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Dolly Parton Featured On Peloton’s 2020 ARTIST SERIES

Published June 26, 2020 / Last Updated June 26, 2020

Dolly Parton becomes the first female country artist to have featured playlists on Peloton, the leading interactive fitness platform.

Global superstar Dolly Parton will “Shine From 9to5” and become the first female Country music artist featured in Peloton’s 2020 ARTIST SERIES this week with four playlists intended to inspire and encourage the millions of Peloton Members working out from the comfort of their own homes. Peloton, the worldwide leader in connected home fitness, will feature a series of Dolly-centric virtual classes taught by Robin Arzon (Cycling), Kristin McGhee (Yoga) and Selena Samuela (Strength and Tread).

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A preview of the career-spanning class playlists can be found online for Cycle, Tread, Yoga and Strength.

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Dolly Parton’s Stampede Announces Reopening Dates

Published June 18, 2020 / Last Updated June 18, 2020

Dolly Parton’s Stampede will open for its first dinner shows in Branson on Wednesday, July 1, and in Pigeon Forge on Friday, July 3.

Known as “the most fun place to eat,” Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction is a one-of-a-kind, high-spirited adventure fueled by magnificent horses, comedy and music, and a four-course feast. Guests enter the 35,000-square-foot main arena to witness expert riders guide 32 magnificent horses through barrel races, flame-engulfed hoops, trick riding and other adventures. A striking 12.5 million LED video wall backdrop immerses guests into an experience set in America’s Great Plains of yesteryear, where live buffalo and thundering longhorns roam.

With singing, dancing, special effects and impressive displays of equestrian skill, guests truly feel like they are in the West or nestled under the stars in the mountains. Dinner, the other star of the show, includes a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory smoked barbeque pork loin, Stampede’s original creamy vegetable soup, biscuits, corn on the cob, herb-basted potato, a specialty dessert and unlimited Coca-Cola®, tea or coffee.

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Dolly Parton Announces New Book “Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics”

Published June 16, 2020 / Last Updated June 16, 2020

Global Superstar Dolly Parton announces deal with Chronicle Books and the upcoming release of Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics, a celebration in her own words of her life in music.

Revealing the book’s cover, Dolly Parton today announced the forthcoming publication of Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics, a landmark celebration of the American icon to be published by Chronicle Books this November. The $50.00 deluxe volume will explore her remarkable life and career through 175 of her best-loved songs.

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For over six decades, fans around the world have looked to Dolly’s songs for entertainment, inspiration, and comfort. Now, in Dolly Parton, Songteller, they can discover the personal stories behind the lyrics—in her own words—along with never-before-seen photographs and memorabilia, bringing Dolly’s fans closer to her work than ever before.

“I’m so thrilled to be collaborating with Chronicle Books on Songteller,” said the pop culture legend and songwriting icon. “A songteller is what I am, and this is my first-ever book of lyrics. So, I’ve revisited my memories and opened up my archives to share the stories and treasures behind them in a way I never have before. It’s going to be a beautiful book!”

Both a visual memoir and annotated songbook, Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a candid, intimate look at Dolly’s enduring career as a songwriter, musician, and country legend—a career further contextualized by the “unofficial historian of Nashville’s musical heritage,” Robert K. Oermann.

“Nobody can write a song or tell a story like Dolly Parton,” said Christine Carswell, Publisher of Chronicle Books. “And few can bring joy and speak to so many the way she can. How proud and delighted we are to celebrate the wonderful gifts she has given us with the publication of Dolly Parton, Songteller.”

Universally beloved, the recipient of numerous awards, accolades, and honors, and a book-loving philanthropist, Dolly Parton has captivated a whole new generation with a resurgence in mainstream media, from WNYC’s nine-part podcast series Dolly Parton’s America to the Netflix anthology Heartstrings to the “viral Dolly Parton Challenge,” which swept social media earlier this year, and has amassed over 17 million online followers.

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Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival Begins June 15

Published June 15, 2020 / Last Updated June 15, 2020

Guests can enjoy a colorful kaleidoscope of more than half-a-million flowers at Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival

Dollywood’s inaugural Flower & Food Festival presented by Covenant Health blooms to life with a vibrant new event that adds another touch of dazzling color to the natural beauty that already surrounds the award-winning theme park.

Originally scheduled for mid-spring, the breathtaking festival now begins when Dollywood reopens to season passholders on June 15. During this spectacular event, guests can explore larger-than-life plant sculptures adorned in half-a-million colorful flower blooms. These colossal displays reach heights up to 14 feet and create breathtaking displays celebrating the spirit of the Smoky Mountains. Floral carpet beds envelope walkways, embellish buildings and fill flowerbeds throughout the park.

Nightly Fireworks

Throughout the festival, the park stays open until 9:30 p.m. every night to allow families more time to make memories together. Additionally, each evening concludes with a fireworks show to put an exclamation point on the day.

“I know everyone is tired after being cooped up inside for the last few months, but I think all of us probably appreciate our family and friends even more right now,” Dolly Parton said. “I’m glad we’re able to start welcoming folks back to Dollywood with a brand new festival to help them make fresh memories together. Things may look a little different, but when they see all those beautiful flowers in bloom, I think it will help them take a bit of a break from everything that’s been going on.

“When we had the idea for this festival, I definitely gave them some input because you know how much I love flowers,” she added with a laugh, “but I was just delighted when my creative team told me their idea for the biggest flower display would be my mama sewing the Coat of Many Colors. I was so surprised, and I know she would be so proud they represented her in this way.”

Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival brings Dolly’s dreams to life with floral displays blooming in a kaleidoscope of colors. In partnership with internationally-acclaimed Mosaicultures flower sculpting team, a multitude of flowers come to life throughout Dollywood as Smoky Mountain turtles, raccoons, frogs and black bears. Dolly’s rich influence through song comes alive thanks to tributes of “I Will Always Love You” with a floral heart umbrella, as well as “Coat of Many Colors” with the marvelous scenic sculpture of her mother Avie Lee sewing the priceless garment.

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The festival takes its blooms and brilliance throughout Dollywood, starting with photo opportunities as soon as guests step foot through the turnstiles. Once in the park, guests quickly find themselves under an Umbrella Sky, an awe-inspiring sight which features more than 600 umbrellas dancing above their heads.

Special “Instagram-able” photo locations allow families to capture special memories that will live on long after the festival flowers bloom.

Savory Flavors

The colorful splendor created by an artful array of flowers and plants is accented by delicious dishes of mouth-watering festival flavors. Dollywood’s team of culinary experts dug deep into the traditions of Southern and Smoky Mountain cuisine to create garden-fresh items sure to delight.

Items on the menu include grilled citrus shrimp over delta peas and rice, gyros, Greek orzo pasta, grilled chili lime skirt steak, chicken stir fry, zucchini fritters, lobster rolls, charcuterie in a cone, and pork sliders with pineapple chutney.

Dessert highlights include chocolate-dipped macaroons, toasted coconut cupcakes, blueberry tarts, and chocolate ganache brownies. Guests looking for a way to cool off have a number of refreshing beverages to enjoy during the festival. The selection includes strawberry guava, blueberry lavender lemonade, blood orange lemonade, and watermelon lime fresca.

Reopening Hours & Guidelines

After much careful preparation, Dollywood Theme Park and Dollywood’s Splash Country Water Park open June 15 and 16 for season pass guests only. Both parks open to the general public on June 17.

Social distancing guidelines will limit the capacity of the parks on a daily basis. As a result, season passholders will be required to reserve the date and time they wish to visit, and general admission guests will purchase a date-based ticket to ensure all have a safer, socially-distanced experience. Reservations can be made at Dollywood.com/reservations and on the Dollywood mobile app where a how-to video will demonstrate the process. Guests should book their reservations early to ensure the date of their choice.

Additional information and a video detailing the safety and operational changes at the park are available for review at Dollywood.com/playsafe and on the mobile app.

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Dollywood And Dollywood’s Splash Country Set Opening For June 15

Published June 3, 2020 / Last Updated June 3, 2020

Dollywood announces reopening dates for both parks and Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa

After much careful preparation, Dollywood Parks and Resorts start reopening beginning with Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa on June 10. Dollywood Theme Park and Dollywood’s Splash Country Water Park open June 15 and 16 for season pass guests only. Both parks open to the general public on June 17.

“We are excited to get open and to welcome families back to the Great Smoky Mountains. Brighter Days are here!” Dolly Parton said. “We have been blessed to work with some incredible experts at Covenant Health and with the State of Tennessee as we have navigated this extraordinary situation. Their advice and teamwork have provided untold help to make sure we are doing the right thing.”

All operations will adhere to the Tennessee Pledge and state operational restrictions.

“As Dolly said, we are now ready to reopen and get back to the business of ‘Making Memories Worth Repeating’ for our loyal and passionate guests to both our parks and resort,” Craig Ross, Dollywood President said. “The team has faced this challenge head on and they have made numerous operational changes we believe will help with the safety of our guests and hosts as we continue to deal with the coronavirus. Safety is—and always will be—one of our highest priorities.”

Social distancing guidelines will limit the capacity of the parks on a daily basis. As a result, season passholders will be required to reserve the date and time they wish to visit and general admission guests will purchase a date-based ticket to ensure all have a safer, socially-distanced experience. Reservations can be made at Dollywood.com/reservations and on the Dollywood mobile app where a how-to video will demonstrate the process.

Additionally, prior to entering the facilities, hosts and visitors must have a touchless temperature screening and wear a mask. Children under three are not required to wear a mask at any time. Guests will not be required to wear a mask while eating. Masks are not required on all waterpark attractions at Dollywood’s Splash Country or on select coasters and water attractions at Dollywood due to the dynamics of the attractions. Additional information about masks and a video detailing the safety and operational changes at the park are available for review at Dollywood.com/playsafe and on the mobile app.

Dollywood will continue monitoring any changes in the CDC or state guidelines as operations begin and will make the appropriate adjustments to the guest experience.

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