Dollywood Schedule and Guide 2018

Dollywood Pigeon Forge
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 2018, the Dollywood 2018 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!

2018 Dollywood Opening Date

By now you are probably when does Dollywood open in 2018! Well mark your calendar for March 16 as that is the first official day that Dollywood opens in 2018 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 Shows for 2018!

Dollywood is calling 2018 the “Season of Showstoppers” as they will have more shows than ever before. Over the past few years, Dollywood has invested heavily in new rides, but this year they are focusing on shows and entertainment as they improve existing festivals with exciting new performers coming to the Festival of Nations. They will also expand the extremely popular Great Popular Luminights this fall!

Dollywood is introducing a whole new series of concerts April 11-29 called “Spring Mix” featuring artists such as Amy Grant, Debby Boone, Crystal Gayle, The Marshall Tucker Band, T.G. Sheppard, Shenandoah, Suzy Bogguss, The Drifters, and many more!

World-renowned touring groups visit Dollywood’s Summer Celebration to wow crowds with their amazing performances. iLuminate—featured on America’s Got Talent, DRUMLine Live!, and Dan Dunn’s PaintJam pack the summer with riveting shows for guests.

Check out the video below to preview the 2018 season at Dollywood!

Dollywood 2018: A Season of Showstoppers from Dollywood on Vimeo.

Festivals at Dollywood in 2018

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 2018.

  • March 16 – April 9 Festival of Nations
  • May 25 – June 10 Barbecue & Bluegrass
  • June 16 – August 5 Summer Celebration
  • September 28 – November 3 Harvest Festival
  • November TBD Smoky Mountain Christmas

For full details on any of their festivals, check out the official Dollywood website for the latest updates.

Dollywood Hours 2018 and Schedule

The 2018 Dollywood schedule is shown below which shows the dates and Dollywood hours of operation. This 2018 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 2018 Dollywood hours with their operating dates.

dollywood hours 2018

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!

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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

Phone: 800-365-5996

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 2018

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! Dollywood always seems to find a way to lure us into renewing our season passes…and 2018 is no exception! We’re most looking forward to the new performers at Festival of Nations as well as seeing numerous concerts this season! What are you most looking forward to riding or seeing at Dollywood in 2018? Let us know in the comments below!

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