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About Pete Owens

From Omaha, Nebraska and educated at the University of Kansas, Owens spent half of his 30 year career in broadcast television before moving to Dollywood where he is the Director of Communications for the Dollywood branded parks and attractions. He also provides PR direction for our Dollywood’s Splash Country, Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort, Dixie Stampede, Lumberjack Adventure and Pirates Voyage brands. Owens lives in Seymour, Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and two dogs. He is a  lover of good food, fine spirits and college basketball.
6 October 2017

This Fall, Dollywood Is A Pumpkin Spice World!

By | 2017-10-06T13:57:08+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Dining|0 Comments

I’m not one of those people who spends the entire fall in a pumpkin spiced haze, but the allure of fall food has always drawn me to the dinner table on a cool crisp autumn evening. This year, Dollywood is introducing a new event to its already award-winning Harvest Celebration and Southern Gospel Jubilee [...]

11 September 2017

Dollywood Earns Four Golden Ticket Awards

By | 2017-10-09T15:51:58+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

If imitation is the greatest form of flattery, recognition by one’s peers is a close second. For nearly 20 years, Amusement Today, the amusement industry’s go-to publication for the news within the industry, has been producing the Golden Ticket Awards. The so-called Oscars of the Industry surveys a panel of highly knowledgeable theme and [...]

4 September 2017

Don’t Miss Our Cinnamon Bread

By | 2017-09-20T09:01:31+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Dining|0 Comments

Dollywood has been known for its unique food offerings steeped in southern flair. Its signature item isn’t traditionally savory like some southern dishes but it is slap your mama good. What am I talking about? The four sections of pull apart gooey goodness that makes people flock to the Dollywood’s Grist Mill. Dollywood’s Cinnamon [...]

24 July 2017

Behind the Scenes: Wild Eagle

By | 2017-07-27T17:20:58+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Rides|0 Comments

  Editor’s Note: In the spirit of celebration of our country’s birthday this month, we thought it would be fun to take a closer look at one of our most popular attractions—Wild Eagle—because it represents one of our nation’s beloved symbols. This article by Pete Owens was originally published in Roller Coaster Magazine in [...]

1 June 2017

Come Back to the Smokies

By | 2017-07-27T17:28:30+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Recovery. It’s the process of getting back to normal. In all things, God has a plan and that plan is beautifully illustrated in a new message from Dolly Parton. I was lucky enough to be in the studio the day Dolly sat down to communicate her heartfelt thoughts about the November fires in the [...]

5 April 2017

My Top 5 International Restaurants

By | 2017-07-27T17:33:43+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Dining|0 Comments

Ah, it is springtime in the Smokies and time for Festival of Nations at Dollywood. It is one of my family’s favorite times to go to the park to enjoy the entertainment from around the world but we all also love the Food. They always whip up some international inspired foods to celebrate the festival.   [...]

27 February 2017

Top 5 Joints to Grab a Bite in the Smokies

By | 2017-09-11T11:38:03+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Dining, Trip Planning|0 Comments

My family and I love to go off the beaten tourist path and to check out the local haunts to grab a bite to eat when we are on vacation.   The Great Smoky Mountains may not be your first thought of a culinary mecca but there is a great variety of locally owned joints [...]

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