The changes begin with the Carriage Room Pre-Show event. Previously this show has featured various musical acts or cowboy roping teams, but this year they will welcome comic juggler David Lucas to the stage. His routine, which is still somewhat secret, will feature flying machetes, a unique version of “Malaguena” and enough comedy to keep everyone from the toddler to the Grandpa laughing. The opening act Carriage Room Pre-Show event begins 50 minutes before the regularly scheduled show time.
Dolly Parton, the brains behind the Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction, is contributing a new song to the show, titled “Sha-Kon-O-Hey.” The Cherokee word translates to “Land of Blue Smoke.” The song was originally written for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park 75th anniversary, which is being celebrated this year. As an “ambassador” for the park, Parton felt this song aptly represented her Tennessee home. It also fit in nicely at the Show because it highlights the land we love, the America we call home.
Last summer, Branson’s Dixie Stampede introduced the “The Missing Man Table & Honors Ceremony.” At that time, it was only available to military reunion groups. Now, they have made it available to any military groups of 15 or more. The ceremony acknowledges the military’s missing men & the missing comrades of our soldiers. The special event can be arranged, in advance, through Group Sales at the Dixie Stampede.
The most top secret event to be unveiled this year is “Skeeter’s New Event.” The folks at Dixie Stampede are releasing few details regarding the new show element, but they do promise that it will be an amazing new addition. You’ll just have to attend the show to see how thrilling it really is!
Dixie Stampede begins its 2009 Season on February 27. Dixie Stampede tickets are on sale now.