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!
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.
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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!
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!
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.
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!