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About Andrew Courtner

A Tennessee native, Andrew Courtner (Dollywood Insider 2019-Now) has lived in all three parts of Tennessee twice during his life. He was born in Knoxville and grew up coming to Dollywood as a child with his family. He now resides in Cookeville, Tennessee, with his wife and son. Andrew has his dream job of being a college professor teaching educational research and quantitative statistics. Andrew frequently visits Dollywood throughout the year making new Dollywood memories with his family while reminiscing about the memories he made as a kid. Andrew is excited to share his experiences and tips (especially about roller coasters and thrill rides) at Dollywood, Dollywood's Splash Country and Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa.
3 February 2020

Dollywood’s Off-Season Roller Coaster Maintenance

By | 2020-02-03T17:41:35+00:00 February 3rd, 2020|Attractions, Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

I have always loved roller coasters—even as a child. So much that I’ve been known to take motion sickness medicine at the first sign of wooziness after a day full or riding so that I can keep riding! I am always intrigued with what it takes behind the scenes on my favorite attractions. So, [...]

18 December 2019

NEW, Interactive Christmas Tree Wand

By | 2019-12-17T16:53:52+00:00 December 18th, 2019|Entertainment|0 Comments

My son is like Kevin McAlister from “Home Alone”—always in love with Christmas trees! And what place has one of the best? Dollywood, of course! So when we visited Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas this past weekend, I knew we had to plan a time to take in the awe and beauty of the Dollywood’s [...]

9 September 2019

SOLD OUT Until November, BUT Do You Know About Stroller Season Passes?

By | 2019-09-09T15:28:25+00:00 September 9th, 2019|Family Visits|0 Comments

If you’re like my family with kids, going to Dollywood can be an exciting day of adventures, rides and food! Your day probably also consists of carrying backpacks, a child (or two), Dippin’ Dots bowls, souvenir cups, gifts bought at the park, coats and many other things. Instead of having to lug all of [...]

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