Guests aboard the Great Tree Swing rock back and forth just like a leaf falling from a giant sycamore tree. The Great Tree Swing is one of the new attractions in Dollywood’s Wildwood Grove

Wildwood Grove Rides

 Dragonflier is a Vekoma 453 meter (1,486 feet) long suspended roller coaster. Guests soar with a dragonfly as it dips and darts along the gushing geysers and lush landscape of Wildwood Grove

 Black Bear Trail is a Metallbau Emmeln Pony Trek. Riders hop on the back of bears for a spirited trek through their natural habitat.

 Great Tree Swing is a Galleon by Zamperla. Guests aboard this thrilling “leaf boat” swing back and forth just like a leaf falling from a giant sycamore tree.

Guest Kari Willis enjoys Black Bear Trail, one of the newest attractions at Dollywood’s Wildwood Grove. Wildwood Grove is the largest expansion in the history of Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

 Treetop Tower is a Zamperla Samba Tower. This family tower gives guests a sky-high view of Wildwood Grove as they soar nearly 40 feet (12 m) in the air. Riders, seated inside giant acorns, spin around the top of a tall oak tree before gently drifting back to the grove floor.

 The Mad Mockingbird is a Flying Scooter from Larson International. Themed as Tennessee’s state bird, the mockingbird, it gives visitors a lift as it flies in a high speed circle around a tall tree. Riders control their ride experience by moving a sail as the birds rush above the ground.

 Frogs & Fireflies is a Zamperla Jump Around. Adventurous guests can hop aboard one of these friendly frogs as they chase each other around the lily pad trying to catch the flickering fireflies fluttering from the tall reeds and grasses.

Guests of all ages enjoy a spirited race around the lily pad at Frogs and Fireflies. The ride is just one of the new attractions in Dollywood’s Wildwood Grove, the largest expansion in the park’s history, now open in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

the eye as lively butterflies shimmer in the daylight. Families laugh and play, taking rides inside giant acorns at Treetop Tower and aboard a thrilling “leaf boat” on the Great Tree Swing. Even the bears are friendly in Wildwood Grove, as

they let guests meander with them through their own natural habitat at the Black Bear Trail. Black Bear Trail, built by Metallbau Emmeln, which allows guests to hop on the back of a friendly black bear and explore. The ride system is Metallbau Emmeln’s Pony Trek system, which is found in amusement parks worldwide. “It has been an honour for us to work with

Dollywood on one of our first major projects in the United States,” said Gunnar Vages, Metallbau Emmeln’s Managing Director. “I am

One of the feature ride attractions in Wildwood Grove, Dragonflier is a suspended roller coaster that allows guests to soar like a dragonfly, dipping and darting along the gushing geysers and lush landscape of Dollywood’s newest area

confident that this ride will bring joy and inspire love of nature in children for years.” If smaller guests need a quick break, Hidden

Hollow contains a 4,000 square foot (372 sq m) climate-controlled area with climbing structures, slides and games where kids and their parents can enjoy play time full of exploration. Nearby, families can take a ride with Tennessee’s state symbol—the mockingbird—in an experience they control themselves at The Mad Mockingbird. Others dip and dart through geysers while suspended from dragonflies on the area’s signature ride attraction, Dragonflier.

Flit and Flutter At the heart of it all is The Wildwood Tree. This focal point is a beacon for all, drawing families to watch the butterflies play in its leafy canopy, while encouraging others to splash and play in the winding creek that flows at its base. Wildwood Creek features pop jets, splashing pools and

The Treetop Tower gives guests a sky-high view of Wildwood Grove as they soar in the air, seated inside giant acorns. One of the newest attractions in Wildwood Grove,

Treetop Tower is the first ride guests see when they visit the largest expansion in Dollywood’s history


more wet play activities, while the dry play area at Wildwood Creek features “music instruments” for guests to enjoy. As the daylight fades, families can bask in a colorful kaleidoscope of summer fun as the area glows to life. Each season of the year features a spectacular new experience for guests. The Wildwood Tree features nearly 650 lighted butterflies (orange, blue, yellow, pink and multi- colored) and almost 9000 leaves. Three new costume characters call Wildwood

Grove home. Flit and Flutter serve as Wildwood Grove’s ambassadors and Benjamin Bear loves to make new friends. Characters will have scheduled opportunities to meet guests each day. Wildwood Grove also features new merchandise and dining options for park guests. Till & Harvest provides a blend of Smoky Mountain flavours and fresh Mexican cuisine. The menu features a variety of entrees such as burritos, bowls, salads and nachos all filled with wood-fired meats, fresh vegetables and flavorful sauces. Along with the Smoky Mountain Mexican flavors, Till & Harvest also provides a spacious open-air patio for families to enjoy the sights and sounds of Wildwood Grove while they enjoy their meal.

Mountain Grove Merchants is a one-stop-shop for

gifts and souvenirs to celebrate guests’ adventures in Wildwood Grove. Nearly $1 million has been invested in

Wildwood Grove’s landscaping, with more than 400 trees and 2,300 shrubs creating a beautiful, yet decidedly natural atmosphere. As the landscaping continues to mature, the visual appeal of the area will only increase.

JUNE 2019

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