Dollywood Tickets: Prices, Discounts and Where to Buy

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Dolly Parton is one of the most beloved entertainers ever, and Dollywood, the theme park that bears her name, is filled with tributes to the legendary performer and songwriter. Located near the Smoky Mountain town in which she grew up, the park is overflowing with live music and shows and is home to some truly world-class roller coasters (such as Lightning Rod) and other compelling rides and attractions. It also boasts Dollywood's Splash Country, a separate-admission, outdoor water park, as well as a fabulous hotel (with another one on the way). Daily tickets cost $84 when purchased online. Dollywood offers discounts, such as hotel and tickets packages. You might want to consider season passes if you plan on visiting the parks more than once per year.

How Much Are Tickets to Dollywood?

  • Single-day, Regular (ages 10 to 61) passes to Dollywood: $84
  • Single-day Child or Senior (ages 4 to 9 and 62 to 99) passes to Dollywood: $74
  • Single-day, Regular (ages 10 to 61) passes to Dollywood's Splash Country: $49.95
  • Single-day Child or Senior (ages 4 to 9 and 62 to 99) passes to Dollywood's Splash Country: $39.95

To receive the prices above, tickets need to be purchased online in advance at Dollywood’s official Web site. The parks use an advance reservation system for admission, and tickets are tied to specific dates. The tickets are valid within five operating days of the reserved date.

Dollywood is a pay-one-price park, and admission includes unlimited rides, shows, and attractions. The park’s festivals, including Smoky Mountain Christmas, are included with admission.

Discount Pricing

Two-Park Tickets

If you want to visit the water park, you should consider purchasing a two-park ticket. A one-day, two-park ticket that includes admission to Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country is $94 for Regular or $84 for Child or Senior–just $10 more than a ticket to Dollywood alone.

Hotel Packages

Dollywood frequently offers “Stay-andPlay” packages that include lodging at either Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort or the off-site cabins it operates along with tickets to the parks at discounted rates.

Season Pass

If you plan on visiting Dollywood at least twice in a year, consider purchasing a season pass. In 2021, the cost is $149–less than two single-day tickets. For $50 more, or $199, a Super Pass includes unlimited admission to Dollywood's Splash Country as well as Dollywood. The resort also offers a Super Pass + Water Park Dining for $239. It tosses in a meal and a snack each time the pass holder visits Dollywood's Splash Country.

Other Dollywood Discounts

  • There is plenty to see and do at Dollywood, so you might want to consider getting multi-day tickets, which cost considerably less than purchasing multiple single-day tickets. A two-day Regular ticket to Dollywood is $99, or $15 more than a single-day ticket. A three-day Regular ticket is $109, or $10 more than a two-day ticket. Discounted two-park tickets that include Dollywood's Splash Country are also available.
  • Groups of 15 or more can purchase discounted one-day Dollywood Regular tickets online for $59 each. Two-day group tickets cost $79.
  • Members of the military can get discounted one-day tickets for themselves and their family members.
  • Dollywood typically has a variety of special offers such as packages that include accommodations and tickets to one of the nearby dinner shows that Dollywood operates such as Dolly Parton's Stampede or seasonal deals to visit one of its festivals.
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Plan Your Visit

When to Go

Dollywood is open seasonally, typically from mid-March through the end of December. Crowds are often lighter in the spring and fall. Another reason to consider visiting during the off-seasons is that the park offers wonderful festivals. Spring events have included the Flower and Food Festival, the Festival of Nations, and the Barbecue and Bluegrass Festival. In the fall, Dollywood presents a Harvest Festival. Towards the end of the year, its wildly popular Smoky Mountain Christmas generally attracts huge crowds. Whatever time of year, consider visiting on rainy or overcast days (or days when inclement weather is forecast) for smaller crowds.

TimeSaver

On days when wait times are likely to be long for the rides, consider purchasing TimeSaver, Dollywood’s line-skipping device. It comes in two varieties. The regular TimeSaver lets visitors bypass the regular lines on eight attractions and make unlimited reservations for shows. The higher-priced TimeSaver Unlimited allows users to book as many ride reservations as they wish.

Dining

The food is a cut above typical park fare at Dollywood. Among the highlights are Aunt Granny’s Restaurant, which offers a large variety of dishes at its buffet. You haven’t truly lived until you’ve tried the heavenly cinnamon bread at The Grist Mill. Market Square Big Skillets serves steak and sausage sandwiches prepared, as advertised, in humongous skillets. The sight, smell, and sizzle of the skillets make the dishes nearly irresistible.

Retreats and Canopies

Dollywood’s Splash Country offers a variety of private retreats and canopies for rent. They accommodate up to 10 guests and include different configurations and amenities depending on the cost.

Accommodations

The well-appointed Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort offers rooms that are spacious and exceptionally comfortable, The hotel features family-friendly touches such as bunk beds and daily activities for children. The rates are reasonable and include compelling benefits such as complimentary parking, free shuttle service to Dollywood and Splash Country, early admission to Dollywood, and a dedicated entrance to the park that bypasses the front gate lines.

Perhaps the best benefit is that all resort guests with Dollywood tickets receive complimentary TimeSaver passes. That alone can make staying at the DreamMore a great value. The resort’s Song and Hearth restaurant, which features buffet dinners and breakfasts, is quite good. The DreamMore also offers a spa.

A second hotel, Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort, is under construction. The five-story property will offer a large atrium and 302 rooms and suites.

Dollywood has off-site cabins as well. The full-featured cabins include kitchens and may offer amenities such as fireplaces, in-room Jacuzzis, a pool, and in-cabin, large-screen theaters. Ranging in size from one to seven bedrooms, the cabins can accommodate small as well as large groups. Guests at the cabins get all of the same amenities, such as complimentary TimeSavers and free parking, as those offered at the DreamMore. Some of the cabins are situated high in the mountains and offer stunning views of Dollywood as well as the nearby Smoky Mountain National Park.

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