It seems Dolly Parton thinks Dollywood needs an enlargement… and yes that pun is totally intended. The theme park in PIgeon Forge, TN, was opened in 1986. It has been green-lit for a $300 Million expansion!
“It’s gonna be a big deal,” Parton told TODAY. “And I’m so excited…this has been a dream from the very beginning. It’s got a Southern flair, but it’s done very classy.”
It starts in 2014 with a new family roller coaster called “The Fire Chaser Express,” which will go forward and backward. Then in 2015 the Dream More Resort and Hotel will be opened. This hotel will have 300 rooms on 100 acres of land.
“When you stay at a hotel you sleep and when you sleep, you dream more,” Parton explained.
Dolly Parton sure knows how to stay busy!
- Dollywood to Build Resort, Add Shows and Rides (wbko.com)
- Dollywood to Build Resort, Add Shows and Rides – ABC News (abcnews.go.com)
- Dollywood to build resort, add shows and rides (bostonherald.com)