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About Wes Ramey

While he is originally from Gate City, Virginia, Wes Ramey has long considered Dollywood and the Smoky Mountains region his second home. Many weekends of the year, he would travel with his parents and grandparents to the Smokies to enjoy some his favorite attractions in the area, including the Space Needle, the Gatlinburg Sky Lift, go karts, and of course, Dollywood. Based on his love as a three-year-old for Dollywood’s Convoy ride (there is a picture on his desk), Wes first told his parents he wanted to become a truck driver when he grew up. He also enjoyed the Flooded Mine because: A.) it was the only ride his mamaw was brave enough to ride, and B.) she was usually scared halfway through! When Wes isn’t working to tell people about the awesome things you can do at Dollywood with your family (scaring your grandparents doesn’t count), he enjoys spending time with his wife Lyndsey and young children. Most of his days are filled with reading Imagination Library books and baking imaginary cupcakes for tea parties, but when he has time, he enjoys anything with wheels and an engine. While Wes doesn’t own his own race car (yet), he does enjoy watching the professionals do their thing each week. For now, he fulfills his need for speed on Lightning Rod, Thunderhead, Wild Eagle and the Rockin’ Roadway!
29 March 2021

Flower & Food Festival Dining Pass

By | 2021-04-05T16:06:35+00:00 March 29th, 2021|Dining, Festivals|0 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I enjoy eating. Luckily for me, I work at a place that is well known for its culinary offerings. In fact, it kind of makes it hard to actually get work done because I really just want to stop and eat. But I also know I can’t do [...]

18 March 2021

Dollywood Ranked Among America’s Best Employers

By | 2021-03-22T17:13:03+00:00 March 18th, 2021|Community|0 Comments

I know, I know. I’ve said it in the majority of the blogs I’ve written. But I really do mean it—Dollywood is an awesome place to work. I’m also not the only person to say that. Just consider all of our employees who have been here for two, three and four decades; that’s proof [...]

19 January 2021

All About the Theming of FireChaser Express

By | 2021-01-20T12:09:29+00:00 January 19th, 2021|Attractions, Rides|0 Comments

If you’ve spent any amount of time at Dollywood, you’re certain to have taken note of the immersive theming that our teams include throughout the park. I enjoy the Easter eggs that are found around every corner of the park (like the 30-year employee signs). Some of the theming isn’t so hidden, however, like [...]

19 November 2020

Dollywood Deals: Black Friday, Cyber Monday and More!

By | 2020-11-17T11:45:31+00:00 November 19th, 2020|Community, Family Visits, Shopping|0 Comments

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Yeah, me neither. The last few years, my wife has really started talking more about getting each other and our kids experiences for Christmas. The more we discuss it, the more it makes sense (She’s pretty smart; how about that for scoring brownie points?). We know our [...]

6 November 2020

More Details About Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

By | 2020-11-12T12:16:32+00:00 November 6th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

What a year. I don’t know how else to say it. But as much as things have changed, I’m glad many things have stayed the same…or in some cases, have even strengthened. For one, I always knew how much I enjoy spending time with my kids. But after spending so much time at home [...]

21 September 2020

2020 Harvest Festival Details Include New Nighttime Ticket Offer

By | 2020-10-06T11:29:30+00:00 September 21st, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

One of the fun perks of the job is that sometimes we get a special sneak peek of what is coming up for our guests. I recently had the chance to sit in on one of those presentations for the Harvest Festival presented by Humana, and I must say, I’m really excited for what [...]

8 September 2020

Short Drive from Charlotte, Fall at Dollywood is Perfection

By | 2020-10-08T17:09:55+00:00 September 8th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

If you’ve not had the chance to visit Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana, now is the time. With more live music than any event in our history, the beauty of fall in the Smokies during the day and the fun of thousands of glowing pumpkins at night, this year’s festival is the best [...]

23 July 2020

We’re Here When You’re Ready for an Escape

By | 2020-07-23T16:41:59+00:00 July 23rd, 2020|Family Visits|0 Comments

Needless to say, things look a little different right now. We’re all trying to navigate a new world and we’re relearning how to do things in an ever-changing environment. All of us are having to make decisions we never dreamed we would face. Like many of you, my wife and I have to consider [...]

10 March 2020

What to Expect During Dollywood’s Festival of Nations

By | 2020-03-10T15:42:21+00:00 March 10th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

We’re ready to welcome the world! Believe it or not (I can’t), but it’s already time for the new season to begin here at Dollywood! This is a special season—our 35th to be exact—and a year that we have packed full of great events and experiences for you and your friends and family to [...]

20 September 2019

What to Expect at Dollywood’s 2019 Harvest Festival

By | 2019-09-23T16:15:00+00:00 September 20th, 2019|Festivals|0 Comments

Family-friendly fall fun is back during our Harvest Festival presented by Humana! We’re expanding Great Pumpkin LumiNights again this year by growing the glow in to Wildwood Grove. For those of you who have visited, you know that Great Pumpkin LumiNights has been an overwhelming guest-favorite since it was introduced in 2017. It is [...]

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