Dollywood opens for the season this weekend

Crews put finishing touches on the entrance to Dollywood before it opens on Friday. (Source: Kyle Grainger, WVLT)

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Dollywood opens its doors this weekend with all new shows and entertainment planned for the year.

Dollywood's is open on Friday for Season Pass holders, and then on Saturday for all guests for the 28th season.

Dollywood opens the season with a Festival of Nations that features new and exciting cultures from around the globe. The festival will feature China's acrobatic pageantry in Cirque Shanghai and the enchantment of India in Mystic India.

More than 25 countries will be represented in the festival.

"A lot of street acts that I think folks are really going to enjoy. including a sway polling act from Australia that will put people on 2 story tall polls that will sway back and forth to music," said Pete Owens, spokesperson for Dollywood.

The Festival of Nations runs March 23 through April 22.

Dolly will visit Dollywood on Saturday, March 23 for opening day of the 2013 season!

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