Beautiful sign at the entrance to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge Tn
February 25, 2019

Just when you didn’t think Dollywood could get any better, the park is preparing to open the largest expansion in their history this spring! The new area of the park is called Wildwood Grove and is a whimsical fairytale land filled with attractions for the entire family to enjoy, including several new exciting rides! Here are the top 3 things you need to know about the Wildwood Grove expansion at Dollywood:

1. What to Expect

The Wildwood Grove expansion at Dollywood is a new land of discovery and adventure that is due to open this spring! As the largest expansion in park history, this new section of the park combines the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains with an imaginary land full of surprises! As you enter into Wildwood Grove, you will be welcomed by characters such as Benjamin Bear, Franklin Frog and the Flit & Flutter fairies. You will immediately notice the Wildwood Tree, Wildwood Grove’s centerpiece that is adorned with a huge collection of butterflies as they dance colorfully in the breeze! The new area also features Wildwood Creek, where you can cool off on a hot summer day, as well as the Hidden Hollow Play area for kids.

2. New Rides in Wildwood Grove

The butterfly flower arrangement at the entrance to the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge.

You will be thrilled to know that the Wildwood Grove expansion includes several new rides to experience at Dollywood! The premier ride is the Dragon Flier, a suspended family roller coaster that mimics the flight of a dragonfly as it races through the terrain on an unpredictable path! Another new ride in Wildwood Grove is the Mad Mockingbird, where you will experience the wonders of flight while riding in circles on your own colorful mockingbird! As if that doesn’t sound exciting enough, the Giant Tree Swing will take you on an adventure high through the skies while the TreeTop Tower provides a scenic overview of this new section of the park!

3. Admission Information

Wildwood Grove is included with your park admission and there are a variety of Dollywood ticket plans available. While you can purchase a one day ticket to the park, there is so much to see and do that you may want to spend at least two days at the park. This allows you to explore Wildwood Grove and the other fun sections at Dollywood at a more leisurely pace. You can also purchase 3 day tickets, as well as season passes that allow you to visit the park as much as you want throughout the entire season!

Where to Stay

The living room in a wonderful Pigeon Forge TN condo.

Stay just minutes from Dollywood with a family vacation at Cherokee Lodge Condos! Our affordable 2 and 3 bedroom condo units offer all the comforts and amenities your family needs for a fantastic vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains! After a day of exploring Dollywood, you can look forward to coming back to our condos to kick back on the balcony or to relax in front of the television. If you are staying with us during the summer months, you can take advantage of our beautiful outdoor swimming pool that includes a waterslide and a mushroom water feature!

Check out all of our condos in Pigeon Forge TN today to plan your Smoky Mountain vacation and be one of the first guests to check out Wildwood Grove at Dollywood! We hope to see you soon at Cherokee Lodge condos!