Alexander: Hello! How’s everyone enjoying the holiday season so far? If you’re like us and have spent some time at Dollywood this fall, we suspect your holidays have been pretty great so far!
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This is an exciting time for Dollywood; Glacier Ridge, the largest ever addition to Smoky Mountain Christmas has just made its debut, Lightning Rod is open (and running consistently!) following a lengthy closure over the summer season, and plenty of work is taking place on the park’s biggest ever expansion, Wildwood Grove.
Oh! What’s this I see? Some lovely green track poking out behind Thunderhead.
The entrance to Wildwood Grove is situated right where the midway passes beneath Mystery Mine. Guests will make their way up the gentle slope to the many attractions waiting at the top of the plateau.
See the smoke in the air? That’s genuine coal soot from our chariot, the WWII-era locomotive, Cinderella.
The building in the foreground is the station for Black Bear Trail, a mini monorail wherein guests of all ages can ride upon the backs of friendly black bears. The larger building to the right is a climate-controlled playground!
I’m very pleased to see just how close the Vekoma family invert Dragon Flier and Thunderhead are. The views of the new coaster from atop Thunderhead’s lift are amazing!
That concludes our Wildwood Grove update! Stay tuned for more Pigeon Forge-based updates, including detailed looks at the area’s newest mountain coaster, Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, as well as more updates from Dollywood!
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