Dolly Parton is bringing the swashbuckling excitement of her Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show to the Florida Panhandle in spring 2025.

Land has been acquired at Pier Park in Panama City Beach to build a new venue for the popular dinner show concept, Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show.

“I’m so excited about bringing this show to such a great destination,” Dolly said. “With pirates, mermaids, exciting acrobatics, pyrotechnics, and even a few songs that I wrote, it’s a show that is perfect for all ages. My Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show has been a huge success in Myrtle Beach, SC, and in Pigeon Forge, TN, and I knew that Panama City Beach was the perfect spot to open our third location.

“Everyone knows that I dream big, so we are going ‘overboard’ with the details as we prepare everything – from the show to the four-course pirates feast to the exterior of the building itself. I told my folks to get started as soon as possible, so we’re breaking ground for construction in January!”

The 60,000 square foot indoor theater will have more than 1000 seats. Guests will be treated to a dinner and show where the Crimson and Sapphire pirates battle on deck, in the water of the 15-foot-deep lagoon, and in the “sky” above the two full-sized pirate ships that serve as the swashbuckling stage for adventure, excitement and fun for everyone.

The new dinner show is anticipated to create 300 jobs, and an extensive nationwide talent search will begin in mid-2024 for the cast. The total cost for the project is estimated at $60 million. More information on the Pirates Voyage experiences in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is available at

Dolly Celebrates the Spirit of the Holiday Season and Makes the Yuletide Rock

'Tis the season of joy, and as the holidays unfold, Dolly is cranking up the holiday spirit with an abundance of sparkle and rockin' resonance that truly make this time of year magical. With falling snowflakes and festive Christmas vibes in the air, she welcomes you to share in the celebration of everything she cherishes about the holiday season.

“Christmas is that wonderful time of the year when hearts are warmer and spirits shine brighter,” Dolly shared. “The festive music and beautiful decorations seem to bring out the childlike wonder in all of us, and we’re reminded to believe in miracles and spread love to everyone around us."

Dolly Releases Her First-Ever Rock Album Rockstar

Dolly rocks the globe with the release of her first rock album and 49th solo album, Rockstar, available worldwide on November 17. Releasing as a 4 LP set, a 2 CD set, digital download and on all streaming services, Rockstar includes 9 original tracks and 21 iconic Rock anthems. Sparked by her 2022 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Dolly collaborated with an all-star roster of musicians, resulting in a 30-song collection that truly rocks.

Dolly Parton Announces First-Ever Rock Album "Rockstar"
America's Best Theme Park Christmas Event Returns for 2023

America's Best Theme Park Christmas Event Returns for 2023

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas ​​(Nov. 4–Jan. 6, 2024) captivates visitors with the rich essence of the holiday season, thanks to its gleaming lights, award-winning stage productions, Christmas culinary masterpieces and warm family customs.

The 15-time winner for Best Theme Park Christmas Event boasts more than 6 million dazzling, shimmering lights throughout the park, but the newest ones will fly high above the park each evening as part of a stunning holiday drone show. This larger-than-life display illuminates the season with hundreds of drones soaring in the air, riveting guests with an awe-inspiring new show.

Dolly Parton visits Dollywood's HeartSong Lodge and Resort Grand Opening

Dolly Officially Welcomes Guests to Dollywood’s Heartsong Lodge & Resort

Dolly Parton welcomed guests on Friday, November 3, to the official grand opening of Dollywood's HeartSong Lodge & Resort. The lodge marks the second world-class resort created by Dolly and Dollywood Parks & Resorts, further expanding the premier family destination located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Dollywood Debuts New Dolly Parton Experience in 2024

Dollywood Debuts Brand-New Dolly Parton Experience in May 2024

In May 2024, the Dolly Parton Experience is slated to open with a number of interactive elements to make guests feel as if they are journeying alongside Dolly from her childhood cabin in Locust Ridge to performing on the grandest stages around the world. Housed in multiple buildings, the multi-faceted experience includes exhibits which span her iconic career, a look at the inspiration for her biggest dreams, the importance of her family and even a specially curated exhibit that highlights Dolly’s signature style through the years.

Enjoy the Spirit of the Season at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Enjoy the Spirit of the Season at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Dolly Parton’s Stampede, in both Pigeon Forge, TN, and Branson, MO, welcomes families to celebrate the spirit of the season with an amazing Christmas spectacular filled with festive horse-riding stunts, stirring holiday music, a beautiful live nativity and a four-course holiday feast.

Make It a Christmas to Remember at Pirates Voyage

Make it a Christmas to Remember at Pirates Voyage

Set sail on an epic holiday journey at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show! Located in both Pigeon Forge, TN, and Branson, MO, treat the family to a swashbuckling dinner and heave-ho your way into a spectacular show filled with thrills and excitement for everyone!

Imagination Library Inspires a Spirit of Giving

The Imagination Library Inspires a Spirit of Giving 

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library recently celebrated the significant milestone of gifting 200 million books globally! To mark this achievement, seven families across five countries found golden Dolly bookmarks hidden within their Imagination Library books in September, unlocking a special video chat with Dolly and more surprises.

Furthering its mission to inspire a love of reading in children, Dolly’s Imagination Library program continues to expand to new areas, most recently rolling out new statewide programs in Louisiana and Missouri. These expansions provide access to free books, inspiring children to Dream More, Learn More, Care More and Be More!

Listen to Dolly’s Powerful Rendition of "Wrecking Ball (feat. Miley Cyrus)"

Dolly released the latest track from her new Rockstar album - a powerful duet of "Wrecking Ball" with her fairy goddaughter, Miley Cyrus. The dynamic pair first performed the track on Miley's New Year’s Eve Party, which aired live on NBC.

Shop Official Rockstar Merch

Purchase Dolly’s new Rockstar album as a 4 LP set, 2 CD set or digital download, as well as exclusive limited edition Rockstar box sets and merchandise!


The holiday season is a time for kindness in our hearts, the enduring love of our families, the joy of laughter shared with our friends and the warmth of gratitude. Let's continue to embrace this spirit, spreading happiness and cheer to all those we encounter. It's the perfect time to celebrate and revel in the magic that comes this time of year. So, let's fill the air with festive melodies and make lasting memories as we celebrate a joyful holiday season we will cherish for years to come.

“Christmas Is”

Christmas is a time for caring
Bein' at your best
Christmas is a time for sharing
Knowin' you've been blessed
Christmas is a time for givin'
Love is made of this
That's what Christmas is

Merry Christmas!

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Set Sail on a Journey to Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show This Holiday Season

Are you ready to set sail into the holidays? Make it a Christmas to Remember at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show! Whether you’re visiting the Myrtle Beach, SC location for an epic Christmas adventure or the Pigeon Forge, TN location to create unforgettable memories, you’re in for a treat this holiday season.

Swashbuckling Spin on a Holiday Classic in Myrtle Beach

If you choose to visit the Pirates Voyage Myrtle Beach location this holiday season, you can expect plenty of Christmas magic. Guests will enjoy a swashbuckling spin on the Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol. Watch as the Mystical Christmas Spirit takes Captain Scrooge on a journey to find the true meaning of Christmas! Along the journey, there’ll be giant Christmas toys performing acrobatics above the lagoon, holiday hijinks with a comical castaway and her sea lion companion, and a beautiful live nativity. You’ll also get to witness an entertaining pirate battle as the Crimson and Emerald crews compete for the coveted Christmas treasure. It’ll definitely be a Christmas to remember at Pirates Voyage in Myrtle Beach!

Family Fun & Adventure in Pigeon Forge

The holiday season is the best time of year to spend quality time with loved ones, and there’s no better place to do just that than Pirates Voyage in Pigeon Forge. This popular dinner attraction has something for all ages, from pre-show pirate and mermaid makeovers to mesmerizing acrobatics and stunts. Watch as the Crimson and Sapphire crews battle on land, on deck, in water, and high above two full-sized pirate ships! In addition to pirates, the show features beautiful mermaids, dock-diving dogs, tropical birds, and a salty sea lion. After enjoying a one-of-a-kind evening with your family at Pirates Voyage and picking up some holiday treasure at the gift shop, drive through the area to take in millions of twinkling holiday lights!

Four-Course Holiday Feast

There’s no better way to celebrate the Christmas season than with a hearty holiday feast, and that’s exactly what you’ll get at Pirates Voyage. Gather around loved ones and enjoy a festive four-course feast while you watch the show! Both locations serve mouth-watering meals that remind guests of all the special holiday dinners they’ve shared with loved ones before. The Myrtle Beach location offers Voyager Creamy Vegetable Soup, Buccaneer Bread, Half O’ Roasted Cackler (Chicken), Swashbucklin’ Sugar-Cured Ham, Cob O’ Buttery Corn, a Pirate Herb-Basted Potato, Apple O’ Me Eye Pie, and unlimited Coca-Cola®, tea, or coffee. The Pigeon Forge location offers a Buccaneer Biscuit, Voyager Creamy Vegetable Soup, Cracklin’ Pan-Fried Chicken, Swashbucklin’ Sugar-Cured Ham, Cob-O’ Butter Corn, a Pirate Herb-Basted Potato, Walk the Plank Specialty Dessert, and unlimited Coca-Cola®, tea, or coffee. Special meals are available for both locations upon request.

Plan a Christmas to Remember

Are you ready to enjoy a Christmas to remember at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show? Visit the Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show website, and get your tickets today.

Dolly turns up the volume on a fall filled with music and excitement!

As summer slips away, the days get shorter and the air gets crisper, giving us the perfect opportunity to turn over a new leaf and welcome the fresh energy that comes with fall. As a true lover of all things autumn, Dolly shares what makes this one of her most favorite times of the year.

“Fall has always had a special place in my heart,” Dolly shared. “It’s like the world is putting on a show with all those colorful leaves. It’s a time when everything’s changing…and that reminds all of us that a little bit of change can be beautiful.”

This fall, Dolly is not only enjoying the beauty of the season, but she’s been busy making new music and reaching new milestones, imparting an air of excitement into the autumn months that lie ahead.

Dollywood Crowned #1 Theme Park in the World

This year, Dollywood took top honors at the Golden Ticket Awards by claiming the award for Best Park, following several years’ worth of recognition of Dollywood’s top status within the theme park industry. Dolly Parton was also personally recognized with the prestigious Industry Legends Golden Ticket Award. Dollywood received finalist placement in ten total categories and achieved a record-breaking five Golden Ticket Awards, securing its place as the world’s most-honored theme park.

Dollywood’s Harvest Festival Brings Fall Family Fun

Dollywood welcomes guests to celebrate the splendor of autumn during their annual Harvest Festival, happening September 20 – October 30. The popular event, which includes the family-friendly Great Pumpkin LumiNights, features all of the fun, flavorful food and award-winning entertainment that make this a must-see experience for your family this fall!

Fall Into a High-Spirited Adventure at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Take the reins this fall and experience an unforgettable autumn adventure at Dolly Parton’s Stampede! With locations in both Branson, MO and Pigeon Forge, TN, there’s no better place to celebrate the fall season. Enjoy thrilling horse riding stunts, stunning musical productions, breathtaking aerial performances, and a delicious four-course feast when you visit this family-friendly, world-class dinner attraction.

Sail Into Fall Family Fun at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

For an unforgettable autumn adventure, Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show is the place to be this fall. This popular dinner attraction has locations in Pigeon Forge, TN and Myrtle Beach, SC, taking guests on an epic pirate journey featuring high seas escapades and romance, complemented with a hearty four- course pirate feast.

The Imagination Library Turns a New Leaf This Autumn

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library enters the fall season with over 200 Million Reasons to Celebrate, having now gifted over 218 million books to children across the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia and the Republic of Ireland. With the significant achievement of full statewide coverage in Kansas and Washington and the rollout of new statewide programs in Alabama and Indiana, they’re expanding access to free books, inspiring children everywhere to Dream More, Learn More, Care More and Be More!

Dolly Releases Moving and Reflective Cover of “What’s Up?” Featuring Linda Perry

Dolly’s latest single and music video from her upcoming Rockstar album is now available. A stirring rendition of the ‘90s hit, “What’s Up?” features the song’s writer and lead singer, Linda Perry. In this song about the at-times, overwhelming pressures of the world around us and the need for release, Dolly’s angelic and hopeful voice ushers in a sense of promise for a better tomorrow.


Listen to Dolly’s Powerful Rendition of “Let It Be”

Dolly was joined by fellow musical titans Paul McCartney (vocals/piano), Ringo Starr (drums), Peter Frampton (guitar) and Mick Fleetwood (additional percussion) to create an iconic rendition of the classic Beatles hit, “Let It Be,” for her upcoming Rockstar album.

Watch Dolly’s Olympic-Themed Music Video for “We Are The Champions/We Will Rock You”

Dolly collaborated with NBCUniversal on the video for her new song “We Are The Champions/We Will Rock You,” which will be used to promote NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Olympic Games Paris that begin in summer 2024. A huge fan of the Olympics and Team USA, Dolly aligned with NBCU to produce an Olympic-themed video that celebrates the athletes and gets people excited about next year’s Games in Paris.

Dolly Launches Official Pinterest Profile

For the first time, Dolly’s taking to Pinterest to give Pinners an insider’s look into her story, style and inspiration, from past to present. Like her beloved “Coat of Many Colors,” a lifetime of moments are weaved together, across a colorway of boards, Pin-by-Pin, to showcase “Dollycore” like never before on her Official Pinterest Profile.


Autumn invites us to embrace its soothing sounds, from the gentle rustle of leaves to the rhythmic patter of rain. Take a moment to step outside and allow these simple melodies to serenade your soul. Within the serenity of these moments, you’ll discover the profound beauty of fall.

“Sounds of Nature”

I can hear the wind go whistling through the treetops
I hear raindrops falling softly to the ground
In the distance I can hear the roar of thunder
Seems there’s sounds of nature all around

Sounds of nature fill the air with music
How I love and cherish every sound
I often kneel in prayer to thank the Master
For the sounds of nature all around


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Fun, Feast, and Adventure Await at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

Ahoy, matey! Who’s ready for an unforgettable autumn adventure? Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show is the place to be this fall. This popular dinner attraction has locations in Pigeon Forge, TN and Myrtle Beach, SC. We’re sharing why you don’t want to miss the family fun, feast, and adventure at Pirates Voyage this fall season:

Fall Family Fun

One thing every fall vacation needs is fun. Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show is the perfect place for family fun. Arrive early to Join the Crew, an experience that allows kids (and adults, too!) to transform into swashbuckling pirates or beautiful mermaids. The makeovers are available for all ages for an additional fee!

The main event features Captain Blackbeard and his quartermaster, Calico Jack, as they lead the Crimson and Sapphire crews in a battle on land, on deck, in the water, and high above two full-sized pirate ships in an indoor hideaway lagoon. During the epic pirate battle, you’ll witness sword fighting, cannons blazing, singing and dancing, and more. The show has more than just pirates, though — you’ll meet high-diving mermaids, daring dogs, and salty sea lions in this action-packed adventure.

Fall Pirate Feast

One thing you’ll definitely want to bring with you to Pirates Voyage is your appetite. This dinner attraction is serving a four-course pirate feast this fall that will satisfy pirates and landlubbers alike. The Myrtle Beach location includes Voyager Creamy Vegetable Soup, Buccaneer Bread, Half O’ Roasted Cackler (Chicken), Swashbucklin’ Sugar-Cured Ham, Cob O’ Buttery Corn, a Pirate Herb-Basted Potato, and Apple O’ Me Eye Pie. The Pigeon Forge location offers Voyager Creamy Vegetable Soup, a Buccaneer Biscuit, Cracklin’ Pan-Fried Chicken, Sugar-Cured Ham, Corn on the Cob, an Herb-Basted Potato, and a Walk the Plank Peach Turnover.

Both locations serve unlimited Coca-Cola® products, tea, or coffee. Special meals are available upon request.

Fall Memories

The best part about visiting Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show this fall is the incredible memories you’ll create with your loved ones. Adding this popular dinner attraction to your fall vacation itinerary guarantees an evening filled with fun, feast, and adventure!

Are you ready to start planning? Visit the Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show website, and get your tickets today.



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