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What’s New at Dollywood in 2024?

Dollywood is kicking off the 2024 season with more fun things to do than ever before! For starters, it will be the park’s longest season ever, staying open for 23 more days than before. From new production shows created by top-notch Broadway directors to the Dolly Parton Experience coming on May 24, there is so much to experience at Dollywood in 2024!


I Will Always Love You Music Festival

Now through April 14, Dollywood’s “I Will Always Love You Music Festival” fills the park with song and sunshine through larger-than-life performances, colorful and interactive installations, and more. Clap your hands, stomp your feet, and sing along to Dolly’s biggest hits in an all-new sing-a-long.

Dollywood's I Will Always Love You Music Festival - Sing Along with Dolly

You’ll also see the return of the LOVE sign, a Pigeon Forge fan favorite! Enjoy the festival’s many delicious dishes with a Tasting Pass while you’re here, too.

Dollywood's I Will Always Love You Music Festival - Love Sign

Trio, Again Featuring Three Times a Lady will mesmerize you with their vocals in a blend of songs inspired by classic songbirds Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris. You can see them in the Showstreet Palace Theater throughout the spring.

Dollywood's I Will Always Love You Music Festival - Trio, Again


The Dolly Parton Experience

The Dolly Parton Experience is scheduled to open May 24 and will feature three exhibits: Songteller, Behind The Seams & Precious Memories. Guests can walk through this museum to learn all about Dolly’s life and see her iconic looks. Here’s a sneak peek of this new addition that’s going to be three times the size of the former Chasing Rainbows Museum!

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An Enhanced Lightning Rod Experience

Lightning Rod at Dollywood

Lightning Rod debuted this month with a new, high-speed chain lift! Although the launch system was removed, once the coaster train reaches the first drop, the ride experience remains identical to the previous format. Secure your belongings and get ready for a fast and exciting ride.

Are you ready to plan your visit to Pigeon Forge? Here are fun Dollywood events and festivals coming up that you won’t want to miss.


5 Can’t-Miss Dollywood Events & Festivals in 2024/2025


From thrilling rides to new Dolly experiences to your favorite annual festivals, the 2024 season at Dollywood is filled with fun and exciting things to do!


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