Tucked away in Pigeon Forge’s popular Theme Park, Dollywood there’s a gem that’s normally overlooked by those in search of high speed adventures, The Village Carousel. A timeless classic attraction that takes visitors of all ages back in time to enjoy a ride filled with nostalgia, charm and enchanting melodies. 

What’s it Like to Ride Dollywood’s Village Carousel? (Review)

You can find The Village Carousel in The Village area of Dollywood, right in front of The Dollywood Express. The carousel itself is a work of art. As you walk up to the ride, you can see all the different animals the carousel has. 60 in total!. 

Once its your turn to board, you can quickly choose which animals you want to ride on. Remember that the animals go up and down during the ride. If you want a stationary seat (ones that don’t move up and down), they have those available too. The first time my son rode the carousel he was little and got overwhelmed by the animals moving up and down, so we chose a stationary seat the next time, and he had a blast!. After you choose your animal or seat, put your safety belt on and everyone is checked, the ride can start!.

The Carousel slowly starts spinning to classic carousel music, and your animal will start moving too. The Bulb lights cast a warm glow, and kiddos can look at themselves in the mirrors and make silly faces while they ride.

It really is a timeless classic that everyone in your group will enjoy.

What are the Requirements to Ride Dollywood’s Carousel?

Height requirement

Dollywood’s Village Carousel does not have height requirements, but if your kiddo is Under 42 inches they must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.

Age Restrictions

There are no Age Restrictions to ride Village Carousel. Adults and Children can enjoy this attraction!.


Riders who do not meet rider requirements for the horse may still ride in the chariot. Riders may need companion assistance transferring to the ride vehicle. Guests in a wheelchair may remain in their wheelchair for the duration of the ride.

Guests will board through the exit of the ride onto the ramp. Guests using a motorized wheelchair or ECVs (electric convenience vehicle) must transfer to a Dollywood provided wheelchair and board through the exit of the ride onto the ramp. Due to the motion of the ride, service animals are permitted only at the chariot seats on the Village Carousel.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does The Village Carousel Ride Last?

The ride lasts about 2 / 3 minutes.
It’s the perfect amount of time to enjoy the music and lights.

Is the Village Carousel accessible For Guests With Disabilities?

Yes, The carousel is designed to accommodate
guests with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs. 

Can I Take Photos While Riding The Carousel?

Absolutely! Go ahead and capture the moments as your kiddos
enjoy the ride.

Are There Different Types Of animals To Ride on The Carousel?

Yes! The Village Carousel has so many different animals to choose from, including horses, tigers, and more. Each one is a work of art.

Enjoy and make awesome memories together, have fun!.
Did Your Family Ride The Village Carousel on Your Trip to Dollywood? Share your experience with us in the comments!

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