Dollywood has announced that as of April 12, 2021, Guests will no longer be required to wear face masks while outdoors and keeping six feet of physical distancing from others. They are also removing temperature checks.

What’s Happening:

  • Dollywood announced a few changes to their COVID-19 policies as more people continue to get vaccinated.
  • Starting April 12, Guests will be allowed to remove their face masks while walking outdoors as long as they keep physical distancing from others not in their party. Masks will still be required in certain areas of the park including indoors and while on rides.
  • Temperature checks are also being removed from the theme park, but Guests are being told to do a self-assessment health screening before entering.
  • You can view Dollywood’s safety FAQs here.

Policy Changes as of April 12, 2021:

  • Per the CDC’s guidelines on safe outdoor activities, our outdoor areas, where six feet of distance can be maintained between parties, are now mask-optional spaces. Guest masking is required at all ticketing areas, park entry, on rides and trams, in queues, all indoor areas, and areas where guests cannot socially distance outdoors.
  • Guests and employees are still required to participate in a self-assessment health screening prior to entry, but temperature checks are no longer part of the process.
  • Areas of the property where masks are required will be clearly marked and strictly enforced.
  • Employees will continue to wear masks at all times while on the property.

When Guests Have to Wear Masks:

  • Guests will only be granted access to the property if they arrive wearing an appropriate and approved face covering. Once in the park, masks are not required in outdoor areas with ample space (more than six-feet). Mask-required areas, such as outdoor areas where six-feet of distance cannot be maintained and all indoor spaces, are clearly designated and marked with visual and written signage.
    • Children 1 and younger
    • While actively eating or drinking – both at a restaurant or while walking/sitting
    • When taking photos
    • While swimming or on an attraction where you will get wet (water slides/rides)
    • While showering/changing clothes in an approved water park facility
    • While in a lounge chair or occupying a private, rented space (Such as Cabanas at water parks) if 6 ft. can be maintained between groups.

If you want to see more of Dollywood, we recently streamed from the theme park back in March. You can watch a replay of it below.

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