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Media Admission Request Policy

Dollywood welcomes the working news media. Our media admissions policy provides member of the working media the opportunity to become familiar with our parks’ many story angles. It also allows members of the working media and a guest the opportunity to enjoy the park. This courtesy is extended only to active members of the working news media (see detailed list below). Administrative, sales and/or retired personnel are not included. The qualifying media representative MUST accompany his or her party, and a photo ID is required to acquire tickets.

Please read the admission policy prior to completing and submitting the Media Ticket Request form. Requests that do not comply with this policy will not be honored. Working members of the news media in the following categories qualify:

  • Print Media: Publishers, Editors, Reporters, Writers, Photographers
  • Broadcast Media: Station Managers, Producers, News Directors, Assignment Editors, Promotional Directors, and "On Air" Personnel including anchors/hosts/DJs, reporters and photographers.
  • Freelance Writers who provide confirmation of assignment.

For those who qualify:

  • A maximum of two (2) complimentary tickets per one-time visit during the operating season (please refer to the applicable park’s operating calendar) are offered.
  • Complimentary media admissions do not include separately ticketed concerts or special events.
  • Request for tickets must be submitted via the Media Ticket Request form at least three business days prior to your visit.
  • Tickets are printed for the day of your visit only at the Information Window located at the Dollywood Information Center at the intersection of traffic light 8 and the Parkway in Pigeon Forge (just beneath the Dollywood billboard/marquee).
  • Working crews (including still photography) must be escorted by a Dollywood Public Relations representative at all times. No motorized vehicles can be used to transport equipment in the park during operating hours.

Working Visits

Members of the working media who wish to visit one of our Dollywood properties to gather information for a story must contact a Public Relations Representative

Pete Owens, Sr. Public Relations Manager at powens@dollywood.com; 865-428-9486

Trish McGee, Public Relations Manager at tmcgee@dollywood.com or 865-428-9601

Wes Ramey, Publicist at wramey@dollywood.com or 865-428-9484

Dawn Copley, Publicist at dcopley@dollywod.com or 865-428-9629

All requests for complimentary tickets MUST BE submitted via the Media Ticket Request form.  No phone requests or emails will be accepted.