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14 April 2021

Installing Dollywood’s Umbrella Sky

By | 2021-04-19T09:16:52+00:00 April 14th, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

It’s up! One of Dollywood’s most-photographed spots from last season is causing spontaneous selfies along Showstreet once again. Dollywood’s Umbrella Sky debuted during the inaugural season of the Flower & Food Festival, and it quickly became a fan favorite. Though the festival is still more than a week away (April 23 – June 7), the [...]

6 February 2021

Behind the Scenes in Dollywood’s Wardrobe Department

By | 2021-04-15T17:40:18+00:00 February 6th, 2021|Entertainment|0 Comments

From the off-season files: What’s going on in Dollywood’s Wardrobe Department? January and February used to be a slow time of year, but there’s no time for a slowdown anymore. This period is the window to prepare for the year ahead. The Wardrobe Team is tasked with costuming all Dollywood Company hosts—that is, people [...]

29 October 2020

Only at Dollywood: A Car-Couch Used for Bow-Making

By | 2021-08-25T12:13:41+00:00 October 29th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

I heard that we had some folks working on Christmas décor, so I thought it may be a good photo opp. To my delight, there were lots of pretty wreaths and bows to see—but it was the setting and not the decorations that made me share this story with you. Watch the video for [...]

10 November 2018

From 12,000 Pumpkins to 5 Million Holiday Lights

By | 2021-08-25T12:14:24+00:00 November 10th, 2018|Festivals|0 Comments

As much as I’d like for you to believe that we pack up and go home after Dollywood’s Harvest Festival ends, and then (like magic) we return and flip a switch to turn it into Christmas… that’s not true. In actuality, we have about 200 hosts who work around the clock for six days [...]

10 October 2018

Swapping Pumpkins: Behind the Scenes of Great Pumpkin LumiNights

By | 2021-07-23T14:19:57+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Festivals|0 Comments

It’s truly a sight to see. Great Pumpkin LumiNights at Dollywood is immersive and impressive. Have you wondered what it takes to maintain thousands of live pumpkins? I got to hang out with Sandy Fortna to give you a behind the scenes look at our pumpkin swap team. Now, if this doesn't help you [...]

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