Thrills in the Hills

Dollywood celebrates its eleventh annual Thrills in the Hills July 12-13, 2019, with all of the behind-the-scenes access and information that coaster enthusiasts have come to love from this thrilling event.

Check out what makes some of your favorite Dollywood attractions work during behind-the-scenes tours, enjoy exclusive ride time and experience the great foods for which the park is known! Exclusive ride time means you’ll get to experience more thrills, more speed and more fun on Dollywood’s world-class rides, while the behind-the-scenes tours mean you’ll be able to enjoy a rare glimpse of what makes Dollywood so great!

Check-in for the event takes place during the evening of Friday, July 12, with a special reception and ERT.

The event continues on Saturday, July 13, with an early morning behind-the-scenes tour and breakfast. Saturday also includes a catered lunch, reserved seating during one of Dollywood’s award-winning shows, an evening snack and ERT. Everyone receives a free event t-shirt and event-themed swag, as well as free event parking. To guarantee your shirt size, please order by July 1. Directions for submitting your shirt size will be included on your print-at-home tickets.

Dollywood’s Splash Country is available as an add-on experience on July 14. Please see ticket options to include Splash Country as part of your Thrills in the Hills weekend!


Explore Our Rides

Drop Line

Drop Line is a 20-story tall free-fall experience that towers over Timber Canyon and provides an incredible view of the park before its thrilling finish.


Tennessee Tornado

What happens when a mighty twister sweeps through an old Tennessee Mining Company? Locals say the swirling winds twisted ore into what we now call the Tennessee Tornado.

Lightning Rod

Lightning Rod

Themed after a tricked out 1950s-era hot rod, Lightning Rod® launches riders from zero to 45 mph more than 20 stories up its lift hill to one of the ride’s first airtime moments.