Dollywood Season Pass questions...
How do they verify season pass holders at Dollywood?
How do gold pass season passes work at Dollyworld in Pigeon Forge, TN? Our church bought my husband and I one online (we haven't received them yet) and I beleive they will have our names on them. But once you get to the ticket gate, how do they verify the ticket holder? What keeps people who have season passes from sharing them with other folks?
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From steve lee
Posted April 30, 2007 at 3:27 PM
Mine has my picture on it. I'd imagine that when you first get to the park you'll have to get real passes made as well.
We had gold passes for over three years. The ones that come in the mail will be paper. When you get to the gate you will see a sign that directs you to the season pass holder line. (If you don't see it, ask a worker and they can direct you to the window to get your picture made.) You will need your driver licences the first time. They take your paper passes, look at your driver licence, stand you in front of a screen and snap your picture. They will then give you your plastic card with your picture on it. When you enter the park through the pass holders entrance (clearly marked) you just slide your pass through and walk through the turnstile. You can only use your pass once a day. If you leave the park and plan on coming back in the same day, you will need to get your hand stamped. That keeps someone from going in and then taking the pass back out to someone else so they can come in. The really don't look at the picture so if someone looked close enough to you, they could use your pass. My mom and I are dead ringers for each other and she could have used it easily. No we were never dishonest about it I'm just saying its possible. Also, make sure to show it to the parking attendant. With gold passes, parking is free. Also ANYTHING you purchase, food, gifts, ect, show your pass and you get percentages off. Just remember, if you leave and want to come back in same day, get the hand stamp. Your pass just gets you in once per day. If you want to take a guest, show your pass at the ticket window and they can get their ticket at a discount rate. Don't worry about it. You can always ask a cast member to help you find the right line to get your permanant pass. These folks are extremely friendly and willing to help any way they can. Hope you have a good time and enjoy your passes to the fullest. Make sure to go at Christmas, the lights are BEAUTIFUL.
the above covers gold passes well.make sure to have ready when making purchases for te discount and also as you arrive for the free parking.allow an extra 5 minutes are so the first time to get your pictures done but after that go to the pass holders gate. enjoy
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