Dollywood planning $300 million in upgrades, including resort and roller coaster

Posted Wednesday, August 21, 2013 7:25 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Country music singer-songwriter Dolly Parton told TODAY in an exclusive interview that aired Wednesday morning that she's expanding her Pigeon Forge, Tenn. theme park. As part of a 10-year, $300 million project, a new “family” roller coaster is in the works for 2014, said Parton, with a resort hotel to follow in 2015. The add-ons will create thousands of jobs in the area.

Read more and see video from The Today Show.

Visit Dollywood.com for more information about the announcement.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013 9:43 PM
LostKause's avatar

Still not worth the removal of Adventure Mountain, in my opinion. Dollywood just fell a few notches in my ratings.


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Thursday, August 22, 2013 9:47 PM
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All they need to do now, is put in a Chick-Fil-A, and your jimmies will be really rustled!


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Thursday, August 22, 2013 11:22 PM
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I'm confused, though. If Dollywood really needed a hotel, wouldn't they have built one already?

Last edited by sirloindude, Thursday, August 22, 2013 11:22 PM
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Thursday, August 22, 2013 11:23 PM

Wherever the heck Dollywood is.


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Thursday, August 22, 2013 11:59 PM
kpjb's avatar

Not to mention the dopey firetruck coaster.


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Friday, August 23, 2013 12:37 AM
sirloindude's avatar

Sucks.


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Friday, August 23, 2013 11:37 AM
Jeff's avatar

High five!


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Friday, August 23, 2013 11:47 AM
Vater's avatar

Or Fahrenheit...?

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Friday, August 23, 2013 1:38 PM
rollergator's avatar

If Dollywood needed a fire-themed family coaster, they'd have one already.

Oh, wait....

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Friday, August 23, 2013 8:55 PM
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Lol. Nice Bill.


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Saturday, August 24, 2013 11:42 AM

Riiiight... because being located over 3 hours drive from 2 medium sized metros is exactly like being located less than 2 hours from 2 of the largest metros in the nation.

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Saturday, August 24, 2013 11:56 AM
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It's astounding how comparisons are only valid when convenient to you. It's the cornerstone of every poor argument you make.


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Saturday, August 24, 2013 12:32 PM
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billb, Gator's post wasn't even about a hotel. It took me a few minutes to get it, but once I did, Gator's post was very clever and hilarious... and it had nothing to do with you, billb.

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Saturday, August 24, 2013 12:35 PM
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It's an invert.


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Saturday, August 24, 2013 11:20 PM
Vater's avatar

Nah.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013 1:18 AM
sws's avatar

Screw the hotel; just make a new campground...

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