Within this 2015 ultimate guide of Dollywood coupons and Dollywood discount tickets for Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN you’ll discover just about every possible way to save money on admission, food, and more. If you’ve seen our Dollywood Ultimate Guide showcasing all of the new shows, festivals, schedule, hours, etc then you’re going to love this! Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN is a fantastic place to have fun with family, friends, co-workers, etc. As a major theme park, it can also get expensive with the cost of admission, food, souvenirs, etc. Locals get asked all the time how to find Dollywood coupons, Dollywood discount tickets, or even discounts on parking, souvenirs, food, etc. While discounts or coupons for Dollywood seem hard to come by, there are definitely ways to save money if you plan to visit Dollywood on your next trip to Pigeon Forge, TN.
This guide is broken into sections for official Dollywood coupons, discounts offered by others, and information about vacation packages where you can save money on discount Dollywood tickets when purchasing along with various lodging in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN. You’ll discover just about every “legitimate” way to save money at Dollywood through this guide!
Skip the Lines and get Dollywood Tickets Online!
One of the first things you’ll see when you arrive to the front gates of Dollywood is long lines at the ticket offices. Waiting in these lines can eat up a large chunk of time and will save you no money at all. Our first and biggest suggestion is to purchase your tickets online now and SKIP those lines when you arrive! You can easily purchase Dollywood tickets online in the link below and the BEST part about purchasing tickets from this link is you can cancel your tickets for a FULL REFUND if you are unable to go to Dollywood for any reason! The tickets can be printed immediately, so you can use them right away or you can have them mailed to you. It’s the best, easiest, and completely stress-free way to purchase Dollywood tickets from anywhere. Grab these fantastic Dollywood tickets by clicking below!
Dollywood Vacation Packages
There are some fantastic deals available for discount Dollywood vacation packages that have numerous hotels in Pigeon Forge to choose from. This can be a great way to save money on lodging when you bundle your reservation with Dollywood tickets. Or you can bundle Dixie Stampede tickets together as well. Check out the options in the link below!
Pigeon Forge McDonald’s offers $5 Off Dollywood Admissions
The best Dollywood coupon is offered by McDonald’s as many of their locations have a $5 off “coupon” for Dollywood when purchasing tickets at Dollywood’s front gate. They have them available during the summer months (usually June-August). The $5 off coupon is on their large cups and is good for 4 adult admissions to either Dollywood OR Splash Country and cannot be combined with any other offer. Below is a picture of the cup showing the 2015 Dollywood coupon they have available. Some McDonald’s restaurants near Pigeon Forge offer the coupon on a cup and others have it on their bags, so be sure to ask how to get it before ordering as each restaurant may be different.
TIP: The cheapest ways to get a large drink is to purchase their $1 large sweet tea! Remember, you only need 1 cup to get the Dollywood discount for up to four people.
UPDATE: The McDonalds on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge is completely out of Dollywood coupon cups and bags and claims to not be getting more in this summer, but we spoke with other McDonald’s locations near Pigeon Forge who still had some available, so our suggestion is to check with McDonald’s restaurants near you and specifically ask for the Dollywood coupon cup or bag. We’ve heard of McDonalds as far away as Virginia having them available!
Official Dollywood Coupons 2015 and Discount Tickets
Dollywood special offers page
The very first place that is suggested to check out is Dollywood’s official “special offers” page. All of the “official” discounts offered by Dollywood are available at the following link. So be sure to check it out first as it may have the discounts for Dollywood in Pigeon Forge that you’re looking for.
Dollywood’s Vacation packages
On Dollywood’s special offers page is a link for vacation packages. There are various packages available to book lodging and get discount tickets for Dollywood as well.
Military Discounts for Dollywood
Active or retired military, disabled veterans, and military reservists, spouses and dependents can show a military or dependant ID and receive 30% admission at the front gates. Be sure to check out the link below to get more info on this Dollywood military discount.
Dollywood Season Pass
If you plan to visit Dollywood more than once per year then definitely check into getting a season pass as it is cheaper than the cost of 2 daily admissions. Also, the season pass for dollywood has numerous benefits such as:
- 20% Off Dollywood Vacations overnight accommodations
- 50% Off Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO and White Water Branson, MO Regular 1-Day Admission
- 50% Off Stone Mountain Park™ in Atlanta, GA Full Priced 1-Day Adventure Pass
- $5 Off Adult Ticket Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, TN 1-Day Admission
- $3 Off Adult and Child Ticket to Dixie Stampede Pigeon Forge, TN
- and even more!
Dollywood Group Discounts
Dollywood offers discounted admission for groups of 15 or more people. They also offer specials for:
- School/Field Trip Groups
- Company Outings/Picnics
- Tour & Travel Groups
For information about group discounts for Dollywood, visit:
Other Specials Offered by Dollywood
Each year, Dollywood typically has a special offer if you enter the park after 3pm you can get in free the following day during the regular season. During the Christmas festival at Dollywood, this special moves to after 6pm.
Save Money on Dollywood Parking
If you drive to Dollywood and park in their parking lot, they charge a fee of about $10 for most vehicles and $15 for oversized vehicles. It’s a massive parking lot and they offer a shuttle to pick you up and take you to the front entrance. The parking fee is waved if you own a Dollywood Gold Season Pass, so there’s another perk of buying a season pass.
There is, however, a much cheaper way to get to the Dollywood front entrance. The Pigeon Forge Trolley picks up and drops off right at the front of Dollywood about 50 feet from the ticket booths. The best tip is to park at the Patriot Park trolley station, get on the Dollywood trolley for 50 cents per passenger (babies/toddlers that ride in laps are free) and you’ll be at the front of Dollywood in just a couple of minutes! It sure beats the $8 parking fee and the lines for the Pigeon Forge trolley are typically much shorter than the lines for the shuttles when the park closes. Great tip!
Dollywood Coupons and Discounts Offered by Others
Dollywood Restaurant Coupons
Sometimes, local coupon books offer coupons for a couple of Dollywood’s most popular restaurants: Red’s Diner and Aunt Granny’s. Red’s Diner is a ’50s style diner complete with burgers, fries, shakes, etc. The coupon often offered is to buy one burger, fries, and drink and get another burger, fries, and drink free! Aunt Granny’s offers “southern-style home cookin'” and the coupon is usually to buy one adult buffet and receive a second one for free. However, at the time of this writing, those coupons are currently not available and usually appear closer to the spring when the park open. When you arrive in Pigeon Forge, be on the lookout for Pigeon Forge coupon books and vacation guides. They often have various coupons for Dollywood restaurants and games as well!
Lodging with Dollywood Discount Tickets
Various Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge lodging options offer discount Dollywood tickets for their guests. There are quite a few lodging providers that offer these discounts, so be sure to ask when you call to book a reservation somewhere. Below are a few examples of the available discount tickets for Dollywood offered by Pigeon Forge lodging companies.
(We are not affiliated with any of these Pigeon Forge cabin companies and lodging providers, so this is purely informational and not an endorsement)
Carr’s Northside Cottages & Gatlinburg Motel
Carr’s Cottages offers a two days for the price of one admission discount for Dollywood for their guests. Guests can purchase the discount tickets at the front desk. For more information and restrictions, visit their website at:
Brother’s Cove Cabin Rentals is located just outside of Pigeon Forge and they offer basically the same Dollywood discount tickets as other lodging providers:
Ask When Making Reservations
The bottom line is that there are numerous lodging options in Pigeon Forge that offer discounts for Dollywood. Just ask when you are making reservations to find out if your lodging option has any special offers or discounted tickets for Dollywood.
Dollywood has a page on their website that lists all of the lodging partners in the area that offer discount Dollywood tickets which you can view by clicking here.
Anything We Missed?
We’ve covered just about every option for Dollywood coupons and discount tickets in this guide. However, since we are locals and don’t get out of town much we may have missed something! If you know of other Dollywood coupons or discounts that should belong on this list then please share it in the comments section below! We also have a Dollywood Ultimate Guide with the schedule and more tips and an ultimate guide of Splash Country coupons available with all sorts of ways to save money at Dollywood’s Splash Country water park in Pigeon Forge, TN. Finally, be sure to check out our ultimate guide of Pigeon Forge coupons for more deals on Pigeon Forge restaurants, lodging, attractions and more! Our goal is for you to have the best time in Pigeon Forge and save as much money as possible!