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My Top 5 Favorite Things About Dollywood

Becky Mansfield | Category: Trip Planning 
Date: February 1, 2017

There are many things that I love about Dollywood, from the old schoolhouse in the park to the most amazing shows.   I love that there is a chapel right in the park and at the same time there are those rides that are so thrilling and FUN!  I could list 100 things that I love about Dollywood, but here are...

Ride Accessibility at Dollywood

Linda Scruggs | Category: Trip Planning 
Date: February 1, 2017

As theme park fans, my family enjoys fun, thrills, food, entertainment, and attractions. And yes, the shopping, of course. We love to travel, and while we seek adventure, it may be surprising to know that we also have...

Dollywood Different - The History Inside the Park

Morgan Crutchfield | Category: Trip Planning 
Date: February 1, 2017

At Dollywood they do things differently in the best of ways, pairing your favorite thrill rides and entertainment with the soul of the Great Smoky Mountains. Attractions are plentiful, you can get a ton of tasty treats, and you’ll find everything you love about theme park...

Only 36 Hours at Dollywood? Start Here...

Sami Cone | Category: Trip Planning 
Date: February 1, 2017

So what can you do if you only have a single day ticket to Dollywood? First of all, get rid of one thing from your vocabulary: ONLY. One of the many reasons we love Dollywood for our family vacations is the value. Not only are there many opportunities...

How to Pack for a Day at Dollywood

Teronya Holmes | Category: Trip Planning 
Date: February 10, 2017

I have been to Dollywood nearly 100 times over the years—so I’ve learned a thing or two when it comes to preparing for a day at my favorite theme park. One word of advice: pack an extra pair of socks for those who plan to do...

Park Flow Tips

Sami Cone | Category: Trip Planning
Date: February 22, 2017

When you fall in love with a place like Dollywood and you visit over and over again, you’ll pick up on things that will make your trips even better—like, do you know when it’s the best time to ride the train? How about...

Springtime in the Smokies

Teronya Holmes | Category: Trip Planning
Date: February 28, 2017

Springtime in the Smokies is always truly captivating. The bright sunshine and gentle showers coax the daffodils, tulips, and forsythia into bloom, as the dogwood and redbud trees light up the mountains with colorful cheer. Dollywood is an...

Dollywood Parking Strategy

Katie Van Dyke | Category: Trip Planning
Date: April 03, 2017

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...

My Family's Experience with Dollywood's Calming Room

Linda Scruggs | Category: Trip Planning 
Date: April 10, 2017

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...

Don't Let Rain Dampen Your Dollywood Visit

Sami Cone | Category: Trip Planning
Date: May 29, 2017

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...

Summer Safety Reminders

Linda Scruggs | Category: Trip Planning 
Date: July 05, 2017

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...

My Tips on Beating the Heat at Dollywood

Karen George | Category: Trip Planning
Date: July 24, 2017

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...

My Point of View: Why Dollywood is the Best

Karen George | Category: Trip Planning
Date: Aug. 14, 2017

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...