Please note that all seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Departure times are limited and are subject to closure/delays.
The engineer sounds the whistle and your 20-minute mountain excursion is underway. 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.
New Christmas Light Experience
All aboard for a very special holiday experience on the Dollywood Express! The most unique way to see our 6 million lights, this classic train ride invites you and your family to grab a seat, snuggle up and wonder at the sights and sounds of the season. Classic Christmas tunes fill the air as you watch the twinkling lights whiz by, magically changing color as you travel from land to land. This is one cherished Christmas tradition you won't want to miss!
Special Attraction Information: The Dollywood Express schedule is subject to change and closures may also occur due to maintenance or inclement weather conditions, including lightning.
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