Dolly Parton opens Wildwood Grove

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA

Dolly Parton officially opened Wildwood Grove, the largest expansion in Dollywood theme park history. Featuring eight new attractions and a cost of $37 million, Wildwood Grove is Dollywood’s largest capital investment ever and is the first new area added to the park since Wilderness Pass in 2008. Click the headline for more information

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Dollywood’s Mountain Slidewinder closed

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA

After 32 years of operation, Dollywood’s Mountain Slidewinder has closed to make room for an unknown new attraction. Considered by many to be the best water attraction in the park, Mountain Slidewinder was a water tobaggan ride that sent guests on an action packed journey through the woods culminating in a 60 foot (18m) drop out of a tunnel. Click the headline for more information

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Dollywood’s Wildwood Grove announced

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA

Dolly Parton presided over the announcement of Wildwood Grove, the largest expansion to ever open at Dollywood in its 32 year history. Featuring 11 attractions that will debut in 2019, the expansion includes Dragonflier, a Vekoma clone of the Orkanen suspended coaster at Fårup Sommerland in Denmark! Click the headline for more information plus lots of photos and videos

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Dollywood clears land for future expansion

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA

Huge tracts of land are being cleared in Dollywood, the largest amusement park in Tennessee. Forest has been cut down and the terrain leveled in a substantial area in the center of the park, on a hill which has not previously been developed. Dollywood has not issued a press release yet, and it is believed that developments will not be ready until after the 2018 season. Click the headline for more information

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Dollywood escapes wildfire damage

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA

High winds and extreme drought conditions sparked wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains surrounding Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, but Dollywood theme park, its Splash Country water park and DreamMore Resort were spared any damage.
Overnight staff evacuated families staying in 50 of the resort’s rooms and 19 of the park’s Smoky Mountain Cabins, some of which were damaged or destroyed by the fires.

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