Welcome to Dollywood’s Blog!
Here, you’ll find information to help you make the most of your trip to the Smoky Mountains. Not only will we give you behind-the-scenes information, tips, and hints on the best things to do at Dollywood and beyond, but most importantly, we hope you’ll find ideas to help you plan an experience your family will remember forever.
You will see regular posts from a number of people about their favorite things to do and enjoy in the Smokies. With multiple people contributing to this blog, our hope is to provide a broad range of topics so everyone can find something of interest to them. Some of our contributors have lived here their whole lives, while some have moved here recently. Others are frequent visitors to the area, and others have only been here a few times. The one thing they all have in common? They all have a love and appreciation for the beautiful area we call the Great Smoky Mountains.
Check back often to see which new adventure we embark upon next. Also, please feel free to reach out to us with post ideas or other things you would like to know more about. This blog is for you, so let us know what you want to see!
As we are now a couple weeks into the New Year and reflecting on the previous year, 2019 brought many new and exciting aspects to Dollywood. We LOVE being a part of our guests’ [...]
Did you see “Christmas at Dollywood” on Hallmark Channel yet?? You should! It has many things going for it: Dolly Parton, Dollywood, Christmas… You know, all the best elements to make a great movie. [...]
As the Dollywood brand has grown, so has the diversity of markets from whence our visitors hail. What was once a sleepy, regional theme park is now a popular family destination featuring a 160-acre [...]
Do you have your Christmas shopping done? I hate that question. Mostly because my answer is no until maybe Dec. 23. I’m the type of person who really likes to think of unique gifts. I [...]
When I heard Dollywood’s General Manager talking about how he was on the original Christmas-light-hanging crew, I knew I needed to know more. Gene Scherrer is now Dollywood’s General Manager. He’ll be retiring at [...]