As always Dollywood kicked off their season with a Season Pass Holder/Media Day. The opening show in the Dolly Parton Celebrity Theater is always the must see event and there was even more reason to attend this season.
Of course Miss Parton herself, makes an appearance and as usual Dolly makes a grand entrance! She has 30 new things for this year, but we are most excited about the return of the Showcase of the Stars and finding out the details on the mentioned first ever New Years Eve event. She also mentioned they have been visited by approximately 75 million guests during the last 30 years.
Dolly is her unpretentious self, and she really connects with her people, in this case the season pass holders. She also talked about her new website, dollyparton.com, the new home for everything Dolly.
The big thing is the new hotel and Dolly mentioned the DreamMore Resort in the video and we did drive by it on our way to Dollywood. The is no way to miss it with this huge sign advertising when the resort opens. This will be "The" resort to stay in Sevier County starting this summer. We can't wait to see the inside, Dolly said that everything wasn't revealed in the previously released information. Another opportunity to create family memories worth repeating in eastern Tennessee.
Construction is moving along and the resort is currently accepting reservations for August 2015. It dominates the Middle Creek Parkway on the drive into Dollywood and Splash Country and is reminiscent of southern mansions.
Several different acts were showcased from Festival of Nations, and we will include them in a different story. But Dolly had one more surprise in store for the season passholders and the media in attendance, a grand Tennessee finale.
Our thanks to Dolly Parton and the fine folks at Dollywood for a wonderful day! We hope your 30th season is the greatest year ever! That reminds us, we need to go back to the Gristmill for cinnamon bread, we forgot to get some.