15 January 2021

2021 Spring Break at Dollywood

By | 2021-01-15T15:29:01+00:00 January 15th, 2021|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Even though it is January and Dollywood just closed for the season, spring—and most importantly spring break—will be here before we know it. Now is the time to start planning your escape! Whether or not you’re in school, I believe everyone needs a little break in the springtime. I am going to give you [...]

2 December 2020

Must-Haves During Smoky Mountain Christmas

By | 2020-12-02T11:28:02+00:00 December 2nd, 2020|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Smoky Mountain Christmas is one of my favorite festivals at Dollywood! Going to see the Christmas lights, fabulous shows, and all of the tasty treats definitely puts me in the holiday spirit—even the weather contributes to my festive mood! If you’ve ever been to Dollywood this time of the year, you know the elements [...]

23 November 2020

Where To Put Your Stuff When You Visit Dollywood

By | 2020-11-25T08:54:07+00:00 November 23rd, 2020|Trip Planning|0 Comments

It seems like you can’t go to Dollywood without bringing something. Add a family to the mix, some refillable popcorn buckets and cups, sunglasses, money and passes, lipstick, etc. and you suddenly have A LOT of stuff! So, as you go through your day at Dollywood, where do you put all of that stuff?? [...]

18 November 2020

Plan Your Christmas Card Photo at Dollywood!

By | 2020-11-25T09:00:50+00:00 November 18th, 2020|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Christmas is here! And one of my favorite things about being a photographer is helping people plan for family Christmas cards. Yes, I know they can be extremely stressful and overwhelming for moms—but not this year! I have scouted Dollywood during their Smoky Mountain Christmas festival and have found some of the best and [...]

28 October 2020

Snooping in the Smokies: Dollywood Scavenger Hunt

By | 2020-10-28T12:45:22+00:00 October 28th, 2020|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Being a theme park, of course it’s no secret there are fun things to do at Dollywood. Rides, shows, eating… eating some more. Park days can easily be upbeat and jam-packed. I’ll admit that I often get caught up in the fast-paced theme park life, racing from ride to ride, and wanting to do [...]

28 September 2020

What’s New for Dollywood’s Harvest Festival

By | 2020-10-07T11:54:12+00:00 September 28th, 2020|Festivals, Trip Planning|0 Comments

It’s Harvest Festival time at Dollywood again! And if you’re like me, you know it’s one of the most exciting events at Dollywood. From hand-crafted artisans and lighted pumpkins to great music, Harvest Festival has something to offer everyone. This year, Dollywood has added even more fun and amazing entertainment for all of us [...]

25 September 2020

Education in Action at Dollywood

By | 2020-09-24T14:20:33+00:00 September 25th, 2020|Trip Planning|0 Comments

We love to visit Dollywood to take a break from our routine AND learn outside our homeschool classroom. Did you know that Dollywood takes education at the park a step further by providing curriculum you can use before and during your visit? Check out the educational resources available to families in this overview video: [...]

21 September 2020

Dollywood in a Wheelchair

By | 2020-09-21T17:06:10+00:00 September 21st, 2020|Trip Planning|0 Comments

This is a blog I never anticipated writing—or for that matter, ever wanted to write!  But this summer I found myself with a broken ankle after having surgery where a plate and seven screws were installed. I faced two months of being wheelchair-bound soon after Dollywood reopened after being closed due to COVID-19, but [...]

9 September 2020

Non-Peak Visits and Less-Crowded Park Days

By | 2020-09-14T16:25:56+00:00 September 9th, 2020|Trip Planning|0 Comments

One of the best perks of having a Super Pass (the season pass that allows you access to both Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country) is the ability to go to either park whenever my kids and I can get away. Most of you reading this right now are probably saying “yes of course,” to [...]

5 August 2020

What Dollywood Hosts Want You to Know

By | 2020-11-18T13:20:26+00:00 August 5th, 2020|Behind the Scenes, Trip Planning|0 Comments

Dollywood hosts are the heart and soul of Dollywood. The definition of “host” is a person who receives or entertains others as guests and this definition could not be truer for the staff at Dollywood. From the moment you step through the gates until the moment you return to your car on the tram [...]

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