Willie Nelson to open “Willie World” Theme Park in 2014

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The Willie Nelson family has announced a partnership with Herschend Family Entertainment, with plans to open a 50-acre theme park on property adjacent to Willie Nelsons Texas ranch outside of Austin.  The Theme Park, which will be 100% solar operated, will feature rides inspired by the country singer’s long career in music, and will reflect his activism. Herschend is the company that operates DollyWorld in Tennessee, and Nelson said he got the inspiration after a recent recording session with Dolly,  when she recorded a song for an upcoming album with Willie.

Nelson will duplicate his Luck, Ranch, which was originally built as a movie set, on a larger scale, and visitors will experience a visit to authentic western town.     Fans will be able to ride around in buses fashioned after Willie Nelson’s tour bus, the HoneySuckle Rose.  Bumper cars will feature pick up trucks and 1960’s Cadillacs.    Visitors will be challenged by a giant haunted “Trigger” corn maze, and other interactive exhibits.  The park will include a concert hall, where Nelson will hold his annual Forth of July Picnic, as well as regulary scheduled concerts throughout the year.  A movie theater will show Willie Nelson movies 24-7.

A June groundbreaking is planned, with more details to follow later in the summer.

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5 Responses to “Willie Nelson to open “Willie World” Theme Park in 2014”

  1. Esther Jimenez says:

    What???? People will definitely come! How exciting it must be to be planning all this! Good for Willie and Family! I’m In!

  2. Lon says:

    Would love to work in a place like this. That would be awesome!

  3. LindaLee says:

    Dream job is right!

  4. Bonnie Blanchard says:

    Just what I’ve been waiting for!!!!

  5. Lisa says:

    awwwww. I kinda liked it when it was just for us….

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