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!
3 March 2021

Catching a Lift To and From Dollywood’s Front Gate

By | 2021-04-05T16:02:50+00:00 March 3rd, 2021|Trip Planning|0 Comments

There are several ways to get to the gates at Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country. I have observed some guests trying to figure out which trolley to board when leaving the park, so I thought I would get some answers from the ones who know best! I spoke with Lance Ridley, Operations Manager and [...]

24 February 2021

Your Favorite Dollywood Activity by Enneagram Type

By | 2021-02-24T17:28:12+00:00 February 24th, 2021|Attractions|0 Comments

Many of you have probably heard of the Enneagram, which is a system of personality typing that describes nine patterns in how people interpret the world and manage their emotions. You can learn more by searching “Enneagram types” on the internet, but for this blog I will give you a short definition of each [...]

6 January 2021

Guest Data: The World Comes to Dollywood

By | 2021-01-12T15:20:39+00:00 January 6th, 2021|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

I am fortunate to live only about 45 minutes from Dollywood, making it relatively simple to hop over for the day or even for a couple of hours. But as I was walking through the parking lot a few weeks ago, I was amazed to see so many license plates from out of state! I [...]

21 November 2020

Refillable Mug Questions Answered!

By | 2021-03-30T08:49:53+00:00 November 21st, 2020|Best Value, Dining|0 Comments

How many readers of this blog have refillable mugs from Dollywood or Dollywood’s Splash Country? I see a LOT of refillable mugs every time I go to the parks, so I am assuming a lot of you are like me and buy one every year for the value and convenience. But I also know [...]

9 November 2020

Dollywood Details: Flipping Store Front Displays

By | 2020-11-25T09:02:42+00:00 November 9th, 2020|Behind the Scenes, Festivals|0 Comments

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!” This was the song ringing through my mind on a recent visit to Dollywood. It was a treat to be there during the week they are closed between Harvest Festival and Smoky Mountain Christmas to see all the preparations being made to add that holiday sparkle [...]

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 [...]

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