After a long weekend of hard-fought games and hopefully a new trophy to add to your team’s collection, let your hair down and enjoy a fun-filled day at Dollywood theme park with your teammates and coaches. Dollywood has fun activities for all ages, including games, roller coasters, and shows. Here are 5 fun things to do at Dollywood that your team will love:
1. Ride Award-Winning Roller Coasters
If there is one thing Dollywood does right, it’s epic roller coasters! Thrill seekers from all over the world come to ride these jaw and stomach-dropping rides. Some of the most famous roller coasters include the Wild Eagle, Lightning Rod, Tennessee Tornado, Mystery Mine, and Thunderhead. From speeds up to 75 miles per hour, to drops at heights of 21 stories, these roller coasters have everything an adrenaline junkie could ever need!
2. Play Games and Win Prizes at the Country Fair
Bringing back summer nostalgia, the Country Fair section of Dollywood is filled with classic carnival games the whole family will love! Try your hand at the ring toss, balloon pop, or one ball in order to win fun prizes. These games range from easy to difficult so people of all ages can participate at the Country Fair. After you’ve won all your prizes, grab a snack at one of the stands at the fair. The variety of activities in the Country Fair make it one of the most fun things to do in Dollywood.
3. Make Crafts at Craftsman’s Valley
Sit back and watch or get hands on with the craft-making at Craftsman’s Valley. Dollywood’s expert crafters create beautiful art you can take home with you, in addition to, teaching you the traditional techniques of the trade. If you’d like to craft something yourself, check out Old Flames Candles, where you can dip your own beautiful candles. You can also make a unique glass blown ornament at Mountain Blown Glass, located outside Craftsman’s Valley in Rivertown Junction.
4. Watch Amazing Shows
Besides it’s incredible roller coasters and mouth-watering food, Dollywood is known for its amazing entertainment options. Everyday throughout the park, awesome shows are put on, including fan-favorites like the Smoky Mountain String Band, Dreamland Drive-In, Little Engine Playhouse, and more! The lineup changes throughout the year and the park also hosts numerous seasonal music festivals. During these festivals you can enjoy shows from hundreds of international entertainers, classic bands, Appalachian bluegrass performers, and gospel singers.
5. Ride the Dollywood Express
Take in the amazing views of the Smoky Mountains when you ride the Dollywood Express. This coal-fired steam engine takes riders on a scenic 5-mile tour through the foothills. This family-favorite activity is a can’t-miss ride at the park. The particular locomotives at Dollywood were constructed in the late 1930s to early 1940s for American war efforts during WW11. Experienced part of history and make sure you get a seat on the Dollywood Express during your next visit.
Plan your next team trip to the Smokies and discover these fun things to do in Dollywood for yourself! Can’t wait to come back to Gatlinburg? Register your team for some of our upcoming events! We look forward to seeing you!