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DOLLY PARTON AND SPECIAL GUEST CELEBRATE 'FRIENDSHIP' THEME AT 1992 DOLLYWOOD GRAND OPENING

 DOLLY PARTON AND SPECIAL GUEST CELEBRATE 'FRIENDSHIP' THEME
 AT 1992 DOLLYWOOD GRAND OPENING
 PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Dolly Parton is using the seventh annual grand opening of Dollywood as a way to pay tribute to her friends in show business -- and to make new friends by unveiling the biggest addition ever to the park that bears her name.
 East Tennessee's favorite daughter will be on hand April 25 and 26 to open Dollywood for the 1992 season. Joining her will be the largest group of celebrities ever in attendance for the Grand Opening Ceremonies, to be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 25. Dolly will be reunited with friends from her movies, including leading man Burt Reynolds; Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson who played with Dolly in the 1991 made-for-TV picture "Wild Texas Wind"; and her co-stars from the hit "9 to 5," Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, who will be joined by her husband, cable television magnate Ted Turner. Also joining Dolly are some special country music friends -- four-time Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year Reba McEntire, multi-talented entertainer Bobby Goldsboro, and bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley.
 Reynolds and McEntire will perform with Dolly in benefit concerts on April 25 and 26 respectively, with all proceeds going to the Dollywood Foundation, a non-profit public organization which supports education in Dolly's home county of Sevier. Reynolds will take the stage with Dolly at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. on April 25, while McEntire will join Dolly at the same times on Sunday, April 26.
 "This year at Dollywood is extra special. We've just completed our biggest and best addition ever -- 'Showstreet' -- and I'm delighted that some of my friends could come down and take part in the celebration," Dolly Parton said.
 Dollywood's new addition called "Showstreet" is a seven-acre complex that features a brand new theatre with a state-of-the-art light show, live broadcast facilities for Dolly's radio station WDLY, a fine-dining restaurant and several other new eateries, numerous specialty shops, and a unique nature exhibit dedicated to the trademark feature of Dolly Parton and Dollywood: the butterfly.
 Another Showstreet attraction was built especially to honor Dolly's friends in show business. "Friendship Gardens" will be opened with a special ceremony conducted by Dolly and her special guests at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 25. A special part of Friendship Gardens is a "Starwalk" with bronze stars honoring Dolly's numerous friends who have visited or performed at Dollywood. "What better way for me to say 'thank you' for all the help I've been given than to make my friends a permanent part of Dollywood," said Dolly.
 Dolly also expects to make new friends during the weekend's events. "There's nothing more fun than seeing the excitement on a kid's face -- of any age -- as they encounter something new at Dollywood. That's what the park's all about, and I'm tickled to be able to give back some of the enjoyment that all my fans have given me," Dolly said.
 In addition to the Dollywood Grand Opening ceremonies, Friendship Gardens Dedication, and benefit concerts, Dolly will also be the Grand Marshal in Pigeon Forge for "Dolly's Friendship Parade" at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24.
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 /CONTACT: Ellen Long, Publicity, Dollywood, 615-428-9486/ CO: Dollywood ST: Tennessee IN: LEI SU: PDT


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