Dollywood Diamond Pass now available, other 2022 spoilers

Dollywood announced a big change to their Season Passholder Program this week including the unveiling of a new 2022 Diamond Pass (rendering by

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Eagle-eyed Dollywood season passholders spotted something shiny and new in a recent edition of Dollywood’s Passholder E-Newsletter.

“The 2022 season is shaping up to be our best year yet with all-new and returning experiences,” reads the newsletter. “Plus, we are debuting a brand-new Season Passholder Program with more options, flexibility and affordability.”

You can read the newsletter in its entirety here.

The new Dollywood Season Passholder Program includes three new pass types: Silver, Gold and Diamond.

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And, at the time of this writing, current season passholders may renew at discounted introductory prices, indicated below from Oct. 18-Oct. 31, 2021.

However, regular pricing information has not yet been announced.

The benefits of each are listed below. Payments are made monthly over the course of 10 months.

New benefits have been marked with an asterisk.

Dollywood Silver Season Pass

  • $12.90/month for current passholders
  • 2 flexible Bring-A-Friend tickets
  • $5 discount on 1-day tickets for family and friends
  • 10% off lodging (based on availability)

Dollywood Gold Season Pass

  • $18.40/month for current passholders
  • 4 flexible Bring-A-Friend tickets
  • $10 discount on 1-day tickets for family and friends
  • 15% off lodging (based on availability)
  • 15% off in-park purchases
  • A 1-day unlimited refills souvenir mug*
  • TimeSaver line access on a select hour each day*
  • Access to exclusive Gold and Diamond Passholder events*
  • Free general parking

Dollywood Diamond Season Pass

  • $29.40/month for current passholders
  • 6 flexible Bring-A-Friend tickets
  • $20 discount on 1-day tickets for family and friends
  • 20% off lodging (based on availability)
  • 20% off in-park purchases
  • An all-seasons unlimited refills souvenir mug*
  • TimeSaver line access on a select hour each day*
  • Access to exclusive Gold and Diamond Passholder events*
  • Free general parking
  • Free preferred parking (one time use)
  • Unlimited admission to Dollywood’s Splash Country

And, Silver and Gold season passholders will also have the option of making any season pass a 2-park pass with unlimited admission to Dollywood’s Splash Country for $55 more (plus tax).

The newsletter goes on to state that passholders who upgrade during the promotional period will also receive a Bring-A-Friend ticket to use this winter season during Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas event Nov. 6-Dec. 19, 2021.

The full Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas event will run from Nov. 6 – Jan. 2, 2022.

Dollywood's HeartSong Lodge and Resort Exterior
Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort will feature themed suites, indoor and outdoor pools, an outdoor cove with family gathering spaces and more (rendering provided by Dollywood)

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The newsletter also contained a special note from Dollywood Parks and Resorts President Eugene Naughton.

In the note, Naughton gives us an idea of what Dollywood has in store for the 2022 season.

Highlights include:

  • An expansion of the Flower and Food Festival
  • A bigger Sweet Summer Nights Drone Show
  • A new daytime family stage show for Dollywood’s Summer Celebration
  • A brand new children’s splash zone in Little Creek Falls at Splash Country
  • A new addition to Great Pumpkin LumiNights
  • A new production for Smoky Mountain Christmas
  • A promise of even more announcements to come

“And who knows what else we’re going to announce,” says Naughton in the letter. “We’ve just started the first year of our 10-year expansion plan, so expect to hear from us a lot next year!“

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For the uninitiated, Dollywood announced a 10-year expansion plan earlier this year which included four new resorts, a campground and a “record-breaking” attraction for the park.

Plans for the next resort, HeartSong, are currently underway. That resort is expected to open in 2023. 

Dollywood also recently filed for a trademark on the name “Dollywood’s SongTeller Resort,” although no formal announcement has been made about SongTeller.

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More announcements to come

It looks like 2022 is already shaping up to be an exciting year for Dollywood. 

We will keep this article updated as we learn more about pricing on the new Silver, Gold and Diamond Season Passholder Program. So don’t forget to check back soon for updates!

Disclaimer: While we do our best to bring you the most up-to-date information, attractions or prices mentioned in this article may vary by season and are subject to change. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any mentioned business, and have not been reviewed or endorsed these entities. Contact us at for questions or comments.

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13 thoughts on “Dollywood Diamond Pass now available, other 2022 spoilers”

  1. Dollywood is not what it used to be under new management. Lot of things closed and lines at what open is awful. Shows at the park have not been up to par compared to years past and the biggest complaint is the Kingdom Heirs shows are shorter and not there at park like in past. I will probably not renew unless changes are made for the rising cost of season passes. It’s all on current management.

  2. We agree totally not going in October because of the changes : first time in many years we won’t be there, very disappointed in the changes this October !

  3. What about senior prices didn’t renew. Because of pricing and things not open and no shows

  4. I very much miss having all the great southern gospel groups there in October. Main reason I got a season pass, would go almost every day. Bring it back, y’all make enough money to handle it.

  5. Confused I guess, so if you are a current pass holder and you upgrade to these new passes does that mean you have all next year to use your pass?

  6. Bring back the Gospel groups for the entire month of October and lengthen the Kingdom Heirs shows back to 40 minutes. The best reasons to come in October!

  7. Please bring back Southern Gospel Month in October like it was! Kingdom Heir’s need to be back like they were before. Keep it a Family Friendly park!
    Disappointed in some of the changes. I’m afraid it’s going to go downhill fast. Pay attention to how many pass holders come in October! We’ve Loved Dollywood and been pass holders for years.

  8. Hi Debbie. Kingdom Heirs is still at Dollywood. And the park still offers a variety of Southern Gospel shows and performances.

  9. I wish they had a big discount on tickets for us Maryville and Knoxville residents. I’ve always loved Dollywood and took my kids but, it’s still too expensive for an average income to go. I’m a senior citizen and retired but a half days several times a year or something would alow me to go and see the Seasonal attractions. Thank you. I live Dolly and all she’s done for East Tennessee.
    Thank you,
    Judy Mowery

  10. Been going for thirty years. I really miss the great groups in October. It looks like they wait to the last minute to schedule the groups and can’t get some of the great southern gospel groups like they use to. Seems like it’s geared for the teenagers. Not enough for the young kids or older people. They need more rides like Disney that the whole family can ride. Especially rides that are inside which Dollywood doesn’t have. My whole family loved the slidewinder, couldn’t believe they removed it, what were they thinking, this was the best ride in the park.

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