Dollywood has announced $300 million worth of improvements and renovations to it's park over the next few years. As one of the biggest hubs for Southern Gospel music, these changes will prove beneficial for Southern Gospel fans as they attend the large amount of Southern Gospel music events and attractions throughout the year.
The announced changes include a brand new rollercoaster, the Firechaser Express, which is the nation's first dual-launching family coaster that travels forwards and backwards on a winding 2,427-foot track. This coaster will be introduced in March 2014 and adds to the parks already stellar lineup of rides designed for all ages.
Also, Dollywood is introducing a brand new resort, the "Dreammore Resort", which is designed to keep with the theme of Southern charm and hospitality that has welcomed guests to the award-winning theme park since 1996. Located just outside of the park, the Dreammore Resort will take guests back "home" with thoughts of sitting on the porch drinking sweet tea and making homemade ice cream.
Nestled in a valley of the Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge, TN, Dollywood has been the home of the Singing News Fan Awards and SGMA Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony for the past 3 years, and will once again host the show this year. The SGMA Southern Gospel Hall Of Fame and Museum has found it's home in Dollywood since 1999, preserving the faces and sounds of the Southern Gospel Industry for future generations. In addition, the entire month of October is loaded with Southern Gospel throughout the park every day during the National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration, and the Kingdom Heirs call Dollywood their home with performances all year long inside the park.
These new attractions, along with other renovations, will make for an even more enjoyable experience as Southern Gospel fans continue to gather in Pigeon Forge every year.
For more information on the Singing News Fan Awards, the Southern Gospel Hall Of Fame and how you can purchase tickets to this year's events, go to www.sgma.org.