3 May 2021

On the Clock: The Fastest Way from Dollywood’s Parking Lot

By | 2021-05-03T15:48:39+00:00 May 3rd, 2021|Trip Planning|0 Comments

The way I see it, there are two (maybe three) kinds of people in this world: those who park their car at Dollywood and walk to the front gate or those who get to the parking lot and then ride the tram. (That third group includes people who are always looking for short cuts!) [...]

10 March 2021

FOMO at Dollywood: What Not to Miss

By | 2021-03-10T17:34:00+00:00 March 10th, 2021|Trip Planning|0 Comments

I recently discovered that I suffer from FOMO; the effects are especially heightened when people I know are at Dollywood when I am not. What is FOMO, you ask? For those of us of a certain generation, this is probably a new term, but the younger ones get it and even struggle with the [...]

3 March 2021

Catching a Lift To and From Dollywood’s Front Gate

By | 2021-04-05T16:02:50+00:00 March 3rd, 2021|Trip Planning|0 Comments

There are several ways to get to the gates at Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country. I have observed some guests trying to figure out which trolley to board when leaving the park, so I thought I would get some answers from the ones who know best! I spoke with Lance Ridley, Operations Manager and [...]

27 January 2021

Best Tips for a Dollywood Trip with a Preschooler

By | 2022-02-16T09:58:07+00:00 January 27th, 2021|Family Visits, Trip Planning|0 Comments

I started visiting Dollywood when I was a child. Now, I’m a dad and I bring my son. My wife and I first introduced him to our favorite theme park when he was four months old. Now, he’s four years old. Time flies when you’re having fun—especially at Dollywood! Over the years, I’ve gained [...]

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 | 2022-02-07T11:31:05+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 [...]

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