When it comes to regional theme parks, Dollywood is right up there in terms of quality! The park caters to a wide variety of park guests, from thrill seekers to show goers and to families of all ages and sizes. With all that the park has to offer, there are five hidden gems that many visitors overlook when enjoying all that Dollywood has to offer. In no particular order, here they are:
Dollywood spares little expense when it comes to its food offerings. Not only does Dollywood have a great variety of options throughout the park, it also sports a significant amount of homemade options. While it may be hard to confirm that all food sold at Dollywood is made fresh in house, you can definitely taste the authenticity with each bite you take.
Even though we mentioned food above, there has to be a separate entry for what may be its most coveted baked good, its cinnamon bread. As long as you are not allergic to cinnamon, you will have to try out this bread. People familiar with the park often buy extra cinnamon bread before heading home because, well, it’s just that damn amazing!
Many parks offer upcharge attractions, but few interact with other rides like this one does. Sure, SkyZip is not included in the price of admission to the park, but so many park guests say that this is one that you must experience. Plus, many coaster fanatics really enjoy the views from the various parts of the ziplining experience as they offer a different look of the park from up above!
Once upon a time, there was a legendary roller coaster manufacturer named Arrow Development. If you have been to a theme park, you’ve likely ridden a ride or two that they created and/or built. Some might find many of their looping roller coasters a little rougher than today’s, and, rightfully so – technology has really advanced over the course of the past few decades. When some people hear the term, “Arrow Looper,” they cringe. However, this Arrow Looper is quite the masterpiece. You won’t want to miss out on Tennessee Tornado – give it a ride, and you won’t regret it!
Employees are a Wealth of Knowledge
If you are ever at Dollywood and need to know something or just want to hear a good story, talk with the great employees. Many have been there for years, and they have seen the park grow. Most have a plethora of stories they could tell you too, so take a quick minute and listen to what they have to say. We found this to be really educational and fun. Half of the time you learn something that only insiders may know, and it is always a story you can impress others with back home!
While Dollywood offers so much to park guests, be sure to check out these five hidden gems. You won’t be disappointed!