Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede has undergone a name change. The dinner theater is now called simply “Dolly Parton’s Stampede” in both Pigeon Forge and Branson. World Choice Investments, LLC operates the attraction and several other dinner shows around the country. The company is planning to expand the dinner attractions into new communities around the world this year. To do this, company executives and Parton believe that a name change is necessary. In a statement, Parton said, “Our shows currently are identified by where they are located. Some examples are Smoky Mountain Adventures or Dixie Stampede. We also recognize that attitudes change and feel that by streamlining the names of our shows, it will remove any confusion or concerns about our shows and will help our efforts to expand into new cities.” Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge will open for the 2018 season on January 19.

6 Responses

  1. Carolynn

    Very Disappointed!!! I guess I’ll be going to Hatfields and Macoys. Oh but wait….that’s a fude against two families! The Good thing about this show is, that in the end, they worked out their diffrences!

  2. Susan

    Keep the name ! People need to get over it. Its entertainment, just a show! So for me, its , Dixie Stampede!!

  3. Deborah

    If there was ever someone whom I would never have dreamed to jump on to this band wagon it was you Dolly. Very Disappointed in you. You are not who we all thought you were. Nor do you stand for the beliefs we thought you had. Very sad day.

  4. Lisa

    You can’t change the reality of the history of the Dixie Stampede—which was named in honor of a real person! The event was started by a Missouri carriage maker named Sam Mott in 1872. It started out as a carriage race and was won by the Mott team for the first 7 years. In 1879, an entrant from East Tennessee, named Lee Parton, won the race. Everyone was surprised when Lee Parton turned out to be Dixie Lee Parton – a girl! Well, of course, Sam fell in love with Dixie and they got married. After that, he renamed the competition the “Dixie Stampede.”