After a fun-filled day of shows and rides at Dollywood, you must see the nightly summertime fireworks (now – Aug. 6). Dollywood is a large park and the sky is a great canvas for viewing the colorful display. The show is synchronized to music featuring “Paint Your Dreams Across the Sky,” an inspiring musical crescendo written specifically for the occasion by Dolly Parton!
I have a favorite spot to watch the fireworks in Timber Canyon. The show begins at 9:30 p.m., so I suggest you make your way to Drop Line around 9 p.m. Across from the drop tower is Lumber Jack’s Pizza. The restaurant has outdoor seating and a retaining wall. Both options are perfect for taking a seat, staying cool, and watching the amazing spectacle.
In case you’re too busy having fun to get up there early, know that it can get crowded. Here are a few other places to catch the show:
-Along the pathway in upper Timber Canyon and Wilderness Pass
-In front of Grandstand Café in Country Fair
-In front of Chasing Rainbows Museum in Adventures in Imagination
-Premium seating is available for $15 per person
Here are some additional things to note:
-At 9 p.m., Thunderhead, Whistle Punk Chaser and Drop Line close their queue lines because these attractions are in the fallout zone and must be cleared by the time the show starts.
-The last Dollywood Express departure is at 8:45 p.m. because the train’s path takes it into the fallout zone.
-The Dollywood Express and Thunderhead will remain closed the rest of the evening after fireworks because the rides maintenance technicians are not able to thoroughly re-inspect the thousands of feet of track until daylight. Drop Line and Whistle Punk Chaser may reopen because those rides have a smaller area to inspect.
-Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors is weather permitting.