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September 08, 2022
Theme parks are seasonal businesses. At Dollywood, we are blessed with a beautiful location in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. One of the joys of being in the mountains is experiencing four seasons. Thankfully, our weather is mild enough that we're able to open to guests nine months of the year-mid-March through about the first of January. But, with those seasons come the ebbs and flow of attendance numbers. I'm going to share some tips to help you avoid the longest lines on your next trip to Dollywood. If you sit back and think about it, it's pretty easy to figure out when our "busy" s…
April 04, 2022
I visit Dollywood as often as I can with my entire family. Knowing I typically have two (or more!) young children with me in the park, people ask me “How do you plan a trip with little kids? What makes the day easier?” I have a lot of suggestions for making trips run more smoothly with littles in tow, but something I suggest that people don’t often know about is Dollywood’s Parent Swap program!
November 29, 2021
As a plus-sized person who is also an adrenaline junkie, one of my biggest fears in visiting any theme park is my ability to fit on the rides and attractions. It can be somewhat nerve wracking to wait in line for a ride that you are super excited about, only to find out once in the seat that the lap bar won’t close or that the seat belt won’t connect. Knowing that this is a concern for many plus-sized folks, my friend Julie and I set out to find out which rides are the most plus-sized friendly at Dollywood. We pu…