Updated: Thursday, August 22 2013, 11:54 AM EDTCountry music legend Dolly Parton is expanding her empire in East Tennessee. Today the singer-songwriter sat down with News 13's Kimberly King and talked about her plans for a new roller coaster and resort hotel. It's part of a $300 million investment being made at the park over the next ten years. Dolly says it's the most ambitious project at the park since it opened 26 years ago. The Fire Chaser Express roller coaster will open next year. The Dream More Resort will open in 2015. It will boast 300 rooms on the property.Dolly Parton Talks Park Expansion
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