Riding the Pigeon Forge Trolley is a tradition that has been experienced and enjoyed by many families over the years. Between the convenience of not having to fight the traffic of the Parkway, the budget-friendly prices of the trolley rides, the nostalgic feeling the trolley gives, and the many stops this form of transportation makes, the Pigeon Forge Trolley is an incredibly popular way to get around in the Smokies. You can park at one of the trolley stops and then spend the day hopping on and off the trolley at the stores, attractions, and restaurants you want to visit. There are more than 100 stops throughout Pigeon Forge and in parts of Sevierville, so it will be easy to get around!
Because of the many great events, restaurants, shops, and attractions, Pigeon Forge is the ideal destination for a trolley system. When you want to get out of the cabin, head downtown to explore the bustling Parkway. You can play miniature golf, test your skills at the arcades, speed along the go kart tracks, sit down for a hearty meal and entertainment at a dinner show, shop at the Tanger Outlets, or check out one of the attractions. On the trolley routes, pass Dixie Stampede, The Old Mill, Patriot Park, Tanger Outlet Center at Five Oaks, and so much more!
The Main Street trolleys run every 20 to 25 minutes, Gatlinburg Welcome Center trolleys run every 25 to 30 minutes, and Wears Valley routes run every 40 to 45 minutes. Dollywood and Dolly’s Splash Country routes run every 15 to 20 minutes during park hours. Trolley route time can vary depending on traffic flow, especially during holiday weekends and car show days. Keep that in mind when making any reservations or plans, and be flexible and patient!
The North Parkway trolley begins at Patriot Park and travels north through Pigeon Forge. From there it goes on to the city of Sevierville and north to the Governor’s Crossing, Walmart, and back south again to Patriot Park.
The South Parkway trolley leaves from Patriot Park, travels north to traffic light #6, and then turns westbound onto Pine Mountain Road. The trolley travels to the Mainstay Suites before going back to the Parkway. Then it travels to the south city limits to Dixie Stampede before returning to Patriot Park.
Gatlinburg Welcome Center
The Gatlinburg Welcome Center trolley starts at Patriot Park and travels non-stop to the Gatlinburg Welcome Center just outside of Gatlinburg before returning to Patriot Park.
The Dollywood Trolley travels back and forth between Patriot Park and Dollywood continuously throughout the day, as long as the park is open.
Dolly’s Splash Country
The Dolly’s Splash Country trolley travels back and forth between Dolly’s Splash Country and Patriot Park, as long as the park is open.
The Wears Valley trolley departs from Patriot Park and moves north on Teaster Lane through the Riverveiw Mall area to traffic light #2. From light #2, the Wears Valley trolley goes to Community Center Drive, McGill Street, and then Wears Valley Road, where it stops at campgrounds and other businesses as it makes its way westbound. It heads towards the Pigeon Forge city limits before turning around to head back to Patriot Park, taking the same route back.
The Courthouse trolley departs Patriot Park, moving north on Teaster Lane through the Pigeon River Crossing Outlet Mall (formerly Belz). It then enters the Parkway headed north at traffic light #2 and continues north into downtown Sevierville before turning around at the Sevier County Courthouse.
You can purchase day passes at the Fun Time Trolley office; individual fares are paid at each boarding. Fun Time Trolley drivers can only take exact change, so be prepared ahead of time. If you’re only going to 1 or 2 stops, individual tickets are great, but the day passes are the best deals if you’ll be visiting a few different places.
North Parkway – $.50
South Parkway- $.50
Gatlinburg Welcome Center – $.75
Dollywood – $.50
Dolly’s splash Country – $.50
Wears Valley – $.50
All-day Pass – $2.50
Children 3 and under – FREE
Sunday – Saturday | 8 a.m. to midnight | early March through October
Sunday – Saturday | 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. | November and December
All of the Pigeon Forge trolleys are wheelchair-lift equipped. If you are in a wheelchair and need assistance getting to a trolley stop, you must make reservations the day before by calling the Fun Time Trolley at 865.453.6444.
The Paratransit Service is a curb-to-curb, demand response transportation service for the mobility impaired in the Pigeon Forge and Sevierville area. Curb-to-curb service means the van will not drive on to private property, but must stay on public streets and areas. Drivers are allowed only to assist passengers in wheelchairs on and off the vehicle. [from www.pigeonforgetrolley.org]