Thanks to Nancy for the following info:
I know August 21st is a long way away, but this is a special event for homeschoolers that requires some advanced reservations. Friday, August 21st, Dollywood is hosting Home School Day for area homeschoolers. On the day, homeschoolers will get a special admission price ($43.50 for adults, $34.55 for students). There will also be a special all-you-care-to-eat buffet meal served for homeschoolers that day. If you purchase your tickets for the meal before August 7th, you get one free child's meal with every adult buffet meal purchased. Also, there will be special demonstrations and fee-based craft classes/activities offered throughout the day (classes require advanced registration).
For more information or to learn how to make your reservations, visit the Home School Day on the Dollywood website.