Dollywood Parks and Resorts to reopen throughout June

Posted at 1:16 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 14:16:54-04

PIGEON FORGE (WTVF) — Following its closure during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dollywood Parks and Resorts will start to reopen over the course of June, the amusement park announced Wednesday.

Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa is the first to reopen, scheduled for June 10.

For season pass guests only, Dollywood Theme Park reopens June 15, with Splash County Water Park reopening June 16. Both of those parks will open to the general public June 17.

"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," Dolly Parton said. "Their advice and teamwork has provided untold help to make sure we are doing the right thing."

All operations at the Pigeon Forge amusement park will adhere to the Tennessee Pledge and state operational restrictions.

Social distancing guidelines will limit capacity at the parks on a daily basis. Season pass holders will be required to reserve the date and time they wish to visit. General admission guests will purchase a date-based ticket. Reservations can be made on the Dollywood website.

Prior to entering Dollywood facilities, guests must have their temperature checked and wear a mask. Children under 3 are not required to wear a mask. Masks are also not required while eating or at select water park attractions.

Appropriate changes in operation will be made if CDC or state guidelines changes.