Dollywood 2017 Schedule and Guide
Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN has grown to become one of the world’s most loved and awarded theme parks with its mix of southern charm, thrill rides, shows filled with talent, delicious food, and loads of fun for the whole family. This Dollywood Ultimate Guide contains all sorts of info including what’s new at Dollywood for 2017, the Dollywood 2017 schedule and hours, where to find Dollywood coupons and discount tickets, and more! Be sure to bookmark, share, like, pin, etc this page to spread the word and stay informed as we add new information!
2017 Dollywood Opening Date
By now you are probably when does Dollywood open in 2017! Well mark your calendar for March 18 as that is the first official day that Dollywood opens in 2017 according to their most recent Dollywood schedule posted on their website and shown below. While their opening day hardly ever changes once announced, we still always recommend to check with Dollywood before you make your vacation plans and reservations just in case!
New Rides for 2017!
Drop Line Drop Tower
The biggest (literally) addition to Dollywood in 2017 is a massive 200 foot drop tower called “Drop Line”, which will be located in Timber Canyon near the Thunderhead roller coaster. If you remember the short-lived Timber Tower ride, this new drop tower will be located exactly where that was. Drop Line will slowly raise riders 200 feet into the air for an incredible view of the park and Smokies. Then, riders will free-fall down the tower for an exhilarating experience! Many theme park enthusiasts have been hoping and begging for Dollywood to add a drop tower…and they will get their wish in Summer 2017!
Whistle Punk Chaser Roller Coaster
Dollywood will be adding a new roller coaster designed for children called “Whistle Punk Chaser” in Summer 2017. Whistle punk is a lumberjack term, so our assumption is that this new “junior” roller coaster will be located in Timber Canyon near Thunderhead. There is currently an often-missed children’s play area nestled within the shadows of Thunderhead (it’s likely you didn’t know that!), so we are speculating that this new coaster would replace that play area. With this new coaster for children and the new drop tower, Timber Canyon will have a refreshing new appeal in Summer 2017!
New Show and Event!
GREAT Pumpkin LumiNights
The fall festival at Dollywood is already one of the most amazing times to visit Dollywood with the music, crafts, food, and so much more. In 2017, Dollywood will extend park hours into the evening for the first time to introduce the new “GREAT Pumpkin LumiNights”, which Dollywood says will immerse families in fabulous fall pumpkin illumination. We can’t wait to see this!
New Show – enra
Dollywood has a history of bringing incredibly talented performers to the park offering shows that are included in the price of park admissions. In 2017, the amazing “enra” will be perform beginning around Spring Break. This group describes what they do as “motion graphics performing arts”. We’d describe it as mesmerizing. In 2015, they featured their high-energy multi-media dance, light and video fusion show on America’s Got Talent. Rather than try and explain what they do, check out their video below with some of their highlights!
Final Thoughts on Dollywood 2017 Additions
Dollywood always seems to find a way to lure us into renewing our season passes…and 2017 is no exception! We’re most looking forward to the new drop tower and seeing enra perform LIVE. What are you most looking forward to riding or seeing at Dollywood in 2017? Let us know in the comments below!
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Festivals at Dollywood in 2017
Dollywood has some fantastic festivals that seem to get bigger and better each year. Here are the dates for the festivals that Dollywood has planned for 2017.
- March 18 – April 9 Festival of Nations
- May 26 – June 4 Barbecue & Bluegrass
- June 17 – August 6 Summer Lives Here
- September 29 – October 28 Harvest Festival
- November 4 – January 1 Smoky Mountain Christmas
For full details on any of their festivals, check out the official Dollywood website for the latest updates.
Dollywood Hours 2017 and Schedule
The 2017 Dollywood schedule is shown below which shows the dates and Dollywood hours of operation. This 2017 Dollywood calendar may change slightly from time to time and we’ll work to keep it updated as it does. You can also visit the Dollywood website by clicking here to view the most current 2017 Dollywood hours with their operating dates.
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!
Where is Dollywood Located
If you have never visited Dollywood and happen to be wondering where is Dollywood located, here is the address, directions, and map to help you find it when you visit.
Dollywood’s mailing address is:
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
However, their mailing address may not show the correct location of the Dollywood entrance, so they advise to use the following address if you will be using a GPS navigation device.
1198 McCarter Hollow Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37862
If you will be driving down the parkway in Pigeon Forge to get to Dollywood, simply turn at traffic light #8 and follow the signs to the Dollywood entrance.
Dollywood Season Passes
Dollywood season passes are available year-round, and there are numerous benefits of owning a Dollywood season pass. If you plan to visit more than once in a year it will save you money!
Click on the link below to learn more about the Dollywood season pass
Dollywood Coupons and Discount Tickets
If you plan to visit Dollywood only one time and still want to save money, we can show you how! Our Dollywood coupon and discount ticket guide will show you numerous ways to save money on Dollywood tickets, parking, food, and more! Definitely be sure to check it out before you plan your visit!
Final Thoughts about Dollywood in 20176
We’ll be adding onto this ultimate guide so be sure to like it, share, pin it, etc to let other know about it as we want to help everyone have the best visit possible to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN! If you have other tips for visiting Dollywood whether it’s a favorite ride, restaurant, shop, etc be sure to share them in the comments below!