Dollywood Announces Changes for 2013

Can you believe that’s it’s almost 2013? How is that possible?

Possible or not, it’s almost here. Recently Dolly Parton announced changes coming to Dollywood for 2013. Here’s an overview:

  • RiverRush — With an opening date in May 2013, RiverRush will be Tennessee’s first water roller coaster. It will go up to four stories high, and will be a new part of Dollywood’s Splashing Safari.
  • Cirque Shanghai — This event will start on March 23 and will headline the new shows for spring.
  • Dollywood’s Christmas Carol — Slated for next year’s holiday season, this show will start before the holidays and continue through Jan. 4 (2014).
  • National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration — This will coincide with Dollywood’s Festival of Nations March 23 – April 22.
  • The Great American Summer — Dollywood will celebrate summer (summer … I have to admit, it’s starting to sound good.) in grand style this year with The Great American Summer. It will last from June 22 – Aug. 4 with extended park hours and a nightly fireworks extravaganza.

New rides, new shows, new extended summer hours. Spring can’t get here soon enough (after Christmas, that is!).

Dollywood is located in Pigeon Forge, TN.

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