Dollywood, consistently recognized as one of the world’s best theme parks, features an impressive collection of award-winning attraction. In 2016, Dollywood welcomes Lightning Rod, both the world’s fastest wood roller coaster and the world’s first launching wood roller coaster. The 150-acre park offers more than 40 rides and attractions, including the Thunderhead wooden coaster, the steel thriller Mystery Mine, the forward and backward launch FireChaser Express, and Wild Eagle, the country’s first wing coaster.
Dollywood’s entertainment is recognized worldwide and features country, bluegrass, Southern gospel, classic rock ‘n’ roll and Appalachian music. In addition to mouth-watering Southern-style food offered throughout the park, Dollywood hosts five of the South’s largest festivals with special performing groups and concerts.
2016 Festival Dates:
Festival of Nations: March 19-April 18
Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival: May 13-May22
Great American Summer: June 11-August 7
National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration: September 30-October 29
Dollywood’s Splash Country, which celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2015, is a water adventure park situated on 35 fun-filled acres adjacent to Dollywood theme park. Dollywood’s Splash Country features a variety of water slides and attractions—from mild to wild. RiverRush, Tennessee's first and only water coaster, offers guests the fun of a water slide combined with the thrills of a roller coaster. Dollywood's Splash Country features other attractions, such as The Cascades™, an 8,000-sq.-ft. lagoon-style leisure pool, Fire Tower Falls™, the state’s tallest twin speed slides; Bear Mountain Fire Tower™, a multi-level interactive water adventure; Mountain Waves, a 25,000-sq.-ft. wave pool; Slick Rock Racer, a multi-mat slide; the Downbound Float Trip, a relaxing lazy river as well as interactive children’s play areas.