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Dolly Parton's theme park Dollywood sued for $2 million by woman claiming she was injured on ride

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Dollywood Splash Country, a water park subsidiary of Dolly Parton's Pigeon Forge, Tennessee theme park Dollywood, is named in a $2 million suit a couple has filed claiming the park's negligence led to injuries.

A woman who took her husband and two daughters to the Southern theme park said she suffered a compression fracture and assorted spinal injuries due to a mishap while she was on the raft ride RiverRush Water Coaster, TMZ reported.

The woman said she 'propelled off the seat and she then fell down into the raft striking her spine on the hard surface' in court docs. 

At that point, the woman heard a pop emanating from her body, then a burning sensation, she told the court, adding that she could not move or feel her legs by the ride's conclusion.

Dollywood workers did not issue a strong warning to guests about the hazardous nature of the ride, the woman said in legal docs.


ACCORDING TO A SPOKESPERSON FOR SPLASH COUNTRY: RiverRush is the 'first and only water coaster' in Tennessee, boasting 'four drops along 1,175 feet of track that thrills with multiple hairpin turns and dark tunnels,' all on splashing water.

The park allows a maximum combined guest weight of 700 pounds per raft, with a minimum height requirement of 3.5 feet.

Lawsuit aside, it's likely been a trying time for the country music stalwart, as her former manager Billy Sammeth died last week after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  Aside from the 9 To 5 star, Sammeth had also notably represented performers including Cher and the late Joan Rivers. 


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