PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dixie Stampede, known as “The Most Fun Place to Eat in the Smokies,” has enhanced its 2014 show with state-of-the-art audio and video technology, reimagined performance segments and the return of a few fan-favorite competitions.
Extraordinary Roman rider Dusti Crain leaps through the ring of fire during Dixie Stampede's 27th season in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. (Photo: Business Wire)
The show’s opening features a rousing new overture highlighted by newly added video projections. The floor of the 30,000-square-foot arena is filled with moving images of stampeding horses so lifelike, the thundering hooves rattle the guests’ tables. Several of Dixie Stampede’s show segments have been re-envisioned to include the new video technology, and the most breathtaking use comes during the show’s patriotic conclusion. Set to the moving Color Me America!, written and performed by Dolly Parton, the entire arena floor is filled with the image of an American flag blowing in the breeze as a dozen horses and riders proudly present our nation’s colors in a display of perfectly choreographed pageantry.
“When I wrote Color Me America!, I never dreamed the song would be brought to life quite like this,” said Parton. “When that giant American flag fills the arena, you just swell with pride. Between the finale and a few other surprises we’ve worked into the show, I just know families will be talking about Dixie Stampede all the way home!”
Now in its 27th season, Dixie Stampede dazzles guests with a cast of talented performers and a team of skilled riders who lead the show’s 32 magnificent horses through barrel races and other various tricks, all in the name of Dixie Stampede’s friendly rivalry and competition between the North and South sides of the arena. The 2014 show marks the return of two fan-favorite segments: miniature horse races and the bucket brigade competition, a wet and wild test of teamwork and coordination which is just one of several events that calls audience members to step up and bring home a victory for their team.
Dinner, the other star of the show, includes Dixie Stampede’s signature four-course meal consisting of Dixie Stampede’s original creamy vegetable soup, a homemade biscuit, a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory-smoked barbequed pork loin, corn on the cob, herb-basted potato, Dixie Stampede’s own speciality dessert and unlimited beverages. Vegetarian meals are available upon request.
Guests are invited to start their fun-filled evening in the Dixie Belle Saloon with the side-splitting comedy and hard-driving bluegrass and country music of Dixie Stampede’s house band one hour prior to showtime. Shows are performed daily; showtimes and reservations available by calling 1-800-356-1676 or visiting www.dixiestampede.com.
Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction operates in Pigeon Forge, and Branson, Mo. Pirates Voyage, another Dolly Parton Company, opened in 2011 and operates in Myrtle Beach, S.C.