Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Dollywood Offers a Look Inside Park's All-New Wildwood Grove Themed Land

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Dollywood is hard at work on their largest expansion ever, the 5-acre, $37 million Wildwood Grove themed land.  Set to open in May, most of the area's rides and attractions have already been installed and work is continuing on adjacent buildings, landscaping, and other special features.  When complete, Wildwood Grove will offers visitors 11 attractions set in a beautifully themed grove filled with unique surroundings including the massive Wildwood Tree, filled with hundreds of glowing butterflies.

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Fans of the project have probably been keeping tabs on the construction via the park's webcam, available on the Wildwood Grove website.  A shot of the cam can be seen above, with all of Wildwood Grove visible.  Guests will enter the area right by Mystery Mine's entrance, encountering rides and attractions as they move deeper into the land.  One of the largest rides in Wildwood Grove is the green and black roller coaster you can see in the upper left, a family suspended coaster named DragonFlier.

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Dollywood just held a construction tour of Wildwood Grove, showing off all they have completed thus far.  The Knox News has a feature story on the expansion, along with an expansive photo gallery of the area - one photo from the gallery is seen above.  Check out the full story and photos at this link.

Wildwood Grove looks like it's going to be quite beautiful when it is finished, as the park is spending heavily to cover the area in new trees and other landscaping.