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

Posted | 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.

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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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All they need to do now, is put in a Chick-Fil-A, and your jimmies will be really rustled!

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I'm confused, though. If Dollywood really needed a hotel, wouldn't they have built one already?

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Wherever the heck Dollywood is.

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kpjb's avatar

Not to mention the dopey firetruck coaster.


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High five!

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Vater's avatar

Or Fahrenheit...?

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

Oh, wait....

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Lol. Nice Bill.

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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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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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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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It's an invert.

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sws's avatar

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

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