About Linda Scruggs

Linda Scruggs RN, BSN (Dollywood Insider 2016-2017) is a nurse, blogger, freelance writer, and mom, living in Middle Tennessee. Linda founded her blog (UnboxedMom.com) as a resource to provide actionable tips on family health and parenting. Her insightful posts using her clinical expertise and family experiences can also be found in other publications including The Huffington Post. Along with her young son and daughter, Linda’s family enjoys traveling to create learning opportunities and priceless memories. They recently fell in love with Dollywood and want to tell everyone why they should plan a trip to this Smoky Mountain destination.
22 August 2017

High Health Standards at Dollywood’s Splash Country

By | 2017-08-30T09:31:03+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Water Park|0 Comments

I recently took a trip with the kids to Dollywood and the beautiful Pigeon Forge area for some end-of-summer break fun. Grandma came along too! As a mom of two young kids and as a registered nurse, I have to admit that I've had reservations in the past about water parks. Health standards are [...]

5 July 2017

Summer Safety Reminders

By | 2017-08-01T15:35:31+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Visiting Dollywood this summer? We can't wait to enjoy the rides, entertainment, food, and family fun! Traveling as a family with young children and older adults, as well as being a nurse, I'm happy to share some reminders to have a safe and enjoyable visit. Beat the heat. With the temperature rising and the [...]

10 April 2017

My Family’s Experience with Dollywood’s Calming Room

By | 2017-09-13T13:08:09+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Our family recently had the opportunity to visit Dollywood, and we were able to enjoy it to our fullest potential. My kids seek adventure, enjoy new attractions, and are balls of energy, but we often reach a point when everything can feel a bit overwhelming. Whether it's too much to process, overwhelmed senses, or [...]

1 February 2017

Ride Accessibility at Dollywood

By | 2017-07-31T13:14:09+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

As theme park fans, my family enjoys fun, thrills, food, entertainment, and attractions. And yes, the shopping, of course. We love to travel, and while we seek adventure, it may be surprising to know that we also have accessibility needs. Looking at my family, you'd never know one of us has a medical condition. [...]

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