The butterfly flower arrangement at the entrance to the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge.
April 19, 2018

When you are planning your trip to Dollywood, there is no need to spend a fortune on your vacation! There are several awesome tips and tricks that can help you save money while spending a day at Tennessee’s famous theme park! Here are 3 easy ways to save money on your day at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge:

pigeon forge trolley1. Ride the Fun Time Trolley

One of the cheapest ways to get to Dollywood is by taking the Fun Time Trolley operated by the City of Pigeon Forge! This convenient trolley departs from the Trolley Station on Old Mill Drive adjacent to Patriot Park. While you can park for free at the Trolley Station, it is also within easy walking distance of Cherokee Lodge Condos! The Dollywood Trolley runs between Patriot Park and Dollywood continuously starting 30 minutes before Dollywood opens and until the evening when everyone has returned to Patriot Park. The best part is that this trolley service costs only $2.50 per person each way! This is a fantastic deal considering that the current parking fee at Dollywood is $15 per private vehicle. As a bonus, you can avoid the traffic headaches of getting in and out of the Dollywood parking lot!

2. Enjoy a Meal Break in Your Condo

When staying at Cherokee Lodge Condos, you will not only enjoy our comfortable bedrooms but a fully equipped kitchen with modern amenities. Therefore, another easy way to save money on your day at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge is to return to your condo for a delicious lunch! While the meals at Dollywood can be tasty, the cost of theme park dining can also quickly add up. This is especially true if you have a large family or if you plan on spending several days in the park! When you exit Dollywood, just remember to have your hand stamped at the Dollywood Emporium, and keep your ticket so it can be scanned when you return. If you drove to the park, also keep your parking receipt so that you will not have to pay again when you reenter the lot.

3. Consider Multi-Day Tickets or a Season Pass

Beautiful sign at the entrance to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge TnWhile the one day ticket to Dollywood is already a great value for all of the park’s rides, shows and attractions, one day might not be enough to see everything that the park has to offer! The great news is that there are a variety of Dollywood ticket options where you can purchase multi-day tickets for a small additional fee. The park sells tickets for up to 3 days where the cost per day is way less than the cost of a 1-day ticket. If you are planning on visiting for more than 3 days or thinking about returning later in the year, a Dollywood season pass may be the best option! These passes provide unlimited admission into the park for an entire season and often include perks such as free parking, dining discounts and more!

Check out all of our Smoky Mountain condo rentals today to stay just minutes from all of the thrills and excitement at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge! We hope to see you soon at Cherokee Lodge Condos!