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10 Tips to Find the VERY BEST Dollywood Discount Tickets

Are you looking for the best deal on Dollywood Tickets for your family? Here are my 10 BEST Insider tips for finding the best Dollywood Discount Tickets for your visit to the Smoky Mountains theme park!

dollywood scenes and information on dollywood tickets

If you’re making a trip to the mountains of Tennessee, you’ll definitely want to include spending a few days at Dollywood in your plans since it’s on my list of places NOT to miss when you’re in the Smoky Mountains.

It’s a theme park that consistently tops so many “Best Of…” theme park categories and if you’re ever been, you know why.

If you haven’t, the fact that you’re researching how to find Dollywood Discount Tickets means you’re on the right track because there are so many reasons your family will love a visit to Dollywood!

Getting the best deal on Dollywood tickets definitely depends on a couple of factors. Before you head to the website to buy, consider these tips first!

Dollywood doesn’t offer many discounts or coupon codes for Dollywood tickets. So, you’re definitely going to have to be strategic when looking for the best deal. Below I’m sharing some tips I’ve gathered after being an inaugural member of the Dollywood Insiders.

If you like discount Dollywood tickets, I have a feeling you’ll love my newest post – Ways to Save Money at Dollywood. Check it out below:

2023 Dollywood Ticket Prices

First things first, let’s take a look at the current Dollywood Ticket prices. There are 3 prices for a regularly priced 1-Day Ticket to Dollywood, depending on ages.

  • Regular [Ages 10-61] – $89
  • Child [Ages 4-9] – $79
  • Senior [Ages 62+] – $79
  • Ages 3 and under – FREE

Insider Tip: Be sure to remember, Seniors DO receive discount Dollywood tickets!

Keep scrolling as I’ll show you how to get a better deal than just buying 1 day Dollywood tickets for your family!

Dollywood Season Passes explained

Season Passes vs. Daily Dollywood Tickets – which is the better deal?

You’ll likely see signs at the park and information online, sharing the benefits of Dollywood season passes. Here’s a few things to consider when you’re trying to decide between buying Dollywood tickets and season passes:

  • Location – If you live within a few hours of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, I’d definitely recommend a Season Pass!
  • Number of days you’re planning to visit – If it’s more than 2 times in a year, opt for the Season Pass.

Getting the best deal on Dollywood tickets depends on how often you plan to visit. If you’re within a few hours, I would definitely recommend a Season Pass.

Dollywood Season Passes costs LESS than 2 days at the park. If there’s even a chance that you might return during the year, this is really the way to go.

If you do decide to go with the Season Pass option, I definitely recommend getting your family the Gold Passes. New for 2023: Silver Season Passes will have blackout dates.

See all the Gold Pass privileges in this post.

If you aren’t planning on making more than one trip to Dollywood in a year, daily Dollywood tickets are your best option so let’s look at the tips on how to find Dollywood Discount Tickets.

10 Tips on how to get the best deal on Dollywood Tickets:

1. Add up to 2 extra days for LESS than the price of a Season Pass.

It used to be that you either bought a one-day Dollywood Ticket OR a Season Pass. Now, Dollywood offers the option to add an extra day or 2… still for a little less than a Season Pass.

If you know you won’t be visiting the park more than 3 days a year, this is the way to go when purchasing Dollywood tickets. Let me breakdown the Dollywood prices for these multi-day tickets for you below.

2 Day Theme Park Dollywood Tickets:

  • Regular [Ages 10-61] – $109
  • Child [Ages 4-9] – $99
  • Senior [Ages 62+] – $99
  • Ages 3 and under – FREE

3 Day Theme Park Dollywood Tickets:

  • Regular [Ages 10-61] – $119
  • Child [Ages 4-9] – $109
  • Senior [Ages 62+] – $109
  • Ages 3 and under – FREE

It’s important to keep in mind that while these Dollywood prices are cheaper than buying a Season Pass, they must be used in certain timespan. They must be used during a 5 day consecutive time period.

It’s also important to check Dollywood hours and daily operations to be sure the park is open on the day you want to visit. The park is closed on some week days during the last few months of the operating year.

It’s also important to remember that a Dollywood ticket CAN be upgraded to a Season Pass with a discount.

2. Limited Time Offers on Discount Dollywood Tickets

Depending on when your trip is planned, there may be special offers on daily Dollywood tickets. Some examples of this are:

  • Everyone Pays Kids’ Price – This is usually in late summer, August/September.
  • $55 After 5 pm Harvest Ticket – This is a discount that was offered for the first time in 2022 for anyone arriving after 5 pm on certain days of the Harvest Festival.
  • Pre-K Imagination Pass – This pass is for children born in 2018 or 2019. They will receive a FREE season pass for the 2023 year, but you must register for this pass in advance. Registration is open NOW!

3. Food City Dollywood Tickets

Food City is a local grocery chain that are big supporters of Dollywood. You’ll often find promotions at the store that includes buying a certain item to get a Dollywood discount code on your grocery receipt. Right now there are no Food City Dollywood ticket deals, but if they become available during the 2023 season, I’ll be sure to update.

I’ve even saw similar Dollywood discount tickets available at local McDonald’s and on Coca Cola products in area stores. So it’s a good idea to keep your eye out if you’re local or visiting the area.

4. Military Discount

Dollywood has always been proud to assist military families and is pleased to offer a 30% discount on one-day admission tickets. The 30% discount is only available for U.S. active or retired military, veterans, and military reservists, spouses and dependents with valid military personnel IDs.

*Because of operating restrictions, Dollywood is still advising everyone to pre-purchase tickets. Get all the details on this new ticketing system here.

5. My Insider Discount

Yes, I am a Dollywood Insider again and that means I can help you find the best discount Dollywood tickets!

If you’re visiting soon, join my exclusive Dollywood Newsletter subscriber list where I only email my favorite Dollywood friends the BEST Dollywood discounts!

6. Group Discount

If you’ll be traveling with a group of 15+, you can get a Group Discount on tickets. The discount is pretty significant and averages to be about $18 cheaper per ticket.

7. Friend with a Gold or Diamond Pass Discount

If you have a friend that is a Gold or Diamond Season Pass holder, they can purchase discount tickets for you! Gold season pass members can save $10 per ticket and Diamond season pass holders can save you $15 on a 1 day ticket to Dollywood.

There are a couple of things to keep in mind with this type of discount. These tickets can ONLY be purchased at the Dollywood front gate [no online purchases]. The season pass holder MUST be there at time of purchase.

8. Farm Bureau Dollywood Discount Tickets

If you have Farm Bureau Insurance, you can get $10 off Dollywood tickets! Just login to your account to buy the tickets online.

While I realize not everyone has Farm Bureau insurance, you can still check your insurance or even programs like AAA to see if they offer a discount on Dollywood tickets.

9. Save with Other Attractions

I’ve done some digging with this one and have been able to find that if you are a season pass holder at Silver Dollar City, Biltmore, or the Tennessee Aquarium, you can save anywhere from $5-$10 on Dollywood tickets!

I’m sure there are more, so be sure to ask if you are a yearly member at any local attractions. Don’t overlook these types of discounts!

10. Stay at a Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa

That’s right – not only will you be staying in some of the nicest properties in the Smoky Mountains, but staying at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort could help you get a great deal on Dollywood tickets.

From time to time, you can find Resort Specials that include tickets with your stay, as well!

Dollywood DreamMore Resort Room

DreamMore Resort guests get FREE door-to-door transportation [which saves on that parking fee of $25 a day] AND FREE Dollywood TimeSaver passes for everyone in your party [which is a $60 value PER PERSON].

+ Another perk to staying on property, in both DreamMore and Dollywood Cabins, is you can get there early since you’re so close, which is awesome when you’re trying to make sure you have time to ride all your favorite Dollywood rides!

Now that you have all the information on Dollywood tickets, start planning your Smoky Mountain getaway soon. Head here to plan your trip to the theme park with all the Dollywood hours and dates you’ll need to know for planning.

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While you’re here in the area, there’s SO much to do. Check out this post to see the Ultimate List of Things to Do in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee!

Will you be visiting Dollywood soon?
Which do you think is the best deal on Dollywood Tickets for YOUR family?

Holly

Wednesday 11th of January 2023

Thankyou

Debbie

Friday 5th of August 2022

Is there anywhere to buy discount tickets to dollywood in pigeon forge

Karen Shurtz

Tuesday 12th of July 2022

This is not really a comment. It’s an explanation of what has happened over the past month and then several questions. I am a 72 year old parent and grandparent. We live in western Tennessee. Our son, wife and five children (ages 1 - 9) lost their home and everything in it to fire two weeks ago. I had bought our youngest granddaughter two Little Dolly dresses with all the matching accessories, all of which were lost in the fire. All of the kids had received books from Dolly’s Reading Rainbow every month since their birth, all of which were lost in the fire. My first question is about replacing these items. Is there any possibility of getting the books replaced and a discount to replace the dresses, ruffled panties, socks, hats, etc.? My daughter, son-in-law and their four children live on the same property as me and my husband, and we have made room and moved all of them into our homes. It’s crowded, but we are managing. The second part of this message has to do with visiting Dollywood. This coming weekend my 14 year old granddaughter is competing in a national cheer competition in Myrtle Beach. My husband and I are bringing her and prior to the fire we had talked to her about coming to Dollywood. We were planning to bring the entire family at some point over the summer. However, every extra penny my daughter and I have has gone to replacing clothes for this family and food for their family of 7 and the other 10 people who live here. Is their any special programs where we could get deeply discounted tickets to bring our entire family to the park. Finally, we are coming Saturday, July 16, for the cheer competition on the 17th, and would like to travel on the 18th to your area to possibility visit Dollywood on the 19th or 20th. My husband is retired military and is 75 years old. Is there any availability at the cabins, and what would be the cost of a stay on the property and tickets for 3? FYI My husband and son loaded our big cargo trailer and brought a full load of food, water and clothing to Sevierville when the fires happened a few years back. Any help or information you can give me for my family will be very greatly appreciated.

We are all big fans of Dolly Parton, and everything she does and what she stands for!!!

Donna S Barrett

Sunday 10th of July 2022

going the week of JULY 18th with grandchildren ages 10 & 16. Want to go for 2 days to both parks. What is the cheapest way to do this and is there any discounts for anything during this time? My husband is a law enforcement officer and i am a nurse so not sure if first responders get a discount. thank you for your help. I did try to book at one of the resorts, cabins but there was no vacancy.

Natasha

Sunday 3rd of July 2022

In the past we have gotten discounts at McDonald’s when we bought a large drink but that was more than 4 years ago….. do they still do that?

Lindsey

Thursday 25th of August 2022

Hi Natasha - I have seen those in the past, but not recently. The Everyone Pays Kids Prices promo has been announced and it's really the best deal you can get on a 1-day ticket. Get all the details here: https://soeasybeinggreen-blog.com/best-deal-dollywood-tickets/