Rock the Smokies is a refreshing way for families, student ministries and music enthusiasts to end the summer.

By combining all the adventure of a day at the theme park with great music, Dollywood has crafted a unique event packed with fun for all ages. A ticket purchase includes admission to Dollywood. Discounts are available for groups, season passholders and guests who order tickets early. By ordering in advance, guests can save up to $11. Early bird pricing runs through August 5. VIP packages are available and include assorted merchandise, early ride time on one of Dollywood’s award-winning roller coasters, pictures with the artists and much more!

For more information, visit RockTheSmokies.com or call 1-855-484-1991.

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Nightly Fireworks Show Highlights Summer At Dollywood

Published June 13, 2016 / Last Updated June 13, 2016
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Fun family entertainment and nightly fireworks show highlights summer at Dollywood.

With amazing new entertainment, extended park hours and a nightly fireworks show, Dollywood is the perfect place for families to celebrate the fun and excitement of summer.

From June 11- Aug. 7, Dollywood’s park hours are 10 AM – 10 PM daily, allowing guests more time to create memories and share experiences together. In addition to extended hours during this time, visitors can enjoy Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors, a spectacular synchronized fireworks show which paints a colorful canvas across the Smoky Mountain sky. Guests also can join in the excitement of Lite the Nite, a high-spirited dance party which occurs each evening prior to the fireworks extravaganza.

Two new shows headline the summer beginning with award-winning illusionist Brad Ross’ Unbelievable magic show June 11- July 10. Ross takes audiences on an inspirational journey into a world of fun and magic where anything is possible. Along the way, children learn to discover the magic in everyday items and events they find all around them. Each show features unbelievable magic and illusions, comedy and audience interaction. It’s an awe-inspiring show that is fresh and fun for both kids and adults. Brad said,

“I’m beyond thrilled to be joining the Dollywood family and bringing our incredible illusions, world-class magic and pure family fun to Pigeon Forge this summer. One of the things I’m most excited about is the opportunity to help families experience magic in a whole new way – my show is all about finding the magic that’s all around us and there is no more perfect place to make that happen than at Dollywood!”

Dollywood goes to the dogs July 11- Aug. 7 with the high-flying antics of Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience. These talented animals will leave audiences begging for more. Trainers work with these performing pooches to create a high-energy show which features remarkable tricks and eye-popping special effects. All of the dogs in Perondi’s show are adopted from pounds and shelters nationwide. Perondi’s stunt dogs have been featured on “The Tonight Show,” “Ellen” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Chris said,

“I am ‘dog-gone’ excited to bring back my Stunt Dog Experience to Dollywood this summer. Dollywood is one of our favorite theme parks and performing in the Celebrity Theater is an honor. I can promise this show is fur-flying fun for the whole family!”

Summer also means it’s story time again at The Little Engine Playhouse, as some of the Imagination Library’s best titles are brought to life! “Old Bear and His Cub” and “Betty Bunny Didn’t Do It” are featured as 25-minute musicals with special sing-along songs written by Dolly. Everyone’s favorite, “The Little Engine That Could,” also comes to the stage with a delightful reminder of what can happen with a bit of determination and courage.

Festive food adds to the Dollywood experience during the summer with unique new items including macaroni & cheese with various toppings, pretzel dogs, banana split funnel cakes and frozen chocolate-dipped bananas.

Explore Dollywood.com or call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD for park hours and show information.

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