The countdown is over! Tomorrow is the day. Dollywood is the place. And family fun is the name of the game! LMU’s Director of Alumni Services Donnie Lipscomb organized LMU Family Day at Dollywood several months ago with the goal of providing a day of fun for LMU faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends. It’s a way to celebrate another successful year and to build community good will and thank faculty and staff for service.
The University offered discounted tickets which could also be upgraded to a season pass. The discounted ticket and fee to upgrade actually adds up to less than a regular priced single day ticket, so LMU folks can enjoy a who season of Dollywood fun for less than price of one day. Additionally, President Dawson is hosting a buffet lunch for all LMU guests.
Donnie started with the goal of selling 300 tickets to the event. A goal, he far surpassed as we are expecting around 500 people for the lunch and have sold more than 300 tickets.
Dollywood is a theme park owned by Dolly Parton and the Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation. In addition to the park’s thrill rides (including four rollercoasters). Dollywood features traditional crafts and music of the Smoky Mountains. NEW for 2012, The WILD EAGLE is the first Bolliger & MabillardWing Coaster in the United States and it is the biggest investment in Dollywood history. It’s sure to be a great day. Check back tomorrow for photos and more!