The mountainous city of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is one of the most popular destinations for vacations located in the Southeast. Planning out your vacation can be exhausting and confusing. That is why Dollywood is the perfect place to spend your family vacations. It offers you all sorts of enjoyment and relaxation, from exciting roller coasters to the relishing picturesque outdoors.
Dollywood hosts nearly three million guests each year since 1986, ranking in one of the best theme parks in the world. It got its name after the famous singer, Dolly Parton, who grew up in the area. Most of the original attractions, particularly Dolly Parton’s residence, focus on the cultural heritage of the Southern Appalachian region.
The park consists of a chain of destinations that includes a water park known as Dollywood’s Splash Country, and the 5-acre Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner and Musical attraction. In addition to regular thrill activities, Dollywood also accommodates traditional crafts and music from the Smoky Mountain region.
The Dollywood Amusement Park
The theme park is home to more than 50 rides for all ages with indoor and outdoor spacing. These include:
The Black Bear Trail
This ride moves smoothly along the beautiful scenery of backwoods accompanied by a jolly tune.
The drop-line is a thrill ride of a fall of more than 20 stories above the Dollywood Timber Canyon. It provides you with a bird’s eye view of the Great Smoky Mountains as it ascends down.
The Lightning Rod is a roller coaster that gives you nearly 20 seconds of airtime twice. The coaster train comprises twelve cars, carrying two passengers each. It is among the top ten best roller coasters in the world. Lightning Rod races down a 165-foot drop along the 3,800-foot track to a top speed of 73 miles per hour as you set in motion along with it.
The Dollywood Express Train depot
The authentic steam engine will transport you on a five-mile voyage into the highlands of the Great Smoky Mountains. Here you will see the pastoral landscape and some of the most spectacular panoramas of nature along the twenty minutes ride.
Dollywood Splash Country
The water park gives a chance to everyone for enjoying the waves. The foothills of the Smoky Mountains surround the water park adjacent to the Dollywood theme park. The Splash Country provides 35 acres of summertime pleasure for all ages, from the thrill of venturous water slides to the calm of a poolside getaway.
It has several water slides, including:
- TailSpin Racer
RiverRush is the first and only water coaster in Tennessee.
- The Cascades
It is an eight thousand square-foot lagoon-style leisure pool. The enormous water pool is suitable for all ages, allowing families to have a fun time bonding with their youngsters.
- Fire Tower Falls
The Fire Tower Falls is the tallest twin-speed slide.
- Bear Mountain Fire Tower
It is a multi-level interactive water adventure where kids tend to enjoy getting soaked up.
- Mountain Waves
The Mountain Waves is a twenty-five thousand square-foot wave pool that replicates the movement of the ocean waves.
Apart from this, the spa at Dollywood’s resort gives complete spa and salon services. You may also choose from many personalized treatments to make yourself feel pampered in the true Southern experience. The spa boutique gives you an option to purchase from a wide range of excellent products used during your services.
The Pokeberry Lane is a specialty store where you can find Southern-style souvenirs to take back home.
Dollywood also hosts six of the South’s largest seasonal festivals. It includes:
- Festival of Nations that showcases cultural events by performers from all over the world.
- Flower and Food Festivals.
- Harvest Festival presented by Southern Gospel music, professional handicraftsmen, and Great Pumpkin LumiNights, is Dollywood’s special.
- The Smoky Mountain Christmas is a nine times award winner of Golden Ticket’s ‘Best Christmas Event.’ It features seven holiday performances, five million Christmas lights, Glacier Ridge, and a nightly parade.
Moreover, you can plan your stay at Dollywood’s resort. You may want to add the Smoky Mountain Cabins to your bucket list because renting there is as spectacular of an experience as the other attractions in the region.
After a long tiring day of exploring the fascinating attractions in the Smoky Mountains, you will need a place that feels just like home. The Dollywood Smoky Mountain Cabins feature all of the comforts of home, including many outstanding amenities that will certainly make an unforgettable vacation experience. It offers a selection of luxurious vacation rentals that are conveniently located all over the area. They help you find a unique lodging place for your stay from more than 200 rental cabins. Some situated on a cliff or a hill has a view of the Little Pigeon River. For some, the forest encloses the roomy and airy cabin. Many other log cabins situate downtown so that you’ll be close to visit most of the popular attractions in Pigeon Forge. The well-informed and courteous cabins staffs may help you plan your vacation and assist you in selecting the perfect cabin that meets your needs and budget. They are pet-friendly rentals in Pigeon Forge.
A stay at Dollywood encompasses all aspects of entertainment, and including dining. Dollywood vacation rentals can be found in the theme park and water park, offering everything from country-style meals to sweet treats, all having distinctive styles as the resort itself. If you’re on a honeymoon, to make the best out of it, you could also enjoy the couple’s spa treatments at the spa or a beautiful pool with a cascading waterfall and a nearby hot tub with views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Withal, renting at a Dollywood cabin may benefit you from waiting in lines at the Dollywood theme park.
At different times of the year, staying at one of the Smoky Mountain Cabins can provide you with a discount on tickets to the nearby attractions.
Along with Dollywood, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Ripley Aquarium are a few other nearby attractions. Many dinner shows, theaters, and various other activities such as horseback riding, zip-lining, and miles and miles of go-cart tracks are accessible. You can easily visit several great outlets with over 200 shops.
Other rental methods
You can now directly book an online reservation with instant booking available near Dollywood. Making online reservations via the websites ensures you to be all prepared for your trip to Dollywood. Simply type in your destination and desired travel period and get results that match your needs exactly.