14 July 2021

Step Right Up: Playing Games at Dollywood

By | 2021-07-15T16:36:59+00:00 July 14th, 2021|Family Visits|0 Comments

Who doesn’t need an oversized plush orange orangutan in their life? Whose wish list doesn’t include a tie- dyed blob fish (who even knew there was such a thing)?  To obtain these and many other elusive multicolored trophies of triumph, all you have to do is conquer a game of skill or chance that [...]

17 May 2021

Dollywood Tips with Little Ones in Tow

By | 2021-07-03T12:40:54+00:00 May 17th, 2021|Family Visits|0 Comments

Dollywood is so much fun for families with children of all ages. Don’t be intimidated to take young children to this theme park. I know there are always so many things to think about (and bring!) when planning a day out with tots. My little guy came home from China just after turning 2 [...]

27 January 2021

Best Tips for a Dollywood Trip with a Preschooler

By | 2021-03-23T17:16:59+00:00 January 27th, 2021|Family Visits, Trip Planning|0 Comments

I started visiting Dollywood when I was a child. Now, I’m a dad and I bring my son. My wife and I first introduced him to our favorite theme park when he was four months old. Now, he’s four years old. Time flies when you’re having fun—especially at Dollywood! Over the years, I’ve gained [...]

21 December 2020

My Story: What Matters Most When Picking Up the Pieces

By | 2020-12-21T15:49:18+00:00 December 21st, 2020|Family Visits, Festivals|0 Comments

When my wife and I married in 2010, we created a tradition of collecting Christmas ornaments from cities and places we visited. So, each year as we decorate the tree, we get to relive all those memories of all of our travels together. When my son, Aiden, was born in 2016, we also started [...]

16 December 2020

The Jolliest Dollywood Gift Ever

By | 2020-12-16T16:12:53+00:00 December 16th, 2020|Family Visits, Festivals|0 Comments

When my children were very young, my husband and I were so enamored with the idea of creating “the perfect holiday” for our boys that we tended to allow Santa to go a bit overboard with all the packages under the tree on Christmas morning. However, we very quickly discovered that the morning’s excitement [...]

16 October 2020

How to Spend a Day with Teens at Dollywood

By | 2020-10-12T15:43:02+00:00 October 16th, 2020|Family Visits|0 Comments

Ah yes, I remember it well! The year was 1986: Dollywood had just opened, and big hair and parachute pants were all the rage. I was a high school junior then, and I remember how much I loved visiting Dollywood with my church youth group, friends and family! Blazing Fury, Flooded Mine, Smoky Mountain [...]

5 October 2020

Insider Tips for Young Families During Harvest Festival

By | 2020-10-05T15:22:23+00:00 October 5th, 2020|Family Visits|0 Comments

Dollywood’s Harvest Festival featuring Great Pumpkin LumiNights is a big hit with kids. There are daytime and nighttime elements your little ones are sure to enjoy. In this video you will find some tips, tricks and maybe even some treats to help you make the most of your fall visit to Dollywood! [...]

26 September 2020

Have You Met Dollywood’s Dancing Host?

By | 2020-09-24T14:29:42+00:00 September 26th, 2020|Family Visits|0 Comments

One of our favorite parts of Dollywood is seeing how some of the hosts go out of their way to make sure families have a great visit. We encountered one of those hosts on our most recent visit, inside Country Fair. His name is Floyd and if you get a chance to meet him, [...]

24 August 2020

My Top 5 Favorite Signs at Dollywood

By | 2020-08-24T19:11:21+00:00 August 24th, 2020|Family Visits|0 Comments

It was a jam-packed day at Dollywood last season. Our family had arrived about two hours after the park has opened, and we could already tell that today would be a BIG day within the hallowed grounds that Dolly built. My first order of business was to march directly to the TimeSaver location to [...]

16 July 2020

Follow the Butterflies

By | 2021-04-05T16:03:19+00:00 July 16th, 2020|Family Visits|0 Comments

“Love is like a butterfly, a rare and gentle thing.” It’s no secret that Dolly is a big fan of butterflies and Dollywood is full of butterfly inspiration. From signs and treats, to actual butterflies fluttering around! And before you even arrive to Dollywood, the butterflies start to appear. This is how you will [...]

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