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Dollywood Tickets in Pigeon Forge, TN

2700 Dollywood Parks BoulevardPigeon Forge, TN 37863  
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Overview

Owned by the popular country singer Dolly Parton and Herschend Family Entertainment, Dollywood® features thrilling roller coasters, kid-friendly rides and attractions, upbeat live performances, legendary festivals and events, southern-style restaurants, arts and crafts, and unique shops within 10 fun themed areas like Rivertown Junction, Craftsmen’s Valley, Timber Canyon and more.

Highlights

from Ashley, one of our Pigeon Forge Travel Experts
  • Home to five of the south's largest festivals.
  • Features more than 40 rides and attractions.
  • Working craftsmen demonstrating within park.
  • Scrumptious southern food.
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Good To Know

from Joan, our Pigeon Forge Market Manager
  • Lightning Rod Coaster opening in 2016.
  • Shows included with admission.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Re-enter park on same day with hand stamp.
  • Doggywood available to lodge dogs.
  • Rain checks available.
  • Wheelchairs, strollers and lockers available for rent.
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Description

from Dollywood
Dollywood, consistently recognized as one of the world’s best theme parks, features an impressive collection of award-winning attraction. In 2016, Dollywood welcomes Lightning Rod, both the world’s fastest wood roller coaster and the world’s first launching wood roller coaster. The 150-acre park offers more than 40 rides and attractions, including the Thunderhead wooden coaster, the steel thriller Mystery Mine, the forward and backward launch FireChaser Express, and Wild Eagle, the country’s first wing coaster.

Dollywood’s entertainment is recognized worldwide and features country, bluegrass, Southern gospel, classic rock ‘n’ roll and Appalachian music. In addition to mouth-watering Southern-style food offered throughout the park, Dollywood hosts five of the South’s largest festivals with special performing groups and concerts.

2016 Festival Dates:
  • Festival of Nations: March 19-April 18

  • Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival: May 13-May22

  • Great American Summer: June 11-August 7

  • National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration: September 30-October 29

  • Smoky Mountain Christmas: November 5-January 1

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Lightning Rod - the World's Fastest Wood Coaster, at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer Reviews

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Rosanne Ivey Baltimore, MD
1 Review
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"Rosanne Ivey"
Reviewed November, 2015
Loved it! The park was very enjoyable and everyone was very nice and friendly. The performers are very talented and played a variety of music.

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Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer Berlin, PA
2 Reviews
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"Dollywood"
Reviewed November, 2015
It was a very nice and clean park. Really enjoyed myself. Could use some more restaurants on the roller coaster side of the park but other than that super great.
Tip: Make sure you get there early when it opens because you will need the entire day to get through the whole park.

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Jenny Atehortua Taylors, SC
2 Reviews
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"Nice experience"
Reviewed November, 2015
It's amazing enjoy a park in the mountains
Tip: Great service and fenomenal

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Sheri McCoin Marion, IN
2 Reviews
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"Nice park!"
Reviewed November, 2015
Great day of fun! Zip lining is a blast! Kids loved the rides!

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greg dunham bono, AR
1 Review
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"Dollywood experience"
Reviewed October, 2015
Everyone at Dollywood was so nice and helpful and it even rained before we got done riding all the rides and they gave us a rain check for another free day! It was awesome!!

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Joseph Dawkins Ocean Springs, MS
1 Review
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"Fantastic Time to remember"
Reviewed October, 2015
My wife and I didn't get much of a honeymoon 40 years ago due to funds. This trip to Pigeon forge "Dollywood" was worth waiting for. The people were extremely friendly and courteous. The rides were clean and safe for all ages. I would recommend it to others. Thanks Again for the memorable stay
Tip: Only that Dolly is a favorite of my wife and myself and the internet information

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Rick Hunley Kingman, IN
2 Reviews
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"Worth going again and again!"
Reviewed October, 2015
We have been to Dollywood and Dolly's Splash Country many times, but it's always on our list of things to do on a Tennessee vacation. There's so much to see and do. The food is much better than typical theme park fare. And the fireworks show was awesome!
Tip: Don't let a huge parking lot deter you. There is so much to do, people are spread out. So lines aren't too long.

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Terry Moore Culloden, WV
1 Review
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"FUN! $!! $"
Reviewed October, 2015
We spent the whole day. Our son and his wife and our three grandsons ages 10 thru 13. Everyone had a great time.
Tip: don't rush thru

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Desirae Rhodes Woodruff, SC
2 Reviews
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"Best Family Destination Year After Year"
Reviewed October, 2015
Dollywood is amazing! We've gone two years in a row now and still haven't covered the entire park! As the kids grow, so will our ride options. So many thing to see, definitely need more than a day or two!

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Tricia Hall Crest Hill, IL
3 Reviews
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"2nd trip"
Reviewed October, 2015
Dollywood is great for all ages. Buffetts available are great and reasonably priced. Cinnamon bread is the best
Tip: Buy tickets online to avoid the lines to purchase there.

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pamela barnes Hazard, KY
2 Reviews
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"Very Good"
Reviewed October, 2015
Little expensive. Whole family had a great time!!

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donald hoffman dayton, TN
2 Reviews
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"family fun"
Reviewed October, 2015
Friendliest staff in the world. Rides are fun lines move quickly. Good for all varieties of families. We love it.
Tip: fun and food $

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Alexander Miller Dickson, TN
1 Review
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"awesome time"
Reviewed October, 2015
Always a great place to take the family
Tip: it's worth the extra money to get the skip the line pass

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Tammy reed wytheville, VA
1 Review
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"A Place everyone needs to visit at least once in there life."
Reviewed October, 2015
Dollywood is awesome to go to. Our family went to several places in a two day stay. We tried to plan our several actives in a short time but the truth is this place has so much I wanted to visit them all. The hardest thing is to decide what to do. Anyone that goes should make it more than 2 days . I would go over and over again every year. The Hotel was great to my family and made us feel welcome. The people in Pigeon Forge and Gatling burg made us feel welcome as well. There are many reasons to visit this amazing place for example: to relax , to enjoy being with family , to have fun at a awesome place , to make memories , and etc..
Tip: People should shop around for discounts.

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Cassandra Rice Tilton, IL
2 Reviews
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"Family at Dollywood"
Reviewed October, 2015
We went as a family and did a 2 day pass one water park or amusement park. The ride lines were not super long but received the speed pass brackets! If you have little kids these are a plus!
Tip: Get a speed pass

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Anna Nuckols Spotsylvania, VA
3 Reviews
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"Awesome"
Reviewed October, 2015
We've visited dollywood almost every year for the past 15 years and are never disappointed. Will be back next year.

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Chris Roddy Davie, FL
1 Review
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"Such a great place to go!"
Reviewed October, 2015
This is one of the best amusement parks and family destinations in the country. We have been all over this country visiting parks and this is one of the very best. The workers are super friendly and kind - always with a smile. The rides are first class and exciting. The atmosphere is family oriented with a Christian feel that we treasure. We will be back and look forward to experiencing more of the park and attractions in the future.
Loved it!!!
Tip: Expect a great time and a wholesome adventure.Make sure you experience the Zip Line adventure - so fun!

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David Shannon Morris, OK
3 Reviews
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"Awesome Day"
Reviewed October, 2015
We visited Dollywood at the beginning of August and were fortunate that it wasn't too packed. The ride lines weren't long at all and the shows were enjoyable. All of the shops were very interesting. It's a lot like Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO. All in all, it was a very fun day!!

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Jordan Justice Chickamauga, GA
2 Reviews
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"Great place for an amazing vacation!"
Reviewed October, 2015
Great experience, excellent rides. Line where short and got to ride every coaster in a single day, some multiple time's!
Tip: They do offer free complimentary fountain water, so stay hydrated!

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Teresa LaNeave Seaford, VA
1 Review
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"Sunday in Dollywood"
Reviewed October, 2015
We visited Dollywood at the end of August 2015. I wanted to go on Sunday because I wanted to be able to attend church services while we were there. Sunday Morning was quiet as it should be and we rode some rides several times. Then we went on to church. It was a simple service and we sang a few hymns, very nice. Then, of course, we had to have Sunday Dinner. So we went to Aunt Granny's Buffet. It was absolutely delicious. I don't go to Dollywood often because like most theme parks it can get pricey. Every 3 or 4 years. we try to spend some time there. I wish I was there now. The Harvest and Gospel Celebration is a great event.
Tip: Best Tip is to park at Patriot Park behind the Old Mill and catch the fun time trolley. It saves you from paying the parking fee and the trolley drops you off right at the gate.

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Johnathan Howell Porter , TX
3 Reviews
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"Fun for all ages"
Reviewed October, 2015
A very enjoyable and fun day we had. We got to enjoy the kiddie roller coasters with our little ones.

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Linda Klinger Bedford, PA
1 Review
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"Friends and Fun"
Reviewed October, 2015
After just getting our new rv (we both are retired) and thinking of places to go and see this was on our list and talking with a friend who said she'd love to go so we planned. After first going to Memphis ( to see Elvis) then Nashville ( to see the grand ole Opry) we spent a few days in Pigeon Forge and just loved it so much to see and do we were surprised and the area was so beautiful. We didn't have enough time to do everything but we did go to Dollywood which is so pretty, clean and everyone was nice and polite. The food was good and the entertainment great we had such a great time. We will definitely be back to see and enjoy the area even more.

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Paul Worley Ithaca, MI
2 Reviews
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"Dollywood review"
Reviewed October, 2015
We recently went to Dollywood with friends. It had been a number of years and enjoyed it very much. We went at the end of September so we did not have to deal with large crowds. Because we were all older adults we were not interested in any of the rides although if we had wanted to, there were no lines to worry about. We enjoyed the food and the shows were great. Our biggest disappointment was the high cost for parking.
Tip: If travelling at time other than summer, check to make sure the park is open as it is not open daily after labor day.

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Kelly Fisher Cary, NC
1 Review
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"Dollywood is my Disney"
Reviewed October, 2015
Dollywood has been my family's preferred theme park for years. The different areas of the park provide fun things for everyone, regardless of their interests. My brother can enjoy the classic cars, my mom can watch the demonstrations in the craftsmen shops, and I can go nuts riding rides all day. Then we can meet at Aunt Granny's for a delicious family style dinner. It's less expensive and more accessible than Disney, and my family just loves it.
Tip: Get the refillable souvenir cup; it's worth the money!

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Sherrie Flowers Cantonment, FL
4 Reviews
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"Spectacular"
Reviewed October, 2015
This was a great time of year to go to Dollywood. The weather was great & no crowds. Loved the Eagle Show. The shops & restaurants were great. Ate BBQ just outside the Eagle show. Was just my husband & myself but if you have children, they have plenty for them to do as well as the adults.
Tip: Wear comfy clothes & take your time to enjoy all Dollywood has to offer.

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Dorene Jamieson Seminole, FL
2 Reviews
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"Great birthday in Dollywood"
Reviewed October, 2015
Had a grand experience at Dollywood. My nickname is Dolly so it was cool to have my 65th birthday at the venue. The shows we saw were awesome. Very talented. My brother and I went on a couple roller coasters which were awesome. The staff was very friendly and helpful when we had that "lost" look. Food was very very good.
Tip: Try to see as many shows as possible. Very talented singers and musicians.

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Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer Louisville , KY
1 Review
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"Something for most everyone."
Reviewed October, 2015
I've been to Dollywood many times but my most recent trip was somewhat frustrating due to the most popular rides being closed. Four in one day and two were while we were in line so that was pretty frustrating. Two coasters were down due to wasps, the river rampage just quit working and then someone threw up on mystery mine and it was out of service for over an hour. The staff were still very friendly and helpful though.
Tip: Just ask for a cup of ice water at any booth instead of buying a bottle. Bags can't be taken on some of the rides so plan accordingly.

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Cindy Adams Ermine, KY
2 Reviews
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"Family of 12 and was fun for all ages"
Reviewed August, 2015
We had a great time at Dollywood. This was the first year that we have got to take the whole family with us and everyone enjoyed it. We ordered our tickets online before going which made it a whole lot easier once we arrived. We arrived just before the gates were open which in my opinion is better because the parking is great and lines are not long. After going through the gates they have this place that you can stop and get the kids measured and bands are given so you know once you get to the rides what each child can ride or not. Everyone had a great time the staff was wonderful. The only bad thing that we experienced was that it came a bad storm and we had to leave before we could ride all the rides but Dollywood does offer rain checks. In our case we didn't get ours back because we lost our tickets once we went in but even though it was bad we are looking forward to coming back hopefully this fall but if not we will most def be headed back there in the near future
Tip: Hold on to your tickets in case it rains you out, so you can get a rain check back

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Sara Guide Beck Canton, GA
1 Review
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"A needed trip for broken hearts"
Reviewed August, 2015
What a wonderful trip and at a much needed time. My father had recently passed and I took my Mom and daughter to Dollywood. The whole experience from the reservation, to parking, to the tram, throughout the Dollywood Park was just so amazing and like being among friends and experiencing their kindness and such sweet hospitality. Of course no one knew our tragedy but welcome smiles and friendly staff and helpful all around. It was our first time visit and I so look forward to going back.
Tip: Expect only the best because that is exactly what you will receive

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Krista McLin Maurepas, LA
2 Reviews
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"Fun for all ages."
Reviewed July, 2015
Took the children ages 11, 14, 16 and 17 with 2 adults to Dollywood. Had lots of fun, the kids rode quite a few of the rides, had a buffet lunch. It was quite hot this time of year. The lines for the rides weren't as bad as I expected. A few of the rides were down when we tried to ride them but otherwise, we had a good day.
Tip: Be prepared to walk a lot.

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Dee Shirhall Matthews, NC
2 Reviews
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"First trip with Granddaughter"
Reviewed July, 2015
This was everything we hoped it would be. Our 6 year old granddaughter was overwhelmed by this place, and to be honest, my husband and I were a little as well! Our granddaughter loved the firetruck water area! The shows were great, Eagle Mountain was very impressive. It warmed my heart that we were seeing the eagles on Memorial Day weekend. Very moving.
Tip: Take a change of clothes and a towel. Towel cost $20.00, a locker is much cheaper!

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Jason Bickford Jupiter, FL
1 Review
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"Great Experience!"
Reviewed July, 2015
Shuttle service to Dollywood really easy! Try get there early to avoid lines... the shows are a must and check out craft artisans within the park. Zipline through rides and mountains, 4 zips for a great price...worth it!
Tip: Travel light as the rides can get rough .

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Sue Smith Michie, TN
3 Reviews
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"Great Memorial Day Weekend"
Reviewed July, 2015
My first trip to Dollywood and was pleased with everything. Plenty to do and see even though we didn't have time to do it all, but will go back again and do more. Entertainment and food choises were fantastic. Loved the friendliness of the staff! Looking forward to my next visit.

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lee williamson seminary, ME
3 Reviews
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"Best theme park"
Reviewed July, 2015
Something for all ages. And every one is so friendly and helpful.
Tip: Be prepared to make a day of it!

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ANGELA HOWINGTON LITTLE ROCK, MS
2 Reviews
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"Great family fun."
Reviewed July, 2015
Very clean. Friendly staff. Great entertainment.
Tip: Bring umbrella.

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Gerald Hoyt Holden, LA
1 Review
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"First visit and will be back"
Reviewed July, 2015
We visited in the first week of June 2015. There was no crowd. The wait line for rides was almost nonexistent. We did not have to wait for more than a minute or two for the tram. We purchased our tickets online @ Reserve Pigeon Forge and was able to go straight to gait with no wait. This was our first visit to Dollywood and we will definitely be back.

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gary deveau CA
2 Reviews
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"Fun for everyone"
Reviewed July, 2015
We visited in May 2015; kids, parents & grandparents. All in all , good time was enjoyed by all, though wait time was long for some rides, esp. considering it was a week day in May. Also waited a very long time for the tram to deliver us back to our car. Still, we all enjoyed the day. Park is very well maintained & staff are courteous & helpful
Tip: Would advise arriving early & avoid weekend if possible. as with all theme parks, food prices are fairly high

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Patsy Brown Scottsboro, AL
1 Review
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"Dollywood"
Reviewed July, 2015
Dollywood is a great place to spend time. It is great for the young, the old, and also handicapped. They will take care of you and make sure you have a wonderful trip. We visit as often as possible during the year. We are planning another trip in the Fall. This park is one of the best and everyone is guaranteed to be delighted with it.
Tip: Make sure you get a map upon arrival because it is spread out, which is a good thing

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Cheryl Rodgers Middleburg, KY
1 Review
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"Great Time"
Reviewed July, 2015
Appreciate the excellent customer service. Had conflict, had to change dates, no problem. Very easy to work. Enjoyed all our experiences from Dollywood, the numerous shows and restaurants. Wonderful vacation spot. Highly recommend.
Tip: Plan ahead.

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erin penton pearl river, LA
4 Reviews
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"Honeymoon"
Reviewed July, 2015
We had a blast!
Tip: Wear comfortable shoes!

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Kristin M. Springfield, TN
5 Reviews
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"Excellent Theme Park"
Reviewed May, 2015
I went to Dollywood for the first time last year and have already scheduled my return trip for this summer. I also even bought a Season Pass!!! This park is top notch! Very clean, affordable pricing, great food, awesome roller coasters, and excellent shows. I was very impressed and will recommend to anyone young to old! It's a must do!
Tip: Buy tickets online in advance and use Reserve Pigeon Forge's website for super deals

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michele henderson-bennett Phenix city, AL
2 Reviews
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"We Love DollyWood!!"
Reviewed April, 2015
This place has it all!!! The whole family will love it!I can't wait to go back!!

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Steve H. ACWORTH, GA
1 Review
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"Best last-minute vacation plans we ever made!"
Reviewed April, 2015
There we were, mid-week on Spring Break with no definite plans due to other obligations and work. We did not want to do yet another stay-cation for Spring Break with this possibly being the last one that our 18-yr old would go on with the family. Even though there is a lot to do locally, we wanted to 'get away'. Where to go without a lot of travel that would entertain teenagers? Pigeon Forge! I did a few quick internet searches - found numerous activity ideas, package deals, coupons, etc. A few clicks and I had hotel and tickets to Dollywood! Just a 3.5 hour (beautiful) drive from Atlanta up 411 and we were there.

The kids loved the zip-lining and all the go-kart tracks. Dollywood was pretty good and though crowded was much more enjoyable than Six Flags in Atlanta (which you spend most of your time in line).
Tip: Plenty of activities on the Parkway and close-by if you do not want to hit Dollywood. Grab all the coupon books you see and look through them!

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Julie Y. Milan, MI
1 Review
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"Good Time"
Reviewed April, 2015
We enjoyed our days at Dollywood. Recommend going on a weekday - much shorter lines so you can enjoy more rides! Food a bit expensive, although Red's Diner has very good burgers. The staff were very friendly. Nice to see older people working and enjoying it.
Tip: Take the Trolley for 50 cents to avoid the parking lot. Take a water bottle with you. Be prepared to walk a lot.

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Kelli Cusick London , KY
2 Reviews
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"great"
Reviewed April, 2015
Love the atmosphere
Tip: wear comfortable shoes and clothes.

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Mary Jean Luttrell Roswell, GA
2 Reviews
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"FANTASTIC"
Reviewed April, 2015
The employees at Dollywood are Awesome..
Everything is set up to be "Guest Friendly!"
I left my purse on the counter in the Gift Shop and
I was called as I was getting into my car ready to
Drive off !!! Is that superior service, or what ????
Tip: Season Pass is the way to go.. Be sure to check out the different options.

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Teresa Beimesch Heath, OH
2 Reviews
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"Great rides!"
Reviewed April, 2015
My grandchildren aged 6 & 8 enjoyed the rides. There is a nice variety for all ages. I love raptors so enjoyed that show. Leave some extra time to explore nature here-the Smoky Mountains are beautiful! A couple of rides were closed or down for repair (1 for 20 minutes while we waited in a very long line!). Some staff were friendly but most were terse at best; some were rude. Food was expensive & not much variety. Overall enjoyed the experience & will probably bring the kids again.
Tip: Package deals were good so I bought my tickets ahead (saved time in ticket lines). Cups of water are free at any food vendors.

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Katrina Walker Clendenin, WV
2 Reviews
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"Family friendly!"
Reviewed April, 2015
Great experience! Clean atmosphere! Only complaint is Mexican place would not special order chicken fajita's for kids (just wanted chicken only)... Hope that changes. Lines weren't bad only had to wait one hour for one ride. Did not see everything it was huge. No disappointment in the rides definitely scary and unexpected twists and turns!!! God blessed us with beautiful weather as well!

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Valerie Chavez Lexington, SC
2 Reviews
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"Best park for familys!!!"
Reviewed April, 2015
Loved Dollywood!!!! Nothing bad to say at all! I would say to the next person going pay for better parking its worth the 20 dollars! Great!!!

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Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer Reidsville, GA
3 Reviews
"Festival of Nations"
Reviewed April, 2015
We visited during the Festival of Nations and it was AMAZING!!! All of the different shows and performers from various countries around the world were great! There were some very unique performances that were really cool to experience in person.

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Marc P. Mandeville, LA
2 Reviews
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"Smokey Mountain fun!"
Reviewed April, 2015
This was our third spring trip to the Smokies and we go to Dollywood each time. Fun as usual however, we went during the first week and it was obvious that they were understaffed as we experieced the longest wait times yet. The park did make good as they allowed free parking on that day. I will still be going back next time.
Tip: Avoid the first week they open.

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Ashley Breland Citronelle, AL
1 Review
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"Great family fun!"
Reviewed April, 2015
I've been coming here for 20 years now and love it! This year I was able to bring my three children for the first time. They loved it! Has so many things to do for all ages. Never a dissapointment!!
Tip: Parking Fees and EXTRA shopping money!

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Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer Kokomo, IN
2 Reviews
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"Great fun"
Reviewed April, 2015
This was a fun attraction! The rides were great, the shows were great, and we had a lot of fun

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Kathy K. Longwood, FL
4 Reviews
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"Waste of time"
Reviewed April, 2015
Left after only 1 1/2 hours into the park. Worst day of my entire week long trip!

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Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer Pulaski, MS
4 Reviews
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"week end getaway"
Reviewed April, 2015
we loved Dollywood...our grandson just could not get over all the fun things there to do...he loved the bald eagle exhibit...and the shows ie the Canadians...I enjoyed the river dance show...and the food was just so good...the cinnamon bread...the cinnamon rolls...were excellent...all the employees were friendly and helpful...would have stayed longer if possible
Tip: be prepared to walk

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Tabetha C. Graniteville, SC
7 Reviews
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"dolly wood"
Reviewed April, 2015
Loved it. had lost of fun:)
Tip: diffently buy the Q2Q so you don't have to wait in line. So worth the money

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Tommy Richardson Murfreesboro, TN
2 Reviews
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"Easter Getaway"
Reviewed April, 2015
The park is clean.Employees were friendly. Lots of great rides.None of the water fountains worked. So your forced to buy water or a 15.00 Souvenir cup. This is a deal because a 16oz refill is only a buck. So with 5 refills {a 6 pack} your only out 20 bucks. Then There was the price of food!
Tip: Eat before you go and try to smuggle in some water. It Will make for a better time for the working man paying the bills.

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Robert Prestridge Kennesaw, GA
3 Reviews
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"Family memories"
Reviewed April, 2015
This was the cleanest park we have ever been too. The staff was super friendly. The lines were not long. You did not have to worry about what people were saying while you were waiting in line. Everybody was courteous. The tour of nations was awesome. The train ride on a real steamiest was so cool. The shows were awesome. We just can not say enough wonderful things about this place.
Tip: Definately take your family and visit!

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Cynthia Sandifer Murfreesboro, TN
3 Reviews
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"Theme Park Fun"
Reviewed April, 2015
We enjoyed the day but the food lines were crazy long.
Tip: Long lines just like any theme park.

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Joshua Gray Fishersville, VA
1 Review
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"Enjoyed"
Reviewed April, 2015
We enjoyed our time at Dollywood. It was a Gray family experience. We'll be back next time we come to Pigeon Forge.
Tip: We rented a stroller which was much easier than trying to bring our own.

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Randy Bieri Johnson Creek, WI
2 Reviews
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"Fun family times at Dollywood!"
Reviewed March, 2015
Dollywood was a blast! The people working there were so friendly and helpful! It is a BIG place and if your family is planning a lot of rides you might want to consider going for a 2 day pass (great to buy on this site for a few extra bucks per person, but it is NOT available on Dollywood's website!).

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Rita Haynie McDonald, TN
2 Reviews
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"Alot of fun for the whole family."
Reviewed March, 2015
Dollywood has a lot of fun rides and shopping for the whole family.

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sheila carlin kissimmee, FL
2 Reviews
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"Good time"
Reviewed March, 2015
The park is clean.Friendly workers. Shows were good.Lots of rides.My only concern no water fountains.Basically were forced to buy water.

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Michael McMahon Fuquay-Varina, NC
2 Reviews
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"Dollywood was great...."
Reviewed March, 2015
My wife and I had a blast there but our one drawback is that we wish there were as many fair style rides as roller coaster rides. But other than that the employees were very nice and made our experience quite nice.

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Amanda Lingerfelt cumming, GA
3 Reviews
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"do much fun for all ages"
Reviewed March, 2015
You don't have to ride the rides to have a good time. There is plenty to see and do without the rollercoasters

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dana swearengin chatsworth, GA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Family Fun"
Reviewed February, 2015
Weather was beautiful and the shows were great. The kids had a blast

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Tiffany Lovin Robbinsville, NC
1 Review
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"employees looked mistreated"
Reviewed February, 2015
I can't believe that the employees were made to wear all those clothes in the middle of the summer! Get DOLLYS ASS out there in that shit! She wouldn't be too happy or friendly to people! Get real man!
Tip: long lines! passes to front are very expensive. go after the o'clock get on next day!

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Kari B. Channahon, IL
4 Reviews
"Great fun for the family!"
Reviewed February, 2015
Took advantage of the afternoon/evening special that included admission the following day and it was worth every penny! Kids loved it which says a lot since they are used to annual Walt Disney World trips.

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Becky Smith Central, SC
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Fun Times...Making Memories"
Reviewed February, 2015
My family and I were at Dollywood in August 2014. This is the first time we have been in many years. We all had a great time and made many memories. Can't wait to go back.
Tip: Make plenty of memories!

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Lisa Hockenbery West Jefferson, OH
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"great family fun for all ages"
Reviewed February, 2015
We had ages from 5 to 67 there was something for all to do we all had a great time the youngest even got to ride his first big roller coaster he loved it fun was had by all everyone cant wait to go back again
Tip: go early the parking lot fills up fast but there are shuttles running all the time makes it nice

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Tina Cochran Waynesboro, MS
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Park Family Fun"
Reviewed February, 2015
Our Family visited Dollywood July 2014 and had a full day of Fun. We plan to return again in the near future. Thanks for such a nice, Clean Park full of Family Entertainment.
Tip: Be ready for a lot of exercise and a Fun filled Day with Family and/or Friends.

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David White Monroe, GA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"David White"
Reviewed February, 2015
Took grand kids on vacation .The best time i had in a long time. My grand daughter loves any thing to do with Dolly Pardon and has asked several times to go to Dollywood she not disappointed. She loved seeing and reading about Dolly and her life. My grand son loved all the rides. Both want to move there. LOVED IT| WE WILL BE BACK THIS YEAR.
Tip: Waiting in line. All the workers we met were very nice and heipful

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Jennifer Brown Tallmadge, OH
"Friendly clean park"
Reviewed January, 2015
It's nice to go to a public place and hear real Christmas carols. We love that it's family friendly and easy to navigate
Tip: Take the tram, it's too far to walk from parking

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Gary Wright Vicksburg, MS
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Family Trip"
Reviewed January, 2015
We had a large family trip with our two daughters and two grand-daughters. Overall the trip was good, but was disappointed with Dollywood this time. Have been there before and everything was much better. Went for the Christmas Shows and was only able to see one because of not enough show times and too many people in the park. Does not appear the staff was ready for a big crowd after Christmas. Dollywood has become extremely expensive. I know the season passes are a great deal, but we live 10 hours away and ca not go often. It seems Dollywood is trying to make all of their money on day-trippers by charging higher than necessary prices. Snacks are rather high even for a theme park. You can get much better value for your dollar by visiting some other theme park. For the first time after 6 trips to Dollywood, I was extremely disappointed.
Tip: Slow tram service and outlandish prices.

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Mike Thomas Madison, MS
5 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Gettin Around"
Reviewed January, 2015
Loved the beauty of Dollywood. Was great fil they had motorized carts to rent as my wife was hurting from two back surgeries and could not walk much. This made getting around a lot easier. Shows are scheduled to where you cannot see many in a days time and that was the only problem. WILL be back.
Tip: Go early and stay late to see everything.

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Debra Kimbro culberson, NC
"Had a great time"
Reviewed January, 2015
It rained at night but loved the park. We had a great time. We will return

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Ashley Shelburne Hiwassee, VA
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"November 2014 Review"
Reviewed January, 2015
The Christmas Lights were beautiful. We loved seeing Rudolph, Clarice, Bumble, and Yukon while on our trip. The photographers at the different sites were not very friendly nor did they act like they wanted to take their time with us.
Tip: Don't expect friendly photographers.

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apalmer41

Raleigh, North Carolina

"We loved visiting Dollywood!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 29, 2016 NEW

My Mom and I went to Dollywood and had a wonderful time. We didn't ride any of the rides (only the train) and it was still worth every single penny. The musical shows are great and the birds of prey show is a must see. Don't miss seeing all of the bald eagles in the bird sanctuary. Make sure to leave ample time to tour the museum. This was the best part for us and I wonder how many people miss it because it is tucked away off to the side. Skip some of the rides and see the history of a living legend. The awards, the outfits, the original song lyrics, the 3D hologram of Dolly! It's like she's talking right to you! You will easily spend all day here.

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Andrea S

Missouri

"Best roller coasters I've ever ridden"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 29, 2016 NEW

Although our choir group ended up at Dollywood on a very busy Saturday, we enjoyed our day. The lines were long-- waits from 45-70 minutes. the rides were exceptional. Fast, fun and exciting. Our group of 39 people had ages 8-48. Everyone enjoyed their day.

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kriddledum

Tallahassee, Florida

"Just so so..."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 29, 2016 NEW

We thankfully went when it wasn't packed so riding rides wasn't a problem but the park layout and map is a little confusing. Also almost 1/3 of the park is shopping. I feel it wasn't worth the price at all. Thank goodness I found out about Patriot Park and the 50 cent trolley ride to Dollywood to avoid the $12 just to park. It seemed understaffed as well.

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Bryant W


"Great park!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 28, 2016 NEW

We had a blast at Dollywood. Very nice theme park with great staff. Plenty of great roller coasters as well as other fun things to do. I love that the prices on things aren't as high like other theme parks like Disney, etc. Great family park that all should enjoy!

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Faith J


"We love Dollywood!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 28, 2016 NEW

My family and I love visiting Dollywood. It really has something for everyone. Plenty of shows and plenty of rides. My husband and I recently traveled with some teens. They loved the thrill of the coasters at Dollywood. Very family friendly and great for all ages! The park itself was not overcrowded and we were able to experience everything in one day. Great price for a day of fun!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Dollywood

Are Dollywood shows included with theme park tickets? 
Yes.  There are a variety of shows and entertainment throughout the Park which are free with your admission ticket except for our special ticketed events.

What is the minimum age for children to attend the park without supervision? 
For the safety of our guests, children must be 13 years old or older to enter without an adult. Children 12 years old and younger must be accompanied by a chaperone 16 years old or older. Unescorted children will not be admitted to Dollywood.

Is Dollywood wheelchair accessible?  
A majority of the Park is level to gently-rolling and is thus wheelchair accessible. 

Are wheelchairs or electric convenience vehicles (ECVs) available for daily rental?  If so, what is the cost? 
A limited number of wheelchairs and Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECVs) are available for rent. (Operator must be at least 16 years of age.  Operators 16-18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian at least 21 years of age sign the rental agreement.) Reservations may be made online 48 hours prior to arrival with our convenient purchasing process. Reservations cannot be carried over to the next day (on an "After 3:00, Next Day Free" ticket). Wheelchairs are $12 per day. ECVs are $38 for a full day. Discounts are available on wheelchair and ECV rentals for Dollywood Gold and Super Gold Passholders. No other discounts apply.

What if my child is 3 years old or younger?
They are free! 

Are lockers available for rent? 
Dollywood offers two choices for renting lockers:
Front Gate Lockers - All day locker rentals are available at the Front Gate at the Stoller and Wheelchair rental booth and are sold on a first come, first serve basis. Front Gate lockers are $8 for regular sized or $11 for family sized locker rentals.
Ride Lockers - Ride to ride locker rentals are available at Wild Eagle, Mystery Mine, River Battle, FireChaser Express, Daredevil Falls, Barnstormer, River Rampage, Sidewinder, and near the Tennessee Tornado roller coaster. Ride lockers are a one time fee of $6 (only regular size) for a floating locker. This means if you can rent and float from locker to locker without having to pay for each new locker.

Does Dollywood offer package pick-up?
Yes.  Instead of carrying your purchases around, please take advantage of our convenient and complimentary Package Pickup service. Any items purchased in our merchandise shops will be delivered to the Dollywood Emporium for you to pick up as you exit the Park at the end of your day. Simply let the merchandise Host know that you’d like to use Package Pickup. You’ll receive a card indicating the time your item(s) will be ready. Simply proceed to the Dollywood Emporium to the Package Pickup counter where your item(s) will be waiting! Package Pickup is offered on purchases made prior to two hours before Park closing. For your convenience, Package Pickup is staffed until Park closing.

What are the parking fees at Dollywood? 
Fees are $12 for all standard length vehicles, $18 for oversize length vehicles such as RVs and trailers. Trams provide transportation to the Front Gate.

Are coolers or outside food or drink allowed at Dollywood? 
No. After careful consideration of park policies across the nation, consultation with health and safety experts and much consideration of the welfare of our guests and employees alike, we are unable to allow coolers, food or drinks into Dollywood. Although we do not allow food or drink to be brought into the Park, Dollywood offers a wide variety of delicious foods available at our restaurants and snack vendors. (Special dietary needs should be addressed with the Foods Office prior to arrival at 865-428-9428.) However, if you would like to eat elsewhere or must leave for any reason during the day, remember to get your hand stamped and keep your admission ticket, then you can return later that same day. Dollywood does not have picnic areas at the Park, but if you would like to picnic somewhere, the Smoky Mountains National Park is a great place to visit.

Can I leave the park and return that same day?
Yes.  You will need to have your hand stamped at the exit at the Dollywood Emporium. Keep your ticket so it can be scanned when you return.

Are strollers available for rent?
A limited number of single and double strollers are available for rent on a first-come, first served basis. Single strollers are $11 (plus tax) per day, and double strollers are $14 (plus tax) per day.

What items are prohibited at the park?
Alcohol and weapons. 

Are there First Aid Stations located at Dollywood?
Yes. Dollywood staffs three Safety/First Aid Offices—one in the Jukebox Junction area near the Pines Theatre, one in Wilderness Pass near River Battle and another in the Village area near the train crossing—with medical personnel on duty at all times during park hours.

What is the smoking policy at Dollywood?
If you smoke, please utilize the many designated smoking areas indicated on the Guide Map. Smoking is strictly forbidden on all rides, queue lines, indoor theaters, attractions, shops and restaurants.

Are baby changing and nursing stations available at the park?
Baby Care Centers, located in the Showstreet and Country Fair areas, offer nursing areas, changing stations and family restrooms. There are also nursing stations available at the restrooms in Country Fair, Jukebox Junction, Market Square, The Village and Craftman's Valley near the Woodcarving Shop. Vending facilities are available at the restrooms in Rivertown Junction, Craftsman's Valley and Jukebox Junction.

Are pets allowed at Dollywood?
Although pets are not permitted inside Dollywood, the one-of-a-kind kennel, Doggywood, is available for the convenience of our Guests and their dogs.  The daily rental fee provides each dog its own water supply, and a walk area is located adjacent to the building so owners can spend time with their pets without having to leave the park. Space is limited, and reservations are highly recommended. Please call 865-428-9826 during Park operating hours. Without a reservation, all kennels at Doggywood will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. *Please note: Doggywood can only accommodate dogs.

Service animals for Guests with disabilities are allowed inside Dollywood. 

Does Dollywood offer rain checks on tickets?
If it is raining when you leave the Park and your visit is shortened by the rain, you can request a Rain Check—just ask. Rain Checks are distributed at the Season Pass Center and are valid until the end of the season. You must request the rain check on the day of your visit. Rain checks are not distributed if you leave the park without asking.

Why do my Dollywood E-Tickets only have one name listed on them?
The name on the E-Ticket is the primary ticket holder but the tickets are valid for all within your party. 

Does the after 3pm or after 6pm program apply towards these one day tickets?
Yes, if your visit (entrance) is after 3:00 p.m. (except during Smoky Mountain Christmas), please save this ticket for re-entry the next operating day. If your visit is after 6:00 p.m. during Smoky Mountain Christmas, please save this ticket for re-entry the next operating day.

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