When planning a trip to Dollywood, it’s important to know what the park’s operating hours are. Dollywood hours of operation will vary by season, and below is a tentative schedule for 2014 that will help you plan your trip.
Spring Hours – Dollywood officially opens for the 2014 season on Saturday, March 22 at 10 am. The park will close at 8 pm that day, and will also operate the same hours on every other Saturday throughout March and April. Dollywood will be closed on Tuesdays during these months, but Dollywood hours of operation on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be from 10 am until 7 pm.
Summer Hours – Dollywood has extended hours during the summer months. Beginning May 24, the park will be open from 10 am until 9 pm on Saturdays, and from 10 am until 8 pm on Sundays. The park will also begin being open daily, with hours on weekdays being from 10 am until 7 pm nightly. These Dollywood hours of operation will be in effect until Saturday, June 14, at which time the park will begin staying open until 10 pm seven days per week. The last day the park will operate from 10 am until 10 pm is Sunday, August 3.
Late Summer – Dollywood hours of operation start becoming shorter on Monday, August 4, when the park begins operating from 10 am until 7 pm. The exception to this will be Saturdays and Sundays throughout the months of August, as the park is open until 8 pm on those days. Dollywood will also begin closing on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the months of August and September as well. The theme park is scheduled to be closed on August 20, 21, 27, and 28; and September 3, 4,10, 11, 17 and 18. In September, the park will be open from 10 am to 6 pm on Sundays and weekdays that it operates, and from 10 am until 7 pm on Saturdays.
Fall and Winter – The Dollywood hours of operation are from 10 am until 6 pm on weekdays and from 10 am until 7 pm on Saturdays. during the month of October. In November and December, the park will be open only on select days, with the hours of operation varying by date. This is partly because of the Smoky Mountain Christmas event that takes here during those months, which is best viewed after dark. As a result, Dollywood hours on many of these days are from 2 pm until 9 pm.
Dollywood’s operating hours ensure there is plenty of time to take in all the sights at this theme park no matter what season you visit in. Check the official Dollywood website before you come to ensure there have been no changes made to the park’s operating schedule.