Dollywood confirms festival end date, offers huge season pass discount

Dollywood kicked off their 2020 season with the Flower and Food Festival on June 15, 2020 (photo by Daniel Munson/TheSmokies.com)
Dollywood kicked off its 2020 season with the Flower and Food Festival (photo by Daniel Munson/TheSmokies.com)

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In an announcement on Thursday, Dollywood confirmed the Flower & Food Festival end date and announced a limited-time offer to save $50 on season passes. See below for detailed instructions. 

Flower & Food Festival weather-related challenges

According to park officials, Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival has been a huge success that receives a great deal of positive feedback.

But it also faces its own set of challenges. Originally scheduled to take place in the spring, the coronavirus closures pushed the festival into the middle of summer, a season with less-than-favorable conditions. 

“The Flower & Food Festival was originally planned to take place in the spring when the weather was much more favorable to the various types of plants used in our installations,” said Eugene Naughton, Vice President of Dollywood Parks Operations.

“It is an exciting new event we couldn’t wait to showcase, but the pandemic changed our plans,” he said. “We still wanted to provide this immersive experience for our guests, so we had to move the festival into the heat of summer. Our teams have really stepped up to the challenge and given visitors an amazing festival to enjoy.” 

Read more: SNEAK PEEK of Dollywood’s reopening, Flower & Food Festival 2020

In fact, the team feels they are able to maintain the flowers’ visual integrity through the majority of the summer travel season.

And so, thanks to the team’s hard work, park officials have confirmed that the event will continue through Aug. 2, 2020. This gives visitors about two more weeks to enjoy the festival. 

“I can’t tell you how many folks I’ve seen taking selfies in front of these beautiful Mosaicultures displays and the colorful Umbrella Sky,” said Naughton. “The event has been well received, and we’re proud that we’ve been able to make it work during June and July. But there’s only a few weeks left, so if you haven’t seen it yet, now is the time to visit!” 

The Flower & Food Festival is presented by Covenant Health. 

Bear display
Flower displays celebrate the beauty of the Smoky Mountains throughout the park (photo by Daniel Munson/TheSmokies.com)

Dollywood’s USA Today’s 10Best nominations 

Voting is still ongoing in the USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards. The contests, which are now live, run through Monday, July 20, 2020. 

The categories include:  

Food & Flower Festival
Photo by Daniel Munson/TheSmokies.com

How to save $50 on season passes

Park officials also have announced a limited-time, online-only season pass promotion that provides an unprecedented value.

From now until July 19, guests can purchase a two-park super pass online for the price of a regular Dollywood season pass ($139), saving $50 off the original price of $189.

The passes offer guests admission into both Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country through June 15, 2021.

To take advantage of this deal: 

  1. Click here before July 19 
  2. Scroll to the Super Pass section 
  3. Click “Select Both Park Passes” 
  4. Select amount of passes and add to cart 
  5. Follow the instructions throughout checkout
  6. Enjoy unlimited amounts of Dollywood now until June 15, 2021 

Additional festivals coming up for Dollywood include the Harvest Festival, presented by Humana. This festival will run from Sept. 25 through Oct. 31 and features Great Pumpkin LumiNights, presented by Covenant Health, and the Southern Gospel Jubilee.

Dollywood’s season concludes with the 12-time winner for Best Theme Park Christmas Event, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas, presented by Humana. This event will run from Nov. 7 through Jan. 3, 2021.

Operational adjustments at the park

Dollywood officials also made operational adjustments to the park’s current visit protocol by removing the reservation requirement for all guests. The move is in response to favorable feedback from guests, and the confidence of the park’s management team in being able to provide a satisfying experience for guests.

Read more: Dollywood removes reservation requirements for guests

Dollywood is located at 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN.  For more information, visit www.dollywood.com or call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD.

Visit the CDC website and the Tennessee Department of Health website for the latest information about the coronavirus.

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3 Comments

  1. Is there going to be Gospel music in Oct. As none of the theater’s are open…

  2. What about those of us who paid full price for Season passes? I think there should be some compensation.

  3. I would just like a refund of my season pass. When I try to call, all I ever get is a busy signal.

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