Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson spotted in Dollywood filming upcoming Christmas movie
6 months ago
It’s unusual to see country music royalty strolling through an amusement park. So when Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson were spotted riding a golf cart at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, fans weren’t shy about snapping photos and taking videos.
A Dollywood spokesperson told WBIR that the legends visited the theme park earlier this week (August 8) to film an upcoming Christmas movie called “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas.” While Nelson wore his signature red bandana and braids, Parton was seen sporting a brown leather ensemble. The two waved and smiled at the ecstatic pass holders as they made their way to the set.
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“Wow my dreams finally came true I made it to Dollywood & Look 👀 I saw…it made my trip,” one country lover posted on Facebook. “What a wonderful day today in Dollywood. Got to see Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson. They are filming for his new Christmas movie,” another added.
The contemporary musical film is set to air on NBC and will show what it’s like to make a holiday special. According to the network, the film will take viewers “on a journey through time as Parton is visited by the Three Wise Men.”
During the heartwarming film, Parton will learn valuable lessons and quickly come to grips with the magic of Christmas. Country fans watching from home will recognize several familiar faces, as powerhouse vocalists Jimmie Allen, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus and late-night host Jimmy Fallon are all listed in the star-studded cast.
The ‘9 to 5’ singer once attended an event at her park to announce the Big Bear Mountain roller coaster coming in 2023, the ride set to be Dollywood’s biggest attraction yet. While celebrating their latest add-on, the GRAMMY Award winner revealed some additional information about her party project in the works.
@heatherslg Dolly talks about her new Christmas special which she is filming next week! #dollywood #dollyparton #wildwoodgrove #bigbearmountain #themepark #dollywoodinsider #dollywoodinsiders ♬ original sound – Heather Montgomery
“It’s kind of like we’re going behind the scenes and making a movie with actors and stuff trying to put on a show. So, we thought people would love to see that,” the icon shared. You’ll see what it’s like to build a show. All the drama and all the things that can go wrong, and they will go wrong,” she added with an intriguing smirk.
“Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas” will follow “Coat of Many Colors” and the sequel, “Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love”. Parton has yet to confirm an official release date, but said it will be available to watch “some time before Christmas.”