Sunday Morning Magazine with Rodney Lear

Affordable Summer Vacations_Segment #4 Jennifer Webb, The Dollywood Company

Why Dollywood is the perfect destination for families this summer: Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration—June 18- August 7, 2022 Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration is a festive summertime event that features unique family experiences that can only be found right here in the heart of the Smokies. With extended operating hours each evening, families can ride Dollywood’s world-class roller coasters, including Lightning Rod and Wild Eagle all day and well into the night. After rave reviews following its debut in 2021, Dollywood’s Sweet Summer Nights—a first-of-its-kind within the industry—returns with a show that combines hundreds of high-tech drones with a world-class fireworks show to put an exclamation point on the evening. During the day, guests also can enjoy one of the most popular Dollywood shows of all time, The Gazillion Bubble Show. This awe-inspiring experience promises to leave every child and child-at-heart with a smile on their face, thanks to “gazillions” of bubbles and guest interactions that make up every performance. New and unique elements throughout the park enhance the summer fun for guests with new decor elements like the all-new Kite Sky, unexpected splash and play elements, colorful kids play activities in the Village, a bubble foam party in Wilderness Pass, and an unparalleled and interactive art installation that invites guests to spin on life-size tops in Wildwood Grove.