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31 July 2017

Get the Most Out of What’s Left of Summer

By | 2017-09-22T09:40:42+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Attractions|0 Comments

You blink and it’s gone. Summer is almost gone! How did that happen? [How does it ever happen??] Okay, here’s what you need to do: be truly intentional with your time over the next six weeks and you still have the opportunity to squeeze out every drop of fun in the sunshine that you [...]

24 July 2017

Behind the Scenes: Wild Eagle

By | 2017-07-27T17:20:58+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Rides|0 Comments

  Editor’s Note: In the spirit of celebration of our country’s birthday this month, we thought it would be fun to take a closer look at one of our most popular attractions—Wild Eagle—because it represents one of our nation’s beloved symbols. This article by Pete Owens was originally published in Roller Coaster Magazine in [...]

18 July 2017

Christmas Lights Are Going Up

By | 2017-11-20T14:16:35+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! No, seriously, it really is. If you happen to visit Dollywood in the latter days of summer, you’ll notice the sounds of staple guns, the clanging of ladders and Dollywood elves (we like to call them the “lighting bugs”) scurrying around getting the park ready for [...]

14 July 2017

Our American Symbol Up Close and Personal

By | 2019-02-22T14:13:53+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Attractions|0 Comments

Treasures abound in East Tennessee. Mountain vistas. Flowing streams. Fireflies lighting up a summer night. And the majesty of bald eagles in flight.A primary reason that the Great Smoky Mountains hosts scores of our national symbol, the bald eagle, is due to the work of the American Eagle Foundation (AEF). The Foundation makes its home [...]

13 July 2017

National Ice Cream Day at Dollywood

By | 2017-07-27T17:22:42+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Dining|Comments Off on National Ice Cream Day at Dollywood

I can pretend to need an excuse to talk about ice cream (National Ice Cream Day is always the third Sunday in July—which means THIS weekend!), but between you, me and everyone who knows me—I don’t need an excuse. I love ice cream. And, they say you talk about what occupies your thoughts, [...]

3 July 2017

Celebrations Abound for July 4th Holiday

By | 2017-09-04T11:42:40+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

When I start planning what to do for the 4th of July, I want it to truly be an All-American experience. A parade, fireworks, a baseball game, more fireworks, a roller coaster ride or two, some shopping and good food. My family and I can find all of those activities and options for celebrating [...]

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