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The ULTIMATE Guide to Tomorrowworld
Here’s everything that you need to know before you get to TomorrowWorld 2015 in Atlanta, GA. Hit the button below to send me a message, so that we can meet up at TomorrowWorld. I’ll be camping in Dreamville. Look for the guy with the Glitter Hawk.
TomorrowWorld 2015 in Atlanta, GA Starts Tomorrow
This bracelet/ticket is your key to happiness, click on the pic to find out more.
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Technology has made cash redundant. Learn about the TomorrowWorld Pearls so you’re not redundant too.
The address for TomorrowWorld 2015 is different. Here’s how to get to TomorrowWorld.
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Ultimate TomorrowWorld Guide
Quick NavigationTomorrowWorld BraceletTomorrowWorld Festival HoursTomorrowWorld Lockers Pearls? What are ThoseDirections to TomorrowWorldTomorrowWorld Line Up and Set TimesUltimate TomorrowWorld GuideUrgent Announcement About TomorrowWorld.TomorrowWorld Bracelet Activation TomorrowWorld Pearls Cashless SystemTomorrowWorld Map of Festival Grounds2015 TomorrowWorld Festival Hours2015 TomorrowWorld Dreamville Hours2015 TomorrowWorld DirectionsDriving Directions to TomorrowWorldKISS AND RIDE:KISS & RIDE: Off Site Parking + Drop Off/Pick Up, UBER + Taxi Address:TomorrowWorld 2015 ShuttlesAIRPORT SHUTTLES FOR DREAMVILLE ATTENDEESAIRPORT HOTEL SHUTTLESEMORY UNIVERSITYTHE IVY BUCKHEADWhat can you tell me about where TomorrowWorld is held?Will there be food available to eat?Pearls? How expensive are pearls and what do they buy?I heard that there’s a restaurant at TomorrowWorld.What’s TomorrowWorld like? Will I have fun?Here’s what to expect: Getting to DreamvilleInside DreamvilleWhat is The Gathering?Late night DreamvilleWhat’s a TomorrowWorld Day like?Entering TomorrowWorldTomorrowWorld Security TomorrowWorld Lockers2015 TomorrowWorld Line Up and Set TimesTomorrowWorld CostumesEssential TomorrowWorld Blog PostsTomorrowWorld 2015Need Some Motivational TomorrowWorld Music?It’s Your Turn
Urgent Announcement About TomorrowWorld.
The TomorrowWorld bracelet/ticket is the key to happiness
TomorrowWorld Bracelet Activation
Your Bracelet is your personal ticket into TomorrowWorld. Before you arrive at the festival, you should register your bracelet/ticket. After registering your ticket, it can only be used by you. Additionally, the TomorrowWorld bracelet will allow you to buy food, drinks, and merchandise inside the event. They vendors will not accept cash.
TomorrowWorld Pearls Cashless System
Continuing the same methods as the previous years, the TomorrowWorld pearl is the currency for the cashless system. You will need to pre-register your bracelet and then purchase the pearls with a credit card.
Don’t worry if you don’t have enough pearls, you’ll be able to reload them at the various booths around the festival grounds.
Also, if you load too much money onto the bracelet, you’ll be able to request a refund at week or two after the festival is over.
TomorrowWorld pearls are the currency for the cashless TomorrowWorld
TomorrowWorld Map of Festival Grounds
This is a map of the TomorrowWorld grounds. Clicking on the image will also let you download a Hi-Rez version of the map.
Map of the TomorrowWorld Festival Grounds
You can also download the Hi Resolution TomorrowWorld 2015 Map
2015 TomorrowWorld Festival Hours
- Friday, September 25th 12 pm – 1 am
- Saturday, September 26, 12 pm – 1am
- Sunday, September 27th 12 pm – 12am
The entrance gates to TomorrowWorld are open until 10 pm. After 10 pm, you won’t be allowed in at all until the next day.
CAUTION: The event security will not be allowing anyone into the festival grounds after 10 pm. THIS INCLUDES DREAMVILLE ATTENDEES
2015 TomorrowWorld Dreamville Hours
- Thursday, September 24th 10 am Gates Open
- Monday, September 28th, 2 pm Gates Close
People who are camping onsite and have a Dreamville ticket may pass back and forth between the festival and the campgrounds from 12 pm to 10 pm each day.
Additionally, you will be allowed to access your car in the parking lots. But the event is not a car camping event, so you will not be allowed to stay at your vehicle.
2015 TomorrowWorld Directions
Directions to TomorrowWorld 2015 are slightly different this year. Please read below to find out how to get to TomorrowWorld.
WATCH OUT! Your GPS will not send you to the right location! Pay attention for signs directing you on how to get to the festival.
Driving Directions to TomorrowWorld
TomorrowWorld is easily accessible for those of you traveling by car – it is located just 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta and 20 minutes from the Atlanta International Airport.
Please note the following:
- TURN OFF YOUR GPS and follow our simple directions below or if you must use your GPS please use the GPS directions below. Following your GPS without using our directions will lead you to closed areas and make your trip take much longer
On Site Parking:
There are two major routes to the on site parking lots:
- I-20 West of Atlanta
- I-85 SouthWest of Atlanta
On I-20: Look for “EVENT” signs as you approach Douglasville, GA
- Fairburn Road, Douglasville
If you are coming in from
Atlanta or the Airport:
I-85 South to Exit 69 > Follow signs for GA-14 S. Fulton Pkwy > Follow “EVENT” or “TW” signs. GPS: S Fulton Pkwy, Fairburn, GA 30213
If you are coming in from
Montgomery or South of event:
I-85 North to Exit 64 > Look for “EVENT” signs as you approach Peachtree City, GA. S Fulton Pkwy, Fairburn, GA 30213
The TomorrowWorld Directions were found on the official website. If you have problems with the TomorrowWorld directions, check the site out.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO HAVE YOUR TOMORROWWORLD PARKING PASS READY
KISS AND RIDE:
If you are dropped off by a car or taxi, if you take a UBER to the festival site, or if you come in a chartered bus, you must be dropped off at our Kiss & Ride drop off point.
If you drive directly to the festival you will be turned away.
If you purchased an OFF SITE parking pass, you must follow the below directions in order to guarantee your quickest entrance into the festival.
The Kiss and Ride zone is just 2 miles from TomorrowWorld and complimentary shuttles will take you from the Kiss and Ride to the festival and back 24 hours a day.
After the festival, you can be picked up at the same location.
KISS & RIDE: Off Site Parking + Drop Off/Pick Up, UBER + Taxi Address:
5514-5676 Campbellton Redwine Road
Palmetto, GA 30268
The Kiss & Ride location and the off-site parking lot are only accessible via South Fulton Parkway west of Atlanta.
Please follow the directions below to ensure the best travel experience.
- Take your most convenient route to South Fulton Parkway (Spur 14)
- On I-285 south, take exit 62On I-85 south
- or on I-285 west take exit 14
- and then follow the signs at the interchange of I-285 and I-85 towards South Fulton Parkway (Spur 14).
- If you miss the exit for South Fulton Parkway, take I-85 south and you will be directed to take a right off I-85 before you get to Newnan, GA.
- On I-85 North, take Exit 64. And follow “EVENT” signs as you approach Peachtree City, GA.
TomorrowWorld 2015 Driving Directions and Drop Off Points
TomorrowWorld 2015 Shuttles
If you’re local to the Atlanta/Chattahoochee Hills area you can catch a shuttle from the airport or downtown at the aLoft or Westin Hotels.
There are many different shuttle options, to fit all types of travel arrangements and situations
AIRPORT SHUTTLES FOR DREAMVILLE ATTENDEES
- Arrive Thursday, return to the airport on Sunday afternoon at 3 PM. Perfect for those who have to be at work on Monday morning.
- Arrive Thursday, Return Sunday night at 2 AM. It’s technically Monday morning at 2 AM, this is for those that can stay for the whole event but need to be back for an early Monday AM flight
- Arrive Thursday, Return Monday any time after 5 AM. Enjoy Dreamville after the festival and take your time getting home.
- Arrive Friday Morning, Return Sunday at 3 PM. For those that can’t get more than 3 days off.
- Arrive Friday morning, return Sunday at 2 AM. Cramming as much TomorrowWorld into your weekend as possible. This is for the truly dedicated who have shit to do before and after the weekend.
- Arrive Friday morning, return Monday after 5 AM. Sometimes it’s nice to take it slow in the morning, especially after partying all weekend.
Return shuttles to the airport will leave at the designated times and about every hour thereafter. All shuttles leave from the WEST entrance.
IMPORTANT IF YOUR TAKING A SHUTTLE!!!!
On Thursday, shuttles deliver people from 9 AM till 11 PM, with turnaround taking about an hour. (So one at 9, 10, 11, etc.)
ON FRIDAY, THE SHUTTLE ONLY RUNS AT 10 AM.
AIRPORT HOTEL SHUTTLES
Westin Atlanta or Aloft Downtown
With this pass you can travel to and from the Westin as many times as you want.
Additionally, you may purchase this pass even if you aren’t staying at the hotel.
- Shuttles leave at 11 AM, 1:30 PM, and 4 PM Friday-Sunday
- Shuttles begin return boarding to the hotel at 11pm each night
There will be a shuttle running from Emory University all weekend long.
You will be able to purchase single-day or 3-day passes.
- Shuttle Times will be posted on campus
THE IVY BUCKHEAD
There will be a shuttle running from the Ivy Buckhead each day.
You can party at the Ivy and then go check out TomorrowWorld.
What can you tell me about where TomorrowWorld is held?
Tons of locations were researched and scouted before TomorrowWorld finally decided on the spot in Chattahoochee Hills, GA. These sprawling festival grounds encompass more than 8000 acres of Georgia forests.
Be sure to wear comfortable footwear, because the main stage is located about 30-minutes by foot from the Dreamville campgrounds. The site is huge, spread across some 8000-acres of forest among the Chattahoochee Hills.
The main stage is about a 20-30-minute walk from the Dreamville camping area. The parking lot is 2.5 miles away from the camping area, so comfortable walking shoes are advised.
Will there be food available to eat?
TomorrowWorld has moved to a cashless pearl system for all food, drinks, and merchandise purchases. You are not allowed to bring outside food and drink into the TomorrowWorld festival areas, but you may bring your own food into the Dreamville area.
Pearls? How expensive are pearls and what do they buy?
Be sure to bring enough cash or get the pearls on your credit cards, because the ATM fees in previous years were above $5. In previous years, the pearls were $2.20 each and unspent pearls were refundable for 2 weeks after the festival ended.
Some of the costs for items in 2013-2014:
- Bottles of water were 2 pearls
- Food from vendor trucks was from 4-6 pearls
- Alcoholic beverages were from 3-5 pearls each
- T-shirts, hats, and other merchandise varied from 10 pearls up to 30-40 depending on the item.
- Speaking of food, What’s available to eat at TomorrowWorld?
TomorrowWorld tries to bring the tastes of the world together and features several different vendor areas with foods from around the world.
Some of the cuisines available are:
- American BBQ
- Hamburgers and hot dogs
- A smoothie shop
- A bakery
- Food from several Asian countries.
- Several draft and craft beers will be available.
I heard that there’s a restaurant at TomorrowWorld.
New for 2015, is the inclusion of a restaurant created by a partnership with Red Beard Restaurants and TomorrowWorld. Led by Chef Kevin Gillespie, and overlooking the main stage, the restaurant will feature a different cuisine every day.
Several price points are available, along with a picnic basket meal that you can take anywhere on the grounds to enjoy at your leisure.W
What’s TomorrowWorld like? Will I have fun?
I’ve been asked this question many times by people when they learn that I’ve been to TomorrowWorld. Of course, you’ll have fun. Why would you think of not having fun?
Here’s what to expect: Getting to Dreamville
Full of excitement you pull into the parking lot for Dreamville. You’ve already had some adventures on the roadtrip/flight to Atlanta, now it’s time for the real fun to begin.
You unload all of your groups camping gear and begin the hike to the front gates of Dreamville. Luckily, you’ve gotten this heavy-duty utility cart to help you haul all this stuff.
Security is a breeze. A word of caution, that heavy-duty card you loaded up will be unloaded in order to check you into the festival. In 2013 it took an hour to get through security. In 2014, it took 4 hours. Either way, prepare for a bit of a wait.
Bonus Tip: Be sure that you don’t have any glass in your gear. Previous years they were extremely anal about it, to the point that they weren’t allowing bottles of cologne or perfume into the event. They were checking ice chests for bottles of pickles and even jars of jelly.
Now that you’ve made it through to the Promised Land. Unfortunately you’ve got another hike to get to where you can set up your tents.
Hopefully you’ve made it there early so you can get a good spot closer to the actual festival grounds. Expect a hike of 1.5-2.5 miles from the parking to the actual camping area.
Time to set up your tent and all the other things necessary for a good camp site.
Check out this article on some camping festival tips
What is The Gathering?
Time for the Gathering on Thursday night. This is an exclusive event for people who are attending Dreamville, and a good chance to get to meet people.
After dancing for a few hours, check out the Marketplace. This is located in the center of Dreamville and is where all the food vendors and stores are located. There’s a General Store if you forgot some small items. A hair salon and a masseuse are also there. This is also where the ATMs and pearl booths are.
Late night Dreamville
After the Gathering is over you might still find yourself awake and full of energy. Be sure to go by #Team No Sleep and laugh at them all passed out in their tents. (I swear, they always seem to be sleeping, I guess their camp is called that ironically.)
Spend the night wandering up and down the Boardwalk. It’s the walkway that is installed for the festival and spans the course of the festival campgrounds. A leisurely stroll of about 30-45 minutes gets you from one end to the other.
Along your stroll you’ll find all kinds of people from all walks of life. Be sure to stop and chit-chat with anyone you meet.
After all that walking and setting up camp you’ve worked up quite a sweat. Don’t worry there are showers available to use. They’ll cost 2 pearls or about $4.50 and they do have electricity and running hot water.
The secret to not having to stand in line is to visit them during the off-hours.
In my experience, that’s 7 pm-10 pm and then 2 am-6 am. Probably the busiest time is from 8 am-12 pm. Getting back to your tent, take some time to meet your neighbors. You never know when you might need their help for something.
What’s a TomorrowWorld Day like?
It’s here, Day 1 of TomorrowWorld! Hopefully you were able to get some rest the night before. If you’re a light sleeper, be sure to bring some ear plus (XXX-insert ear plug link) and a eye mask (XXX-insert eye mask) They’ll block the ambient noise of random people screaming and shouting as they walk the Boardwalk and also keep the sun out when it rises in the morning.
Breakfast is whatever you make of it; I’ll have an article up soon with some easy camping meals and recipes.
Next to the information booths along the boardwalk are charcoal grill pits available for anyone to use.
Simply start one up and throw your food on there and BAM! Burnt food. =)
This year they are allowing you to bring in a small propane grill to use to cook your meals on. Be sure to cook your food in an area that is located away from the tents, the last thing that you want to do is catch one on fire accidentally.
Bonus Tip: Want to make friends? Bring a pound of bacon and cook that at any of the grilling locations. You’ll be amazed at how many people suddenly appear when the beautiful aroma of bacon is in the air
You’ve got yourself fed and watered. You and your festival buddy have gotten your costumes on and you’re ready to get this party started. The other people from your home town who are lame and decided to stay in a hotel are on their way to the show, so it’s time to get there yourself.
There are 3 entrances to the actual TomorrowWorld grounds. One is by the entrance to Dreamville from the Dreamville parking lot. Another sits in the center of the Marketplace. The third is located over by the EZ Tents and the West entrance to the festival.
The West entrance is where people who aren’t camping overnight will have to park or get dropped off by shuttle or cab.
Bonus Tip: While it may be a longer walk, use the entrance closet to the East Entrance (the one close to the Dreamville parking lot). This is the least used gate since it’s a longer walk. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather take a bit of a hike and get inside faster.
Yes, you will have to go through security to get into the festival grounds. There’s another security check point at the entrance to TomorrowWorld.
Here’s the list of prohibited items:
1. NO Open Containers
2. NO Illegal Substances
3. NO Unsealed tampons
4. NO Drones or flying electronics
5. NO Glass of any kind
6. NO Vending without permit allowed
7. NO Kegs
8. NO Paint of any kind including paint markers and spray paint
9. NO Outside Food or Drinks (1 factory sealed water bottle OK)
10. NO Fireworks
11. NO Open fires
12. NO Gas masks
13. NO Bicycles, scooters, go carts, or ATV
14. NO Large umbrellas
15. NO Pacifiers
16. NO Unsealed over the counter medications/vitamins
17. NO Laser pointers
18. NO Weapons of any kind
19. NO Pets
20. NO Chinese lanterns
21. NO Charcol grills
22. NO Flags or totems with large metal or wood pieces
23. NO Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia2
24. NO Large chains
25. Any other items deemed as posing a threat to the safe enjoyment of the patrons
These are pretty standard things that you aren’t allowed to take into a festival.
If you have medications that you have to take on a scheduled basis, you’ll need to bring the prescription bottle with your name on it and will only be allowed to take in the number of pills necessary for the number of days you’ll be at the festival.If you decide to take performance enhancing substances, i.e. protein supplements, fat burners, etc. (What did you think I was talking about?)
Please make sure that you have them discretely located. Don’t carry them in your pockets, since security will usually make you empty them out. Ladies, while you might think that your bra is the best place, I’ve seen several people’s nights ruined because they had to pull the bottoms of their bra out and things accidentally fell out.
Security is trying to get you into the show as fast as possible, so most times, it’s just a cursory check and pat down. You’ll have to show your ID to get into the festival, so be sure to bring it with you.
TomorrowWorld and DreamVille Lockers provide you with a secure and convenient way for you to store your personal belongings and charge your cell phones.
– Lockers are approximately
12″ high x 12″ wide x 18″ deep
and have plenty of room for your your personal belongings as well as your mobile devices.
– The lockers all have charging units inside, which provide the ability to charge all major devices.
2015 TomorrowWorld Line Up and Set Times
Here’s the listing of the TomorrowWorld Set Times. All credit for this goes to Geegun from the TomorrowWorld SubReddit
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This about wraps up my TomorrowWorld Guide. I’ll try to update this with more information as I can. After all, it’s a 16 hr drive from San Antonio to Atlanta.
If you are attending this year’s TomorrowWorld keep your eyes on the look out for me.
I’ll be the bad ass with the glitterhawk spinning various types of poi. You might have even seen me before if you’re a veteran TomorrowWorld attendee.
Here’s a video of me spinning at TomorrowWorld 2014.
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It’s Your Turn
That’s all I have for you. I hope that you have enjoyed this Ultimate Guide to TomorrowWorld 2015.
If you are going to TomorrowWorld 2015 let’s meet up! If you send me a message via the Contact page, I’ll get it and coordinate everything.