The newest roller coaster at Dollywood is screaming to go. A day before Dollywood’s Splash Country water park opens for the season, Big Bear Mountain opens on Friday.
You don’t have to be a thrill-seeker to enjoy yourself at the Tennessee theme park, which has something for everyone. It’s Dollywood’s longest coaster yet and the first to feature onboard audio.
It towers over the park’s Wild Wood Grove area, but don’t be intimidated by its immensity. Generations of people can effortlessly appreciate the smooth coaster. Even though it doesn’t go upside down, the twists and turns may give the impression that it does.
What you need to know before visiting Dollywood is listed below.
Where is Dollywood located?
In Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, near the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, there is a place called Dollywood. The closest airport is McGhee Tyson Airport, which is 20 minutes away from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is the most popular national park in America. Knoxville is an hour’s drive away.
What makes Dollywood so renowned?
Anyone who loves Dolly Parton should go to Dollywood. Her influence can be seen throughout, from the butterfly-themed decor to the recreation of Parton’s renowned two-room Tennessee Mountain Home.
The park’s Chasing Rainbows Museum used to display her real costumes, instruments, and other priceless mementos for visitors to see. The Dolly Parton Experience will take its place and debut next year with a new Dolly Museum, promising to “thrill even the most devoted of Dolly’s fans.”
Dollywood is a delightful theme park featuring top-notch activities and entertainment and a family-friendly Smoky mountain ambiance, aside from anything related to Dolly Parton. Without ever getting on a ride, you could spend the entire day in Craftsman’s Valley watching television, eating comfort foods like cinnamon bread, and admiring the craftspeople at work.
Dolly Parton visits Dollywood frequently?
Dolly Parton spends the majority of her visits working behind the scenes, but she occasionally makes public appearances at the park.
According to Dollywood’s website, “the main goals of any public Dolly visit are to allow our guests to see Dolly at the park and to spread the word about Dollywood through the media.” That chance might come in the form of an unexpected walk-on to a performance or a ride in her vintage car through the park.
What has changed at Dollywood?
The park’s newest attraction, Big Bear Mountain, won’t remain the newest for long. Later this year, Dollywood will debut the enormous new HeartSong Lodge & Resort.
Dolly Parton once stated, “Everything I’ve ever done, even my first trips to Nashville, started with a song. We therefore wanted to create a new resort that would still be consistent with what I do, who I am, the mountains, and the themes that we uphold here.
Dollywood said last year that it would spend $500 million on all of its properties over the following ten years.
How much does a day at Dollywood cost?
Every day of the year, Dollywood admission is the same, but when you add more days, the per diem charge substantially decreases. For visitors 10 to 61, a one-day theme park admission costs $89 per person. Tickets for a two-day theme park are $109, or less than $55 each day. Tickets for three days cost $119. That comes to less than $40 daily.