Happy summer everyone! It’s finally that time of year when most families are able to go on their annual vacation together. This is when we’re able to get the rest and relaxation that we so desperately need to help get ourselves rejuvenated when it’s time to go back to reality and our usual daily routine. One of the most important parts of vacation planning is finding a family friendly location to visit that will have plenty of things to do for every member of your party. Pigeon Forge has non stop entertainment at every single corner. If you’re looking for endless dining, shopping, and attraction options that are all in one place, then look no further! We truly have it all and then some. We’re constantly growing and adding new things, making our charming town such a desirable place to vacation at for new and returning visitors alike. Another essential part of planning the perfect getaway is finding a clean and comfortable place to rest your head at after a busy day out. When you stay with us at Bear Crossing, we offer beautiful and affordable two and three bedroom luxury condos that come complete with a private balcony facing the serene little pigeon river! As a thank you for booking with us, you receive FREE TICKETS to numerous shows and attractions in town, as well as a free dinner and drink at Mama’s Farmhouse, saving you $275 a day. One of the most popular things to do if you’re looking for a family friendly atmosphere is see one of our many fantastic dinner shows. With a new year always comes some change, so Dolly Parton has created a brand new show for us all to see and enjoy. Let’s take a look at the new Dolly Parton’s Celebration! Dinner Show and the delicious meal of course!

Dolly Parton has always been one to entertain and she is someone who really helped to put our charming town on the map! Every year she comes up with brand new things for us all to enjoy and this year is no different. We have the 2018 Season of Showstoppers at Dollywood and she has now renovated what used to be her Smoky Mountain Adventures Show. This new attraction invites us in for an evening full of high flying acrobatics, music, dancing, and and special effects that are unlike anything we’ve seen here before! As always, her show will have you amazed from beginning to end. If you’re looking for something for the whole family to do that will bring on non stop laughter and smiles, this is exactly where you’ll want to be.

To start this fantastic night off, make sure to arrive early to really take advantage of this spectacle. While this time will be fun for everyone, it’s especially exciting for the kiddos. They will have old-time games set up for the family to take advantage of as well as makeovers by their very own facial makeup artists. They make the children feel truly amazing and they will absolutely love getting to be transformed into something magical. Unlike her other dinner show, the Stampede, this one does not have a pre show. You can still get snacks before the main show and if you want to already be in line when the open the doors, then getting here early is still very much worth it!

Now we all know that one of our absolute favorite parts about dinner shows is the food, of course! This delicious four-course meal will leave your taste buds wanting more. Your meal begins with their amazing creamy vegetable soup, and trust me when I tell you, you will immediately be asking your server for the recipe. Lucky for us, they actually sell the soup recipe and mix at the gift shop that you can visit once the show is over. Once you’ve finished every last drop of your soup, it’s time for a truly authentic southern feast. We’re talking fried chicken, signature mac and cheese, sugar-cured ham, whipped sweet potatoes (I’m not even a fan of sweet potatoes and I LOVED it), homemade biscuits, and one of their specialty desserts. You are sure to leave full and satisfied after indulging in this fantastic meal. It is vacation after all, and what a great excuse it is to enjoy some classic southern favorites.

Now for the show itself, this is truly unlike any other Dolly show that you may have seen. As mentioned above, this new show will feature high flying acrobatics, stunts, special effects, music, and dancing, comedy, and even some dogs! It’s fast paced and so much fun to watch. You will be in awe of these talented performers as they show off their skills right before our eyes. They have a wheel walker act, trampoline act, two dogs that you might remember from the Lumberjack Feud show, an I will always love you performance and much more. The acrobatics are really the star of the show. The lighting and special effects makes their moves even more spectacular to watch. It is jam packed with live action and excitement that every member of the family will enjoy. This show will have you entertained from beginning to end.

If you’ve already seen her new show, then don’t forget to also check out Dolly Parton’s Stampede! This beloved dinner show features live horse riding stunts, friendly north and south competitions, comedy, special effects, live music, and much more. They also have a fantastic pre show that features live music that will have you instantly tapping along. Their delicious four-course meal consists of creamy vegetable soup, a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory smoked barbecue pork loin, buttered corn on the cob, an herb-basted potato, homemade biscuits, and a specialty dessert! They also have vegetarian and gluten free options. You’ll be talking about this feast for days, trust us. This show is a staple for so many of our visitors and one that you definitely have to check out at least once.

We hope you enjoyed this insider’s look at the new Dolly Parton’s Celebration! Dinner Show! We are so grateful that Dolly always treats us to new excitement every year and that she truly remembers where she came from and helps to take care of her hometown. She makes us all a part of the family and you feel that as soon as you get into town. Pigeon Forge offers such a family friendly atmosphere that gives all of our guests exciting experiences and memories that are sure to last a lifetime. Many families have been visiting us for years, we seem to just be passed down from generation to generation and no one trip is ever the same. So what are you waiting for? Book Your Pigeon Forge Vacation now or give us a call at 1.866.453.9696 and one of our friendly reservationists would be happy to assist you with finding the perfect condo for your stay. Come and join our family here at Bear Crossing, we would love to have you! Don’t forget to let us know what you think about the new Dolly Parton’s Celebration! Dinner Show, we always enjoy hearing your thoughts!