13 December 2021

How Dolly Parton and Dollywood Changed My View of Santa Claus

By | 2021-12-13T16:18:16+00:00 December 13th, 2021|Dolly Parton|0 Comments

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas is unparalleled to any other Christmas event. The park is trimmed with Christmas lights, heart-warming tales are brought to life in great musical productions and the smell of warm cinnamon bread wafts through the cool mountain air. These are just a few of the highlights. Along with all these things [...]

30 May 2021

Visit Dolly’s Tennessee Mountain Home at Dollywood

By | 2021-05-29T23:19:37+00:00 May 30th, 2021|Dolly Parton|0 Comments

I am curious: How many Dollywood visitors have made the same mistake I made for many years? I noticed the replica of Dolly Parton’s Tennessee Mountain Home (just past Aunt Granny’s Restaurant in the heart of the Rivertown Junction area) and marveled at how Dolly had grown up in such a humble way. Yet, [...]

16 January 2021

Dollywood’s Down-Home Charm Explained

By | 2021-01-16T16:45:42+00:00 January 16th, 2021|Dolly Parton|0 Comments

If you’ve spent any time researching Dollywood, you know that this theme park is known for its down-home charm. Born and raised in Northeast Tennessee, I found myself wondering if this description makes you want to visit? According to the dictionary, down-home means “of, relating to, or exhibiting the simple, familiar, or folksy qualities [...]

4 September 2020

Horsing Around: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

By | 2020-09-14T16:23:33+00:00 September 4th, 2020|Area Entertainment, Dolly Parton|0 Comments

Included in Dolly Parton’s portfolio of brands is Dolly Parton’s Stampede. Because I am a Dollywood Insider, I want to be sure you know about all the incredible Pigeon Forge properties. Today, I’m giving you a peek behind the curtain of the world’s most-visited dinner theater! Established on the heart of Pigeon Forge’s Parkway [...]

17 January 2020

Lessons from Dad and Dolly

By | 2020-01-17T18:37:19+00:00 January 17th, 2020|Dolly Parton|0 Comments

On Jan. 19, two amazing humans were born. At first glance they may appear vastly different. One of them I know very well and one I have only waved to from a distance. One is simple and quiet while the other is all bling and making her presence known. One is only recognized and [...]

6 January 2020

How Dollywood Came to Be Dollywood

By | 2020-09-24T15:16:50+00:00 January 6th, 2020|Dolly Parton|0 Comments

Dollywood is by far the most popular ticketed attraction in the Great Smoky Mountains. But do you know how the top destination came to be Dollywood? Here is a little history about this beloved park. Rebel Railroad Before it was Dollywood, three other parks existed in this location before Dolly Parton’s name was on [...]

20 November 2019

Dollywood Insiders Go Hollywood For Day

By | 2019-11-21T10:00:10+00:00 November 20th, 2019|Dolly Parton|0 Comments

Recently on a spectacular autumn day, three of my fellow Dollywood Insiders and I had the unforgettable opportunity to take part in a special press conference at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa. Dolly Parton was there to celebrate the upcoming launch of her new Netflix series Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings. The eight-movie series is a [...]

1 November 2019

Hidden Dolly Gems in Chasing Rainbows Museum

By | 2019-11-01T16:39:03+00:00 November 1st, 2019|Dolly Parton|0 Comments

Want to catch a glimpse of Dolly while at Dollywood? Then head to Chasing Rainbows Museum! Stroll through the larger-than-life exhibits and enjoy the history of one of the world’s most celebrated entertainers—and if you’re interested, you can look more closely and find some hidden gems from Dolly’s illustrious life. So, what do you say? Let’s put [...]

15 April 2019

Imagination Library Tour 2019

By | 2019-04-15T15:20:00+00:00 April 15th, 2019|Dolly Parton|0 Comments

The Imagination Library is on tour, and the show is spectacular! Little Engine Playhouse Tour by Dolly’s imagination Library came to visit Jacksboro Elementary School where I work as a Kindergarten teacher—the show was absolutely fantastic, and the kids loved every minute. Several of my students have already asked, “When are they coming back?” [...]

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