New and exciting cultures from around the globe, including China’s acrobatic pageantry in Cirque Shanghai and the enchantment of India in Mystic India, are on display during Dollywood’s Festival of Nations presented by Humana, March 23 through April 22.
More than 25 countries are represented through their respective heritages of music, dance, food and art in this diverse event. Authentic cuisine and ethnic activities allow guests added insight of other cultures.
“During all my travels, I’ve seen so many amazingly talented performers,” said Dolly Parton. “I love having them entertain during my Festival of Nations so that folks can come and experience all the beautiful sights and sounds of this big ole world right here in my Smoky Mountain home.”
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Several new shows highlight the exciting lineup of acts, illustrating the festival’s extreme diversity. Located in DP’s Celebrity Theatre, Cirque Shanghai combines traditional and modern Chinese acrobatics alongside amazing displays of physical strength and incredible feats of balance.
This heart-pounding production features beautifully costumed performers and a visual feast of breathtaking white-knuckle stunts. All Festival of Nations shows are included with park admission.
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Also new, Mystic India takes audiences on a celebratory journey through India via a stunning performance which fuses dance, theatre and visual effects into an amazing explosion of color and energy. Mystic India takes the Showstreet Palace Theatre stage.
A 150-acre family adventure park located in the Smoky Mountains, Dollywood opens nine months a year (March 23 – Jan. 4, 2014). It offers rides and attractions; live entertainment featuring country, bluegrass, gospel and mountain music; and a dozen crafters authentic to the East Tennessee region.
The neighboring 35-acre Dollywood’s Splash Country, which operates Memorial Day to Labor Day, features RiverRush, Tennessee’s first and only water coaster. Dollywood Vacations offers all-inclusive vacation planning that features lodging and tickets for Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country.