Dollywood is officially open for its 2021 season. Dollywood has opened its doors for the 36th season, and the family-friendly destination in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is excited to welcome guests yet again this year.
Dolly Parton’s Statement
In Dolly Parton’s statement, she said “Our people are doing a great job to care for our guests, and I’m just glad that everyone is seeing what the good folks at Dollywood have been doing to make it one of the best family destinations in the entire country. What we have is special. It’s a place where folks can come to enjoy those precious moments they will cherish forever. This season looks bright, and I just know families are going to love making a lot of great memories this year.
However, she also made it clear to fans that she could not be in attendance for the opening ceremony of this year’s show since she is still waiting to get the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Statement from Eugene Naughton
The president of the Dollywood Company, Eugene Naughton hinted that the park took on many projects to enhance guests’ experience in the off-season, including new infrastructure, additional restaurant seating, and new or enhanced rides at Lightning Rod, Blazing Fury, Thunderhead, and Mystery Mine. He said he had no doubts that this year’s opening would be a great season pass.
In addition to the president’s statement, it appears that the park is taking into consideration to add new shows, concerts, entertainment, and culinary festivals that are sure to attract guests of all ages in 2021.
When Would the Dollywood 2021 Season Kick-Start?
Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival is presumed to have started last Friday; by default, it would take place between April 23 and June 7, 2021. In this year’s festival, guests will be overwhelmed at over half a million brightly blooming flowers and landscaping in the park.
Some sculptures include a butterfly umbrella, various animal scenes, and even a depiction of Dolly’s mother quilting the Coat of Many Colors. Guests will also be able to taste lots of delicious food as part of this year’s team.
Entertainments to Expect in this 2021 At Dollywood
A concert series will take place at the 2021 Dollywood festival. The Melodies of Spring concert series will feature top-notch acts like Matthew West, Big Daddy Weave, I AM THEY, Rebecca St. James, Sidewalk Prophets, the Rhett Walker Band, Triumphant Quartet, and many more all appearing inside DP’s Celebrity Theater.
During this year’s summer, guests will experience Dollywood’s Summer Celebration between June 25 and July 31, 2021. The park will adopt later nighttime hours, which in another sense implies – that there would be lots of chances for guests to ride on Dollywood’s roller coasters and enjoy a nightly show that features hundreds of drones to create stunning 3-D animations.
In addition to the numerous night events, guests will get to see all manners of choreographed fireworks. Moreover, Wildwood Grove will turn into a dance party with a DJ to help guests put on their dancing shoes.
In the fall, guests will transcend into an autumnal spirit at Dollywood’s Harvest Festival between Sept. 24 and Oct. 30. The park will keep its gates open each evening so that guests can be taken into the new world of Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights. When the glow begins to radiate at night, thousands of carved pumpkins would be seen throughout the park.
In the daytime, guests will enjoy a concert series featuring many contemporary artists across several genres. And during the holiday period, Dollywood’s 2021 guests will feel the magic of Christmas at Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas from Nov. 6 to Jan. 2.