The 5 Best Dollywood Rides for Kids

February 22, 2022

Curious about which are the best Dollywood rides for kids? Read on.

There's no doubt about it—Dollywood tickets are a fantastic way for families to have fun. The Pigeon Forge theme park is host to entertaining shows, unique festivals, and plenty of attractions that are just right for kids. There are even whole sections of Dollywood devoted to kids, so parents can be certain their little one won't miss out on the family fun. Read on to find out which rides your little ones will love the most!

Close up of two little girls sitting near a garden at Dollywood eating popcorn on a sunny day in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA

photo credit: Dollywood via Facebook

The Country Fair

is a special area of the park designed with kids in mind. Some of the best Dollywood rides for kids are found here. Families can hop aboard the Amazing Flying Elephants, fly atop the Busy Bees, go for a leisurely spin on Lucky Ducks and then join the Piggy Parade.

With the theme County Fair strongly in place, rides like the Scrambler, Ferris Wonder Wheel, and a Shooting Star drop tower ride seem right at home. The mild thrills are ideal for kids and promise familiar fun parents can trust.

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kids riding a duck ride in dollywoodFireChaser Express

Relatively new to the Dollywood attraction line-up, FireChaser Express promises roller-coaster thrills but at a slower pace. This, along with a height requirement of only 39 inches, ensures almost every family member can participate.

Even though speeds reach only 34mph, the coaster adds unique touches like blasting riders forwards and backward and the "trick track" section where the passenger trains twist from side to side.

View of the back of kids at the start of the a rollercoaster ride at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA

photo credit: Dollywood via Facebook

Rockin' Roadway

Rockin' Roadway, you don't have to be 16 to drive. Kids can climb behind the wheel of a classic Corvette, Thunderbird, or even a Cadillac and take their parents for a spin.

Don't worry, parents—the speeds are kept at a minimum! The track is themed as a scenic route down a country road from the 1950s with pop culture Shave billboards dotting the roadside.

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Close up of two kids in a silver car on the Rocking' Roadway at Dollywood on a sunny day in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA

photo credit: Dollywood via Facebook

River Battle

Kids love this ride! Climb aboard one of eight themed water rafts, equipped with powerful soaker guns, and prepare for a river battle! Riders can shoot water at other passengers and over 100 targets along the way. Beware, though, some of the targets shoot back!

You can also shoot at observers along the banks of the ride. Of course, they can shoot back, too, adding to the squirt-gun fun.

Close up of the River Battle ride with people on it shooting water guns at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA

photo credit: Dollywood via Facebook

Village Carousel

Village Carousel offers nostalgic family fun. Those of all ages can ride this beautifully painted carousel, featuring more than 60 distinct animals, including a lead horse named "Dolly."

Whether you share a ride with your little one or let them gallop out on their own, the memories made are priceless.

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Close up of the horse on the Village Carousel on a sunny day at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA

photo credit: The Gatlinburg Lodge at SmokyMountainViews.com via Facebook

So Much Fun for Everyone!

These are just some of the best Dollywood rides for kids. Add them to your day at Dollywood, and you're sure to see smiles all around!

For even more fun, package your Dollywood Tripster tickets with other family-friendly attractions like:

Dollywood & Dolly Parton's Stampede Ticket Combo

Or, grab tickets to WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge. Kid's go nuts for the wacky and educational entertainment that spans over 35,000 square feet.

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Which is your kiddo's favorite ride at Dollywood?

Let us know in the comments below!

    • Teresa says:

      Hello Sandy! We are currently working on updating several articles, including this one. Happy reading and traveling!

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