Dollywood announces nighttime fun and other activities for summer 2016

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From June 11- August 7, Dollywood’s park hours are 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily, which allows you to enjoy Dollywood and all of their exciting events this summer, including Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors, a spectacular synchronized fireworks show which paints a colorful canvas across the Smoky Mountain sky.  Guests also can join in the excitement of Lite the Nite, a high-spirited dance party which occurs each evening prior to the fireworks show.

Two new shows headline the summer beginning with award-winning illusionist Brad Ross’ Unbelievable magic show June 11- July 10.

Also coming to Dollywood this summer from  July 11- August 7th, Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience. Trainers work with these performing pooches to create a high-energy show which features remarkable tricks and eye-popping special effects. All of the dogs in Perondi’s show are adopted from pounds and shelters nationwide. Perondi’s stunt dogs have been featured on The Tonight Show, Ellen and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Some of The Imagination Library’s best titles are brought to life at The Little Engine Playhouse! Old Bear and His Cub and Betty Bunny Didn’t Do It are featured as 25-minute musicals with special sing-along songs written by Dolly.

Unique new foods coming to Dollywood this summer include macaroni & cheese with various toppings, pretzel dogs, banana split funnel cakes and frozen chocolate-dipped bananas.

And of course, lets not forget Dollywood’s latest scream machine, Lightning Rod, the world’s first launched wooden roller coaster!  You can check out our POV of the coaster here if you think you can stomach it!

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Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @iamcgeed

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