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June 6, 2008

Dollywood Hosts 'Thrills in the Hills' Event This Weekend

Pigeon Forge, TN -- Roller coaster enthusiasts from across the country will converge on Dollywood this weekend for the theme park's first-time 'Thrills in the Hills' event set for June 6-8.

Dollywood Thunderhead Roller Coaster
Dollywood's award winning Thunderhead wooden roller coaster is just one of the rides highlighted at Dollywood's first Thrills in the Hills event for all roller coaster enthusiasts.

"Thrills in the Hills is a much-anticipated opportunity to see some very unique rides from a really up-close perspective that isn't 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."

The park expects approximately 70 attendees who will enjoy exclusive ride time and special behind-the-scenes tours of the park's roller coasters, including Thunderhead, Mystery Mine, Tennessee Tornado and Blazing Fury.

Participants will also see two of Dollywood's award-winning stage shows − the 2006 international Heartbeat Award winner Dreamland Drive-In and the 2007 winner, The Great American Country Show. The weekend's itinerary also offers opportunities to visit Dollywood's Splash Country and Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede dinner attraction.

"It's 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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