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2 October 2019

NEW! Behind the Glow Tour during Great Pumpkin LumiNights

By | 2019-10-02T13:29:31+00:00 October 2nd, 2019|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

I joined a handful of my fellow Dollywood Insiders to participate in the inaugural Behind the Glow Tour! What is a Behind the Glow Tour? I made a video for you to find out! We followed our fearless host, Dalton, around as he told us all about the amazing displays you see during Great [...]

6 September 2019

Unique Jobs at Dollywood

By | 2019-09-12T17:01:05+00:00 September 6th, 2019|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

Have you ever noticed all of the interesting jobs at Dollywood? I came across the jobs page on their website and out of curiosity took a look. I found the listings fascinating. So, I reached out to Sunny Larkin-Woody, Dollywood’s Talent Acquisition Manager, and I learned about some of the fun and unusual jobs [...]

26 August 2019

5 Things I Learned from the Top of Thunderhead

By | 2019-08-26T11:06:24+00:00 August 26th, 2019|Behind the Scenes, Thrill Rides|0 Comments

Dollywood's annual Thrills in the Hills event treats roller-coaster fanatics and Dollywood enthusiasts to a weekend of extended ride time on some of the park's top attractions, behind-the-scenes tours, great food, reserved seating at shows and much more. This year, attendees had the chance to climb (yes, climb) to the top of Thunderhead's 100-foot-tall [...]

19 June 2019

10 Things I Learned at Dollywood’s Rides Maintenance Shop

By | 2019-06-19T17:57:44+00:00 June 19th, 2019|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

Every year, Dollywood gives coaster enthusiasts a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the park and some of its most popular attractions. Last year, as part of the 10th-annual event, attendees had the chance to tour the park's large rides maintenance shop, where many of Dollywood's roller coaster trains are inspected, cleaned and rebuilt. Dollywood's growing operating [...]

13 May 2019

Spring Planting at Dollywood

By | 2019-05-13T16:19:00+00:00 May 13th, 2019|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

There are so many things that go into making Dollywood the beautiful and unique theme park that it is.  As someone who loves flowers, one aspect of Dollywood that I always notice and enjoy is the landscaping.  Have you never really paid attention to that detail? Read on and hopefully you will find a [...]

25 March 2019

Behind the Scenes at Cuba Vibra! at Festival of Nations

By | 2019-03-25T14:18:57+00:00 March 25th, 2019|Behind the Scenes, Entertainment|0 Comments

The warmer temperatures outside might just be the Caribbean breeze brought from one of the headlining acts at this year's Festival of Nations at Dollywood. Hailing from the beautiful city of Havana, Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba's "Cuba Vibra!" show is 45 minutes of nonstop music, high-energy dancing, acrobatics, beautiful costumes and an array of [...]

23 January 2019

Dollywood Over the Years: Then and Now

By | 2019-01-23T17:16:13+00:00 January 23rd, 2019|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

Dollywood has been entertaining guests and serving as the backdrop to cherished family memories since it opened in 1986. If you’re a longtime visitor, you know how much the park has grown and changed over the last three decades. However, the park has retained much of its history and roots, and I have the [...]

21 January 2019

Calling All Talent! Dollywood’s Open Call Auditions

By | 2019-01-21T17:33:43+00:00 January 21st, 2019|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

How does Dollywood find all of their talented performers? Open call auditions! I got to be a fly on the wall for their first round of 2019 auditions on Jan. 12. To say these auditions are a big deal is a bit of an understatement! Dollywood is the industry leader in theme park entertainment, [...]

23 November 2018

8 Things I Learned Behind the Scenes at Blazing Fury

By | 2018-11-21T15:10:17+00:00 November 23rd, 2018|Behind the Scenes, Thrill Rides|0 Comments

Warning: there are a few spoilers in this post. If you haven’t ridden Blazing Fury yet, you may want to come back after your first ride. Celebrating its 40th birthday this year is Blazing Fury, Dollywood’s classic, family-friendly indoor roller coaster. Opened in 1978, it was the first coaster at Dollywood, which was then [...]

19 November 2018

Behind the Scenes: Making Dollywood’s 25 lb. Apple Pie

By | 2019-06-26T10:41:41+00:00 November 19th, 2018|Behind the Scenes, Dining|0 Comments

Here we are—Thanksgiving week! You’ll probably consume some tasty items over the next several days. I have a question for you—do you like pie? Let me tell you about a one-of-a-kind apple pie at Dollywood. All 25 lbs. of it! Better yet, let me SHOW you how it’s made. [...]

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