Dawn Thornburg

Insider | Dollywood Insiders

Dawn Thornburg (Dollywood Insider 2021-2022) was born and raised in the Greensboro, North Carolina area. She’s been an avid theme park enthusiast for years and especially loves sharing her park experiences with her son. She has been visiting Dollywood regularly since 1998 and finds herself visiting more and more! (Dollywood’s Splash Country is her favorite place to spend the hot summer months!) Dollywood is home to her favorite coaster, Lightning Rod. Dawn’s other favorites include the Dollywood Express and a meal at Aunt Granny's Restaurant. You can follow along on Dawn’s experiences via Just Out n’ About.

About Dollywood Insiders

Dollywood Insiders is a panel of folks who love all things Dollywood and enjoy sharing their knowledge of our theme park, water park, resort and cabins. They will reveal their favorite spots, how to pack for a Dollywood trip, tips on getting the best value and more!

Latest Posts by Dawn

Dolly's Influence on Dollywood

Dolly's Influence on Dollywood

It has her name on it. When visiting Dollywood, do you ever look around and wonder about the influence that Dolly has on the park? Dollywood’s theming is so detailed, and yes, Dolly has inspired many elements throughout the park. I asked Pete Owens, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations, to share insight on some of the Dolly connections…

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