19 July 2022

A Day in The Life: Dollywood Intern Edition

By | 2022-07-19T17:09:21+00:00 July 19th, 2022|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

Dollywood is Sevier County’s largest employer. And what I love is that the hosts who work there span all generations. Lately, The Dollywood Company has positioned itself as a premier opportunity for college students. (Have you heard about Grow U?!) I thought it would be fun to pick the brains of a couple of [...]

22 April 2022

The Stories Behind the Signs

By | 2022-04-22T17:37:49+00:00 April 22nd, 2022|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

Dollywood has been thrilling guests for 37 seasons. As you stroll around the park, you may have noticed themed signs that look like advertisements. They are not actually advertisements at all, they serve a special purpose. During Dollywood’s 30th season, a new tradition began. After 30 years, hosts serving the Dollywood Company are commemorated [...]

21 March 2022

Behind the Scenes: Dressing Dollywood Hosts

By | 2022-03-22T12:03:32+00:00 March 21st, 2022|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

It is next to impossible to visit Dollywood and not notice the well-themed costumes that hosts wear. Almost everywhere you look, you are met with different styles and patterns as you traverse the park. Not only is each uniform unique in its own right, but each is specific to the area where the host [...]

9 February 2022

Behind the Scenes of Dollywood Auditions: Character Callbacks

By | 2022-02-10T12:45:00+00:00 February 9th, 2022|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

Have you been to Dollywood and had a chance encounter with Flit and Flutter, the beautiful butterflies of Wildwood Grove? And how many of your vacation memories involve a conversation with Miss Lillian, the iconic Chicken Lady, as she visits her little chicken friends in Craftsman’s Valley? For those of us who love Dollywood, [...]

7 February 2022

Dolly’s Influence on Dollywood

By | 2022-02-07T15:43:11+00:00 February 7th, 2022|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

It has her name on it. When visiting Dollywood, do you ever look around and wonder about the influence that Dolly has on the park? Dollywood’s theming is so detailed, and yes, Dolly has inspired many elements throughout the park. I asked Pete Owens, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations, to share insight [...]

21 November 2021

Behind the Scenes of Christmas In the Smokies: How Dollywood Stages A Beloved Holiday Tradition

By | 2022-01-04T12:38:23+00:00 November 21st, 2021|Behind the Scenes, Entertainment|0 Comments

Every family has their traditions that are part of their visit to Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas. For some, you can’t leave the park without visiting Santa or riding the Dollywood Express while singing Christmas carols on Klondike Katie. For some families, like my own, their Christmas tradition is making sure to catch a showing [...]

4 August 2021

Why Does Dollywood Have So Many Long-Time Hosts?

By | 2021-08-05T12:57:16+00:00 August 4th, 2021|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

There are a lot of companies that claim their secret sauce is their employees. From my experience, I’d say this statement is truly authentic at Dollywood. Have you noticed how many of their hosts have spent years—even decades—of their working lives at this beautiful park? Because it’s something I appreciate about Dollywood, I wanted [...]

30 June 2021

Meet the Team: Dollywood’s First Aid

By | 2021-06-30T13:59:03+00:00 June 30th, 2021|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

Did you know Dollywood has its own Safety and First Aid team? I was able to meet some of these hosts and learn more about the services they offer Dollywood guests. During my visit with the team, I met Al, Becky and Jerry. (For reference, I’m standing between Al and Becky.) Al serves as [...]

18 June 2021

What is a Dollywood Insider?

By | 2021-06-18T16:34:55+00:00 June 18th, 2021|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

Have you ever wondered what a Dollywood Insider does or how you can become one? The opportunity to join the team to create content about the theme park, water park, resort and beyond is within reach. Watch my video for more information! Applications for the next panel will be available on [...]

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 [...]

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