23 November 2021

Courage to Ride: Helping Kids Build Coaster Confidence

By | 2021-11-23T13:50:06+00:00 November 23rd, 2021|Attractions|0 Comments

As a Dollywood Insider, the number one question I’ve been asked is “Should I take my toddler to Dollywood? And if I do, are there any rides that they’ll enjoy?” The short answer is, yes and yes! I grew up loving roller coasters. From the moment I was tall enough to ride, I loved [...]

18 November 2021

Murals In & Around Dollywood

By | 2021-11-18T16:17:15+00:00 November 18th, 2021|Attractions|0 Comments

If you’re looking to take a picture with something unique each time you visit the mountains, then murals are for you! These hidden—sometimes forgotten gems—are always there, just waiting on you to snap the perfect photo! While the Smoky Mountains are art themselves, there’s even more creations just waiting to be found. Consider this [...]

1 November 2021

Ride Wars: Dragonflier vs. FireChaser Express

By | 2021-11-02T16:23:12+00:00 November 1st, 2021|Attractions|0 Comments

Dollywood has two roller coasters that are classified as family coasters. They get that recognition because the minimum height requirement is only 39 inches. Which is your favorite? Dragonflier or FireChaser Express? Are you undecided between the two? Well, we have a solution: Ride Wars! I brought my family along as I compared seats, [...]

29 September 2021

Most Instagram-able Dollywood Harvest Festival Spots (And Where to Find Them)

By | 2021-10-05T11:53:31+00:00 September 29th, 2021|Attractions|0 Comments

Dollywood is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year (they just won the Golden Ticket Award for Most Beautiful Park!) and has an abundance of great photo ops. However, there are a few occasions where there are some extra special places to take those Instagram-worthy pictures. Their Harvest Festival is one [...]

10 August 2021

Are You a Chicken or an Eagle?

By | 2021-08-10T17:44:31+00:00 August 10th, 2021|Attractions|0 Comments

The sky is not the limit—and no one believes that more than the adventure seekers who soar beyond their fears. I don’t consider myself to be a true coaster enthusiast. When I’m at Dollywood, I’m usually seen with a turkey leg in one hand headed toward a theater to see a show; however, I [...]

16 July 2021

Insider Rates Coaster Intensity Levels

By | 2021-07-16T17:31:14+00:00 July 16th, 2021|Attractions|0 Comments

Do you ever go to Dollywood and look at the coasters wondering if you are brave enough to ride? There are different ways to “rate” the thrill factor: how fast does it go? Are there any inversions? How steep are the drops? Come along with me as I ride each coaster to determine (thanks [...]

14 June 2021

Rating Dollywood’s Splash Factor

By | 2021-06-14T15:45:27+00:00 June 14th, 2021|Attractions|0 Comments

Okay, let’s talk about Dollywood’s water rides and how wet you should anticipate you’ll be after the experience. Whether you want to cool off, or you’re measuring the splash-factor risk because your child is begging to ride a water attraction, you just want to know what to expect. I get it. I myself am [...]

2 June 2021

Who Watches the Weather at Dollywood?

By | 2021-06-02T17:41:35+00:00 June 2nd, 2021|Attractions|0 Comments

Here in the Smokies, the weather can change quickly. I’m no meteorologist, so I have no idea how to interpret weather patterns, but thankfully there’s a team at Dollywood dedicated to watching the weather in and around the park, so you don’t have to worry about that on a trip. I was able to [...]

24 May 2021

Ride Review: Smoky Mountain River Rampage

By | 2021-09-07T17:01:31+00:00 May 24th, 2021|Attractions|0 Comments

As warmer air begins to drift into longer days, you will certainly find me floating down the river as often as I can. And by river, I am referring to the Smoky Mountain River Rampage ride at Dollywood, of course. To me, it’s the most peaceful and scenic way to enjoy a bouncy battle [...]

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