WJHL’s day at Dollywood, 22 winners in ticket giveaway


PIGEON FORGE, TN (WJHL) – On Thursday, News Channel 11 and ABC Tri-Cities in partnership with Dollywood gave out 22 prizes. They included tickets to the park itself, passes to Splash Country and one-night stays at DreamMore Resort in Pigeon Forge.If you are a winner, News Channel 11 will contact you Friday morning.

Rides, foods, and festivals are a few of the highlights at Dollywood. Here are a few highlights:

Work up an appetite at Dollywood

On your adventure to Dollywood you can count on working up an appetite. The theme park aims to please even the pickiest eater.

Here are a few stats on the food sales at Dollywood.

If you placed all the french fries sold at the park in a year end to end they would stretch from Dollywood to Hollywood. That’s more than 2200 miles and totals more than 28 million individual fries.

Now on to the chicken tenders, people gobbled up more than 539,000 of them each year. If they were placed end-to-end they would stretch from Dollywood to Greeneville, TN.

The annual park sales on biscuits is nearly 234,000. Fried chicken is also a hit with about 118 pieces sold each year.

After any meal, no matter how full you are, you have to enjoy something sweet. News Channel 11’s Kenny Hawkins found out how to whip up one of Dollywood’s signature treats. Watch the clip above for details.”

Klondike Katie and Cinderella, the oldest attractions at the park

Did you know that Dollywood Express is the oldest attraction at the park. It’s also the only attraction without a computer.

A train called “Klondike Katie” is the original ride at the park. It arrived in the region at a time when the park was named Rebel Railroad (1961). It’s the only ride that everyone can ride – from babies to older ones.

Cinderella is the other train that runs at Dollywood. Both trains are maintained by workers at a machine shop located inside Dollywood. The building houses train parts. Since the trains are so old, workers make the parts for steam engines inside the shop.

See also: Interview with Dolly Parton on one-year outlook, wedding and upcoming tour

The contest below is over, but check out what you missed 

PIGEON FORGE, TN (WJHL/ABC-TRI-CITIES) – Your favorite news team headed to Pigeon Forge for a pre-summer kickoff party!  We gave away prizes from 5:00 p.m .to 8:00 p.m. on News Channel 11 and ABC Tri-Cities. 

We wanted to make Dollywood a part of your vacation plans, so we gave away a total to 22 different prizes – two tickets to Dollywood,  two tickets to Splash Country and even one-night stays at DreamMore Resort!  Winning was easy, just watch us for the keyword to text and be the 11th person to text. [Click here for the official rules.]

The next time we have a giveaway, you don’t want to miss out. Just go ahead and sign up for text alerts from WJHL –  http://wjhl.com/textalerts  –  Save our shortcode, 36729,  as “WJHL Text Alerts” in your contacts. Then watch News Channel 11 for the next giveaway.See also: Watch and Win

Have you ever been to Dollywood? What are some of your favorite memories at Dollywood? Click here to join the conversation on Facebook. 

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