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7 Tips to Find the VERY BEST Dollywood Discount Tickets

Are you looking for the best deal on Dollywood Tickets for your family? Here are your 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!

2021 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] – $84
  • Child [Ages 4-9] – $74
  • Senior [Ages 62+] – $74
  • Ages 3 and under – FREE

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, be sure at least one person in your family upgrades to a Gold Pass.

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 tickets are your best option so let’s look at the tips on how to find Dollywood Discount Tickets.

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

  1. Everyone Pays Kids Prices

This is a promotion that Dollywood often offers in early Spring. While we’re past this promotion for 2021 now, there are still plenty of ways to find Dollywood tickets discounted.

2. 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] – $99
  • Child [Ages 4-9] – $89
  • Senior [Ages 62+] – $89
  • Ages 3 and under – FREE

3 Day Theme Park Dollywood Tickets:

  • Regular [Ages 10-61] – $109
  • Child [Ages 4-9] – $99
  • Senior [Ages 62+] – $99
  • 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.

3. Dollywood Discount Tickets via Insiders Discount Code

As an inaugural Dollywood Insider, I always pushed for us to have a unique discount code. I’m hoping to get my own very soon as I’ve requested one for several years.

I’ll update this post with that information if I’m ever approved!

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. 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.

6. Visit Dollywood AND Splash Country

If you’re visiting during the summer months, you’ll definitely want to visit both the main amusement park and Dollywood’s Water Park, Splash Country!

Purchasing the best deal 3 Days, 2 Parks ticket will save you lots of money over your visit and comes out to just $38 per day per adult.

Dollywoods Splash Country Bear Mountain Fire Tower

7. Stay at a Dollywood Property

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

Dollywood Cabins guests get FREE PARKING [$15 per day] and can choose from: a Length of Stay Pass OR a Length of Stay Pass with TimeSaver [Dollywood’s version of a Fast Pass line].

The Length of Stay Pass costs the same as a 1 day ticket, but is good for as many days as you book your cabin!

Dollywood Cabin Smoky Mountain View

DreamMore Resort guests get FREE door-to-door transportation [which saves on that parking fee of $15 a day] AND FREE Dollywood TimeSaver passes for everyone in your party.

You have 4 different options for buying tickets: 2 and 3 day options for Dollywood only and 2 and 3 day options for Dollywood and Splash Country.

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

Dollywood DreamMore Resort Room

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.

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?

Jill Barlow

Wednesday 6th of October 2021

If I purchase a season pass now - Oct., 2021, will I be able to attend special 2021 Fall & Christmas times AND 2022 season using the pass?

Lindsey

Thursday 7th of October 2021

You'll have unlimited visits during the remaining 2021 season. The only way to get 2022 is to buy a pass when the Smoky Mountain Christmas festival begins or renew your pass for next year.

Anthony

Sunday 4th of October 2020

Hello everyone, I enjoyed a full day in Dollywood park with cheap tickets that I found on eBay. I was a little scared because the seller have PDF tickets and I haven't used electronic passes before but all was right.

Cindy Hudson

Tuesday 8th of October 2019

If anyone has a promo code for dolly wood please share

Lindsey

Tuesday 8th of October 2019

Hi Cindy - feel free to use the code in this post which will save you $5 per ticket. That's the most discount you'll usually find on a 1-day regular ticket.

Melvin Coburn

Friday 27th of September 2019

Hi We have just moved to Tn. a friend gave us a couple Dollywood tickets we enjoyed the day with our great granddaughter now we are hooked. We are seniors late in the season wanting season passes with splash country closed how do we buy tickets without getting burned for the next couple of months until the next season starts and we need new for the next season.ticket

Shannon

Tuesday 6th of August 2019

I’ve been trying to purchase tickets but it doesn’t give me a place to enter a discount code, I see at checkout it says discount but doesn’t give me an option to put it in. Any ideas!! We’re planning on going this weekend. Thanks! Shannon

Lindsey

Thursday 8th of August 2019

Hi Shannon! There should be a Tickets Discount Promo Code Box on the top right when you're choosing how many tickets you're buying. It's in the first part of the purchase process. It might look like the code doesn't stick, but it should at checkout. Have the best time!