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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 | 2020-08-27T15:52:05+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 [...]

18 July 2020

A Dad’s Guide to Dollywood

By | 2020-07-29T09:37:32+00:00 July 18th, 2020|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Full Disclosure: My name is Tom Hodges and I am and have always been head over heels in love with Dollywood. I am openly biased in my opinion that Dollywood is truly the world’s greatest theme park! My love affair with Dollywood started in 1988 during my family’s first visit to the park. It [...]

6 July 2020

Is Dollywood a Theme Park or an Amusement Park?

By | 2020-07-06T15:14:46+00:00 July 6th, 2020|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: What did the theme park say to the amusement park? What’s THEME-atter with you?!?!? Okay, so maybe that was a pretty poor attempt at a ‘dad joke’ but one that may be relevant to our topic for this blog—theme park vs. amusement park. I never considered [...]

3 July 2020

All About My Dog’s Trip to Doggywood

By | 2020-07-03T15:55:54+00:00 July 3rd, 2020|Trip Planning|0 Comments

If you are anything like me, your dogs are a part of your family. I hate to leave Neely at home, so what do I do when I want to come to Dollywood or Dollywood’s Splash Country? I bring him to Doggywood! Check out this video where my dog, Neely, visits Doggywood. Call (865) 428-9826 during [...]

18 June 2020

Video: Flower & Food Festival

By | 2020-06-18T16:27:25+00:00 June 18th, 2020|Festivals, Trip Planning|0 Comments

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 [...]

17 June 2020

Brighter Days Are Here—With Some Changes!

By | 2020-06-17T15:27:30+00:00 June 17th, 2020|Trip Planning|0 Comments

We can finally say that brighter days are definitely here: Dollywood is open! And I’m sure I can say that we are all excited about that! Luckily, we were able to reserve one of the opening days for Season Passholders. This gave us the chance to see all of the new changes at Dollywood [...]

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