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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 [...]

8 December 2019

Extras! Extras! Read All About It!

By | 2019-12-06T14:19:41+00:00 December 8th, 2019|Entertainment|0 Comments

If you’re a lover of holidays, Hallmark Channel movies, and/or Dollywood, then you probably already know about the Hallmark Channel movie, “Christmas at Dollywood.” The movie includes stars like Danica McKellar, Niall Matter, and even Dolly Parton! While some of the filming happened outside the park, we Dollywood Insiders were able to be extras [...]

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 [...]

14 October 2019

Behind the Scenes with The Kingdom Heirs

By | 2019-10-14T16:47:23+00:00 October 14th, 2019|Entertainment|0 Comments

Did you know Dollywood is home to a multi-award winning gospel group? I had the great privilege of sitting down and chatting with Dollywood's own Kingdom Heirs. They started in the Silver Dollar City days when the group performed mainly on weekends. Then, according to founding member, Kreis, when Dolly Parton opened Dollywood in 1986, [...]

11 September 2019

Get to Know Joe the Juggler

By | 2019-09-11T11:01:24+00:00 September 11th, 2019|Entertainment|0 Comments

Dollywood is known for many things including exceptional entertainment. That amazing entertainment brings extremely high-quality and talented performers to work at the park. One of those entertainers, and one that you don’t want to miss, is Joe the Juggler! Most recently, I caught him in Wilderness Pass Plaza for a 30-minute show that is [...]

7 August 2019

10+ Places to Laugh Out Loud at Dollywood

By | 2019-08-07T14:13:11+00:00 August 7th, 2019|Entertainment|0 Comments

A day (or more!) at Dollywood is guaranteed to provide plenty of laughs. From giggle-inducing rides to wisecracking characters, Dollywood can be a very humorous place. Below are more than 10 places where laughter is plentiful. Miss Lillian's Smokehouse One of the most famous and beloved Dollywood icons (besides Dolly, of course) is Miss [...]

5 August 2019

Who are the Gem Tones?

By | 2019-09-03T15:40:46+00:00 August 5th, 2019|Entertainment|0 Comments

I love the familiarity of Dollywood. In 1995, the park opened Jukebox Junction. Since that time, the Gem Tones have been an entertainment staple. Though the cast of characters has changed through the years, you can always count on the fun and sweet melodies. Watch this video to see what I mean. [...]

2 August 2019

Flipping the Stage: The Little Engine Playhouse

By | 2019-08-02T15:30:25+00:00 August 2nd, 2019|Entertainment|0 Comments

If you love Dollywood, chances are you’ve fallen in love with the many captivating shows. Usually, I’m so busy loving the shows that I don’t stop to consider what it takes to make these productions happen. Take, for example, the three shows in The Little Engine Playhouse. Every summer, Dollywood showcases three books from [...]

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 [...]

20 March 2019

Don’t Miss Drumstruck During Festival of Nations!

By | 2019-03-20T17:29:06+00:00 March 20th, 2019|Entertainment|0 Comments

Dollywood’s Festival of Nations just started and it has so much to offer! The festival includes amazing food, crafts and entertainment from all over the world. This year, Dollywood is offering two new headlining shows for this festival. One of those shows is Drumstruck from South Africa. While Drumstruck is a brand-new show to [...]

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