Friday, June 06, 2008

Dollywood Hosts Thrills in the Hills Event June 6-8

BUSINESS WIRE--Roller coaster fans from across the country will converge on Dollywood this weekend for the theme parks first-time Thrills in the Hills event set for June 6-8.

Thrills in the Hills is a much-anticipated opportunity to see some very unique rides from a really up-close perspective that isnt ordinarily available, said Matthew Lambert, American Coaster Enthusiast member, but everyone is really looking forward to enjoying the warm Southern hospitality that Dollywood is known for.

Approximately 70 attendees will enjoy exclusive ride time and behind-the-scenes tours of the parks coasters, including Thunderhead, twice named the best wooden coaster in the world by the Golden Tickets Awards, and Mystery Mine, Theme Park Insiders 2007 best new themed attraction, as well as the Tennessee Tornado and Blazing Fury. Participants also will see two of Dollywoods award-winning stage showsthe 2006 international Heartbeat Award winner Dreamland Drive-In and the 2007 winner, The Great American Country Show. The weekends itinerary also offers opportunities to visit Dollywoods Splash Country and Dolly Partons Dixie Stampede dinner attraction.

Its an honor for Dollywood to host Thrills in the Hills and showcase all that our properties have to offer, said Pete Owens, Dollywood Public Relations Manager. We hope Thrills in the Hills is the first of many events of this type.

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