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35 Years Ago: Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Theme Park Opens

35 years ago, on July 16, 1986, Dolly Parton opened her theme park, Dollywood, in Sevier County, Tennessee. The park, which employed more than 3000 people, was originally built in 1961, as Rebel Railroad, before becoming Goldrush Junction and then Silver Dollar City, owned by the Herschend Brothers. In 1986, Parton joined the Herschends, reopening that year as Dollywood….

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Dolly Parton Celebrates Return to Dollywood For the First Time in Over a Year

Dolly Parton returned to Dollywood for the first time in 14 months this week. The 75-year-old celebrated the occasion with Good Morning America, recalling how much things have changed in a little over a year. “We’re not out of it all yet, but hopefully … I can feel a new energy, just feeling like I could come home, and…

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Dolly Parton on Her Longevity: ‘I Feel Like I’m Just Getting Started’

Dolly Parton wears many, many hats. The country music superstar is also an actress, a business owner and a philanthropist, as well as an author, with her next book, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics, coming out in September. While the 74-year-old has certainly earned the rights — and the means — to retire, Dolly says she is, in fact,…

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Dollywood Named One of the 10 Best Amusement Parks in the World

Dollywood, the East Tennessee theme park started by Dolly Parton, is officially one of the ten best amusement parks in the world! According to a new list by Trip Advisor, Dollywood ranked at No. 8, beating out Europa-Park in Germany and Paultons Park in the U.K. Dolly started Dollywood in 1986, which was formerly Silver Dollar City, as a…

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Dolly Parton Announces Reopening of Dollywood Theme Park After Closing Due to COVID-19

Dollywood is opening up again! The theme park, owned by Dolly Parton, closed due to COVID-19, but will reopen on June 15 and 16 for season ticket holders, and on June 17 for the general public. Dolly shared the good news on the park’s website, with a video message. “Growing up in the Smoky Mountains, I learned that everything…

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Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Theme Park Extends Season Passes Into 2021

While Dolly Parton’s Dollywood theme park remains closed, due to COVID-19, there is a bit of good news, at least for season ticket holders. With the 2020 season already shortened, without a specific date planned for Dollywood to reopen, season pass holders who purchased their passes for the 2020 season will be able to use them for part of…

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