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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!
2 September 2020

Part 4: Dollywood’s Annual Additions

By | 2020-09-14T16:15:26+00:00 September 2nd, 2020|Attractions|0 Comments

Anniversaries are fun. It’s a time of celebration and reflection. With this blog series, we’ve looked at the year-by-year additions to Dollywood. Breaking down the annual additions is a great way to display our park’s commitment to always improve. We aim to surprise and delight our guests. Just consider what Dollywood has offered guests [...]

31 August 2020

Myth Buster: Are Holidays Busier for Dollywood?

By | 2020-09-14T16:14:40+00:00 August 31st, 2020|Trip Planning|0 Comments

There’s a common misconception that holidays at Dollywood are extra busy. Aren’t you glad you have me to set the record straight? With Labor Day weekend fast approaching, I wanted to give you confidence before you finalize your plans. In the theme park world, big crowds usually follow good weather—not a specific date on [...]

19 August 2020

Dollywood’s “Lighting Bugs” Are Back in Action

By | 2020-09-24T15:09:01+00:00 August 19th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

Christmas lights are such a big deal at Dollywood, we’re consumed by them almost 10 months of the year: we’re hanging them June through October, they’re on display November through the end of the season in early January and then it takes most of our off-season to get them down. We’re in the thick [...]

17 August 2020

Water Park Food Tip: Don’t Miss the NEW Pizza!

By | 2020-08-18T12:16:51+00:00 August 17th, 2020|Dining, Water Park|0 Comments

Sometimes, it’s the simple tips that make the biggest difference in your experience. Example: I’m going to tell you about a pizza you need to try before Dollywood’s Splash Country season ends in a few weeks. It’s going to make your water park experience even better. I happened to be at our water park [...]

10 August 2020

The Story Behind Red’s Drive-In

By | 2020-09-24T15:08:34+00:00 August 10th, 2020|Dining|0 Comments

Red’s Drive-In has been a Dollywood fan-favorite since it opened with Jukebox Junction in 1995. The menu boasts thick, frosty shakes and the best burgers in town. Apart from being a well-themed eatery (with great food!), this spot serves as a nod to some Dolly Parton history. In 1946—the year Dolly was born—a man [...]

13 July 2020

Why Choose Dollywood’s Splash Country

By | 2020-07-13T17:00:32+00:00 July 13th, 2020|Water Park|0 Comments

Dollywood’s Splash Country is celebrating its 20th season this summer. That kind of staying power comes with some great perks. Why choose to spend your time at an established park? I’ll give you my top five reasons, though there are certainly more! The Dollywood Brand When you visit Dollywood’s Splash Country, you are visiting [...]

3 July 2020

2020 Thrills in the Hills Schedule

By | 2020-07-03T17:10:04+00:00 July 3rd, 2020|Attractions, Rides|0 Comments

Thrills in the Hills is here again! This is Dollywood’s 12th year for this behind-the-scenes event. Buying a Thrills in the Hills ticket grants you theme park admission for two days PLUS extras like exclusive rides, a train shop tour, a meal, snacks and swag. Want to know more? Here’s the 2020 tentative plan [...]

19 June 2020

Flower & Food Festival- What’s on the Menu?

By | 2020-06-19T14:59:54+00:00 June 19th, 2020|Dining, Festivals|0 Comments

Obviously, food is a huge part of our Flower & Food Festival. Curious about what’s on the menu? This is a brand-new festival with never-before-offered cuisine. You can choose from appetizers, entrees, drinks and dessert. I’ll list all festival dining items for you by location. Spotlight Bakery Flower & Food Festival Cookies- Dollywood’s [...]

15 June 2020

Answers for Season Passholders

By | 2020-11-23T14:59:08+00:00 June 15th, 2020|Attractions|0 Comments

UPDATED NOV. 23, 2020. EDITS IN BOLD. COVID-19 rocked the world. We’ll feel the ripple effect for some time. I’m grateful to be back at work and be given the opportunity to reopen Dollywood for families to make new memories. But in order to regain some normalcy, our team worked with a lot of [...]

9 June 2020

Dollywood Announces Re-Opening Details

By | 2020-06-09T13:53:49+00:00 June 9th, 2020|Attractions|0 Comments

This is a blog I’ve been writing in my head for a couple months now: the blog announcing it is finally time to re-open Dollywood after an extended closure due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. With safety-first plans in place, we will begin the phased re-opening at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa on June [...]

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