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5 August 2020

What Dollywood Hosts Want You to Know

By | 2020-08-05T16:45:29+00:00 August 5th, 2020|Behind the Scenes, Trip Planning|0 Comments

Dollywood hosts are the heart and soul of Dollywood. The definition of “host” is a person who receives or entertains others as guests and this definition could not be truer for the staff at Dollywood. From the moment you step through the gates until the moment you return to your car on the tram [...]

22 June 2020

All About the Flowers of Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival

By | 2020-06-22T17:07:15+00:00 June 22nd, 2020|Behind the Scenes, Festivals|0 Comments

Dollywood is finally open and is starting off with a bang by presenting the vibrant Flower & Food Festival, delayed from its debut which was originally scheduled for mid-spring. Obviously, there are two significant parts to this festival: flowers and food. Another blog will delve into the unique food offerings, but I have the [...]

24 February 2020

Dollywood by the Numbers

By | 2020-02-24T17:38:18+00:00 February 24th, 2020|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

“Dad, how many people can ride on the Dollywood Express?” “Dad, how many Christmas lights do they put up at Dollywood?” “Dad, how tall is Drop Line?” These were simple questions my inquisitive children asked during one of our recent family trips to Dollywood. These questions sparked my interest to discover the stats behind [...]

21 February 2020

The Soundtrack of Dollywood

By | 2020-02-21T17:23:45+00:00 February 21st, 2020|Behind the Scenes, Entertainment|0 Comments

I wonder how many of Dollywood’s visitors notice the music playing in the background throughout the park? I always notice it, and I have observed how it has changed over the 30-plus years I have been visiting. A friend once told me her cousin had never visited Dollywood because they didn’t care for the [...]

10 February 2020

What is a Dollywood Insider? (And Other Insider FAQ’s)

By | 2020-02-10T17:02:28+00:00 February 10th, 2020|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

What is a Dollywood Insider? Although I have only been one since late August of 2019, it’s a question I get asked often. In this post I’ll answer that question as well as a few other questions myself (and probably the rest of my fellow insiders) have been frequently asked. So first things first, [...]

5 February 2020

A Heartsong Melody: The Best 20 Minutes of Your Dollywood Day!

By | 2020-02-06T13:51:57+00:00 February 5th, 2020|Behind the Scenes, Entertainment|0 Comments

One of my absolute favorite things to do at Dollywood is to head to The Village section of the park to watch Heartsong: The Movie in the Heartsong Theater. In fact, I would say that it’s the best 20-minute break you can take during an adventurous day in the park! The film features Dolly [...]

3 February 2020

Dollywood’s Off-Season Roller Coaster Maintenance

By | 2020-02-03T17:41:35+00:00 February 3rd, 2020|Attractions, Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

I have always loved roller coasters—even as a child. So much that I’ve been known to take motion sickness medicine at the first sign of wooziness after a day full or riding so that I can keep riding! I am always intrigued with what it takes behind the scenes on my favorite attractions. So, [...]

20 January 2020

Where Are They Now? A Blog for the Super Fans!

By | 2020-01-20T16:41:52+00:00 January 20th, 2020|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

Where are they now? All over the place! That’s where Dollywood’s alumni performers are! One of the unique opportunities guests of Dollywood have is to make a special connection—a friend even—with performers from various shows throughout the park. As we enter into the 35th season, Dollywood continues to be a leader in the theme [...]

13 December 2019

Going Backstage: It’s A Wonderful Life

By | 2019-12-12T16:59:37+00:00 December 13th, 2019|Behind the Scenes, Entertainment|0 Comments

One of the coolest things I have gotten to do as a Dollywood Insider is to learn more about the theatrical productions in Dollywood. Last winter, I was able to observe auditions for the many different performing roles. While talking to the actors waiting to audition, I learned what a coveted position it was [...]

11 December 2019

Behind the Scenes: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

By | 2019-12-11T17:08:18+00:00 December 11th, 2019|Behind the Scenes, Entertainment|0 Comments

When I think of Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas, experiencing ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas with my family is a must! The beautiful story of the Baxter family and their Christmas miracle makes my heart smile, but seeing the show through my children’s eyes is the icing on the cake. Year after year, my son [...]

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