Saturday, July 28, 2018

Dollywood to Share Details on New Themed Area on August 3rd

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Dollywood has been hard at work on a massive expansion project for more than a year now, and we only have to wait until August 3rd to find out all the details.

Instead of the park just adding another ride, show, or attraction, Dollywood is going full steam ahead with a giant new themed land, recently revealed to be called Wildwood Grove:

Wildwood Grove is expected to contain several new rides and attractions, along with at least one restaurant, retail shops and more (I'm sure at least one show!).  From some leaked plans it also appears as though a family roller coaster will be built, bringing the park's total up to nine coasters.  The art in the teasers for the announcement contain very colorful leaves and vines - I'm interested to see how the overall theme of Wildwood Grove will play out.

Fans of the park can actually watch the announcement live on August 3rd, via this link.

The park's train ride has been giving clear views of the work site for the past year, and now work is really starting to pick up pace.  This video, from Variety Entertainment, shows recent footage of the huge work site from the train.  At least one building is now up (perhaps a service building) and some other footings can be seen as well.