PIGEON FORGE, TN – Oct. 23, 2019 – Spring in the Great Smoky Mountains is about to get a little brighter thanks to Dollywood’s inaugural Flower & Food Festival, a new event slated for May 8-June 14, 2020 that adds another touch of dazzling color to the natural beauty surrounding the award-winning theme park.
Coinciding with the park’s 35th anniversary, the first new festival experience at Dollywood since 2006 immerses park guests in more than 500,000 plants and flowers throughout the park through creative and aromatic displays as well as springtime food flavors.
In partnership with internationally-acclaimed Mosaicultures flower sculpting team, a multitude of flowers come to life throughout Dollywood as Smoky Mountain turtles, raccoons, frogs, and black bears. Dolly Parton’s rich influence through song comes alive in topiary tributes to “I Will Always Love You” with a floral heart umbrella and to “Coat of Many Colors” with a butterfly and a scenic sculpture of her mother sewing the garment. The topiaries measure 10-15 feet tall and has a variety of colors and flowers.
Photo opportunities abound even before guests step foot through the turnstiles. Once in the park, the Showstreet area of Dollywood becomes a colorful shower of flowers – literally! Guests quickly find themselves under an “Umbrella Sky” featuring hundreds of multi-colored umbrellas twirling above.
Flit and Flutter, the colorful characters from Wildwood Grove, venture throughout the park for meet-and-greet experiences and photo opportunities. “Instagrammable” photo locations and interactive activities allow families to capture special memories.
The colorful splendor is accented by fresh dishes developed by Dollywood’s team of culinary experts featuring Southern and Smoky Mountain cuisine traditions.
For more information, visit www.Dollywood.com, call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD or download the Dollywood App.
About The Dollywood Company
A highly-awarded and widely-recognized leader in the amusement industry, The Dollywood Company consists of the 150-acre Dollywood theme park; the 35-acre Dollywood’s Splash Country; Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa; and Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins. As unique as its namesake and owner Dolly Parton, Dollywood is the 2010 Applause Award winner, the theme park industry’s highest accolade; winner of more than 35 Golden Ticket Awards; and recipient of 26 Brass Ring Awards for Live Entertainment (more than any other theme park in the world). The park is located near Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and has been named a top three US theme park by USA Today on multiple occasions. Dollywood is open nine months a year (mid-March through early January) and offers rides and attractions, shows, and crafters authentic to the East Tennessee region. Dollywood’s Splash Country, recognized by the Travel Channel and TripAdvisor as one of the country’s most beautiful water parks and named 2009’s Must-See Waterpark by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions, operates from mid-May to Labor Day. Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, which received the 2017 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, provides guests spectacular mountain views and family-friendly amenities next door to Dollywood theme park and Dollywood’s Splash Country. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins offers luxurious cabin accommodations overlooking Dollywood. For more information, call 1-800-Dollywood or visit dollywood.com. Operating days and hours vary.
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