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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!
26 August 2019

The Stories Behind Robert F. Thomas Chapel

By | 2019-08-26T11:40:32+00:00 August 26th, 2019|Attractions|0 Comments

Dollywood’s chapel is an iconic fixture of the park. Think you know the Robert F. Thomas Chapel? Yep, there’s a weekly church service. And, yes, the building is named in honor of the doctor who delivered Dolly Parton. But there’s a lot more I bet you don’t know. I sat down with Dollywood’s Chaplain [...]

22 August 2019

Waiting Out a Storm with Lifeguards: Duck, Duck, Goose, Anyone?

By | 2019-08-22T15:28:32+00:00 August 22nd, 2019|Water Park|0 Comments

We’ve told you before how much fun Dollywood can be in the rain, but I’d hate to miss the opportunity to tell you why you should stick around our water park after a storm rolls in. The same logic applies—if it’s just rain and not lightning, the attractions will still be open. The lines [...]

21 August 2019

Behind The Scenes: Hidden Hollow Stencil

By | 2020-01-06T16:44:04+00:00 August 21st, 2019|Attractions|0 Comments

Do you love the details of Wildwood Grove? I sure do. And I love sharing what I learn along the way. Today I want to explain how it took several teams (with different talents) to create the stencil of mountains on Hidden Hollow. What you see on the exterior of this 4,000-square-foot indoor play [...]

15 August 2019

Let’s Talk Water Quality: Dollywood’s Splash Country

By | 2019-08-15T17:16:20+00:00 August 15th, 2019|Water Park|0 Comments

To visit a water park or not? Sometimes your concerns have nothing to do with swimming ability, but rather water quality. As a mom of small children, I understand how important this topic is and I want to give you confidence when you bring your family to Dollywood’s Splash Country. Tennessee and local health [...]

5 August 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Rock the Smokies 2019

By | 2019-08-13T14:32:52+00:00 August 5th, 2019|Festivals|0 Comments

In a few weeks, we’ll be rockin’ the Smokies for the fifth summer in a row. This Christian music festival has become a Dollywood guest favorite as some of the genre’s top artists take the stage for incredible jam sessions. Here’s everything you need to know to be ready to rock with us. WHAT [...]

24 July 2019

Views of Fireworks from Dollywood Cabins

By | 2019-07-24T13:40:27+00:00 July 24th, 2019|Lodging|0 Comments

Dollywood is a versatile experience. You can tailor it to very specific interests—focusing on food and shows one visit and exclusively jumping from coaster to coaster the next. Even your lodging quarters can vary when you stay with Dollywood. From nine different room types at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa to countless options through Dollywood’s [...]

19 July 2019

Celebrating Doggywood’s Oldest Guest

By | 2019-07-19T17:56:42+00:00 July 19th, 2019|Community|0 Comments

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 opened accommodations for dogs. Pat loves all her furry guests. I was over there one day recently when Pat was [...]

18 July 2019

What You Need to Know about Dollywood’s Lost and Found

By | 2019-07-24T13:48:13+00:00 July 18th, 2019|Trip Planning|0 Comments

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, sippy cups, snacks, entertainment, changes of clothing—just about everything but the kitchen sink, as they say. I get it now: people [...]

15 July 2019

What Children 36 inches Tall Can Do at Splash Country

By | 2019-07-15T14:51:28+00:00 July 15th, 2019|Water Park|0 Comments

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 like I’m finally getting out of the weeds a bit and am able to truly discover what my children enjoy. [...]

12 July 2019

Take a Tour of Craftsman’s Valley

By | 2019-09-03T15:44:47+00:00 July 12th, 2019|Attractions|0 Comments

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 and trades of Appalachian people in the late 1800s? You may be able to find good food—but, can you make [...]

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