First to Ride Auction
Dollywood
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
April 13th, 2007
Event Details
Time for some charity rides at Dollywood located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The park held an online auction on EBAY to be the first official rides on there new roller coaster called Mystery Mine. The auction was for a charity that Dolly Parton founded called the Imagination Library. The charity sent a new age appropriate book each month to every child under 5 in Sevier County. The auction raised $35,000 for the charity as each of the first 56 seats on the roller coaster were auctioned. Along with being the first official riders we got to meet Dolly Parton and get a signed photo taken while standing next to her or hugging her as I did. We received an invite for Media Day and the official opening of the new ride. The best part is the commemorative plaque given to us by the park. It has my onride photo, the photo with me and Dolly Parton and the plaque designating me as the 31st rider all in a cool frame. It was an awesome day and always glad to give a little to charity. Below are some photos from the event, scans of the invite, special Tshirts and my framed photos.
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