Dollywood theme park in Tennessee celebrated the opening of its 32nd season on March 17 with a special preview of this year’s family-focused entertainment programme.

The park is offering a range of special events and new rides for that it has called the ‘Year of the Family’.

From now until April 9, Dollywood welcomes the world during multicultural Festival of Nations celebration.

Featuring traditional music, dance, food and art of nations from around the globe, Festival of Nations reminds guests of shared similarities while embracing unique, time-honoured traditions.

For families looking for an exciting way to spend Spring Break (April 10-22), Tokyo-based dance company Enra comes to Dollywood with a high-energy, multi-media dance, light and video fusion show.

The group was featured on America’s Got Talent in 2015 and has shared their unique blend of modern technology, music and dance with amazed audiences around the world.

Enra’s cutting-edge performance routines will leave guests mesmerised as moving motion graphics displayed on a giant screen are incorporated into live dance, ballet, gymnastics, martial arts and more.

Moving towards summer, Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass (May 26- June 4) will combine the tastiest barbeque in the Southern US with the biggest names in bluegrass.

This year’s festival features an impressive bluegrass line-up with a multitude of free daily concerts from an amazing collection of talented performers, including Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, Blue Highway, Hot Rize and Steep Canyon Rangers.

Summer at Dollywood (June 17-August 6) provides families even more of what they already love: time together to make memories. This summertime celebration features extended park hours, 10am to 10pm daily, giving families a unique chance to ride Dollywood’s world-class attractions, including Lightning Rod and Wild Eagle all day and well into the night.

The family-friendly fun will continue throughout the year, with Dollywood hosting its annual Harvest Festival celebration on September 29 to October 28, and Smoky Mountain Christmas from November 4 to January 1.