New shows, dance parties, fireworks, extended park hours gives more time for family fun

dollywood great american summerBy Wes Ramey

Dollywood’s Great American Summer (lasting until Aug. 2) provides the ideal atmosphere for families to create lifelong memories thanks to a number of new entertainment offerings, extended park hours and a nightly fireworks show. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the award-winning park’s 30th anniversary season.

Dollywood celebrates 30 years of the world’s best entertainment with the debut of two dance parties, an interactive new show featuring a number of America’s chart-topping songs and two new children’s stories in The Little Engine Playhouse. Extended park operating hours—10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily— give guests more time to create the perfect summer getaway.

Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors returns with a new synchronized soundtrack to celebrate Dollywood’s 30 years of family memories. The nightly fireworks spectacular paints a colorful backdrop across the sky and begins each night at 9:30 p.m. Several incredible new performances highlight the entertainment lineup during Dollywood’s Great American Summer.

One of the newest additions to Dollywood’s award-winning entertainment lineup, Live at the Back Porch highlights the incredible talent of the park’s performers thanks to a mini-concert of music ranging from pop and country to rock. This upbeat, 30-minute show features three singers, a five-piece band and a vast library of songs!

wild eagle

Wild Eagle/photo submitted

While Dollywood guests have an amazing amount of entertainment options to enjoy during their visit, they also can experience the park’s award-winning rides in a completely different environment. Once the sun sets, Dollywood’s trademark attractions, like Wild Eagle and Thunderhead, provide a unique experience for those who climb aboard. These rides thrill guests as they race through the summer night with no idea which way the track will turn next!

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