PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WATE) – Good Morning America is on the road and headed to East Tennessee this week.
Good Morning America will broadcast live from Dollywood in Pigeon Forge on Wednesday, May 12, highlighting the country’s economic reopening following the coronavirus pandemic.
“I’m so excited that we’re going to rise and shine and show how America is opening up again,” said Robin Roberts, Good Morning America Anchor.
Dollywood recently celebrated its 35th anniversary and the theme park is currently in the middle of its Flower & Food Festival, featuring more than 500,000 flowers and unique culinary offerings.
A recent study at the University of Tennessee found the annual direct and indirect economic impact of Dollywood to be more than $1.8 billion. It found the park helped create more than 23,000 jobs for the region.
It won’t be Good Morning America’s first time in East Tennessee. Most recently, Anchor Robin Roberts traveled to Knoxville in 2018 to visit Yassin’s Falafel House, which went on to earn the title of ‘Nicest Place in America’ by Readers’ Digest.
In addition to speaking at Pat Summitt’s Memorial Service in 2016, she has also spoken at several Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.
Good Morning Tennessee will be live at from Dollywood at 6 a.m. ahead of Good Morning America at 7 a.m. Theme park hours are 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturdays.