Woah Dolly! Country music queen Dolly Parton has announced plans to bring a major family entertainment complex to Nashville. She’ll be teaming up with Gaylord Entertainment to bring a 114-acre family entertainment zone adjacent to the Gaylord Opry Resort & Convention Center. The first announced phase will be a $50 million water and snow park, the first in the United States. The park is set to open in 2014.
The theme park will have future expansion, but phase one will contain both a water park and a snow park for Winter activities. The first-year attendance is already expected to be around 500,000 people! They’re also expecting to hire 450 Nashville locals for the theme park for both full and part time.
“I’m so excited about this opportunity,” Dolly said. “I am confident that partnering my Dollywood Company with a great company like Gaylord will create something truly special. We’re all working on new types of entertainment to do in the daytime and nighttime for the whole family so we bring new folks to the area year round.”
What do you think about a Dolly theme park in Nashville? Is it too much, or will you be going?