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Dolly: On new $300 million Dollywood expansion 'It's exciting!'

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It's the buzz of East Tennessee.  Dolly Parton announced on Wednesday Dollywood will undergo a $300 million dollar expansion.  That's more money than the park has spent in its first 28 years of existence.  The expansion will include a resort, a new ride and the creation of 2,500 jobs.  

"That's what we always want to do is to invest in the future generations.  To just cater to families and bring people together so they can actually enjoy each other," said Dolly Parton.

That's exactly what she's doing with the historic expansion.

"It's exciting.  There's going to be 2,500 jobs added just in the building of this, in addition to the fact that there will be people on staff.  It's creating thousands and thousands of jobs," said Dolly.

Dolly's new resorts, the DreamMore Resort, is set to open in 2015.  It's an enormous 300 room family style resort.

"It's going to be very family friendly. Very tasteful, the rooms will be beautiful," said Dolly.

However, she says there will be a little Dolly twist.

"A wonderful spa where people can come and get their hair done, their nails and makeup, a massage or whatever," said Dolly.

And in true Dolly fashion...

"At the spa, we're still trying to decide maybe some botox and collagen," joked Dolly.

In 2014 folks at Dollywood will be able to catch a ride on the first ever dual launch roller coaster, the "Fire Chaser Express".  Although new and snazzy, as dolly calls it, there's more to it than that.

"It's the ride that little kids can ride from 4 years old and up.  So they can really say I rode my first roller coaster ride!" said Dolly.

You can jump on the new coaster, the "Fire Chaser Express" in March of 2014.  Dolly's "DreamMore Resort" will open it's doors in 2015.

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