Millions of people visit Dollywood every year. It’s probably the biggest tourist attraction in Pigeon Forge (in most of East Tennessee, I would imagine). And this weekend, May 21-22, visitors to Dollywood will be part of Nashville’s Flood Relief. All of the net profit from this weekend’s ticket sales will go to Flood Relief.
That’s an awesome amount of money. And I really hope they will tell us exactly how much when the weekend ends. But it costs somewhere around $50.00 for an adult ticket into the theme park. I know there’s a lot of expenses. There are a lot of employees that need paid, and electric bills to be taken care of, and of course there’s insurances, publicity, taxes…. but after all that is paid, the net proceeds from both days will be going to help the people affected by Nashville’s floods.
And that’s not all. Dolly is also giving the weekend’s net proceeds from her Dixie Stampede to the this cause. If you guys have never been to Dixie Stampede, you need to go there. It’s a sinner theater. But you don’t watch a play like you do in a typical diner theater – you get to watch horseback riders, elegant costumes, and of course music — all while you enjoy a great meal, served by some of the friendliest food servers you’ll find anywhere.
For any of you who missed Dolly when she was at the park the weekend of May 7-8, head on over this weekend, because she will also be there to be a part of t his great weekend. She will be making appearances throughout Dollywood and at Dixie Stampede.
That brings us to a very big “Thank you, Dolly”. She really is an awesome lady.
That’s it for now, I’ll talk to you all soon!