Welcome to Dollywood’s Blog!
Here, you’ll find information to help you make the most of your trip to the Smoky Mountains. Not only will we give you behind-the-scenes information, tips, and hints on the best things to do at Dollywood and beyond, but most importantly, we hope you’ll find ideas to help you plan an experience your family will remember forever.
You will see regular posts from a number of people about their favorite things to do and enjoy in the Smokies. With multiple people contributing to this blog, our hope is to provide a broad range of topics so everyone can find something of interest to them. Some of our contributors have lived here their whole lives, while some have moved here recently. Others are frequent visitors to the area, and others have only been here a few times. The one thing they all have in common? They all have a love and appreciation for the beautiful area we call the Great Smoky Mountains.
Check back often to see which new adventure we embark upon next. Also, please feel free to reach out to us with post ideas or other things you would like to know more about. This blog is for you, so let us know what you want to see!
Allow me to set the scene: You’ve had a full day of fun at Dollywood. Now your family is ready to retire for the evening. You’re laughing as you trudge back to the car. Then [...]
Thrills in the Hills is Dollywood’s chance to showcase the world-class roller coasters in our one-of-a-kind theme park. This is the 11th anniversary of Thrills in the Hills—and it always gets better. I just [...]
Lockers are an important detail during your water park visit, but they can get overlooked in the planning process. I want you to be well-informed, so here are my tips for renting lockers at [...]
Dollywood has become a destination for foodies. This year alone we’ve attracted the attention of People Magazine, Food & Wine, Forbes.com, and BuzzFeed because of our culinary offerings. (Yes, you should click on each [...]
How do I plan lunch for my family while we’re enjoying Dollywood’s Splash Country? I’ll tell you that my game plan is better than it used to be. Prior to this season, I would [...]