If you have teens and our headed to Dollywood you will want to check out these things teens love to do at Dollywood!
My family was given admission to Dollywood~however, all opinions are my own
My family has been enjoying Dollywood since 2009 when we moved back to Tennessee. I have the added bonus of memories of Dollywood the first year it opened. I was living in Alcoa, Tn in 1986 and our band took a trip to Dollywood for the day. I remember loving it, but I especially enjoyed River Rampage and making a leather key chain at the leather shop.
My family loves Dollywood because there is fun for all ages. Since my kids are now in their teens I want to share with you the things teens love to do at Dollywood. First off is the sweet treats. Our first stop is usually the Spotlight Bakery. They love to see and smell all the sweet treats that are there. Did you know that you can buy a 25 Lb apple pie! Plus their cinnamon rolls are amazing!
Wild Eagle and other Coaster’s
Most teen’s love a good thrill. Dollywood has added several thrill rides in the last few years for those who are daring. My teens have been on them all and each has their favorite. For the last few years Wild Eagle has been a favorite. It soars 21 stories high and has some funs loops in it.
When Lightening Rod came on the scene we knew Wild Eagle had some fierce competition.
Lightening Rod is a wicked fast roller coaster. It launches fast and up an incline. 73 miles per hour is its top speed. This coaster is so fast you will wonder what just happened. But it also brings screams, smiles, laughter and conversations especially among the teen crowd. This one is sure to make memories.
Less Thrilling Rides
I have had 4 teenagers so I know that not everyone loves the top thrill rides. Dollywood has several fun rides that are less daring, but are still fun for teens. Firechaser Express is a favorite of my teen who does not like the other coasters. Blazing fury, Thunderhead and rides found at the country fair offer fun and smaller thrills.
Test your Skill Games
Teens like a challenge and a way to test their skills. Dollywood offers several carnival type games where teens can test their skills to win a prize. I know several teens like to carry around their winning prize all day as a badge of courage and success. You can find these games in Wilderness Pass or in the Country Fair.
Teens love to eat and Dollywood offers some wonderful places to eat. Some of our favorites our Aunt Granny’s, which is an all you can eat buffet. Miss Lillian’s Smokehouse where you can be entertained by Miss Lillian herself is always a hit. Red’s Drive-In is probably my teen’s favorite place. They have amazing burgers which you can dress yourself, incredible milkshakes and thirst quenching soda.
There is more coming!
If your teen needs more to do, Dollywood is offering it. This year (2019) Dollywood will open Wildwood Grove. This will be a whole new area of the park. There will be a new coaster, The DragonFlier. A new TreeTop Tower, a village, a huge Wildwood tree and more. We have been watching it come together and can’t wait to see everything there is.
I hope you will be able to visit Dollywood soon. Let me know what is your teen’s favorite thing at Dollywood?
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