At the end of the Dixie Stampede show, which involved lots of horses and musical numbers and American flags, a video of Dolly Parton started playing on a huge screen at the end of the arena. As the music swelled, Dolly informed us that we’re all winners. I couldn’t help it…I rolled my eyes. Then I looked over at four-year-old E. She was happily waving her blue Dixie Stampede flag, having the time of her life!
After the show, the performers lined up along the side of the arena so that the kids could meet them and their horses. I bought E. a flag thinking that it would end up crumpled in the back of her closet, but it is still proudly displayed in her bedroom, adorned with autographs from several of the performers. For E., Dixie Stampede was one of the most memorable experiences of our trip to the Smoky Mountains.
To get an idea of what the Dixie Stampede dinner show is like, check out the video on their website. Did I mention that they don’t give you utensils? You’re supposed to eat dinner with your hands. (eye roll)
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Note: I did not receive any compensation from Dixie Stampede, and all opinions are my own.