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Owner description: The 2010 Applause Award winner, Dollywood is recognized as one of the world’s best theme parks. Spanning 150 acres and located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood offers more than 40 rides and attractions, including the Thunderhead wooden coaster, the steel thriller Mystery Mine and Wild Eagle, the first wing coaster in the U.S. Dollywood’s entertainment is recognized worldwide, having received more trophies, 20, than any other theme park for its live entertainment which showcases country, bluegrass, Southern gospel, classic rock ‘n’ roll and Appalachian music. Daily demonstrations by more than a dozen master craftsmen offer a glimpse into the authentic artistry of the area’s rich heritage. Guests visiting the Great Smoky Mountains can stay just a stone’s throw away from Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country at Dollywood Cabins. Accommodations range from quaint spaces just for two to sprawling floor plans that sleep up to 30 people. Guests are treated to sweeping mountain views while some cabins actually overlook Dolllywood’s popular Craftsman’s Valley area. Cabin guests receive exclusives such as free reserved parking at Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country and complimentary admission to Dollywood’s Splash Country.
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Dollywood has been a staple of childhood enjoyment for years and so many years after my childhood, it's nice to still have this family park to take my kids to so they can enjoy. You have to love the country charm and the staff is always nice and polite. It's always nice to hear a "God bless you" in our society and we got plenty at this park! We are thinking about getting season passes for the kids next year. Thanks Dollywood!

Thank fulltimemommy11
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I think this park is well suited to a family with kids. Our family ranges is age from 19 to 67 and while we had fun we prefer more thrill rides. A lot of the shows are top notch. The bird show was fantastic for getting an up close experience with amazing wild animals. The GAC show was very entertaining as was the bubble show. I grew up going to Six Flags Great Adventure and have been to Cedar Point twice so I was not really impressed with the roller coasters but its not a roller coaster park. The craftsman shops sold quality goods and it was interesting to watch them. We also enjoyed the food and I loved that the vendors would give free ice water. The souvenir popcorn bucket and soda cups are an excellent value if you will be returning for several visits. The Q-bot was included with our cabin package and so I can't speak to its value but it certainly added to the experience. We waited no more than 20 mins for any ride and had front row seats to every show. Also it is a very clean park!

Thank Jess M
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

A very well done amusement park. The backdrop couldn't be better - the Great Smokey Mountains. Easy to walk around if you don't do most rides like I do. Lots of rides for every adventure level - Great kid area - lines move fast. I was impressed that the food and gifts were reasonably priced especially compared to other same type venues I've been at. However, I'm accustomed to Wash DC prices so if you're from somewhere else, you may find the prices a little high. Spent the entire day there with my family of mixed ages and we were able to enjoy the entire park. Good times, would go back and recommend.

1  Thank aruba247
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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

I am a kid at heart and I've always wanted to visit Dollywood! I celebrated my 23rd birthday there and man, did we have fun! Let me start by saying, I am from the theme park capital of the world, Orlando, Fl. I've worked for both Universal Studios and Disney World. Dollywood can definitely compete with these parks! They truly have the FRIENDLIEST people, most spectacular natural beautiful views there is nothing but gorgeous mountains and trees all around you and delicious theme park food out there!

I kept hearing about this infamous "Cinnamon Bread" and OMG is it freaking delicious! I bought TWO LOAFS! Homemade and baked fresh daily at the "Grist Mill"! I ate lunch at "Aunt Granny's" the most amazing theme park food EVER! Oh my goodness, and it was a buffet! I was in heaven! It was good ol' southern home cookin'! Only $35 for two and it included the drinks! At Disney I'm pretty sure it would have been $35 per person most likely without the drinks included and the food would not even compare to Dolly's!

The rollercoasters are amazing! We loved "Mystery Mine" and "Wild Eagle" the best! Rode it over 3 times!

If you can, I would highly recommend buying the Qbot (Dollywood's "fastpass") it's only $20 per person and WELL WORTH IT! Especially since Universal charges anywhere from $50 to $90 for their express pass depending on occupancy, ridiculous. It's simple and easy to use and you can ride multiple times on their most popular attractions!

The only thing I recommend is finding a different kind of device for it. The system they have for "Splash Country" was way better/convenient. I felt like I was carrying a big old bulky beeper from the 90s lol.

Please make the time to watch the "Gazillion Bubble Show"! It was so fun, cool, interesting and different! Definitely my favorite show! Since we bought the "Qbot" we had reserved seats right up front and center! Another great perk that came with the "Qbot" device. If you sit in the front of this show get ready for a big surprise! It was so cool!

Be sure to stay for the Fireworks at 9:30! It was neat! Best place to watch them is in front of the "Wild Eagle".

Overall, Dollywood along with Dollywood's Splash Country was probably my favorite part of my vacation. Scenic views, the friendliest, most helpful folks out there, young and old alike. Amazing, delicious food! Great shows and attractions! You can't go wrong with Dollywood!

1  Thank Christopher M
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We could not find a discount for Dollywood anywhere. However we found the food prices to be fair in the park so that saved us some money compared to other amusement parks. I do not like country western music but the two shows i saw with my wife were enjoyable and professional.
The ride lines were long in the morning and early afternoon (Monday June 24th) but got a lot shorter after 5:00.

1  Thank Larsmatic
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