Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN has grown to become one of the world’s most loved and awarded theme parks with its mix of southern charm, thrill rides, shows filled with talent, delicious food, and loads of fun for the whole family. This Dollywood Ultimate Guide contains all sorts of info including what’s new at Dollywood for 2013, the Dollywood 2013 schedule and hours, where to find Dollywood coupons and discount tickets, and more! Be sure to bookmark, share, like, pin, etc this page to spread the word and stay informed as we add new information!
ON August 22, 2013 Dollywood announced a massive 300 million dollar expansion which will span 10 years. The first phase of the expansion will feature a 300 room resort called the DreamMore Resort located adjacent to Splash Country and will open in the summer of 2015. The first phase will also include a new family roller coaster called FireChaserExpress, which will open March 2014. We’ve got full details along with photos and videos which you can see by clicking here.
New at Dollywood for 2013
2013 will be an exciting year at Dollywood as they introduce longer operating hours, more open dates, new shows, bigger festivals, and more! Below are some of the highlights from what you will find at Dollywood in 2013.
The Great American Summer
The Great American Summer at Dollywood takes place June 22 through Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. meaning the park will stay open into the night longer than it has in the past! Speaking of the night, there will be a brand new fireworks display each night during The Great American Summer!
The Great American Country Show
Dollywood introduces an all-new show from May 10 – Oct. 26 called The Great American Country Show in Dolly Parton’s Celebrity Theatre. This new country show will last approximately 40 minutes, performed by six singers and backed by a six-piece band, and will also feature a special appearance by one of country music’s legendary performers!
Dollywood’s Christmas Carol
New for Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas is an original adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. The new show will feature a 15-member cast, fully orchestrated musical tracks, Victorian scenery and period costuming sure to put anyone in the Christmas spirit!
Bigger and better Festival of Nations
The extremely popular Festival of Nations takes place March 23-April 22 featuring incredibly talented performers from all over the world! New in 2013 is an all-new headlining show Cirque Shanghai along with a new fast-paced show called Mystic India. The annual Festival of Nations is a fantastic time to visit Dollywood and experience a bit of numerous cultures from all over the globe!
Here’s a video of Dolly herself introducing what’s new at Dollywood in 2013!
RiverRush at Dollywood’s Splash Country
We saved the best for last…Dollywood’s Splash Country water park will open Tennessee’s first water coaster in 2013! This amazing new ride combines the thrill of a roller coaster with the sensation of water and rapids. It’s sure to be one of the most amazing water rides in the nation! To get a sneak preview of what the new River Rush ride will be like, view the video below!
2013 Dollywood Opening Date
By now you are probably when does Dollywood open in 2013! Well mark your calendar for March 23 as that is the first official day that Dollywood opens in 2013 according to their most recent Dollywood schedule posted on their website and shown below. While their opening day hardly ever changes once announced, we still always recommend to check with Dollywood before you make your vacation plans and reservations just in case!
Dollywood 2013 Schedule and Hours of Operation
The 2013 Dollywood schedule is shown below which shows the dates and Dollywood hours of operation. This 2013 Dollywood calendar may change slightly from time to time and we’ll work to keep it updated as it does. You can also visit the Dollywood website by clicking here to view the most current Dollywood 2013 schedule with their operating dates and hours.
Where is Dollywood Located
If you have never visited Dollywood and happen to be wondering where is Dollywood located, here is the address, directions, and map to help you find it when you visit.
Dollywood’s mailing address is:
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
However, their mailing address may not show the correct location of the Dollywood entrance, so they advise to use the following address if you will be using a GPS navigation device.
1198 McCarter Hollow Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37862
If you will be driving down the parkway in Pigeon Forge to get to Dollywood, simply turn at traffic light #8 and follow the signs to the Dollywood entrance.
Dollywood Season Passes
Dollywood season passes are available year-round, but purchasing before February 24 can get you a better deal especially with their Easy2Play plan that allows you to split the cost of your Dollywood season passes into 3 payments with no interest. There are numerous benefits of owning a Dollywood season pass and if you plan to visit more than once in a year it will save you money!
Click on the link below to learn more about the Dollywood season pass
Dollywood Coupons and Discount Tickets
If you plan to visit Dollywood only one time and still want to save money, we can show you how! Our Dollywood coupon and discount ticket guide will show you numerous ways to save money on Dollywood tickets, parking, food, and more! Definitely be sure to check it out before you plan your visit!
Final Thoughts about Dollywood in 2013
We’ll be adding onto this ultimate guide so be sure to like it, share, pin it, etc to let other know about it as we want to help everyone have the best visit possible to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN! If you have other tips for visiting Dollywood whether it’s a favorite ride, restaurant, shop, etc be sure to share them in the comments below!