Dollywood Parking Tips

Are you planning a trip to Dollywood? There are a few Dollywood Parking tips that will make your day at Dollywood in Tennessee a more enjoyable experience for your family.

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Dollywood is a world-renowned theme park in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The park is known for its diverse array of rides, shows, and attractions, as well as its Southern hospitality.

Dollywood Parking Tips

If you’re planning a trip to Dollywood, there are a few things you should know about parking. Here are some tips to make your experience more enjoyable:

Do you have to pay for parking at Dollywood?

Dollywood parking is not free for guests, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This makes early arrival at Dollywood the best way to get parking close to the front gate if you do not want to ride a tram or walk from the parking lot to the gate.

How much is parking at Dollywood?

The current Dollywood parking prices for the 2022 season (per the Dollywood website) are as follows:

  • Standard Length Vehicles $25
  • Oversized Vehicles, trailers and RVs $30

Does Dollywood have parking lot trams?

Dollywood provides an amazing tram service from each of its parking lots. The trams are easily accessible and most strollers will also fit in the front car in a space near the driver. The trams also have accessible handicapped seating for wheelchairs if necessary.

What is Dollywood Preferred Parking?

Preferred parking is a relatively new option at the Dollywood theme park only. The cost for preferred parking is $40. Gold Passholders receive a $5 discount and Diamond Passholders receive a $10 discount. At the theme park, you can skip the tram rides, and enjoy a separate ticket window to purchase tickets and Season Passes, and an exclusive entrance.

Does Dollywood offer valet parking?

Dollywood does offer valet parking for $50. Gold Passholders receive a $5 discount and Diamond Passholders receive a $10 discount. Guests can purchase valet parking at the tollbooths upon arrival or at the valet drop-off/pickup location at the groups/resort entrance. With a 15-minute notice, valets can assist with expedited departure for guests by having vehicles back at the valet parking drop-off.

*Note: Call ahead or check the Dollywood website for valet parking availability. There are times when this service cannot be provided.

Does Dollywood have handicapped parking?

Ample handicapped parking is provided at the closest lot to the theme park entrance. The parking fees still apply for these parking spaces.

How can I save money on parking at Dollywood?

Dollywood Gold and Diamond pass holders get free parking at Dollywood theme park. Purchasing at least one gold pass for a larger family will save the cost of parking fees for those who would visit the park on multiple days.

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Offsite Parking Options

If you are staying at a local Pigeon Forge hotel, you are most likely close to a trolley stop. The Fun Time Trolley drops off at the Dollywood entrance. If you are not staying locally, there is parking for the Fun Time Trolley near Patriot park.

Dollywood Parking Map and Videos

Dollywood has recently renovated and revamped its parking areas to speed up the process of parking check in and also to alleviate traffic on the access road. You can see full parking lot maps here and find videos explaining the parking lot system here.

Dollywood Parking Lot Names

Its pretty easy to remember the parking lot names at Dollywood. They are lettered and also have helpful pictures so even the kids can remember them. Also, the tram drivers and guides are super helpful. They will tell you several times where you boarded the tram. They are also super entertaining. Some of our favorite Dollywood employees are the tram drivers and guides!

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