Dolly Parton made the big announcement on Aug. 21, 2013 that Dollywood would be expanding with the addition of Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort opening in 2015 and the new ride named the FireChaser Express is set to launch in 2014 at Parton’s theme park.
The FireChaser Express will become a major attraction for families at Parton’s Dollywood theme park that has been welcoming visitors since 1986. The new ride is the nation's first dual launching family coaster that will blast riders forward and backwards.
Parton said “This is the realization of a dream I’ve had for more than 30 years,” adding “My DreamMore Resort conjures up thoughts of a simpler place and time when Mama and Daddy and all us kids spent hours on end just swapping stories and catching up. I want to offer families more than a place to stay; I want to invite them on the porch and in my front door where they can slow down, kick back and enjoy all that this beautiful area has to offer” when she discussed her new resort.
Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort will be built on 100 acres of land in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. and will include 300 rooms plus a special Dolly’s Suite Dreams celebrity suite. Parton’s new resort will join Parton’s Dollywood Cabins that opened in 2010 that is also located just miles from Parton’s 150 acre Dollywood theme park and Dollywood’s Splash Country.