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About Heather Wright

Heather Wright (Dollywood Insider 2018-Now) was born in Florida but raised in the mountains of East Tennessee. She is a wife and new homeschool mom. Heather’s family is always up for an adventure and exploring the Great Smoky Mountains is their favorite place to go! Heather and her family live on a farm just outside of the Smokies. When she isn’t busy homeschooling, doing boy mom things, serving her community or exploring the area she calls home, she is busy working on her business The Smoky Mountain Mom (www.thesmokymountainmom). Heather feels most at home when visiting Dollywood and is passionate about sharing this amazing place with you!
17 January 2020

Lessons from Dad and Dolly

By | 2020-01-17T18:37:19+00:00 January 17th, 2020|Dolly Parton|0 Comments

On Jan. 19, two amazing humans were born. At first glance they may appear vastly different. One of them I know very well and one I have only waved to from a distance. One is simple and quiet while the other is all bling and making her presence known. One is only recognized and [...]

9 January 2020

Why Dollywood’s Resort? (Beyond Park Perks)

By | 2020-01-09T11:09:24+00:00 January 9th, 2020|Lodging|0 Comments

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa is so much more than just the “Dollywood Hotel.” Sure, by staying there you get great Dollywood perks like door-to-door trolley service, TimeSaver passes, early entry to the parks on Saturdays and free package delivery to your room. And, let me tell you—those are all amazing amenities—but Dollywood’s DreamMore [...]

13 December 2019

Going Backstage: It’s A Wonderful Life

By | 2019-12-12T16:59:37+00:00 December 13th, 2019|Behind the Scenes, Entertainment|0 Comments

One of the coolest things I have gotten to do as a Dollywood Insider is to learn more about the theatrical productions in Dollywood. Last winter, I was able to observe auditions for the many different performing roles. While talking to the actors waiting to audition, I learned what a coveted position it was [...]

3 December 2019

What to Know about Breakfast with Santa

By | 2019-12-04T16:47:21+00:00 December 3rd, 2019|Lodging|0 Comments

There are two things in life that I really enjoy (outside of my family) and that is breakfast food and anything Christmas-related! I love a good breakfast buffet. Throw in an omelet station, prime rib, a doughnut wall, a chocolate fountain and Santa, and I am one happy girl! So, when I found out [...]

11 September 2019

Get to Know Joe the Juggler

By | 2019-09-11T11:01:24+00:00 September 11th, 2019|Entertainment|0 Comments

Dollywood is known for many things including exceptional entertainment. That amazing entertainment brings extremely high-quality and talented performers to work at the park. One of those entertainers, and one that you don’t want to miss, is Joe the Juggler! Most recently, I caught him in Wilderness Pass Plaza for a 30-minute show that is [...]

20 March 2019

Don’t Miss Drumstruck During Festival of Nations!

By | 2019-03-20T17:29:06+00:00 March 20th, 2019|Entertainment|0 Comments

Dollywood’s Festival of Nations just started and it has so much to offer! The festival includes amazing food, crafts and entertainment from all over the world. This year, Dollywood is offering two new headlining shows for this festival. One of those shows is Drumstruck from South Africa. While Drumstruck is a brand-new show to [...]

4 February 2019

Insider Tip on a Winter Stay at Dollywood’s Resort: Ask About Packages!

By | 2019-02-04T13:57:06+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Lodging|0 Comments

A winter trip to the Smoky Mountains is not complete without two things: a stay at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa and a visit to Ober Gatlinburg. And, brilliantly, Dollywood partners with Ober Gatlinburg to offer the experience as a package option for their wintertime guests. Ober is a ski area and amusement park [...]

21 January 2019

Calling All Talent! Dollywood’s Open Call Auditions

By | 2019-01-21T17:33:43+00:00 January 21st, 2019|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

How does Dollywood find all of their talented performers? Open call auditions! I got to be a fly on the wall for their first round of 2019 auditions on Jan. 12. To say these auditions are a big deal is a bit of an understatement! Dollywood is the industry leader in theme park entertainment, [...]

5 December 2018

Treats Not to Miss during Smoky Mountain Christmas

By | 2018-12-05T14:45:40+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Dining|0 Comments

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas is a never-miss event for my family. It’s incredible for many different reasons. I’ll give you five: 1.) The lights are spectacular—and there are even more this year. 2.) The shows are fantastic. 3.) The stores are full of unique gifts. 4.) Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer are [...]

11 October 2018

A Day at the Southern Gospel Jubilee

By | 2018-10-11T16:25:54+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Entertainment|0 Comments

The Harvest Festival is in full swing at Dollywood! A Dollywood Harvest includes three very different experiences each day to please every person in your family: Great Pumpkin LumiNights, visiting craftsmen and artisans from around the country, and the Southern Gospel Jubilee. Personally, I get pretty excited about the Southern Gospel Jubilee. Did you [...]

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