Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Our recent trip to Dollywood in the Great Smoky Mountains of TN...

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It's Dollywood's 30th year anniversary and we had the chance to visit this summer while traveling to Pigeon Forge. We met our good friends at the park for a day full of adventure and fun. We arrived around 10 am and stayed just before closing. There is entertainment for the whole family at Dollywood. I love that Dollywood offers so much more than just rollercoasters.
One of our favorite things in the park is the Dollywood Express, an authentic 110-ton coal-fired steam engine that takes you on a breathtaking 5 mile journey through the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. What a great attraction for the young and the old.
Another park fave is the area called the 'Country Fair' -- from carnival games and prizes to the classic ferris wheel and fair food it's another great place for all ages to spend some time.
The boys' also really loved the Jukebox Junction. They loved taking a ride back in time and being able to drive their very own classic cars on the Rockin' Roadway.
Of course those are only a few of our loves at Dollywood. At the end of the day we were whooped. We loved visiting the Eagle Mountain Sanctuary and taking in a live bird show in the Wings of America Theater. We conquered a few fears and rode the FireChaser Express and the crazy wooden coaster, Thunderhead. We ended the day with some famous Dollywood Cinnamon Bread from Grist Mill -- a highly recommend treat if you eat nothing else! Whether you're seeking big thrills, or an enjoyable day sightseeing through the Smoky theme park shops and enjoying all of the entertainment offered I think you'll love Dollywood just as much as we have. There's no doubt that we will be visiting again soon!
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  1. We go to Dollywood every year. It looks intimidating but the Wild Eagle is the smoothest roller coaster I have ever been on. :)

    1. That's what we should have tried instead of Thunderhead as our first one! That was too much wooden coaster for me and the boys!! If the Wild Eagle didn't go upside down I probably would mind trying it, yikes! Dollywood is so much fun though :-)