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How to Save Money on Parking in Pigeon Forge with Trolleys

Saving money on your vacation is an absolute must, and there are plenty of ways to stick to your vacation budget. One simple way to do that is to use the Pigeon Forge public trolley system! With over 200 stops in Pigeon Forge alone, as well as select locations in Sevierville and Gatlinburg, you can be dropped off and picked up virtually anywhere you want to visit! Keep reading to find out how the trolley system can save you money on parking in Pigeon Forge:

How Trolleys Save Money

Pigeon Forge Trolley

Unlike Gatlinburg, there aren’t any places in Pigeon Forge that require you to pay to park. But, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to save money with this transit system! If you want to focus on having fun and seeing the sights, you can hop aboard the trolley to travel around town. You won’t have to worry about paying for gas or putting extra miles on your car, which can actually save you money in the long run.

There is one specific way using the trolley to save money on parking in Pigeon Forge. If you plan on spending time at Dollywood or Dollywood’s Splash Country, you will have to pay for parking. Instead of driving yourself and paying a ton of money, you should head to Patriot Park, which is where the Mass Transit Trolley Station is located. You’ll only pay a small fee to take a ride straight to the theme park entrances instead of having to wait for trams or walk!

Pigeon Forge Trolley Fares

Individual fares will be paid every time you board a trolley. To save the most money, we recommend purchasing an all-day trolley pass for only $3! All other routes are only $1, which the exception of Dollywood and Dolly’s Splash Country, which are $2.50. Children 3 and under are free.

Pigeon Forge Trolley Schedules

Trolleys in Pigeon Forge run from 8 am to midnight from March through the first week of January. In January through the first week of March, trolleys run from 10 am to 10 pm. This system is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Many visitors love riding winter trolleys at night because there are thousands of holiday lights along the Parkway, so you can hop aboard and enjoy the twinkling lights without having to worry about where you’re going! The Main Street transits run every 20-25 minutes, the Wears Valley transits run every 40-45 minutes, the Dollywood and Dolly’s Splash Country transits run every 15-20 minutes, and the Gatlinburg Welcome Center transits run every 25-30 minutes.

Trolley Routes in the Smoky Mountains

trolley stop at the Old MillThere are several trolley routes in Pigeon Forge you can get on to get you where you want to go.

The North Parkway Trolley travels as far as the popular Governor’s Crossing Mall in Sevierville.

The Wears Valley Road makes a loop that includes side roads and the main Parkway. Both the Dollywood and the Splash Country Trolleys leave Patriot Park about 30 minutes before each park opens and run roundtrips continuously until closing time. The South Parkway Trolley travels past The Island in Pigeon Forge and Dolly Parton’s Stampede, as well as the LeConte Convention Center.

If you want to head to Gatlinburg, you’ll want to get on the Gatlinburg Welcome Center trolley, which takes you to the welcome center just outside of town. You can find your connecting trolley to get you to downtown Gatlinburg, the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, or another area.

Finding the Right Trolley

To catch a trolley and save money on parking in Pigeon Forge, ask our manager on duty where the nearest stop is. There are generally 7 trolleys that can take you up and down the Parkway, to other points in Pigeon Forge, and to Sevierville where there are more shops and theaters. Every trolley line stops in Patriot Park where you can switch trolleys. You can now also purchase your passes and check real-time arrival times via their new app.

Now you know how the trolley system can help you save money on parking in Pigeon Forge, as well as your vacation in general! Want to know about even more ways to save when you stay with us? Check out our current offers and deals!