Dollywood is a theme park located in the great Smokey Mountains in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
You’ll find plenty of attractions, dining options, gift shops, and music here at this family oriented park full of excitement.
The hours of operation vary depending on what time of year you go, but Dollywood opens as early as 9 a.m. and closes as late as 8 p.m.
The admission prices are as follows: adults and children through the ages of 12 and 59 are $55.90; seniors over 60 are $52.50; kids ages 4 to 11 are $44.70; children under 3 are free.
You can also purchase season passes for a relatively low price, they are from $76-$89 depending on age.
For small children needing strollers, you can rent these at the park for $10 to $15 depending on single or double occupancy.
If you want to avoid large crowds, than the site recommends going during weekdays.
There are rides and attractions for all ages including roller coasters, magic shows, and fair type rides for even the smallest of kids.
You can see a replica of Dolly’s child hood home, an old schoolhouse complete with chalk and board, and an old chapel here during your visit.
For little ones, they might enjoy the play areas they have on site. The dreamland Forest and the Timber Canyon offer small kids with lots of energy a place to climb, slide, and play while mom and dad’s relax a bit.
The entire family can fit upon the Mountain River Rampage as you float along and wait to get soaked on this ride where every time you ride it is a different experience.
For thrill seekers looking for more action, than you are in luck. Dollywood has some big roller coasters sure to fill the void.
For twists, turns, and high speeds try the Tennessee Tornado. For those wanting a more authentic roller coaster feel, than try the wooden coaster they have called the Thunderhead.
For small thrill seekers, take the little ones over to the VeggieTales Sideshow Spin to see their favorite tomato and ride the mini coaster.
For those wanting something more relaxing, or for those with children not yet ready to ride something fast, take a simple ride on the carousel.
For train enthusiasts, take a tour on the Dollywood Express. This is a real coal fired steam engine that takes you on a 5 mile ride to see the scenic views of the mountains.
Try to knock mom and dad out of the way at the Demolition Derby bumper cars, or take them for a drive on the Rockin’ Roadway, where you can “drive” classic cars on a track.
When you work up an appetite, there are plenty of items to choose from at the many food venders they have to offer.
They have an all you can eat buffet for breakfast, a 50’s retro style diner with burgers, a sandwich shop, funnel cakes, bakery, lots of ice-cream places, and a bbq restaurant. So take your pick, or either let everyone pick their favorite foods to enjoy.
Before you leave, make sure to watch at least 1 of their many musical performance shows, a comedy show, or even watch some magic being performed.
Take your kids on a wild climb at the Adventure Mountain which is new this year. It is a rope course for children and adults who are 42″ or taller and you can pick your course, you have 4 to choose from.
After all the rides, shows, and food, make sure to pick up a souvenir at one of the many gift shops. The general store or Dolly’s closet are some good options before leaving.
There is so much to do and see that you might need to purchase the season pass to be able to do everything Dollywood has to offer. Just know that this will provide lasting memories for you and your entire family for years to come.