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Dollywood’s “The Year of the Family”

Published March 17, 2017 / Last Updated March 17, 2017
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Visit Dollywood in 2017 and celebrate “The Year of the Family”

The “world’s friendliest park” is set to celebrate 2017 and “The Year of the Family!” When visiting Dollywood, friends and families can enjoy more than 40 rides as well as 15 outstanding shows. The park also features five of the South’s largest festivals and plenty of Southern-style dining!

2017 Highlights

The exciting 2017 season starts on opening day, March 18. Dollywood’s Festival of Nations (March 18 – April 9) displays the most captivating entertainment from around the world. Park visitors can sample a celebration of music, dance, food and art. Many guests are excited about the return of Mother Africa. This amazing show combines skillful acrobatics, modern and traditional dance, comedy and colorful costumes, all set to the music of a renowned live band.

Slask, one of Europe’s most prominent folk dance and music ensembles will perform at Showstreet Palace Theater. Hodman & Sally from the country of “Oblivia” will stroll the park and pose for photos. Husband and wife duo, Dearbhail Finnegan and Robin Slater will bring their Irish harp and flute duo to the Back Porch Theater. Other acts include Streichmusik Alder, Invaders Steel Orchestra and Kelly Shipe!

This summer, Gazillion Bubbles Show returns to Dollywood’s Summer (June 17 – Aug. 6)! Guests visiting during this time can enjoy extended hours and nightly fireworks. Plus, Parade of Many Colors will return during Smoky Mountain Christmas (Nov. 4 – Jan. 1, 2018).

New additions include Great Pumpkin Luminights during the Harvest Festival (Sept. 29-Oct. 28). Also, enra, a Japanese performance art company, will perform during Spring Break (April 10-22).

Special Events

Festival of Nations: March 18 – April 9
Barbeque & Bluegrass: May 26 – June 4
Spring Break Featuring enra: April 10 – 22
Dollywood Summer (Extended Hours & Nightly Fireworks): June 17 – Aug. 6
Harvest Festival Featuring Great Pumpkin Luminights: Sept. 29 – Oct. 28
Smoky Mountain Christmas: Nov. 4 – Jan. 1, 2018

New This Summer – Dollywood

Drop Line
Whistle Punk Chaser

New This Summer – Dollywood’s Splash Country

TailSpin Racer

Stay & Play

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort & Spa
Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins


In 2017, Dollywood’s “The Year of the Family” offers 250 days of memory-making fun starting March 18! Visit for dates & hours, show schedules and to get your season passes.

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Comforts Of Home

Published April 24, 2010 / Last Updated October 17, 2015

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins offer families the comforts of home

Dolly wanted to offer all the comforts of home in her Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins. Nestled deep in the mountains, each one has a luxurious cabin feel with amenities for families to enjoy, including an outdoor pavilion and a pool complex. Each cabin also features  outdoor grills and fireplaces. All of these amenities encourage families to spend time together, plus the pavilion and pool help them enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings.


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Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins launch

Published January 1, 2010 / Last Updated October 17, 2015

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins give guests of Dolly’s parks the complete Smoky Mountain experience by adding a lodging option to their visits

Dollywood’s 25th Anniversary celebration included a new venture for Dolly and her theme park, Dollywood, as it launched Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins. Dolly, excited about the new project said,

“I’m thrilled that with Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins and our new website, we can help families find a place to play and a place to stay and help them save some money at the same time.”

Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins offer families one-stop vacation planning, exclusive privileges for guests to use at the Dollywood parks and area travel packages.


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