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Christmas Arrives At Pirates Voyage In Myrtle Beach

Published November 1, 2018 / Last Updated November 1, 2018

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Pirates Voyage is Myrtle Beach’s #1 Choice for the Holidays!®

This holiday season, Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show brings a perfect pirate Christmas to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Opening on Thurs., Nov. 1 and running through January 5, 2019, crews of all ages are invited to experience festive entertainment, swashbuckling fun and a four-course feast fit for celebrating the season.

The yuletide adventure begins in the Pirates Village, where an interactive experience awaits with a pirate holiday sing-a-long. Kids also can be “transformed” into pirates and mermaids at the Village’s “Join the Crew” area, while several crew members spread Christmas cheer. Then, guests are invited into the Buccaneer Bay arena for the main holiday show, a thrilling spin on “A Christmas Carol” with Captain Scrooge that requires all hands on deck.

“We invite adventurers of all ages to start a new Christmas tradition for the holidays like no one else can offer,” said Paul Brown, General Manager. “At Pirates Voyage, families can experience a treasure chest full of fun together creating memories that will last long after the holidays are gone. Guests will travel to Christmas past, present and future through a classic holiday story with its own special pirate twist, while camels and angels help tell about the true meaning of Christmas in our Nativity.”

Live Nativity

Captain Scrooge takes guests along as he travels through time with the Mystical Christmas Spirit to find the true meaning of Christmas, including a “dream” where giant toys come to life and perform amazing acrobatics high above in Buccaneer Bay. A comical Christmas castaway and her companion add to the jolly adventure; then, the pinnacle of the Pirates Voyage holiday experience is a live Nativity featuring the three wise men on live camels and an angel with a very special message.

Epic Battle For Christmas Treasure

At “Myrtle Beach’s #1 Choice for the Holidays”®, guests will continue to be thrilled with an epic battle between the crimson and emerald pirates. The competition between the two pirate crews unfolds on land, on deck, in the water and high above two full-sized pirate ships for the coveted Christmas treasure.

Four-Course Holiday Feast

During this swashbuckling Christmas spectacular, guests are served a fabulous four-course holiday feast straight from Captain Scrooge’s galley. The meal begins with voyager creamy vegetable soup and buccaneer bread. Next, guests receive “half o’ roasted cackler” (chicken), Captain’s barbeque pork, cob o’ buttery corn, and a pirate herb-basted potato. Apple o ’me eye pie and unlimited Coca-Cola® products, tea or coffee complete the meal. Vegetarian and gluten-free meals are available by request.

Call 1.800.433.4401 or visit Pirates Voyage to book.

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Christmas Comes To Life At Dolly Parton’s Stampede This Holiday Season

Published October 31, 2018 / Last Updated October 31, 2018

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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.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman

Tis the Season for Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Experience the spirit of Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction this holiday season. Now through January 5, 2019, families can create new traditions at America’s #1 Choice For The Holidays! With a full-scale living Nativity, four-course feast, and an arena full of the merriest sights and sounds, every guest will leave jollier than Old Saint Nick.

Live Nativity

To celebrate the reason for this holiday season, guests will watch a special re-enactment of Jesus’ birth with Mary, Joseph, three wise men, and a living Nativity with live camels, donkeys, and sheep. This touching scene reflects on the importance of Christmas.

Toys Come To Life

Taking a whimsical turn, The Sugar Plum Fairy brings a number of toys to life for a magical celebration in “Toys Come to Life.” Including stunning aerial displays set to the unforgettable music of The Nutcracker, families can watch in awe as their childhood fantasies come to life.

Stampede’s 32 magnificent horses, not to be confused as Santa’s reindeer, will race one another in exciting competitions as audience members cheer their respective sides of the North Pole and South Pole to victory. And after the arena is transformed into a winter wonderland of glistening snow, Old Saint Nick arrives by sleigh to complete the festivities.

The entire holiday experience is enhanced by the state-of-the-art, LED wall in the show’s 35,000-square-foot arena, which seamlessly complements the exciting action with stunning holiday scenery. Guests will feel as if they have been instantly transported to the clear skies above Bethlehem on the night of Jesus’ birth.

Four-Course Holiday Feast

Adding to the lineup, Christmas dinner includes Stampede’s signature four-course feast consisting of Stampede’s original creamy vegetable soup, homemade buttery biscuit, a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory-smoked barbequed pork loin, buttery corn on the cob, herb-basted potato, Stampede’s own specialty dessert and unlimited tea, coffee or Coca-Cola® products. Vegetarian and gluten-free meals are available upon request.

Exciting Pre-Show & Holiday Entertainment

Guests are invited to start their fun-filled evening when they arrive early for side-splitting holiday comedy and Christmas classics during the exciting pre-show entertainment included with every Stampede ticket.

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Branson, MO

Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Branson, MO, runs through January 5, 2019. World-renowned ice skaters Anasztazia Kenyeres and Matthew Scoralle bring a touch of grace to our holiday show with their special presentation,“Adagio On Ice!

Pigeon Forge, TN

Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge, TN, runs through January 5, 2019. Guests can also take advantage of a special Christmas Combo and enjoy Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede and Christmas Celebration! Dinner Show!

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Holidays Begin At Celebration! Dinner Show In Pigeon Forge

Published October 31, 2018 / Last Updated October 31, 2018

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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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Creative Director - Sarah Chapman

Christmas Celebration! Dinner Show Now Through Jan. 5, 2019

At the Christmas Celebration! Dinner Show, the joys and wonders of winter and the holidays weave a special tale as the attraction’s yuletide show returns for its second season. Now through Jan. 5, 2019, families are invited to create new holiday memories as holiday classics are combined with breathtaking acts and acrobatics, heart-warming music, merry décor and a festive, delicious feast.

This one-of-a-kind “must see” show combines spectacular holiday music, a live nativity, and millions of dollars in special effects. An exciting variety of acrobatic feats and an ice skating spectacular provide thrills that will last long after the show. Set in a small town that’s hit by a major snowstorm, the audience is taken on a journey with the cast to discover if these Christmas festivities will be cancelled, or whether the storm has set the stage for the most miraculous Christmas ever.

A Celebration version of The Nutcracker and the classic “12 Days of Christmas” are sure to become audience favorites. To conclude the show, a seasonal rendition of “Go Tell It On The Mountain” will move the audience as the scene is transformed into a Winter Wonderland and Christmas light spectacular.

“Here at Celebration Dinner Show, we are thrilled about welcoming guests to share this special holiday story that will inspire one and all,” said Jamie Parish, General Manager. “Our cast is excited to return for a second season and provide guests with the chance to create new family traditions and holiday memories.”

Another star of this show is the yuletide feast. Featuring mouthwatering food of magnificent proportions, this holiday feast treats guests to tantalizing tastes including the original creamy vegetable soup recipe, homemade buttery biscuits, sugar cured ham, pan fried chicken, signature macaroni and cheese, sweet potato delight, and a specialty dessert. Unlimited Coca-Cola® products, tea and coffee also are part of the meal.

For the complete Christmas show schedule, visit Christmas Celebration! Dinner Show or contact the box office at 844-322-4400 for ticketing.

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Dollywood Earns Three 2018 Golden Ticket Awards

Published September 11, 2018 / Last Updated September 11, 2018

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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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Dollywood Earns Three Golden Ticket Awards For Entertainment, Friendliness And Christmas Event

Dollywood continued its winning ways on Saturday night, racking up three more “best of” awards at Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards ceremony held at Silver Dollar City theme park in Branson, Missouri. Dollywood earned finalist placement in eight categories.

“I’ve said it before, but back when I started Dollywood, I remember just prayin’ that people were going to come visit us that very first year,” Dolly Parton said with a laugh. “Here we are in our 33rd season, still earning some of the biggest awards and honors you can get, and I can’t tell you how proud I am of what we’re accomplishing. I started Dollywood because I’m proud of the Smoky Mountains and wanted more people to come experience the beauty God has put right here in our back yard. We’re adding Wildwood Grove next year, and I know it’s going to give families more room to explore, imagine, play and spend time together here in the Smokies.

“The other reason I started Dollywood was because I wanted to hire the good people of Sevier County to work in the park. I knew when folks came and met the people who live and work here, they’d want to come back year after year because they would feel like part of the family. It must be working; we just won Friendliest Park for the seventh year! I’m so proud of the job our people do treating our guests well and going above and beyond to give them a truly memorable experience.”

Dollywood’s three Golden Ticket Awards include:

  • Friendliest Park, for the seventh consecutive year;
  • Best Shows, Dollywood’s 10th consecutive win;
  • Best Christmas Event, the only park to ever earn this award, Dollywood celebrates its 11th consecutive win.

Dollywood also had Top Ten (finalist) positions in five additional categories:

  • Best Food, second place;
  • Cleanest Park, third place;
  • Best Water Park for Dollywood’s Splash Country, fourth place;
  • Best Park, fifth place;
  • Best Wooden Coaster for Lightning Rod, sixth place;
  • Best Wooden Coaster for Thunderhead, 10th place.

“Over the two decades that Amusement Today has honored parks with the Golden Ticket Awards, it has been incredibly impressive to see Dollywood continue one successful move after another,” said Tim Baldwin, Golden Ticket Awards Communications Coordinator. “The park’s presence spread through all the categories is undeniable. They seem to hit the key ingredients to creating a wonderful guest experience—the food, the staff, the entertainment and rides are all top notch.”

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 a number of categories such as best parks, roller coasters, water rides, shows, kids’ area, landscaping and Christmas events.

“I think our voters, along with any guest that enjoys a visit to Dollywood, are moved by the wonderful experience,” Baldwin continued. “The environment is fun and welcoming which makes it so memorable. I think each of us embraces those times when family or friends just have a wonderful day together. That’s Dollywood.”

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.

Fall Features At Dollywood

A number of memorable moments are in store for Dollywood guests in the coming months. Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana features the return of an even larger Great Pumpkin LumiNights with double the displays and double the fun! Additionally, more than 625 Southern gospel concerts take place throughout the festival.

Christmas Favorites

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana, now the 11-time winner for Best Christmas event, grows with the addition of Glacier Ridge, an immersive new experience that adds more than one million lights to the park. Now boasting five million spectacular lights, Smoky Mountain Christmas puts guests in the holiday spirit with stunning lights displays, tantalizing food options, traditional shows and fun experiences like the Parade of Many Colors and Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and friends.

Coming In 2019

In 2019, Dollywood opens Wildwood Grove, an extraordinary new land that features 11 thrilling experiences for guests, comprised of six unique ride attractions—including a suspended family roller coaster called The Dragonflier— the 55 ft. tall Wildwood Tree, live entertainment, various indoor and outdoor play areas for families to enjoy, a new restaurant and more.

For more information about Dollywood, visit Dollywood.com, call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD or download the Dollywood App.

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American Cornhole Tournament Comes To Dollywood’s Splash Country

Published August 7, 2018 / Last Updated August 7, 2018

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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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Dollywood’s Splash Country is hosting the American Cornhole Organization (ACO) Champions during the ACO Dollywood Classic

Pool time and cornhole is a winning combination. Never has that been truer than now as American Cornhole Organization (ACO) Champions are coming to Dollywood’s Splash Country to compete in the debut of the ACO Dollywood Classic for a guaranteed $7500 total prize purse!

Fresh off their world championship bid last weekend in Montgomery, Alabama, several professional teams turn their attention to their next test during the debut event at Dollywood’s Splash Country. The water park hosts this sanctioned tournament on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Event organizers are looking for 160 two-person teams to play in the double-elimination tournament, and while there are a number of ACO teams planning to play, the field is not set. Officials with the ACO say there is room for the general public to register and join the star-studded competition.

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The cash payout allows the opportunity for several teams to walk away with a prize and bragging rights. For round one, there will be 16 flights of up to 10 players. After double-elimination, the top two teams from each flight will win $100. That’s a total payout of $3,200 from the first round. Those winning 32 teams will advance to the finals, and in that championship round, the top eight teams will win cash. First prize is $1,500; Second prize is $1,000; Third prize is $500.

Participants will play under a tent on the pool deck while park guests can enjoy watching the action from a tube in Mountain Waves wave pool, or even closer if they like! All the tournament activity adds even more excitement to Dollywood’s Splash Country’s fun summer atmosphere.

Tournament Details

The cost is $45 per team and includes registration, processing and admission into Dollywood’s Splash Country. There also is a special $40 ticket for guests to purchase at the gate Aug. 11 so they may check out the tournament as they enjoy the water park.

The American Cornhole Organization is looking forward to bringing the sport to Dollywood, and Dollywood’s Splash Country General Manager Janet Dawson says her team is eager to play host.

“What a fun opportunity! Families are coming to our water park to capitalize on summer fun in the sun and if they come on Aug. 11, they’ll get the bonus of seeing some of the world’s best compete for a lot of money and bragging rights in a sanctioned cornhole tournament,” Dawson said excitedly. “Our guests may even decide to enter the tournament and take on these champions. You never know what could happen!”

Waterpark Hours & More

Dollywood’s Splash Country is open daily through Sunday, August 12. After that, the park shifts operations to Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends with the last day being Labor Day (Sept. 3). For more information about Dollywood’s Splash Country or any of The Dollywood Company properties, please visit Dollywood.com or call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD.

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