Dolly Parton Shares Justifiable Reason Why She Won’t Ride the Rollercoasters at Dollywood

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Dolly Parton may be the owner of the Dollywood theme park, but she's not using this influence to get on any rides.

This past Friday, March 10, the “9 to 5” singer confirmed that you won't be finding her on any of the rollercoasters at Dollywood, as she helped unveil the Big Bear Mountain coaster. “Well does that look like fun or not?” Parton said, as reported by Bang Showbiz. “I think that is really gonna be something really great.”

However, the country musician quickly clarified: “Now you all know as well as you know my name that I am not gonna be riding that thing! Because I don't ride the rides, I don't want my hair to fly off right on national television or something! But I know that all of you will be fighting to get on it and I'll be standing watching you get in line!”

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It's a well-established fact that Parton has an impressive collection of wigs, and she even showed off some of her favorites during a visit to Home & Family on The Hallmark Channel in 2016.

During this interview, Parton comically explained why she loves wearing wigs, remarking, “That way I never have a bad hair day. I have a big hair day, but not a bad hair day.”

The “I Will Always Love You” songwriter has explained in the past that her hair is the main reason she avoids rollercoasters altogether.

In a New York Times profile back in 2019, Parton detailed the number of reasons she can't enjoy the rides at Dollywood: “I have a tendency to get motion sickness. Also, I’m a little bit chicken. With all my hair I got so much to lose, like my wig or my shoes. I don’t like to get messed up.” She jokingly added, “I’m gonna have some handsome man mess it up, I don’t want some ride doing it.”

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We certainly don't blame you, Dolly. And your hair is always looking flawless.

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