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Lumberjack Adventure Debuts New Christmas Show

Published October 28, 2016 / Last Updated October 28, 2016
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A Fun Feast Holiday Adventure Arrives at Dolly Parton’s Lumberjack Adventure on Nov. 4.

Dolly Parton’s Lumberjack Adventure Dinner & Show continues its high-flying inaugural season with a new holiday story which invites families on a journey to discover the spirit of Christmas. The new show opens Friday, Nov. 4. Jamie Parish, General Manager of Dolly Parton’s Lumberjack Adventure said,

“Lumberjack Adventure has experienced an amazing debut season. We know the thrills and excitement of this new show, along with the heartfelt moments which so perfectly capture the joy of Christmas, will make this an instant family holiday tradition.”

The Wheelers and McGregors, both known for helping supply the Great Smoky Mountains with Christmas trees during this special time of year, display amazing lumberjack skills, incredible acts of acrobatic agility and breathtaking aerial performances as they explore the hillsides and—at the same time—the true meaning of Christmas. A lumberjack feast treats guests to tantalizing tastes inspired by the campfire cuisine of a fun-filled sawmill logging camp at Christmas.

Guests should come early as the entertainment begins early with interactive music and much more!
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Christmas Arrives At Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede

Published October 28, 2016 / Last Updated October 28, 2016
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Christmas comes to life at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede in Branson, MO and Pigeon Forge, TN!

Family traditions are created and celebrated when Christmas arrives at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede. Guests will be awed by the birth of Jesus reenacted with Mary, Joseph, the wise men and a living Nativity of camels, donkeys and sheep. This touching scene is a reminder of the importance of the Christmas season. Dolly said,

“Christmas is my favorite time of year. It’s full of fond family memories. At my Dixie Stampede, we celebrate family time and the true meaning of Christmas. We invite families to come make memories with us over a good meal and wholesome entertainment.”

Families also will enjoy “Toys Come to Life,” an amazing musical fantasy starring The Sugar Plum Fairy and a number of toys she magically brings to life in a musical celebration which includes a stunning aerial display set to the unforgettable music of “The Nutcracker.”

Branson, MO

When Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction opens Oct. 27, the action-packed family fun show will transform into a beautiful holiday spectacular. Folks who experience Christmas at Dixie Stampede (Oct. 27- Dec. 31, 2016) will be amazed at the complete show makeover including a full-scale living Nativity, holiday adornment, seasonal music, a Santa Claus sighting and a four-course feast.
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Pigeon Forge, TN

The “high-spirited adventure” of Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction receives a festive twist for the 2016 holiday season with the magnificent sights and sounds of Christmas, including a full-scale living Nativity, holiday decorations, Santa Claus and a fabulous four-course Christmas feast. The Christmas show at “The Most Fun Place to Eat in the Smokies” debuts Nov. 1 and runs through New Year’s Day.
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Pirates Voyage Presents A Christmas To Remember

Published October 28, 2016 / Last Updated October 28, 2016
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Beginning Nov. 10, Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show will present A Christmas To Remember!

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show, located in Myrtle Beach, SC, takes the adventure and fun of its cavalier crew of characters on a Christmas adventure unlike anything else to be experienced this holiday season. Opening on Friday, Nov. 10 and continuing through New Year’s Eve, Pirates Voyage combines a classic Christmas tale with a bountiful feast that will combine a pirate’s “Yo Ho” with the season’s “Ho Ho Ho.”

The holiday adventure starts in Pirates Village, where a cast of pirates and more, gussied up for the Christmas season, entertain guests before visitors enter the arena for the main holiday show, a swashbuckling spin on “A Christmas Carol” with Captain Scrooge.

The Mystical Christmas Spirit takes the captain through time and space to find the true meaning of Christmas, including a “dream” where giant toys come to life and perform amazing acrobatics high above the indoor lagoon.

Other adventures during this holiday experience at Pirates Voyage include a live Nativity featuring the three wise men on camels, an angel with a special message and a comical Christmas castaway and her sea lion companion. During this swashbuckling Christmas spectacular, guests are served a fabulous four-course holiday feast straight from Captain Scrooge’s galley.
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Dollywood Announces New Rides And Events Coming In 2017

Published October 28, 2016 / Last Updated October 28, 2016
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Two new rides and two new, special events are coming to Dollywood in 2017 in what Dolly is calling “the year of the family!”

Coming off a record year which featured the best new attraction of 2016, Lightning Rod, as well as the successful first anniversary of Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort, The Dollywood Company continues to provide more unique experiences at each of its family-friendly properties.

New Rides

Dollywood Announces New Rides Coming In 2017Two new family rides debut this summer at Dollywood providing thrilling new adventures for guests. The first is Drop Line, a 200-foot tall free-fall experience that towers over Timber Canyon and provides an incredible view of the park before its exhilarating finish. The drop tower ride lifts Dollywood guests nearly 20 stories above the Canyon’s pool, before plummeting them back to the ground in a thrilling rush. Also new is Whistle Punk Chaser, a junior coaster which throws exciting twists and turns at Dollywood’s younger loggers, helping prepare them for the day they can join their parents aboard the award-winning Thunderhead wooden coaster. Dolly said,

“As everybody already knows, family is very important to me. These days, there doesn’t seem to be enough time for families to be together, whether you’re a just a couple like me and Carl or you have 12 kids like my family did growing up. That’s why we continue to add all these new rides and shows for families to experience together.”

Dolly continued,

“We have something for everyone, but even more important, we have something for you AND your family. We’re adding so much this year; I’m calling 2017 ‘the year of the family!’”

New Events

In addition to the new attractions, families have two engaging new events to experience 2017. Just in time for families enjoying spring break, the park will introduce enra, a Tokyo-based dance company featured on “America’s Got Talent” in 2015. The group wowed audiences with their high-energy multi-media dance, light and video fusion show. Interactive video and lights combine with the talented performers to create a unique, cutting-edge experience for guests.

In October, Dollywood’s Harvest Festival adds the spectacular GREAT! Pumpkin LumiNights event. This nighttime event immerses families in fabulous fall pumpkin illumination. Additionally, a new pumpkin trail comes to life after dark with a number of spectacular pumpkin displays glowing with the fire of fall. The festival also includes the Southern Gospel Jubilee which brings in the greatest Southern gospel talent around. Gene Scherrer, Dollywood Vice-President and General Manager said.

“We are really excited about adding the GREAT! Pumpkin LumiNights to our Harvest event. We’ve created a number of impressive displays that will light up the night and allow us to add some new experiences for families to enjoy the fun of fall in a uniquely Dollywood way.”

The company also recently announced the addition of TailSpin Racer, a multi-lane, mat-racer-style slide to Dollywood’s Splash Country for 2017. The parks’ 2017 additions are all part of the $300 million investment in Dollywood which Dolly announced in 2013.

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Dollywood Hosts Light The Way 5K

Published October 12, 2016 / Last Updated October 12, 2016
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On Nov. 11, Dollywood will host the Light the Way 5K Walk/Run benefiting Keep Sevier Beautiful & Share It Forward

lighttheway-logoParticipants in the Light the Way 5K Walk/Run will see Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas festival in a new light – actually four million lights – as the theme park hosts this special event for a fifth year on Friday, Nov. 11 beginning at 11 p.m.

Light the Way 5K participants are treated to a unique course decorated by the park’s four million Christmas lights, beginning their journey at Dollywood’s groups’ entrance, traversing through the parking lot and then winding through the theme park. David Owenby, Director of the Share It Forward program said,

“The beauty of Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas festival combined with the challenge of a course that only a theme park can provide makes this Light the Way 5K a one-of-a-kind event for runners and walkers.”

Lisa Bryant, Executive Director of Keep Sevier Beautiful added,

“But most importantly, this event helps provide our non-profit organizations with financial assistance just before the holidays.”

The race will be chip timed and managed by Scenic City Multi-Sports, which also will be offering free photos to all participants to download, tweet and share on Facebook. Awards will be presented to the top three overall for male and female participants. The top three finalists in each age division receive hand-blown glass Christmas ornaments custom-made for the event by Dollywood’s master glassblower.

Race Registration

Pre-registration is encouraged for the Light the Way 5K as the race is limited to 2,500 participants. Early registration between Sept. 2 – Oct. 15 is $32; regular registration and race day fee is $35. Race day registration takes place from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort.

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Benefiting

Proceeds from the event benefit Keep Sevier Beautiful (KSB) and the Share It Forward (SIF) program at Dollywood. KSB, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, is a volunteer-based organization, which focuses on waste reduction/recycling, litter prevention and beautifying public spaces through education and community-based programs. KSB’s goal is to protect the natural beauty of the area that millions of visitors come to see each year. SIF is a non-profit charity established for the purpose of raising and using funds to assist The Dollywood Company employees and their families in times of need. The program is funded through employee donations, which are matched dollar for dollar by The Dollywood Company and, up to specified limits, by the shareholders of Herschend Family Entertainment, the park’s operating partner.

For more information visit Light the Way 5K or call (865) 428-9860.

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