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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!
3 February 2021

How Dollywood Adapted Entertainment Auditions During Pandemic

By | 2021-02-03T13:24:33+00:00 February 3rd, 2021|Entertainment|0 Comments

As you have probably already experienced, the shows at Dollywood are top-notch. (It’s Dolly Parton’s theme park, after all!) Performers come from all over to audition for the opportunity to entertain audiences on a Dollywood stage. This year, as we all continue to make changes for COVID-19, it’s exciting that Dollywood will have shows [...]

13 January 2021

Dollywood Rides: Past and Present

By | 2021-01-13T14:40:12+00:00 January 13th, 2021|Attractions|0 Comments

This past year marked Dollywood’s 35th anniversary season. I have been visiting since the park’s opening, and have seen it grow and change so much! Much of Dollywood’s growth has been adding award-winning rides. Check out THIS recent list of accolades Dollywood has accumulated. But let me tell you: when this sweet park opened [...]

23 November 2020

Where To Put Your Stuff When You Visit Dollywood

By | 2020-11-25T08:54:07+00:00 November 23rd, 2020|Trip Planning|0 Comments

It seems like you can’t go to Dollywood without bringing something. Add a family to the mix, some refillable popcorn buckets and cups, sunglasses, money and passes, lipstick, etc. and you suddenly have A LOT of stuff! So, as you go through your day at Dollywood, where do you put all of that stuff?? [...]

5 August 2020

What Dollywood Hosts Want You to Know

By | 2020-11-18T13:20:26+00:00 August 5th, 2020|Behind the Scenes, Trip Planning|0 Comments

Dollywood hosts are the heart and soul of Dollywood. The definition of “host” is a person who receives or entertains others as guests and this definition could not be truer for the staff at Dollywood. From the moment you step through the gates until the moment you return to your car on the tram [...]

20 July 2020

Where to Find Dollywood Snacks

By | 2020-07-20T16:52:10+00:00 July 20th, 2020|Dining|0 Comments

Dollywood is known for many things including showstopping entertainment, award-winning rides and a personal favorite of mine, FOOD! While some of the menus change with the festivals and the seasons, there are a handful of staples that remain the same! So, next time you hop off a ride or get out of a show [...]

24 June 2020

What to Bring to Dollywood’s Splash Country

By | 2020-06-24T17:30:28+00:00 June 24th, 2020|Water Park|0 Comments

A day spent at Dollywood’s Splash Country is nothing short of an amazing time! Dollywood’s water park is beautiful and full of fun rides and activities for family members of all ages. It also has some of the highest health and safety ratings in the industry, and the training of the lifeguards and staff [...]

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 [...]

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