Dollywood’s 2022 Season Features New Season Pass Tiers, Expanded Festivals and Return of Guest-Favorite Experiences
Even with plenty of fun still to go during Dollywood’s 2021 season, thanks to the award-winning Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana, Dollywood plans for an even bigger 2022. Plans include larger festival offerings, the return of two guest-favorite experiences and a new season pass structure that allows guests more options as they plan for next year. The park opens to the general public for the 2022 season on Saturday, March 12.
Flower & Food Festival
Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival presented by Covenant Health, happening April 22 - June 5, grows larger with several new iconic Mosaiculture displays that increase the overall footprint of this colorful springtime event. Vivid larger-than-life flower sculptures create an immersive atmosphere for park guests as they make their way through hundreds of thousands of blooms during this stunning festival. In addition, Dollywood’s culinary team showcases their world-class abilities with a menu full of delicacies that highlight the tastes of spring in the Smokies.
Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration
Dollywood’s innovative Sweet Summer Nights drone and fireworks show was one of this season’s most memorable highlights to date, and in 2022 the show expands with even more drones taking to the skies above the Smoky Mountains. In collaboration with Intel Drone Light Shows, Sweet Summer Nights combines the advanced technology of hundreds of sophisticated drones with a traditional fireworks extravaganza. It’s the perfect way for families to celebrate their unforgettable day at Dollywood. Sweet Summer Nights, which also includes a nightly dance party, takes place each evening during Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration, June 18 - August 7.
The Gazillion Bubbles Show, one of the most requested shows at DollywoodExciting , also marks its return during the Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration. Back for the first time since 2017, the Gazillion Bubbles Show promises to leave every child and child at heart with smiles on their faces, thanks to “gazillions” of bubbles and guest interactions that make up every performance.
A family tradition for many families, Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana returns September 23 - October 29, celebrating the beauty of fall in the Smokies with thousands of carved pumpkins, spirited performances from talented artists and the fun of Great Pumpkin LumiNights presented by Covenant Health. Great Pumpkin LumiNights, which has been named the best theme park harvest event in the world, features elaborate displays that create the picture-perfect photo op for families to enjoy. New in 2022, guests will have a hoot in Craftsman’s Valley as it transforms into Hoot Owl Hollow, thanks to a number of owl-themed displays both in the park and suspended in the trees above.
Smoky Mountain Christmas
The 13-time winner of Best Theme Park Christmas event, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana concludes the park’s 2022 season. Beginning November 5, 2022, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas runs through January 1, 2023 and features festive holiday shows, five million beautiful lights and the warm Christmas atmosphere guests have come to expect during this joyous time of year.
New Season Pass Structure
With so many new things to experience in 2022, it is the perfect time for a Dollywood season pass. To accommodate the ever-evolving needs of Dollywood guests, a new season pass structure—Silver, Gold and Diamond—has been created to allow more options to tailor the overall guest experience.
The Dollywood Silver Season Pass starts at $139 and offers unlimited visits, two Bring-a-Friend Free tickets and a discount on Dollywood lodging. For just $55 more, guests can opt for the Dollywood Gold Season Pass. The Gold Pass, which is priced $30 less than a 2021 Gold Season Pass, represents a tremendous value for guests thanks to unlimited visits, Saturday Early Ride Time for the passholder, four Bring-A-Friend Free tickets, and discounts on dining, merchandise and lodging. In addition, the Gold Pass provides free parking, a one-day unlimited refill mug per pass, various other discounts and access to special “Golden Events,” exclusive events just for Gold and Diamond passholders. Only the named passholder can receive the perks associated with each pass type.
The new Diamond Season Pass provides a premium experience for guests. Diamond passholders receive six Bring-A-Friend Free tickets, larger discounts, an all-season unlimited refill mug per pass and a free one-time preferred parking admission per pass. Diamond passholders also receive many of the other perks assigned to both Gold and Silver passes. In addition, Diamond Season Passes provide the passholder unlimited access to Dollywood’s Splash Country.
Gold and Diamond Pass Holders can also take advantage of another exciting new perk created for the 2022 season, Dollywood’s new daily “Golden Hours.” During the first hour of each operating day, Gold and Diamond Season Passes will operate just like TimeSaver passes, allowing the named passholder expedited boarding on Dollywood’s world-class rides and attractions. Passes for 2022 are on sale now.
Plan Your Visit
For more information about Dollywood’s 2022 season or season passes, please visit Dollywood.com or download the Dollywood app. Dollywood’s 2021 season concludes with Smoky Mountain Christmas, which begins Saturday (Nov. 6).