Dollywood now open for the 2021 season

Dollywood has kicked off its 2021 season by officially opening its gates to all guests today in Pigeon Forge.


“Our people are doing a great job to care for our guests, and I’m just glad that everyone is seeing what the good folks at Dollywood have been doing to make it one of the best family destinations in the entire country,” said Dolly Parton. “What we have is special. It’s a place where folks can come to enjoy those precious moments they will cherish forever. This season looks bright, and I just know families are going to love making a lot of great memories this year.”

A number of projects took place during the off-season, including enhancements to park infrastructure and ride re-tracking, all designed to add to the guest experience. New restaurant seating areas have been added, and projects at roller coasters Lightning Rod, Blazing Fury, Thunderhead and Mystery Mine took place with guest satisfaction in mind.

2021 will continue to be bookmarked by festivals to accentuate the seasons, with the return of Dollywood’s Flower & Good Festival (April 23 – June 7), Dollywood’s Summer Celebration (June 25 – July 31), Dollywood’s Harvest Festival (Sept. 24 – Oct. 30), and Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas (Nov. 6 – Jan. 2, 2022).

“I wish I could be there for the opening, but the doctors said I need to wait until after I’ve had the second dose of the vaccine,” continued Parton. “Let’s all be patient. All of this stuff is going to be over soon, and I know it won’t be long until we can be together.”

To learn more about Dollywood’s 2021 offerings and to plan your next visit, head to


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