Wildwood Grove Construction Tour

Dollywood Photos Taken: 02/19/2019 Posted: 02/19/2019

Dollywood invited us to visit and check out the construction of Wildwood Grove. The new area, set to open May 2019, contains 11 new experiences including 6 new attractions as well as new retail and dining locations.

Wildwood Grove is a 37 million dollar investment by the park which is its largest capital project ever.


Thunderhead at Dollywood
Thunderhead - Dollywood
Date Taken: 02/19/2019
Date Posted: 02/19/2019
The first thing I noticed heading back towards Wildwood Grove was that Thunderhead was getting some TLC on its first drop as well as this turnaround.
Mystery Mine at Dollywood
Mystery Mine - Dollywood
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The entrance to Wildwood Grove is located by Mystery Mine.
Wildwood Grove at Dollywood
Wildwood Grove - Dollywood
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The slope up is less steep than I thought it would be.
Wildwood Grove at Dollywood
Wildwood Grove - Dollywood
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Up on the hill there is Till & Harvest, the area's restaurant.
Wildwood Grove at Dollywood
Wildwood Grove - Dollywood
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A entrance sculpture will be created here. There will be some sort of gate as well as giant fallen tree to walk past.
Wildwood Grove at Dollywood
Wildwood Grove - Dollywood
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The restaurant will also have a walkup window for snack purchases.
Wildwood Grove at Dollywood
Wildwood Grove - Dollywood
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Till and Harvest will have indoor and outdoor seating.
Wildwood Grove at Dollywood
Wildwood Grove - Dollywood
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Looking back towards Mystery Mine. Soon we will see an entrance portal here.
Wildwood Grove at Dollywood
Wildwood Grove - Dollywood
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Patrick Brennen, the Art Director for Wildwood Grove, was the tour guide.
Treetop Tower at Dollywood
Treetop Tower - Dollywood
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Treetop Tower is the first attraction guests will encounter.
Treetop Tower at Dollywood
Treetop Tower - Dollywood
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The theming for this ride is custom designed for Dollywood.
Wildwood Grove at Dollywood
Wildwood Grove - Dollywood
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The snack window for Till and Harvest will be somewhere around here.
Wildwood Grove at Dollywood
Wildwood Grove - Dollywood
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These would be restrooms. One of two in the land.
Wildwood Grove at Dollywood
Wildwood Grove - Dollywood
Date Taken: 02/19/2019
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The park promises many, many new shade structures. This will be one.