Not just an amusement park, Dollywood features 5 of the South’s largest festivals during it’s operating season of March to December.┬á During the holiday season, Dollywood features “Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas” which includes nightly fireworks, special Christmas Shows, Dollywood’s “Babes in Toyland” and among other activities, a daily Chrismas Parade of Lights.┬á Dolly Parton’s Dollywood is open until 9pm through out the month of December.
The weather in December can be interesting.┬á The Average high is 51 degrees Farenheit and average low is 28.┬á Generally, the temperature during the morning, evening and night will be┬ácold especially if there is a wind or breeze.┬á It’s not uncommon to get snow flurries.┬á So dress warm if you intend on staying for the nightly fireworks.
….And don’t forget, Dollywood is a major amusment park with several roller coasters and thrill rides.┬á This year Dollywood rolled out their latest thrill ride on Friday the 13th, “The Mystery Mine”, and┬áat an estimated 17.5 million dollar price tag it’s both a themed event and ride in one.
Dollywood is located less than 10 minutes from Elk Springs Resort Luxury Gatlinburg Cabins.┬á From the resort, Guests can exit to the right on Powdermill Rd. and travel┬á4.8 miles until the Road┬áends.┬á It will┬áend at┬áUpper Middle Creek Rd., however, the road is unlabeled.┬á Turn Left and travel 1.4 miles to Dollywood on the right.┬áThe backroad access to Dollywood and Pigeon Forge is yet another benefit to staying at Elk Springs Resort Gatlinburg Cabins.┬á There are not many cabins resorts or rental cabins in Gatlinburg with such easy access to both Gatlinburg, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and access to Dollywood via 1 stop sign.