Dolly Parton's Spectacular Dinner Show at Smoky Mountain Adventures in Pigeon Forge, TN

Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Adventures2713 ParkwayPigeon Forge, TN 37863
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Overview

A small Smoky Mountain town is preparing for a celebration and you’re invited! This action-packed, family-friendly show features theatrical performances, over-the-top acrobatics, music, a jaw-dropping Fire-wheel, and so much more. While the events unfold, guests are treated to a scrumptious four-course meal. Arrive early and let the kids be transformed into a Princess or character at the Outpost.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Pigeon Forge Travel Experts
  • Dinner includes fried chicken, cured ham, macaroni and cheese, and unlimited drinks.
  • Visit the Outpost before the show for old-time fun!
  • Kids can be transformed into a Princess, puppy, or other character before the show.
  • An action-packed, family-friendly show filled with jaw-dropping moments.
  • In November and December, the show transforms into a special holiday performance!

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Joan B.

A fun and energetic show with amazing acrobatics, plus lots of food so come hungry. They provide to-go bags if you can't eat it all. Kids, arrive early and get a mountain makeover in the Bass Mercantile.

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Description

from Dolly Parton's Spectacular Dinner Show at Smoky Mountain Adventures
This year’s show is a 2018 Spectacular Celebration that features amazing entertainers, rousing musical numbers, and jaw-dropping talent and showmanship. We want you to join in the celebration!

The festivities begin with high-flying acrobatics and fantastic feats. But before the full celebration begins, you will be treated to a fabulous four-course feast while our hilarious comedic duo entertains the entire family. Once your meal has been served, guests are launched into the full celebration that not only features unbelievable performers but also has state-of-the-art special visual effects to enhance your experience. There is comedy with two all new characters and fun throughout the show that builds to a high energy, over-the-top finale that will leave you celebrating the fun all the way home.

The delicious four-course feast features:
  • Homemade Biscuit

  • Our very own Creamy Vegetable Soup

  • Pan Fried Chicken

  • Sugar Cured Ham

  • Signature Mac and Cheese

  • Sweet Potato Delight

  • And our very own Specialty Dessert

  • All of this with unlimited Coca-Cola, Tea, and Coffee


Upon arrival explore the Outpost, where you can enjoy games, Magical Makeovers where children of any age can transform into a Princess or other lovable character, snacks, specialty drinks, and our gift shop before entering Celebration Ridge where you will have reserved seating for the main show and dinner.

Note: In November and December, Smoky Mountain Adventures transforms into a sensational new holiday show, complete with a mouthwatering feast!

Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer Reviews

12 Reviews
CRYSTAL Beaman
FAIRFIELD, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great food, great entertainment!!"
April, 2018 NEW
My husband and I went to this show last weekend. It was great. The food was very good. Our server was awesome. The show was very entertaining. We recognized Kristen as the first female circus ringmaster at the Barnum and Bailey Circus. We went over to talk to her after the show and she said Dolly called her after the circus and offered her the job!! Awesome move, Dolly. Kristen is great!!
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James W.
Flat Rock, AL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Captivating Preformers"
April, 2018 NEW
The dinner and show were awesome to sa the least. The homestyle meal was delicious and more than enough to satisfy anyone. Our waiter was friendly, courteous, and really on top of his job.
The show, no way to describe the talent and entertainment we experienced that night, it was amazing. The organization by the crew of people is beyond great. Can't wait to return.
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Tip: This show was great for all ages and everyone was very friendly and accommodating..

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Carissa Tilghman
1 Review
"Amazing talent!!! SUPERB show!"
April, 2018 NEW
Dolly definitely got it right with this one!!! My family and I went to the early showing this evening and I cannot say enough wonderful things about it. The crew are extremely talented and we were pleasantly surprised at the variety in the show as well. Thank you for setting the bar for entertainment in this area. It was non-stop, clean family fun. We are very grateful for the kind, spirited staff and look forward to telling our friends and family to go see it, too!!! I think it’s awesome that you ask about food allergies and offer a vegetarian and gluten free menu. Super job, ya’ll! BRAVO??
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Anita Shawler
Columbu, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Good food, good family event"
March, 2018 NEW
I love Dolly and her music. I enjoyed this show very much but was expecting a little more about her life and experiences in the show and it also would have been nice to hear more Dolly music.
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Tip: There is a whole lot of traffic in Pigeon Forge. Make sure you have enough time and can get there to get the whole experience.

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Herbert Wesley Patrick Jr.
Bamberg, SC
12 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"GREAT SHOW"
March, 2018 NEW
Really GOOD SHOW about the family historly and Dolly's like growing up as a child. GREAT food also.
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Tip: GREAT FOOD

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Sarah S.
Seymour, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Incredible performers"
March, 2018 NEW
The show was very fast-moving, entertaining, and showcased incredible acrobats. Their skill was quite amazing. The title does not really give an indication of what will be seen.
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KATHY S.
WEAVERVILLE, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"For a good time!!"
March, 2018 NEW
This show was great! There was not a bad seat in the house, you could see everytjhing going on as it is centered The food was a great portion and delicious, not dried out and really a down home meal. Entertainers were very audience oriented and had amazing talent. Will go to again!
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Tip: There is no preview show like at Dolly Stampede and book early

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Judith Sharp
Oak Ridge, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"We took our whole family 18 of us !"
February, 2018
The best show ever!! Everyone loved it including the 3y/o!!
It was very entertaining !Music ,skating ,dancing,acrobats jokes Christmas Story very well done !!
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Tip: It's Fabulous!!

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Mary B
Vancouver, Canada
"disappointing"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed April 19, 2018 NEW
We were advised to come early and that was a waste of time, all they want is for you to spend more money drinking and buying things at the gift shop. The food was ok. It would have been nice if the meal was served all together not bit by bit. The serving and eating of the food interrupted the show, the meal should be finished before the show starts. The show was too short and the quality wasn't there. I would not go again and would not recommend it to anyone. Expensive for what it was.
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ashleyhsmith
Birmingham, Alabama
"Unless you just love horses, choose this over Stampede!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 18, 2018 NEW
Our family of four has been to Dolly Parton's Stampede (aka Dixie Stampede) twice before, and both times we were fairly impressed with both the show and the food. However, the Smoky Mountain Adventure definitely tops that show in almost every way. Our cost for two adults and two kids (4+) was $159 including a $20 discount for booking at a Dollywood property. The show is a very entertaining blend of a circus, acrobat show, and musical theatre. It manages to pull of a very Cirque du Soleil-style show with a very Appalachian feel, yet without being too cheesy, comically stereotypical, or patronizing. The acts are well integrated into the storyline in almost every case and our kids (7 and 4) were so amazed, they could hardly eat. My only constructive criticisms would be that dinner and the show need to be more distinct parts of the experience. Because they overlap, you might be picking apart your fried chicken while trying to pay attention to a risky aerial silk show or insane trampoline demonstration. I felt like I missed 20% of the show due to eating (and helping my kids remember to eat). Second, the alcoholic drinks seemed very watery for the price, but the souvenir cups were a nice addition. Finally, considering the above as well as the average quality of the food, I would have expected this to be a wee bit lower priced. The Stampede offers whole rotisserie chickens as a main meat dish, while this one is only a fried chicken breast. While we enjoyed it, I doubt we would return again over our next few trips. At a $100-$120 price point, I would definitely be a repeat visitor. However, I would still highly recommend it to first-timers, as it's a very professional show and a nice diversion from the endless tourist traps of Pigeon Forge.
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janethJ8391KR
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
"Our Adventure"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 18, 2018 NEW
We attended Dolly Parton's Smokey MOUNTAIN adventure and it was fabulous. It was totally over the top with talent. It was humorous. It was also spell bounding with acrobats. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I highly recommend this show.
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Brian P
Avon, Ohio
"Entertaining and great food"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 16, 2018 NEW
I must admit, before the show I was thinking "how are they going to feed all these people?". I wasn't expecting anything great. But I must admit, the food was great. Everything was hot and really VERY good. Biscuits, ham, checking, corn chowder. all very good. I was impressed. The show was entertaining. She audience participation. Some singing. Some explaining of the old time partied in the back woods. acrobats, clowns, singers, dogs...it was entertaining. The kids (11 and 14) enjoyed it. Liked the food as well.
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Susan E
Auburn
"Not What We Expected"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed April 16, 2018 NEW
Having been to The Dixie Stampede we decided to try Dolly’s other show. Led to believe their show would be about Dolly’s life in the Smokies we were very disappointed. The show had talented people but they were doing acrobatics and trampoline activities. Not sure how that related to Dolly’s childhood. Also between acts there were 2 people doing skits which again was very odd. The whole show seemed very disjointed. It seemed like someone decided to just throw a variety of acts together with little thought. The entire show lasted less than an hour and a half. The bright spot was the meal. Served during the show similar to The Stampede.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolly Parton's Spectacular Dinner Show at Smoky Mountain Adventures

Is dinner included in the ticket price?
Absolutely.

What is included in the four-course feast?
Get ready for a feast! Your dinner includes:

  • Our very own Creamy Vegetable Soup
  • Homemade Biscuit
  • Sugar Cured Ham
  • Pan Fried Chicken
  • Signature Macaroni and Cheese
  • Sweet Potato Delight
  • Our Very Own Specialty Dessert
  • Unlimited Coca-Cola, Tea and Coffee

Are vegetarian meals available?
Yes. Please provide your request for a vegetarian meal when making your reservation.

I have a food allergy or dietary restriction. Can I be accommodated?
If given advance notice, the venue will do their best to accommodate your food allergy or dietary restriction.

How early should I arrive?
Please arrive 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to show time. Kids of all ages can get a makeover in the Outpost and become a Princess or other character before the show!

Is the theater wheelchair accessible?
Yes. The facilities are fully accessible for individuals with special needs. If any members of your party have a wheelchair, hearing assistance, or other special needs, please make note of this when making your reservation so we may accommodate you.

Where is the show located?
You can find the venue at Traffic Light #3 — 2713 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863.

I am bringing my toddler (younger than 3). Do I need to purchase a ticket for him/her?
Children ages 0-3 may sit on the lap of an adult during the performance. A limit of 1 lap child per paid adult applies.

Is this show appropriate for children?
Absolutely. Dolly Parton’s Spectacular Dinner Show at Smoky Mountain Adventures was designed to entertain audiences of all ages.

Does the theater offer parking?
Yes. There is ample parking space for all. Handicapped parking is available on a first come, first served basis. We recommend arriving early to secure a parking spot close to the venue.