Great news Dolly Parton fans! If you’re looking for something fun to do over the summer Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is the place to go!
On Wednesday, June 3 the decision was made to officially reopen Dollywood Parks and Resorts starting with Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa today! Dollywood’s Splash Country Water Park is set to open back up on June 15 and 16 for guests with season passes and June 17 for the general public.
Recording artist and founder Dolly Parton said:
“We are excited to get open and to welcome families back to the Great Smoky Mountains. Brighter Days are here! We have been blessed to work with some incredible experts at Covenant Health and with the State of Tennessee as we have navigated this extraordinary situation. Their advice and teamwork has provided untold help to make sure we are doing the right thing.”
Things will be done a little differently as operations will follow the Tennessee Pledge and state operation guidelines. Dollywood President Craig Ross stated:
“As Dolly said, we are now ready to reopen and get back to the business of ‘Making Memories Worth Repeating’ for our loyal and passionate guests to both our parks and resort,” Craig Ross, Dollywood President said. “The team has faced this challenge head on and they have made numerous operational changes we believe will help with the safety of our guests and hosts as we continue to deal with the coronavirus. Safety is—and always will be—one of our highest priorities.”
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Guests with season passes will need to reserve the date and time they plan on visiting while general admission guests will have to buy a special date-based ticket to ensure attendees are following new capacities and social distancing for a safe and fun experience. Dollywood is asking that guests and hosts have their temperature taken and guests over the age of three wear a mask. However, wearing a mask does not apply to: all waterpark attractions, select rollercoasters or while eating in the park. A video explaining the operational and safety changes is available to view on the Dollywood mobile app as well as the Dollywood website.
Dollywood officials will continuously watch for any changes in Tennessee and the Center for Disease Control guidelines and will make changes accordingly. Guests can now purchase their tickets and make their reservations on the Dollywood website or the mobile app, which will have a guide on how the new process will go.
Stay tuned as we bring you more news about the latest reopenings!