Dollywood Amusement Park
Winner of the 2010 Applause Award, Dollywood consistently is recognized as one of the world’s best theme parks. Spanning 150 acres in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood offers more than 40 rides and attractions, including 2016’s Lightning Rod, both the world’s first wood launch coaster and the world’s fastest wood coaster. Other Dollywood favorites include the Thunderhead wood coaster, the steel thriller Mystery Mine, the forward and backward launch FireChaser Express, and Wild Eagle, the country’s first wing coaster. Dollywood’s entertainment is recognized worldwide, having received more trophies, 26, than any other theme park for its live entertainment which showcases country, bluegrass, Southern gospel, classic rock ‘n’ roll and Appalachian music. In 2018, Dollywood won three of Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards for Friendliest Park, Best Shows and Best Christmas Event. Daily demonstrations by more than a dozen master craftsmen offer a glimpse into the authentic artistry of the area’s rich heritage. In addition to mouth-watering, Southern-style food offered throughout the park, Dollywood hosts several of the South’s largest festivals with special performing groups and concerts. More information is available at Dollywood.com.