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!
I love bragging on our hosts. We say that’s Dollywood’s special sauce: the people who work here. I want to introduce you to Pat who works at Doggywood. She’s been here since we first [...]
If you are able to travel light—you have a gift. I remember the days of leaving the house with my sunglasses, wallet and cell phone. Those days are over. Now, it’s diaper bags, backpacks, [...]
When talking with mom friends, I often hear that visiting water parks is “too hard” with small children. I have two young boys, so I get it. At this point in motherhood, I feel [...]
Dollywood’s crafts and master craftsmen distinguish the theme park from other attractions in the industry. Sure, you may be able to hop on a coaster in another park—but, can you learn about the culture [...]
Working at Dollywood has a lot of perks. One of the most obvious highs is working with a legend. Here’s the understatement of the year: Dolly Parton is a dynamically-talented woman whose legacy is [...]