Dollywood’s Everyday Heroes Appreciation Days Returns in 2021

August 11, 2021
Dollywood's Everyday Heroes Appreciate Days Applications Open Now

Dollywood Honors Everyday Heroes With Discounted Ticket Offer

As a thank you to frontline workers, first responders and public employees who work tirelessly to serve our country and communities, Dollywood’s Everyday Heroes Appreciation Days returns in 2021 and provides qualifying guests the opportunity to buy a one-day Dollywood admission ticket online for just $45 plus tax.

Now Available for a Limited Time

The online-only offer can be purchased now for a limited time and is valid for use until September 22, 2021. Frontline employees need a special redemption code, available from their employer, to complete the transaction. Eligible employees interested in the program should encourage their employers to fill out an online form to request a redemption code for their company.

As part of the program, qualifying guests may purchase up to six one-day admission tickets to Dollywood Theme Park. Additionally, they can receive rates of up to 30% off per night at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa. The resort discount is available through September 22, 2021, for stays any night Sunday-Thursday and is subject to availability.

Partnership With MEDIC Regional Blood Center Provides Free Tickets for Donors

Additionally, through a new promotion with MEDIC Regional Blood Center, everyone has the opportunity to be an everyday hero. Because of a need for blood throughout the region, Dollywood has partnered with MEDIC to provide a free theme park ticket (while supplies last) to anyone who makes a successful blood donation August 16-20. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment by visiting or by calling 865-524-3074. Walk-ins are allowed, but appointments reduce wait times and assist with donor flow. The donation process for whole blood is roughly one hour, including the screening and collections process. Donors should be healthy, drink plenty of fluids and eat a good meal prior to donating.

Continue the Fun With a Season Pass

Any of the admission tickets that are part of the Everyday Heroes Appreciation Days may be upgraded to season passes, allowing guests to continue the fun of Dollywood’s 2021 season during both the Harvest Festival and Smoky Mountain Christmas, presented by Humana.

Featuring thousands of glowing pumpkins that make up Great Pumpkin LumiNights presented by Covenant Health, the Harvest Festival (Sept.24-Oct.30) is one of the nation’s top fall events. Dollywood guests can also enjoy the spectacular exhibits of visiting artisans from across the country, or sample the special harvest-themed food items from Dollywood’s award-winning culinary team. Each day is a picture-perfect opportunity for families to enjoy the experiences of a Smoky Mountain harvest.

With festive fun, and more than five million lights, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas (Nov. 6-Jan. 2, 2022) has earned its recognition as America’s favorite theme park Christmas event. From the cheer and joy of traditional holiday shows like Christmas in the Smokies to the excitement of watching Santa at work, as well as enjoying Dollywood’s signature rides and attractions in this merry environment, Smoky Mountain Christmas helps families create wonderful memories that last a lifetime. From award-winning shows and elaborate holiday decorations to twinkling lights and Christmas-themed menus, Dollywood truly captures the essence of Christmas.

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