Finding a gift for a thrill-seeking adrenaline junkie is easy at Dollywood. Trust me – I’ve been shopping at the park for my own collection of roller coaster memorabilia for 15+ years.
Let’s dive into the best places in the park to find the daredevils in your life something they’ll cherish:
Hi-Octane (Jukebox Junction)
Located near Lightning Rod’s entrance, Hi-Octane is packed with shirts, hats, glasses, magnets and more – all featuring that gleaming, hot-rod-inspired Lightning Rod logo.
The Mine Shaft (Timber Canyon)
There may not be a light at the end of the tunnel, but there is a gift shop at the exit of Mystery Mine.
Standing in the shadows of the imposing indoor/outdoor steel coaster, The Mine Shaft is an open-air shop with an array of Mystery Mine and Dollywood merch.
A Flight on SkyZip
With some extra spending money from a gift certificate, thrill seekers can invest an additional fee in an unforgettable adventure on SkyZip, which allows guests to fly on a zip line across the Wilderness Pass area, soaring like an eagle over the park’s beautiful landscape.
Eagle’s Flight Outfitters (Wilderness Pass)
My favorite shirts at this shop are the ones that play on the chicken/eagle bravery spectrum. Although I wouldn’t consider myself a “chicken” having ridden Wild Eagle so many times, I’d still wear the shirt.
The Dollywood Emporium
If you forgot to shop while in the park, don’t worry. The Dollywood Emporium at the park exit is packed with gifts and souvenirs for every member of the family, including those thrill seekers.
The Emporium features apparel and trinkets from most of the major thrill rides in the park. I found t-shirts and a hoodie that names all of Dollywood’s big coasters.
Dollywood Gift Certificate
The holidays are a busy time of year, so if you can’t make it to the park before it’s time to wrap gifts, a Dollywood Gift Certificate can be purchased online for any dollar amount and is redeemable at both Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country and can be used toward TimeSaver passes or a VIP tour—both are popular with the thrill-seeker crowd.
When checking out, let the Dollywood host know that you’d like to pick up the package later (they usually ask). You’ll receive a card with a time when your item will be ready for pickup at the Emporium. Just pick it up on your way out of the park.
Dollywood Season Pass
One of the greatest gifts at Dollywood is the gift of unlimited visits to the park. Using a gift certificate, adrenaline aficionados can apply the amount toward a Season Pass, which will grant them thrills through the end of the 2018 season. And with a Gold Pass, they’ll get 20% off food and merchandise, which makes eating and shopping at Dollywood even better.
Next time you’re in search of a gift for a thrill seeker, remember: Dollywood has you covered.