8 December 2017

Insider Recommendations on What to Wear to Dollywood When It’s Cold

By | 2018-04-27T13:19:13+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

It’s a joke, but it’s true—don’t like the weather in East Tennessee? Wait five minutes. Being from this area, I can remember 70 degree Thanksgiving gatherings and turkey days with spitting snow. So, how do I recommend you pack/dress for a trip to Dollywood this time of year? L A Y E R S. [...]

29 November 2017

Best Places for Christmas Pictures at Dollywood

By | 2017-11-29T10:23:42+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas is here again! Holiday shows, Christmasy treats, more than four million lights, and the Parade of Many Colors have returned to the park, making it 100 percent merry. With all these beautiful holiday decorations, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to get some great photos with your family and [...]

4 October 2017

A Guys’ Trip to Dollywood

By | 2017-10-03T16:26:37+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Dollywood, with its world-class shows, outstanding food and wonderful family-style attractions, is an incredible place to visit with families. But what about a group of guys who want to tackle Dollywood's seven big roller coasters and other thrill attractions, like Drop Line? Well, that means it's time for a guys' trip to Dollywood! Now, [...]

2 October 2017

Planning A Group Trip to Dollywood

By | 2018-04-30T11:16:27+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Editor’s Note- This post is specifically about smaller gatherings. Dollywood also has options for larger, corporate events. Anyone who knows me, knows I like to plan, so it was no surprise when I ended up coordinating a trip to Dollywood for our family reunion. Some people may think that sounds like a headache, but [...]

14 August 2017

My Point of View: Why Dollywood is the Best

By | 2017-08-30T09:39:02+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

While in Chasing Rainbows museum, all of the hosts can tell you facts about Dolly. These men and women are always quick with a warm smile, directions, or suggestions for what to see next. I get a lot of interaction with hosts here, but I have one more example that stands out. On one [...]

24 July 2017

My Tips on Beating the Heat at Dollywood

By | 2017-08-01T16:44:19+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

My family visits Dollywood all season long. That means that some days are HOT!! We like to get to the park as early as possible—and because we’re Season Passholders, that means we get to go in an hour earlier than park opening on Saturdays. We usually try to do the rides first, but as [...]

5 July 2017

Summer Safety Reminders

By | 2017-08-01T15:35:31+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Visiting Dollywood this summer? We can't wait to enjoy the rides, entertainment, food, and family fun! Traveling as a family with young children and older adults, as well as being a nurse, I'm happy to share some reminders to have a safe and enjoyable visit. Beat the heat. With the temperature rising and the [...]

29 May 2017

Don’t Let Rain Dampen Your Dollywood Visit

By | 2017-09-13T13:06:39+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

As much as I’d love to pretend there’s a bubble around Dollywood and it never rains there, sometimes it does. BUT, Dollywood has so much to offer even in the rain. In fact, cloudy days can be the best days to come because you have more elbow room. The rides still run unless there’s [...]

10 April 2017

My Family’s Experience with Dollywood’s Calming Room

By | 2017-09-13T13:08:09+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Our family recently had the opportunity to visit Dollywood, and we were able to enjoy it to our fullest potential. My kids seek adventure, enjoy new attractions, and are balls of energy, but we often reach a point when everything can feel a bit overwhelming. Whether it's too much to process, overwhelmed senses, or [...]

3 April 2017

Dollywood Parking Strategy

By | 2018-04-17T10:00:17+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

I recently had the chance to chat with Lance Ridley, Dollywood Parking Supervisor. He was full of great information and graciously answered all my parking strategy questions. Everything you need to know to park well When you arrive at Dollywood, the first thing you’ll see is the parking booths. These open two hours before [...]

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