Dolly Parton Amusement Park to Open $37M Expansion in 2019

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Dolly Parton poses for a portrait with her guitar at Dollywood circa 1993 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 

Dolly Parton's Dollywood amusement park has announced a $37 million expansion with rides, a restaurant and live entertainment. The expansion is called Wildwood Grove and is planned to open next year.

Dollywood said in a news release that the investment meets the company's 2013 commitment of $300 million over a 10-year period, four years ahead of schedule.

The expansion will include six ride attractions, featuring a suspended family roller coaster called, The Dragonflier. There will also be various indoor and outdoor play areas for families.

Parton said in the release that Wildwood Grove will give visitors a place to "explore, play and imagine together -- but more importantly -- it's a place where they can spend more time together."

The $37 million Wildwood Grove expansion will open in 2019.


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