To no surprise, Dollywood has earned four golden ticket awards!

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For the ninth year in a row, Dollywood has the won a golden ticket for having the best shows. For 10 years running, it has had the best Christmas event and for 6 years in a row it's been the friendliest park.

If rides aren't your thing, Dollywood also has earned the golden ticket for having the best food!

Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park in Pigeon Forge

The parks were also finalists in six other categories including ranking Third for Best Park in the World.

Dollywood has earned more than 30 Golden Tickets since 2004.

Things are always changing at Dollywood in order to continue to earn awards each year. The park announced it is closing the River Battle ride this month.

Last month, Dolly announced a new addition to the Dollywood Harvest festival. The Great Pumpkin LumiNights will be added this year.