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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 [...]

4 December 2019

Where I Belong! “Christmas in the Smokies”

By | 2019-12-04T17:14:01+00:00 December 4th, 2019|Behind the Scenes, Entertainment|0 Comments

For the past 29 years, Dollywood’s “Christmas in the Smokies” musical stage show has been a guest favorite—so much so, in fact, that it’s the park’s longest-running show! With a cast of 15 talented singers and dancers, eight live musicians, and about a dozen stage crew members, the Christmas-Americana production runs four times daily, six days [...]

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 | 2020-01-14T16:47:34+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. In 2018, 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 | 2021-01-11T15:41:41+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 [...]

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