Dollywood: Entertainment For The Whole Family

By: Christine Harrell

Pigeon Forge cabin rentals give travelers access to a whole host of area attractions. The most popular local destination is Dollywood, Dolly Parton's family-oriented amusement park.

A Source Of Endless Adventure

After a night in one of the many Pigeon Forge cabin rentals, head to Dollywood early so you have time to enjoy all the entertainment. The place is packed with amusements for any taste.

No amusement park would be complete without rides and Dollywood doesn't disappoint. Start with the award-wining Thunderhead wooden roller coaster and move on to the Tennessee Tornado or the Mystery Mine. If those are too much, consider Dolly's Demolition Derby or the Lemon Twist.

Stroll through dozens of shops featuring handmade crafts, furniture, and apparel. See many of the items being made at the blacksmith, the glass blower, the woodcarving shop, or one of the other crafters.

Refreshments abound from one of Miss Stella's hand-dipped corndogs to a porterhouse pork chop at the Backstage Restaurant. Endless concession stands offer funnel cakes, kettle corn, and many other park favorites.

The real heart of Dollywood has to be the live entertainment. Some of the country's best musicians play bluegrass, country, Southern gospel, and classic rock. Listen to Apple Jack tell tales of his life in the Great Smoky Mountains or marvel at the winged performers at Wings of America Birds of Prey

A Place That Really Caters To The Whole Family

Dollywood isn't just about entertainment - it's about family entertainment.

When you bring your family to one of the Pigeon Forge cabin rentals, you want wholesome entertainment that everyone can enjoy. The park's philosophy is to provide exactly this kind of environment.

The park's amenities include stroller rentals, a baby care center, and restrooms with nursing stations. Family restrooms cater to both mom and dad who need to accompany their child into the facility. The "Parent Swap" makes it easy for groups with younger member to enjoy all of the rides without hassle.

Family entertainment doesn't mean just catering to the kids. Visitors of all ages can find attractions to enjoy.

Dollywood is Not Disneyland

Although Dollywood gets glowing reviews from most guests in Pigeon Forge cabin rentals, rarely a visitor is disappointed. In almost every case this is because the guest had the wrong idea of what Dollywood is.

The park is not just about rides but about variety. If all a visitor wants is roller coasters, there are many parks that cater to that. Dollywood does not have a slick, glitzy atmosphere but has a down home and rustic feel; that is by design. And yes, surprising as it is to some people, things cost money.

There is nothing wrong with Disneyland, Six Flags, or any other amusement parks but they are not what Dollywood is trying to be. Don't order soda pop then complain it's the worst champagne you've ever tasted. Enjoy Dollywood for what it is and your whole family will have a great time.

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