Fun Family Entertainment, Nightly Fireworks Show Highlight Summer at Dollywood

Extended park hours provide families more time to enjoy award-winning
theme park

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With amazing new entertainment, extended park hours and a nightly
fireworks show, Dollywood is the perfect place for families to celebrate
the fun and excitement of summer.

From June 11 – Aug. 7, Dollywood’s park hours are 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
daily, allowing guests more time to create memories and share
experiences together. In addition to extended hours during this time,
visitors can enjoy Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors, a spectacular
synchronized fireworks show which paints a colorful canvas across the
Smoky Mountain sky. Guest also can join in the excitement of Lite the
Nite
, a high-spirited dance party which occurs each evening prior to
the fireworks extravaganza.

Two new shows headline the summer beginning with award-winning
illusionist Brad Ross’ Unbelievable magic show June 11 – July 10. Ross
takes audiences on an inspirational journey into a world of fun and
magic where anything is possible. Along the way, children learn to
discover the magic in everyday items and events they find all around
them. Each show features unbelievable magic and illusions, comedy and
audience interaction. It’s an awe-inspiring show that is fresh and fun
for both kids and adults.

“I’m beyond thrilled to be joining the Dollywood family and bringing our
incredible illusions, world-class magic and pure family fun to Pigeon
Forge this summer,” Ross explained. “One of the things I’m most excited
about is the opportunity to help families experience magic in a whole
new way – my show is all about finding the magic that’s all around us
and there is no more perfect place to make that happen than at
Dollywood!”

Dollywood goes to the dogs July 11 – Aug. 7 with the high-flying antics
of Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience. These talented animals will
leave audiences begging for more. Trainers work with these performing
pooches to create a high-energy show which features remarkable tricks
and eye-popping special effects. All of the dogs in Perondi’s show are
adopted from pounds and shelters nationwide. Perondi’s stunt dogs have
been featured on The Tonight Show, Ellen and The Oprah Winfrey
Show
.

“I am ‘dog-gone’ excited to bring back my Stunt Dog Experience to
Dollywood this summer,” Perondi said. “Dollywood is one of our favorite
theme parks and performing in the Celebrity Theater is an honor. I can
promise this show is fur-flying fun for the whole family!”

Summer also means it’s story time again at The Little Engine Playhouse,
as some of The Imagination Library’s best titles are brought to life! Old
Bear and His Cub
and Betty Bunny Didn’t Do It are featured as
25-minute musicals with special sing-along songs written by Dolly.
Everyone’s favorite, The Little Engine That Could, also comes to
the stage with a delightful reminder of what can happen with a bit of
determination and courage.

Festive food adds to the Dollywood experience during the summer with
unique new items including macaroni & cheese with various toppings,
pretzel dogs, banana split funnel cakes and frozen chocolate-dipped
bananas.

For more information about the excitement of summer at Dollywood, visit Dollywood.com
or call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD.

About The Dollywood Company: A highly-awarded and widely-recognized
leader in the amusement industry, The Dollywood Company consists of the
150-acre Dollywood theme park; the 35-acre Dollywood’s Splash Country;
Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort; and Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins. As
unique as its namesake and owner Dolly Parton, Dollywood is the 2010
Applause Award winner, the theme park industry’s highest accolade;
winner of nearly 30 Golden Ticket Awards; and recipient of 25 Brass Ring
Awards for Live Entertainment (more than any other theme park in the
world). In 2014, Dollywood was named a top three US theme park by USA
Today
and TripAdvisor recognized Dollywood as a top 20
worldwide theme park in 2015. Dollywood is open nine months a year (late
March through early January) and offers rides and attractions, shows,
and a dozen crafters authentic to the East Tennessee region. Dollywood’s
Splash Country, recognized by the Travel Channel as one of the country’s
most beautiful waterparks and named 2009’s Must-See Waterpark by the
International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions, operates
from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The 300-room Dollywood’s DreamMore
Resort provides guests spectacular mountain views and family-friendly
amenities next door to Dollywood theme park and Dollywood’s Splash
Country. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins offers luxurious cabin
accommodations overlooking Dollywood. For more information, call
1-800-DOLLYWOOD or visit dollywood.com.
Operating days and hours vary.

Contacts

The Dollywood Company
Pete Owens, 865-428-9486 or 865-755-7972
Director
of Communications
powens@dollywood.com
or
Wes
Ramey, 865-428-9484 or 865-640-3805
Public Relations Manager
wramey@dollywood.com
or
Amber
Davis, 865-428-9601 or 865-591-1002
Publicist
aldavis@dollywood.com
or
Ellen
Liston, 865-428-9629 or 865-919-7001
Publicist
eliston@dollywood.com