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Dollywood expected to announce 'Wildwood Grove' expansion Friday

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - East Tennessee's own Dolly Parton is expected to make an announcement about a new expansion to her namesake theme park Friday.

Dollywood posted this teaser image Tuesday, July 24 night which reads, "we're planting the seeds for something big". The post has a link to a Facebook event which they are calling, "Our biggest announcement ever". 

We've learned that this will contain more details about Dollywood's new 2019 expansion called "Wildwood Grove." The announcement will happen at 11 a.m Friday. 

The location for that event is the celebrity theater. This is the same place back in March where we learned the park was working on a 5-acre expansion.

We've seen several expansions from Dollywood in the past, including the DreamMore Resort and Spa that opened up in 2015.

The plans filed with the city of Pigeon Forge hinted at a new family coaster, restaurant and amenities.


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