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24 February 2020

PART 1: Dollywood’s Annual Additions

By | 2020-02-24T17:10:11+00:00 February 24th, 2020|Attractions|0 Comments

This year, we are celebrating 35 years of Dollywood—35 years of the best kind of family entertainment you can find anywhere, if you ask me. I love our sweet park and I’m proud to be a part of all the excitement. Because we’ve accomplished A LOT in these three and a half decades, I’ll [...]

22 January 2020

Crews Are Busy Getting Dollywood Ready for 2020

By | 2020-01-27T10:32:40+00:00 January 22nd, 2020|Attractions|0 Comments

As much as I would love it if we didn’t have to close Dollywood for the winter, I’m equally glad we have that time to tackle big projects that improve the guest experience year-to-year. Just think of all that our team is able to accomplish! The way the calendar falls, there are 69 days [...]

4 October 2019

What is the Lucky 7 Mine Experience?

By | 2019-10-04T17:32:15+00:00 October 4th, 2019|Attractions|0 Comments

Are you like me? Do you routinely walk (or drive) right by something so often that it becomes camouflaged? For years, I passed Lucky 7 Mine in Craftsman’s Valley without giving the shop a second thought. I was on my way to Blazing Fury, no doubt. But this is a good lesson to keep [...]

26 August 2019

The Stories Behind Robert F. Thomas Chapel

By | 2019-08-26T11:40:32+00:00 August 26th, 2019|Attractions|0 Comments

Dollywood’s chapel is an iconic fixture of the park. Think you know the Robert F. Thomas Chapel? Yep, there’s a weekly church service. And, yes, the building is named in honor of the doctor who delivered Dolly Parton. But there’s a lot more I bet you don’t know. I sat down with Dollywood’s Chaplain [...]

21 August 2019

Behind The Scenes: Hidden Hollow Stencil

By | 2020-01-06T16:44:04+00:00 August 21st, 2019|Attractions|0 Comments

Do you love the details of Wildwood Grove? I sure do. And I love sharing what I learn along the way. Today I want to explain how it took several teams (with different talents) to create the stencil of mountains on Hidden Hollow. What you see on the exterior of this 4,000-square-foot indoor play [...]

12 July 2019

Take a Tour of Craftsman’s Valley

By | 2019-09-03T15:44:47+00:00 July 12th, 2019|Attractions|0 Comments

Dollywood’s crafts and master craftsmen distinguish the theme park from other attractions in the industry. Sure, you may be able to hop on a coaster in another park—but, can you learn about the culture and trades of Appalachian people in the late 1800s? You may be able to find good food—but, can you make [...]

12 April 2019

Theme Park & Bible Blessing

By | 2019-04-12T16:33:15+00:00 April 12th, 2019|Attractions|0 Comments

According to Dollywood’s Chaplain Joey Buck, people come to Dollywood either because they’re celebrating or looking for escape. Whichever reason draws you to our park for your next visit, know that there’s a group of people who have prayed for you. One feature that makes us unique is that we have a chapel at [...]

8 April 2019

Fireflies and Wildwood Grove

By | 2019-04-08T16:27:52+00:00 April 8th, 2019|Attractions|0 Comments

What says summer to you? To me, it’s the experiences that delight my senses and remind me of my childhood when I played in the back yard at dusk: bare feet, the smell of honeysuckle, and chasing fireflies. Oh, the fireflies. If you’re not from around here, I’m going to give you a tip—a [...]

4 March 2019

Behind the Scenes: The Inspiration for Wildwood Creek

By | 2019-03-04T17:17:56+00:00 March 4th, 2019|Attractions|0 Comments

As we get closer to opening Wildwood Grove in May, we hope to share more and more peeks behind the curtain of this new land. When we invited the media to join us for a construction tour, Wildwood Grove’s Creative Director, Patrick Brennan, shared stories of how the details are coming together. And, when [...]

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