Wildwood Grove Construction Tour

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 Date Taken: 02/19/2019 Date Posted: 02/19/2019

The entrance to Wildwood Grove is located by Mystery Mine.

Wildwood Grove at Dollywood
Wildwood Grove - Dollywood Date Taken: 02/19/2019 Date Posted: 02/19/2019

The slope up is less steep than I thought it would be.

Wildwood Grove at Dollywood
Wildwood Grove - Dollywood Date Taken: 02/19/2019 Date Posted: 02/19/2019

Up on the hill there is Till & Harvest, the area's restaurant.

Wildwood Grove at Dollywood
Wildwood Grove - Dollywood Date Taken: 02/19/2019 Date Posted: 02/19/2019

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 Date Taken: 02/19/2019 Date Posted: 02/19/2019

The restaurant will also have a walkup window for snack purchases.

Wildwood Grove at Dollywood
Wildwood Grove - Dollywood Date Taken: 02/19/2019 Date Posted: 02/19/2019

Till and Harvest will have indoor and outdoor seating.

Wildwood Grove at Dollywood
Wildwood Grove - Dollywood Date Taken: 02/19/2019 Date Posted: 02/19/2019

Looking back towards Mystery Mine. Soon we will see an entrance portal here.

Wildwood Grove at Dollywood
Wildwood Grove - Dollywood Date Taken: 02/19/2019 Date Posted: 02/19/2019

Patrick Brennen, the Art Director for Wildwood Grove, was the tour guide.

Treetop Tower at Dollywood
Treetop Tower - Dollywood Date Taken: 02/19/2019 Date Posted: 02/19/2019

Treetop Tower is the first attraction guests will encounter.