April 6, 2012


Dolly Parton Bought a $20 Million Roller Coaster

Theo Wargo/NBCUniversal
Theo Wargo/NBCUniversal

You wanna ride a crazy roller coaster? Unexpectedly, country legend Dolly Parton has the coaster for you! According to USA Today, she bought a $20 million coaster for her theme park Dollywood, and in case you're wondering whether or not she wants to join you on it, she's definitely not riding on that s**t. So don't even ask her.

The ride is called Wild Eagle, and the $20 million she spent on it is more than she's spent on anything in the history of Dollywood. When asked if she wanted to ride it, she said, "I definitely ain't ridin' that. You don't wanna see what a real bald eagle looks like."

Is Dolly Parton saying that she's bald? We're not going to ask her, but if you see her, ask her if she really is bald and let us know in the comments (if you live to tell the tale of asking Dolly Parton if she's bald)!

Anyway, the Wild Eagle coaster at Dollywood sounds pretty crazy. It only last two minutes and 22 seconds, but apparent it gets you to zero-G and you're upside down a lot, so, apparently, it's a roller coaster that'll please coaster enthusiasts.

The first 52 rides on Wild Eagle were auctioned for charity (for the American Eagle Foundation, which, predictably, helps eagles) for $750 each and sold out in under 12 hours because of massive demand. The riders who paid $750 for each ride got to meet Dolly Parton. Lucky riders! 

What do you think? Would you pay $750 to meet Dolly Parton?