Step Right Up! Our Favorite Dollywood Midway Games

Everybody knows that Dollywood is THE destination for thrilling rides, second-to-none entertainment, and scrumptious food that will put a smile on your face. But there’s another opportunity in the park to get a thrill, be thoroughly entertained, and walk away with big smiles—and maybe something more! I’m talking about the midway games you can find in a few different spots around the park. Don’t walk past them on your next visit; pick out a few and give them a try. Here are our top picks!

For maximum bang for your buck, head over to Country Fair, where you’ll find a large grouping of games waiting for players. We particularly enjoy Top Glow, which is a water based shooting race game. If races are your thing, you’ll also want to head over to the horse races—just a hop, skip and a jump away! Roll the balls as fast as you can to score points and move your horse. The fastest horse wins the prize! And if you’d rather play against yourself, try the ball toss. For $5, you get a huge bucket of balls and it’s your own skills that will determine if you walk away a winner.

Does the element of risk make you nervous about playing games? What if you don’t win anything? Well there’s a game made just for you, too! Head over to the Duck Pond and try to find a lucky duck (spoiler alert: they’re all lucky!). This is the PERFECT game for little ones who aren’t quite ready to take a chance. You’ll leave with a new plush BFF and a huge grin on your faces, guaranteed!

If you like basketball, or if arcade game are more your style, you’ll find just what you’re looking for next to Tennessee Tornado. They always have a great variety of oversized prizes here if you are looking for something that can really impress your friends and barely fit in your car for the ride home!

No matter which games you choose to play, I can tell you from personal experience that you’ll have a great time playing. And luck just might be on your side. But you won’t win if you don’t play!

By | 2019-02-22T14:10:43+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Family Visits|0 Comments

About the Author:

Tiffany Merritt (Dollywood Insider 2017-2019) started the blog Stuff Parents Need in 2009, seven weeks after her first child was born. She wants to share any and all helpful tips, tricks and life hacks that could remove a little (or even a lot of) chaos from the long days of parenting little ones. Tiffany has embraced the messy and beautiful season of life that she’s in and focuses her energies on making great family memories, blogging about what’s working (and sometimes what’s not) to help inform and inspire other parents, and having it all by NOT doing it all. She resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with her husband of 16 years and their two super rad daughters. She can’t wait to show you insider tips that will put Dollywood at the top of your bucket list before you go, and will provide you with some of your happiest family memories after you go.
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