Dollywood announces 'Wildwood Grove' midway for 2019

August 3, 2018, 12:13 PM · Dolly Parton today announced 2019's new attraction for her Pigeon Forge, Tennessee park — Wildwood Grove, a flat-ride midway themed to an enchanted Smoky Mountain grove.

The new land will add several family-friendly rides to Dollywood:

The centerpiece of the new land is The Wildwood Tree, a towering icon that is filled with multi-colored butterflies that will light up each evening. Here's the presentation video from this morning's announcement at the park.

Dollywood is billing this expansion as the largest in the park's history.

Replies (6)

August 3, 2018 at 12:24 PM

Dollywood continues to prove they deserve to be considered one of the world's best theme parks. Anybody who says they love parks, but has never been to Dollywood is seriously missing out. This shows they continue to look for ways to appeal to every member of the family. Very impressed.

August 3, 2018 at 2:33 PM

The cynic in me says on a surface level this seems like a dull collection of flat rides. However, I would definitely say that I'm not the target audience. My kids would love this. Also, if it's on par with the rest of Dollywood, these will be beautifully themed attractions. Rob is right. Dollywood is one of the best theme parks. What I think makes it so special is how it reflects its regional character and the friendliness of its employees.

August 3, 2018 at 4:25 PM

Wildwood Grove seems like a better-themed, plussed version of Country Fair.

Which makes me wonder if this addition makes that other land redundant... and therefore a candidate for replacement - perhaps by a bigger-ticket attraction?

August 4, 2018 at 10:22 AM

Where’s the fairies and unicorns? Almost perfect.

August 5, 2018 at 8:43 AM

The area looks fine but Lightning Rod is SBNO AGAIN and has been for a if they could get their best ride up and running that'd be great...

August 7, 2018 at 8:52 AM

This collection of rides sounds better than what Disney just opened in Toy Story Land. If the Herschend family would just acquire some IP rights to slap on these rides, they would be right there with what Disney and Universal offers.

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