Two things I really love are traveling and finding savings for things I like-and like to do. Coupons and cabins, bargains and the beach, discounts and dining out – okay, I’m sure you get the picture of my almost obsession with finding ways to save and do activities with friends and families that we all love.
One of the easiest ways to combine these two areas is a Dollywood Season Pass! Literally from the time Dollywood opened 36 years ago until the 2021 season, the park has been committed to making the value of a Season Pass the best family fun option out there. Did you know that a Season Pass is less than the cost of two one-day admission tickets? So, if you come just two days this year, it will literally pay for itself? That’s my kind of Dollywood deal!
Maybe you live several hours away from the Great Smoky Mountains and are wondering if a Dollywood Season Pass really is the best way to go. Here’s why my answer to that is a definite YES!
Let’s say you are coming for a week and looking for things to do this summer to stay at a mountain cabin. You’re bringing the grandparents and your children – and maybe even a random aunt (that would be someone like me who always asks to be invited on a Dollywood outing!) and a cousin or two, and even some of your kids’ friends are making the vacation trip with you. Your group is staying for seven days and nights. And while you definitely have a few other activities you want to do during that weeklong stay, everyone wants to ride lots of rides at Dollywood and see every show on the entertainment schedule. But you know from experience that it’s hard to do everything everyone wants in just one summer day.
When you get a Season Pass, your family fun flexibility for your vacation week now becomes SO easy! You can spend a couple of hours every day, spend two full days and another half day or two, or come each evening for dinner and stay for coaster riding after dark and nightly fireworks (if you come June 25 through July 31 for our Summer Celebration). The name of the game becomes options, options and more options – and if you are staying at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, it’s even easier because you hop on the trolley and go back and forth at your leisure! Little ones can play in the morning and come back for a nap, then take in more fun at Dollywood late afternoon or evening. And if part of the family wants to go for a hike in the Smokies, but the grandparents and some cousins who’ve come along for the fun want to go see a couple of shows at Dollywood, it’s as easy as pulling that Dollywood Season Pass out, then relaxing with a Spotlight Bakery treat and a show.
A Dollywood Season Pass also offers some additional great discounts at the theme park. For example, if you are going to visit during Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival (April 23-June 7), you can take advantage of a discount on the special event’s new Festival Dining Pass. Or you might want to visit one of our dinner shows like Dolly Parton’s Stampede or Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show – you’ll get a discount on tickets there, too.
So, whether you’re from Rome (Georgia!) or Roanoke, Nashville or North Carolina, Huntsville or Louisville or anywhere in between, Dollywood has your (season) pass to fun and family time at a price that makes the vacation planning both easy and affordable. And you probably have so much fun that you’ll want to come visit again in the fall to see the plethora of pumpkins and music at Dollywood’s Harvest Festival featuring Great Pumpkin LumiNights or plan for memory-making holiday moments at the Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival. And why not? Your season pass makes all these experiences a bonus, because your pass includes every day of the 2021 season at just one price.
What are you waiting for? My bargain-hunting heart is racing – because I know I’m going to combine savings with the fun of coasters, culinary delights, cool shows and the best memories available with the people I love the most.