Saturday, May 22, 2010


We spent one of our days of vacation at Dollywood. We stayed in the park from opening to closing.  This was three of our children's very first amusement park, and it will be their last for a few years. LOL! To say that this day was a major challenge for my sensory boys, especially the younger of the two, is a huge understatement. He cried many times and needed loads of patience. He did have some fun on the Country Fair rides and enjoyed the sand table a lot! In fact, he said the sand table was his favorite part. He also liked the pop guns a lot. He is looking at them in the background.

I am glad we got to give the kids the experience of a real amusement park, and I am sure we will go back again in 5 to 10 years. LOL! Everyone loved the cars. I think we went on seven times. There were no lines anywhere. I think the longest we waited was 6 minutes.

We saw two shows and spent most of our time in the Country Fair section. Dad and Tim went on some of the scary rides and obstacle course, but the rest of us were happy to go on the kiddie rides (both Mom and Grandma included).

 Everyone enjoyed a ride on the coal steam engine, too. It was a nice ride through part of the Smoky Mountains. I will say that the staff at Dollywood was very friendly. They made everything easy, from tram rides to and from the parking lot to the nice changing rooms.

Here is some of the tired crew in their new glamorous hats and really big lollipops. We just love dress up around here and the hats were priced just right for a souvenir.

Blessings, Dawn


  1. Love the hats! Those are great.
    It looks like you guys had a LOT of fun.
    We are on our own adventure right now, but I forgot my camera cord and we haven't had so much fun yet.

  2. So glad y'all are having fun! Hugs to you for being patient through the sensory challenges. Hoping you continue to have a great vacation!


  3. We love trains! The link button is the 10th one over from the left.