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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!
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 | 2020-02-14T15:45:23+00:00 November 2nd, 2019|Trip Planning|0 Comments

I’m a mom on a budget. There’s an unlimited wish list my children have—and then there’s reality. [Side note: parents, isn’t it SO FUN when kids reach that age when they want everything they see on TV and the internet?] That’s why I’m a big supporter of experiences over things. Instead of amassing junk, [...]

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 [...]

7 October 2019

All The Ways YOU Can Glow With Us!

By | 2019-10-07T16:31:37+00:00 October 7th, 2019|Festivals|0 Comments

From now through the end of the year is the time Dollywood literally GLOWS with excitement each night. A few years ago, we introduced Great Pumpkin LumiNights featuring thousands of illuminated pumpkins. It quickly became one of the most popular events in park history. Now, we just can’t stop all the glowing! Here’s my [...]

4 October 2019

What is the Lucky 7 Mine Experience?

By | 2019-10-04T17:32:15+00:00 October 4th, 2019|Attractions|0 Comments

Are you like me? Do you routinely walk (or drive) right by something so often that it becomes camouflaged? For years, I passed Lucky 7 Mine in Craftsman’s Valley without giving the shop a second thought. I was on my way to Blazing Fury, no doubt. But this is a good lesson to keep [...]

11 September 2019

Look for the Mouse Hole in Craftsman’s Valley

By | 2019-09-11T10:53:20+00:00 September 11th, 2019|Community|0 Comments

One of my favorite tips to share with people who are unfamiliar with Dollywood is to keep your eyes open: beyond the beauty, there’s a lot of fun at every turn. Whether you notice tongue-in-cheek signage, colorful characters, or an intentional mouse hole tucked away in Craftsman’s Valley, you will be delighted throughout your day. [...]

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