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9 November 2020

Dollywood Details: Flipping Store Front Displays

By | 2020-11-25T09:02:42+00:00 November 9th, 2020|Behind the Scenes, Festivals|0 Comments

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!” This was the song ringing through my mind on a recent visit to Dollywood. It was a treat to be there during the week they are closed between Harvest Festival and Smoky Mountain Christmas to see all the preparations being made to add that holiday sparkle [...]

2 November 2020

Dollywood on ‘Hosting’ Guests

By | 2020-11-03T16:58:43+00:00 November 2nd, 2020|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

Have you ever been somewhere and the way you were treated made a lasting impression? You always remember the way you felt. Destinations work hard to create an atmosphere and culture that is inviting, friendly and memorable for guests. Just think about the people whose responsibility it is to ensure their employees execute at [...]

19 August 2020

History Lesson: Dollywood’s Water Clock

By | 2020-08-21T14:51:37+00:00 August 19th, 2020|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

Is there something you keep in your Dollywood bag for every trip? Mine would be a copy of the 1982 park map for Silver Dollar City, Tennessee. I love historical things like that. A friend of mine was cleaning out his parents’ house, found it and gave it to me. I was flattered that [...]

5 August 2020

What Dollywood Hosts Want You to Know

By | 2020-11-18T13:20:26+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, [...]

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