Dollywood Season Passes: All About the Feels

Have you thought about purchasing a Dollywood Season Pass?

If so, you probably already know it makes all the financial sense in the world for frequent visitors. You probably also already know about all the perks that come alongside being a Dollywood Passholder.

I wonder, though – have you factored in the actual feeling of being a Dollywood Passholder?

Feeling Freedom

Even as a life-long theme park fan, visiting is a fun, but stressful experience for me.

I think this comes from the mindset that I have X amount of time to get X number of things done. If I fail, I’ve not maximized the value of my ticket – something that drives me crazy.

With A Dollywood Season Pass, the stress associated with that mindset is nearly eliminated. Assuming I’m coming [at least] a few visits throughout the year, I’m no longer assigning a dollar value to every minute of every day at the park.

As such, I no longer feel obliged to go nonstop and can just enjoy…being.

Insider Tip

Dollywood Season Passes come with incentives like Bring-A-Friend-Free tickets! Purchasing Season Passes offers great value beyond unlimited visits.

Feeling Connected

Becoming a Dollywood Season Passholder creates a connection. It’s a connection to all the goings-on at the park. It’s a connection to the Dollywood fan community. Heck, it’s even a feeling of connection to Dolly herself.

Passing a Dollywood billboard recently, my daughter exclaimed, “That’s our park!” It didn’t register at the time, but I suppose that statement encapsulates what being a passholder is like.

Dollywood isn’t just a park you visit – it feels like your park.

Feeling Opportunity

One of my favorite reasons I became a Dollywood Season Passholder, is the simple idea that at any time I can visit Dollywood.

Can I technically do this without being a Passholder? Of course. I can walk up and purchase a ticket to enter the park on any operating day. However, removing the recurring ticket purchase as a factor in deciding to visit is a very liberating thing.

Said another way – the real Passholder upside is knowing there’s an opportunity for fun without the friction of another ticket purchase.


For all the feelings of freedom, connection and opportunity – there’s also something I recommend you avoid: not getting use out of your pass!
When you are a Season Passholder, you have the ability to visit Dollywood as often as you like. Life happens, but be sure you enjoy your Season Pass. Make sure you’re planning visits throughout the year.

Insider Tip

An easy way to build variety into your Dollywood touring is to plan visits around the amazing festivals offered seasonally.

That said, if you’re ready for both the feels and responsibility a Dollywood Season Pass offers, take a look at the latest variety of Season Pass options Dollywood offers.

You’re sure to find one that feels right for you.

By | 2021-11-05T15:42:58+00:00 November 5th, 2021|Trip Planning|0 Comments

About the Author:

Born and raised in Alabama, Aaron Johnston (Dollywood Insider 2021-Now) has been a themed-entertainment enthusiast for as long as he can remember. That enthusiasm has led to a lifetime of studying theme park industry design and operations. He is the father of two and husband of a fellow enthusiast. His focus is investing in the spiritual growth of his family. When he’s not planning the next family trip, you’ll typically find him songwriting, developing web apps or managing his theme park-centric blog. He is proud to call Dollywood his family’s home park and can’t wait to share the insight he’s gained over the years.
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