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Dolly on announces Dollywood says $37M extension to 2019

FILE – In this Aug. 21, 2013, file photo, Dolly on speaks during a news conference to announce plans to expand her Dollywood properties in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. on’s Dollywood theme park has announced a $37 million extension with roller coasters, a restaurant and live entertainment. (AP Photo/Amy Smotherman Burgess, Knoxville News Sentinel, File)

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee. (Novum / AP) — Dolly on’s Dollywood theme park has announced a $37 million extension with roller coasters, a restaurant and live entertainment.

The extension is called Wildwood Grove, and is scheduled to open in the next year.

Dollywood said in a press release that the investment meets the company’s 2013 commitment of $300 million over a period of 10 year, four years earlier than planned.

The extension will be six ride attractions with a suspended family roller coaster called The Dragonflier. There will also be several indoor and outdoor playgrounds for families.

on says in the press release that Wildwood Grove gives visitors a place to “explore, play and imagine together — but more importantly it is a place where they can spend more time together.”

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