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A butterfly flower arrangement at the entrance to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge.

Dollywood Schedule and Dollywood Hours for 2023 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. Read our guide to the Dollywood schedule and Dollywood hours below:

Dollywood Hours and Schedule

For the 2023 season, Dollywood is opening up on March 11. The rest of the season’s Dollywood schedule and Dollywood hours are available on the calendar below. For the most up-to-date operating hours and days, visit Dollywood’s website

What’s New at Dollywood in 2023?

2023 is going to be a big year for Dollywood! In fact, it’s the year it makes history with the installment of the largest investment to date. Big Bear Mountain is set to open in the spring and will be the longest coaster at Dollywood, taking guests on an unforgettable family-friendly expedition. The ride features 3,990 feet of track and offers guests a two minute ride through Wildwood Grove in the search for Big Bear. In addition to this new ride, Dollywood will have a new operating calendar — it’s expanding, meaning guests will have 15 more days this season than last year. They will be open every day in June and July! Dollywood also has changed their season pass structure to include more benefits for guests to take advantage of, like merchandise and food discounts.

2023 Dollywood Schedule for Festivals

Dollywood Christmas decorationsDollywood 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. Here are all of the Dollywood festivals happening this year:

  • I Will Always Love You Celebration March 11 – April 8
  • Flower & Food Festival April 21 – June 11
  • Summer Celebration: June 17 – August 6
  • Harvest Festival: September 20 – October 30
  • Smoky Mountain Christmas: November 4 – January 6

Ways 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!

Pack a small bag!

girl with fanny pack outsideInstead 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.

Learn More About Dollywood

Now that you know the Dollywood schedule and hours for the 2023 season, we bet you can’t wait to start planning your visit! Take a look at our ultimate Dollywood Vacation Guide for everything you need to know about the world-class theme park.


  • 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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