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.
Please check the show schedule for more information about the train run times.
During Summer Celebration and Smoky Mountain Christmas last train departs 1 hour and 15 minutes before park closing. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure time. Gates close 5 minutes before departure time.
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. Please check the Dollywood app for the latest departure time.