First things first: A Gold Season Pass is always going to be the best value if you visit Dollywood two or more times in a season. Always. See this page for why. If you find yourself Googling “Dollywood Deals” (looking for information other than Season Passes), then this post is for you.
Check Our Website
My first piece of advice—always check our website for Dollywood Special Offers and Dollywood’s Splash Country Special Offers. It’s not uncommon that we’ll run a promotion that may be online only, for example.
Our current deals are pretty GREAT:
Hopefully, I’ve already satisfied your reason for clicking into this blog, but if you want more ways to save, keep on reading.
Inside the Parks
If you ask me, the best deals once you’re inside Dollywood or Dollywood’s Splash Country are the refillable souvenir mugs and popcorn buckets. Refills on Coke products are only $.99! Use the mug throughout the day AND when you return in the same season. For those who like sodas and popcorn, this is a great value.
For those who prefer water, know that you can ask for a complimentary cup of water anywhere there is a soda fountain. Keeping you hydrated is very important to us!
Because time is money, here are a few services I think you should know about for “best value.”
- Centralized Measuring– have your child measured as soon as you arrive at either Dollywood or Dollywood’s Splash Country so you will know which attractions you can ride. They will get a wrist band so that you don’t have to stop to be measured at every ride.
- Package Pick-Up– find something you really want to buy, but don’t want to lug it around as you enjoy Dollywood? Send it to the Emporium where it will wait on you until you’re ready to leave. It’s a free service.
- TimeSaver– If you already know you know you want to cram in as much time riding rides as possible, consider purchasing a TimeSaver pass (or TimeSaver H2O at the water park). There are multiple options for you to choose from and on crowded days, it’s money well-spent.
One of the reasons you put a resort destination on your list is because of all the options in one place. It’s convenient and makes your life easier. The Dollywood Company offers a theme park, water park, resort, cabins, and dinner shows. Instead of purchasing these experiences a la carte, package them and save! Check this page for resort offers. Check this page for offers for our cabins guests.
Know before you go. Don’t hesitate when the forecast isn’t sunshine and blue skies because Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country offer Rainchecks! Theme park insiders will tell you—overcast days are the best days to visit because the potential for rain scares many visitors away. And, if the weather doesn’t cooperate, then you get your raincheck to return another day! It’s a win-win, really.
Another trip planning tidbit is you can take the trolley from Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge to Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country for $.50 per person. Granted, it’s not as convenient and you won’t have vehicle assistance when you lock your keys in the car or have a flat tire, but if you’re looking to save money, it’s an option.
Dollywood offers true value when you consider the number of rides, shows, museums and fun that is included with your admission. I hope you’ll visit us soon so you can get to know our park and all there is to enjoy!