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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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