Josh Sauer

Digital Content Specialist | The Dollywood Company



Joshua Sauer is a local East Tennessean who has always referred to Dollywood as his second home. Being the youngest of his family, he always wanted to play with the “big kids” at the park. His favorite childhood memory is when he was finally tall enough to ride Thunderhead. He is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee and a rather loud fan of the Big Orange. Growing up beside Norris Lake, Joshua prefers to be on water when he is not riding a roller coaster. His favorite non-Dollywood hobbies include: spending time with his fiancée, water skiing, wearing orange and refusing to grow up even a little bit.

Latest Posts by Josh

Behind the Scenes: Big Bear Mountain Media Day

Behind the Scenes: Big Bear Mountain Media Day

Have you ever looked at a video and wondered: how did they get that shot? In a world filled with constant content, so many of the excellent photos and videos we see daily are taken for granted. We all see the outcomes of a well-placed camera, but have you ever wondered what it took to get it there?


Read More
Dollywood: An Award-Winning Theme Park

Dollywood: An Award-Winning Theme Park

Chances are, if you're reading this, you know that Dollywood is a special place. The Pigeon Forge theme park is an icon to its Season Passholders and annual visitors. Our dedicated hosts, quality attractions, exciting shows and decadent food all combine with our unique Dolly-inspired atmosphere to create a one-of-a-kind experience for park-goers. Now, we don't need any awards or accolades to know that we have something…


Read More
How Dollywood Honored Dolly for her Birthday

How Dollywood Honored Dolly for her Birthday

Dolly Parton is many things to many people. Regardless if they know her by her music, her movies or just by name, Dolly's presence in pop culture has never been stronger. But, to people like me, we love Dolly not because of her fame, but because of what she has done with it. I grew up in the mountains of Ea…


Read More
The Perks of Working at Dollywood

The Perks of Working at Dollywood

As any Dollywood host will tell you, our company is a special place to work. Not only do we produce one-of-a-kind experiences and memories, but we also have a great team. While some offices may advertise that they have a "work family" atmosphere, that comment could not be more truthful when speaking of the Dollywood family. The love I have fo…


Read More
Dollywood Attractions Bracket Challenge

Dollywood Attractions Bracket Challenge

For the combination sports fan and theme park junkie that I am, this might possibly be my favorite time of year. The Dollywood off-season has officially ended, allowing me to re-visit and ride all of the great attractions in the park. At the same time, tournament brackets have been released, and college teams across the country are preparing for a fu…


Read More
What's New? Dollywood's Flower & Food Festival 2022

What's New? Dollywood's Flower & Food Festival 2022

In just two short years, Dollywood's Flower & Food Festival presented by Covenant Health has become an iconic season on the Dollywood calendar. Introducing eye-catching items like the Umbrella Sky and mouthwatering food, it is no wonder that the festival has quickly become a fan favorite. As with everything we do here at Dollywood, we are making this year's Flower &a…


Read More
Things to Know: Flower & Food Festival

Things to Know: Flower & Food Festival

Ahhh, the change of seasons is upon us. It's time for warmer weather, brighter days and of course, more trips to Dollywood. Springtime has finally returned to East Tennessee in all of its brightly colored floral glory, and with it comes the return of the Flower & Food Festival presented by Covenant Health. If you are planning on visiting Dollywood be…


Read More
Pssst! Get Ready for the Dollywood Scavenger Hunt

Pssst! Get Ready for the Dollywood Scavenger Hunt

Grab your magnifying glasses and keep your eyes peeled because there is something soon-to-be hidden at Dollywood. A familiar butterfly has decided to play a game of hide-and-seek throughout the 2022 season. Guests of all ages can participate in this fun scavenger hunt as they stroll through the park. Some will even win a prize for being the first to fi…


Read More
Who is Ned Oakley? And What is Going on in Wildwood Grove?

Who is Ned Oakley? And What is Going on in Wildwood Grove?

Intrigue, confusion and a whole mess of dirt. This is what perfectly describes the current state of the back lot of Wildwood Grove. For months, guests have speculated about what could be happening in this area of the park. Are they digging for gold? Are they expanding the Grove? Did Dolly really lose her earrings as the train conductor explains when the Do…


Read More
7 Fun Facts about Pigeon Forge

7 Fun Facts about Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge is a small tourist town full of beautiful scenery, family attractions and mystery. Okay, the last thing maybe not so much. The town may not be the most mysterious in Tennessee, but I'd bargain that it is one of the most interesting. Now, I am a sucker for history and have picked up some interesting tidbits about the Smoky Mountain outskirts in my time. So, here are my t…


Read More
Fall in the Smokies

Fall in the Smokies

It is my professional opinion that the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee are the most beautiful place to visit during the fall. The rolling hills and picturesque mountains, painted in all shades of red, orange and yellow top any other destination during this time of year. As a local, I have spent many an October visiting Dollywood, Gatlinburg and the Sm…


Read More
2023 Season Pass Resources

2023 Season Pass Resources

Ah, it's finally that time of year: a time of giving, of family reconnection, shopping and memories. No, I'm not talking about the Christmas season. I'm talking about the 2023 Dollywood Season Pass sale season. Much like Christmas, this time of year is one that seems to be starting earlier, gives you lots of options and you can feel very ac…


Read More
Dollywood's Christmas Gift Guide

Dollywood's Christmas Gift Guide

The Christmas season is full of so many wonderful events and traditions and one not-so-wonderful necessity, shopping. As an adult, Christmas comes with the realization that not all gifts are provided by the man in the red coat. Some are purchased and packaged yourself. Now, if you're anything like me, and have done your primary shopping online for the past six years b…


Read More
Why You Should Visit Dollywood in the Winter

Why You Should Visit Dollywood in the Winter

I know what you're thinking. “Josh, it's winter. Dollywood is closed. Why would we go visit?” It sounds like you're battling PDCS (Post Dollywood Closure Sadness). If you think that Dollywood and Pigeon Forge take a break in the winter, you are sadly mistaken! While the main gates may be closed and the parks are full of more construction equipment th…


Read More
Why You Should Plan Your Dollywood Spring Trip Today

Why You Should Plan Your Dollywood Spring Trip Today

The excitement that comes around planning a new trip is only matched by the excitement of the trip itself. Scrolling on your phone showing everyone the photos/videos of the places you are about to visit is a peak moment of the overall travel experience. In the dreariness of winter, there is no better time than now to start getting that tr…


Read More
Behind the Scenes: Big Bear Mountain

Behind the Scenes: Big Bear Mountain

Have you ever looked at a video and wondered: how did they get that shot? In a world filled with constant content, so many of the excellent photos and videos we see daily are taken for granted. We all see the outcomes of a well-placed camera, but have you ever wondered what it took to get it there?


Read More