Dollywood Tickets in Pigeon Forge, TN

2700 Dollywood Parks BoulevardPigeon Forge, TN 37863
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Overview

Dollywood features thrilling roller coasters, live shows, the South’s largest festivals, craftsmen demonstrations, and themed areas like Dollywood’s Wildwood Grove and Country Fair area (designed especially for kids). All included with your Dollywood Theme Park tickets. Visit and see why this Pigeon Forge theme park is one of the best in the world!

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Pigeon Forge Travel Experts
  • Home to six of the south's largest festivals.
  • All rides and shows are included with your Dollywood theme park tickets (except special ticketed events).
  • For quickest entry, the best time to arrive is an hour before the park opens or after lunch. Most guests tend to arrive between 9:30 am & 11:30 am.
  • Free ice water is available at any of the park's culinary stations, plus there are 19 water bottle refill stations.
  • Wheelchairs, strollers, and lockers are available for rent.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Re-enter the park on the same day with a hand stamp.
  • Food available throughout the park.
  • Rain checks available.
  • Dog boarding available at Doggywood for Dollywood guests. Reservations recommended.

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Joan B.

Dollywood is a Pigeon Forge vacation must! The park offers plenty to do for all ages. Plan on lots of walking. Make sure to get a park map and show schedule when you arrive. When you're thirsty, ask for a cup of water at any food stand. It's free!

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Anne Mercer

Even if rain is in the forecast, go to Dollywood. You’ll experience shorter wait times, fewer crowds, and more chances to ride your favorite coaster or ride over and over again. We walked right onto Tennessee Tornado, Wild Eagle, and Mystery Mine!

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Description

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Fun for the whole family! Dolly Parton’s Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is recognized as one of the world’s best theme parks. Spanning 160 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood theme park offers more than 50 world-class rides, high-energy entertainment, award-winning dining, and the friendliest theme park atmosphere in the world! They even received an award for being so friendly!

If you’re searching for Smoky Mountain entertainment, then you’ve found the best! Dollywood Theme Park is the perfect family entertainment! Beyond rides and attractions, Dollywood Parks & Resorts boasts live music and shows sure to entertain every member of the family. While thrill-enthusiasts will love attractions like Lightning Rod and Wild Eagle, non-riders will find plenty of entertaining options at theaters and venues across Dollywood. Between core entertainment and seasonal shows, there’s always a production to enjoy!

Festivals & Events: Dollywood's award-winning festivals and events span the entire year, celebrating each wonderful and unique season with incredible decor, delicious food, showstopping entertainment, and more!
  • I Will Always Love You Music Festival
    March 9–April 14, 2024
    Kick off the 2024 season with a festive event commemorating the art of songwriting and the stories behind the songs.
  • Flower & Food Festival
    April 19–June 9, 2024
    Explore larger-than-life blooming sculptures, dance under a picturesque umbrella sky, indulge in garden-fresh flavors, and enjoy all-new indoor and outdoor entertainment.
  • Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration
    June 15–August 11, 2024
    Sun-kissed days in the Smoky Mountains mean celebrating family fun at a place everyone can enjoy! With extended hours, there's a full day ahead, including exhilarating rides on world-class coasters, showstopping live entertainment, plus nightly fireworks and a drone spectacular.
  • Harvest Festival
    September 9–October 28, 2024
    Brilliant colors, mouthwatering flavors, and enchanting evening glow: Experience the greatest fall moments in the Smoky Mountains during America's #1 Fall Family event, as voted by USA Today readers.
  • Smoky Mountain Christmas
    November 1, 2024–January 5, 2025
    Embrace this cherished family tradition with all your senses as you discover a winter wonderland of more than 6 million twinkling lights, dozens of festive flavors, heartwarming holiday shows, and seasonal shopping tucked into the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains.


Tickets to Dollywood Theme Park include all rides, museums, crafts, and shows (except for special ticketed events).

Dollywood operates from mid-March through early January. Operating days and hours vary.



Dollywood Reviews

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Samer Awad
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
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"Greed that ruins the experience"
January 2024
While I loved the decorations and the chapel Christmas carol,I missed on riding any of rides because of outrageous lines that take one an 1/2 hours to ride one ride.I won't never go back to a place where they sell thousands of tickets and disregard people's experience standing in lines even to get a snack. The only thing I bought there was a slice of pizza and hot chocolate which isn't a typical southern food that I wanted to try but I won't never stand in a line to get some food for over an hour,so never again.
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Tip: Prepare to stand in lines for every thing and better bring your snack and food.

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Cindy Snyder
Fredericksburg , VA
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"Too crowded to enjoy"
November 2023
We bought 9 advance tickets and were unable to use 3 of them because part of our family couldn't arrive until later on the scheduled day. They were turned away because the parking lot was full. Because we were only in Gatlinburg for a few days and it rained 2 of them, we were unable to try again. The family who made it into Dollywood were unable to do much because of the crowd. Ride lines were 1 1/2 hours and the show lines weren't much better. We bought the $39 food pass and it was a waste because some of the stands ran out of food.
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Tip: Don't go around a holiday!

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Warrenton , VA
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"Tipster was so helpful"
November 2023
When spending a lot of money visiting an area for the first time, it's great to have an option like tipster to help save money to make memories and have an experience for the family.
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Tip: Be sure to read the restrictions and the process for tickets. We had wanted to use Tipster to save for Anakeesta as well as Dollywood, however Tipster made it clear that Anakeesta would require paper tickets and not scanned by phone. It would have been so much better price wise to go through Tipster but only if we could print the tickets. It was clear and allowed us not to purchase and have an issue at the location due to their disclosure which we appreciate

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Talon M.
Connersville, IN
3 Reviews
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"Amazing theme park!"
September 2023
My wife and I came on Labor Day and splurged for the medium value fast passes, which made the day so much more enjoyable to avoid wait times. But, from what we could tell the wait times were never really that bad for non-fast pass holders and wasn't more than 10-15 min on rides that didn't take the pass. There's a lot of unique shops and live music all through the park.
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Rina Moosai
Johns Creek, GA
1 Review
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"Nice Experience"
September 2023
It was a good place to visit .
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Becca Warren
Mt. Juliet, TN
2 Reviews
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"The Chick-Fil-A of theme parks!"
August 2023
The ONLY theme park worth taking a toddler to. So much to do, very family friendly, and the service is amazing!
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Tip: Download the app and look up itineraries on Dollywood Insiders before you go!

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susan Woodruff
Chapmansboro, TN
1 Review
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"Height Restrictions"
August 2023
No where does it say might want to avoid if you are taller than 6 ft 5 in tall. Because you won’t fit on the the rides. And won’t be refunded your money back.
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Krista Fabrick
1 Review
"Beautiful & Fun with Great Food!"
June 2023
My family loves roller coasters and Dollywood delivered on lots of different types of them. We went on a somewhat rainy Thursday in June and we were able to ride everything we wanted to multiple times with minimal waits. Lightning Rod was the only thing we waited for more than 15 minutes. The theme park is so pretty. - both the surrounding area and the design of the park itself. All of the food was delicious too!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dollywood

Where is Dollywood located?

Dollywood is located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at the gateway of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, just 35 miles southeast of Knoxville, off I-40 at Exit 407.

What time does Dollywood open, and Is Dollywood open year-round?

Dollywood is open from late March through early January. Dollywood is not open all days, and operating hours vary throughout the year. To view Dollywood's hours of operation, please select "View Operating Calendar" when selecting your tickets. Park hours are subject to change.

Are the park's shows included in the price of my Dollywood theme park tickets?

Yes, there are a variety of shows and entertainment options throughout the park that are free with your tickets to Dollywood theme park, excluding special-ticketed events.

What is the minimum age for children to attend Dollywood Theme Park without supervision?

For guest safety, 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.

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?

A limited number of wheelchairs and Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECVs) are available to rent on site for an additional fee. (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.)

Does my 3-year-old need a ticket to Dollywood?

Children 3 years of age and under are admitted free at Dollywood. You don't need to purchase a ticket until your child is 4 years of age.

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-served basis. Front Gate lockers and family-sized locker rentals are available for an additional fee. 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 floating lockers, which means you can rent them and float from locker to locker without having to pay for each new locker. These rentals are available for an additional fee.

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. 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.

How much is parking at Dollywood?

Parking is $25 for all standard-length vehicles, $30 for oversize length vehicles such as RVs and trailers. Preferred Parking is available at both Dollywood Theme Park and Dollywood's Splash Country Water Park for an additional charge.

Are coolers or outside food or drink allowed at Dollywood?

No, Dollywood does not allow coolers, food or drinks into Dollywood. Although Dollywood does 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. 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 and double strollers are available to rent for an additional fee.

What items are prohibited at the park?

Alcohol and weapons.

Are there First Aid Stations 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 Park 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, Wilderness Pass, 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 Craftsman's Valley near the Woodcarving Shop.

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 Dollywood 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 the park during operating hours. Without a reservation, all kennels at Doggywood will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that 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 before leaving the park.

Why do my Dollywood 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.