This post is written in partnership with Dollywood and Dollywood Splash Country. We only partner with businesses we think will bring value to our readers, and we feel this sure will with their Pre-K Imagination Season Pass!
When I was little I loved going to amusement parks. The smells, bright lights, and sounds were all something I looked forward to. Now it’s exciting for me when I can take my 4-year-old to places I once enjoyed at her age and see it through her eyes. With all the season pass options offered now, I think we have a pretty enticing one to talk about!
Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country, both located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, are the perfect amusement park destinations for kids and adults of all ages. And new this year to celebrate their 35th anniversary, they are offering a FREE season pass to any child born between 2015-2016. That means all season long every preschooler born in those years can get in with the rest of the family for free!
Dollywood isn’t just for adults, and here are some reasons why we think you might agree!
Wildwood Grove is an area of the park designed specifically for the young and young at heart. It features 8 attractions that both children and adults can enjoy. In the center of the Grove is a giant wildwood tree that features about a hundred light-up butterflies, and every so often the tree actually plays a recording of Dolly herself reading one of the many books from her Imagination Library. There are also characters available for meet and greets! Fairies Flit and Flutter, along with Benjamin Bear are at Wildwood Grove at designated times throughout the day.
Wildwood Creek is a water splash pad feature where kids can take off their shoes and splash around. It’s a great place to cool down and take a break from all the fun. It’s hard for kids to resist a good water area!
CMC Mom tip: Make sure to bring a change of clothes in your bag in case your child gets a little too wet before moving on to the next activity!
Hidden Hollow is the perfect place to visit when the weather gets a little too warm (or cold during Christmas!). This temperature-controlled indoor play area has a giant play gym with climbable levels and slides. This whimsically-themed play place offers plenty of seating for the adults to relax and take a load off while the kids run around.
CMC Mom Tip: Dollywood keeps safety at the forefront, so there is only one entrance/exit to Hidden Hollow.
Fun for Everyone
Dollywood has set up the logistics of their park with families in mind. One example is how by every large attraction (like the thrill ride Tennessee Tornado) there is an attraction for the little ones who don’t meet the height requirement. This means you can divide and conquer, and they can stay entertained while the older crowd gets to enjoy their time as well!
CMC Mom Tip: At points throughout the park are screens that have up to the minute wait times for large attractions. You can know ahead how long to keep the littles busy!
Not only are there rides of all kinds, but it’s named DOLLYwood. You don’t think she would put her name on it without amazing, high-quality shows, do you? Each area of the park has it’s own show offerings, so make sure to plan part of your day to stop by and view a few. At Christmas and other special festivals, there are also other special performances!
CMC Mom Tip: Some shows are performed in outdoor pavilions that are perfect for popping in with the little ones for a few minutes, and if you need to leave you won’t interrupt anyone!
Dollywood’s Splash Country
Also included in the season pass and on the same property as Dollywood is Dollywood’s Splash Country. This 35-acre waterpark has slides, a lagoon-style pool, and a while water area for the younger ones with a slower speed and plenty of shade.
As part of their commitment to safety, Splash Country’s lifeguards are certified by Ellis and Associates, a leader in the aquatics industry. What this means for you is your family’s safety is a top priority here. You can enjoy your time splashing around knowing you are safe!
CMC Mom Tip: Secure a caban online so your family can have a designated place to sit and eat all day. You can even order food from the phone in the cabana and it will be delivered when you tell them to!
Dollywood’s Pre-k Imagination 2020 Season Pass is easy to sign up for, and the deadline to receive one has been extended to March 15th. You do not need to have one for your child to receive a pass. To sign up:
– Visit the season pass webpage
– Click on the Superpass option
– Add the 2020 Pre-K Imagination Pass to your cart
– Create an account
– Select Pre-K pass from the dropdown box
– Select additional add ons if desired (not required)
– Click Check Out
– Place Order
To get your physical pass you will need to visit Dollywood, and each child receiving a pass will need to have their valid birth certificate or passport with them to prove their age.
To learn more information or to sign a child up for Dollywood’s Pre-K Pass click on the picture below!