Curtain to close on Myrtle Beach’s Dixie Stampede
The Dixie Stampede, Dolly Parton’s dinner and show in Myrtle Beach, is trading its horses and cowboys for pirates and treasure, according to a news release Thursday.
The popular entertainment venue will wrap up its 19-season run with its annual Christmas spectacular in December 2010 before closing to make way for the new Pirates Voyage show.
“I’m so excited about this new show,” Parton said in the release. “I think Pirates Voyage will take our guests’ breath away! The competition and action between the pirates is incredible.”
The show features a 15-foot-deep indoor lagoon where the pirates battle in their full-sized pirate ships. Their battles take place in the water, on deck and in the sky above their vessels, with fans in the arena cheering their side on to victory.
Like the Dixie Stampede show, Pirates Voyage will also feature a four-course meal, live animals and an original music score.
Though she called the change a “bold move,” Parton expressed confidence that the show will be a hit.
“Myrtle Beach has so many repeat visitors because it is such a great vacation destination. It made sense for us to create a new adventure for families to enjoy, and what speaks to this area more than Pirates?”