Dolly Parton's Stampede

Fall for Fun at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Published September 20, 2022 / Last Updated September 22, 2022
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
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Enjoy a High-Spirited Autumn Adventure at the World’s Most Visited Dinner Attraction®

Leaves are changing, temperatures are cooling, and unforgettable autumn adventures are waiting to be had! There’s no better way to celebrate the fall season than with a visit to Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge, TN and Branson, MO. Here’s what you can expect when you visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede this fall.

A High-Spirited Autumn Adventure

Tighten your bootstraps for a thrilling performance that features 32 magnificent horses and a cast of top-notch trick riders! When you visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede this autumn, you’ll experience everything from horseback riding stunts to phenomenal musical productions. Watch in excitement as our talented cast members show off their skills and put on a performance of a lifetime. Friendly competition, impressive stunts, spectacular special effects, and more all combine to provide you with a high-spirited autumn adventure!

A Four-Course Fall Feast

At Dolly Parton’s Stampede, you can enjoy a four-course feast as big as the autumn harvest! Your dinner includes The Stampede’s Original Creamy Vegetable Soup, a Scrumptious Homemade Biscuit, a Mouth-Watering Tender Whole Rotisserie Chicken, Delicious Hickory Smoked Barbecued Pork Loin, Buttery Corn on the Cob, a Tasty Herb Basted Potato, and The Stampede’s Specialty Dessert while you watch the show. Dolly Parton’s Stampede also offers vegetarian and gluten-free meals available upon request!

Family Fun

Dolly Parton’s Stampede is the perfect attraction for family fun this fall. Everyone from kids to adults will love celebrating a family tradition at this world-class attraction. Begin your experience with the Horse Walk, which allows your family to meet the four-legged stars in their stalls before the show. Then, grab your seats and prepare for a delicious meal together while you watch the adventure unfold. After the performance, stop by the gift shop for the perfect souvenir! Your kids can get a plush horse like the ones they just saw perform, and you can purchase the family photo you took in The Stampede when you arrived! One thing is for sure — your family will have an unforgettable fall evening at Dolly Parton’s Stampede.

Are you ready to fall for fun at Dolly Parton’s Stampede? Visit the Dolly Parton’s Stampede website and start planning your visit to the show!

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Dolly Kicks Off a Summer Worth Celebrating

Published June 28, 2022 / Last Updated June 28, 2022
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
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Dolly Breaks New Ground This Summer With Over 2 Million Reasons to Celebrate

Summer has finally arrived, giving families everywhere lots to celebrate! Whether traveling for vacation or just enjoying the simple pleasures found at home, summertime gives us all a chance to make new memories with friends and family, soak up the sunshine and count all of life’s blessings. And, when it comes to counting your blessings, Dolly continues to reach new milestones and break new ground!

“Well, right now I have more blessings than I can even count! I’ve always been so proud of my Imagination Library, and now to have over 2 million children getting free books every month, well it’s just more than I ever dreamed would happen.”

Imagination Library Now Gifting Over 2 Million Books Each Month

Dolly’s Imagination Library welcomes summer by celebrating one of its biggest milestones ever! As of June 2022, there are over 2 million children enrolled in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. That means the Imagination Library is now gifting over 2 MILLION BOOKS to children around the world each and every month — that’s 1 book every 1.4 seconds! Many thanks to our over 2,800 dedicated local affiliates around the world for helping Imagination Library reach this incredible milestone!

Dolly Shares Her “Heartsong” About Dollywood’s Newest Resort

With Dollywood’s status as a top destination in the country for families, there will soon be even more reason for families to come and enjoy a stay in the Smokies, with the 2023 opening of Dollywood’s Heartsong Lodge & Resort, adjacent to Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa. On Friday, June 24, Dolly made her first appearance at the Heartsong Lodge & Resort construction site, where she shared her vision for the 302-room resort while also sharing stories about why the Great Smoky Mountains still remain a sought-after respite for her during her hectic schedule. Dolly shared,

“With the new HeartSong Resort opening soon, I’m just thrilled that even more families will get to visit Dollywood and enjoy spending a little time here in the Smoky Mountains.”

To top off her appearance, Dolly offered an exclusive look at Suite 1986—Dolly’s former tour bus, which has been turned into the ultimate hotel suite, residing at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa.

All-New Thrills at Dolly’s Dinner Attractions

To celebrate its 35th season this year, Dolly’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge premiers an all-new thrilling and moving performance segment combining the show’s equestrian stars, breathtaking aerial acrobatics and an original new song from Dolly, titled “Wild Horses.” With locations in both Branson, MO and Pigeon Forge, TN, Dolly Parton’s Stampede is an incredible show filled with friendly competition, high-spirited adventure and a four-course family feast.

Buccaneers of all ages are invited to set sail into summer at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show in Pigeon Forge and Myrtle Beach! This incredible adventure features everything from sword fights to a battle for lost treasure, plus a delicious Pirate Feast. Whether you’re visiting with your family, friends or a large group, Pirates Voyage is a top choice for a fun summer adventure!

Dollywood Leads the Way as Tripadvisor’s #1 Theme Park in the U.S.

Recently named Tripadvisor’s number one theme park in the nation, Dollywood kicks off its Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration with new experiences, returning guest favorites and extended summer hours throughout the festival, which runs until August 7. Based on actual reviews left by guests about their time spent in the theme park, Dollywood ranked #1 in the Travelers’ Choice Top 25 Amusement Parks in the United States and #8 on the Travelers’ Choice Top 25 Worldwide Amusement Parks list, reflecting the hard work and dedication that goes into making Dollywood a world-class experience and such a great place for families.

Dollywood’s Splash Country splashes into another summer of fun in the sun, now open for its 22nd season until September 5. Nestled right next to Dollywood, the region’s friendliest and most trusted water park offers a resort-style getaway with an upgraded park experience this summer, including a new zero-depth entry play space, more entertainment and new dining opportunities.

Music & More

Dolly to Star in “Run, Rose, Run” Feature Film

In a highly competitive bidding situation, Sony Pictures has landed the film adaptation of “Run, Rose, Run.” Dolly and James Patterson will produce the feature film alongside Reese Witherspoon, via her Hello Sunshine banner. Dolly will be writing original songs for the big-screen adaptation, in addition to producing and starring in the film, marking the first time she will have a starring role on the big screen since her popular 1992 flick, “Straight Talk.”

“Run, Rose, Run” Now Available

Dolly’s highly-anticipated first novel, co-written with best-selling author James Patterson, is now available. Also offered is the companion album, which features 12 original songs by Dolly! The album debuted at #1 on the Current Country Albums, American/Folk and Bluegrass charts, with the novel spending five weeks atop The New York Times Best Seller list — making it the longest-running #1 New York Times Best Seller of the decade and the bestselling novel of the year.

Official “Run, Rose, Run” Merchandise

Exclusive “Run, Rose, Run” merchandise, created for Dolly’s latest album and book release, is available now! Each item complements the music and the story as told by Dolly Parton.

Songs of Summertime

As we embark on a new season, take time to celebrate all of the moments, big and small, that make summertime so sweet.

“Sweet Summer Lovin’”

(Blaise Tosti / George Reneau)

Though the sun may be dawning
You’re the one that lights the morning
As I awake to the heaven
Of your sweet summer lovin’
By a stream in the country
Running barefoot and feeling free
While the love in our hearts blend
Into sweet summer lovin’

Love,

Dolly Parton

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New Aerial Act Adds Even More to Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge, TN

Published June 27, 2022 / Last Updated June 27, 2022
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
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Dolly Parton’s Stampede Celebrates 35th Anniversary Season With Thrilling New Segment Featuring Original New Music From Dolly

For guests taking in Dolly Parton’s Stampede during its 35th season in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, an all-new thrilling and moving performance segment has been added to this dinner show — combining the show’s equestrian stars, breathtaking aerial acrobatics and original new music from Dolly herself.

This addition truly multiplies the excitement at the Stampede, as the segment kicks off with performers riding astride horseback on “wild horses.” After taking a lap around the Stampede, the performers’ aerial talents take them to new heights high above the arena floor, while a new Dolly Parton original song aptly titled “Wild Horses” sets the scene for a breathtaking display guests won’t want to miss.

A Bigger-Than-Life Experience

While guests will be thrilled by the new show segment, the Stampede experience begins outside the main arena. Guests can get up close and personal with some of the show’s “mane” stars at the Horse Walk. Everything in Dolly Parton’s Stampede dinner and show – from the first feat of the talented equestrian performers to the last bite of the delicious four-course feast – is bigger than life. Guests enter the 35,000 square foot arena where the main show begins with the cast leading the show’s 32 magnificent horses through a series of truly extraordinary equestrian feats of skill and daring. Thanks to a state-of-the-art LED backdrop wall, guests are immersed into an experience set in America’s Great Plains of yesteryear, where live buffalo and thundering longhorns roam and settlers bring the American West to life. With singing, dancing, special effects, the new amazing aerial act and impressive displays of horse-riding skills, guests truly feel like they are on the American frontier and then nestled under the stars in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Four-Course Family Feast

Guests are welcome to laugh and enjoy as they are treated to Stampede’s delicious four-course family feast which includes creamy vegetable soup, a 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 beverages including Coca-Cola® products, tea and coffee. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals available upon request.

Known as “The Smokies Most Fun Place To Eat,” Dolly Parton’s Stampede features an exciting line-up that provides an unmatched show combined with dinner experience. The result is entertainment that is the highlight of any getaway or night out, and the unique dinner show is known for creating memories for its guests that they will hold onto for a lifetime.

Show times and reservations are available by calling 865-453-4400 or visiting www.dpstampede.com.

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Stampede Into the Best American Summer at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Published June 13, 2022 / Last Updated June 14, 2022
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
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Celebrate Summer and Independence Day at The World’s Most Visited Dinner Attraction!

Are you excited for a fun-filled summer celebrating our beautiful country with your loved ones? Plan a visit to Dolly Parton’s Stampede!

With locations in both Branson, MO and Pigeon Forge, TN, Dolly Parton’s Stampede is a top choice for a place to enjoy food, fun, and a high-spirited adventure. Here are some reasons you should visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede this summer:

1. The Most Fun Place to Eat

Dolly Parton’s Stampede is the most fun place to eat! As you watch the fantastic show, you’ll get to enjoy a four-course family feast. The feast includes Stampede’s Original Creamy Vegetable Soup, a Scrumptious Homemade Biscuit, a Mouth-Watering Tender Whole Rotisserie Chicken, a Delicious Hickory Smoked Barbecued Pork Loin, Buttery Corn on the Cob, a Tasty Herb Basted Potato, Stampede’s Specialty Dessert, and Unlimited Coca-Cola, Tea, or Coffee. There are also delicious dinners for vegetarian and gluten-free guests. While you eat, your eyes will be glued to the arena, where you’ll see impressive horseback riding tricks and stunts, phenomenal music productions, spectacular special effects, and some friendly competition.

2. Beautiful Horses

The animal stars of the show are the 32 magnificent horses. Be sure to arrive at the show early to visit the Horse Walk! At the Horse Walk, visitors have the opportunity to meet the talented animal performers and snap pictures with them. You’ll love getting to see the beautiful horses in the stalls before they entertain you with stunts at top speed!

3. Grand Patriotic Finale

A visit to Dolly Parton’s Stampede is the best way to celebrate summer and Independence Day. Not only is it an incredible celebration of America, but there’s a grand patriotic finale! After a show filled with friendly competition, everyone joins together for one final performance. The patriotic finale features flying doves of peace, and beautiful red, white, and blue costumes! This celebration of American patriotism is the perfect way to kick off a true American summer.

Visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede This Summer

Are you ready to celebrate an American summer? Add a visit to this popular dinner attraction to your summer vacation plans. Visit the Dolly Parton’s Stampede website to see the show schedule and get your tickets!

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Dolly Welcomes the Wonders of Spring

Published March 31, 2022 / Last Updated March 31, 2022
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
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Dolly Sends Sunshine and Warm Wishes This Spring

After the cold winter months, there’s so much for everyone to look forward to with the arrival of spring. The birds start chirping, the flowers start blooming and sunshine warms our days and our hearts. Dolly sends some of that sunshine our way by sharing what she loves about springtime.

“I just want to take a minute to wish everybody a happy springtime! What I love about spring is that the days start getting longer, the sun seems to shine a little brighter, and we really get to see all of God’s beauty blossom right in front of our eyes. There may be a few April showers here and there, but you know what I always say, ‘If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!’”

SPRING INTO FAMILY FUN

Dollywood welcomes guests to celebrate the beauty of springtime during their annual Flower & Food Festival presented by Covenant Health, happening April 22 – June 5. This popular event delights guests with hundreds of thousands of brilliant flowers, truly bringing spring in the Smokies alive throughout the park. And, in 2022, this event blooms with even more fun and discovery around every corner, thanks to several new larger-than-life Mosaicultures floral sculptures.

Dolly’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge and Branson welcomes families to kick off the spring season with an evening of action-packed fun. Enjoy a bountiful four-course feast while delighting in a thrilling show filled with singing and dancing, impressive horse-riding stunts, family-friendly comedy and more.

At Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show in Pigeon Forge and Myrtle Beach, buccaneers of all ages are invited to set sail into a fun spring season. This exciting adventure features everything from pirates battling for hidden treasure to high-diving mermaids, plus a delicious Pirate Feast. Come join in the fun!

NEWS WORTH SHARING

Imagination Library Celebrates Expansion

Dolly’s Imagination Library welcomes the arrival of spring by celebrating the growth of the childhood literacy program, putting free books into the hands of more children than ever before! In Canada, the Imagination Library recently kicked off the province-wide expansion of Dolly’s book gifting program across Newfoundland and Labrador. In the United States, the Imagination Library celebrated National Read Across America Day (March 2) by announcing that the program would be expanding statewide in Washington!

Dolly Hosts the Academy of Country Music Awards

Dolly took the stage on March 7 to host the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards, which streamed live without commercial interruption from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Dolly’s hosting appearance marked the first time the awards show was broadcast in the streaming format, airing exclusively on Prime Video.

DOLLY’S FIRST EVER NOVEL – “RUN, ROSE, RUN”

Dolly’s eagerly-anticipated first novel, co-authored with New York Times Best Seller James Patterson, is now available. Glittering with danger and desire, “Run, Rose, Run” is a thriller about a young singer-songwriter on the rise and on the run, determined to do whatever it takes to survive. This riveting novel is now available for purchase in hardcover, ebook and audiobook.

The Companion Album

Dolly’s latest album, “Run, Rose, Run,” serves as a companion to the original novel, enhancing the reader’s experience with 12 original songs by Dolly that tie into the book’s story line. The album is available now on all digital streaming platforms and as a digital download, as well as on CD, standard vinyl and some special vinyl color variants.

Dolly to Star in “Run, Rose, Run” Feature Film

Dolly is set to star in Hello Sunshine’s feature film adaptation of “Run, Rose, Run,” her recently-released novel, co-authored by James Patterson. Dolly and James will produce the feature alongside Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine’s President of Film and Television, Lauren Neustadter.

Official “Run, Rose, Run” Merchandise

Exclusive “Run, Rose, Run” merchandise, created for Dolly’s latest album and book release, is available now! Each item complements the story and music as told by Dolly Parton.

SONGS OF SPRINGTIME

Spring is a time when all the world bursts forth with the beauty of new life. As sunlight breaks through the rain clouds, take time to look for the rainbows that start to appear. Let this beautiful time of year bring you joy and fill your heart with a song.

“Together You and I”

Together you and I can stop the rain and make the sun shine
Paint a pretty rainbow brushed with love across the sky
Together you and I belong like a songbird and a song
And we’ll always be together you and I

Love,

Dolly Parton

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