The real reason Dolly Parton won’t go on themepark rides

Dolly Parton refuses to ride the rides at her Dollywood theme park due to risk of losing a wig!

The 77-year-old country music legend – who claims to have a different wig for every day of the year – founded the theme park in her native Tennessee in 1986 but upon unveiling a preview of the Big Bear Mountain rollercoaster during the season-opening admitted that she has no intention of getting on it herself in case she loses her hair.

She said: “Well does that look like fun or not? I think that is really gonna be something really great. Now you all know as well as you know my name that I am not gonna be riding that thing! Because I don’t ride the rides, I don’t want my hair to fly off right on national television or something! But I know that all of you will be fighting to get on it and I’ll be standing watching you get in line!”

Other plans for the upcoming seasons of Dollywood include a reconstruction of her Tennessee Mountain Home – where guests can learn about her childhood a rural area of the South as one of 12 children – as well the Dreamsong Theater, which will display entertainment based on the ‘Jolene’ hitmaker’s personal faith and love of music as well as the Wardrobe Experience, which will exhibit costumes from her decades-long career.

“I wanted to make sure that you were having some new experience in 2024. I just wanted to personally take a minute to thank all of you. I’m so thankful to God and to you for allowing me to see my little Smoky Mountain dreams come true. I always used to dream about that. God has been good to be and so all have you. Sincerely, with all of my heart – thank you for everything!”

What is Dollywood?

Dollywood is a theme park located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA. It was opened in 1961 under the name “Rebel Railroad,” and was later renamed “Goldrush Junction” in 1970. In 1986, it was purchased by country music superstar Dolly Parton, and was renamed “Dollywood” in her honor.

The park features a variety of attractions and rides, including roller coasters, water rides, and live entertainment shows. It is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and Southern charm, as well as its unique blend of thrill rides and themed areas that reflect the heritage and culture of the Appalachian region.

Some of the most popular attractions at Dollywood include the Wild Eagle roller coaster, which features a 21-story drop and speeds of up to 61 miles per hour; the Lightning Rod, which is the world’s fastest wooden coaster with a top speed of 73 miles per hour; and the FireChaser Express, which is a family-friendly coaster that combines a forwards and backwards launch with special effects.

In addition to its rides, Dollywood also features a number of live entertainment shows, including musical performances, comedy shows, and variety acts. The park is open seasonally, with special events held throughout the year, such as the Harvest Festival, Smoky Mountain Christmas, and Summer Celebration.

How much are tickets to Dollywood?

1-Day Theme Park Tickets. Get a ticket for one day to Dollywood theme park. Regular Adult Price AGES (10-61) $89

Our review.

Our overall rating is definitely 4.5-5 stars as we all had a great time!

Dollywood Park is one of the best coaster rides and shows east of the Mississippi.
The coasters are fantastic, and the local country/bluegrass music is unique and fantastic. Local cinnamon bread is a must-purchase.

The overall family, country, music, and simple life vibe is hard to find anywhere else. It truly transports you to a simpler, wholesome, family, country, and kind life.

A day or two at Dollywood, a day to zip line or horseback ride, a day to hike one of the many many trails in the National Park, a day in Pigeon Forge (shows, jeep rides, shopping), and a day in Gatlinburg (moonshine tasting, ski lift to top of mountains, hiking rivers/creeks, shopping) are all required.

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