About Ashley Costerisan

Ashley Costerisan (Dollywood Insider 2019-2020) was born and raised in East Tennessee. She owns a small furniture restoration business and is a single mom to three boys- Maddox, Walker and Finn. Ashley grew up going to Dollywood with her grandmother and has always admired Dolly’s determination and her witty, beloved public persona. In addition to her furniture business, Ashley teaches voice lessons at a local non-profit and writes for Knoxville Mom’s Blog. She enjoys travel, wine, British period dramas, DIY, history and all things summer. She lives in South Knoxville with her boys and their three rescue dogs Charlotte, Ladybird and Nick Carraway.
9 September 2020

Non-Peak Visits and Less-Crowded Park Days

By | 2020-09-14T16:25:56+00:00 September 9th, 2020|Trip Planning|0 Comments

One of the best perks of having a Super Pass (the season pass that allows you access to both Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country) is the ability to go to either park whenever my kids and I can get away. Most of you reading this right now are probably saying “yes of course,” to [...]

12 August 2020

Bridging the Age Gap: Tips for a Day at Splash Country

By | 2020-08-14T13:55:38+00:00 August 12th, 2020|Water Park|0 Comments

My kids are 10, 8 and 3. Navigating outings with them can be difficult to say the least. Most places cater to either the older two or the younger one, but I have found Dollywood’s Splash Country to be a place I can always count on to entertain us all. Here are just a few [...]

10 February 2020

What is a Dollywood Insider? (And Other Insider FAQ’s)

By | 2020-02-10T17:02:28+00:00 February 10th, 2020|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

What is a Dollywood Insider? Although I have only been one since late August of 2019, it’s a question I get asked often. In this post I’ll answer that question as well as a few other questions myself (and probably the rest of my fellow insiders) have been frequently asked. So first things first, [...]

2 December 2019

Season Passes and Year-Round Savings

By | 2020-09-24T15:16:59+00:00 December 2nd, 2019|Best Value|0 Comments

I’m a single mom to three boys and I’m also a small business owner. When I tell y’all I can account for every single penny coming in and out of my household I mean it. Having passes to Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country may seem like a huge expenditure up front, but I promise [...]

29 November 2019

Yo Ho Ho Ho: An Insider’s Take on the Pirate’s Voyage Christmas Show

By | 2019-11-27T13:53:46+00:00 November 29th, 2019|Area Entertainment|0 Comments

My kids and I are what you might call Pirate’s Voyage super fans. We have seen the show four times both here in Pigeon Forge as well as in Myrtle Beach. So when we heard about the all-new, Christmas-themed dinner and show down the road from Dollywood, we jumped at the chance to see [...]

18 October 2019

Top 3 Reasons to See Great Pumpkin LumiNights

By | 2019-10-18T16:02:58+00:00 October 18th, 2019|Festivals|0 Comments

There is something about this time of year that just makes everything seem a little more special and fun. If you’re like me, you look for any chance to share holidays and to form new traditions with the ones you love. Something I’ve looked forward to from childhood on is, well, lights! Maybe I’m [...]

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