Dolly Parton to Add Pirate-Themed Dinner Theater Attraction to Dollywood

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Dolly Parton is bringing a new addition to her Dollywood empire. The country legend has announced that she's adding a "Pirates Voyage" dinner theater to the Pigeon Forge, Tennessee theme park.

The first Pirate Voyage location opened in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

In a press statement, Parton said that Pigeon Forge is the perfect location to expand the attraction.

"The show has been so successful in Myrtle Beach that we kept looking at Pigeon Forge and wondering why we didn't already have a Pirates show there," Parton said in a statement. "We have the perfect location, in one of the hottest areas of Pigeon Forge, and the time is now for my pirates to stake claim to the Great Smoky Mountains!"

The new "Pirates Voyage" attraction, which will be held in a 21,000 square feet arena, is set to open in the spring of 2019. The show will feature an original score penned by Parton and composer Mark Brymer.

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Parton opened Dollywood in 1986. The beloved theme park features a replica of the singer's childhood home and the world's fastest roller coaster.

Parton has had a busy year. She recently took part in 27: The Most Perfect Album, a collection of songs about the 27 amendments of the U.S. constitution. Parton's song "A Woman's Right" is about the women's suffrage movement.

The country star also has a new movie project on the way. The upcoming Netflix movie Dumplin'  is a coming-of-age movie featuring Parton's music. The "I Will Always Love You" singer duets with Miranda Lambert, Sia, Elle King, Alison Krauss and more.

In early 2019, Parton's 9 to 5 The Musical will open at London's Savoy Theater. The show will run from Jan. 28 through Aug. 31, 2019.

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