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  • GREAT Family Fun!!

    Dec 21, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Family Fun, Clean, Friendly, Rollercoasters
    Cons: A little pricey but worth it.

    Summary: This past Thanksgiving we took our family to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge,TN on the Saturday after the Holiday. The staff were extremely friendly, helpful and very courteous.The Crowds were minimal and we were able to explore all that Dollywood had to ... read more

  • Dollywood is a Smoky Mountains highlight!

    Apr 9, 2010 by chelledun is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: An all around great park with high-quality rides, food, and shows.
    Cons: A few of the attractions could stand to be updated.

    Summary: Located just twenty minutes from the natural beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood is Pigeon Forge's answer to Disney.  I was skeptical going in, but found myself quickly caught up in this park's unique mix of homey charm and ... read more

  • A wonderful family experience

    Feb 13, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Friendly service, good food and a good time.  Interesting crafts.
    Cons: Yellowjackets in season.  Some attraction and eatery closings in slower season.

    Summary: What can I say.  I call Dollywood the 'Disneyland of the South'.  People mistakenly think sometimes that the part is has a Dolly Parton theme.  That is not true, but rather, it's theme is the way Dolly grew up:  Southern hospitality, ... read more

  • Dollywood

    Jul 13, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: clean, beautiful, great shops, awesome food, friendly
    Cons: NONE

    Summary: When my parents first told me we were going to Dollywood for a vacation, I thought it would be full of a bunch of hillbillies.  I was not excited until after we returned to the hotel that night.  Needless to say a few years later we returned ... read more

  • Dollywood - Rides! Shows! Fun!

    Jul 29, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Shows! Rides! Fun! Disability guide!
    Cons: Tickets are pricey.

    Summary: I have to tell you that I am not an amusement park fan. My kids are. They are the ride lovers not me. It is for them that I was dragged, reluctantly and protesting, to Dollywood this past Christmas. They said that even I would have a great time there. I ... read more

  • Something for everyone, excitement and relaxation in one

    Jun 23, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Stroller and wheelchair accessible, shaded, for everyone
    Cons: long lines, hot weather

    Summary: What a beautiful setting in the heart of the Smokey Mountains. I didn't know how much I'd miss it until I moved out of the area. This "theme park" is one of a kind with something for everyone. I do mean everyone. There are kiddie rides, thrill ... read more

  • Lack of Efficiency

    Jan 14, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Rides are good when you get to ride them
    Cons: Don't be surprised that rides are not working; inefficient notification. Inefficiencies abound.

    Summary: We went to Dollywood in April and May. At busy times, there are still the trams loading people very, very slowly. The long line to get on a tram squeezes through one exit from the parking lot, to move onto the long tram. Why not have multiple entrance ... read more

  • Dolly's Dream

    Sep 6, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun, Serene, Very Thrilling
    Cons: I wish they would sell underwear in the gift shops!

    Summary: Dollywood, a southern paradise smack dab in the middle of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. A must for country lovers or a big fan of Dollywood. I have been there for so many years and been loving it, even when the Christmas Celebration was there Ok, here's my ... read more

  • Family Fun!

    Feb 18, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Family oriented; try it at least once!
    Cons: Pricing gets expensive!

    Summary: Dollywood is a very nice country themed park, full of Dolly Partonís Tennessee heritage and gorgeous views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Overall, you will find that the experience here is unique, as opposed to other parks you might have visited. Itís a ... read more

  • Great Food, Fun, Scenery and Value

    Nov 16, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Scenery, Value, Food, Friendliness
    Cons: It takes 15 hours to get there from my home :-)

    Summary: I am a regular visitor to Dollywood for the last 10 years. I previously had family in the area, which introduced me to the park. Now, I make a point to get there every 18 months or so even without another reason to visit. When looking at value, I ... read more

  • Dollywood

    Sep 6, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Unique, clean, and family oriented
    Cons: Rude employees

    Summary: I went in August of 2002 with a friend of mine. I had been curious about visiting the park for some time. But wanted to go on a day when Dolly herself would be there. So we went on this day because there was going to be a filming of the John Walsh show ... read more

  • Not worth the $40

    Aug 14, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful Scenery, they grant refunds with no argument
    Cons: Not worth $40, esp. since 2/3 "attractions" are trying to sell something

    Summary: I am a huge Dolly fan. I love her music, her films, her sense of style, and her persona. I am also, ... read more

  • Enjoyable - if you can afford it!

    Jun 12, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Rides for all ages, craft exhibits and entertainment - something for everyone
    Cons: Hilly terrain difficult, and not the place for a middle income family, too expensive!

    Summary: My husband and I, and our children and families from Arkansas, Alabama and Indiana met in Pigeon For ... read more

  • Dollywood - Here are some things you need to know if you plan to go.

    Feb 21, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A big park with loads of stuff to do and see.
    Cons: Sometimes smaller is cozier.

    Summary: Dollywood has been my amusement park stomping grounds for many years. I’ve always loved Dolly and her music, and I live about 4 hours from her park. Though Carowinds (on the NC/SC border) is a bit closer, I’ve always liked Dollywood ... read more

  • Second Time Around

    Nov 6, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Safe, clean, quaint
    Cons: Over-priced food

    Summary: My family and I visited Dollywood in the September "shoulder season" in 2001 and 2002. Although I was surprised at the high entrance fee -- almost $100 for two adults and a child -- that also covered all the amusements inside. I've never been ... read more

  • Dollywood, our yearly beloved family vacation going down the tubes.Doesnt anyone care anymore????

    Aug 6, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: short drive, family oriented
    Cons: bathrooms extremely filthy,ride attendents mean to children, unsafe boarding on one ride for small children

    Summary: Let me start off by saying that we have gone on our family vacation to Dollywood for about 6 years straight now. It was always something the kids would look forward to all year and when they get out of school for the summer, it was almost like waiting on ... read more

  • Delightful Dollywood

    Jul 27, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clean and family oriented
    Cons: Too many local folks are unaware of the current trend against puffing in public!

    Summary: We just returned from another summer jaunt to Dollywood and know why we have continued to visit the park for the past 10 years: ***The family atmosphere is not just in the brochure but in the way the staff treat the patrons. ***Contrary to what ... read more

  • Dollywood - Wonderful Family Destination

    Jul 19, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very family-oriented; perfect for 6-10 year olds
    Cons: None

    Summary: We have just returned from a visit to Pigeon Forge, which was our last stop on a two week vacation which included Chattanooga and Hilton Head Island. When we returned, although my children (ages 6 and 8) loved everywhere we went, what they have raved ... read more

  • Dollywood was nice!

    Jun 17, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Many different attractions, lots of shaded areas. Free tram from the parking lot.
    Cons: Up hill, down hill all the way through.

    Summary: I was there last weekend, June 8, 2002. We arrived around 11am. It was a bright sunny, hot day. Lots of people (of course)The only really long line we waited in was for the Smoky Mountain Rampage, over an hour. Every thing else was reasonable as far as ... read more

  • Dollywood - An Escape From Pigeon Forge

    Jun 13, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Something different to do in Pigeon Forge
    Cons: High admission prices for what it has to offer

    Summary: My grandparents encouraged us to visit Tennessee and especially Pigeon Forge after they had recently traveled there. By the way they were talking, it sounded like Pigeon Forge was one of the greatest places on earth! But when we got there, it just ... read more

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