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23 October 2019

How to See All of Dollywood’s Craftsmen in One Visit

By | 2019-10-23T15:31:20+00:00 October 23rd, 2019|Shopping|0 Comments

Dollywood’s craftsmen invite you to enjoy their daily demonstrations as they work to create works of art and homespun masterpieces. If you’ve been to Dollywood, I hope you’ve timed it just right so you can be a spectator for one of these presentations. You get to watch the process and ask questions. I’m excited [...]

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 [...]

20 September 2019

What to Expect at Dollywood’s 2019 Harvest Festival

By | 2019-09-23T16:15:00+00:00 September 20th, 2019|Festivals|0 Comments

Family-friendly fall fun is back during our Harvest Festival presented by Humana! We’re expanding Great Pumpkin LumiNights again this year by growing the glow in to Wildwood Grove. For those of you who have visited, you know that Great Pumpkin LumiNights has been an overwhelming guest-favorite since it was introduced in 2017. It is [...]

11 September 2019

Look for the Mouse Hole in Craftsman’s Valley

By | 2019-09-11T10:53:20+00:00 September 11th, 2019|Community|0 Comments

One of my favorite tips to share with people who are unfamiliar with Dollywood is to keep your eyes open: beyond the beauty, there’s a lot of fun at every turn. Whether you notice tongue-in-cheek signage, colorful characters, or an intentional mouse hole tucked away in Craftsman’s Valley, you will be delighted throughout your day. [...]

9 September 2019

It’s Award Season and Dollywood is Looking Strong!

By | 2019-09-09T13:58:36+00:00 September 9th, 2019|Community|0 Comments

I’m just going to say it. I’m proud of the place I get to work. I grew up coming here and made so many memories of this place that I’m glad I’m able now to help families make those same memories. It always makes me happy to see other people experience Dollywood for the [...]

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 [...]

24 July 2019

Views of Fireworks from Dollywood Cabins

By | 2019-07-24T13:40:27+00:00 July 24th, 2019|Lodging|0 Comments

Dollywood is a versatile experience. You can tailor it to very specific interests—focusing on food and shows one visit and exclusively jumping from coaster to coaster the next. Even your lodging quarters can vary when you stay with Dollywood. From nine different room types at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa to countless options through Dollywood’s [...]

18 July 2019

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

By | 2019-07-24T13:48:13+00:00 July 18th, 2019|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: people [...]

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 [...]

3 July 2019

Dolly Answers as Kids Ask Tough Questions

By | 2019-07-03T18:53:43+00:00 July 3rd, 2019|Community|0 Comments

Working at Dollywood has a lot of perks. One of the most obvious highs is working with a legend. Here’s the understatement of the year: Dolly Parton is a dynamically-talented woman whose legacy is going to live a long, long time. But what I love about her the most is the way she loves [...]

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