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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!
20 September 2019

What to Expect at Dollywood’s 2019 Harvest Festival

By | 2019-09-20T12:01:22+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 [...]

9 September 2019

It’s Award Season and Dollywood is Looking Strong!

By | 2019-09-09T13:58:36+00:00 September 9th, 2019|Community|0 Comments

I’m just going to say it. I’m proud of the place I get to work. I grew up coming here and made so many memories of this place that I’m glad I’m able now to help families make those same memories. It always makes me happy to see other people experience Dollywood for the [...]

30 August 2019

The Art of Funnel Cakes is Alive at Dollywood

By | 2019-08-30T13:01:22+00:00 August 30th, 2019|Dining|0 Comments

You know how a picture can sometimes bring back very specific, highly-detailed memories or questions—like how something tasted, what someone said to you or why I ever did that with my hair? One of my co-workers sent a photo to me from last December that immediately brought back the sweet, sweet smell of Dollywood [...]

11 March 2019

Festival of Nations Kicks Off Dollywood’s Biggest Season Ever!

By | 2019-05-13T15:35:01+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Festivals|0 Comments

There is no doubt that all of us—and I’m guessing all of you—are more excited about the opening of this season than we’ve ever been about a year in Dollywood’s history! With the addition of Wildwood Grove, thrilling festivals all season long, and great entertainment and food, this year is certainly the biggest we’ve [...]

28 January 2019

Want to Work at the Friendliest Theme Park in the World? Read This!

By | 2019-01-28T17:44:05+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Community|0 Comments

It’s no secret folks everywhere greatly anticipate the opening of Wildwood Grove. It is, after all, the largest addition to Dollywood in our history. There is a lot to be excited about thanks to 11 new experiences for families to enjoy when they come visit. There is one more benefit to adding this many [...]

17 December 2018

Love Performing? We’ve Got the Place For You!

By | 2018-12-17T16:29:46+00:00 December 17th, 2018|Entertainment|0 Comments

When Dolly Parton’s name is on the place, it’s a pretty safe bet that the entertainment found inside is going to be top-notch. Well, that certainly is the case here at Dollywood. In fact, we’ve won Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket award for Best Theme Park Shows for the past 10 years. Yes, a decade [...]

5 November 2018

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

By | 2018-11-19T14:34:33+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Festivals|0 Comments

Since you’re here browsing the Dollywood Blog, I’m pretty sure you already know we have an affinity for Christmas. You know, it’s our jam, our gig; it’s what we do. We just earned our 11th consecutive Golden Ticket Award for Best Theme Park Christmas Event, and when you look around, it’s no doubt why. [...]

24 October 2018

Happy Birthday to Two of Dollywood’s Famous Leading Ladies

By | 2018-10-24T17:47:14+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Attractions|0 Comments

Two of Dollywood’s most famous leading ladies have celebrated milestone birthdays this year. Katie celebrates her 75th, while “Cindy” enjoys the big 8-0 this season. Both ladies have the opportunity to entertain thousands of guests each season, and their performances turn heads and garner waves of admiration wherever the track takes them. They both [...]

24 September 2018

The Glow Grows

By | 2018-09-24T08:49:28+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Festivals|0 Comments

If you visited Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana last season, I’m sure you remember how popular Great Pumpkin LumiNights proved to be. It certainly was an overwhelming guest-favorite, and because of the popularity, we knew we needed to grow the glow this year. Great Pumpkin LumiNights returns with several new immersive harvest-themed displays, [...]

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