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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), he 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 he 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 daughter. 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 he 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!
8 January 2018

Winter Getaway for Couples

By | 2018-01-08T09:53:16+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Couples|0 Comments

Cold weather is the perfect excuse to cozy up next to your significant other. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about what to do for that special person in your life. Aiming to steer clear of heart-shaped boxes of chocolate or a stuffed Valentine’s Day monkey which [...]

15 November 2017

Tis the Season for Great Entertainment at Dollywood

By | 2017-11-15T09:32:25+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Entertainment|0 Comments

My parents started bringing me to Dollywood before I can even remember. I’ve visited during the spring, during the summer, during the fall—and when Dollywood started putting up Christmas lights in 1990—during the winter. With as much fun as I’ve had, and with as many memories as I’ve made, there still is no time [...]

3 November 2017

Dollywood is Ready for a “Season of Showstoppers” in 2018

By | 2017-11-20T14:17:02+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Festivals|0 Comments

Before I start this blog, I’ll go ahead and admit the obvious. Working at Dollywood is pretty cool. There I’ve said it, now we can all move on! With that statement hanging out there, let me follow up. As part of our jobs, we get the exciting honor of sharing news with you about [...]

23 October 2017

How to Pretend to Carve a Pumpkin Like the Pros

By | 2017-10-23T13:12:34+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Festivals|0 Comments

As you have probably heard by now, Great Pumpkin LumiNights has been a tremendous success thanks to the support we’ve received from all of you so far! We knew this event would be a game-changer for our Harvest Festival, but I don’t think any of us anticipated how much you would enjoy it. Obviously, [...]

14 August 2017

Want to Experience a Smoky Mountain Harvest? Head to Dollywood this October!

By | 2017-10-30T11:26:07+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Festivals|0 Comments

There is a reason why visitors from around the globe flock to the Smoky Mountains when the calendar flips to September and October. There is nothing like walking through the crisp morning air with the sun just beginning to peek over the mountain tops. As it does, its rays bring vibrancy to the area [...]

26 July 2017

Are You Ready to “Rock” the Smokies?

By | 2017-09-04T11:03:00+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Festivals|0 Comments

If you’re looking ahead to Labor Day and want to plan one last memorable experience for summer 2017, you need to put Dollywood’s Rock the Smokies on your calendar now. It is a great way to refresh and rejuvenate and put an exclamation point on your summer. This annual festival has become a favorite [...]

18 July 2017

Christmas Lights Are Going Up

By | 2017-11-20T14:16:35+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! No, seriously, it really is. If you happen to visit Dollywood in the latter days of summer, you’ll notice the sounds of staple guns, the clanging of ladders and Dollywood elves (we like to call them the “lighting bugs”) scurrying around getting the park ready for [...]

12 June 2017

Plan Your Family’s Favorite Vacation Ever… Here’s How!

By | 2017-07-27T17:26:09+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

When it comes time to plan a summer vacation, we all want to make sure we get the most of our adventure. Plus, by putting extra effort in to planning your vacation before you head out, you help ensure your experience will be much smoother once you arrive at your final destination. If you’re thinking [...]

3 April 2017

Love America’s Got Talent? Visit Dollywood to see enra

By | 2017-07-27T17:34:13+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Entertainment|0 Comments

I’m so glad spring has arrived. I was starting to have a case of cabin fever! Although, it wasn’t a case of Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins fever; I wouldn’t mind having that all the time. In fact, if you’re experiencing a little cabin fever yourself, I recommend planning a spring break trip to the Smokies [...]

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