Learn everything you need to know to have the perfect trip to Dollywood when you stay at the Lazy Bear Cabin in the Smoky Mountains.
Your Guide to the Perfect Trip to Dollywood
For a day filled with rides, delicious food, and show-stopping entertainment, visit Dollywood in the Smoky Mountains! With so many things to do, you might find it hard to experience all that the world-class theme park has to offer in just one visit. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to the perfect trip to Dollywood, from the best things to do to tips for buying tickets!
What to Do at Dollywood
With more than 40 incredible rides and plenty of high-energy entertainment, there are days’ worth of family-friendly fun to be had at Dollywood! Whether you’re looking for a thrill or more relaxing fun, there is something for everyone. Climb aboard the Dollywood Express for a breathtaking 5-mile journey through the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, or experience a 20-story fall on the exciting Drop Line ride! There are even rides just for the little ones, like Busy Bees and Piggy Parade. After all your fun testing your fears on all the rides, go see a show! Dollywood sets the stage for a variety of award-winning performances throughout the year that you don’t want to miss.
Shopping & Dining
When you visit Dollywood, be sure to take some time to browse the shops and find the perfect souvenir to bring back home with you! You can find everything from apparel to mountain-inspired gifts at the different shops in Dollywood. One of the best shops to visit is The Dollywood Emporium, which offers the ultimate Dollywood shopping experience with a large selection of apparel, gifts, tasty treats, and more.
After a fun-filled day at the park, we bet you’ve worked up quite the appetite. Luckily there are so many delicious dining options in the park! Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet at Aunt Granny’s Restaurant, or try one of Frannie’s Famous Fried Chicken Sandwiches. Before your visit is over, you have to try some of the world famous cinnamon bread from The Grist Mill, or a slice from the Spotlight Bakery’s 25-pound apple pie!
Throughout the year, Dollywood puts on incredible festivals for visitors to enjoy. There’s the award-winning Smoky Mountain Christmas that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit, the Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival where you can eat the tastiest barbeque you’ve ever had while listening to incredible bluegrass music, and the Harvest Festival where you can watch the leaves change in the fall while listening to the uplifting sounds of Southern Gospel. Other popular festivals include Festival of Nations, Rock the Smokies, and Dollywood’s Summer Celebration! Check out the Dollywood operating calendar to help you decide when you should plan your visit.
Dollywood Ticket Options
Dollywood has a number of ticket options for visitors to choose from. If you want more time to experience everything the park has to offer, get a 2-day or 3-day ticket! The park also offers season passes if you plan on visiting multiple times throughout the year.
Where to Stay
Our Lazy Bear Cabin is only about a 15 minute drive from Dollywood! It’s the best place to stay when you visit the theme park. It’s located right between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge and offers just the right amount of seclusion. Admire the stunning mountain views as you relax in the bubbling hot tub, or shoot a game of pool inside! This 1 bedroom cabin in the Smoky Mountains has everything you need to feel right at home.
Now that you know how to have the perfect trip to Dollywood, it’s time to start planning your visit! Check out more attractions in Pigeon Forge and see what other fun you can have while you’re here.