PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (CelebrityAccess) Dolly Parton’s Tennessee amusement park, Dollywood, announced a $37 million expansion, the largest in the park’s 32-year history.
The addition, Wildwood Grove, is slated to open in 2019 and includes six ride attractions.
“I’ve told you before about how I’d let my imagination roam free when I’d be out exploring in the hills around our home in the Smoky Mountains,” Parton said. “I’d pretend that the frogs and butterflies were my friends. I’d imagine about what it’d be like to fly with a dragonfly or to follow a bear family through the woods. Now all these things are coming true for our guests to experience in Wildwood Grove; it may be my new favorite part of Dollywood.”
Visitors access the addition through a hollow trunk of a fallen tree and the centerpiece of the attraction is the Wildwood Tree, which will offer a “natural platform” for performances. Rides include the Dragonflier rollercoaster, the Black Bear Trail where visitors ride on the backs of giant bears, and the Sycamore Swing, a swinging “leaf boat.”