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About Chris Wade

Chris Wade is a lifelong resident of Knoxville, Tennessee. He’s a Christ follower, husband, father, radio personality and school teacher. One of his favorite pastimes is to take his family to Dollywood throughout the year—especially during the summer! Chris and his family are frequent visitors sometimes multiple times a week. As a huge roller coaster fan, he can’t wait to share his favorite tips about Dollywood rides with you, among other things. As a Dad, Chris understands that having a Dollywood Season Pass is about more than a trip to just any theme park. It’s about creating experiences and memories for a lifetime.
14 June 2018

My New Favorite Treat at Dollywood’s Splash Country

By | 2018-10-03T08:59:20+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Water Park|0 Comments

Have a sweet tooth, but can’t put your finger on what you want? I know just what you need! It’s a treat you can find ONLY at Dollywood’s Splash Country: a MoonPie BeaverTail®! Dollywood’s Splash Country introduced BeaverTails® a couple seasons ago—and since then, they’ve offered menu staples like Cinnamon & Sugar as well [...]

8 June 2018

Low Battery? Charging Stations Available!

By | 2018-06-08T17:08:07+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Love it or hate it, technology has become part of everyday life. One thing I love about it is I don’t have to carry a clunky camera with me everywhere to capture sweet pictures of my family. That’s especially helpful when we have a fun day planned at the theme park. Dollywood knows that [...]

9 April 2018

What’s New to Love About Aunt Granny’s

By | 2018-04-09T13:23:10+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Dining|0 Comments

I would call Aunt Granny’s Restaurant Dollywood’s flagship eatery. It opened for the park’s inaugural season in 1986 with a buffet FULL of Southern favorites. This year, it has a new look and a new partner, but I’m thrilled to tell you, it has the same Southern dishes with some tasty newcomers. If you’re [...]

2 April 2018

3 Reasons I’m Excited about Spring Mix

By | 2018-04-30T11:26:10+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Entertainment|0 Comments

Spring is here and I am so excited about Dollywood’s new Spring Mix concert series (April 11- 29).  It features three weeks of stellar performances across multiple genres. The impressive roster of Spring Mix artists have a combined 42 gold albums, 18 platinum albums, 25 Grammys, 12 Country Music Association Awards, 10 American Country Music [...]

19 March 2018

My Top 3 Dining Options During Festival of Nations

By | 2018-04-27T12:59:57+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Dining|0 Comments

Dollywood’s Festival of Nations really shines in the food category. Everything smells so delicious, and the variety is global! It’s quite difficult to choose what to order—at least it was for me when I visited. In order to help you on your next trip, I have compiled my top three list of must-try food [...]

21 February 2018

The Other Perks of a Season Pass

By | 2018-04-02T16:38:40+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Best Value|0 Comments

I have enjoyed Dollywood for more than 30 years, and most of those years I’ve been a Season Passholder. But unless we are visiting Dollywood, I typically keep my pass tucked away and don’t give it another thought until our next Dollywood excursion. I somehow missed all the perks that little pass can give [...]

22 November 2017

The Savory and Sweet of Christmas

By | 2018-04-27T13:21:51+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Dining|0 Comments

Dollywood is known for its array of food choices—options to satisfy just about any craving—whether it’s savory or sweet. And, as the seasons change so do the menus at Dollywood. My favorite food time of year at the park is during Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival. My family went to Dollywood the first weekend of [...]

30 October 2017

From Harvest to Holly Jolly: A Dollywood Festival Transformation

By | 2017-12-14T13:09:25+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

There is one short week – six days actually – that allows all the Dollywood “elves” to transform the park from fall harvest decor to a twinkling one-of-a-kind Smoky Mountain Christmas experience. I’ve gotten the inside scoop on just how this amazing transformation takes place in such a short amount of time and how [...]

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