ORLANDO -- Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede is something you have to
see. I caught the act in Branson, Mo., earlier this year.
Here's the premise: Cowboys and cowgirls perform stunts and act
out dramas on horseback, while audience members eat a four-course
meal, seated in chairs facing the dirt-floored arena.
Dixie Stampede is good entertainment. In fact, it has been so
successful that the country singer has expanded it to four
locations, the newest of which opened last June in a
35,000-square-foot arena here between Walt Disney World and
The $28 million attraction is the largest Dixie Stampede to
date. The first opened in 1988 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The fourth is
located in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Admission is $43.99 for adults and $28.99 for children ages 3 to
11. Special rates are available for groups of 20 or more. For
reservations, call (866) 443-4943 or visit www.dixiestampede.com.
To contact reporter David Cogswell, send e-mail to [email protected].