24 March 2021

New Timesaver System Explained

By | 2021-04-05T16:03:42+00:00 March 24th, 2021|Attractions|0 Comments

With flexibility in mind, Dollywood has revamped its TimeSaver system to offer guests multiple ways to use these passes. You can purchase in advance and just scan your phone as you go from ride to ride. Or, if it works better for your family to get physical lanyards, you can do that, too. With [...]

15 March 2021

Dollywood’s 36th Season: What I’m Most-Excited About in 2021

By | 2021-04-05T16:03:52+00:00 March 15th, 2021|Attractions, Best Value|0 Comments

Grab your friends and family and mark your calendars to visit Dollywood frequently during its 36th season! The new season brings with it hope, faith, fun and as Dolly would say, brighter days! I visited the park during Dollywood’s media day a couple weeks ago to catch a glimpse of new construction and other [...]

12 March 2021

Season Passholder Day in Pictures

By | 2021-03-12T18:42:11+00:00 March 12th, 2021|Attractions|0 Comments

I got to kick off Dollywood’s 2021 season today. A day spent at Dollywood is a good day. Here are some snapshots I wanted to share with you. It was a busy day as thousands of Dollywood Season Passholders poured into the park for this exclusive sneak peek. Everyone needs a picture in front [...]

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 [...]

8 February 2021

Blazing Fury to Dragonflier: How Dollywood Became a Thrill Ride Destination

By | 2021-02-08T17:36:44+00:00 February 8th, 2021|Attractions|0 Comments

Take a trip back in time with me for a few minutes: the year is 1986, and Dollywood is set to open its inaugural season. With tickets in-hand, you enter through the turnstiles and begin your quest to explore this new park and all it has to offer. Being a roller coaster fan, you [...]

1 February 2021

How Dollywood Named Its First Big Coaster

By | 2021-02-01T15:51:09+00:00 February 1st, 2021|Attractions|0 Comments

Have you ever wondered how Dollywood names their rides? Well, I for sure have, and I was able to speak with Ellen Liston in Public Relations to find out how Dollywood decided the name of the first attraction to put them on the map for coaster enthusiasts—Tennessee Tornado! In 1999, when Tennessee Tornado premiered, [...]

13 January 2021

Dollywood Rides: Past and Present

By | 2021-01-13T14:40:12+00:00 January 13th, 2021|Attractions|0 Comments

This past year marked Dollywood’s 35th anniversary season. I have been visiting since the park’s opening, and have seen it grow and change so much! Much of Dollywood’s growth has been adding award-winning rides. Check out THIS recent list of accolades Dollywood has accumulated. But let me tell you: when this sweet park opened [...]

21 October 2020

What is a Ride Accessibility Pass?

By | 2020-10-21T15:45:22+00:00 October 21st, 2020|Attractions|0 Comments

I love that Dollywood is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for all guests who visit the park. Hosts who work at The Ride Accessibility Center are available to serve guests who have an accessibility need and would like to enjoy Dollywood’s attractions. I visited the center to check out the process [...]

9 October 2020

Leather Legacy with Dollywood’s Glenn Donly

By | 2020-10-12T14:09:47+00:00 October 9th, 2020|Attractions|0 Comments

I'm a big fan of Craftsman's Valley. It’s that feeling of stepping back in time, but being right at home at the same time. This paradox engulfs me every time. I love the Grist Mill.  I love the older buildings. I love watching the artisans create their crafts by hand. There is someone who fits right in [...]

7 August 2020

The Backstory Behind Dollywood’s Barnstormer (And Owens Farm)

By | 2021-04-05T16:03:07+00:00 August 7th, 2020|Attractions|0 Comments

As a Northeast Tennessee native who loves a good story, I am always fascinated to learn more about the history and backstories of interesting attractions in our region—especially when it has anything to do with Dolly Parton, Dollywood and the Smokies. The more you know and understand, the more meaning and enjoyment are brought [...]

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