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5 August 2020

What Dollywood Hosts Want You to Know

By | 2020-08-05T16:45:29+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 [...]

15 January 2020

Girls’ Spa Weekend at Dollywood’s Resort

By | 2020-01-15T16:16:38+00:00 January 15th, 2020|Lodging, Trip Planning|0 Comments

Going to Dollywood is one of my very favorite things to do, but what does one do in the off-season to get their fix? Spend a weekend at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa. Spa being the keyword here. When I suggested this to a couple of my friends, they were all in. We packed [...]

27 December 2019

Spend New Year’s at Dollywood

By | 2019-12-23T14:18:53+00:00 December 27th, 2019|Trip Planning|0 Comments

How do you ring in the New Year? Do you cozy up on the couch and watch the ball drop? Do you fall asleep before it even happens and wake up in a new year? This year, we are trying something different. We will be spending New Year’s Eve and Day at Dollywood. Although [...]

23 December 2019

5 Tips for Navigating Dollywood with A Big Group

By | 2019-12-23T13:47:20+00:00 December 23rd, 2019|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Dollywood is all about creating memories, especially with a group of loved ones. It has become a tradition in my family to visit Dollywood during the Christmas season. When going with a large group, navigating the park can be a bit more challenging. Over the weekend, my family got to visit Dollywood once again. [...]

15 November 2019

Could It Be a New Tradition? Thanksgiving at Dollywood!

By | 2019-11-15T16:24:49+00:00 November 15th, 2019|Trip Planning|0 Comments

As I get older, I realize how hard it can be to get everyone in your family together for the holidays. When kids get older and new family members are added, it seems that everyone has at least four different dinners to go to on Thanksgiving Day. Our family is no exception to the [...]

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