Liz Courtner

Insider | Dollywood Insiders



Liz was raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and grew up going to theme parks. For the past 17 years, she has lived in Jackson, Tennessee, where she met her husband, Matthew. They have two kids, Colton and Emma Kate. The whole family loves visiting Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country! Liz loves all types of thrill rides, but her favorite coaster at Dollywood is Tennessee Tornado. She is looking forward to sharing information about her experiences at Dollywood throughout the season.

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 Liz

Dollywood's Caramel Apples

Dollywood's Caramel Apples

There are many *sweet* reasons to visit Dollywood. And, one reason that draws my family is the Sweet Shoppe. We're always able to find something delightful when we make a pit stop here. As a matter of fact, the Sweet Shoppe is often one of our first stops when we arrive and/or our last stop as we leave. I mean, yo…


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My Favorite Dollywood Collectibles

My Favorite Dollywood Collectibles

Have you bought something while on vacation and later were unsure what to do with it? When I travel, I think about the Three R's initiative, because I want to reduce, reuse and recycle in any way that I can. However, getaways are about fun and freedom as well!


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7 Things for Kids to Do at Dollywood (That Aren't Rides)

7 Things for Kids to Do at Dollywood (That Aren't Rides)

Have you thought about planning a trip to Dollywood, but are nervous because your children don't ride many rides? Have you wondered if your little ones will get bored walking around the park if they aren't thrill seekers tall enough to ride adult rides, but are too big for the smaller rides? You might be surprised to know there are ma…


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If You Can Only Ride One Ride at Dollywood…

If You Can Only Ride One Ride at Dollywood…

If this is your first time to visit Dollywood, the ride I would recommend above all others is the Dollywood Express. This is not like any train you have seen at a theme park: two coal-powered steam engines rotate throughout the year, pulling thousands of people through the Smoky Mountains every day! The two train engines are known as Cinderella an…


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Planning Your Day with Riders AND Non-Riders

Planning Your Day with Riders AND Non-Riders

Have you thought about visiting Dollywood but hesitate to go because you know some people in the group want to ride rides and others do not? My family and I often travel with grandparents and friends, some of whom like a variety of rides and others who like no rides at all.  I want to share a few tips on ho…


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5 Hidden Gems at Dollywood’s Splash Country Not To Miss

5 Hidden Gems at Dollywood’s Splash Country Not To Miss

I recently visited Dollywood’s Splash Country with my family, and it amazes me every summer that there are several areas of Splash Country that are different from year to year.  I wanted to highlight a few of the wonderful things you do not want to miss on your next visit to Splash Country.


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