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About Amber Davis

Amber Davis is in the thick of navigating life as a working mom. She regularly balances meetings and tantrums —from her children, not coworkers. Growing up in Knoxville, Amber visited Dollywood and Sevier County often and now loves to share the same experiences with her own young family. Read More!
19 December 2019

Fact-Check: “Christmas at Dollywood” Movie

By | 2019-12-23T09:08:29+00:00 December 19th, 2019|Entertainment|0 Comments

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. This rom com [aka romantic comedy] had my attention from start to finish, but because I received more than one [...]

11 December 2019

Flying to Dollywood: Logistics

By | 2019-12-12T11:34:24+00:00 December 11th, 2019|Trip Planning|0 Comments

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 theme park, 35-acre water park, resort and cabin properties. With the caliber of attractions we have to offer, families and [...]

2 December 2019

Unique Christmas Gifts at Dollywood

By | 2019-11-27T13:38:29+00:00 December 2nd, 2019|Shopping|0 Comments

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 shudder when my mom tells me to buy socks for my dad or a gift certificate for my brother. But, [...]

29 November 2019

1990 Smoky Mountain Christmas vs. 2019 Smoky Mountain Christmas

By | 2019-12-03T10:22:44+00:00 November 29th, 2019|Festivals|0 Comments

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 the end of this season. But, in 1990, he was on the Attractions and Special Events team. Gene recalls how [...]

19 November 2019

What Is A Pre-K Imagination Pass?

By | 2020-01-08T12:27:40+00:00 November 19th, 2019|Family Visits|0 Comments

My little boy was born in 2015—that means he is eligible for Dollywood’s Pre-K Imagination Pass! Because it’s new, I thought it would be helpful to do a video-explainer covering what it is, who’s eligible and how to register. And for those who aren’t familiar with all there is for preschool-aged kids to do, [...]

12 November 2019

First Snowfall of the Season!

By | 2019-11-14T17:49:53+00:00 November 12th, 2019|Community|0 Comments

Dollywood saw a lovely dusting of snow this morning. While we are located in the foothills of the mountains, snow in November is a bit unusual for us in East Tennessee. In fact, I can’t remember accumulation this early in recent memory. Last night, I left the office without a jacket enjoying temperatures in [...]

2 November 2019

HERE’S WHY You Should Buy 2020 Season Passes

By | 2020-01-06T16:44:32+00:00 November 2nd, 2019|Trip Planning|0 Comments

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us—that time we celebrate, reflect and start thinking ahead. Thinking ahead is what I want to talk with you about. Have you decided to get your Dollywood Season Passes for 2020? They’re on sale Nov. 4! Let me help you make that decision easier. Have [...]

23 October 2019

How to See All of Dollywood’s Craftsmen in One Visit

By | 2019-10-23T15:31:20+00:00 October 23rd, 2019|Shopping|0 Comments

Dollywood’s craftsmen invite you to enjoy their daily demonstrations as they work to create works of art and homespun masterpieces. If you’ve been to Dollywood, I hope you’ve timed it just right so you can be a spectator for one of these presentations. You get to watch the process and ask questions. I’m excited [...]

21 October 2019

NEW Festival Coming Next Spring!

By | 2019-10-21T11:26:56+00:00 October 21st, 2019|Festivals|0 Comments

Today, we announced something very exciting: Dollywood’s 35th anniversary season will include a brand new springtime festival! This “budding” new event, the Flower & Food Festival (May 8-June 14), features brilliant splashes of spring color with numerous vibrant displays of expertly-manicured flowers and plants created by tremendously-talented horticulturists. It will bloom with fun and [...]

18 October 2019

In the Market for Vacation Home? Buy Near Dollywood!

By | 2019-10-18T16:21:45+00:00 October 18th, 2019|Community|0 Comments

I just read that Sevierville, Tennessee is the best place in the country to purchase a vacation home. Obviously, I agree because of its proximity to Dollywood, but peel back my bias and there’s still good reason to give the Smokies a second look if you’re in the market. The article published on CNBC [...]

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