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11 December 2017

Winning Larger Than Life Prizes at Dollywood

By | 2017-12-11T17:28:15+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

Have you ever wondered who wins those huge prizes at theme parks? That’s my family during most of our visits to Dollywood. We’ve been the ones trying to figure out how to fit a 4-foot stuffed “something” into a Prius on a number of occasions! Playing games and winning prizes has become a bit [...]

4 December 2017

Where to Catch Santa at Dollywood

By | 2018-01-11T09:55:35+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

It’s Christmas at Dollywood! The whole park is decked out in fine holiday décor, but it wouldn’t be complete if Dollywood didn’t host a certain jolly man dressed in red. Where can you find him? My family went in search of Santa Claus when we visited. We found him where you expect to find [...]

17 November 2017

A Guide to Smoky Mountain Christmas with Young Kids

By | 2017-11-17T09:58:57+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

Christmas is a magical time of year, and feels even more so when you have small children. Dollywood offers many exciting options for little ones, including playgrounds, rides, shows, and character meet and greets. Santa Claus himself is known to make an appearance! Here are my mom tips for taking a young family to [...]

15 November 2017

Christmas Tradition: Cookie Decorating at Holly Jolly Junction

By | 2017-11-15T10:06:21+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

Like many families, we visit Dollywood several times a year. There is always a new reason to visit, and thanks to changing festivals and an amazing group of designers, the park looks different each time! The winter décor is beautiful, whimsical, and fun. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas runs now through Jan. 3 with more [...]

13 November 2017

3 Reasons to Spend a Special Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood

By | 2017-12-14T13:10:16+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

Every year my husband and I plot and plan to come up with meaningful traditions to make the Christmas season extra special for our entire family. A few years ago, December rolled around once again, yet we found the wells of inspiration running dry and had trouble getting into the “Christmas spirit.” Then I [...]

6 November 2017

Three Places to Enjoy Dollywood’s Natural Attractions

By | 2017-11-06T11:28:08+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

One thing that impressed me about Dollywood on my very first visit was the scenic landscape of the park. Dollywood isn’t simply 150-acres of metal and wooden rides on hot asphalt. This scenic theme park incorporates the natural rolling hills of the surrounding area and strives to welcome the natural beauty of Pigeon Forge [...]

30 October 2017

From Harvest to Holly Jolly: A Dollywood Festival Transformation

By | 2017-12-14T13:09:25+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

There is one short week – six days actually – that allows all the Dollywood “elves” to transform the park from fall harvest decor to a twinkling one-of-a-kind Smoky Mountain Christmas experience. I’ve gotten the inside scoop on just how this amazing transformation takes place in such a short amount of time and how [...]

23 October 2017

Dollywood Does Good

By | 2017-10-23T10:02:19+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

Don’t you just love when you discover something great about a place you love? I heard a radio promotion inviting first responders for a special weekend with discounted ticket prices at Dollywood, and I couldn’t help but think, “what a wonderful way to thank the community.” Then I heard about a fundraising drive at [...]

16 October 2017

Dollywood’s Harvest Festival Features Fresh Sorghum and Edibles

By | 2017-10-13T17:08:41+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

Fall is my favorite season to visit Dollywood. I love the cooler weather and the Smoky Mountains backdrop as the leaves change color. Dollywood’s annual Harvest Festival kicks off, and the park is decorated with magnificent pumpkins and seasonal décor and is a feast for your eyes. Dozens of artisans from across the nation [...]

25 September 2017

One of My Favorite Attractions: The Dollywood Express

By | 2018-07-19T16:24:40+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

When I was growing up in New Hampshire, we lived in a 200+ year old house that was heated partly by a huge coal stove that sat in the living room. It had a window that sported an eerie orange glow from burning coals, and a cast iron pan of water sat on top [...]

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