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The World Visits Dollywood As The 2013 Season Begins!


- Saturday: March 23, 2013 -  Dollywood opens for the 2013 season by welcoming the World, and the lovely country singer herself!  Here’s what’s happening at Dollywood now as the park kicks off the new season in grand fashion.

Festival of Nations 2013:  The start of the new season means the start of the park’s very popular Festival Of Nations, which runs every Spring.  New additions to this year’s F.O.N. include Cirque Shanghai (pictured above) which will be an incredible Chinese acrobatic show.  Other new additions include Mystic India, Mariachi Divas from Mexico, Glass Duo from Poland, and Ugandan Children’s Choirs among others.  Some past favorites will be returning to this year’s F.O.N. including the Zambian Vocal Group, and Atahualpa from Ecuador.  Got a taste for international cuisine?  Then you may be interested in another new addition, World Passport To Food, which will give guests an easy (and tasty) way to experience all the international flavors being offered.  Performers from the visiting nations will also take to the streets of Dollywood for One World Party, for a spectacle of music & dance.  Dates for this year’s Festival of Nations: March 23 – April 22 (Closed on Tuesdays & Easter Sunday).

Hello Dolly!  She’s back, and she’s ready to kickoff the 2013 season.  Dolly Parton herself will be making appearances at various locations throughout the park today, (3/23/13) and will be featured in the opening day parade at 4pm (Weather permitting).


There will be photo reports coming in the days/weeks ahead showcasing a lot of the excitement from this year’s Festival Of Nations.

Let the new season begin!

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