Dolly Parton reveals plans for massive Dollywood expansion

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Dolly Parton reveals plans for massive Dollywood expansion


Dolly Parton has revealed a 10-year plan to expand her Dollywood theme park in Tennessee, America to include a family-friendly rollercoaster and a 100-acre resort.

The $300 million (£192,667,600) expansion will include the addition the FireChaser Express, a family-friendly roller coaster, to the park in 2014 and the opening of a 300-room Dollywood's DreamMore Resort in the summer of 2015, AP reports.

"The thing we're most excited about is finally building our resort," Parton said from the park, the Daily Mail reports.

"We're starting out with a resort that has 300 rooms. Some of the rooms will accommodate up to six people in a family."

According to USA Today, the resort will be built on land Dollywood already owned, along with an additional 20 acres it recently purchased.

The plan includes additional resorts, plus more rides and shows.

According to Dollywood, around 80 per cent of people surveyed who had never visited the park said that having a resort at the theme park would be important to them in deciding whether to visit in the future.

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