Season Passes vs. Day Tickets – Are you looking for the best deal on Dollywood Tickets for your family? Here are your tips for finding the best deal for your visit to the Smoky Mountains theme park!
If you’re making a trip to the Smoky Mountains, you’ll definitely want to include spending a few days at Dollywood in your plans. 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 the best deal on Dollywood 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 Tickets Prices
There are 3 prices for a regularly priced 1-Day Ticket to Dollywood.*
Regular [Ages 10-61] – $69
Child [Ages 4-9] – $56
Senior [Ages 62+] – $64
Ages 3 and under – FREE
Season Passes vs. Daily Dollywood Tickets – which is the better deal?
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.
Tips on how to get the best deal on Dollywood Tickets:
- Dollywood After 3
For a one day ticket, there’s no better deal than this one, especially in the Summer when the park is open until 10 pm.
When you visit Dollywood and arrive after 3pm, you get the entire next day FREE! The reason this is especially a good deal in the Summer is because you can enjoy the park for up to 7 hours the first day and an entire day again the next! This deal is good for daily tickets only.
2. 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. Purchasing the best deal 3 Days, 2 Parks ticket will save you lots of money over your visit and comes out to just $33 per day per adult.*
3. 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!
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.
4. 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.
5. Other tips for buying Dollywood Tickets:
Buy online. Although there are now automated ticket machines outside the gates, lines can be long and by long I mean up to an hour wait on busy days! Buying your tickets online at Dollywood.com will not only get you a better deal, but you can walk right into the park when you arrive!
Discount Codes: If you have a local Food City, you can usually purchase daily tickets in the Spring with a $5 discount per ticket. You can also usually find Dollywood ticket discount codes on cans of Coca Cola and on some McDonald’s drink cups!
Now that you have all the information on Dollywood tickets, start planning your Smoky Mountain getaway soon. While you’re here, there’s SO much to do. Check out this post to see the Top 20 Smoky Mountain Attractions to NOT miss!
Will you be visiting Dollywood soon? Which do you think is the best deal on Dollywood Tickets for YOUR family?
*These rates are based on 2017 prices. This post will be updated once 2018 prices are announced.