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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