Dolly Parton To Build Amusement Park In Nashville


According to Nashville, Tennessee television station WKRN:

Dolly Parton is partnering with Gaylord Entertainment to open a new theme at Gaylord's Opryland hotel in Nashville.
Parton joined Gaylord CEO Colin Reed, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam at the Grand Ole Opry House for the official announcement Thursday afternoon.
The park will be located on 114 acres across Briley Parkway from the Opryland Resort and Convention Center.
Phase I will be a $50 million investment to develop a yet-to-be named water and snow park, the first of its kind in the United States.
The park, similar to the Snow Mountain attraction at Stone Mountain Park outside Atlanta, will provide a mix of high energy water activities for the summer season and designated snow activities for winter play.
It will anchor the project, which will have room to nearly double in size after the park is complete.
A late 2012, early 2013 groundbreaking date is expected with the park opening slated for summer of 2014.