We found Dollywood to be very clean, family friendly, and a lot of fun. The attractions and rides are well spaced apart so you'll be doing a lot of walking. There are plenty of misting stations to keep you cool on the paths during the heat of the day, and there are always snacks and cold drinks at hand. Snack/drink prices are comparable to other theme parks (that is; pricey) BUT if you're ready for a full meal the buffet at Aunt Granny's is a bargain. Solid, good, food at $16 per person for all you can eat & drink is a very good value for any theme park. What sets Dollywood apart from the rest are the shows: they are excellent and well worth planning into your day. You'll need to do the "come after 3, get the next day free" deal to see them all. Fireworks at 9:30 are worth staying for. It's a. fun experience, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. You don't have to be a Dolly fan to have fun there, but you probably will be by the time you leave.