Some of the Park Journey extended family made their annual trek to Dollywood's opening weekend festivities and awesomely shared some of their pics over the weekend.
It became very clear very quickly that they were enjoying all of the amazing food that the park has to offer, so we figured we'd buzzfeed the hell out of this article, because we can. =)
Special thanks to Stephen, Cliff, RD and JoAnna for all of the awesome texts and messages over the weekend, that made us all who weren't there very hungry.
#42 ... Free ... Moonshine ... Samples. Even though this isn't technically at Dollywood, it's definitely worth mentioning.
Awesome fountain in Pigeon Forge. Looks even more amazing after all the moonshine.
Now that we've got water and moonshine out of the way, let's head into Dollywood
Dolly's bus, wonder if it's available for rental? Would be an amazing road trip.
Great, now everybody knows how we pay people who write for the site. Oh wait, pay people? LOL!!!
RD and Stephen, ready for an amazing weekend at Dollywood
How many coasters can you see in this picture?
Twisty coaster. And this is the parks "family" coaster. Amazing.
How about a look at Wild Eagle
RD looks absolutely thrilled to be on a B&M
Jesus shirts if you are so inclined.
I think Cliff is trying to do \m/ but he might just love us. We love you too buddy. =)
Makes me want to take a nap. Zzzzzzz
RD paying his respects to one of the great country singers ever.
Please God, allow me to eat more of the awesome food.
This reminds me of the Ferris Wheel they had at Disneyland during the County Fair. Anybody remember that?
Awesome looking kiddie coaster
You're a shooting star
Need to head up high to see where your next food is coming from?
How about some more coaster shots?
Oh yeah, we're supposed to be telling you how to get a food coma. Well, there's really not 42, but well, 42 is the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. =)
#15, after stuffing your face it's time for a train ride, or eat on the train, or nap on the train.
#14 ... well, this has nothing to do with food, but could possibly be where the 2016 attraction is going?
#13 ... the chance to see a Bear in his natural habitat can sure get you in the mood for some awesome food.
#12 ... if you've had too much food and need to wash off, what's better than an awesome rapids ride!!
Ok, we'll get into the actual food stuff.
#11 ... As if Pork Rinds by themselves weren't enough, how about a Souvenir bottle full of Pork Rinds? And then how about getting refills on said Pork Rinds? Sold!!!
#8-10 ... Cinnamon Bread. I think we'll all agree it deserves more than one spot, plus, you probably will want to eat 3 of them anyway.
#7 Apple Freaking Butter.
# 6 ... Skillets, Skillets, Skillets, Skillets, Skillets. Did we mention the Skillets?
#5, because one spot isn't enough for the Skillets.
#4 - The Chicken Ranch, err, Chicken House. =)
#3 ... what could get you more comatose than a 25lb apple pie? Time to get about 30 friends and go to town.
#2 ... Miss Lillian. You can just see the sweetness in these pictures. Even though she's gotta be gritting her teeth given Stephen's choice of sweatshirt and cap. =)
#1 is of course, Miss Dolly Parton herself. She absolutely loves her fans and well, I'm guessing RD fainted when he saw her.
Dolly says thank you Park Journey for coming out to my park. I can't wait for you to see what is coming in 2016!!!
Thanks for checking out our Dollywood update. It's possible that once everybody is home and has some time to decompress we'll have some more Dollywood pictures to share with you all.
We'll also have some pictures of other Pigeon Forge attractions for you in a few days, so stay tuned for that!!!