Dollywood’s 25 Anniversary

This year is Dollywood’s 25th anniversary!
When Dolly Parton joined the Herschend brothers in Visit Dollywood!!1986 to turn Silver Dollar City Tennessee into Dollywood, she hoped to create “The Friendliest Town in Tennessee” and “a special place where families can experience and enjoy all that [her] Smoky Mountain home has to offer.” She has certainly accomplished all that and more! Not only does Dollywood host more than 2.5 million guest every year, but they also provide jobs to more than 3,000 people in the area! What can you say?! Guests and locals alike enjoy spending time at Dollywood, and Sevier County residents are ever grateful for the definite lift that Dollywood has provided to local commerce across the board!
Dollywood is celebrating their 25th anniversary in a few different ways!

The New Adventure Mountain
“This multi-level area covers approximately two acres and requires varying levels of skill and ability. Four courses invite adventurers to navigate more than 100 challenging obstacles, including swinging beams, suspension bridges, flying islands, a tire traverse and more including the base-level Camp Teachittoomee. ”

Surprise moments each day for select Dollywood Guests (through September 27)
“You never know what, you never know when, and you never know where, but the more often you visit Dollywood during our 25th anniversary season, the more chances you’ll have to win a prize. All season long, we’ve plan create some “surprise moments” each day to give our guests some incredible memories worth repeating.”

Silvertones Celebration Street Party at 3:30 p.m. daily (through September 27)
“Each afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in Dollywood’s Adventures in Imagination area, don’t miss the sensational Silvertones as we “celebrate the dreamer in YOU!” with music and special activities. The celebration takes place in front of Dolly’s Closet, our official 25th anniversary headquarters. It’s our way of including our guests in every day of our 25th anniversary season as we mark this milestone in Dollywood’s history.”

Dollywood’s 25th Anniversary Hall of Memories presented by Kodak
“Located in Craftsman’s Valley, this special exhibit includes some rare and never-before-seen memorabilia from Dollywood’s illustrious past. You’ll want to spend some time taking this nostalgic walk down memory lane with us as we celebrate the milestones in Dollywood’s history. From cherished photographs to historic ride cars, our Hall of Memories is filled from wall to wall with tokens and treasures that tell the story of Dollywood’s amazing journey over the past 25 years. ”

Dolly’s Designer Showroom
“For Dollywood’s 25th anniversary, Dolly’s Chasing Rainbows Museum is spotlighting 25 years of Dolly’s fashions.The display cases are filled with the many gowns and getups that have made Dolly sparkle and shine brighter than all of her rhinestones in this extraordinary collection that can only be seen at Dollywood.”

New Shows


“From Nova Scotia, DRUM! is a spectacular musical production featuring 20 musicians, dancers, drummers, and singers from four principle cultures – Aboriginal, Black, Celtic and Acadian – combined in a heart-pumping fusion of music, dance, poetry, video, rhythm and song.  This 45-minute stage show is internationally renowned for uniting four cultures, four dreams and one heart.”
“Lively island rhythms make a first-time appearance in the new show Invaders, an ensemble steel orchestra performing the sounds of Trinidad and Tobago with gospel, salsa, calypso, pop, reggae and American big band tunes.”
Jallmay showcases Peru’s South American rhythms, from ancient mountain civilizations to modern street beats, created by 28 dancers and musicians.”

Don’t miss Dollywood’s 25th Anniversary Season!

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