About Sarah Gilliland

Sarah Gilliland (Dollywood Insider 2018-2019) hails from the suburbs of Birmingham, Alabama, and has been visiting Dollywood regularly for the past three years. When she’s not visiting her favorite theme parks, Sarah loves to write for her blog Sarah in the Suburbs as well as other popular websites like TravelingMom.com and the Birmingham Moms Blog. Sarah has been married to her husband, Neil, a software developer, for almost 10 years, and they have rambunctious, fun-loving, 7-year-old twin daughters. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys reading, binge watching the latest Netflix shows, and volunteering at her girls’ school. She is very excited to be a Dollywood Insider this year, and she cannot wait to share her tips and tricks for enjoying the parks with your family!
30 August 2019

5 Reasons Not to Skip Hidden Hollow in Wildwood Grove

By | 2019-08-30T11:13:22+00:00 August 30th, 2019|Family Visits|0 Comments

Parents, what do you look forward to most when taking your kids to a theme park? If you’re anything like me, I always have this beautiful image in my head of smiles and laughter and everyone getting along at all times. Fast forward to reality and sometimes the image in your head doesn’t line [...]

28 August 2019

Tips for Visiting Dollywood While Pregnant

By | 2019-08-28T17:55:19+00:00 August 28th, 2019|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Dollywood is an amazing place to visit! With so many awesome rides and attractions, it can be a few full days of fun. But what happens when you’ve planned your trip months in advance and you find out you’re expecting? Don’t cancel your trip! You can still have fun doing these awesome things to [...]

22 August 2019

Benefits of Staying in a Dollywood Cabin

By | 2019-08-22T15:35:11+00:00 August 22nd, 2019|Lodging|0 Comments

Planning a vacation for your family is not for the faint of heart! There are a lot of moving pieces when it comes to making the most out of your travel, and a big part of that is choosing the right place to stay during your trip. I recently had the opportunity to spend [...]

1 July 2019

The Best Sweet Treats at Dollywood’s Splash Country

By | 2019-07-01T13:54:03+00:00 July 1st, 2019|Water Park|0 Comments

Picture your perfect Dollywood’s Splash Country Day. Close your eyes and imagine a warm summer sun, cool waters, and a belly full of the best food Dollywood’s Splash Country has to offer. I can see it now. One of my favorite things to do at any theme park is eat. I’m always on the [...]

24 April 2019

The Best Snacks at Dollywood

By | 2019-04-24T17:28:00+00:00 April 24th, 2019|Dining|0 Comments

Dollywood is well-known for its thrilling rides, high quality entertainment and family-friendly atmosphere. Did you know that it’s becoming quite a foodie destination, too? With great events like Festival of Nations and Barbeque & Bluegrass, it’s no wonder that some people come to Dollywood just to sample the food. Personally, I am a huge [...]

12 November 2018

The Best Rides for Everyone in the Family

By | 2018-11-12T18:12:28+00:00 November 12th, 2018|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Dollywood has so many amazing activities and experiences for everyone, but let’s be honest, most of you are going for the rides, right? Whether or not you’re a thrill seeker, there’s something fun for everyone when it comes to attractions. I asked my fellow Dollywood Insiders what their families’ favorite rides are that are [...]

19 October 2018

7 Things to See Before Harvest Festival Ends

By | 2018-10-19T17:30:28+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Dollywood’s Harvest Festival is in full swing, and it’s not over yet! Even though we are closing in on the end of October, the Harvest Festival runs through Nov. 3, so you’ve got plenty of time to plan your family’s trip! I asked my fellow Dollywood Insiders what some of their “must do” items [...]

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