Dollywood has been entertaining guests and serving as the backdrop to cherished family memories since it opened in 1986. If you’re a longtime visitor, you know how much the park has grown and changed over the last three decades. However, the park has retained much of its history and roots, and I have the [...]
Warning: there are a few spoilers in this post. If you haven’t ridden Blazing Fury yet, you may want to come back after your first ride. Celebrating its 40th birthday this year is Blazing Fury, Dollywood’s classic, family-friendly indoor roller coaster. Opened in 1978, it was the first coaster at Dollywood, which was then [...]
I’m a list guy, and my newest list is one of my favorites. It’s a Dollywood to-do list, a new feature of the official Dollywood app. (If you don’t have the app yet, read this!) Here’s how the app’s new list feature works: 1. Create your list. On the bottom of the app screen, [...]
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Dollywood is home to eight amazing roller coasters. Whether you're a seasoned thrill seeker or a newcomer on the search for your first coaster ride, Dollywood has roller coasters that range from kid-friendly to world record-breaking. So which Dollywood coaster are you? Take this quiz to find out!
Sometimes, watching Dollywood’s roller coasters and other thrill rides is just as fun as riding them. So if you’re hanging back while others in your group ride, there are plenty of places near many of Dollywood’s most thrilling attractions for you to take photos and enjoy the view. Below are some of my favorite [...]
Waterpark season is in full swing – or slide – and that means thrill junkies will be lining up to slide down the craziest waterslides that Dollywood’s Splash Country has to offer (hint: there are many). Below are some tips I share with my fellow aquatic daredevils when they visit: Ride RiverRush first. As [...]
There's something about spinning that just makes you laugh. Regardless of the speed, twirling around and around is something many of us have done since we were kids: on a swing set, a merry-go-round or even in a swivel chair. The giggle-inducing, out-of-control sensation that spinning gives us goes hand-in-hand with many of the [...]
Tucked away in a corner of Dollywood where Wilderness Pass meets Craftsman's Valley stands a hidden gem: the Tennessee Tornado steel roller coaster. Opened in 1999, Tennessee Tornado put Dollywood on the map for coaster enthusiasts. A drop through a mountain, a 110-foot-tall “spiro loop” and speeds approaching 70 mph all made Tennessee Tornado [...]
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I sat down to watch the National Dance Company of Siberia’s performance, but, wow, I was blown away. The energetic dancing, Siberian music, and elaborate costumes were unlike anything I’ve seen before. The show, part of Dollywood’s Festival of Nations, brings 52 performers from Siberia to Tennessee. [...]