|Written by tracysmith159|
There are some great ways to save money when going to Dollywood located in Pigeon Forge, TN. Living nearby I get to enjoy the excitement of the park most of the year and have learned many ways to save money. Some of these ways can be applied to any amusement park.
Picture of my two boys during Christmas Time at Dollywood.
Step 1 Save money on the tickets. The best way at Dollywood to save is upgrading a ticket into a season pass. Dollywood is very affordable compared to most parks for season passes.Â Ticket can be obtained by:
Staying at a local hotel offing Discounted of Free Dollywood Tickets
Know someone local or work at a local hotel, attraction, or food establishment. Locals who work in certain industries get free tickets.
Step 2Â Save money on parking. There are several ways to save money on parking by:
Carpool with someone else going, now you can split the parking fee or even luckier and not have to pay at all.
Get a gold pass. A season gold pass will give you discounts and free parking. In 2014 the parking is $10.00 and $15.00 for extra wide/long vehiclesÂ so a few trips to the park with equal out to great savings with the gold pass.
Ride the trolley. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville have a trolley. 2014 Prices are fifty cents to a dollar, depending on location, per person per each time getting on the trolley. Only fifty center if you use the depot station in Pigeon Forge. This may save money depending on how many people are going. Or people can be dropped off and only one person ride the trolly into the park.
Step 3Â Save money on food. There a few option to saving money on food, but please note you can not take food into the park unless it is for medical reasons.
Eat a large breakfast before going so you can eat a late lunch. Make the lunch a nice large meal so you donâ€™t have to eat dinner in the park.
If leaving the park get youÂ hands stamp, unless you have season passes, and go out to eat at a local fast food or restaurant.
Pack food and go out to the car to eat. I love doing this. It gives everyone a chance to sit, relax, and cool down. It is perfect time to get the group together and make afternoon plans in the park.
Step 4Â Save money on Drinks. You canâ€™t take outside drink inside Dollywood, but you canâ€¦
Buy the Dollywood cups. There are often several deals, but the cups generally give you ninety nine cent refills the first year and one dollar and ninety nine cents each year after that.
Step 5 Popcorn buckets. Popcorn is sold all over the park and at all the shows. Buying the popcorn bucket allow you to get 99 cent refills, which can save you tons of money.