I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream—Dippin’ Dots ice cream, that is! Everyone loves ice cream, so what’s better than Dippin’ Dots ice cream? Dippin’ Dots ice cream at Dollywood! During my years of visiting Dollywood, Dippin’ Dots has always been a staple treat that my family and I indulge in each time we go.
Dollywood offers three sizes for their Dippin’ Dots bowls. As of writing this blog in June 2020:
Regular bowls are $6.49
Large bowls are $7.49
Souvenir bowls are $8.49—and $3.99 for each refill. You can bring it back for each visit!
As a college professor who teaches statistics, I constantly look at and calculate the numbers. I have figured it up: buying the Dippin’ Dots souvenir bowls is the most cost-effective way to enjoy Dippin’ Dots all season long! For a family that visits Dollywood twice a month throughout the normal nine months of a Dollywood season and orders two Regular bowls of Dippin’ Dots (you know that one bowl is never enough for a family with all of their delicious flavors), it would cost roughly $234 throughout the season. And that’s a conservative estimate as I know, on average, my family visits Dollywood and Splash Country more than twice a month!
BUT, by purchasing souvenir bowls, two bowls would cost roughly $17 the first time plus $3.99 for each refill. Going along the same logic of an average of two visits a month, two refills each visit throughout the Dollywood season, a family would spend roughly $89 throughout the whole season—nearly $150 in savings! There’s nothing better than saving money AND visiting Dollywood!
There’s another thing I love about Dippin’ Dots bowls—they offer the opportunity to love every moment, even the little ones. And that’s one thing Dollywood is all about—Loving Every Moment. My wife, son, and I get different flavors each time, and my son has created a game of tasting everyone’s flavor as we laugh and jokingly argue whose flavor tastes the best. It’s such a simple game, but it’s a sweet moment and memory that I will cherish forever.
Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country have Dippin’s Dots locations throughout both parks.
The Dippin’ Dots bowls always are a great addition to your day at Dollywood or Dollywood’s Splash Country! Next time you visit the park, take advantage of Dippin’ Dots souvenir bowls—you won’t be disappointed!
*NOTE: Due to Dollywood’s phased reopening plan after COVID-19, souvenir bowls, drink mugs and popcorn buckets are still valid, though the process looks different. Bring these items to receive the discount, but you will be handed a new bowl/cup/bucket with your favorite treat.