dollywood sign
June 3, 2021

There is no better place to experience the joys of summer than Dollywood! The Pigeon Forge theme park welcomes the season with the Summer Celebration, an exciting event that runs for more than a month from late June to the end of July! This year is more spectacular than ever as the park debuts a new nighttime show that is sure to dazzle the entire family! Here are the top 3 reasons to attend the Summer Celebration at Dollywood theme park:

1. Extended Park Hours for Night Rides

wild eagle statue night

If you are a fan of Dollywood’s incredible lineup of roller coasters and other thrilling rides, the Summer Celebration is the perfect time to get some night rides on your favorite attractions! The park offers extended hours during this event so that you have even more time to experience all the rides, see the award winning shows, and dine at some of the tempting restaurants! Don’t miss the chance to hop aboard the Lightning Rod coaster at night as it plunges down the mountain in darkness or to soar through the star-filled sky on the Wild Eagle wing coaster!

2. Sweet Summer Nights 3D Drone Show

Another top reason to attend the Summer Celebration at Dollywood theme park is to experience Sweet Summer Nights, an exclusive 3D drone show! This unique show takes place nightly throughout the Summer Celebration and features hundreds of drones flying high above the Smoky Mountains to create stunning 3D animations! The drones, which are accented by a musically choreographed fireworks show, create an epic audio and visual event that tells a dynamic story exclusive to Dollywood! The fun starts 30 minutes before the show begins as a hyped DJ and energetic dancers bring the fun to the streets in Wildwood Grove, so be sure to arrive early for a great spot!

3. Perfect Weather for Water Rides

river rampage

The Summer Celebration is the ideal time to take a few laps on the water rides at Dollywood theme park! Daredevil Falls offers an exciting boat expedition through an abandoned logging camp where you will encounter old lumber machinery and perhaps even some close calls with bears, but nothing compares to the final plunge down a 60-foot waterfall! If that doesn’t get you soaked enough, enjoy a river rafting adventure on the Smoky Mountain River Rampage! This drenching water ride is full of jaw dropping dips, twists, and turns, and no two rides are ever the same!

Where to Stay

Stay just minutes away from Dollywood theme park with a summer vacation at our beautiful cabins in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg! These luxurious cabins are not simply a place to rest your head at night, but they are a vacation destination on their own, complete with incredible amenities such as bubbling hot tubs, home theaters, game rooms and even indoor swimming pools! After spending an action-packed day enjoying the Summer Celebration at Dollywood, you can look forward to coming back to our cabins for plenty of rest, relaxation, and fun!

Check out all of our cabins in the Smoky Mountains today to enjoy a fabulous vacation close to Dollywood theme park! We look forward to seeing you this summer!