Have a safe and enjoyable experience while visiting Dollywood and remember the following:
We do not have a limited activity ticket. Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country tickets include all rides, shows (except special ticketed events), museums, crafts and other attractions (except for our paid games).
Yes, we offer group rates for groups of 15 or more paying Guests. Our group reservation number is 865-428-9890. Groups must make reservations at least 2 weeks in advance in order to receive one (1) complimentary ticket per fifteen (15) paid. Please see our Groups section for more information.
We do not offer AAA discounts at Dollywood or Dollywood's Splash Country. However, some AAA chapters have opted to sell Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country tickets. Contact your local chapter to determine if tickets are available.
Yes. Dollywood has always been proud to assist our military families. Visit our Military Discount page for information on this discount.
If you have had a season pass within the previous 3 years, you are eligible to renew that season pass but may not qualify for renewal pricing. If it has been 4 or more years, you must purchase a new season pass. If you have received a refund on your pass or have a PreK pass, you will need to purchase a new season pass.
Season Passes are your best value if visiting more than one time during the season. You can apply your paid one-day admission toward the price of a season pass. This transaction must be made on the day of your visit before leaving the Park.
Passholders are required to have a My Dollywood Account when purchasing online. With a My Dollywood Account, you will be able to easily access your Season Pass and perks like Bring-A-Friend tickets and exclusive discounts.
On Desktop, you can navigate to the account section of the website via Sign In (if they already have an account) or Register (if they need to create an account) in the upper RIGHT of the navigation.
If you are already logged in, the word Account will appear in the upper right.
On Mobile, the Sign In or Register and Account links are in the hamburger menu in the upper LEFT.
We are excited that you are interested in purchasing a new Season Pass! To purchase a new pass or a pass that is exclusively offered to a select group, please visit the Season Pass page and make your selections. You will be sent through a page where you simply tell us how many passes of each type you would like.
Passholders are required to have a My Dollywood Account when purchasing online. After adding to cart, you will be asked for your email address for your My Dollywood Account. Your email address will be validated and you will be asked for additional information to continue with your purchasing.
We appreciate all of our passholders and have made the renewal process super easy!
Passholders are required to have a My Dollywood Account when renewing online. With a My Dollywood Account, you will be able to easily access your Season Pass and perks like Bring-A-Friend tickets plus exclusive discounts and speedy renewal.
Please visit the Account Overview page. You will be asked to Sign In if you already have an account or you can click/tap on "Registration" if you need to create
a new account.
Once within your My Dollywood Account, scroll down to the Passes module on the account overview page and click/tap on "Renew Passes". This will take you to the Passes page within your account where you can link passes, buy new passes, or renew your existing passes.
1. To link a pass: Select the "+Add Pass" option. You will need your Season Pass ID and the phone number associated with your pass.
To purchase a new pass: Go to the Season Passes page on dollywood.com.
2. When you are ready to renew your pass, the power of your My Dollywood Account comes full circle!
If the pass associated with your account is NOT eligible for renewal pricing and the pass has been voided, you will see the "Don't Renew This Pass" checked and that pass cannot be renewed.
Passes may not be eligible for renewal if any of the following are true:
If you feel this is in error, you can remove that pass from your account and then re-link it.
If you continue to have issues, let us know and we'll investigate for you.
Apologies for this! If you are receiving error code 45 on the checkout page after entering in your billing information, here are some troubleshooting techniques to resolve that:
Repeat this process for each pass you are attempting to renew and then "Add to Cart" again and if you continue to have issues, let us know and we'll investigate for you.
If you have received an email or phone call from our team regarding entitlements in your online account, you will find those entitlements under your order History within your online account.
Since we had to add these entitlements to your account after your purchase, we are unable to add them to the Entitlements section within your account. Apologies for the confusion. You can access them from the order History module within your account though. Simple click/tap the order for $0.00 Amount to get to your added entitlement(s).
After linking, purchasing or renewing your Pass from within your online account is simple! You can find your Pass ID as well as your barcode in your online account, too.
Option #1: Passes module
On your Account Overview page, click/tap on each pass to expand and see that pass's details. From there you can click/tap "View" for your digital ticket pass.
Option #2: If that doesn't reveal your Pass and you have recently renewed or purchased that Pass, try your recent Orders module.
Once there, click/tap the arrow on the far right of your recent order. Then on that next page scroll down to retrieve your digital tickets.
While you are with us, you are expected to comply with the following*:
Any Guest who fails to comply with the Terms of Sale, including without limitation those listed above, may at the discretion of Dollywood have their Ticket revoked or confiscated by Dollywood here with no refund of any amount paid therefor. Upon such revocation or confiscation, the applicable Guest and all members of their party shall have no right to remain in, on, or about the Property. Dollywood reserves the right to ban such individuals from future admission to all or any of its Properties or from participation in any Herschend Family Entertainment Activities.
*A full list of Terms and Conditions applicable to your visit are set forth in the Terms of Sale, which may be found online at Dollywood or picked up at Guest Services. Your purchase of a Ticket and entering the premises constitutes your agreement to and acceptance of the Terms of Sale.
As Dollywood's and Dollywood's Splash Country's schedules vary greatly, please check the Operating Calendar for specific operating dates and hours.
Visit Dollywood's page, Dollywood's Splash Country page or Dollywood's Destination Map. Maps are also available at Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country just inside the main entrance of the parks.
For your convenience, you may leave the park and return the same day by showing your ticket when you return. Please keep your ticket and parking receipt to show upon re-entry.
Dollywood staffs four Safety/First Aid Offices—one in the Jukebox Junction area near the Pines Theater, one in Wilderness Pass near The Plaza, one in Wildwood Grove adjacent to Hidden Hollow and another in the Village area near the train crossing—with medical personnel on duty at all times during park hours. Ask any Host for assistance or directions.
Dollywood's Splash Country
Dollywood's Splash Country has a First Aid Station located near Big Bear Plunge with medical personnel on duty at all times during park hours.
Please visit the Lost and Found Page to file a lost item claim. We will contact you through email with return options if your item is recovered. Lost and Found opens one hour after park opening and closes when all guests are out of the park.
Dollywood's Splash Country
If you lost an item at Dollywood’s Splash Country, please visit this Lost and Found Page to file a lost item claim. We will contact you through email with return options if your item is recovered. Lost and Found opens one hour after park opening and closes when all guests are out of the park.
Dollywood is located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, 35 miles southeast of Knoxville, off I-40 at Exit 407. Please see our Directions page and Destination Map for a map of the area.
Below are some resources that may be beneficial to you when searching for the right place to stay for you and your family:
Parking is $25 for all standard length vehicles and $30 for oversize length vehicles such as RVs and trailers. However, parking is FREE if you purchase a Dollywood Gold or Diamond Season Pass.*
*Initial parking fee is non-refundable for Gold and Diamond Season Passholders. Free parking applies for visits after Gold or Diamond Season Passes are purchased.
Complimentary transportation is provided to the front gate via parking lot trams from designated tram stops (Dollywood theme park only).
Preferred Parking is available at both Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country for an additional charge.
Complimentary transportation is available between Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country via the parking lot trams for all guests wishing to travel to both parks on the same day.
You will receive a parking permit when you pay $30 at the tollbooth. This allows you to park your RV in our "Permit Parking" lot. Trams provide transportation to the Front Gate. RV parking lot is not available for overnight parking or camping.
A disability license plate or hang tag must be visible. Standard parking fees apply. Along with ample disability parking, Dollywood Theme Park also provides accessible trams for those using wheelchairs during their visit.
A majority of the Park is level to gently-rolling and is thus wheelchair accessible. Please see Dollywood's accessibility page or Dollywood's Splash Country accessibility page for more information.
At Dollywood, a limited number of ECVs and wheelchairs are available to reserve once you get to the park on a first-come, first-serve basis. A portion of our ECV fleet is available for online reservations each day, and payment is required in advance.
Dollywood's Calming Room is a quiet, relaxing environment where the Guest and his/her family can feel safe and at ease.
The room is equipped with sensory items such as a weighted blanket, fiber optic strands and a teepee. To find out more information, please call 1-800-Dollywood (1-800-365-5996) in advance of your visit to speak to an attendant at our Ride Accessibility Center. When you visit the park, stop by the Ride Accessibility Center adjacent to the Dollywood Emporium and a Ride Accessibility Host will be able to assist you.
Please reference the Accessibility Guide for more information.
Dollywood's Splash Country
Dollywood's Splash Country's Calming Area is a private, gated environment with natural surroundings, sensory relief items and toys.
To gain access to this area when you visit the park, stop by the Hospitality Booth or the Safety Office and a Host will assist you. Please reference the Accessibility Guide for more information.
Depending on the time of year, some days at Dollywood can be less crowded than others. For instance, in the spring, Thursdays are less crowded. In the summer, try for Wednesday or Thursday. In the fall, you might consider weekdays. During the Christmas season, weekdays are your best bet. Our operating days and hours vary; please check our Calendar.
If you visit Dollywood on Sunday, join us for our non-denominational morning worship service at 11:30 a.m. each Sunday in the Robert F. Thomas Chapel located in the Craftsman's Valley. (During our Smoky Mountain Christmas celebration, the service begins at 5:30 p.m.)
We have all-day lockers available for your convenience at the Front Gate for only $15 for the day.
We also have Floating Lockers available throughout the park. Ride to ride floating locker rentals are available at Wild Eagle, Mystery Mine, FireChaser Express, Daredevil Falls, Barnstormer, River Rampage, Tennessee Tornado, Country Fair, & Lightning Rod. These lockers are a one-time fee of $10 for the day. This means you can rent and float from locker to locker without having to pay for each new locker.
All lockers are sold on a first come, first serve basis.
Instead of carrying your purchases around, please take advantage of our convenient and complimentary Package Pickup service. Purchases of $25 or more as well as fragile or oversized items from our merchandise shops will be delivered to the Dollywood Emporium for you to pick up as you exit the Park at the end of your day.
Simply let the merchandise Host know that you’d like to use Package Pickup. You’ll receive a card indicating the time your item(s) will be ready. Then when you are finished enjoying the Park, proceed to the Dollywood Emporium to the Package Pickup counter where your item(s) will be waiting!
Package Pickup is offered on purchases made prior to two hours before Park closing. For your convenience, Package Pickup is staffed until Park closing.
If it is raining when you leave the Park and your visit is shortened by the rain, you can request a Rain Check—just ask. Rain Checks are distributed at the Ticket Annex, Guest Services and any one-day ticket window and are valid until the end of the season. Rain Checks are not available for Season Passholders.
Regardless of how well you plan, it's still easy to forget something. The Dollywood Emporium, Gazebo Gifts, Mine Shaft, Ranger Supplies, Temple's Mercantile and Hillside General Store have an assortment of over-the-counter medications, sunscreen, bandages and other items that might come in handy.
After your day on park, should you need minor assistance with your vehicle, call 865.428.9463 for Dollywood’s Courtesy Vehicle Assistance.
Smoky Mountain weather is very unpredictable. You should obtain an up-to-the-minute weather report prior to your visit. Simply use the zip code "37863" on the weather website or mobile app of your choice.
Making a day at Dollywood a little more convenient for our youngest guests-but, most especially their parents-resulted in the addition of our new Baby Care Center. Located in Showstreet, the facility offers several amenities in a pleasant, climate-controlled environment.
Dollywood's Baby Care Center located in Showstreet offers a private feeding and diapering facility. Restrooms with vending facilities are in Rivertown Junction, Craftsman's Valley, Country Fair and Jukebox Junction. Restrooms with nursing stations are found in Country Fair, Jukebox Junction, Market Square, The Village and Craftman's Valley near the Woodcarving Shop.
Children can ride if they meet the minimum height requirement established by the ride’s manufacturer to ensure Guest safety. To determine which rides are suitable for your child, please visit Dollywood’s Centralized Measuring station located between the Ride Accessibility Center and Rental Services on Showstreet. Your child will be measured by a Dollywood Host and given a color-coded wristband which helps you and your children quickly identify which rides he or she is tall enough to ride. The coded wristbands correspond to the color-coded information displayed on signs at each ride in the Park. Taking advantage of Dollywood’s Centralized Measuring service early in the day can help you and your family avoid the disappointment and frustration of waiting in line only to discover your little ones aren’t tall enough to ride. Children can ride if they meet both the minimum height requirement and additional rider requirements as established by the ride's manufacturer to ensure Guest safety.
For the safety of our guests, children must be 13 years old or older to enter without an adult. Children 12 years old and younger must be accompanied by a supervising companion 16 years old or older. Unescorted children will not be admitted to Dollywood. If a child is excessively separated from their party, there may be consequences for the supervising companion. If parties are separated, please contact a Dollywood host with a radio or a Dollywood's Splash Country Security Officer.
Family restrooms featuring their own private entrance are located in Country Fair, Owens Farm, Wilderness Pass and Showstreet.
Several Dollywood eateries offer kids' meals. You'll find them at Aunt Granny's, Miss Lillian's Smokehouse and Fried Chicken, Hickory House BBQ, Grandstand Café, Red's Diner and Victoria's Pizza.
We hope it doesn't happen, but prepare just in case your little one gets separated from you. Parents should contact the first available host for assistance if a child is lost. Also, take time upon arrival to point out uniformed Dollywood Hosts or Security personnel to your child and encourage him/her to seek help from this individual if lost. If your child is old enough, designate an easy-to-find meeting place to gather if someone gets lost.
When members of a group do not meet minimum height requirements, Dollywood’s “Parent Swap” program provides hassle-free boarding of rides and attractions. Dollywood’s “Parent Swap” is easy; here’s how it works: The entire group enters through the regular Guest line where the ride Host will explain and facilitate the “Parent Swap.” (Strollers and/or loose articles are not permitted.) One adult waits with the child in a secure area (i.e., behind the loading gate or the ride exit gate; a Dollywood Host will direct you to the appropriate location.) while the rest of the group rides the attraction. Once the group returns, the adults will “swap” places with each other. On some rides, other group members may be allowed to ride again for the second half of the “swap.” After the “Parent Swap,” Guests will exit with other riders.
You can bring your own or Dollywood offers strollers for rent on a first-come, first-served basis. The fee is $18 for a single; $20 for a double. If you bring your own stroller, they may be carried onto our trams but must be free of little passengers. Whether you rent or own, check for signs identifying designated stroller parking areas at each venue or attraction. It's also a good idea to provide easily recognizable identification for your stroller. Available on a first-come first-serve basis.
Any park restaurant (this does not include concession stands) can assist you with warming a bottle. Please ask any host for assistance. Although there is no microwave available, Dollywood's Baby Care Center located in Showstreet offers a private feeding and diapering facility.
Weapons and alcoholic beverages are not permitted on Dollywood Property.
Footwear without heel straps is not permitted on Barnstormer, Sky Rider, Waltzing Swinger, and Wild Eagle.
If you smoke, please utilize the many designated smoking areas indicated on the Guide Map. Smoking is strictly forbidden on all rides, queue lines, indoor theaters, attractions, shops and restaurants.
After careful consideration of park policies across the nation, consultation with health and safety experts and much consideration of the welfare of our guests and employees alike, we are unable to allow coolers, food or drinks into Dollywood or Dollywood's Splash Country. Although we do not allow food or drink to be brought into the Park, Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country offer a wide variety of delicious foods available at our restaurants and snack vendors. However, guests are allowed to bring one unopened bottle of water per person.
If you would like to eat elsewhere or must leave for any reason during the day, remember to keep your keep your admission ticket or Season Pass, then you can return later that same day by showing that ticket or Season Pass.
Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country offer a variety of options for Guests who must make nutritional needs considerations. For more information concerning dining options for Guests with food allergies, please see this Dollywood's page, Dollywood's Splash Country page or contact our Foods Department at 865-428-9428.
Staying well hydrated is an important part of a fun day, so we offer complimentary cups of water at all park food outlet that have fountain drink capabilities. All you have to do is ask! Water fountains are located near many restrooms, or bottled water may be purchased at most food outlets.
ATMs are located in the Dollywood Emporium, near the one-day ticket windows, in Rivertown Junction at the Mountain Laurel HOME, in the Village at Temple's Warehouse & Mercantile, in Country Fair near Skeeball and in Wilderness Pass across from Wilderness Pass Plaza.
Dollywood's Splash Country
An ATM is located at the front entrance of Riverside Trading Post.
No. Personal checks are not accepted.
American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover. A valid photo ID is required to be presented at time of all credit card purchases. Also, the name on the photo ID must match the name on the credit card.
Yes. Dollywood’s easy-to-use TimeSaver line management system lets you avoid long show lines at select shows and rides. Click here for a complete listing of shows and rides available to TimeSaver users. Plus, learn more about TimeSaver and how you can enjoy More Time, Less Wait!
Dollywood's Splash Country
Yes. Dollywood’s Splash County's easy-to-use TimeSaver H2O line management system lets you avoid long lines at select rides. Click here for a complete listing of rides available to TimeSaver H2O users. Plus, learn more about TimeSaver H2O and how you can enjoy More Time, Less Wait!
If you’re visiting Dollywood with children under 48 inches in height (or you’re just not sure), make sure to visit the park’s Centralized Measuring station located located next to the Dollywood Emporium across from the Southern Gospel Hall of Fame as you enter the park. Your child will be measured by a Dollywood Host and given a color-coded wristband. The wristband helps you and your children quickly identify which rides he or she is tall enough to ride, based on the minimum height requirements established by the ride manufacturers to ensure Guest safety. The coded wristbands correspond to the color-coded information displayed on signs at each ride in the Park. Taking advantage of Dollywood’s Centralized Measuring service early in the day can help you and your family avoid the disappointment and frustration of waiting in line only to discover your little ones are not tall enough to ride.
At each Dollywood ride and attraction, you’ll find a posted symbol indicating its intensity. Three symbols are used throughout the Park: a black diamond, a blue square and a green circle. Along with watching the actual ride or attraction, the symbols are posted to help Guests make a more informed decision as to whether or not they wish to participate. The black diamond indicates a high thrill attraction; the blue square indicates a moderate thrill attraction; and the green circle indicates mild thrill attraction.
There are a variety of shows and entertainment throughout the Park which are free with your admission ticket except for our special ticketed events. Please see our Entertainment section for more information.
Each January and February the Entertainment department conducts auditions in several cities and at Dollywood. Please call 865-428-9553 or see our Auditions page for more information.
Refer to the Entertainment Schedule and Park Map upon arrival or online (when available) before you arrive. Then, identify any shows that you wish to see, locate the appropriate theater, and plan your day accordingly. Theater seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, so planning ahead can be helpful. Tickets are not required for Dollywood shows (with the exception of special concerts). However, our TimeSaver Pass is offered for an additional fee which can help you save time by avoiding long lines.
Doggywood® is a one-of-a-kind, climate-controlled indoor dog care facility located at Dollywood that is offered to Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country guests. Doggywood is constructed in the style of a rustic Smoky Mountain cabin. For owners who really want to “pamper their pooch,” four cottages are available, or smaller kennels are available. An additional amount will be charged for each additional dog sharing a kennel or cottage. The daily rental fee provides each dog its own water supply. Space is limited, and reservations are highly recommended.
Please visit the Doggywood page to make a reservation for a kennel or cottage or for more information. Proof of rabies and Bordetella are required at check in. Without a reservation, all kennels at Doggywood will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
*Please note: Doggywood can only accommodate dogs.
Pets are not permitted. Dollywood welcomes service animals on a leash or harness, but service animals are not permitted to participate in the attractions.
October 20, 2022
Not everyone visiting theme parks is there seeking a thrill. Yes, sometimes you go to try out a bucket list of rides. Other times you go for food, adventure, or to make special memories with your friends or family that don't (or can't) involve the big roller coasters. So, if you're wondering what other types of things you can do at Dollywood to still have a great time that don't involve thrill rides, you're in for a treat. Here are eight non-coaster attractions I think everyone should try at least once.
March 10, 2022
Editor's Note: This post was updated March 14, 2023.
I polled our Contact Center hosts who take guest calls to put together a helpful Q&A for you. Here's a list of the most-commonly asked questions we're getting lately-with answers! I divided it into three main categories.
March 06, 2020
It's a valid question. I get it. Is there enough for my children to do during our visit at Dollywood, or should we wait until they're older? As a mother of two young boys, I weigh this question against what it requires to wrangle my very active guys when considering things to do this fall. If they're going to be bored, the answer is going to be a hard no. I mean, they're not ready to sit through most shows, and they're not very tall, so what can they actually do? At Dollywood, I speak from experience when I tell you there's easily enough to entertain young kids for a day-plus many more! I have a preschooler …