A Summer Guide to Dollywood & Splash Country

Family on Water Slide at Dollywood's Splash CountrySummertime is one of the best times to visit Pigeon Forge and the Smokies, and nothing says summertime like a visit to Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your time at our fun-filled parks.

If you plan on visiting both Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country, you may want to consider a ticket package. Right now, you can enjoy 3 days between the two parks for only $33 per day per adult. (Prices subject to change.) Water Slides at Dollywood's Splash Country

You can eliminate the hassle of parking altogether when you take the Fun Time Trolley to Dollywood. A direct shuttle will take you from Patriot Park to the entrance of the park. The best part:  it’s only 50 cents per person to ride!

Dollywood will be having extended hours and nightly fireworks throughout the summer season. Fireworks begin around 9:30 p.m. As an added bonus, if you enter Dollywood after 3:00 p.m., your admission to the park is free the next operating day!

When you first enter the park, be sure to grab a map and show schedule from the information stand. You can watch some of Dollywood’s award-winning shows in between thrill rides to beat the heat.

Firworks over Wild Eagle Drop Ride at Dollywood

Southern summer temperatures are sure to leave you thirsty, but did you know a cup of ice water is always free while you are in the park? Just ask at any food and beverage stand. If you’re looking for a little more flavor, you can purchase a drink in a souvenir mug and get discounted refills for 99 cents.

Things for Kids to Do at Splash Country Waterpark