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15 November 2022

Flying to Dollywood: Logistics

By | 2022-11-15T15:26:37+00:00 November 15th, 2022|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Editor's Note: Information updated Nov. 15, 2022. As the Dollywood brand has grown, so has the diversity of markets from whence our visitors hail. What was once a sleepy, regional theme park is now a popular family destination featuring a 160-acre theme park, 35-acre water park, resort and cabin properties. With the caliber of [...]

6 November 2022

How Dollywood Makes Accessibility Decisions

By | 2022-11-15T14:46:47+00:00 November 6th, 2022|Community|0 Comments

Editor's Note: Information updated 11/06/22. Dollywood does a lot of listening. Sometimes we get questions about why we do things a certain way, or why we can’t bend a rule. I can tell you that no decision is made without careful thought and consideration. Today, I want to utilize our blog to share with [...]

4 November 2022

Dollywood’s 2022 Christmas Color Zones Explained

By | 2022-11-04T16:51:04+00:00 November 4th, 2022|Festivals|0 Comments

When you have 6 *million* twinkling lights to take in, we all have the tendency to stop noticing details and just see color. If you're thinking, well, there’s just too much good stuff to miss at Dollywood (and we can’t have you miss it!), our Product and Planning team decided to change up what [...]

11 September 2022

Dollywood Fall Shopping Tips

By | 2022-11-15T15:50:31+00:00 September 11th, 2022|Shopping|0 Comments

Ready for a new season? ME, TOO! (In more ways than one. I bet you can relate!) I’ve written about fall merchandise before—we have some really great shopping options! From décor to apparel and gifts, if you love this season Dollywood is a delight. I get excited when I start to see our window displays [...]

11 September 2022

Look for the Mouse Hole in Craftsman’s Valley

By | 2022-11-15T15:22:05+00:00 September 11th, 2022|Community|0 Comments

Editor's Note: This blog post was originally posted Sept. 11, 2019. One of my favorite tips to share with people who are unfamiliar with Dollywood or even for those looking for things to do this fall is to keep your eyes open: beyond the beauty, there’s a lot of fun at every turn. Whether [...]

8 September 2022

Best Tips for Avoiding Lines

By | 2022-09-08T11:35:02+00:00 September 8th, 2022|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Theme parks are seasonal businesses. At Dollywood, we are blessed with a beautiful location in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. One of the joys of being in the mountains is experiencing four seasons. Thankfully, our weather is mild enough that we’re able to open to guests nine months of the year—mid-March through [...]

31 August 2022

Myth Buster: Are Holidays Busier for Dollywood?

By | 2022-11-15T15:49:32+00:00 August 31st, 2022|Trip Planning|0 Comments

There’s a common misconception that holidays at Dollywood are extra busy. Aren’t you glad you have me to set the record straight? With Labor Day weekend fast approaching, I wanted to give you confidence before you finalize your plans on things to do this fall. In the theme park world, big crowds usually follow [...]

26 August 2022

The Stories Behind Robert F. Thomas Chapel

By | 2022-11-15T15:19:38+00:00 August 26th, 2022|Attractions|0 Comments

Editor's Note: This blog was originally posted Aug. 26, 2019. 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 [...]

17 August 2022

How the Wave Pool Works

By | 2022-11-15T14:34:35+00:00 August 17th, 2022|Water Park|0 Comments

Mountain Waves is a 500,000-gallon attraction smack dab in the middle of Dollywood’s Splash Country. It’s a popular spot for guests of all ages: just grab a tube and float in the rolling waves! But, have you ever wondered what creates those waves? The alarm goes off and, suddenly, you’re rocking. It’s an air [...]

18 July 2022

What You Need to Know about Dollywood’s Lost and Found

By | 2022-11-15T15:09:28+00:00 July 18th, 2022|Trip Planning|0 Comments

If you are able to travel light—you have a gift. I remember the days of leaving the house with my sunglasses, wallet and cell phone. Those days are over. Now, it’s diaper bags, backpacks, sippy cups, snacks, entertainment, changes of clothing—just about everything but the kitchen sink, as they say. I get it now: [...]

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