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About Katie Van Dyke

Katie Van Dyke is a wife and mom who enjoys the fun and chaos that her five children bring to her life. Katie is a columnist, blogger, speaker and regular local TV guest who has been sharing her money-saving family adventure expertise for nearly a decade. You can find her deals and tips at CouponKatie.com. Katie loves the Dollywood experience with her big family. She’s learned a thing or two about maximizing their park visits and looks forward to letting you in on her secrets.
20 October 2017

Dollywood’s Fall Treat You Should Not Miss

By | 2017-10-20T09:18:51+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Dining|0 Comments

Great Pumpkin LuminNights is happening through Oct. 28. You should also know about another great happening at Dollywood through Oct. 28 - Caramel Apple Sundaes. If you get a sweet snack on your Fall trip to Dollywood, I highly recommend these. I know, I know, Dollywood cinnamon bread is the best. I completely agree, [...]

30 August 2017

The Spa Deal You Need to Know About!

By | 2017-10-02T10:43:48+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Best Value|0 Comments

The Spa at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort has an amazing Back to School special going on: teachers and students can book an appointment from now through Sept. 28, 2017 and get 50% off all their great spa services! All you need is a valid teacher or student ID. You can enjoy a manicure or pedicure, [...]

31 July 2017

Don’t Skip Centralized Measuring

By | 2017-09-13T12:35:43+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

I know how it is—as soon as your family get through the turnstiles, everyone wants to rush off in the direction of their favorite ride. But, let me encourage you—before you get too far from the entrance, pause to take the kids by Centralized Measuring. It’s sure to help you have a smoother day. [...]

7 July 2017

Behind the Scenes with Gazillion Bubbles

By | 2017-09-13T13:00:24+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Entertainment|0 Comments

How does someone get into “the bubble business”? What solution makes good at-home bubbles? Is there anything that makes bubbles float higher? These are just a few of the questions I asked Deni Yang—host of Gazillion Bubble Show—at Dollywood. I got behind the scenes access to find out! Watch this video to get an [...]

30 June 2017

Tour of New Calming Area at the Water Park

By | 2017-08-01T15:13:51+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Water Park|0 Comments

I recently toured the new calming area at Dollywood’s Splash Country. As a mom of a child with sensory issues, I can tell you I instantly teared up. The area, while outside and not totally quiet, is well thought out and well equipped. Splash Country has managed to carve out a calm, peaceful place [...]

7 June 2017

Ask a Lifeguard: Best Options for Splash Country Attire

By | 2017-08-01T13:49:24+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Water Park|0 Comments

Dollywood’s Splash Country is open and ready for summer fun. To help you be ready I recently hung out with veteran lifeguard Brianna and asked her all kinds of questions about what to wear at her water park. Let’s just say the No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service rule does not always apply. Shoes [...]

26 May 2017

Best Deal at Dollywood’s Splash Country

By | 2017-08-01T13:27:44+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Water Park|0 Comments

Summer is here and that means it is time for some fun at Dollywood’s Splash Country! Like Dollywood, Splash Country has great refillable mugs available for guests to purchase. However, this offer is a little different than Dollywood mugs—including an option for free refills and skipping check-out! To explain everything you need to know [...]

3 May 2017

Best Deal Inside Dollywood

By | 2017-09-13T12:39:23+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Best Value|0 Comments

People know me as Coupon Katie, so that should tell you I’m always looking for ways to save money. At Dollywood, there are opportunities beyond buying a Season Pass (see my post about that here). Once you’re inside the park, be sure to check out the deal on souvenir mugs and popcorn containers. You [...]

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