Dolly Parton drops 'Dixie' from Dixie Stampede dinner attraction

Dixie Stampede is changing it name to “Dolly Parton's Stampede”

Dixie Stampede changes name

This Friday, June 3, 2011 photo shows singer Dolly Parton as she poses for a photograph during an interview at her Pirates Voyage dinner theater in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The theater, which replaces her western-themed Dixie Stampede, is expected to open this weekend.

"Our shows now are identified by where they are located", Parton said.

A quote attributed to Dolly Parton in a press release from World Choice Investments said "Some examples are Smoky Mountain Adventures or Dixie Stampede". Parton says the change streamlines the name, and removes any concern or confusion visitors may have. "We provide spectacular family entertainment at a great value".

The company seems to indicate that enough patrons and cities took issue with the name Dixie Stampede. Branson's "Stampede" reopens February 23rd.

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The release said the "production team is hard at work updating the existing shows for 2018".

"Our shows now are identified by where they are located", Parton said, referring to Smoky Mountain Adventures or Dixie Stampede. "Dolly Parton's Stampede is about America".

The 2018 show season will feature changes in content and have new additions, according to Owens, though he didn't release specifics. Instead, it romanticizes the South. Harris compared it to Springtime for Hitler, the musical featured in The Producers.

"We evaluate the show at the end of every season and update and make changes". Owens responded to Harris' piece in September and assured that an evaluation will be made regarding her observation. The shows will resume late in January through early spring, depending on the location. "This is not a cultural decision by them, this is not a decision about North versus South or the political correctness of the Civil War. You know, I just hope they don't change their Christmas program".

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