Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures opens for season

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Friday, May 5, 2017) – Master storyteller Dolly Parton opened a personal story today featuring the romantic tale of her parents meeting and the rousing rivalry between the Owens and the Partons. Spiced with Parton’s songs and storytelling, the show is a Smoky Mountain story that is receiving rave reviews.

“The guests who have been previewing the show love it,” Parton said. “This is a story about my family that is fun and exciting but there is also a lot of heart.  It’s a sweet story about my parents meeting but it is also an exciting competition between the Owens and the Partons.”

After the success of Dolly’s NBC movies about her childhood, Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures Dinner and Show will take guests on a journey that ultimately shapes the very beginnings of Dolly’s family – the time her parents met and fell in love.

Guests will enjoy a four-course feast as they watch amazing acrobatic performers display their abilities on trampoline, Chinese poles, aerial silks suspended three stories above the stage and in the amazing Electro-wheel.

Guests can contact the box office at 844-322-4400 for ticketing or visit www.smokymountainadventures.com. Tickets for Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures Dinner and Show are on sale now.

Meanwhile, Drop Line opens May 6 at Dollywood.   Drop Line lifts guests more than 20 stories above Dollywood’s Timber Canyon. As it ascends, the ride’s gondola slowly spins around the tower, providing guests with a bird’s eye view of the Great Smoky Mountains. Guests shouldn’t get too comfortable with the commanding vantage point they find more than 200 feet above the ground, however. In an instant, Drop Line descends back to the ground in a thrilling rush of excitement.

“Drop Line is the perfect new attraction for Dollywood,” said the park’s General Manager Gene Scherrer. “We have a number of unique rides, but this one is unlike anything else here. Our guests will have a chance to enjoy the beautiful Smoky Mountain scenery as they rise up the tower, but once they get to the top, the anticipation of the drop will certainly create memories they’ll remember for quite some time,” he added with a laugh.

Dollywood also soon will open Whistle Punk Chaser, adjacent to Drop Line and the award-winning Thunderhead wooden coaster. Whistle Punk Chaser is a junior coaster which throws exciting twists and turns at Dollywood’s younger guests, helping prepare them for the day they can join their parents aboard the park’s larger rides.

For more information, visit www.dollywood.com or call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD.

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