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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Dollywood LumiNights Event This Fall

great pumpkin luminights sign at dollywood

One of the highlights of the fall season in the Smoky Mountains is Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights, a spectacular event that features thousands of carved and illuminated jack-o-lanterns! This event takes place nightly during Dollywood’s popular Harvest Festival and offers all types of fun activities for family members of all ages! Here are the top 5 reasons why you should visit the Dollywood LumiNights event this fall:

1. Incredible Glowing Pumpkins

jack o lantern at dollywood that looks like a spiderThe Dollywood LumiNights event brings the Timber Canyon section of the park to life at night with thousands of glowing pumpkins. You will be amazed at the variety of artistic sculptures and whimsical scenes you see carved into the pumpkins! As you stroll through this area, you will even have a chance to meet the Great Pumpkin LumiNights master carvers to see how this event comes to life! Due to the popularity of this event, we recommend you enter Timber Canyon from Showstreet and exit through Craftsmans Valley for the shortest wait times.

2. Delicious Specialty Foods

One of the best parts about the Dollywood LumiNights event is that it features a delicious selection of pumpkin-themed food options! You can’t miss the delightful aroma of your favorite fall foods while exploring Timber Canyon, including plenty of treats that are sure to tempt your sweet tooth! Don’t miss some of the event exclusives, such as pumpkin funnel cakes, caramel apple sundaes, and candy corn cotton candy!

3. Exciting Rides, Shows and Attractions

wild eagle roller coaster at dollywoodAn awesome thing about the Dollywood LumiNights event is that it is included for free as part of your paid admission into Dollywood! You can enjoy everything Dollywood has to offer, including thrill rides, world class shows, unique souvenir shops, and more! Take a ride on the Mystery Mine roller coaster, plummet 20 stories on Drop Line, or soar through the air on the Wild Eagle roller coaster. If you prefer your rides a bit more mild, enjoy a steam engine excursion on the Dollywood Express or a nostalgic ride on the Village Carousel!

4. Unique Kids Activities

If you have kids in your family, they will love some of the unique opportunities that can only be found at Dollywood LumiNights! The event features an entire pumpkin patch of characters for your children to meet, including Harvey the Pumpkin, Vine Vinny, and all of their friends! These lovable characters are available each evening for pictures near the giant pumpkin in Wilderness Pass. Your kids can also have their face painted with special paint that glows at night!

5. Reasonable Ticket Prices

dollywood carved into a pumpkinYou will be pleasantly surprised to know that the tickets for the Dollywood LumiNights event are quite affordable, especially when you consider everything that is included with your admission to the park! If you are spending at least a few days in the Smoky Mountains, consider one of the multi-day tickets that offers the best bang for your buck. After all, there is so much to see it can be difficult to do everything in just one day!

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