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18 March 2021

Dollywood Ranked Among America’s Best Employers

By | 2021-08-24T14:02:42+00:00 March 18th, 2021|Community|0 Comments

I know, I know. I’ve said it in the majority of the blogs I’ve written. But I really do mean it—Dollywood is an awesome place to work. I’m also not the only person to say that. Just consider all of our employees who have been here for two, three and four decades; that’s proof [...]

23 December 2020

Dollywood Hosts Share Their Favorite Christmas Traditions

By | 2021-08-25T12:08:18+00:00 December 23rd, 2020|Community, Festivals|0 Comments

There’s a reason our culture generally accepts this season as being “the most wonderful time of the year,” and that’s because IT IS. Christmas cheer softens us, opens our hands to generosity and warms us from the inside out so kindness and goodness flow more freely. It’s been a hard year for all of [...]

11 December 2020

Glass Artist Retiring After Decades at Dollywood

By | 2021-08-24T14:02:53+00:00 December 11th, 2020|Shopping|0 Comments

What started as a hobby when Rob Parkin was 10 years old turned into a career crafting unique items and creating lasting memories for countless guests in Dollywood Parks & Resorts for four decades. His first job crafting glass was at Disneyland in California, and then he was sent to Disney World to work. “I [...]

10 April 2020

Dollywood Hosts Use Skills and Supplies to Help During COVID-19 Pandemic

By | 2020-04-10T13:37:25+00:00 April 10th, 2020|Community|0 Comments

Though the novel coronavirus pandemic has forced us to postpone the opening of our 35th season at Dollywood, our hosts are not just sitting at home waiting for those brighter days. They’re getting to work in a different way—a way that’s safe AND supports our community. Because there’s a shortage for all medical supplies [...]

30 August 2019

The Art of Funnel Cakes is Alive at Dollywood

By | 2021-06-25T15:50:56+00:00 August 30th, 2019|Dining|0 Comments

You know how a picture can sometimes bring back very specific, highly-detailed memories or questions—like how something tasted, what someone said to you or why I ever did that with my hair? One of my co-workers sent a photo to me from last December that immediately brought back the sweet, sweet smell of Dollywood [...]

19 July 2019

Celebrating Doggywood’s Oldest Guest

By | 2021-08-24T14:03:01+00:00 July 19th, 2019|Community|0 Comments

I love bragging on our hosts. We say that’s Dollywood’s special sauce: the people who work here. I want to introduce you to Pat who works at Doggywood. She’s been here since we first opened accommodations for dogs. Pat loves all her furry guests. I was over there one day recently when Pat was [...]

28 January 2019

Want to Work at the Friendliest Theme Park in the World? Read This!

By | 2021-08-24T14:05:16+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Community|0 Comments

It’s no secret folks everywhere greatly anticipate the opening of Wildwood Grove. It is, after all, the largest addition to Dollywood in our history. There is a lot to be excited about thanks to 11 new experiences for families to enjoy when they come visit. There is one more benefit to adding this many [...]

19 November 2018

Host Favorites: Smoky Mountain Christmas

By | 2021-08-25T12:14:19+00:00 November 19th, 2018|Festivals|0 Comments

At Dollywood, we’re particularly proud of our Christmas festival. It’s been around since 1990! As a publicist, it’s easy for me to talk your ear off about the many reasons you need to experience Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana for yourself. But, I thought it would be more fun to ask some of [...]

5 July 2018

Turnstile Host Leads ‘Chicken Dance’ Saturday Mornings

By | 2021-08-24T14:03:19+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Water Park|0 Comments

Guests have told us our friendly hosts are our “secret sauce” and set us apart in the theme park industry. I tend to agree. Take Mike Hall, for example. He’s worked at Dollywood’s Splash Country for 12 years and it’s obvious this retirement gig gives him great joy. Like how everyone of us have [...]

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