The thrills begin at Dollywood's grand opening ceremonies!  It's where you get the "heads-up" on everything going on for the entire season!  It's the place where you're introduced to new things like fine foods, and new shows!  It's the time to see Dolly Parton as she parades through the park waving to all her fans!   It happens around the third week in March of each year!  Make your plans now to celebrate grand opening!

NEW FOR 2018.......


Dollywood is always filled with plenty of excitement in spring, but this year it's even bigger and better than ever!  Some of the biggest names in gospel, country, and bluegrass music will perform their biggest hits onstage in Dollywood.  Are your favorites performing?  All dates are listed on SmokyMountainHeartsong's Concert Schedule page.

Dollywood Spring Mix is the new Spring concerts for 2018.


There are many Dollywood Amusement Rides to take your breath away!
This Dollywood Free Fall Ride stands 200 Feet tall!

AMUSEMENT RIDES:  The park is filled with exciting rides for the whole family! From some of the country's best roller coasters to kiddie rides there are loads of fun rides for everyone! Choose from thrill rides, wet rides, spinning rides, fast rides, and slow rides!  With over 40 rides, spreading throughout the park, you can spend the day just riding great rides!


Dollywood Tennessee Tornado offers a windstorm of fun and excitement!TN Tornado
Dollywood Fire Chaser is one Fire Chaser


The Dollywood Wild Eagle
So what's the mystery???  Ride the unique Dollywood Mystery Mine coaster and see!!!Mystery Mine

SEE DOLLY PARTON:  Some of the most exciting times in the park is when Dolly comes to visit.  She's always lots of fun!  There is plenty of laughter as she performs, jokes with the audience, and unveils new rides.  There are always new surprises when Dolly comes!

In Dollywood Dolly rides one of the wet rides with a little friend!
When you visit Dollywood Dolly speaks her mind!
When you visit Dollywood Dolly tells good stories about her life growing up in the Smokies.
In Dollywood Dolly the fire chief has lots to say about the new Fire Chaser Coaster.


Many wonderful church services are held inside this beautiful little Dollywood Chapel!

THE ROBERT F. THOMAS CHAPEL:   It's  the cute little church inside Dollywood. Named for the Dr. who delivered Dolly, worship services are held each week.  It's a beautiful to have a wedding, or for spiritual encouragement.    


  • 11:30 A.M. during the regular season.
  • 5:30 P.M. during Smoky Mountain Christmas

HARVEST FESTIVAL:  Late September - Late October - Fall is the most beautiful time to visit the Smoky Mountains area.  With the season comes The Harvest Festival. The park is decorated beautifully! Enjoy gospel music, arts, and crafts, and delicious fall food and drink like hot spiced cider, and pumpkin pie. 

The Dollywood Manger outside the chapel is a beautiful depiction of the birth of Christ.

SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS: Mid November - Early January.  Christmas in the Smokies is a special time of the birth of Jesus. Dollywood offers a wonderful celebration!  The park is filled with shows telling the story of the Christ child!  Angels are singing, lights are twinkling, and bells are ringing as the real meaning of Christmas comes alive in drama and song!

The Dollywood Gospel Museum is filled with amazing facts about Christian music!

SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC AND HALL OF FAME:  Established in 1997, this exciting museum is filled with priceless memorabilia from the pioneers of Southern Gospel Music.  Tour the bus belonging to "The Blackwood Brothers" find interesting facts about your favorite artists, and admire musical instruments belonging to some of "America's Greats" in the gospel music industry.

ROCK THE SMOKIES:  This exciting Christian rock music festival happens every year in Dollywood! Some of the industry's biggest acts perform their greatest hits and more!  It's one of the most amazing worship experiences in the Smoky Mountains area.  This one day event is held on Labor Day only.  You must reserve tickets in advance.  Your concert ticket cost does include admission into the Dollywood Amusement Park. 

FESTIVAL OF NATIONS:  Mid March - Early April. Travel around the world without ever leaving the mountains during this amazing festival!  The Festival of Nations takes you into other cultures!  It's a wonderful opportunity to try new foods, hear new music, and find great gifts and souvenirs from other countries.

Dollywood Barbecue and Bluegrass Festival will have you hand clappin' and foot-stompin' to some good ole mountain music.

 BARBECUE AND BLUEGRASS:  Late May - Early June - It's the perfect time to swing to some good mountain music and enjoy delicious southern barbecue.  There's lots of talented musicians and plenty of food to create one of the best celebrations of summer!

For tickets, and more information about Dollywood, and other Dollywood Company attractions, call toll free at (1-800) 365-5996.