|The park's major attractions are Wild Eagle, Thunderhead, Mystery Mine, Tennessee Tornado, the Barnstormer, Splash Battle, and Daredevil Falls. Firechaser Express, a unique multi-launching family coaster is a nice addition.. The park also has many hidden gems in attractions like Blazing Fury, the Slidewinder and the Dollywood Express, which features a trip through the foothills of the Smoky Mountains on an authentic steam engine. For the kids, there is plenty to do in the Country Fair section, with attractions ranging from a carousel to a kiddie coaster themed to VeggieTales. A zipline attraction is also available as an upcharge. |
|The park is world famous for its food. From barbeque to good old-fashioned country home cooking to hamburgers, the park has just about everything to satisfy the whole family.
If you are looking for sit-down restaurants there are Granny Ogle's Ham N' Beans, Aunt Granny's All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, and Mrs. Lillian's Chicken House. If you like to eat on the run, there are Apple Jack's Sandwich Shop, Hickory House BBQ, and Market Square, where cheese steaks are cooked on an open skillet right in front of your very eyes!
For that sweet tooth, you CANNOT miss the cinnamon bread at the Grist Mill! Funnel cakes and kettle corn are also available throughout the park.
For more information, please check the official park website:
|The park opens in late March and closes on the last weekend of the year. Check the official website for exact operating hours at: |
|Established Seasonal events|
|The following festivals are held every year at the park: Festival of Nations, which is held between March and April; KidsFest, which is held between June and August; the Southern Gospel and Harvest Celebration, which is held between September and October; and Smoky Mountain Christmas, which is held from November to the end of operating season. |
|Access & Location|
|The park is located at 1198 McCarter Hollow Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37862.
-Off Interstate 40, take Exit 407 toward Sevierville/Pigeon Forge /Gatlinburg.
-Follow TN Hwy. 66 South, which becomes US 441.
-At Traffic Light #8 in Pigeon Forge, turn left and follow the signs to Dollywood.
For an alternate route:
-Take Exit 407 off I-40 and head toward Sevierville/Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg.
-Follow TN Hwy. 66 South which becomes US 441.
-Take a left at US 411/Dolly Parton Pkwy.
-Turn right onto Veterans Blvd at Traffic Light 17.1.
-The park will be on your left. (Look for the Dollywood sign.)
Another option to access the park is with the Dollywood Trolley. See the following website for details:
|The park is located within close vicinity of a number of hotels, motels, cabins, and RV lodgings. Vacation packages are available at:|
|Virtual Queue Options|
|The park offers a very reasonably priced Q2Q Line Management System, which can be used for select rides and shows. For availability and pricing please visit: |
|To some who visit Dollywood, the shows it offers are just as important as the rides. The park offers a wide array of permanent and seasonal shows.
Some of the show offerings include Country's Crossroads (traditional and contemporary country), Dreamland Drive-In (pop music from the 50's and 60's), and Dolly's Family Reunion (music written by Dolly Parton).
If you happen to be visiting the park during a Smoky Mountain Christmas, be sure to check out Dollywood's Babes in Toyland.
Exact show locations can be found on your park map and for a list of seasonal shows, please check the park's website: