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22 August 2018

What are Dollywood Work Campers?

By | 2018-08-22T15:18:58+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

Nearly 10 years ago, my family was a full-time RV family. For 18 months, my husband and I traveled with our three teenagers and rescued pound puppies in a 31-foot motorhome while my husband worked. Now that our kids are grown, my husband and I dream of returning to a life on the road. [...]

1 June 2018

Behind the Scenes: Lifeguard Training

By | 2018-06-01T17:26:20+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Behind the Scenes, Water Park|0 Comments

What does it take to train hundreds of lifeguards so they are ready to keep your family safe at Dollywood’s Splash Country? I found out it all starts in a classroom. The Aquatics Supervisor invited me to sit in on the first step of training to find out what’s expected of these award-winning guards. [...]

26 February 2018

Dollywood Express Overhauled in Off-Season

By | 2018-07-19T16:23:24+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Behind the Scenes|0 Comments

At Dollywood, wintertime is prep time. And there’s a lot of prep going on in the train shop. No, that’s not a place where you can buy trains, but the place where the Dollywood Express is maintained and repaired. I had the chance to get a special behind-the-scenes tour of the train shop to [...]

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