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Dollywood Schedule and Dollywood Hours for 2018 Season

If you’ve ever visited Pigeon Forge, or ever even heard of the area, chances are, you’ve also heard of Dollywood. To help you be more prepared for your visit to Dollywood this year, we’ve put together all of the information you need about Dollywood hours, the Dollywood schedule, festival information and even a few ways to save money.

Dollywood Hours and Schedule

For the 2018 season, Dollywood is opening up on March 17. The rest of the season’s Dollywood schedule and Dollywood hours are available on the calendar below. 

Dollywood 2018 Operating Calendar.What’s New at Dollywood in 2018?

2018 has been dubbed the “Season of Showstoppers” at Dollywood! The park has expanded its entertainment budget by $1 million in order to bring some of the biggest musicians in the world to Pigeon Forge. In April, Dollywood will launch the new Spring Mix Festival, which will include three weeks of amazing music from big-name acts like Shenandoah, T.G. Sheppard, Blind Boys of Alabama, and The Drifters.

Dollywood is also introducing a new entertainment venue (the Plaza at Wilderness Pass), extending the length of the Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival, and hosting a number of special guests throughout the year. For more information, check out our complete guide to Dollywood in 2018.

2018 Dollywood Schedule for Festivals

Dollywood festivals are some of the most popular events at the park. Throughout the season, you can be a part of unique shows, arts and more. Dollywood opens on March 17, 2018 and kicks off with their annual Festival of Nations event. Here are all of the festivals happening this year:Ways to Save Money at Dollywood

  • Festival of Nations: March 17 – April 9
  • Spring Mix: April 11 – April 29
  • Barbeque & Bluegrass: May 25 – June 10
  • Summer Celebration: June 16 – August 5
  • Harvest Festival: September 28 – November 3
  • Smoky Mountain Christmas: November 10 – January 5

Water Ride in DollywoodWays to Save Money at Dollywood

If you’re anything like us, you like to save money, especially when you’re on vacation! Here are a few tips for saving money at Dollywood.

Buy a season pass!

If you plan to visit Dollywood more than once, a season pass is the way to go! A season pass will allow you entry to the park throughout the entire Dollywood schedule for the season that we show above. It’s a little bit more money up front, but it will pay off in the long run! After you pay for your season pass, you can visit as many times as you want throughout the season and you can come and go whenever you choose!

Dollywood schedule for festivalsPack a small bag!

Instead of waiting to purchase them inside the park, pack items like a poncho and sunscreen. This will save you quite a bit of money if you need these things. Same goes for items like strollers. They’re available to rent in the park, but you can save some money by bringing your own with you.

For more tips to save money at Dollywood, click here.

Buy Tickets to Dollywood

We make it easy to buy tickets to Dollywood. Go ahead and purchase your tickets early because, unlike many other websites, you’ll receive free cancellation on your tickets to a certain date. CLICK HERE to buy your tickets today.

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  • Avatar for Kaye Rugel
    Kaye Rugel

    Have any kind of package deals for 2 – 3 night stays including lodging and tickets to DollyWoo

    December 3, 2017 at 10:17 pm

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