Fans of Dolly Parton’s Dollywood will be pleased to hear that the theme park will be opening soon! It’s set to open in phases amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease.
On Wednesday, the official Dollywood Instagram account confirmed that the park would be opening this month. The theme park announced: “We can't wait to host you again.”
However, to make sure the spread of COVID-19 is curbed, some protocols have been put in place. The Dollywood DreamMore Resort and Spa will reopen on June 10, 2020.
“BRIGHTER DAYS ARE HERE”
On June 15 and 16, Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country will open up for season pass holders only. The park will reopen to the public on June 17, 2020.
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
The legendary country musician also shared that the park was working with experts who worked for Covenant Health and the State of Tennessee. The joint work is to help the park to make sure they’re on the right track in ensuring people’s safety.
The safety measures that will be implemented are in accordance with the recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dollywood will also control the number of people who can enter at any given time.
ATTENDEES NEED TO RESERVE SPOTS
Season pass holders and general admissions holders will be expected to make reservations on the website. The theme park has also set restrictions on the number of season pass reservations that can be made on a day.
The Lumberjack Lifts, Hidden Hollow, Granny's Garden, Firehouse Fun Yard, Lil' Pilots Playground, and Wildwood Creek will stay closed. Some festivals are still set to happen this year.
People who will visit the park from ages 3 upwards, will be expected to wear masks except for specific reasons like when eating. Attendees will be subjected to touchless temperature screening before entry.
If one is found with a temperature of 100.40 degrees or higher; admittance will be denied. A person who traveled with someone who has a high temperature will be barred from entry too.
Employees of the park will also undergo temperature screening. The theme park will be cleaning high-touch areas more frequently and hand sanitizer will be openly available.
DISNEY WORLD WILL OPEN
The March 2020, reopening of the park was postponed two days after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. For Walt Disney World fans, the resort will also start a phased reopening on July 11, 2020.
The Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks will be the only ones open then. On July 15, 2020, the EPCOT and Hollywood Studios will start functioning.