A fun summertime destination for the family.
Published: May 31, 2017
Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in the Great Smoky Mountains, is always a fun destination for the family, but three new attractions and two new special events make the appeal even greater to get back there this spring/summer season.
The new Drop Line at Dollywood is a 200-foot tall free-fall experience that towers over Timber Canyon, giving riders an amazing view of the park before it drops you nearly 20 stories. It’s one of those “stomach in your throat” experiences you won’t want to miss.
The Whistle Punk Chaser is a new junior roller coaster that offers younger riders the chance at some thrilling twists and turns. Their parents can ride with them, and then maybe they will be brave enough to ride the award-winning Thunderhead wooden coaster with mom and dad.
The TailSpin Racer at Dollywood’s Splash Country – the separate waterpark – offers high-speed AquaTubes to its splashdown finish. Up to six guests can race each other on mats in this ride. These slides are longer than a football field and stand five stories above the park. (check the online calendar for days open, limited for the waterpark.)
Two new events are introduced this year and began during spring break – Enra, the Tokyo-based dance company which was on America’s Got Talent in 2015 offers its high-energy multi-media dance, light and video fusion show, and for the first time ever, Dollywood will be open this fall during October to welcome the Great Pumpkin LumiNights alongside the Southern Gospel Jubilee to its Harvest Festival.
For more details, hours, days and pricing, visit www.dollywood.com.