DOLLYWOOD opens June 25; Exclusive Intel Drone Light Show

Dollywood’s Summer Celebration takes place June 25-July 31, featuring new show offerings from the park’s entertainment team as well as Sweet Summer Nights, a multi-sensory drone light show above the Pigeon Forge park. 

Intel Drone Light Shows plans to launch up to 400 drones to animate a Dollywood-exclusive story. The drone performance will be integrated into a musically-choreographed fireworks show, creating a visual and audial event with a DJ and dancers on the streets of Wildwood Grove. As the evening parties near their finales, the celebration will take to the sky when the drones launch into the air.

Dollywood’s entertainment team has already debuted several new shows this season. Good Vibes begins June 25 at the Back Porch Theater – a musical journey through the rhythms of classic and contemporary tunes.

The Valley Theater is now home to Forever Country, an energetic look at the changing landscape of country music in the late 80s, 90s and early 2000s. Guests can expect to hear popular hits from artists like Garth Brooks and Shania Twain, as well as a nod to several popular dance songs, including Dolly’s “Romeo” and Brooks and Dunn’s “Boot Scootin’ Boogie.”

Imagination Playhouse will showcase 3 favorite books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library: “Coat of Many Colors,” based on Parton’s song and children’s book. “Coat of Many Colors” and “Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon” feature sing-along songs that kids of all ages will enjoy. Everyone’s favorite, “The Little Engine That Could,” also comes to the stage. Thanks to Penguin Books, guests can enjoy several decorative and interactive photo opportunities for children and their families in the lobby prior to each show.

A group of special entertainment guests return to Dollywood; the Tennessee Air National Guard’s Band of the South (concert band), Blue Groove (jazz band) and Full Throttle (rock group) on Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4. The groups perform at DP’s Celebrity Theater and Showstreet Palace Theater, inspiring patriotism and an appreciation of the rich history and legacy of the Air Force, supporting one of the group’s missions to increase the public’s understanding the Air Force and Air National Guard, and the bravery, sacrifice and dedication of Airmen across the globe.

Once the sun sets, Dollywood’s trademark attractions – Eagle, Lightning Rod,  Thunderhead – will thrill guests.