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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!
4 June 2021

FUTURE PLANS: Dollywood’s Half-A-Billion-Dollars Investment

By | 2021-06-10T10:58:59+00:00 June 4th, 2021|Lodging|0 Comments

We’re growing again! When I first started at Dollywood, I had no idea what was about to happen. As a matter of fact, when I interviewed, I learned that the company would soon begin some very ambitious projects that would continue to set us apart as a complete family destination. That was in November [...]

27 May 2021

Dollywood Collaborates with Intel, Launches Exclusive Drone Light Show

By | 2021-05-27T16:40:45+00:00 May 27th, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

This is big! You may already know Great Smoky Mountains National Park for their synchronous fireflies (which are very cool), all of our guests here at Dollywood this summer are going to be able to enjoy their own synchronized performance as Intel® Drone Light Shows launches hundreds of drones into the sky for a [...]

3 May 2021

Attention, 2020 Season Passholders!

By | 2021-05-03T16:32:26+00:00 May 3rd, 2021|Attractions|0 Comments

As we near closer to summer, there are a lot of things to which we can look forward! Temperatures are on the rise, kids are out of school, the anticipation builds for fun at Dollywood (including that cool drone show which begins June 25), and everyone starts to make their summer bucket lists. For [...]

29 March 2021

Flower & Food Festival Dining Pass

By | 2021-06-10T11:02:04+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 | 2021-04-16T16:28:23+00:00 January 19th, 2021|Attractions, Rides|0 Comments

If you’ve spent any amount of time to visit 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. Some of the theming isn’t so hidden, however, like the twisted trees and [...]

19 November 2020

Dollywood Deals: Black Friday, Cyber Monday and More!

By | 2021-04-16T17:37:58+00:00 November 19th, 2020|Community, Family Visits, Shopping|0 Comments

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Have you thought of things to do this Christmas? 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 [...]

6 November 2020

More Details About Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

By | 2021-05-12T14:01:13+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 | 2021-05-25T11:27:06+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 [...]

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