Spring is coming and so is Spring Break travel! If you're headed down to Pigeon Forge, TN there are two dinner shows you won't want to miss; Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show and Dolly Parton's Stampede. Both shows are now open for the 2023 season and they each offer a very unique experience. Read on to learn more about each dinner spectacular!
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Two Dinner Shows Returning for 2023 Season | Things to do Near Dollywood
Visiting the Smokies means fun for the whole family! Of course there is Dollywood, but Ms. Parton has a presence outside of her namesake theme park in the form of two dinner shows, or rather dinner experiences.
Both "Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show" and "Dolly Parton's Stampede" have returned for the 2023 season!
Both offer great food and a great time for all-ages.
Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show
This swashbuckling show brings guests close to the exciting exploits of pirate legends and lore.
The always daring and dramatic tale features pirates, mermaids, high seas escapades and romance, complemented with a captain’s feast to fuel the epic voyage.
From the show’s Buccaneer Bay, a colorful and fearless crew of characters combine acrobatics, pyrotechnics, animals, music and all things pirate for a treasure chest of memories. The uniquely-exciting Pirates Voyage showcases the thrill of sword fights, cannons blasting and pirates scaling high above two full-sized pirate ships in a “fight” to win Davy Jones’ coveted sunken treasure.
Beautiful mermaids gracefully perform high above the water in Buccaneer Bay, while a couple of castaways that include a “Salty” sea lion win a battle with Captain Blackbeard through clever antics and pirate wit. An adventurous crew of characters then combines heroics and high-flying fun that will have guests cheering and experiencing thrills around every corner in an epic battle for lost treasure on land, on deck, and in the water of the show’s 15-foot-deep indoor lagoon.
As visitors enter the hideaway lagoon for this Dinner and Show spectacular, guests are served a hearty four-course feast straight from Captain Blackbeard’s galley that makes Pirates Voyage the most unique place to eat in the Smokies.
The meal includes the following:
Guest can enjoy unlimited Coca-Cola products, tea or coffee
Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals are available by request.
Dolly Parton's Stampede
The World's Most Visited Dinner Attraction is back for it's 36th season!
The 2023 season of Dolly Parton's Stampede is highlighted by an all-new thrilling and moving performance segment that combines the show’s equestrian stars, breathtaking aerial acrobatics and new music. This addition multiplies the excitement at the dinner show, as the performers’ aerial talents take them to new heights high above the arena floor.
The Stampede experience actually begins for guests before they even enter the main arena. Visitors can get up close and personal with some of the show’s “mane” stars at the Horse Walk.
Everything in Dolly Parton’s Stampede dinner and show – from the first feat of the talented and majestic equestrian performers to the last bite of the delicious four-course feast – is bigger than life.
Guests enter the 35,000 square-foot arena where the main show begins with the cast leading the show’s 32 magnificent horses through a series of truly extraordinary equestrian feats. Thanks to a state-of-the-art LED backdrop wall, guests are immersed into an experience set in America’s Great Plains of yesteryear, where live buffalo and thundering longhorns roam and settlers bring the American West to life. With singing, dancing, special effects, aerial acts and impressive displays of horse-riding skills, guests truly feel like they are on the American frontier and then nestled under the stars in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Guests are encouraged to laugh and enjoy as they are treated to Stampede’s delicious four-course family feast which includes:
Guests can enjoy unlimited beverages including Coca-Cola products, tea and coffee.
Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals available upon request.
The 2023 season is underway for both of these shows. You can find showtimes and make reservations by visiting
https://piratesvoyage.com/pigeon-forge/ and https://dpstampede.com/pigeon-forge
About World Choice Investments: Founded in 1988, World Choice Investments, LLC, doing business as Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction, Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show, Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud, The Comedy Barn Theater, and Frizzle Chicken Café, operates dinner show venues, theaters, and restaurants for family fun and adventure in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; Branson, Missouri; and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Our dinner shows feature special effects, musical productions, live animals and a four-course family feast.