Our absolute favorite time of year at Dollywood is Christmas. When I was invited to take a behind-the-scenes look at lighting preparations for the holiday season, I didn’t hesitate! I was curious to see how the magic of the season comes to life – literally strand by strand. Did you know Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain [...]
The anticipation was high—and for good reason. When Dollywood unveils a new festival that has ‘food’ in its very name, you have to believe that the specialty menu that accompanies the beautiful flower mosaics will be every bit as stunning as the larger-than-life displays. And stunning it is, with a menu that is diverse [...]
Dollywood is finally open and is starting off with a bang by presenting the vibrant Flower & Food Festival, delayed from its debut which was originally scheduled for mid-spring. Obviously, there are two significant parts to this festival: flowers and food. Another blog will delve into the unique food offerings, but I have the [...]
It’s finally here. It seems like ages ago that I heard about the new Flower & Food Festival at Dollywood. Since that moment, I could not wait to see it. The coronavirus epidemic kept us all waiting a little longer, but it’s here! And guess what? It was worth the wait. This festival could [...]
I joined a few of my fellow Dollywood Insiders to experience one of Dollywood’s newest tours: The Magic of Glacier Ridge. This tour is offered select dates during Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas. Led by a Dollywood host, we toured the park and enjoyed VIP experiences. After visiting Glacier Ridge and Holly Jolly [...]
There is something about this time of year that just makes everything seem a little more special and fun. If you’re like me, you look for any chance to share holidays and to form new traditions with the ones you love. Something I’ve looked forward to from childhood on is, well, lights! Maybe I’m [...]
Festival of Nations is a Dollywood tradition. It began in 2001 and has been the way Dollywood opens each new season ever since. Why should you put this particular festival on your must-see and must-do list? I’ll show you.
Dollywood’s Festival of Nations is a cultural showcase. It includes authentic entertainment, merchandise, and FOOD—really, really good food. I was there for Passholder Preview Day and met one of the visiting chefs Dollywood is hosting this year. Chef Pepin hails from Cuba and makes a mean Cuban sandwich. I loved everything about him—from his [...]