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7 December 2018

True Story: Avoid My #MomFail with Season Passes

By | 2018-12-07T16:13:17+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Family Visits|0 Comments

I’m here to tell you that even as a Dollywood veteran, I experience #momfail at the park. Last weekend, I planned a trip with my family. I thought I had it all figured out. I thought I had it all covered—all the important Christmas must-dos for my boys. But… there were a few things [...]

30 November 2018

How Dollywood Makes Accessibility Decisions

By | 2018-11-29T08:41:37+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Community|0 Comments

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 you about a panel of [...]

10 November 2018

From 12,000 Pumpkins to 5 Million Holiday Lights

By | 2018-11-13T15:32:02+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 [...]

7 November 2018

Christmas Fun and a Holiday Run

By | 2018-11-08T08:52:56+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Community|0 Comments

Holiday lights. Getting together with friends to make memories at Christmas events. Being outside in the crisp November weather for some fresh air and the sense that Santa is on his way soon (preferably with some of those cute reindeers). Ever wish there was a place and time when all of these come together? [...]

31 October 2018

Caught on Camera: Great Pumpkin Proposal!

By | 2018-10-31T08:25:56+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Couples|0 Comments

When you have an iconic park, it’s not uncommon for guests to visit in celebration of momentous occasions: birthday, good grades, graduation, family reunion, etc. One of the most popular reasons I hear is to celebrate a wedding anniversary. We love that! Strong families are the foundation of society. So, we are particularly excited [...]

29 October 2018

Babysitter’s Guide to Dollywood

By | 2018-10-29T15:35:12+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Trip Planning|0 Comments

At one point or another, I’d say most of us have had our time as a babysitter. Whether it be younger siblings, close cousins or the neighbors down the street, there are similar babysitting memories that most people share. Now, we at Dollywood want to help you elevate those typical day-to-day babysitting duties with [...]

22 October 2018

Fall “Instagrammable” Spots of Dollywood

By | 2018-10-22T13:53:09+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Bright and early one recent morning, my fellow intern, Hank, and I were able to experience Dollywood in all of its glory as we checked out the park’s most “Instagrammable” spots. Being the millennials we are, we were thrilled! It is without a doubt that Dollywood is a beautiful park, but when you start [...]

11 October 2018

Don’t Stand in Line: Grab A FREE Voucher for Dollywood Shows!

By | 2018-10-11T14:32:58+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Entertainment|0 Comments

Long lines at Dollywood aren’t always for our world-class attractions. We have some of the best talent on the planet performing in theaters at our great park—which, as you can imagine, draws big crowds. Namely, we expect to see long lines during our Harvest and Smoky Mountain Christmas festivals. These celebrations are stacked with [...]

10 October 2018

Swapping Pumpkins: Behind the Scenes of Great Pumpkin LumiNights

By | 2018-10-10T10:38:19+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.

3 October 2018

How It’s Made: Dollywood’s 25-pound Apple Pie

By | 2018-10-03T16:57:59+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Dining|0 Comments

It’s so large, one slice can feed as many as four to six adults: Dollywood’s 25-pound apple pie was created in celebration of the park’s 25th anniversary season. The sweet treat was so popular, it never came off the menu. It takes 40 to 50 apples, depending on the size of the fruit, to fill [...]

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