Dollywood Gives Sneak Peek at Construction Projects

Dollywood opens for the spring on March 18, and many of the renovation and remodeling projects will be completed by then.

Thu February 09, 2017 - National Edition
Maggie Jones - USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee


TailSpin Racer, a new, racing water slide at Dollywood's Splash Country, will be built near the entrance of the water park.  (Photo: BRIANNA PACIORKA/NEWS SENTINEL)
TailSpin Racer, a new, racing water slide at Dollywood's Splash Country, will be built near the entrance of the water park. (Photo: BRIANNA PACIORKA/NEWS SENTINEL)

While Dollywood is closed from January through part of March, workers at the Pigeon Forge theme park are busy with about 250 construction, renovation and remodeling projects.

Dollywood gave a sneak peek at some of these projects during a media construction tour on Feb. 9. The projects range from new rides, including the construction of the 200-foot free-fall ride the Drop Line and kid roller coaster Whistle Punk Chaser, to remodeling restaurants and other buildings in the park.

The Drop Line and Whistle Punk Chaser will be located in the park's Timber Canyon and are scheduled to be completed in the summer. Dollywood opens for the spring on March 18, and many of the renovation and remodeling projects will be completed by then.

For the full story, visit the Knoxville News at http://url.ie/11oio.




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