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Dollywood Passholder Day 2023 Announcements

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On Dollywood’s Passholder Day, Dolly Parton announced the opening month for the highly anticipated Big Bear Mountain Roller Coaster and HeartSong Lodge & Resort. She also announced what is coming to Dollywood in 2024.

Big Bear Mountain

Located in Dollywood’s Wildwood Grove, Big Bear Mountain is the perfect roller coaster for the whole family. Big Bear Mountain is Dollywood’s newest and longest roller coaster. It is also the first coaster at Dollywood to have onboard audio. Big Bear Mountain has a ride duration of 2 minutes with the top speed of 48 MPH and a maximum elevation of 66 feet. The height requirement to ride Big Bear Mountain is 39 inches, so even the youngest can experience this coaster.

Want to learn more about Dollywood’s newest roller coaster? Check out our article about Big Bear Mountain.

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When is Big Bear Mountain Opening?

Big Bear Mountain is set to open in May 2023.

HeartSong Lodge & Resort

Find your own heartsong at Dollywood’s newest resort, HeartSong Lodge & Resort. This reimaged smoky mountain lodge is a five-story resort with 302 rooms and suites. With over 26,000 sq. ft, HeartSong Lodge & Resort can accommodate several hundred guests in their indoor and outdoor meeting spaces. This resort has a welcoming atrium along with its perfect family centered spaces and two pools.

HeartSong Lodge & Resort will start to take reservations in June 2023.

What to learn more about Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort? Check out our article about Dollywood’s newest resort.

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When is HeartSong Lodge & Resort Opening?

HeartSong Lodge & Resort is set to open in November 2023.

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Dollywood In 2024

Dolly Parton also announced what would be coming to the park in 2024.

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The Dolly Parton Experience

The Dolly Parton Experience will offer a range of individual experiences that will tell the story of Dolly Parton. This new experience will include four different areas: The Immersive Experience, The Faith & Family Experience, The Wardrobe Experience, and The Tennessee Mountain Home Experience.

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Immersive Experience

Dolly Museum

Replacing the area of Chasing Rainbows, The Dolly Museum will be an look into Dolly’s most treasured items.

Dolly’s Dreams

Inspired by the ideal that little Dolly looked up into the smoky mountain night sky as she dreamt as many dreams as the stars. Dolly’s Dreams will be a look at Dolly’s journey and achievements.

Dolly’s Heart

Using multi-media immersive storytelling, Dolly’s Heart will transport guests as the voice of Dolly Parton tells her story. Guests will experience the important moments and pockets of time that shaped Dolly’s life.

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Faith & Family Experience

The Faith & Family Experience will celebrate Dolly’s love of family and faith and how much it impacted her life. This experience will be held in the Dreamsong Theater.

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Wardrobe Experience

Experience Dolly Parton’s famous wardrobe in this dedicated exhibit to the perfectly sparkly of Dolly’s clothing collection. The Wardrobe Experience will showcase the best of Dolly’s gowns, costumes, and accessories.

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Tennessee Mountain Home Experience

Another part of the Dolly Parton Experience is the Tennessee Mountain Home. Hear stories about Dolly growing up in the smokies as you experience what her childhood home was like.

Planning Your 2023 Dollywood Trip

Make sure to check out our best Dollywood Tips before visiting Dollywood. We also have a Dollywood Dining Guide so you can find all our favorites eats. Don’t forget to check out our post on Dollywood Roller Coasters Ranked.

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