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Dolly Parton Is Making Dollywood Even Bigger

August 6, 2018

Dolly Parton announced a $37 million expansion to her Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. They're building a new land called Wildwood Grove, which will feature six new rides, plus a live entertainment venue and a 55-foot tall wildwood tree that will "serve as the land's centerpiece." 

According to People Magazine, already known for being one of the best in the business when it comes to cuisine (Dollywood has won the award for Best Theme Park Food from Amusement Today for four of the last seven years), it will also have a brand-new restaurant called Till & Harvest, serving burritos “with a Southern twist” and a walk-up window that serves churros and ice cream.

“This area is going to give families a place to explore, play and imagine together—but more importantly—it’s a place where they can spend more time together,” Parton said at the announcement ceremony. “I believe everyone has a song in their heart that needs to be set free. Wildwood Grove will be a place where families can learn together about what their heart song truly is.” She also performed a special song she wrote specifically for the occasion.

Wildwood Grove will become the 11th land in the park, with the most recent addition being Wilderness Pass that opened in 2008.