The engineer sounds the whistle and your 20-minute mountain excursion is under way. Our authentic 110-ton coal-fired steam engine takes you on a breathtaking five-mile journey through the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains where you'll enjoy pastoral scenery and some of the most beautiful views that nature has to offer. Close your eyes and enjoy a fascinating trip back in time when travel in and out of the mountains of Pigeon Forge relied on trains like the Dollywood Express.
The Dollywood Express will begin operations two hours after park opening March 18 - June 10, 2016 and Aug. 8 - Oct. 29, 2016. Operations will begin one hour after park opening June 11 - Aug. 7, 2016 and Nov. 5, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017.Note: To support steps taken by TEMA and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood has suspended operation of the Dollywood Express through Thursday, Dec. 8. The Dollywood Express will resume operation on Friday, Dec. 9.
Special Attraction Information: Dollywood Express is subject to closures during inclement weather conditions, including lightning.