Even though Dollywood is made to be enjoyed by the entire family, some attractions have height requirements to keep kiddos safe.
If you are planning a trip to Dolly Parton’s Charming Theme Park in Pigeon Forge Tennessee, knowing which attractions may be off limits can help avoid meltdowns and heartbreak when you are in the park.
Dollywood Ride Height Requirements
Understanding Color-Coded Wristbands
On The Following chart, we break down exactly which attractions do, and do not, have any height restrictions. ( Color Coded The Same Way You Will Find Them On Each Attraction around the park. )
|At Least 55′′||Drop Line|
|At Least 50′′||Wild Eagle|
|At Least 48′′||Tennessee Tornado|
|At Least 48′′||Dizzy Disk|
|At Least 48′′||Lightning Rod|
|At Least 48′′||Barnstormer|
|At Least 48′′||Mystery Mine|
|At Least 48′′||Thunderhead|
|At Least 42′′||Blazing Fury|
|At Least 42′′||Daredevil Falls|
|At Least 42′′||Demolition Derby|
|At Least 42′′||Sky Rider|
|At Least 42′′||The Waltzing Swinger|
|At Least 40′′||Lumberjack Lifts|
|At Least 39′′||Dragonflier|
|At Least 39′′||Big Bear Mountain|
|At Least 39′′||FireChaser Express|
|At Least 36′′||Black Bear Trail|
|At Least 36′′||Shooting Star|
|At Least 36′′||Whistle Punk Chaser|
|At Least 36′′||Great Tree Swing|
|At Least 36′′||The Mad Mockingbird|
|At Least 36′′||The Scrambler|
|At Least 36′′||Smoky Mountain River|
|At Least 36′′||Rampage|
|No Minimum Height||Dollywood Express|
|No Minimum Height||Busy Bees|
|No Minimum Height||Lucky Ducky|
|No Minimum Height||Piggy Parade|
|No Minimum Height||Lemon Twist|
|No Minimum Height||The Amazing Flying Elephants|
|No Minimum Height||Rockin’ Roadway|
|No Minimum Height||Treetop Tower|
|No Minimum Height||Village Carousel|
|No Minimum Height||Frogs & Fireflies|
|No Minimum Height||Firehouse Fun Yard|
|No Minimum Height||Granny’s Garden, Pig Pen, Lil’ Pilots Playground|
|No Minimum Height||Hidden Hollow|
|No Minimum Height||Wildwood Creek|
Additional Rider Requirements
Besides the minimum height requirements, some rides at Dollywood have specific rules, like Additional Rider requirements. Here are two examples;
Tips For Making the Most of Your Visit
Measure Your Child at Home
Before heading to Dollywood, measure your kids height at home using a measuring tape.
This can help you have a general idea of which rides they could go on.
Height Can Change
Kids grow quickly!. If your kiddo is close to the minimum height requirement but doesn’t quite make it on that visit, they might be tall enough on your next visit. Always have them measured before you start your day at the park.
Look for The Parent Swap Option
Dollywood has Parent Swap Options on most rides. Its really easy and free to use. The entire family goes and waits in the line for the ride together. One parent will wait with the kiddo that is not riding, while the other parent rides. Then you switch without having to wait and do the whole line again.
Download the Dollywood App
I recommend downloading the Dollywood App before you head to the park. It has really helpful features like a park GPS that gives you directions to rides from where you are standing at the moment, show schedules, current ride wait times and all the height requirement info.
We’d love to hear from you – Have you used the Measuring Station at Dollywood?
If you have any questions or need more information, feel free to ask. We will do our best to help you out. Enjoy your visit to Dollywood and Have Fun!