Information on Dollywood
Born from an alliance between the Herschend family entertainment group and legendary entertainer, Dolly Parton, Dollywood became a fixture in Pigeon Forge Tennessee in 1986. Opening its doors to many in an area bereft of convenient access to family entertainment, Dollywood offered residents, particularly in the southeast region, a family-friendly alternative to other, more common parks and venues at that time.
Beginning with themed sections such as Rivertown Junction where one of the park’s most popular restaurants Aunt Granny’s is located, Dollywood has continued to grow consistently and successfully. Adding attractions such as Day Dream Ridge which features a play area for children, restaurants and a glass blowing show and shop, this area is successfully designed around the look and feel of an old logging town.
With heralded attractions such as the Celebrity Theater which showcases concerts from notable country music stars; the Eagle Mountain Sanctuary, an aviary housing the largest collection of rehabilitated yet not releasable bald eagles in the world; Friendship Gardens featuring over 35,000 plants and flowers from all over the world as well as Imagination Station, an interactive Lego Play area billed as one of the largest in the world, Dollywood’s many attractions and events provide steep competition for its rivals.
Dollywood also boasts one of a kind rides located in various areas throughout the park. In 1999, Dollywood added the world’s only spiral loop roller coaster at that time. Some other notable rides include the Tennessee Twister, Wonder Wheel Ferris Wheel, the water ride called Daredevil Falls, White Lightening (a turbo rode with a 55 X 70 foot screen) and a wooden roller coaster called, “Thunder Head”. Many other rides may be found throughout the park areas and range from everyone allowed to children only.
Celebrating its 25th year in 2010, Dollywood offers visitors four festival opportunities between March and December of each year. These include the Festival of Nations, Kids fest, National Gospel and Harvest Celebration, and the Smoky Mountain Christmas celebration. Each festival provides for a fun opportunity to celebrate that chapter of the year.
Ways to Save at Dollywood with Coupon Codes, Promotional Discounts, & Deals
Dollywood offers discounts and seasonal passes including those for the 2010 season which, if purchased by February 28’Th will provide a $10 dollar discount on each 3 pass set of tickets. Add $49 dollars more to any season pass ticket purchase, and visitors will receive a Super Pass which allows them unlimited access to both parks.
Valid prices through March 14th 2010 include Regular admission (up to 12 and over) at $79 dollars which offers a savings of $10; Child rate (ages 4-11) at $66 dollars which offers a $10 dollar savings; and the Gold Pass (ages 4 and over) at $112 dollars which also offers a savings of $10 dollars.
Dollywood also provides visitors with special offers which include a Military discount, providing a savings of 30% for members with a military ID; the After 3 P.M. Next Day Free Pass which offers visitors who purchase a ticket after 3 P.M. the chance to enjoy the park the rest of day while the next day is free (a savings of %100 percent off the cost of another ticket); the Next Day Ticket which allows visitors to purchase another day at the park for an additional $20 dollars by trading in their current day ticket at the end of their visit (a savings of $20 dollars per ticket next day purchase).
The best savings can be found by going directly to the official Dollywood website and clicking on their “Special Offers” tab where you may purchase and print coupons and tickets right at home.