13 Februari 2012

Dollywood, The Smoky Mountain Family Adventure

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Owned by the world famous entertainer Dolly Parton, Dollywood is an amusement park situated in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Featuring traditional music and crafts of the Smoky Mountains area, the park offers a selection of thrilling rides. Each year, the park plays host to various concerts and musical events in addition to local and national musical acts. Occasionally Parton and her family also perform at the park.

The park consists of ten themed areas including Jukebox Junction, Timber Canyon, Country Fair, the Village, Craftsmen's Valley, Rivertown Junction and The Showstreet. The life and imagination of Dolly Parton are explored in Adventures in Imagination and the Dreamland Forest areas.

Among the attractions at the Craftsmen's Valley are Blazing Fury coaster, the Tennessee Tornado coaster, Calico Falls Schoolhouse, Wings of America, Eagle Mountain Sanctuary and The Valley Theatre.

The whitewater rafting ride of the Smoky Mountain River Rampage, The Back Porch Theatre and The Tennessee Mountain Home are included in the Rivertown Junction. The Showstreet features attractions such as Hall of Fame, The Southern Gospel Museum, The Celebrity Theatre and more.
The Owen’s Farm is yet another unique attraction at the theme park, featuring The Barnstormer, a water-toboggan ride and more. Those entering The Village will come upon features such as the Magic Laughmaker, Heartsong and the Dollywood Express steam train whilst The Country Fair includes rides such as Piggy Parade, Waltzing Swinger, Sky Rider, Shooting Star, Lemon Twist, the Amazing Flying Elephants and The Dizzy Disk. 

During March and December the park becomes even more appealing owing to five major festivals taking place here, offering heaps of entertainment for the whole family. Bringing five weeks of cultural events featuring performers from throughout the globe, is the Festival of Nations held here. During the National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration, expert craftsmen demonstrate their skills and Southern gospel music takes center stage.

An ideally located Nashville hotel catering to leisure and corporate travelers is Millennium Maxwell House Nashville. Having the distinction of being the only music-themed hotel in the region, it offers a selection of exclusive Nashville hotel specials to help you make the most of your stay in the city.