Ultimate Guide to Dollywood®: Coupons, Discounts, and Deals

September 25, 2021

Are you looking for a down-home adventure hosted by the queen of country herself, Dolly Parton? Then, pack your bags, and get ready to visit the award-winning Dollywood® theme park. 

Experience a day filled with music, love, laughter, and rides all set against the rustic beauty of the Smoky Mountains. Dollywood® and Dollywood Splash Country Park® offer something for everyone in your family, from thrilling roller coasters like Daredevil Falls to tantalizing sweets like the infamous Cinnamon Bread at Grist Mill. 

Now before you pull out your cowboy boots and hightail it to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, it’s time to start planning! With our step-by-step guide, you’ll get the inside scoop on all of the Dollywood® ticket discounts, savings, and deals to be had. 

Discounted Tickets:

As with many theme parks, the longer your stay, the more you will save! You can choose from a variety of different Dollywood ticket packages that include options for both parks. If you do not need additional hotels or entertainment bundled with your discount Dollywood tickets, these are great ticket options.

2-day park admission - SAVE  up to $20 per day

2 day 2 park admission - SAVE  up to $60 per day

3 day 2 park admission - SAVE up to $15 per day

After you have had the chance to experience the magic of Dollywood, you and your family might want to revisit the park. You are in luck! You can apply your Dollywood one-day admission tickets towards the price of a season pass upgrade which will pay for itself in just two visits! On the same day of your visit, present your admission ticket to any front window to purchase your upgrade.

Ticket Packages & Bundles:

Want to level up your Dollywood savings? Cash in on amazing Dollywood deals like saving up to 13% when you book an additional activity, like the Smoky Pink Mountains Jeep Tour or the famous LumberJack Feud show

To save both time and money, it pays to stay close to Dollywood. Preserve your vacation budget by staying in a hotel by Pigeon Forge. Spend less time driving to the park and more time making Dolly-worthy memories when you bundle your tickets and Dollywood hotel vacation package

SAVE as much as 13%** Dollywood + show

SAVE as much as 10% Dollywood + hotel vacation package

***travelers have saved up to this and more depending upon their travel dates.

Free Things in Park:

There is a lot to see and do at Dollywood; to get the most bang for your buck, come raring to go! We highly recommend downloading the Dollywood app, which lets you know up-to-the-minute information about ride times, special promotions, exclusive offers, and show schedules. 

Speaking of incredible entertainment, Dollywood is known for its variety of shows and entertainment throughout the park which features the best of country, bluegrass, Southern gospel, and Appalachian music. These live performances, like the standout ‘Forever Country’ show, are completely free. 

Military Discounts:

Did you know that you can receive a 30% discount on a one-day Dollywood admission ticket as a member of the US military service? Dollywood is a firm supporter of military families and can even assist you in upgrading to a discounted season pass if you wish to extend your visit. 


Always be sure to check the official Dollywood promotions page before your trip, as there are often special seasonal events and promos going on which can score you discounts on Dollywood resorts, parking, and even priority park access. 


Forgo the $20/day rate for parking on-site and instead catch the local trolley, which will take you from Pigeon Forge to Patriot Park and then onto Dollywood for $3. If you happen to be staying outside of Pigeon Forge, parking is free at Patriot Park, and shuttle to and from there will only cost $2.50.


Although you cannot bring your own food or snacks inside the park, you can bring your own water bottle, and Dollywood has plenty of free refill stations scattered throughout the park. 


The food at Dollywood is finger-licking good, and there are some more moderately priced dining options such as Granny Ogles Ham n’ Beans. Nonetheless, if you are aiming to stick to your budget, take advantage of your entrance stamp, which allows you to re-enter the park at any time throughout the day and pack a cooler picnic or snack to leave in your car.

Bring Your Own:

Another way to embrace your budget Dollywood vacation is to bring your own:

  • Stroller
  • Poncho/Rain Jacket
  • Backpack/Storage Device

All of these items can be purchased inside the park ($13-16 for a stroller rental and $10-15 for a locker rental), but you can easily avoid these charges by planning ahead.

Ready to Start Saving?

No matter when you choose to visit this treasure of the Great Smoky Mountains, you’re in for a wild, country time. From the nation’s first dual-launch family coaster to the intoxicating melodies of Southern Bluegrass, Dollywood has charm and attractions to spare. 

To make sure you get the most out of the theme park, both US Today and Trip Advisor call “one of the best in the world,” start planning your Dollywood vacation today with our Insiders Guide to Dollywood®.

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