Everything You Need to Know to Get the Most Out of Your Dollywood Experience

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Pigeon Forge has so much to offer everyone who visits. Besides the beauty of Great Smoky Mountain National Park, no other attraction has the timeless appeal of Dollywood. If you are planning a trip to the area, here’s everything you need to know to get the most out of your Dollywood experience.

Download the Dollywood App

Perhaps the most important thing you can do when planning your trip to Dollywood is downloading the official app. Available in both the Apple App Store and on Google Play, this app has everything you need to make the most out of your time at Dollywood. From checking wait times on rides and seeing scheduled events to finding restaurants and theatres, the entire park is at your fingertips.

Don’t Pay to Park

No one likes paying for parking, and this is especially true if you are visiting a theme park. After all, you probably want to save you money for delicious treats and souvenirs inside, right? Instead of paying to park, why not take the Pigeon Forge Trolley instead? The trolley is available anywhere along the parkway and only costs $1 per person, meaning you save time and money!

Dollywood pigeon forgeBuy a TimeSaver Pass

If paying for parking is frustrating, waiting in hour-long lines is down-right annoying. Like the trolley, why not bypass the lines for rides by picking up a TimeSaver Pass? These passes help you skip the lines at select rides and shows, meaning you can do more during your park visit.

Visit During Dollywood Festivals

Dollywood is exciting to visit at any time of the year, especially when there’s a festival going on. The park hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year, including the Festival of Nations, the Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival, and the Harvest Festival. These events are jam-packed full of tasty treats and exciting entrainment and add to the Dollywood experience!

Arrive Early

One of the best ways to ensure you bypass the long lines at the park is to arrive bright and early. The lines are especially short on Saturday mornings when visitors to Pigeon Forge are still sleeping off their treks to this beautiful part of the world. Sure, it’s very easy to sleep-in at Parkside Resort due to our ultra-luxurious and soft beds, but Dollywood is something you can’t miss, so an early start is worth the sleepy eyes.

Stay in a Luxury Cabin

Dollywood is a fantastic day out, but it can also be exhausting. One of the best ways to get the most out of your Dollywood experience is by treating yourself to a luxury cabin rental in the Smoky Mountains. At Parkside Resort, we are the premier luxury destination in the Great Smokies. Our family-oriented resort, nestled amidst the splendor of mother nature, can accommodate families or groups of any size, with cabins available for up to 50 guests.

We’re far more than just stunning natural beauty and luxurious, spacious and unbelievably comfortable cabins. Parkside Resort also features barbeque pits, putt-putt, waterslides, an indoor pool, and many great family-oriented activities.  When you’ve experienced all that Dollywood has to offer, we’re here to help you relax in the rugged majesty of the Smokies. Contact us today at (865) 908-6066 to learn more or to make a reservation.