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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 [...]

18 September 2017

Dollywood & Faith

By | 2017-09-18T09:34:55+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

At Dollywood, this year has been called “The Year of the Family.” Dollywood believes that “the world would be a better place if we could make more time, family time.” But where does this belief come from? To understand this, we have to understand the people behind The Dollywood Company. Dollywood is owned via a [...]

7 August 2017

Learning Your Way Through Dollywood

By | 2017-08-29T16:41:37+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

I find the older my children get, the harder it can be to keep them wanting to learn in the summer. Once school lets out, my kids prefer to sleep, visit the pool or hang out with their friends rather than follow my suggestions to read or complete a page or two in a [...]

2 August 2017

Tips for Taking Tweens to Dollywood

By | 2017-09-13T12:31:12+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

Navigating a theme park or a water park evolves as your family grows. That’s something I’m learning with my own family. Where it used to depend on how well I planned in advance, now it’s become important to use my improv skills. The kids want to explore on their own? Okay, but let’s set [...]

31 July 2017

Don’t Skip Centralized Measuring

By | 2017-09-13T12:35:43+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

I know how it is—as soon as your family get through the turnstiles, everyone wants to rush off in the direction of their favorite ride. But, let me encourage you—before you get too far from the entrance, pause to take the kids by Centralized Measuring. It’s sure to help you have a smoother day. [...]

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