Dolly Parton says water/snow park on hold

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Dolly Parton told reporters that a proposed water-snow park in Nashville is in a "holding pattern" but did not elaborate further on the park to be built in partnership with Gaylord Entertainment.

During a news conference Friday celebrating her latest gold record, WKRN-TV ( ) reported the country singer was questioned about the progress of the park, which she announced in January.

Parton said she was waiting on Gaylord to get some things straightened out before moving forward.

Last month Gaylord Entertainment announced jobs were being eliminated pending shareholder approval of a deal to sell its hotel brand to Marriott. The company owns the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium and the Opryland mall.

A Gaylord spokesman said in a statement that the company was "100 percent committed" to the park.


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