Exciting News: Dolly Parton Plans $300 Million Expansion in Pigeon Forge!


Pigeon Forge is about to become even more magical! Country music superstand and our favorite hometown girl Dolly Parton today announced her plan to invest $300 million in her Pigeon Forge properties over the next 10 years.

According to a news release about the announcement, Dolly has always been a dreamer, and part of her plan stems from her dream to make Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains even more magical!


“This is where I nurtured my heart’s dreams, and I want to share more of them,” she said in the release. “My plans for the next 10 years are to expand my Dollywood properties to offer families more opportunities to play together and grow closer while they make their best memories. It’s truly the culmination of this country girl’s wildest dreams!”

And, according to reports, Dolly’s wildest dreams include a 300-room resort that will be located on 100 acres adjacent to her namesake parks and a dual-launch coaster currently under construction in Dollywood.

The new resort, called DreamMore Resort, will feature accomodations fit for the Queen of Country herself, inluding a 2,200 room dubbed Dolly’s Suite Dreams. The rest of the resort will also feature a number of royal touches, including  an indoor and outdoor pool complex, a spa and a full-service farmhouse-style restaurant that features a wraparound veranda with views of the pool and surrounding mountains.

An amphitheater is also planned, as well as outdoor areas recreation areas complete with fire pits, swings and hammocks for mountainside relaxation.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported that today’s big announcement came close to a year after Parton ended plans for a Nashville water and snow park at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. More information about Dolly’s plans will be available after a news conference slated for 11 a.m. EST this morning.

In the mean time, fans can check out www.DestinationDollywood.com for more information. If you’re looking for other fun things to do in Pigeon Forge, you’ve come to the right place! PigeonForge.com is the area’s offical travel guide for Smoky Mountain attractions, things to do, shopping guides, coupons and deals, lodging AND MORE!