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About Kelly Harb

Kelly Harb (Dollywood Insider 2018-Now) has lived in Knoxville since 1986 – the year she married her beloved Richard and the year Dollywood became Dollywood! She and Richard also have an adult son and daughter, two in-law children (their favorites) and the great JOY of three grandchildren, ages 6, 4 and 1 years old– all of whom also are huge Dollywood fans! Kelly grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi. Her father was an NFL referee. As a parent, she spent thousands of hours in bleachers at sporting events watching her children - from 4-year-old soccer, to middle school volleyball to college football – more than 15 different sports in all. She traveled to every corner of the globe during her husband’s stint working for Bible Study Fellowship. Kelly’s favorite things to do include Bible study, girl time, reading, traveling, Broadway musicals, shopping, leading young married groups with her husband, and best of all, spending time with her family – preferably at a theme park!
21 September 2020

Dollywood in a Wheelchair

By | 2020-09-21T17:06:10+00:00 September 21st, 2020|Trip Planning|0 Comments

This is a blog I never anticipated writing—or for that matter, ever wanted to write!  But this summer I found myself with a broken ankle after having surgery where a plate and seven screws were installed. I faced two months of being wheelchair-bound soon after Dollywood reopened after being closed due to COVID-19, but [...]

27 August 2020

Hidden Treasures at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort

By | 2020-08-28T11:07:48+00:00 August 27th, 2020|Lodging|0 Comments

Details are more than just “little things” … they often make the difference in good and great - and details are something in which Dollywood and its associated properties excel! In my visits to Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, I have noticed some “hidden treasures” I think are worth pointing out. Some of them [...]

22 June 2020

All About the Flowers of Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival

By | 2020-06-22T17:07:15+00:00 June 22nd, 2020|Behind the Scenes, Festivals|0 Comments

Dollywood is finally open and is starting off with a bang by presenting the vibrant Flower & Food Festival, delayed from its debut which was originally scheduled for mid-spring. Obviously, there are two significant parts to this festival: flowers and food. Another blog will delve into the unique food offerings, but I have the [...]

21 February 2020

The Soundtrack of Dollywood

By | 2020-02-21T17:23:45+00:00 February 21st, 2020|Behind the Scenes, Entertainment|0 Comments

I wonder how many of Dollywood’s visitors notice the music playing in the background throughout the park? I always notice it, and I have observed how it has changed over the 30-plus years I have been visiting. A friend once told me her cousin had never visited Dollywood because they didn’t care for the [...]

29 January 2020

Dollywood’s Resort Without Children!

By | 2020-01-29T17:25:22+00:00 January 29th, 2020|Lodging|0 Comments

Most of us who are familiar with Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa are aware it is a fun place to take children. With Camp DW, swimming pools, play areas and Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country nearby, a family trip to this great destination is a "no-brainer." But what about some time at this resort [...]

25 November 2019

Unique Gift Alert: A Silhouette From Dollywood!

By | 2019-11-25T16:40:10+00:00 November 25th, 2019|Shopping|0 Comments

Are you ever looking for just the right gift for a spouse, a parent or an in-law that isn’t just the “usual”?  My daughter, who grew up going to Dollywood, was here for a visit from California this summer and pointed out a unique offering at the park. She had noticed the silhouette cutter [...]

6 September 2019

Unique Jobs at Dollywood

By | 2019-09-12T17:01:05+00:00 September 6th, 2019|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

Have you ever noticed all of the interesting jobs at Dollywood? I came across the jobs page on their website and out of curiosity took a look. I found the listings fascinating. So, I reached out to Sunny Larkin-Woody, Dollywood’s Talent Acquisition Manager, and I learned about some of the fun and unusual jobs [...]

3 July 2019

The Wildwood Grove Tree Experience

By | 2019-07-03T13:48:07+00:00 July 3rd, 2019|Attractions|0 Comments

When I first heard that Dollywood’s new Wildwood Tree in Wildwood Grove was going to have a “unique nighttime experience,” I was curious. Not a “show,” but an “experience.”  What would that look and sound like? I got to enjoy it recently and decided to share my thoughts with you: It is a great [...]

14 June 2019

Church at a Theme Park?!

By | 2019-11-27T11:36:33+00:00 June 14th, 2019|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Although it may not be the norm, my family has benefitted from the decision to go to church when we’re on vacation– it is fun to see how people from different traditions worship and conduct their Sunday morning services, and visiting new congregations offers a chance to meet people you might not have otherwise. [...]

24 May 2019

Thought about a Company Picnic at Dollywood? Read This!

By | 2019-05-24T14:39:41+00:00 May 24th, 2019|Trip Planning|0 Comments

I recently had the opportunity to attend a company outing—and it was at Dollywood, which happens to be one of my favorite places on earth.  It was such a fun day, I thought I’d share a little about what I learned from Teri Lux, one of Dollywood’s Group Sales Managers, in case a day [...]

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