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Dollywood/Gaylord Announcement for Nashville

Dollywood: Dollywood and Gaylord announce major joint venture for Nashville

From Curtis Young
Posted January 20, 2012 at 6:37 PM
The Dollywood Company and Gaylord have announced a joint venture to build the US's first water/snow park in Nashville. This is great news for those of us who still mourn the loss of Opryland USA! Based on the comments from the head of Gaylord, it appears that the new park will be built NOT on the site of the Opryland USA park, but rather, across Briley Parkway from the hotel on land that Gaylord has owned for decades. Apparently, Opry Mills is set to reopen. Any thoughts? They have 114 acres. The new park is set to cover about half of that in phase 1.


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From David L.
Posted January 21, 2012 at 12:59 PM
This will be an interesting park, but i'm surprised that Dollywood is involved. I'd imagine they'd want to expand Dollwood and their waterpark with the snow place first before branching out someplace else. Also, since the company runs the Snow Mt at Stone Mountain park, I hope they really expand on the idea instead of just copy it. Multiple different sledding /tubing courses would be fun opposed to just 8 or so in a row that just go straight down.

From Amanda Jenkins
Posted January 21, 2012 at 1:42 PM
I loved Opryland USA, and still mourn the loss the Hangman rollercoaster. This is fantastic news! I can't wait to see what will be in the works.

But I too am surprised by Dollywood being involved. I would have thought that they would wish to keep most of the money and tourists more focused on their eastern Tennessee part.

Now, I will only have three hours to drive to a theme park instead of the usual six. I could get used to that.

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