Breezy Summer Travel in Pigeon Forge


Convenient transportation on the Fun Time Trolley

Summer’s a great time to visit Pigeon Forge because of all the exciting events, beautiful weather, and great attractions. But because of all the great things Pigeon Forge offers, summer is also a very popular time to visit. That means more crowds and busy streets. Waiting in traffic can get frustrating, and then you have to find a place to park at the different attractions, shops, and restaurants you want to visit. Instead of braving the traffic in your own car, consider taking the scenic route. You can get to all the major attractions while enjoying the scenery and foregoing the usual stresses of driving in traffic. Just sit back and relax on the Fun Time Trolley! Running through Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, this charming method of transportation was started in 1986 by the City of Pigeon Forge to “provide a safe, affordable, and convenient ‘hop on, hop off’ type of transportation service.” Today, it still serves that purpose, continuing its tradition of affordable transportation that makes it easy to get around in this growing mountain town.

All-day wristbands are available for just $2.50, making getting around Pigeon Forge truly affordable. There are also lots of stops throughout Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, so the Fun Time Trolley is also very convenient. In all, there are more than 100 stops along the combined routes. Along with being convenient and affordable, it’s really just a fun way to see what all Pigeon Forge has to offer! The trolley operators are incredibly familiar with the area, so they should be able to answer questions you have along the way. Just find a Fun Time Trolley shelter or Trolley bear sign and a Pigeon Forge Trolley will arrive soon. The main terminal is located at 186 Old Mill Avenue next to Patriot Park and The Old Mill, so you can start there after enjoying a meal and some shopping at The Old Mill in the morning. Kids will love the novelty of the Fun Time Trolley, and you’ll appreciate the convenience and wallet-friendly price – everyone wins!

Fun Time Trolley routes

North Parkway

  • Runs every 20-25 minutes
  • North from Patriot Park through Pigeon Forge and into Sevierville

South Parkway

  • Runs every 20-25 minutes
  • North from Patriot Park to traffic light #6, then west onto Pine Mountain Road; to Mainstay Suites, then to south city limits to campgrounds and Dixie Stampede

Gatlinburg Welcome Center

  • Runs every 25-30 minutes
  • Non-stop to the Gatlinburg Welcome Center from Patriot Park ($.75 and hours subject to schedule of Gatlinburg trolleys)

Dollywood Trolley

  • Runs every 15-20 minutes
  • To and from Dollywood (continuously); runs 30 minutes before opening until last guest is returned to Patriot Park

Dollywood’s Splash Country

  • Runs every 15-20 minutes
  • Runs between Patriot Park and Dollywood’s Splash Country

Wears Valley

  • Runs every 40-45 minutes
  • North on Teaster Lane through Pigeon River Crossings/Riverview Mall area to traffic light #2; to community Center Drive, Sand Pike Blvd, and Wears Valley Road for campgrounds and businesses; westbound to Pigeon Forge city limits, then back to Patriot Park on same route

Fun Time Trolley
Open 8 a.m. – midnight, early March – October
Open 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., November and December

North Parkway $.50
South Parkway $.50
Gatlinburg Welcome Center $.75
Dollywood $.50
Dollywood’s Splash Country $.50
Wears Valley $.50
All-day pass $2.50
Children 3 and under are free.

In order to offer convenient transportation to everyone, all Fun Time Trolleys are wheelchair-lift equipped. Passengers in wheelchairs who can’t get to trolley stops should make reservations for Paratransit Service a day in advance by calling 865.453.6444.

As you plan your time in Pigeon Forge, be sure to take advantage of our Pigeon Forge blog. We’ll keep you up-to-date with what’s happening in the area, including family-friendly events, wine tastings, new business openings, holiday events, races, and beyond! We’ll also give you recipe ideas to try in your cabin, travel tips, and lots of information about some great attractions in the area. And be sure to check out our Pigeon Forge cabins that offer everything from private indoor pools and home theaters to fully equipped kitchens and mountain views. We have cozy cabins for couples, spacious lodges for groups, and everything in between for families and friends. With so many amenities, pet-friendly and budget-friendly options, and locations near downtown or tucked peacefully in the trees, we really do have something for everyone!