Thursday, August 22, 2013

Dollywood Expansion



















To see the future of Dollywood, you need to borrow the vision of its chief imaginer, Dolly Parton.

In the near future, Parton sees a resort hotel lobby with a three-story window that frames Mount LeConte — one of the tallest peaks in the Smoky Mountains. Guests will be able to book a grand suite in the hotel that the entertainer uses when she stays in the Pigeon Forge theme park that bears her name.

All of that is future tense, but not very far away. The park plans to open DreamMore Resort in 2015. It's part of a planned $300 million expansion to take place over the next decade. A new roller coaster, this one aimed at families, is scheduled to open in 2014.

The resort hotel has been Parton's dream ever since she affixed her name to the theme park 28 years ago. MORE HERE & HERE

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