If needing proof that the proverbial Earth is therapeutic, Dolly Parton has lastly returned to Dollywood.
After noting in early March that she would return to the park after full vaccination, following her April 2 dose of the Moderna vaccine, she joined Good Morning America host Robin Roberts from the theme park on Could 12 additionally along side the theme park’s April 23 to June 7 Flower and Meals Pageant.
Throughout her go to, the acclaimed performer and entrepreneur carried out her 1971 hit, “Coat of Many Colours,” whereas additionally — throughout her interview with Roberts — mentioned Dollywood’s return after a yr of COVID-19 restrictions. After closing in March 2020 at the start of the pandemic, the park opened with restricted capability and restrictions. General, concerning the state of affairs, Parton famous, “I feel it’s superb how our crew has completed all of the issues that they’ve completed.”
The Flower and Meals Pageant is a signature Dollywood occasion that includes the park being adorned with 500,000 flowers, together with a sculpture of the Coat of Many Colours. Upon viewing the sculpture, Parton famous that she was “emotional” seeing the sculpture for the primary time. “That little coat has carried me up to now, it’s sort of like a little bit signature factor,” Parton provided.
Noting that she views the park’s staff “as members of her household,” she continued, “That is our thirty sixth season, by the way in which. We’ve acquired all types of individuals which have been right here from the very begin. We’re companions. That’s the way in which I’m with my band. We’re simply all companions right here. It takes us all to make it work.”