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With multiple people contributing to this blog, our hope is to provide a broad range of topics so everyone can find something of interest to them. Some of our contributors have lived here their whole lives, while some have moved here recently. Others are frequent visitors to the area, and others have only been here a few times. The one thing they all have in common? They all have a love and appreciation for the beautiful area we call the Great Smoky Mountains.
11 April 2018

Dolly-Woulds and Dolly-Wouldn’ts: A First-Timer’s Experience

By | 2018-04-20T13:29:02+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Editor’s note: This guest post is written by Madi Mayfield, who joined the PR team in January. I’ve lived in East Tennessee for four years, and until recently I had never been to Dollywood. (I know, right? Crazy.) I love theme parks and was excited to bring family along to check out the mountain [...]

26 February 2018

Dreaming of a DreamMore Wedding

By | 2018-02-26T11:38:38+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Couples|0 Comments

Editor’s note: This guest post is written by Madi Mayfield, who joined the PR team in January. With wedding season right around the corner, it’s time to start planning! One of my closest friends is ready to tie the knot and has asked me to help plan her big day. Of course, Type-A person [...]

23 February 2018

Planning the Perfect Trip for Your Family’s Spring Break

By | 2018-04-02T15:21:04+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Editor’s Note- This guest post is written by Kelly of OohBother. Kelly is bringing her family to Dollywood for spring break, so we decided to share her blog for those who still may be making plans. We look forward to hosting them! Read her original post here. Because there are rules about [...]

16 February 2018

Saddle Up at Dolly Parton’s Stampede: A First-Time Experience

By | 2018-02-16T13:53:41+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Attractions|0 Comments

Editor’s note: This guest post is written by Madi Mayfield, who just joined the Dollywood PR team in January. She had never visited Dolly Parton’s Stampede, so she documented her experience to share with you. It’s not every day that you get to enjoy dinner with a side of racing pigs, longhorn cattle, live music [...]

3 January 2018

How to Become a Dollywood Entertainer

By | 2018-01-03T14:17:52+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Entertainment|0 Comments

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by Dollywood’s Entertainment Manager, Roger White. While some folks think winter at Dollywood is a time to take a break, relax and reflect, it is actually quite the opposite – especially for Dollywood’s Entertainment Auditions Team. Dollywood show producers are charged with the prospect of trying [...]

29 November 2017

I Tried To Eat Everything at Dollywood in One Day. Here’s How That Went.

By | 2017-11-29T18:17:34+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Dining|0 Comments

Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Food & Wine’s David Landsel, who visited Dollywood and documented his experience. The thing that had me the most excited, I'll admit, was that the restaurant was empty. I was about to order enough food for a family of four, and the fact that the only [...]

16 October 2017

Come Home – It’s Suppertime!

By | 2017-10-16T09:05:09+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Festivals|0 Comments

Editor's Note: This is a guest post written by Dollywood’s Entertainment Manager, Roger White. When I was a teenager, I worked at a small 1000-watt AM radio station located in a mill valley town in South Carolina. Being so small, the station was only allowed to operate during daytime hours. Each morning it had [...]

4 August 2017

Dollywood’s Mission to Serve Others

By | 2017-09-27T08:55:20+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Editor’s note: This guest post is written by Joey Buck, Dollywood’s Chaplain, about the theme park’s value and mission of serving our community. Dollywood doesn’t have a lot of jobs. Jobs can be boring. Jobs often have little significance. Jobs are limited and finite. Jobs come to an end. It’s not a job that [...]

28 June 2017

What is Parent Swap?

By | 2017-07-27T17:23:44+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

Dollywood is hailed as a family-friendly park. And, my family of seven always puts that to the test. Parent Swap is one of the programs Dollywood offers that exemplifies why I love this theme park so much. Have you taken advantage of Parent Swap? Do you know what it is? Watch this short clip [...]

26 June 2017

Must See: Gazillion Bubble Show

By | 2017-08-08T10:50:40+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Entertainment|0 Comments

It's my girls' favorite time of the year - and for good reason - because the world renowned Gazillion Bubble Show is back at Dollywood! It's been one of our favorite shows for a few years and we always get excited when we see it on the schedule of events for the summer season. [...]

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